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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 »

Apple announces the next generation Macbook Pro with a Retina Display

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Apple just announced the next generation Macbook Pro. The notebook boasts a 15.4″ Retina Display and cutting edge hardware, tucked in a body, which is 1.8cm thin (0.71 inches) and weighs only 2kg (4.46 pounds).

Naturally, the Retina Display of the newcomer is the biggest attention grabber. The screen sports the mesmerizing resolution of 2880 x 1800 pixels, which adds up to a pixel density of 220ppi, and a total of 5,184,000 pixels. Read more »

MacBook Air and Pro updated with Ivy Bridge processors, USB 3.0 ports, faster graphics

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Apple WWDC is off to a good start and among the first announcements in the event’s keynote speech is the refresh of the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro lineups. Both lineups are getting the latest IvyBridge processors by Intel. And yes, the 17-inch MacBook Pro is getting axed off the production line.

The MacBook Airs now can be rigged with processors up to 2.0Ghz dual-core i7 (with Turbo boost up to 3.2Ghz). The RAM options go as high as 8GB and the SSD options reach the spectacular 500GB. That’s 500GB SSD. The read speeds for the SSD drives has gone up to 500Mbps too, so it’s double the one on the current SSD drives used in the Airs. Read more »

RIM axes the 16GB BlackBerry Playbook, won’t abandon the tablet realm though

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This should hardly come as a surprise, given its rather poor sales record. RIM has decided to discontinue the 16GB version of the BlackBerry Playbook.

Should you decide to opt for a slate from the Canadian company, you will still have the choice of 32 and 64GB versions. Read more »

A quad-core sporting Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 gets shown off on YouTube

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All signs point at a launch of the updated Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 in the nearest future, people. An updated version of the slate got handled on YouTube, showcasing a number of serious improvements, compared to the Note 10.1, which we encountered back in April.

The updated Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 will feature a quad-core Exynos CPU and an S-Pen slot built in – right in line with the previous leaks on the subject. Read more »

Lenovo announce two new Ivy Bridge ultrabooks – Ideapad U310 and U410

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The Ideapad U310 and U410 from Lenovo are now available globally, featuring the latest Intel Ivy Bridge processors.

The two ultrabooks have 13″ and 14″ displays, respectively, and both feature Core i3, i5 and i7 variants. Read more »

Samsung unveils multimedia laptop Series 5 Boost, gives Series 3, 5 and 9 Ivy Brigde

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Samsung has unveiled the multimedia-centric Series 5 Boost laptop for Korea and updated its Series 9, 5 and 3 ultrabooks with low-power Ivy Bridge processors.

The Series 5 Boost will come in 15″ and 17″ flavors, with a bright (300 nit) 1600 x 900 resolution display, JBL stereo speakers and either a Core i5 or i7 Ivy Bridge processor. Read more »

Asus announces TAICHI, Transformer Book lineup, Tablets 600 and 810, Transformer AiO

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Asus just made quite a few announcements at the eve of Computex – the TAICHI dual-screen notebook series, the Transformer Book lineup with detachable screens, two Transformer-like tablets, and the all-in-one PC Transformer AiO.

All new devices run on Windows 8, and the Transformer AiO does Android as well. Read more »