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Dell XPS 10 hands-on

Dell XPS 10 hands-on

Ditching the keyboard from your Windows tablet is a big theme at IFA this year, and Dell's XPS 10 is no different. A 10-inch Windows RT slate with a detachable keyboard slice - that also, unlike with some firms we've seen, accommodates a second battery - the XPS 10 crept out of its box and into our hands here at IFA today. Read on for our first impressions.

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Dell XPS Duo 12 hands-on

Dell XPS Duo 12 hands-on

Windows 8 notebooks and tablets have come in all form-factors at IFA, but Dell's XPS 12 Duo is - with its rotating display - perhaps the most eye-catching of the bunch. Dell kept the 12-inch ultrabook behind glass after its initial launch, but we caught up with the company for some hands-on playtime. The takeaway is simple: the XPS 12 Duo takes the concept of the old Inspiron Duo and polishes it to the point where it's ready for primetime. Read on for our first impressions.

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Lenovo IdeaCentre A520 shrinks a winner and adds Windows 8

Lenovo IdeaCentre A520 shrinks a winner and adds Windows 8

This week the folks at Lenovo have revealed an all-in-one computer by the name of IdeaCentre A520 - a smaller version of the A720 we reviewed quite recently - with Windows 8 and 10-point multi-touch greatness. This machine is still able to adjust its display from -5 to 90 degrees flat, works with Ivy Bridge - 3rd Gen Intel Core processors of all kinds (i3 up to i7) and comes with Windows 8 (64 bit) right out of the box. You'll be working with unique touch-optimized applications and user interface updates with your basic build and will have the same great casing aesthetics as the A720 too.

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Lenovo IdeaPad Z Series brings thin yet sturdy power to Windows 8

Lenovo IdeaPad Z Series brings thin yet sturdy power to Windows 8

The Lenovo IdeaPad Z Series has been revealed this week with the Z500 and Z400 bringing up to Genuine Windows 8 Pro to a set of study, thin, and powerful notebooks. Unlike many of the devices revealed this week, the Z Series does not have a touchscreen interface. Instead you'll be working with an Intelligent Touchpad optimized for Windows 8 and its touch- and gesture-friendly UI.

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Lenovo IdeaCentre B340 and B545 bring all-in-one touch to Windows 8

Lenovo IdeaCentre B340 and B545 bring all-in-one touch to Windows 8

If you're looking for the Lenovo style and grace and want 10-finger multi-touch action on an all-in-one beast of a computer this Fall, you're in luck with the B Series. The Lenovo IdeaCentre B340 and B545 bring the heat with two giant displays - the B545 working with a 23-inch frameless screen and the B340 having a 21.5-inch screen which can also function as a high-def TV running independent of the PC's OS. These are two odd beasts, that's for certain - and certainly a good thing for the new Windows universe!

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Lenovo IdeaPad U510 Ultrabook brings disk tray to the show

Lenovo IdeaPad U510 Ultrabook brings disk tray to the show

It appears that Lenovo has decided to take the idea that ultra-thin computers cannot have a disk drive and throw it out the window with their newest Ultrabook, the IdeaPad U510 - and it's got Windows 8, too! This machine comes in at 0.83-inches thin and has a 15.6-inch HD display along with a full keyboard and - yes indeed - an internal DVD reader/writer and Blu-ray Disc drive that pops out to accept your disks whenever you need it. The U510 will be appearing with a range of colors for its exterior and a fully metallic feel - with real metal!

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Lenovo IdeaPad Y Series brings UltraBay for interchangeable upgrades

Lenovo IdeaPad Y Series brings UltraBay for interchangeable upgrades

This week the folks at Lenovo have revealed their IdeaPad Y Series with a brand new interchangeable HDD bay they've called the UltraBay. This HDD bay is able to swap out for dual-graphics cards, increased storage space, an an additional fan for cooling. Outside this is either the Y500 with a 15.6-inch display or the Y400 with a 14-inch display - and notebooks in black and red!

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 30, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 30, 2012

Welcome to Thursday evening folks. We had a lot of news coming out of Germany for the second day of our IFA 2012 trip, so let's jump in. We have a ton of hands-on posts to get through, but first, be sure to have a look at our Dell IFA 2012 Wrap-Up for all of the details on what the company announced and what it let us see. Moving on, today was a big opportunity to get some hands-on time with a bunch of different devices announced at IFA today and yesterday, and of course we took full advantage of it.

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