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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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Dell Latitude 7000 ultrabooks unveiled with Intel Haswell inside

Dell Latitude 7000 ultrabooks unveiled with Intel Haswell inside

Dell has done as anticipated and rolled out the carpet for a couple of new laptops, the Dell Latitude 7000 12.5- and 14-inch ultrabooks. Inside, users will find Intel Haswell processors, with the laptops themselves looking very similar to many older models from Dell's Latitude lineup. Both models of the 7000 series are available now, with the smaller model being priced at $1170 and the 14-inch at $1050.

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SOL solar-powered Ubuntu laptop arrives with 10-hour sun-juiced battery

SOL solar-powered Ubuntu laptop arrives with 10-hour sun-juiced battery

Laptop battery life is something that we all can't seem to be happy with. No matter how long the battery is able to last, there are always times when we curse into the wind when we get that dreaded battery warning while on the road. However, a new Ubuntu laptop looks to solve those problems by coming with a solar panel attached to keep the battery juiced up without a power cord.

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MacBook Pro reboot appears in benchmarks for 13 and 15-inch iterations

MacBook Pro reboot appears in benchmarks for 13 and 15-inch iterations

Those of you waiting for the next-generation MacBook Pro line will do well to keep eyes tuned to the benchmark world this week where two new models have appeared with GeekBench, a 15-inch reboot popping up today. This set of new devices do not yet have one whole heck of a lot of details attached to them as such, but what we can see is telling. Both devices, for instance, work with a custom build of Apple's newest desktop operating system OS X Mavericks.

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Lenovo ThinkPad T440s ultrabook surfaces with full HD display and Haswell [UPDATE]

Lenovo ThinkPad T440s ultrabook surfaces with full HD display and Haswell [UPDATE]

The T440s ultrabook has cropped up on Lenovo's website, with the page appearing to be under construction still, or perhaps not intentionally published. In it, we get a minor look at the ultrabook visually, as well as a rundown of some of its specs, of which there's such goodies as 4th-generation Intel Core processors and a full HD IPS display. UPDATE: The webpage construction continues! Full-bodied photos have appeared - enjoy!

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Novena Laptop shaping up to be open-source MacBook Pro Lite

Novena Laptop shaping up to be open-source MacBook Pro Lite

Way back in December, you might remember that we discussed a new project from Andrew "Bunnie" Huang that would see the possibility of massed-produced open-source ARM-based laptops that would cost hundreds less than a typical OEM laptop. The project has seen great strides since its introduction, and Huang made some upgrades to the hardware involved in order to give the laptops better performance.

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