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Sony VAIO Duo 13 Review

Sony VAIO Duo 13 Review

The popularity of tablets have posed a solid threat to the PC industry, and in response many 2-in-1 so-called "hybrid" laptops have popped up in increasing numbers that are able to function as both -- as a laptop when some serious work needs to be done, and as a tablet for activities best suited to a hands-on approach: mobile games, artwork, and Web browsing, among others. The Sony VAIO Duo 13 is one such hybrid featuring a collapsible design that toggles the machine between a slate and a laptop without effort, but does it provide the best of both worlds? Read our full SlashGear review to find out.

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HP Chromebook 11 yanked from stores [Update: overheating chargers]

HP Chromebook 11 yanked from stores [Update: overheating chargers]

HP's Chromebook 11 has mysteriously disappeared from sale, with the ARM-powered Chrome OS laptop reportedly being pulled from Best Buy shelves after store managers received urgent instructions to freeze sales. The $279 notebook is listed as out of stock on Google's own Play store and at Best Buy, and has vanished completely from HP's webstore; sources told The Verge that according to an internal memo, sales of the Chromebook 11 should cease "effective immediately" and any remaining stock moved off the showroom floor.

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Acer CEO resigns as Q3 loss pushes restructuring plan

Acer CEO resigns as Q3 loss pushes restructuring plan

Today Acer has reported that they're not doing especially well in the PC business, reporting losses and a restructuring plan which includes the resignation of J.T. Wang as CEO. Acer corporate President Jim Wong will take over as CEO, while Wang will remain as chairman until June of 2014. Plans for restructure include a cut of 7 percent of employees worldwide, while raising T$2.87 billion (approximately $98 million USD) with 136 million new common shares.

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Dell Latitude 6430u ultrabook off-gassing “cat pee” odors will get replacement part

Dell Latitude 6430u ultrabook off-gassing “cat pee” odors will get replacement part

Dell introduced the Latitude 6430u business ultrabook back in the early summer of 2012, and soon after complaints regarding a peculiar odor began surfacing on the company's product forums. According to many owners, the laptop is off-gassing an odor that smells, for lack of more sophisticated phrase, "like cat pee." Though the company responded with typical tech support advice like cleaning the vents with compressed air, today it released a more official response.

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Sony VAIO Tap 11 and VAIO Flip hybrid notebook get priced for October

Sony VAIO Tap 11 and VAIO Flip hybrid notebook get priced for October

Sony took a two-pronged approach with Windows 8 tablets back at IFA 2013 last month, opting to hit both the slate form-factor with the VAIO Tap 11 and the convertible hybrid with the VAIO Flip, and now the company has confirmed price and availability for both. The Sony VAIO Flip 13A, 14A, and 15A are all landing in late October, priced from $749, complete with a clever folding-rotating touchscreen running at at least Full HD resolution. Meanwhile, the Sony VAIO Tap 11 is the thinnest Windows 8 tablet around.

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Lenovo IdeaPad A10 Android hybrid is real company sheepishly admits

Lenovo IdeaPad A10 Android hybrid is real company sheepishly admits

Lenovo has sheepishly confirmed the IdeaPad A10 Android-based touchscreen convertible notebook, after the rotating hybrid was prematurely listed on Amazon in Europe. The company's intention had been to officially announce the IdeaPad A10 - which has a 10.1-inch display and runs Android on a 1.6GHz quadcore ARM chipset - this week, spokesperson Chris Millward told PCWorld, but admitted that the company had helped spoil its surprise by leaking the user manual.

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