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Vizio’s new range strikes the Apple/PC balance

Vizio’s new range strikes the Apple/PC balance

Premium Apple style and mass-market PC pricing: can Vizio do what Acer, Sony, HP and Dell have all struggled to achieve, and crack the design-conscious mainstream? The company - better known for its low-cost, big-screen TV ranges - confirmed its all-in-one PCs and thin-and-light notebooks this week, a new line-up that apparently paid as much attention to how the systems look on your desk or lap as how they perform.

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First Retina MacBook Pro online orders have arrived

First Retina MacBook Pro online orders have arrived

The first online orders for Apple's new MacBook Pro with Retina display have begun shipping. In fact, some customers have already received their shipments, while a few others say that they were able to purchase the Retina MacBook Pro in-store. However, many Apple retail stores are still out-of-stock on the new notebooks other than the display models.

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MacBook Pro Retina display tops panel cost list

MacBook Pro Retina display tops panel cost list

Apple introduced the Retina display MacBook Pro on Monday, with models already available in retail stores and on the company’s online store. The price is higher than the regular MacBook Pros, however, starting at $2,199. Digitimes reports that other manufacturers will begin seeking similar high resolution panels, and has laid out the costs for some of the typical panels one might find in notebooks and ultrabooks.

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Acer Aspire V5 series features Ivy Bridge and USB 3.0

Acer Aspire V5 series features Ivy Bridge and USB 3.0

Ready for more Ivy Bridge updates? Acer is the company jumping on the bandwagon this time, announcing two new Aspire notebooks that will feature Intel’s third-generation of Core processors. Acer will offer two Aspire V5 models, a 14-inch and a 15.3-inch, with the former weighing 4.6lbs and coming in at 0.79-inches thick, while the latter will weigh 5lbs and be around 0.83 inches thick.

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AMD Trinity Windows 8 hybrid hands-on

AMD Trinity Windows 8 hybrid hands-on

AMD brought along its latest 2nd-gen Trinity reference design along to Computex 2012 today, and we grabbed some hands-on time with the Compal-made tablet/notebook hybrid after the keynote. An 11.6-inch slate which docks into a well-spaced keyboard with trackpad and extra ports, the unnamed prototype is unlikely to reach the market in its current form, but AMD hopes will provide some inspiration to its OEM partners considering APUs.

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Dell updates Inspiron 15R and 17R

Dell updates Inspiron 15R and 17R

In addition to the Inspiron 14z, Dell has unveiled two other Inspiron models, the 15R and 17R. The R is designed to bring a bit of a performance boost over the standard offerings, although the base models of both laptops still feature Sandy Bridge processors (Ivy Bridge upgrades are available). They’re certainly heavy, with the lightest laptop coming in at 6.05 lbs, but the prices are low too, with the 15R starting from $549.99 and the 17R starting at $599.99.

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