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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 11, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 11, 2012

Welcome to Thursday evening, folks - just one more work day and the glorious weekend is here once again. This afternoon we heard that both the iPad Mini and the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro - neither of which officially exist yet, remember - have been delayed due to problems with component yields, but not long after, analysts were saying that the MacBook Pro with Retina Display is still on track to launch this year. Apple has managed to delay the ban of the iPhone and iPad in South Korea, and we learned that the company's new dock connector is nearly impossible to mod in a new teardown.

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Acer Aspire M5 Series Ultrabooks detailed with touch for Windows 8

Acer Aspire M5 Series Ultrabooks detailed with touch for Windows 8

Today is a hot day for your Acer Windows 8-bound notebook family with not just the V5 series popping up for touchscreen laptop justice, but with the Aspire M5 Series Ultrabook as well. What we've got here with the M5 Ultrabook is a unit that will be sold exclusively by Best Buy stores in the United States - so don't expect them anywhere else, basically. Here you'll have an 8-hour battery life supporting a 14-inch Aspire M5-481PT and a 15.6-inch Aspire M5-581T. They come in different colors, too!

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Acer Aspire V5 Series Notebooks detailed in three sizes for Windows 8

Acer Aspire V5 Series Notebooks detailed in three sizes for Windows 8

If you're after a no-nonsense Windows 8 experience and need a notebook to make it all happen, you'll want to have a peek at the new Acer Aspire V5 Series revealed by the company today. This series of notebooks comes in three sizes, 11.6, 14, and 15.6-inch display sizes with retailers all across the USA and Canada so you'll be able to check them out firsthand in stores - several of the models also have touchscreen displays for full Windows 8 multitouch experiences.

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Acer TravelMate P243 notebook Review

Acer TravelMate P243 notebook Review

If you're in the market for a no-nonsense travel-ready notebook you can take with you on any business-related trip where data input, web browsing, and typing in general are your game, the Acer TravelMate P243 may be just the device you're looking for. This machine has proven itself to be both reliable and deceptively simple in the way it both looks and feels, bringing with it more power than you might ever need for a price you'll be well satisfied with. With features like a spill-resistant keyboard and a lovely 1366 x 768 pixel resolution ComfyView LCD, you might just find that this notebook is just the right combination of light computing in a relatively small package you need.

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Acer Iconia W510 Windows 8 tablet hits November 9 from $500

Acer Iconia W510 Windows 8 tablet hits November 9 from $500

Acer has announced pricing and availability for its second Windows 8 tablet, the Iconia W510, which will hit shelves on November 9 priced from $499.99. Announced back in July at Computex, the Acer Iconia W510 has a 10.1-inch 1,366 x 768 IPS LCD display and runs Windows 8 on Intel's 1.5GHz dualcore Atom Z2760 Clover Trail processor, rather than the Ivy Bridge Core i3/i5 of its more expensive Iconia W700 sibling.

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Acer Aspire S7 Ultrabooks with Windows 8 appear on October 26th

Acer Aspire S7 Ultrabooks with Windows 8 appear on October 26th

It's time to jump back in to the Acer universe with Windows 8, Microsoft's next-generation operating system set for release later this month with none other than the S7 series Ultrabook. The Acer Aspire S7 Ultrabook is a "razon-thin" notebook working with a 10-point touchscreen and a 3rd generation Intel Core processor right out of the box. This device - or set of devices, as it were, starts at just .47 inches and weighs as little as 2.29 pounds - that's tiny!

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Intel Windows 8 tablet event on Sept 27 sees HP, Samsung and ZTE on the agenda

Intel Windows 8 tablet event on Sept 27 sees HP, Samsung and ZTE on the agenda

Intel has announced a pre-Microsoft Windows 8 tablet event later in September, gathering together a clutch of manufacturers to discuss new hardware and its upcoming Atom chips. Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Samsung and ZTE are all among the attendees, with ZTE being particularly notable as the only company of the group yet to officially announce Windows 8 intentions.

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