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Lenovo reveals Flex 2 notebooks with 300-degree hinge mechanism

04/16, 10:35am

Flex 2 can be posed using notebook keyboard as stand

Lenovo has extended its Flex notebook family, by introducing two new updated versions. The Flex 2 are dual-mode notebooks that can flip the 14-inch and 15.6-inch touch-enabled displays around 300 degrees, allowing it to work similar to a tablet being used in a stand with the keyboard-equipped section face down on the surface behind the screen.

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Toshiba shipping Satellite P55t 4K notebook next week for $1,500

04/15, 3:22pm

High-resolution Toshiba notebook has Adobe Lightroom 5 pre-installed

Toshiba will be shipping its notebook with a 4K-resolution display in the United States starting from next week, the company has revealed. Going under the Satellite P55t name instead of the P50t it was initially unveiled as at CES, it will be available from April 22nd, and will offer a native resolution of 3,840x2,160 on its 15.6-inch TruBrite touchscreen display.

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MSI reveals GS60 Ghost Pro with '3K' display, Nvidia Maxwell GPU

03/10, 4:19pm

GS60 Ghost Pro offers 15.6-inch display with 2880x1620 resolution

MSI has used the CeBIT trade show in Germany to tease a new gaming notebook in its GS range, one which can be supplied with a high-resolution display. The GS60 Ghost Pro measures three quarters of an inch thick and weighs 4.4 pounds, yet manages to squeeze in a 15.6-inch screen with resolution options ranging from Full HD to 3K, namely a resolution of 2,880x1,620.

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Samsung Chromebook 2 adds textures, upgrades to Chrome OS notebook

03/03, 2:33pm

Upgraded Chromebooks offer Exynos 5 Octa processor, 4GB RAM

Samsung has updated its line of Chromebook devices with a pair of two differently-sized models. The 11.6-inch and 13.3-inch versions of the Chromebook 2 series both offer a similar, textured fake leather lid and stitching motif to that of some Samsung smartphones, with both Chrome OS notebooks said to offer a one-second wake-up and cold booting in under ten seconds.

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Sony confirms sale of PC business, spinning-off television arm

02/06, 5:38am

Sony estimated to cull 5,000 jobs by end of financial year

Sony has confirmed it will be selling off its PC business, affecting approximately 5,000 employees in the process, in order to concentrate on its mobile business. At the same time, it has revealed it will attempt to spin off its television arm into a separate unit, as part of an aggressive reform strategy the company initially announced in April 2012.

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Gigabyte Aorus X7 gaming notebook uses two Geforce GPUs

01/08, 7:36am

Haswell processor, twin GPUs employed in Aorus X7

Gigabyte has launched a new gaming notebook that employs two GPUs instead of one. The Aorus X7, sporting a 17.3-inch 1080p display inside a 0.9-inch thick, 6.4-pound case, uses a pair of Nvidia Geforce GTX 765M GPUs in SLI to provide graphical power in games, along with a quad-core Haswell Intel Core i7-4700HQ clocked at 2.4GHz.

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Toshiba adds 4K display to Tecra W50, Satellite P50t, updates Kirabook

01/07, 11:10am

Ultra HD screens added to Toshiba performance notebooks

Fresh off the back of its first Chromebook unveiling, Toshiba has launched two new notebooks with 4K-resolution displays. The upgraded Tecra W50 and the Satellite P50t, complete with Ultra HD screens, are accompanied by an updated Kirabook, with the Ultrabook now packing a Haswell-based Intel Core i7 processor, though not UHD high-resolution screen.

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Fourms: new Mac Pro discussion and more

12/31, 2:42pm

new Mac Pro discussion and more

Excitement around the new Mac Pro is building as MacNN forum-goers who have ordered one wait anxiously for them to arrive, and discuss reviews and tear-downs of this latest addition to the Mac lineup. A discussion about appropriate RAM usage was sparked by one Junior Member who was wondering why his machine was using a lot of RAM, in a thread posted earlier this week.

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Dell reveals $300 Chromebook 11 as its first Chrome OS notebook

12/11, 10:03am

Educational-oriented Dell Chromebook 11 shipping in January

Dell has unveiled its first Chrome OS notebook, the Chromebook 11. Aimed at the education market, the Chromebook 11 offers up an 11.6-inch edge-to-edge glass screen with a resolution of 1366x768, entry-level specifications, and a low price tag, in a device measuring less than an inch in thickness and weighing in at 2.9 pounds.

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Gateway ships 10.1-inch LT41P, 15.6-inch NV570P touchscreen notebooks

12/06, 12:26pm

Budget-minded Gateway notebooks have ten-point multitouch

Gateway has launched a pair of inexpensive notebooks with ten-point multitouch displays, aimed at students and small business users. The smaller LT41P range sports a 10.1-inch 1366x768 display and ships with Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 pre-installed, while the NV570P opts for a 15.6-inch HD widescreen version and is available with higher-specification models

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Panasonic upgrades Toughbook CF-C2 with Haswell, multi-carrier LTE

12/02, 7:58am

Battery life in Toughbook CF-C2 hits 14 hours, improves on predecessor

Panasonic has updated part of its range of ruggedized notebook computers with a number of improvements. The Toughbook CF-C2, a convertible notebook with a twisting display, has been upgraded to include a Haswell-based Intel Core i5-4300U vPro processor clocked at 2.9GHz, as well as Intel HD 4400 graphics, better battery life, and a number of other changes.

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Hands on: Acer's refreshed Aspire R7 convertible notebook

11/22, 6:45pm

Hinge enables four different modes

Acer's Aspire R7 convertible 15-inch notebook has been overhauled just in time for holiday shoppers. The refresh brings a Core i5 or i7 Haswell processor, more RAM, improved battery life and an optional active stylus, among other upgrades. The company has given us a chance to spend some hands-on time with the new build before it arrives on the market next month.

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Acer updates Aspire R7 with Haswell-based Intel Core i5, RAM upgrade

11/21, 8:02am

Notebook with floating Ezel-Hinge has improved processor, RAM, storage

Acer has upgraded its distinctive notebook, the Aspire R7. The new Aspire R7-572 notebook, which sports a 15.6-inch 1920x1080-resolution touchscreen display on a floating "Ezel-Hinge", now includes a fourth-generation Intel Core i5 processor, as well as increases to its memory and storage capacity, and an extension to its battery life that allows for up to 6.5 hours of usage.

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Origin EON17-SLX notebook supports dual Nvidia GeForce GTX GPUs

10/28, 11:21am

Notebook offers dual GPUs, Haswell processors, five storage drive options

Origin PC has launched its new high-performance notebook aimed at enthusiasts and mobile gamers, one with support for dual Nvidia GeForce GTX graphics cards. The EON17-SLX desktop replacement is able to use the two cards in SLI for optimum mobile graphics performance, and works in tandem with a fourth-gen Intel Haswell mobile processor.

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HP Chromebook 11 uses Samsung Exynos chip, $279 price tag

10/08, 10:30am

Chromebook 11 weighs 2.3 pounds, uses magnesium-strengthened plastic body

Google has revealed the latest Chromebook to join its ranks, built in partnership with Hewlett-Packard. The Chromebook 11, joining the existing Pavilion 14 and the upcoming Chromebook 14 from HP, opts for a smaller 11.6-inch,1366x768 IPS display with a wide 176-degree viewing angle, a 60-percent color gamut, and a brightness of 300 nits.

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Asus renames, updates notebooks, tablets, Fonepad 7 at IFA

09/04, 11:52am

Transformer Pad, Transformer Book sees upgrades, name changes

Asus has used IFA to relaunch a number of devices it revealed earlier this year under new names, as well as introducing upgraded versions of existing devices. The Zenbook Infinity, now named the Zenbook UX301, was shown at the same time as a Transformer Book with Haswell, a new Transformer Pad, and other Android devices.

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Acer to show updated Aspire R7, 27-inch WQHD touchscreen at IFA

09/02, 4:58pm

Aspire R7 upgraded with Haswell, Acer Active Pen support

Acer is adding a large touchscreen monitor and upgraded versions of notebook lines to the manufacturer's IFA showcase, alongside a selection of Android devices. The Aspire R7 with its floating "Ezel mode" gains an Acer Active Pen as alternative input, the Aspire E1 range gains new processor options, and a 27-inch WQHD multi-touch display will be introduced at the event later this week.

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Panasonic updates Let's Note LX, SX, NX notebook ranges in Japan

08/28, 12:09pm

New LX touted as world's lightest 14-inch notebook

Panasonic has launched three updated devices from its Let's Note range of notebooks in Japan. The 12.1-inch SX, 12.1-inch NX, and 14-inch LX models have all had upgrades to their specifications, with the 14-inch LX model being touted by the company as being the world's lightest 14-inch notebook, weighing in at 2.5 pounds.

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Asus preparing 10.1-inch VivoBook notebook for sale, claims leak

08/16, 8:59pm

Budget-friendly Windows 8 notebook boasts touchscreen, small size

Asus will be expanding its VivoBook range with a 10.1-inch Windows 8 notebook, according to new leaked information. The VivoBook X102BA, shown in a promotional image, is said to have a touchscreen display with a resolution of 1366x768, with its compact size and potential student-friendly low cost being its biggest selling points.

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MSI GS70 17-inch gaming notebook claimed as world's thinnest, lightest

08/05, 2:36pm

Haswell, Nvidia graphics, 1080p screen in MSI gaming notebook

MSI has revealed a gaming notebook with a 1080p 17.3-inch display that it calls the world's thinnest and lightest. The GS70 weighs 5.7 pounds and measures 0.85 inches thick, and houses a Haswell-based Intel Core i7 processor with 16GB of RAM, and Nvidia GeForce GTX 765M graphics with 2GB GDDR5 memory inside its brush aluminum casing.

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Corning creates Gorilla Glass NBT for notebook touchscreens

07/29, 2:32pm

Claimed eight to ten times scratch resistance of soda lime glass

Corning has introduced a new version of its tough Gorilla Glass designed for notebooks with touchscreen displays. Following on from its extensive use in smartphones and tablets, Gorilla Glass NBT is claimed by the company to provide enhanced scratch resistance, a better retained strength after a scratch occurs, and reduced scratch visibility compared to soda lime glass normally used in notebook screens.

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Lenovo unveils Haswell-based ThinkPad T440s, ThinkCentre M93z AIO

07/09, 7:22am

Ultrabook, All-In-One offer full HD 1080p displays, 4th generation Intel Core i7

Lenovo has revealed a new notebook and all-in-one computers running on Haswell processors. The ThinkPad T440s Ultrabook offers a full HD 1080p IPS display and a 21mm-thick (0.8-inches) body, while the ThinkCentre M93z AIO uses a 23-inch full HD 1080p LED display with anti-glare and an option for 10-point multitouch.

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Razer reveals reworked Blade gaming notebook, larger Blade Pro

05/31, 3:38am

Razer Blade equipped with 14-inch display, Haswell, Nvidia GTX 765M GPU

Razer has unveiled a pair of gaming notebooks that are both less than an inch thick. The updated Blade and the larger Blade Pro refine the design of the gaming peripheral producer's previous notebook, while also updating the internal components to include a fourth-generation Haswell processor from Intel, and moving from an Nvidia GTX 660M to a GTX 765M GPU.

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PC shipments face 7.8-percent drop in 2013, more in 2014, claims IDC

05/29, 7:59am

Windows XP support expiry to marginally help PC sales next year

Shipments of personal computers are set to drop even lower before the end of the year, continuing the ongoing trend for the PC industry as a whole. New figures released by IDC predict that overall PC shipments will decline by as much as 7.8 percent in 2013, with it set to go down by a further 1.2 percent in 2014.

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Unannounced Sony Vaio slider tablet appears in leaked training video

05/09, 11:11am

Appears to be 13-inch version of Sony Vaio Duo 11 Ultrabook

A video clip on YouTube claimed to be leaked from training videos for the Dixons Store Group in the UK appears to show an unannounced larger version of the Sony Vaio Duo 11. Using the same "Surf Slider" hinge found on the 11-inch version, the mystery Ultrabook is shown in the clip to have a 13-inch Full HD Triluminos touchscreen that lines up with the top of the keyboard when propped up.

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Acer ships Aspire P3 Windows 8 tablet, Aspire V5, V7 notebooks

05/03, 3:42pm

Aspire P3 includes keyboard cover, 5-megapixel camera

Aside from unveiling the Aspire R7 with the "Ezel" hinge, Acer also revealed a number of other mobile computing options at its media event. The Aspire P3 is billed as a slate computer that can convert to a notebook with its keyboard case, while the Aspire V5 and V7 notebooks are said to bring thinner and lighter designs to the company's notebook ranges.

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Acer unveils Aspire R7 with Ezel hinge, floating touchscreen display

05/03, 12:19pm

Notebook screen can face away from user, be used as tablet

Acer has revealed a new notebook with a floating touchscreen, one that it previously teased alongside Star Trek footage. The Aspire R7 holds its 15.6-inch 1080p multitouch display on an "Ezel" hinge, allowing it to be viewed in the normal notebook way, lying flat on a table, flipped to face away from the user, and also closed with the display facing out and making it resemble a tablet.

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Acer teases sliding-hinged notebook alongside Star Trek film

04/22, 12:58pm

Second hinge allows for display to hover above keyboard

Acer is using its tie-in with the movie Star Trek: Into Darkness to tease a notebook with a sliding-hinge screen. The clip, which intersperses clips from the film with that of the notebook sliding down a textured wall, calls it "A Unique Notebook" that will be revealed on May 3rd, ahead of the movie's own release on May 17th.

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Asus ships 13.1-inch dual-screen notebook hybrid Taichi 31

04/15, 5:59am

Double screened ultrabook allows for sharing, tablet use

Asus is shipping a larger version of its dual-screen ultrabook. Following on from the 11.6-inch Taichi 21, the Taichi 31 has two 13.3-inch Full HD touchscreens with optional stylus input, with one on either side of the lid, allowing its to be used as a tablet when closed or as a standard notebook with an extra external display for presentations or for multiple users.

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Gartner, IDC: 2013 may be worst in 20 years for PC shipments

04/10, 8:27pm

Apple, Toshiba beating industry average, still suffering downturns

Traditional desktop and notebook computer shipments have suffered the worst year-over-year drop in almost 20 years as consumers shift to mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, numbers from both IDC and Gartner revealed on Wednesday. The two companies' numbers disagree somewhat on exact amounts, but both believe PC (referring to both Windows and Mac desktop and notebook) shipments have fallen by between 11 and 14 percent in the first quarter of 2013 compared to the same period last year.

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Leak: Samsung ATIV Book 6 touchscreen notebook heading to US

04/10, 2:48pm

Similar specification to Series 7 Chronos, different casing

A new notebook from Samsung has leaked online, after it appeared on the company's website for a brief period of time. Before being pulled from view, the site revealed that the ATIV Book 6 notebook has a Full HD 15.6-inch touchscreen running on Windows 8, and will be launched in the United States in the near future.

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Fujitsu unveils new Lifebooks, Esprimo AIOs, Arrows tablet

02/01, 10:44am

Touchscreens include fingerprint-resistant coating

Fujitsu is preparing to sell some new additions to its mobile computing and stationary computer catalog. The Arrows Tab is a water-resistant Android tablet, two new Lifebooks offer fingerprint-resistant screens, while the Esprimo range includes new all-in-one computers with built-in television recievers and DVR functions.

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Lenovo ThinkPad T431, X320 updates leaked via user manuals

01/21, 11:18am

Hinges inherited from ThinkPad Carbon X1, altered keys

Spring updates to Lenovo's ThinkPad line have leaked online through the manufacturer's own website. User manuals for the ThinkPad T431 and ThinkPad X230 were found on the Chinese language version of Lenovo's website, and though neither give any clues for what specifications each notebook will have, they do show what physical designs of the notebooks will be.

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Vizio refreshes PC, notebook lines, demos tablets, phones

01/08, 6:14am

Entire Vizio PC line gains 10-point multitouch screens

Vizio has shown off its updated line of computers at CES, including a number of tablets and a pair of Android phones destined for China. All of the new PCs, pre-installed with Windows 8, are equipped with a ten-point capacitive touchscreen on every model, while a 10-inch tablet from the company includes Nvidia's Tegra 4 chipset.

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Zenbook Touch U500VZ quietly appears on Asus website

01/02, 4:46am

Specifications of Touch similar to Zenbook Prime

Asus has updated its website to include details of an unannounced notebook, though not accompanied with the usual marketing fanfare. The 15-inch U500VZ Zenbook Touch is listed in the online product catalog with specifications that seem relatively similar to that of recent Zenbook Prime iterations, but includes a touchscreen.

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Fujitsu adds more tablets, notebooks for Windows 8 launch

10/21, 6:22pm

Touch screens, eye tracking included in new offerings

Fujitsu has listed a number of devices for the Windows 8 launch. A water-resistant tablet, a tablet that transforms into a notebook, two standard notebooks and a touch-screen PC join the already-announced Floral Kiss Ultrabook line for the October 26th Microsoft operating system launch in Japan.

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Fujitsu aims Floral Kiss Ultrabook line at women in Japan

10/19, 6:54am

Notebook planned by female Fujitsu employees

Fujitsu is launching a range of female-oriented Ultrabooks in Japan. Called Floral Kiss, the range hopes to "bring elegance to PCs", and was planned and developed primarily by female Fujitsu employees. The Windows 8 notebooks will be made available in three colors: Elegant White, Feminine Pink and Luxury Brown.

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Maingear introduces Nomad 17 customizable gaming notebook

09/30, 9:39pm

Price includes custom automotive paint job

Maingear has put a new 17-inch custom notebook up for ordering. The Nomad 17 gaming notebook aims to support its high-specification internals with a choice of six sleek "custom automotive paint jobs," a full HD 1080P matte display, multi-touch trackpad with gesture support, and dual speakers with a built-in subwoofer.

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Panasonic upgrades Toughbook 31 processor, storage

09/18, 11:59am

Ruggedized laptop upgrades add LTE, hard drive heater

Panasonic has made some upgrades to its catalog of rugged mobile computer systems. The Toughbook 31 notebook now comes with options for Intel Core i5 processors running at up to 3.5GHz, increased touchscreen responsiveness, and a battery claimed to last more than 14 hours on a single charge, along with other improvements.

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Samsung prototype Series 9 laptop has WQHD 'Retina' display

09/03, 6:12am

Prototype notebook screen equals Retina pixel density

Samsung put a prototype Series 9 notebook on show at IFA 2012, complete with a high-resolution WQHD display and running Windows 8. The 13-inch notebook's display was seen to have a resolution of 2560x1440, far exceeding others in the same product range with 1600x1200 screens, despite being diminutive in size.

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Razer Blade re-released in the US with minor changes

08/31, 8:03pm

Improvements made to heat dissipation system

Razer is putting its gaming notebook back on sale, with some improvements. The Blade retains most of its original design, including the LCD multi-touch display and ten dynamic adaptive keys on one side that give extra customizable controls to games and applications. The major change seen in it is a complete reworking of its thermal system, using larger vents and specially designed heat pipes to divert high temperatures away from sensitive components.

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Samsung adds Series 7 Gamer Yellow 3D to Korean catalog

08/13, 12:36pm

Yellow notebook sees graphics changes, 3D screen

Samsung is putting out an update to its Gamer 7 series. Known locally in South Korea as the Samsung Series 7 Gamer Yellow 3D, the notebook sees its Nvidia GeForce GTX 675M graphics card replaced by an AMD Radeon HD 7870M chip powering the 17.3-inch SuperBright 400-nit LED display in both 2D and 3D variants, although it retains the Intel Core i7 Ivy Bridge processor.

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Packard Bell EasyNote TE notebook goes on sale in EU

07/05, 4:42pm

Low-cost notebook includes hotkeys for Facebook, YouTube

Packard Bell has expanded its budget range of notebooks. The EasyNote TE, promoted as a "value-proposition" for students and social network users, is powered by an AMD 1.4GHz E1-1200 processor, with a 15.6-inch 1366x768 display and Radeon HD 7310 graphics.

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DealNN roundup: 2.3GHz HP Notebook, drops to $499

06/19, 11:29am

Deals on laptops, iPod docks, and more

Today's deals from DealNN include price breaks on laptops, iPod docks, and more. Tigerdirect.com this week has lowered the cost of the 2.3GHz HP ProBook 4530s Notebook PC, which sports 4GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive, a 15.6-inch widescreen display, and an Intel Core i3-2350M processor. Currently featured at DealNN, the laptop has dropped $140 off its original price and can be purchased for only $499.99.

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Vizio releases new all-in-one, notebook and ultrabooks

06/15, 6:26pm

Vizio expanding from HDTVs to home computers

Vizio, known for their HDTVs, has put its previously announced PC line up for sale today. Two portables called the Notebook and the Thin+Light, along with the desk-bound All-In-One PC, are the producer's first foray into computers, which it revealed at CES earlier this year.

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DealNN roundup: 2.1GHz HP Pavilion Notebook PC, only $376

06/05, 11:15am

Deals on laptops, monitors, and more

Today's deals from DealNN include discounted laptops, monitors, and more. Ecost.com recently dropped the price of the 2.1GHz HP Pavilion Notebook PC, complete with 4GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive, 15.6-inch HD LED display, built-in webcam, and Intel Pentium B950 processor. Currently featured at DealNN, the laptop is now available for the discounted price of $376.99 and offers savings of up to $153.

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Asus outs prototype dual-screen notebook running Windows 8

06/04, 5:05pm

Asus Taichi screens allow notebook-as-tablet use, desktop sharing

Asus has outed a prototype dual-screen Windows 8 notebook at Computex. The Taichi series contains a screen on both sides of the lid, using the internal-facing display for normal notebook uses and an external display for use as a tablet. Both screens can be used simultaneously, allowing for face-to-face notebook sharing with one user having keyboard access, the other using the touchscreen.

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Gigabyte serves up X11, first all-carbon fiber notebook

05/31, 6:22am

Gigabyte delivers all-carbon fiber X11 notebook

Gigabyte has revealed its new X11, a new 11-inch notebook that it is calling the world’s first all-carbon fiber notebook as well as the world’s lightest. The X11 weighs in at 975 grams, sliding it in under the 11-inch Apple MacBook Air. It is also just 3mm thin at its thinnest point and 16.5mm at its thickest.

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Forum roundup: slow Disk Doubler drive, and more

04/17, 6:45pm

Current forum topics

Today Forum Regular Nergol asks "is my Disk Doubler drive slow?", read more here. Forum goers discuss Outlook 2011 in a thread started yesterday by Senior User jeff k.

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Toshiba outs aluminum Satellite P800, S800 with Ivy Bridge

04/10, 12:35pm

Toshiba introduces performance notebooks

Toshiba has brought out two new performance laptops alongside today's earlier affordable notebook announcement. The Satellite P800 series will be powered by Intel's Ivy Bridge processors and NVIDIA GeForce 630M discrete graphics, while the Satellite S800 series will have the choice of Ivy Bridge or AMD's most recent notebook processors with optional AMD graphics.

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