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Dell and HP tablets delayed: Intel chip test trouble blamed

Dell and HP tablets delayed: Intel chip test trouble blamed

Dell and other Windows 8 tablet manufacturers are apparently experiencing unexpected problems with drivers for their new touchscreen slates, insiders claim, forcing delays of certain models into early 2013. The Dell Latitude 10 and other Intel Atom Z2760 based tablets are now not expected until late January, with sources telling InformationWeek that the problem is in getting sufficiently stable drivers for the power-frugal Clover Trail processors to meet Microsoft's licensing standards.

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HP adds EliteBook Revolve to its business tablet lineup

HP adds EliteBook Revolve to its business tablet lineup

HP has announced the addition of the EliteBook Revolve, a tablet/laptop hybrid, to its business tablet offerings. Like many touch-enabled laptops appearing on the market, the EliteBook Revolve has a touchscreen that can be rotated and laid flat, effectively turning the notebook into a tablet. The device is slated for launch in March 2013 with an MSRP of $499.

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HP launches all-in-one printer with built-in WiFi hotspot

HP launches all-in-one printer with built-in WiFi hotspot

Most all-in-one printers these days usually only come with print, copy, scan, and fax capabilities, which is more than what most users need usually, but HP launched a new printer today in India that also has a built-in WiFi hotspot capable of hosting up to eight devices. Apart from that, the new printer also supports Apple AirPrint, along with HP's ePrint for wireless printing.

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HP shareholder lawsuit names audit firms that worked on the Autonomy deal

HP shareholder lawsuit names audit firms that worked on the Autonomy deal

HP is currently fighting a massive shareholder backlash over the huge $8.8 billion write-down it was forced to take on its acquisition of Autonomy. HP has alleged that there were "serious accounting improprieties" that led it to overpay massively for the company. HP's shareholders have filed suit in the matter and named the major auditing firms that worked on the deal for HP as defendants.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 27, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 27, 2012

Welcome to Tuesday evening everyone! This afternoon we heard that Apple's Richard Williamson has been ousted in an iOS Maps switch-up, while Nintendo confirmed the rumored Wii Mini - but it's only coming to Canada and won't have Internet capabilities. Microsoft has sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses since the OS launched last month, and even managed to sell 750,000 Xbox 360s during the week of Black Friday, despite the fact that the console is viewed as aging hardware by many.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 20, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 20, 2012

Welcome to Tuesday evening everyone! Today we found out that shipping times for the iPhone 5 have gone down to two weeks, which should be good news for those who have been waiting to get their hands on one. HP announced that Autonomy's "serious accounting improprieties" have left it with a whopping $8.8 billion bill, while afterward insiders were saying that HP never wanted to close on the Autonomy deal in the first place.

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HP wanted out of the Autonomy deal but lacked an excuse tips insider

HP wanted out of the Autonomy deal but lacked an excuse tips insider

HP got cold feet in the run up to the Autonomy acquisition but could find no accounting evidence to extricate itself, insiders claim, in the aftermath of an $8.8bn hit for alleged "irregularities" by senior execs. Rumors had circulated prior to the deal closing that Autonomy's growth was partly the result of creative accounting, the WSJ reports, and sources suggest HP's internal team dealing with the acquisition was aware of the allegations.

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HP: Autonomy overinflated its accounts and we have to foot the $8.8bn bill

HP: Autonomy overinflated its accounts and we have to foot the $8.8bn bill

HP has reported its Q4 and full-year 2012 results, and there's an unpleasant $8.8bn hit on the balance sheet over alleged "serious accounting improprieties" at Autonomy prior to its acquisition. The writedown has been blamed on claims that Autonomy execs inflated the value of the firm so as to drive up HP's bid, and has referred the case to the US SEC's Enforcement Division and the UK's Serious Fraud Office for civil and criminal investigation.

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