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Acer Chromebook C720 boosts Chrome OS with Intel Core i3

Acer Chromebook C720 boosts Chrome OS with Intel Core i3

Acer is trying to be a trailblazer in the Chromebook market by launching the Chromebook C720. While Chromebooks don't usually inspire awe and wonder, this one just might. This Acer Chromebook boasts of being the first to come with a 4th generation, meaning Haswell, Intel Core i3 CPU, bringing speed and performance to this usually underpowered device line.

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This is Acer’s Core i3 Chromebook

This is Acer’s Core i3 Chromebook

Acer took a "look but don't touch" approach when it revealed it was working on a Core i3 version of the C720 Chromebook back in New York City last month, but was feeling a little more accommodating today alongside Google and Intel. From the outside, as you'd expect, the C720 variant isn't especially different from the Chromebook we reviewed earlier; it's on the inside where things get interesting.

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Acer Chromebook i3 to be first with Intel Core

Acer Chromebook i3 to be first with Intel Core

This week details are spilling on Acer’s next Chromebook device, the first working with an Intel Core inside. This device will be working with Intel Core i3 processor and is being suggested by Acer to be the "most powerful Chromebook on the market." Strangely it would appear that Acer isn’t about to let a whole lot more in the way of details be pushed other than this.

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Dell XPS 15 with Quad HD+ touchscreen and XPS 13 touch revealed

Dell XPS 15 with Quad HD+ touchscreen and XPS 13 touch revealed

Dell's XPS 13 and XPS 15 are getting a touchscreen refresh, the notebooks in line for Haswell processor upgrades and a jolt in graphics too. The updated 13.3-inch Dell XPS 13 now has a 1080p Full HD touchscreen with a Gorilla Glass NBT top-layer to keep it safe, while the new Dell XPS 15 steps up to a crazy 3,200 x 1,800 touchscreen powered by NVIDIA GeForce graphics.

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Acer Iconia W700 Windows 8 tablet hits October 26 from $800

Acer Iconia W700 Windows 8 tablet hits October 26 from $800

Acer's Windows 8 tablet, the Iconia W700, will hit shelves on October 26 the company has confirmed, one of the first slates to run Microsoft's new platform. Announced back at Computex, the Iconia W700 has an 11.6-inch 1920 x 1080 Full HD IPS LCD touchscreen, with a choice of Ivy Bridge based Intel Core i3 or i5 processors lurking inside.

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HP Z1 Workstation Review

HP Z1 Workstation Review

This summer HP has brought on a beast of a business machine in the Z1 all-in-one Workstation, complete with an upgradable set of innards and all-in-one style. The display is a massive LED-backlit 27-inch IPS panel at 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution and inside you've got several configurations available straight from HP, each of them landing in at right around $2,700 USD in the end. You'll be working with an Intel Core i3 processor, Windows 7 or Linux, and the whole machine is easier to modify than your sub sandwich - fabulous for the tech-friendly business owner.

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Giada i53 aims at HTPCs with Ivy Bridge and USB 3.0

Giada i53 aims at HTPCs with Ivy Bridge and USB 3.0

A manufacturer has finally decided to build a mini PC featuring silicon other than Intel’s Atom or AMD’s various APUs. In this case it's Giada, today announcing its new i53 “book sized” mini PC. The company has managed to cram in Intel’s Ivy Bridge processors into a 26mm thick chassis, saying that the whole package only consumes 35W. The other specs aren’t bad either.

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Intel’s Next Unit of Computing to cost around $400

Intel’s Next Unit of Computing to cost around $400

Intel seems to be dabbling in a few different areas right now. The company has the desktop and laptop market locked down pretty tight, and is now attempting to breach the mobile space with Medfield, and may be looking to target miniature computers and HTPCs next. Back in April the company unveiled its “Next Unit of Computing” box, which packed a Sandy Bridge chip, Thunderbolt, HDMI, and USB all into a 10cm by 10cm box, and now rough pricing has been revealed.

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Ivy Bridge AVADirect custom computers bust out

Ivy Bridge AVADirect custom computers bust out

As the 3rd Generation Intel Core lineup of processors ramps up for the public, so too are manufacturers from all corners of the earth offering their own integration: AVADirect coming on today with custom-made setups. AVADirect is a company known for their custom-build computers made to suit any and all ultra-precise-machine lovers and they today are bringing their lineup up to speed with Ivy Bridge. These machines of all types will also include Intel HD 4000 graphics at your will - bring on the big beasts!

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Intel Next Unit of Computing packs palm-sized power

Intel Next Unit of Computing packs palm-sized power

Intel could take on Raspberry Pi and compact set-top boxes with a new, budget PC, the NUC or "Next Unit of Computing," set to launch in the second half of 2012. Dressed in a 10 x 10 cm demo box, the NUC is a full Core i3/i5 Sandy Bridge computer complete with Thunderbolt, HDMI and USB connectivity, Sweclockers reports, while inside there's a pair of laptop memory slots and a pair of mini PCIe headers.

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Intel 3rd Gen Core Ivy Bridge processors official

Intel 3rd Gen Core Ivy Bridge processors official

Intel has officially launched its 3rd-gen Core processor line-up, based on 22nm Ivy Bridge architecture, for a 20-percent performance boost while using 20-percent less power than last-gen Sandy Bridge chips. The new Core chips are built using 3D Tri-Gate transistor architecture, and include a new on-processor HD Graphics 4000 GPU for up to twice the HD media and 3D graphics performance. Finally, there are new security features for home and enterprise users.

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Sony VAIO E Series 14P packs Kinect-style gesture control

Sony VAIO E Series 14P packs Kinect-style gesture control

Sony has outed its latest 14-inch notebook, the VAIO E Series 14P, not quite an ultrabook but not letting that stop it offer gesture control and 7hr runtime. Measuring in at 22.4mm thick, the 1366 x 768 notebook runs Intel's Core i3-2350M processor paired with 4GB of DDR3 memory and AMD Radeon HD 7670M graphics with 1GB of dedicated VRAM, and comes in black, white or pink.

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