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11.6-inch Apple MacBook Air given the teardown treatment, DIY repairs not recommended

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There is a tradition going that when a hot piece of hardware is released the guys from ifixit tear it down and show whatever secrets lie inside. And there was just no way the 11.6” MacBook Air would avoid this as it is certainly one of the sweetest devices of the season.

The ultra-portable walked away with a repairability rating of 4 (out of 10), which suggests that you better not try to fix this at home. Read more »

HP Slate 500 official, packs Atom Z540 and Windows 7 Proffesional

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I was beginning to think it won’t happen but lo and behold – it’s official. The HP Slate 500 runs Windows 7 Professional (not Windows Phone 7) and it has an 8.9″ touchscreen with overall weight of just 680 grams…


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Apple announces a 11.6-inch MacBook Air, new Mac OS 10.7 Lion plus AppStore and FaceTime for Macs

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It’s been quite busy in the Apple camp – the focus is again shifting towards computers. And as usual, usually gets interesting when Steve Jobs gets on stage. Anyway, I’m not going to recap last night’s “Back to the Mac” event. Instead, I’ll offer you a quick recap of the highlights as I see them.

Perhaps the most important announcement is the new generation of MacBook Air. Available in two flavors – with a 11.6 and a 13.6-inch screens – the new MBAs are thinner and lighter than ever. That’s been made possible by doing away with the hard drive altogether.

New MacBook Air

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Accessories for Samsung Galaxy Tab officially announced – docks and cases galore

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Samsung officially announced the accessories for the Samsung P1000 Galaxy Tab. The keyboard dock is one of them and there’s a multimedia dock, cases, cable chargers and others – here’s the shopping list…

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RIM confirms 16, 32 and 64GB versions of the BlackBerry PlayBook

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You already know almost everything about the 7-inch BlackBerry PlayBook tablet from its announcement. Some new details have been reported at the GITEX expo in Dubai. They include the tablet’s battery capacity and its onboard storage.

It seems the BlackBerry PlayBook will have similar storage versions to the iPad – 16, 32 and 64GB.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab on preorder at Carphone Warehouse UK for 530 pounds contract-free

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We’ve known for a while that the Samsung P1000 Galaxy Tab was going on sale in the UK on November 1 but the Carphone Warehouse already has it on preorder for those that absolutely must have it first.

Would it surprise you if I told you it costs exactly as much as a 16GB 3G iPad? Read more »

Samsung I9100 is a Froyo-running tablet headed to KDDI in Japan

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The P1000 Galaxy Tab has only just hit the shelves in a couple of European countries and Samsung is already working hard on another Android-running tablet. The Samsung P9100 is basically a Tab with a new design and slightly downgraded specs sheet, headed to the Japanese carrier KDDI.

The Samsung I9100 retains the 7-inch WSVGA (1024×600) screen of the Galaxy Tab, but adds the Ocean Observation UI, which should be a better fit for the Japanese consumers. Read more »

ZTE presents Light – an Android 2.1 based 7-inch tablet

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Here it is – another Android powered tablet, this time from ZTE. Light has a lot in common with the Samsung Galaxy Tab – it has a 7-inch WVGA display, 3G with HSPA support, Wi-Fi, GPS and 3 megapixel camera.

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Vodafone Spain to offer the Samsung Galaxy Tab for 199 euro on a 18-month contract

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There has been plenty of speculation about the price of the Samsung P1000 Galaxy Tab – curious because it should be launching soon. Anyway, Vodafone Spain has a specific price and it’s not a wallet-buster either – 199 euro on an 18 month contract…


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Samsung Galaxy Tab enjoys Gorilla Glass protection for its 7-inch screen

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The Galaxy Tab was announced a month ago but details about it are continuing to surface. Take this one, for instance. The Froyo-serving tablet is packing a scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass. And this isn’t the only device in the Samsung lineup to have one of those. The Galaxy S (in all of its forms) features a Gorilla Glass as well.

Gorilla Glass is a thin but robust translucent glass that has a special coating making it not only easy to clean, but also heavy-duty resistant to the daily wear and tear.

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LG Android tablet delayed, LG says Froyo not suitable for tablets

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Perhaps, you’ve forgotten but LG is working on a tablet too – an Android tablet that was announced when the Optimus One and Optimus Chic we announced. It was supposed to come out by the end of the year. Well, there’s been a slight change of plan.

The release date has been pushed back and LG will be focusing on regaining some smartphone sales ground in the meantime… Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Tab comes by the office, the hands-on video awaits you

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The first Samsung Android-running tablet is up for review and a quick hands-on video is due. The Galaxy Tab is certainly among the most interesting devices of the year and we felt like we should give you a heads up of what to expect. In addition to our IFA preview, that is.

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RIM says their QNX tablet UI will replace BlackBerry OS in the future

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Remember that hot tablet OS that RIM revealed the other day along with their PlayBook tablet? You know, the one that looked so colorful and user-friendly and so not BlackBerry?

Well it turns out that the company has some big plans for it, so big in fact that they stretch outside the tablet realm. Read more »

LG Xnote A510 laptop with 3D display converts 2D into 3D on the go

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The LG Xnote A510 laptop is crashing the 3D party and bringing some cool toys with it – the 15.6” laptop brings powerful hardware and “near Full HD” 3D experience. And don’t worry if you don’t have any 3D movies to watch – the TriDef software should be able to convert plain 2D content into 3D. Hmm…

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BlackBerry Playbook announced – the dual-core tablet to rule them all

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RIM might be having a bit of hard time adapting their smartphones to the rapidly changing market but it might turn out that it’s all because they have been focusing their efforts elsewhere. The company just entered the tablet market with a bang, announcing their 7-inch BlackBerry PlayBook, running a new BlackBerry Tablet OS.

Coming with a SVGA (1024 x 600 pixels) multi-touch capacitive touchscreen, the PlayBook is the first tablet to sport a dual-core 1GHz CPU. And it makes quite good use of it too – both the front-facing and the primary camera of the device are capable of recording full HD video (yeap, that’s sweet 1080p footage) and on board the PlayBook has what RIM calls “true multitasking”. And with 1GB of RAM you are unlikely to have “out of memory” issues either. Read more »