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MacBook Air 2012 refresh comes with Ivy Bridge and USB 3.0

MacBook Air 2012 refresh comes with Ivy Bridge and USB 3.0

This week at WWDC 2012 we've been informed by no less than Phil Schiller that the entire MacBook lineup would be updated, including the MacBook Air. The Air would grab 3rd-gen Intel Core Ivy Bridge processors in i5 configurations up to 1.8GHz dual-core, 8GB of ram, and 512GB of flash storage. In addition, these new notebooks will have USB 3.0 as well as a Thunderbolt port, Facetime camera with 720p resolution, and both 11-inch and 13-inch configurations, and all of it starting at $999.

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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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Vizio to launch its first computers this month

Vizio to launch its first computers this month

Vizio, popular for its stylish yet affordable TVs, is now diving into the PC market. When the relatively small and unknown company first popped onto the scene with its TVs, it took that market by storm, going head to head against major players like Sony to become the largest TV manufacturer in the US. Now, it wants to take on Apple by introducing its own line of ultra thin laptops and sleek all-in-one PCs.

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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 Pro 4300 makes Small Form Factor affordable

HP Compaq Pro 4300 makes Small Form Factor affordable

Small Form Factor or "SFF" computers are a boon to businesses thanks to their low volume and power requirements. HP is hoping for some corporate dollars with the Compaq Pro 4300 model SFF PC. Its options include both 2nd and 3rd-generation (Ivy Bridge) Intel Core processors, a media card reader and hard drives up to a full terrabyte in size or a 256GB SSD.

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HP Z220 Workstation hands-on

HP Z220 Workstation hands-on

HP's Z-series workstations are some of the best in the business, and one of their most popular models is the Z200 series. It's getting an update today with the Z220 workstation, which comes in a standard mini-tower version and a Small Form Factor model. HP showed us the models before the official announcement, and we were happy to check them out. For those who need lots of power in a small space, the two versions of the Z220 should prove a worthy contender.

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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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Lenovo ThinkCentre M92p and M72e tiny desktops revealed

Lenovo ThinkCentre M92p and M72e tiny desktops revealed

Lenovo has outed a pair of diminutive desktops, the ThinkCentre M92p and M72e tiny, along with a new LCD display that has been specially tuned to deliver perfect VoIP and video conferencing results. The M92p and M72e tiny pack a choice of Intel 3rd Gen Core Ivy Bridge processors in a form-factor that's as small as 3-inches thick, with integrated graphics and WiFi.

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