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Notion Ink demo Adam HDMI and browser tech [Video]

Notion Ink demo Adam HDMI and browser tech [Video]

It may have been a holiday weekend, but Notion Ink has still been busy producing demo videos of the Adam tablet as the slate's release date edges ever-nearer. Both hardware and software are getting a workout, too, with the company kicking off with an HDMI demo as well as being used as a "false digitizer" tablet over the WiFi connection. Meanwhile, there's also some benchmarking comparing Adam to the iPad, iPhone and other Android browsers.

Video demo after the cut

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Acer Aspire 5745DG Review

Acer Aspire 5745DG Review

3D, if you believe the marketing hype, is the future of displays, and so with so many of us sitting in front of computer screens for a fair portion of the day, why shouldn't they get in on the action as well? Acer's Aspire 5745DG promises 3D performance and everyday potency, thanks to a combination of an Intel Core i5 processor and NVIDIA 3D Vision technology, but is this the notebook to get us wearing silly glasses? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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IE9 SunSpider oddness prompts Microsoft benchmark-gaming rumors

IE9 SunSpider oddness prompts Microsoft benchmark-gaming rumors

Unusual testing results have led to speculation that Microsoft's Internet Explorer 9 engineers are building the browser to return unusually high benchmark results, unwarranted by overall performance. Mozilla coder Rob Sayre noticed that IE9 consistently managed a score at least 10x faster than every other browser on SunSpider's math-cordic test; he tweaked a few variations into the test (which should all have roughly the same results), and found that the performance boon only applied in the default SunSpider benchmarking.

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myTouch 4G vs Desire HD benchmarks

myTouch 4G vs Desire HD benchmarks

T-Mobile's myTouch 4G is currently going through the rigors of testing in the run-up to its full review, but preliminary benchmarking is already suggesting that it's the fastest Android smartphone around.  What's curious, however, is the performance difference between the myTouch 4G and another recent HTC smartphone with identical core hardware, the Desire HD we reviewed earlier this week.  On paper, both handsets have the same latest-gen 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255 processor paired with 768MB of RAM; in testing, the myTouch 4G is coming out significantly ahead.

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Acer Aspire One D255 Review

Acer Aspire One D255 Review

What difference a dual-core? As we've seen from the ASUS Eee PC 1215N, just because an ultraportable might be called a netbook, it doesn't mean it's necessarily short on power. Still, the Acer Aspire One D255 doesn't get NVIDIA's Optimus GPU to bolster its appeal, nor a desktop Atom CPU co-opted into mobile duty. Instead it offers the dualcore 1.5GHz Atom N550 and a mere 1GB of RAM. Are we expecting too much from this budget machine? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Gateway One ZX6951 Review

Gateway One ZX6951 Review

Gateway's all-in-one PC range continues to grow, with a new line of mainstream models intended to offer full touch support without the hefty price tags of their premium counterparts. The company sent over the new Gateway One ZX6951, a 23-inch Full HD model with an Intel Core i3 processor, for SlashGear to try out.

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Lenovo ThinkCentre M75e Review

Lenovo ThinkCentre M75e Review

Desktops may not be as fashionable as notebooks these days, but they're still often the most cost-effective way to get significant processing power. Lenovo's ThinkCentre M75e has the grunt, thanks to a 3.0GHz quadcore AMD's Athlon II X4 640 processor, but it also takes up a little less office space thanks to a small form-factor chassis. Has the company struck the ideal balance? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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ASUS Eee PC 1215N Review

ASUS Eee PC 1215N Review

The line between a netbook and a notebook used to be pretty straightforward, but with Intel's increasingly powerful Atom processors and NVIDIA's ambitious Ion-powered Optimus graphics, the distinction is more blurred. Typifying this new breed of netbook is ASUS' Eee PC 1215N, a 12.1-inch Seashell-series machine that could well be considered a true ultraportable despite its roughly $500 price tag. Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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DROID X Android 2.2 Froyo update benchmarked: it’s Fast!

DROID X Android 2.2 Froyo update benchmarked: it’s Fast!

Motorola's DROID X update - taking the Android smartphone to 2.2 Froyo - has only been in the wild for a few hours, but over at Android Community they've already put it through its paces.  Obviously Froyo brings plenty of neat features and a generally tightened-up mobile experience, but we're more interested in what extra speed it squeezes out of the DROID X's 1GHz processor.  Happily, according to Quadrant benchmarking, it's quite an impressive leap.

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Toshiba AC100 Tegra 2 benchmarks tip the performance we’ve been waiting for

Toshiba AC100 Tegra 2 benchmarks tip the performance we’ve been waiting for

With the Toshiba AC100 out in the wild, it's now possible to see just how well NVIDIA's second-gen Tegra chipset performs in comparison to other Android hardware.  According to Carrypad's testing, the answer is "pretty darn impressive"; they've run Quadrant on the AC100 (an Android app that measures various aspects of processor, memory, I/O and 2D/3D graphics and combines them into a single score) and the netbook managed 1,911.  In contrast, a Google Nexus One running Android 2.2 scored 1,390.

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