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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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Acer abandons Thunderbolt in favor of cheaper USB 3.0

Acer abandons Thunderbolt in favor of cheaper USB 3.0

Acer has ditched plans to push Thunderbolt on its Windows PCs, turning instead to USB 3.0 despite being the first PC manufacturer to support Intel's high-speed connection. According to Acer, which first included Thunderbolt on the Aspire S5 ultrabook in early 2012, it's a matter of cost, USB 3.0 offering comparable speed among other advantages, and the continuing shortage of peripherals actually using Thunderbolt technology that have soured it on the port.

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Intel Atom Z2580 AnTuTu benchmark falls 20% following revision

Intel Atom Z2580 AnTuTu benchmark falls 20% following revision

Earlier this month, the AnTuTu benchmarking tool raised a bit of a firestorm when it showed Intel's Atom Z2580 out performing offerings from Qualcomm, NVIDIA, and Samsung. This led to BDTI, a consulting firm, showing that not all instructions were being executed by the Intel processor, causing a false boost in results. As such, AnTuTu has issued a revised version of the benchmarking tool, and Intel has fallen 20-percent as a result.

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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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Intel-powered wearables by end of 2013 says Glass-owning CEO

Intel-powered wearables by end of 2013 says Glass-owning CEO

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich has been personally testing Google Glass and expects the chip company's silicon to show up in wearables before the end of 2013, though the freshly-installed exec is coy on his predecessors Web TV intentions. "We're being cautious" Kranich said on the IPTV plans Intel said would launch this year, despite his predecessor, Paul Otellini, being gung-ho about the scheme. Despite the high ambitions, and solid feedback from early testers, Intel is yet to ink a single content deal, it's believed. Instead, Krzanich is more confident in wearables.

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Intel CTO Justin Rattner resigning with temporary leave, will return “at a later date”

Intel CTO Justin Rattner resigning with temporary leave, will return “at a later date”

Intel has announced that its Chief Technology Officer, Justin Rattner, will be resigning from his role as the company's CTO. His stepping down is to meet a corporate bylaw in Intel which states that a corporate officer is not allowed to serve after the age of 65. The resignation has taken place immediately, with Rattner leaving Intel temporarily for personal reasons.

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Acer Iconia W3 Windows 8 tablet hands-on

Acer Iconia W3 Windows 8 tablet hands-on

Think small tablets and Apple's iPad mini and Google's Nexus 7 probably come to mind, but Acer is also hoping its Iconia W3 Windows 8 slate will make the grade. Running a full version of Windows 8 - and, soon enough, Windows 8.1 - on an 8.1-inch capacitive touchscreen, the compact tablet is designed to fit into the bags and oversized coat pockets that regular, 10-inch slates won't play neatly with. We caught up with Acer and the Iconia W3 to see if this is the sort of Windows 8 we could see ourselves carrying everywhere.

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Intel talks set-top box for 2013: traditional TV’s last gasp

Intel talks set-top box for 2013: traditional TV’s last gasp

This week there's a bit of an insider tip floating about speaking on Intel's very first HDTV set-top box, on that'll be offered at retail for web-streamed live TV. This device is said to be working with web connectivity that needs no television package plan, therefor aiming to do the traditional TV industry a blow that could be their last. In other words, Cablevision, Comcast, Charter Communications, and Time Warner Cable beware.

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