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Dell Inspiron DUO flipping tablet/netbook wows at IDF 2010 [Video]

Dell Inspiron DUO flipping tablet/netbook wows at IDF 2010 [Video]

Dell has surprised here at IDF 2010 by previewing their upcoming Inspiron DUO tablet/netbook hybrid device, with a rotating touchscreen display.  Details on the tablet are in short supply, but Dell did reveal that it runs Windows 7 Premium.  Normally the display is on the outside of the netbook lid, allowing it to be used as a slate, but when the lid is opened the screen rotates inward so as to be visible as a regular notebook.

Updated with video after the cut

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Windows Media Center Embedded gets Acer Smart TV STB demo; Intel CE4200 unveiled

Windows Media Center Embedded gets Acer Smart TV STB demo; Intel CE4200 unveiled

Intel may just have got its Atom CE4100 SoC into the Boxee Box, among other STBs, but they're not resting on their laurels; the company has just announced the new Intel Atom CE4200 SoC, the successor to the CE4100.  Meanwhile Microsoft and Acer have taken to the IFD 2010 stage to show off Windows Media Center Embedded, a combination of the existing Windows Embedded Standard 7 and the software company's existing Media Center variant.

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Intel push Smart TV, WiDi tablet and name-check iPad at IDF 2010 [Update: Video!]

Intel push Smart TV, WiDi tablet and name-check iPad at IDF 2010 [Update: Video!]

It's not just new CPUs at IDF 2010; Intel is also making a big deal out of Smart TV products and the spread of internet connectivity, highlighting its involvement in next-gen set top boxes such as Logitech's Revue for Google TV and the recent platform-switcher, D-Link's Boxee Box.  Intel's Atom CPU is unsurprisingly at the core of their drive, with chips like the CE4100 taking center stage.

Update: Video demo of the Intel WiDi tablet, motion-recognition system and more after the cut

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ViewSonic ViewPad 100 dual-boot Android/Win7 slate hands-on

ViewSonic ViewPad 100 dual-boot Android/Win7 slate hands-on

ViewSonic's second tablet is more of a work-in-progress than the ViewPad 7, with the ViewPad 100 being a 10-inch dual-booting Android/Windows 7 tablet that's still undergoing plenty of finessing. With a 1024 x 600 two-point multitouch capacitive touchscreen, Atom N455 processor and 1GB of DDR3 memory, it makes for a reasonable netbook replacement (as long as you don't mind losing the hardware keyboard) but, thanks to the presence of Android, also doubles as a quick-loading multimedia player and general entertainment slate.

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Samsung SF Series laptops & NF Series netbooks revealed

Samsung SF Series laptops & NF Series netbooks revealed

Samsung has outed a pair of new notebooks, the wavy SF Series and NF Series, each using the Korean company's new, unusual design language.  The Samsung SF Series comes with a choice of Intel Core i3 or Core i5 processors, with three screen options - the 13.3” SF310, 14” SF410 and 15.6” SF 510 - and battery life of up to 7.5hrs with the standard 61Wh battery.

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ASUS Eee PC 1215N gets reviewed: bargain 12-inches

ASUS Eee PC 1215N gets reviewed: bargain 12-inches

When is a netbook not really a netbook?  Why, when it gets a desktop version of Intel's Atom CPU, has notebook-style Optimus graphics, and - arguably - a larger display than 10.1-inches.  By those counts, ASUS should be calling their Eee PC 1215N a 12.1-inch ultraportable not a netbook, but then they might put the price up from $499 and, according to Laptop, then we'd be missing out on something of a bargain.

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Le.Net Tablet Dune Windows 7 tablet launches; Android version in works [Video]

Le.Net Tablet Dune Windows 7 tablet launches; Android version in works [Video]

A new Windows 7 tablet PC has shown up in Belgium, based on Intel's 1.67GHz Atom N450 processor and using a 10.2-inch 1024 x 600 resistive multitouch display.  The Le.Net ("Le Point Net") Tablet Dune has specs generally in line with most mainstream netbooks - a 160GB HDD as standard, 1.3-megapixel webcam and Intel GMA graphics - but slotted into a relatively slimline 1kg package.  Of course, as with other Atom-based tablets we've seen, there are obvious compromises to be made.

Video demo after the cut

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