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Google hybrid laptop-tablet patent application hints at next Nexus

Google hybrid laptop-tablet patent application hints at next Nexus

Google may have the Nexus 7, Nexus smartphones and Chromebooks, but the company could be working on a hybrid convertible touchscreen notebook if a new patent application is anything to go by. The filing - "Moveable display portion of a computing device" - details a tilting, sliding and potentially even rotating hybrid laptop that could be used as a regular notebook or, after some Transformers-style manipulation, as a touchscreen slate.

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Toshiba Tecra R940 and R950 notebooks hit the business circuit

Toshiba Tecra R940 and R950 notebooks hit the business circuit

The folks at Toshiba have released news on their newest two notebook computers, the Toshiba Tecra R940 and Tecra R950, both of them ready for the business world through Toshiba Direct. These devices are available to business owners who can order up to 100 units at a time with discounts that are usually only given to giant companies. These laptops are made for small or medium business needs with fiberglass reinforced casing and Honeycomb Rib structures - not to mention 3rd generation Intel Core processors and dedicated AMD graphics inside.

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Fujitsu announces Stylistic Q702 and LifeBook T902 laptops

Fujitsu announces Stylistic Q702 and LifeBook T902 laptops

Fujitsu has today unveiled two new laptops in its range. The first is a laptop and tablet hybrid dubbed the Stylistic Q702, while the second is a convertible laptop (remember those?) called the LifeBook T902. The Stylistic Q702 is constructed from a magnesium shell that weighs around 850 grams, doubling as a laptop when inserted into the keyboard dock which also provides extra battery life.

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Blue Microphones Tiki USB mic available at Best Buy now

Blue Microphones Tiki USB mic available at Best Buy now

We’re fans of Blue Microphones, with the company churning out good quality products like the Snowball and Yeti mics. The company demoed a smaller, more portable USB mic at CES that would plug into laptops and provide noise cancellation so that you could hold a conversation in a busy environment, and that microphone is now shipping. Blue says the mic contains proprietary noise cancellation technology that will isolate your voice and reduce background noise accordingly.

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Tablets to overtake notebooks in 2016 researchers predict

Tablets to overtake notebooks in 2016 researchers predict

Tablet shipments will eclipse those of notebooks in just four years time, according to new research, as Apple's iPad leads a slate storm that will overshadow traditional mobile computing. While the mobile market as a whole is expected to more than double by 2017, NPD DisplaySearch claims, that growth will be disproportionately driven by tablet sales, shipments of which are tipped to more than triple.

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Panasonic updates Toughbooks with Ivy Bridge

Panasonic updates Toughbooks with Ivy Bridge

Panasonic has announced an update to its line of Toughbooks to include Intel’s new Ivy Bridge processors. The Toughbook CF-31 will be available in two configurations, Standard and Performance. The Performance model will come with a Core i5 3360M processor clocked at 2.8Ghz as well as AMD’s Radeon HD 7750M discrete GPU. The notebook can switch between the discrete graphics and Intel’s integrated HD 4000 GPU to balance power versus performance.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X131e specs detailed

Lenovo ThinkPad X131e specs detailed

Netbooks may have had their five minutes of fame, but it looks like Lenovo still thinks life left in the category. Netbook News has spotted specs for the upcoming Lenovo X131e, the successor to the X130e that was running AMD’s Zacate platform. The X131e looks to have the new Brazos 2.0 APU, featuring either a E1-1200 or E2-1800 CPU, plus boosted Radeon HD 73xx graphics. Just like the X130e, there will be an optical ULV Core i3 option too.

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Dell unveils new XPS 14 and XPS 15: Hands-on

Dell unveils new XPS 14 and XPS 15: Hands-on

If you’re a fan of Dell’s XPS 13 but want something a little bigger with extra connectivity, the newly announced XPS 14 and 15 might just be for you. Both laptops have seen a redesign that sees the chassis’ making use of aluminium while giving the models a much needed thinner profile, and you can expect to see the latest internals with Intel's Ivy Bridge processors and optional discrete NVIDIA graphics.

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Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M5 ultrabooks start from $679.99

Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M5 ultrabooks start from $679.99

Acer has even more ultrabooks to share with you, today introducing the Aspire Timeline Ultra M5 series. The ultrabook will be available in both 14- and 15.6-inch sizes, with chassis coming in at 0.81-inches thick. Naturally, you’ll find Intel’s third-generation Ivy Bridge processors under the hood, with Core i3 chips offered on standard configurations with the option to upgrade to Core i5.

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iFixit tears down new MacBook Pro, compares it to Retina

iFixit tears down new MacBook Pro, compares it to Retina

With the teardown of the new Retina MacBook Pro out of the way, iFixit has turned its attention to the regular MacBook Pro that was refreshed with Intel’s new Ivy Bridge processors. While the gang wasn’t too crazy about the lack of the Retina MacBook Pro’s repairability, the vanilla version seems to fare better, receiving a 7/10 score. In the process of the teardown, iFixit has compared some of the internals to the Retina MacBook Pro.

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