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Toshiba Satellite T215 and T235 ultraportables slip out

Toshiba Satellite T215 and T235 ultraportables slip out

Next up in Toshiba's new laptop launch is the Satellite T200 series, including the new Satellite T215 and the Satellite T235.  The T215 has an 11.6-inch display and the T235 gets a 13.3-inch panel; the smaller model has a choice of single- or dual-core AMD Athlon II Neo processors paired with integrated ATI graphics, while the larger ultraportable throws in Turion II Neo or Intel Pentium dual-core chips to the mixture.

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Lenovo IdeaPad Y460 Review

Lenovo IdeaPad Y460 Review

It's not enough for a 14-inch notebook to deliver decent runtimes, a little processor grunt and pleasing looks any more; now we expect graphical excellence too. In response, Lenovo have outfitted their IdeaPad Y460 with a dedicated ATI Radeon GPU, and they've even thought to put a switch on the front which allows you to turn it off when you're feeling more spreadsheet than gaming minded. Two birds with one stone, or just a lame duck? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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MvixUSA HDHome S2 and S4 HTPCs outed

MvixUSA HDHome S2 and S4 HTPCs outed

MvixUSA have unveiled their latest home media systems, and the HDHome raises the game from basic streamers of the past and delivers a full Windows 7 HTPC experience.  The Mvix HDHome Media Center is available in two sizes - S2, with two hot-swappable HDD bays, and S4 with four bays - each offering a slot-loading Blu-ray player, embedded TV tuner, RAID, WiFi a/b/g/n and HDMI.

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The Daily Slash: May 19th 2010

The Daily Slash: May 19th 2010

Today was the middle of the week, but it didn't really feel like it until about half-way through. At least it wasn't the beginning of the week again, right? Not yet, anyway. Welcome to tonight's edition of the Daily Slash. Tonight, after the wake of the first keynote from Google's I/O, in the Best of R3, we've got a screenshot of the Motorola Cliq with a certain numbered update, and the Motorola i1 has finally launched. And then in the Dredge 'Net, LaCie has introduced a new net-connected RAID, MSI's revealed two new notebooks, and Foxconn's got a tablet that may actually rival another already on the market.

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Acer Aspire One 521, 721 and Aspire 1551 raid AMD’s 2010 CPU catalog

Acer Aspire One 521, 721 and Aspire 1551 raid AMD’s 2010 CPU catalog

AMD have no sooner announced their new 2010 ultrathin processor line-up, and Acer have slapped various chips from it into their latest ultraportables and netbooks.  The Acer Aspire One 521, Aspire One 721 and Aspire 1551 all thoroughly plunder AMD's new catalog, the Aspire One 521 getting a single-core 1.2GHz AMD V105 and ATI Radeon HD 4225 GPU and the Aspire One 721 packing a 1.3GHz AMD Athlon II Neo K325 together with ATI Radeon HD 4225 GPU. Finally the Aspire 1551 gets an AMD Turion II Neo dual-core processor, AMD M880G chipset and ATI Radeon HD 4225 graphics.  NetbookNews grabbed hands-on time with some of the new models, and you can see their videos after the cut.

Video demos after the cut

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Lenovo IdeaCentre A700 and B305 all-in-ones get optional touchscreens

Lenovo IdeaCentre A700 and B305 all-in-ones get optional touchscreens

Lenovo's IdeaCentre all-in-one range has been given a polish, with the IdeaCentre A700 getting an injection of Intel's Core 2010 processors (albeit from the laptop rather than the desktop range) and the IdeaCentre B305 raiding AMD's line-up instead, with a choice of Athlon II X4 CPUs.  Each has optional touch-sensitivity, with the A700 using Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) technology more commonly found in medical settings.  The A700 has a 23-inch Full HD widescreen display, while the B305 is a little smaller at 21.5-inches though still packs Full HD resolution.

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Lenovo IdeaPad Z360, Z560 and Z565 get official: $649 from June

Lenovo IdeaPad Z360, Z560 and Z565 get official: $649 from June

Lenovo have outed a new line of affordable mainstream multimedia notebooks, the IdeaPad Z Series, three new machines that kick off from $649.  The Lenovo IdeaPad Z360 and Z560 offer a choice of Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 processors and NVIDIA GeForce 315M graphics, while the Z565 gets a choice of AMD Phenom II processors and ATI Mobility Radeon graphics.  Screen sizes on offer include 13.3- and 15.6-inches, both supporting HD resolution and coming in at 16:9 widescreen.

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HP Pavilion dm4, dv5, dv6 & dv7 plus ProBook S-Series & B-Series hands-on [Video]

HP Pavilion dm4, dv5, dv6 & dv7 plus ProBook S-Series & B-Series hands-on [Video]

The rest of HP's new notebook range may not be quite as eye-catching as the ENVY 14 and ENVY 17, but there are still some gems in the line-up.  The company have partnered with both AMD and Intel for their new Pavilion dm4, dv5, dv6 and dv7 consumer notebooks, together with the ProBook S-Series and B-Series of business-focused machines.  We went hands-on will all of them - including the optional-multitouch dv6 - so check out more details and first-impressions after the cut.

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