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Acer Predator AG5900 Review

Acer Predator AG5900 Review

We've had our fair share of beastly desktops on the SlashGear test bench, but the Acer Predator AG5900-U3092 probably has the most distinctive design. Etched with bright orange pinstripes, the new Predator is pretty striking for its internal components too: an Intel Core i7 chip, fast ATI graphics and more. Check out the full SlashGear review of this $1,350 gaming PC after the cut.

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Lesance GSN801GAW Gaming Laptop Packs a Punch, Not the Looks

Lesance GSN801GAW Gaming Laptop Packs a Punch, Not the Looks

It seems that the bigger you get in the gaming laptop market, the faster the beautiful aesthetics drop off. The new GSN801GAW gaming laptop from Lesance follows this trend, packing enough power in the features department for anyone looking for their next gaming laptop to give it a second look, but it certainly won't be winning any beauty pageants any time soon.

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HP ENVY 17 3D hands-on

HP ENVY 17 3D hands-on

HPs ENVY range of laptops have always been eye-catching, but their latest ENVY 17 3D takes that up a step by packing 3D support too.  We caught up with the 17.3-inch Full HD notebook this week, and it's certainly a beast of a machine: plenty of metal in the chassis, a quadcore Intel Core i7-720QM processor, 2TB of storage and a slot-loading Blu-ray drive.

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Acer Aspire TimelineX 1830T Review

Acer Aspire TimelineX 1830T Review

There was a time when an ultraportable notebook would invariably cost well in excess of $1,000 and offer performance suited to little more than emailing. Now Acer's Aspire TimelineX AS1830T-68U118 drops onto the scene, a sub-$900 11.6-inch ultraportable packing an Intel Core i7 processor and a claimed battery life of up to eight hours. Too good to be true? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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MAINGEAR SHIFT Super Stock custom gaming PC channels the hot-rod spirit

MAINGEAR SHIFT Super Stock custom gaming PC channels the hot-rod spirit

MAINGEAR has never exactly shied away from over-specifying its gaming PCs, but now the company is hoping to pull in some custom attention with their new Super Stock options.  Available on the MAINGEAR SHIFT, the new customizations will include overclocking the Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition processor up to 4.5GHz, together with specifying a 3-way SLI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 array with a total of 4.5GB of GDDR5 video memory.

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Acer Aspire Predator AG7750-U3222 Core i7-930 flagship and new midrange AG5900-U3092 debut

Acer Aspire Predator AG7750-U3222 Core i7-930 flagship and new midrange AG5900-U3092 debut

Acer's Aspire Predator series is known for its gaming kick, and that leg-action is all the more impressive now that the range has been expanded with a new flagship and a more affordable mainstream model.  The Acer Aspire Predator AG7750-U3222 takes a spot at the high-end of gaming PCs, with a quadcore Intel Core i7-930 CPU, NVIDIA GeForce GTX470 graphics and 12GB of memory, while the Acer Aspire Predator AG5900-U3092 is a mid-range option with a Core i7-870 CPU, 8GB of memory and ATI Radeon HD 5850 1GB graphics.

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Acer Aspire AS5745DG 3D Vision notebook joins refreshed AS5742G, AS5745 & AS7745

Acer Aspire AS5745DG 3D Vision notebook joins refreshed AS5742G, AS5745 & AS7745

Acer has updated its AS5742G, AS5745 and Aspire AS7745 notebooks, throwing in a selection of new Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 processors, together with a choice of integrated NVIDIA Optimus or ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 graphics.  The 15.6-inch 1366 x 768 AS5742G and AS 5745 machines have a choice of HDDs up to 500GB, while the 17.3-inch 1600 x 900 AS7745 gets up to 1TB.  There's also the Acer AS5745DG with NVIDIA 3D Vision courtesy of the NVIDIA GeForce GT 420M GPU.

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Acer Aspire AS8943G get ATI Radeon 5850 2GB update

Acer Aspire AS8943G get ATI Radeon 5850 2GB update

Acer's beefy Aspire AS8943G series notebooks have received a grunt update, with the 18.4-inch 1080p-capable machines now toting ATI's Radeon 5850 GPU with its own 2GB of memory.  A range of Intel Core i7 chips are available - up to the i7-740QM - and either 4GB or 8GB of RAM.

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Getac V200 rugged Core i7 tablet PC outed

Getac V200 rugged Core i7 tablet PC outed

Rugged computer specialist Getac has outed its successor a sibling to the V100 convertible tablet PC, and as you might expect it's no less sturdy.  The Getac V200 has a 12.1-inch super-bright 1,200 nit multitouch-capable display, 2.0GHz Intel Core i7-620LM processor and WiFi b/g/n, but more importantly perhaps it's MIL-STD-810G and IP65 compliant for resilience to dust, vibration, temperatures as low as -20 degrees centigrade and water.

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Fujitsu LIFEBOOK AH530 GFX notebook packs external HD550v 1GB graphics

Fujitsu LIFEBOOK AH530 GFX notebook packs external HD550v 1GB graphics

Fujitsu's latest external-graphics notebook has been revealed, the LIFEBOOK AH530 GFX, offloading its ATI Mobility Radeon HD550v 1GB video card to make for a more portable main unit.  Based on May's original AH530, complete with optional Core i3, i5 or i7 processors, Blu ray or DVD drives, up to 8GB of RAM and up to 500GB HDD, the AH530 GFX gives desktop users an alternative to the standard notebook's Intel HD GPU.

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ASUS Rampage III Formula high-end motherboard breaks cover

ASUS Rampage III Formula high-end motherboard breaks cover

ASUS has sent over a handful of shots of their upcoming ASUS Rampage III Formula motherboard, and it's all looking decidedly tasty.  Based around Intel's X58 chipset, meaning compatibility with the latest breed of hexacore Core i7 processors, there are a full six DDR3 DIMM slots and three PCIe x16 slots.

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Dell pack hexacore i7-980X into Studio XPS 9100 PC

Dell pack hexacore i7-980X into Studio XPS 9100 PC

Dell has updated its Studio XPS 9100 desktop series to include Intel's latest Core i7 processors, bringing a welcome burst of speed with up to hexacore chips on offer.  Priced from $949.99 with the 2.66GHz Core i7-920 paired with 3GB of DDR3 memory and NVIDIA GeForce G310 512MB graphics, Dell are asking a further $470 for the Core i7-960 or a cool $1,000 more for the six-core i7-980X.

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