Hardware

Fri
07
Sep
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New Razer 'Blade' Laptop Super Powerful, Portable

One of the toughest decisions one has to make when buying a new laptop computer is to opt for portability or power. It's often difficult to do both. For gamers, the term 'portable' has evolved into a uniquely relative term, with most gaming-oriented ... laptops weighing in at a hefty ten pounds or more. But now Razer, best known for its gaming mice and other PC peripherals, has built a laptop that effectively erases the line between power and portability. Unfortunately, the machine is a bit pricey. Razer Blade "Completely Re-designed": CEO Although Razer is a less established name in ... (view more)

Mon
03
Sep
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Dell Windows 8 Tablet 'Flips' Into Laptop Mode

Samsung recently announced it is putting its very own Start button in its forthcoming Windows 8 PCs. Now, Dell has unveiled its own twist on the standard formula: a hybrid tablet-laptop device running Microsoft's upcoming operating system (OS), ... Windows 8. The Dell XPS Duo 12 is intended to be used as both a touchscreen tablet computer and a standard laptop PC. Physically, it can open up just like a regular laptop. But it can easily switch to tablet mode by flipping the display through its frame, and swiveling it until it latches in place with magnets. Dell Improves Upon Inspiron Duo Design If ... (view more)

Mon
20
Aug
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Lenovo CEO Rips Microsoft, 'Surface' Tablet

Lenovo says it's not concerned about the upcoming release of Microsoft's 'Surface' tablet computer. Instead, the firm says it plans to stay competitive by developing and selling better hardware. It's tough talk for a company known to build products ... that for many years have relied on the Windows operating systems. Making the comments: Lenovo Chief Executive Officer Yang Yuanqing. During an earnings report on Lenovo's first fiscal quarter 2013, Yuanqing said his firm was not concerned about the upcoming release of Surface, even though the device will compete with any future Lenovo tablet ... (view more)

Thu
16
Aug
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Barnes & Noble Drops Price of Nook Tablet

Under intense pressure from rivals Google, Apple, and Amazon, Barnes & Noble has decided to reduce the prices of its Nook Color and Tablet devices. The reductions range from $20 to $50. Barnes & Noble hardware takes two forms: the Nook Color ... and the Nook Tablet . The 7-inch Color is primarily an e-reader device that allows users to peruse electronic versions of books and share their collections with friends. The Nook Color features a 8GB hard drive. Until recently, it sold for $169 USD. However, that price has now been dropped to $149. Price of 16GB Nook Tablet Cut By $50 Barnes & Noble ... (view more)

Tue
31
Jul
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Windows 8 Ultrabooks Sense Motion, Light, Sound

The installation of special sensors on Windows 8-based ultrabooks could change the portable computing experience forever. The ultrabook sensors are like those found on some smartphones, and include a compass, an accelerometer, and a gyroscope. A ... Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver and an ambient light sensor are also likely to be designed into future ultrabooks. Sensors Provide Directions, Save Vital Components Ultrabooks with a built-in compass would allow their users to be aware of their direction: North, South, East, and West, at a minimum offering the ability to help those who get ... (view more)

Fri
13
Jul
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Samsung to Release Windows 8 RT-Based Tablet PC

Samsung is reportedly working on a Windows 8-based tablet computer that will be ready for the new Microsoft operating system's (OS) launch in October, 2012. The device will reportedly utilize the mobile version of the OS, called Windows 8 RT, and ... will run on the speedy ARM chip architecture. The report on Samsung's plan to introduce such a tablet for this fall's Windows 8 launch comes from Bloomberg news, which cites "people with knowledge of the matter" as the source. (Source: bloomberg.com ) Samsung Product Seen As Good News for Microsoft The news of Samsung's new tablet should help ... (view more)

Fri
06
Jul
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Toshiba LCD Price Fixing Results in $87M Fine

Major electronics firm Toshiba has been nailed with a massive $87 million fine for fixing the prices of its LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) screens. The fine is part of a widespread crackdown on such activity in the LCD market. According to reports, ... the fine was imposed by the US District Court in San Francisco. The charge: working with other LCD makers to maintain an artificially high price for these devices. (Source: bloomberg.com ) LCDs are used to display images in televisions as well as computers and mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablet PCs. Consumers Ripped Off by TV Makers The ... (view more)

Thu
05
Jul
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Hewlett-Packard: No Windows 8 RT ARM-Based Tablets

Hardware producer Hewlett-Packard (HP) says it has no interest in building tablet computers based on a special, mobile version of Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8 operating system (OS). Because HP has been one of Microsoft's most important hardware ... partners in recent years, the news comes as a shock to many industry insiders. Of course, HP may still use Windows 8 in the future. At present, the announcement means only that the hardware manufacturer has decided not to build tablet computers using Windows 8 "RT." That's a special version of the new Windows 8 OS designed specifically for mobile ... (view more)

Fri
22
Jun
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Amazon Kindle Leads Android Charge Against Apple

According to a new survey, almost one in every three American Internet users owns a tablet computer of some kind. If the trend continues, by next year nearly half of U.S. web users will own an Internet device in this category. The report also showed ... that Amazon's affordable Kindle Fire tablet has Android surging in popularity. That means Apple's share of the market appears to be in serious decline. The survey was performed by the Online Publishers Association (OPA), which summarized the results in a report stating that tablet adoption is "exploding" among American Internet users. ... (view more)

Mon
18
Jun
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Vizio Windows 7 PCs Ship Bloatware-Free

American television manufacturer Vizio has revealed a collection of new Windows 7-based laptop and desktop PCs. This launch marks the company's first venture into building stand-alone computers for the PC market. Included in the recently unveiled ... products are two thin, lightweight laptop computers, one larger and more powerful laptop, and two all-in-one desktop PCs. Pricing starts at $898. Bloatware Banned from Vizio PCs Vizio's plan to set itself apart from major rivals, like Dell, Hewlett-Packard (HP), and Acer, is a subtle but potentially effective one. The company's most visible ... (view more)

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