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MacBook Pro 13 and 15-inch refreshed with Haswell

MacBook Pro 13 and 15-inch refreshed with Haswell

This week with the incoming wave of OS X Mavericks announcements came the official unveiling of the 2013 Intel Core (Haswell)-packing MacBook Pro lineup. This new push for the 4th generation of Intel Core technology also has the MacBook Pro readied to be the highest-end solution for users looking for notebooks from the OS X universe, Apple also having released Haswell-readied MacBook Air units earlier this year for the lightest side of things and a brand new iMac most recently.

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Barclays: Larger iPad with 64-bit A7 could be a laptop killer in the works

Barclays: Larger iPad with 64-bit A7 could be a laptop killer in the works

The folks at Barclays Equity Research have proposed an intriguing idea, stating today that it believes Apple to be working on a 13-inch iPad running the new 64-bit architecture -- which was recently called a "gimmick" -- that could be a laptop killer (for certain types of laptops, that is). The theory is just that -- a theory -- but Barclays backs it up with some seemingly valid assertions.

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Toshiba Z-series business laptops unveiled with Intel Haswell processors

Toshiba Z-series business laptops unveiled with Intel Haswell processors

Toshiba has unveiled three new business laptops: the Toshiba Portege Z30, Tecra Z40, and the Tecra Z50. All models are designed for the working day, meeting a variety of needs and being offered in three different screen sizes, allowing users to select the type of that best meets their needs in terms of both portability and hardware. Prices haven't been announced yet, but Toshiba says they'll be arriving in the fourth-quarter of this year.

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Chromebooks now being utilized by 22% of K-12 US school districts

Chromebooks now being utilized by 22% of K-12 US school districts

Google's Chromebooks are now being used in 22-percent of all K through 12 school districts in the United States, according to Google's Vice President of Product Management for Chromebook Caesar Sengupta. Likewise, Chromebooks now represent 3-percent of the back to school PC market share, having achieved that figure in a one year time span, something the VP is reportedly happy with.

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Acer S7 Ultrabook reboot brings Haswell, battery life, and a new keyboard

Acer S7 Ultrabook reboot brings Haswell, battery life, and a new keyboard

In June, Acer's Aspire S7 Ultrabook reboot was unveiled, bringing with it fourth-generation Intel Core processors and some other new features. At the time, Acer stated the laptops would be shipping out in the third quarter of this year, with pricing and some additional details surfacing around the same time. Such was the case this evening, with the company announcing pricing and availability.

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Acer to slow Microsoft focus while increasing Chromebook and Android production

Acer to slow Microsoft focus while increasing Chromebook and Android production

Acer has felt the squeeze brought on by ever-decreasing PC shipments, something that has affected more than a few companies. Eschewing PCs, consumers are gravitating in larger numbers towards mobile devices, particularly tablets, something that resulted in a poor second quarter for the company. In light of this, Acer's president stated that the company will be shifting its focus away from Microsoft products a bit.

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