IFA 2011

IFA 2011 Wrap-Up

IFA 2011 Wrap-Up

IFA 2011 has come and gone, and there's been no shortage of shiny new tech to play with. With the iPad still dominating consumer and industry mindshare, tablets unsurprisingly were a focus points for many, but there were big screens to marvel at in other segments, too. We won't see many of the new toys hit store shelves for months, but that's not going to stop us from lusting in advance. Head on past the cut for all the best devices from the show!

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Apple wins Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 injunction

Apple wins Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 injunction

Apple has secured a new injunction against Samsung's Galaxy Tab 7.7 in Germany, forcing the company to yank the tablet from IFA 2011 show stands as we saw on Saturday. The courts in Dusseldorf granted Apple's request for a ban on sales and promotion of the new Android slate, Yonhap News reports; "Samsung respects the court's decision" spokesperson James Chung told Bloomberg, though went on to criticize the ruling as something that "severely limits consumer choice in Germany."

Samsung yanks Galaxy Tab 7.7 at IFA in latest legal spat

Samsung yanks Galaxy Tab 7.7 at IFA in latest legal spat

Samsung has pulled all Galaxy Tab 7.7 tablets from its IFA 2011 stand, as well as removing or covering any mention of the Honeycomb based tablet, in what appears to be further fall-out from the ongoing legal battle between the company and Apple. "Samsung has removed the Galaxy Tab 7.7 from our stand at IFA," Samsung Europe spokesperson Brendon Gore told SlashGear. "We cannot make any further comment as we have not received an official statement from the court."

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Samsung Galaxy Note: Inking, editing, benchmarks, more [Video]

Samsung Galaxy Note: Inking, editing, benchmarks, more [Video]

Samsung's Galaxy Note has arguably been the product of the show here at IFA 2011, and so we couldn't resist another stop by to check out some of the details of the smartphone/tablet hybrid. Much of the appeal is Samsung's custom software, including surprisingly powerful video and photo editing apps together with digital notetaking that works hand-in-hand with the accurate stylus. Read on for a video demo and more.

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Samsung Series 7 Slate PC hands-on

Samsung Series 7 Slate PC hands-on

What's in a name? If you're Samsung, and you're trying to bide time until the more touchscreen-friendly Windows 8 arrives, then you launch the Samsung Series 7 Slate PC. The absence of "tablet" in the title, and conversely the specific mention of a slate form-factor PC, says it all: this is no iPad rival but a work or enterprise machine that just so happens not to have a keyboard. We grabbed some playtime at IFA 2011.

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Samsung Series 7 Chronos hands-on

Samsung Series 7 Chronos hands-on

Samsung's recent line-up of notebooks has been impressing with its combination of slick metal chassis, solid performance and copious style, and the Samsung Series 7 Chronos announced here at IFA 2011 is little different. Using a so-called "Superior LCD" panel technology, Samsung has also managed to squeeze in bigger displays than you'd expect; the design those panels fit into, however, is decidedly more Apple-esque at first and second glance than earlier models. Homage, inspired or just plain pilfered; head on past the cut to see more.

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ACER Aspire S3 Ultrabook Hands-on [Video]

ACER Aspire S3 Ultrabook Hands-on [Video]

This week at IFA 2011 we've gotten a hands-on look at Acer's newly announced Ultrabook, the Acer Aspire S3, an ultra portable thin and light super powerful laptop for the next generation of demanding consumers across the world. This device has a 13.3-inch LED display at 1366 x 768 pixels resolution, is a mere 0.51-inches thick, and features the latest second generation of Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processors at up to 1.7GHz, this with a choice of 240 GB SSD or 320/500 GB HDD with embedded SSD means you've got one powerful bit of computing on your hands. Walk with us through this brand new device and see if it's going to replace your current fat-by-comparison laptop come the end of this year.

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