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Lenovo notebooks put in Q3 2012 star showing as desktops struggle

Lenovo notebooks put in Q3 2012 star showing as desktops struggle

Lenovo saw notebook sales rise but desktop PC struggled in Q4 2012, the company has revealed today, with the shipments of portables up 9.5-percent year-on-year while sales of their desk-bound brethren managed a mere 1-percent rise. The Chinese PC company saw sales of $9.4bn over the three month period, shipping 14.1m PCs for pre-tax revenue of $246m. It also saw a profit from its Chinese smartphone division, the first time that's been recorded.

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Acer: Chromebooks good, Windows 8 bad

Acer: Chromebooks good, Windows 8 bad

Acer expects Chrome OS to play an increasing role in its fortunes moving forward, as "Windows 8 itself is still not successful" according to the Taiwanese company's president. 5- to 10-percent of Acer's US shipments were Chromebooks such as the C7 ultraportable, Jim Wong told Bloomberg, and the company is confident that Chrome OS can sustain consumer interest in the face of what it sees as waning Windows 8 demand.

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Gigabyte outs touchscreen Ultrabook, gaming laptop monster and more

Gigabyte outs touchscreen Ultrabook, gaming laptop monster and more

Gigabyte has a trio of notebooks for CES, a pair of ultrabooks and a new gaming machine with a 17-inch display and hefty graphics grunt. The Gigabyte U2142 ultrabook has an 11.6-inch display and a convertible touchscreen, running Windows 8 on a 3rd gen Intel Core processor; it not only has a 256GB mSATA SSD, but up to 1TB of regular storage for the best of speed and capacity.

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Sony VAIO T15 Touch and T14 Touch hands-on

Sony VAIO T15 Touch and T14 Touch hands-on

It's all-fingers-on-screen for Sony's latest VAIO ultrabooks, the T15 Touch and T14 Touch, which each slap a 10-digit multitouch layer on top of the regular display for some swiping Windows 8 action. Fresh at CES this week, the new Intel-powered duo is more of the same from Sony's ultrabook line-up, with brushed aluminum chassis and backlit keyboards.

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Samsung Series 7 Chronos and Series 7 Ultra hands-on

Samsung Series 7 Chronos and Series 7 Ultra hands-on

Samsung may have focused on Smart TV in its CES 2013 press conference, but the company also had a pair of new lightweight notebooks - the Series 7 Chronos and Series 7 Ultra - to announce. Packing a 15.6-inch and 13.3-inch display respectively, the two new laptops offer up to 11hrs runtime and Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution displays, while throwing in a touch layer for 10-finger action, too.

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Samsung announces enhanced Series 7 Chronos and Series 7 Ultra to be displayed at CES

Samsung announces enhanced Series 7 Chronos and Series 7 Ultra to be displayed at CES

Samsung has announced the enhanced Series 7 Chronos, as well as the new Series 7 Ultra ultrabook, both of which it will show off at the upcoming CES 2013 event. The Series 7 Ultra model 730U3E is the first in a series of ultrabooks Samsung has planned, while the enhanced Series 7 Chronos features a lighter body and a processing power boost. You can check out pictures of the machine after the jump.

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SlashGear’s Product Review Rundown 2012

SlashGear’s Product Review Rundown 2012

This year SlashGear had 292 product reviews over the 12 months that began with January 2012 with subject matter ranging from smartphones to automobiles, with accessories, computers, and some lovely stand-out apps sprinkled in-between. We'd like to express our extreme gratitude to the PR groups, manufacturers, developers, and every other individual responsible for helping us work with the products and services we need to show you, the readers. Have a peek at what we've explored in detail this year!

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Intel reportedly prioritizing voice control for 2013 Haswell Ultrabooks

Intel reportedly prioritizing voice control for 2013 Haswell Ultrabooks

Intel is reportedly pushing for voice control as a standard feature of Shark Bay based ultrabooks in 2013, with a combination of hardware and software for speech recognition tipped to join the minimum spec list. The hands-free technology would join touchscreens as part of Intel's premium feature-set for next-gen ultrabooks, Fudzilla reports, though exactly how such a system would be implemented is unclear at this stage.

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