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Dell XPS 11 2-in-1 and XPS 13 refresh released to the wild

Dell XPS 11 2-in-1 and XPS 13 refresh released to the wild

This week the folks at Dell have issued forth two of there newest notebook machines - the Dell XPS 11 2-in-1 and the Dell XPS 13. These machines are both rolling with extremely high definition displays and work with the newest in new 4th generation Haswell Intel Core processors, not to mention Gorilla Glass up front to protect that all-important screen. Both of these systems are being made available today through Dell online.

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Acer C720 Chromebook taps Haswell and SSD for 8hr battery

Acer C720 Chromebook taps Haswell and SSD for 8hr battery

It's obviously a week for Chromebooks, with Acer's new C720 Chromebook joining HP's Chromebook11 offering cloud-centric mobile computing, this time at the even lower price of $249.99. Sticking with Intel's x86 chips rather than the ARM-based processor in the HP machine revealed on Tuesday, the Acer C720 steps up to a Haswell-generation Celeron 2955U for better performance and battery life, with the promise of up to 8.5hrs of runtime despite being 30-percent thinner in your bag.

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Dell Venue 8 Pro and 11 Pro Windows 8.1 tablets trounce Surface Pro 2

Dell Venue 8 Pro and 11 Pro Windows 8.1 tablets trounce Surface Pro 2

Dell has taken the wraps off two new tablets in its resurrected Venue range, the Venue 8 Pro and Venue 11 Pro running Windows 8.1. The Venue 8 Pro puts Windows 8.1 on an 8-inch HD IPS touchscreen with an optional digitizer pen and the chance to add integrated LTE, with Intel Atom Baytrail under the hood. As for the Venue 11 Pro, that steps up to a Full HD 11-inch display and a detachable keyboard for easier text entry, with the same Active Stylus option.

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Acer C720 Chromebook brings Haswell with a C7 reboot

Acer C720 Chromebook brings Haswell with a C7 reboot

If you had a good time working with the original Acer C7 Chromebook last year, Acer is aiming to up the ante for you specifically this year with the Acer C720. This machine is one of a collection of Chromebooks announced earlier this year as Intel brought on 4th generation Intel Core technology (Haswell) to the platform. Here in the Acer C720, the user works with a body that's quite similar to the original C7, but reinforced and beefed up with a collection of features for the real world - like 30cc fluid resistance up top so there's time for you to turn the machine off before a glass of spilt water destroys the whole beast.

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iMac 2013 updated: Intel Haswell plus faster graphics, flash & wireless

iMac 2013 updated: Intel Haswell plus faster graphics, flash & wireless

Apple has refreshed the iMac with Intel's "Haswell" fourth-gen Core i5 and i7 processors, along with updating graphics, connectivity options, and boosting the speed of the all-in-one desktop's flash storage. The 2013 iMac is outwardly the same as the existing model, with a slimline aluminum and glass casing offered in 21.5- and 27-inch display variants, but inside there's a choice of Intel's latest processors with up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M graphics, along with WiFi 802.11ac.

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Surface Pro 2 hands-on

Surface Pro 2 hands-on

Microsoft isn't giving up on Windows 8 tablets, and the Surface Pro 2 is the slate that it expects to finally crack the market. Taking the original Surface Pro and refreshing it with Intel's fourth-generation Core "Haswell" processors, the new Surface Pro 2 takes advantage of the more battery-efficient chips to deliver longer runtimes, not to mention introducing more interesting accessories along the way. Read on for some first impressions.

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