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Toshiba unveils Windows 8 Satellite U920T ultrabook, we take it for a spin

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Toshiba announced a new ultrabook on IFA – the Windows 8 Pro running Satellite U920T. It is a convertible with sliding keyboard, which can easily transform from a tablet to a laptop.

The device features a 12.5-inch IPS touch display (up to 5 fingers) with 1366×768 resolution and you can choose between Intel Core i3 or i5 internals. Read more »

ASUS renames Tablet 600 and 810 to Vivo Tab and Vivo Tab RT, outs Zenbook U500VZ

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Asus is yet another company to bring joy to the ultrabooks and Windows 8 lovers at this year’s IFA in Berlin.

The company has renamed the Computex-born Tablet 600 and 810 to Vivo Tab and Vivo Tab RT and announced a 15″ Zenbook with a model name of U500VR. Read more »

Sony unveils the VAIO Duo 11 hybrid ultrabook and Tap 20 AIP

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We first saw the Sony VAIO Duo 11 hybrid ultrabook yesterday through a few leaked images, but today it already went official.

Sony unveiled the sweet looking VAIO Duo 11 at its pre-IFA press conference, along with the Tap 20 Touch AIO PC. Read more »

Samsung tease new notebook for ahead of IFA press conferences

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Samsung has just released a video showing several glimpses of what is most likely a new Windows 8-powered notebook.

Oddly enough, the device is also shown to feature slot for what could be a stylus. Could this be the first Samsung Galaxy notebook? Read more »

ASUS Transformer Pad TF300 gets treated with an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update

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Users of the ASUS Transformer Pad TF300 got treated to a nice surprise today, as the manufacturer has begun seeding the promised update to Google’s latest Android Jelly Bean 4.1 over the air.

Expectedly the Adobe Flash functionality will disappear with the new OS version. Read more »

Samsung has sold 10 million Galaxy Notes worldwide

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During the US announcement of Samsung’s latest Galaxy Note 10.1, we found out that the Korean giant has sold 10 million Galaxy Note devices worldwide. The news was brought by Younghee Lee – Samsung’s SVP and head of global marketing.

The impressive number includes sales of both the international Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 and its US sibling, the AT&T flavored, LTE sporting I717. Read more »

Samsung launches its Music Hub service in the United States

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Samsung launched its own mobile music service in the United States. The Samsung Music Hub will be initially available on the Galaxy S III smartphones offered by AT&T and US Cellular. Availability for the rest of the flagship’s carrier versions is yet to be announced.

The service will be offered in free and premium variations with the latter set to cost $9.99 a month. Read more »

An 11.8″ Samsung slate with ‘retina’ display gets revealed in court papers

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It turns out that, along with the usual spat over current and past products, the legal battle between Apple and Samsung can also offer a look at future releases as well. An upcoming Samsung tablet with the rather unusual screen size of 11.8″ has been revealed in court papers from the Apple v. Samsung trial in California.

Codenamed P10, the slate is listed as having the ‘retina’ moniker deserving resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels. Read more »

Chrome OS 20 released, adds native support for Google Drive and Google Docs

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Google’s operating system for notebooks, Chrome OS, has recently been updated to version 20.

This new release is a step towards Google’s goals to integrate their recently announced Google Drive cloud storage service more deeply into the Chrome platform, as well as offline support for Google Docs. Read more »

Google Nexus 7 gets benchmarked, results are unsurprisingly good

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There has hardly been any doubt that the freshly announced Google Nexus 7 would be a solid performer on the benchmark arena. After all, NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 chipset with four CPU cores is a well known powerhouse by now. However, we couldn’t help but be curious about the way Google’s slate would stack up against the well-established, higher priced players on the tablet market.

As you probably know by now, the Google Nexus 7 CPU cores are clocked at 1.3GHz each – that’s a tad less than the typical 1.5GHz, which we’ve seen on other Tegra 3 devices. Read more »

Acer TravelMate B113 11.6 inch Sandy Bridge gets released

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The TravelMate B113 ultraportable laptop has been launched by Acer, offering 4GB of RAM, 500GB of storage, and a 11.6 inch display running at 1366×768 pixel resolution.

If you’re looking for a compact laptop but don’t want to break the bank by springing for an ultrabook, the TravelMate series is offered at some very competitive prices. Read more »

This Asus Transformer Pad Infinity promo video might make you want one

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With the retail availability of the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity 700 quickly approaching, a promo video of the slate has emerged. Narrated by the people, who were directly involved in its development of the slate, the video showcases some of the talents which the Transformer Pad Infinity has on tap.

As you probably know by now, the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity 700 shapes up to be one of the best equipped Android tablets this far into 2012. Read more »

Microsoft Surface tablets to be priced at $599 for RT, $999 for Pro

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You all remember the sleek hardware that Microsoft presented last week. Called Surface, the tablet has two versions – one with a Tegra 3 chipset, running Windows 8 RT, and another one with a proper x64 processor by Intel – that one running regular Windows 8 Pro. We’ve all been wondering what sort of pricing would the new tablets have.

Well, know we sorta know. According to “a close source to Microsoft”, the Tegra version will have a price tag of $599 and the Surface Pro will go for $999. Read more »

iFixit tears down the new MacBook Pro with Retina display and the MacBook Air

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One of the things we wait for when a new product is launched, apart from getting our hands on it, is watching iFixit tear them apart and expose their innards. Naturally, the new MacBooks announced at WWDC weren’t going to be treated differently, so now we have the full iFixit teardown of both the new MacBook Pro with Retina display and the MacBook Air.

Lets’s start with the MacBook Pro, which got the lowest score a product can get when it comes to repairability. The reason for this is because a lot of the internal parts are custom designed as well as attached to the motherboard. Read more »

Apple quietly upgrades the Mac Pro, discontinues the 17-inch MacBook Pro

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It seems the company’s flagship product, the Mac Pro, was not worthy of a mention at the WWDC keynote yesterday because the product has received a quiet update after the event was over. Unfortunately, if you have been waiting for a significant update to this product, you are in for a disappointment.

The biggest change here are the new CPU. You now have three models, in quad-core, 12-core and server configurations. Read more »