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Acer Computex 2012 Windows 8 device round-up

Acer Computex 2012 Windows 8 device round-up

This week over in Taiwan at Computex, the folks at Acer have brought on three waves of fury for the upcoming release of Windows 8 later this year: All-in-Ones, Tablets, and touchscreen Ultrabooks. We've got hands-on with each of the big guns we've seen in the past 24 hours, but before you get there, have a peek at the announcement posts for each of these beasts, starting with the massive Acer U Series. Both the Acer Aspire 5600U and the Acer Aspire 7600U will have large-screen Windows 8 at your fingertips with 23 and 27-inch touchscreens on a swivel.

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HP Z220 and EliteBook Mobile Workstations get Ivy Bridge and prices

HP Z220 and EliteBook Mobile Workstations get Ivy Bridge and prices

We had our eyes and hands on several of the models we're getting official information on today last month, now it's time to see what HP will be pressenting to the world in final form. First we've got the HP Z220 Workstations, then the HP EliteBook Mobile Workstations as well, both of these lineups bringing you no less than next-level Intel core and Intel Xeon processors.

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ASUS teases dual-boot Android Windows 8 machine for Computex

ASUS teases dual-boot Android Windows 8 machine for Computex

This year at Computex we're likely going to be seeing a dual-booting Android / Windows 8 device coming from ASUS, the company that brought you the dual-device PadFone last year at this same event. The device we'll be looking at will likely have much of the same impact of that device - that device having gone through quite a few revisions before hitting the market in the end with just Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich rather than its original Android 3.0 Honeycomb/Gingerbread combination. What we're expecting this time instead of a phone that plugs into a tablet is a tablet that plugs into a notebook - dual-booting Windows 8 and Android 4.0 might mean a whole new generation of ASUS Transformer Pads for the world by the end of the year.

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HP Z420 Workstation review

HP Z420 Workstation review

Workstation computers are strange beasts: it's rare that someone more used to a traditional laptop or desktop will need them, or indeed, will be able to justify the extra expense. But for those who need massive amounts of performance for specific tasks, there's no way to beat them. In contrast with their consumer products, HP's workstations have earned a reputation as some of the best in the business, and we were thrilled to put the new Z420 Workstation through its paces.

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HP t410 (AiO) All-in-One Smart Zero Client official

HP t410 (AiO) All-in-One Smart Zero Client official

An all-new all-in-one HP computer has been revealed this week and sports HP's brand new OneWire technology, requiring no external power supply because of its ability to be powered by Ethernet connection. This machine is therefor able to operate at 13 watts of power, believe it or not, and sports an 18.5-inch display that is indeed powered solely by Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) technology. This machine is expected to be released sometime this summer and will be blowing your mind then!

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HP launches Compaq LA2405x 24-inch LCD monitor

HP launches Compaq LA2405x 24-inch LCD monitor

If you're anything like me, the rise of 16:9 computer monitors is the bane of your working life - give me the (slightly) older 16:10 standard or nothing. That seems to be HP's reasoning behind the LA2405x, a 24-inch budget business monitor that bucks the trend of wider displays (with lower resolutions). The TN-LCD panel comes with a size-standard resolution of 1920x1200 pixels.

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HP Compaq Elite 8300 and Pro 6300 towers aim for business market

HP Compaq Elite 8300 and Pro 6300 towers aim for business market

As part of Hewlett-Packard's massive spring debut, they're showing off a pair of desktops in the dual-orientation tower form factor. Both are being released under the old Compaq label, but you won't find the familiar red branding here: the desktops look morel ike scaled down versions of HP's Z workstations. Both machines come in full-sized or small form factor versions.

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Maingear to offer NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690

Maingear to offer NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690

NVIDIA announced the GeForce GTX 690 on Monday, a graphics card that houses two Kepler cores on one single card. It certainly looked very flashy, with lots of chromium-plated aluminium spread across the GPU in order to keep everything cool along with the card’s fan. It commands a pretty penny too: $999. So who’s the first company crazy enough to fit one of these cards into their system? Maingear, of course.

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Ivy Bridge grabs Dell with HighPerformance XPS and Vostro Solutions

Ivy Bridge grabs Dell with HighPerformance XPS and Vostro Solutions

There's a whole new family of Dell computers out there starting early this summer including the 3rd Generation Intel Core set of processors also known as Ivy Bridge onboard. These computers come in both HighPerformance XPS and Vostro brands with families, multimedia professionals, and businesses in mind. Each of these computing families will have the Intel Core i7 processor embedded with in, and several models will have the option to include a lower-powered Core i5 processor instead.

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