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Maingear Pulse 17 gaming laptop introduced with 21mm thickness

Maingear Pulse 17 gaming laptop introduced with 21mm thickness

Maingear, maker of the Pulse 11 we reported on last year, is back with its latest machine, this one boasting the special designation of world's thinnest 17-inch gaming laptop. This machine packs many of the trimmings you'd expect from a gaming laptop, and clocks in with a weight of less than 6-pounds, something that makes it stand out among many gaming laptops in the same range.

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Dell Latitude 6430u ultrabook off-gassing “cat pee” odors will get replacement part

Dell Latitude 6430u ultrabook off-gassing “cat pee” odors will get replacement part

Dell introduced the Latitude 6430u business ultrabook back in the early summer of 2012, and soon after complaints regarding a peculiar odor began surfacing on the company's product forums. According to many owners, the laptop is off-gassing an odor that smells, for lack of more sophisticated phrase, "like cat pee." Though the company responded with typical tech support advice like cleaning the vents with compressed air, today it released a more official response.

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HP Chromebook 11 Review

HP Chromebook 11 Review

Following the Acer C720, which we recently reviewed, HP has brought its own new Chrome OS-harboring laptop to the market, the Chromebook 11. Unlike some of the other Chromebooks that are available, HP has elected to aim its focus on the design aspect of its offering, bringing to market a small laptop that in some ways resembles an older MacBook, adding a splash of color and the ability to charge from a standard smartphone charger into the mix. With this design-centric focus comes a slightly higher price tag than competing Chromebooks, being priced at $279 USD while the new Acer C720 is priced at $249. Read on for our full SlashGear review to see whether the Chromebook meets its premium pricing.

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Acer Chromebook C720 Review

Acer Chromebook C720 Review

Google's segment of portable computers loaded with Chrome OS is growing, and among recently announced new models is Acer's latest offering -- the Acer C720, an inexpensive laptop that utilizes Intel Haswell. Like other Chromebooks, the C720 is aimed at those who need a computer for school, for working on the go, or for fun without shelling out hundreds more for unneeded hardware. On the grand scale, it is the C720's $249 price point that makes it appealing, and on the smaller scale, it is this notebook's excellent performance that makes it stand out among its peers. Read on for our full SlashGear review.

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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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