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Gateway NE notebooks slim down and power up with Haswell

Gateway NE notebooks slim down and power up with Haswell

The Gateway team this week brings on not just a new set of desktop machines for students and families, but a set of Gateway NE Series notebooks as well. This series starts at 15.6-inch (1366 x 768) and ramps up to a 17.3-inch (1600 x 900 resolution) Ultrabright LED-backlit display, these models both working with the latest in Intel and AMD processors backed up by up to 8GB of DDR3 dual-channel memory. And the whole lot runs Windows 8 too, of course.

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Gateway One ZX all-in-one joins DX and SX desktops reboot

Gateway One ZX all-in-one joins DX and SX desktops reboot

This week the folks at Gateway have brought back some heat in a collection of laptops and desktops for the 2013 business year. This new collection brings Haswell Intel Core processors as well as some ever-so-slightly thinned-down bodies in the notebook line while the desktop machines amp up largely on the inside - then there's the Gateway One ZX, an all-in-one for students in a big way. Unassumingly simple looking, the lot of them.

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Digital Storm VELOCE brings first 13.3-inch gaming notebook with Haswell to market

Digital Storm VELOCE brings first 13.3-inch gaming notebook with Haswell to market

This afternoon the first slimline gaming notebook with a 13.3-inch display and Haswell - that's Intel's 4th generation Core technology, mind you - is being unleashed on the public. This machine sports a slick customized system mark of excellence on its back with Digital Storm's hot red cut down its back, bringing with it a system that also sports the highest-end NVIDIA GeForce GTX 700-series graphics cards under the hood.

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Red Bull Training Grounds tournament ramps up with Falcon Northwest Tiki, GeForce GTX TITAN

Red Bull Training Grounds tournament ramps up with Falcon Northwest Tiki, GeForce GTX TITAN

This week is a the 2013 edition of the Red Bull Training Grounds tournament with a battle between some of the best StarCraft II gamers from around the world aiming at eachother's hordes. What we've done is to take a peek at what's under the hood of the gaming rigs that'll be powering this tournament: Falcon Northwest Tiki, NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN, and customizations everywhere in-between.

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Digital Storm VIRTUE suggests mid-tower gaming systems need a steel boost

Digital Storm VIRTUE suggests mid-tower gaming systems need a steel boost

As the PC gaming rig ecosystem continues to expand, groups like Digital Storm stand to gain largely from those ladies and gentlemen aiming to do two things at once: work with a high-powered computer and keep a low, yet stylish profile. That's getting pretty darn specific when you consider the start of the gaming PC trend not too many years ago: massive builds and wacky cases galore - but here Digital Storm keeps it tight.

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MacBook Air refreshed with “All-day battery life”

MacBook Air refreshed with “All-day battery life”

This week the folks at Apple have revealed a new generation for the MacBook Air at WWDC 2013 with a 4th Generation Intel core processor (Haswell.) This system works with Haswell ULT, made for notebooks to work with smart low-power states with "up to 30 days" of standby time. While the 5 hours of battery life with the 11-inch machine goes up another 6 hours, the 13-inch MacBook Air used to work with 7 hours of battery life while the new model works with 12 hours of battery life.

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Acer Aspire S7 Ultrabook gets Haswell reboot with optional WQHD

Acer Aspire S7 Ultrabook gets Haswell reboot with optional WQHD

While Acer is pushing forth several machines this week that take on the mantel of an entirely new design in and of themselves at Computex, the Acer Aspire S7 looks, on the surface, to be the same machine as it was earlier this year. Under the surface though is a reboot that means more than just accepting the 4th generation of Intel Core (Haswell) processors. Included in this reboot of the Aspire S7 is 2nd generation Acer TwinAir cooling, new electroluminescent (EL) backlit keyboard technology, and a new option for a display sharper than its already-1080p-wielding predecessor.

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Acer Aspire S3 2013 reboot nabs design tips from S7 flagship

Acer Aspire S3 2013 reboot nabs design tips from S7 flagship

This week at Computex, Acer has revealed a set of notebooks and desktop machines that bring on 4th generation Intel Core (Haswell) processor technology along with upgraded features to their units. Here with the Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook line, a bit of an aesthetic change has been made to the industrial design of the machine. Deriving from the successful bits and pieces seen in the Acer Aspire S7, the Acer Aspire S3 now takes on a look that's a bit more "today".

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