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Acer Aspire S7 Ultrabook gets Haswell reboot with optional WQHD

Acer Aspire S7 Ultrabook gets Haswell reboot with optional WQHD

While Acer is pushing forth several machines this week that take on the mantel of an entirely new design in and of themselves at Computex, the Acer Aspire S7 looks, on the surface, to be the same machine as it was earlier this year. Under the surface though is a reboot that means more than just accepting the 4th generation of Intel Core (Haswell) processors. Included in this reboot of the Aspire S7 is 2nd generation Acer TwinAir cooling, new electroluminescent (EL) backlit keyboard technology, and a new option for a display sharper than its already-1080p-wielding predecessor.

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Acer Aspire S3 2013 reboot nabs design tips from S7 flagship

Acer Aspire S3 2013 reboot nabs design tips from S7 flagship

This week at Computex, Acer has revealed a set of notebooks and desktop machines that bring on 4th generation Intel Core (Haswell) processor technology along with upgraded features to their units. Here with the Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook line, a bit of an aesthetic change has been made to the industrial design of the machine. Deriving from the successful bits and pieces seen in the Acer Aspire S7, the Acer Aspire S3 now takes on a look that's a bit more "today".

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Acer Aspire R7 Hands-on: Spock’s Choice

Acer Aspire R7 Hands-on: Spock’s Choice

This week SlashGear is having a peek at the Acer Aspire R7 notebook - that rather unique piece of machinery you saw advertised last month aside teasers for the newest Star Trek movie. It's no surprise that this device was chosen to take on that role as its mysterious - and here we find rather enticing - abilities allow it to look like a rather familiar starship. With Acer's "Ezel" hinge, the Aspire R7 can take on several shapes - including that of the Kirk-captained Enterprise.

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MacBook Air stock shortage adds weight to WWDC range-refresh rumors

MacBook Air stock shortage adds weight to WWDC range-refresh rumors

Whispers of a full MacBook refresh at Apple's WWDC 2013 this June look increasingly possible, with stocks of the 13-inch MacBook Air already tightening ahead of what's believed to be an Intel Haswell-based upgrade. Apple was tipped to be updating its notebook line-up to Intel's 4th-gen Core processors by analysts back in April, and now stock checks across US retailers would seemingly confirm that the last of the existing models are being mopped up.

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Asus Zenbook packing Retina-blasting 15.6-inch screen quietly goes on sale

Asus Zenbook packing Retina-blasting 15.6-inch screen quietly goes on sale

When Apple started putting high-resolution retina displays into its line of MacBook notebook computers, it spurred a lot of competitors to begin offering high-resolution screens and notebooks for themselves. This is good news for users who prefer high-resolution screens. During CES 2013 back in January, computer maker Acer was showing off a range of prototype notebooks using very high resolution displays.

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Sony VAIO Fit notebooks target back-to-school sharers with NFC

Sony VAIO Fit notebooks target back-to-school sharers with NFC

Sony has revealed its latest entry-level VAIO notebooks, the VAIO Fit series, with a choice of 14- and 15.6-inch displays, 3rd-gen Intel Core processors, and the option of dedicated NVIDIA graphics. Kicking off from $649 for the VAIO Fit 14 and $699 for the VAIO Fit 15 - which have 1600 x 900 and 1920 x 1080 displays, respectively - the new Fit range also throw in features like NFC for easier transfer of content between notebooks and Xperia smartphones.

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Touch-notebooks to suck some tablet sting from Post-PC says NPD

Touch-notebooks to suck some tablet sting from Post-PC says NPD

A rise in convertible and slider touchscreen form-factors will offset the "post-PC era" slide of notebooks, but will be unable to fend off the full might of tablets, new research suggests. Tablet shipments will rise to 579.4m units by 2017, NPD DisplaySearch projections indicate, while traditional notebooks will drop to 183.3m units by the same point. However, a new breed of touch-enabled notebooks will step in to help arrest some of the slump.

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HP ProBook 400 and 200 Series aim for SMB market on the thin side

HP ProBook 400 and 200 Series aim for SMB market on the thin side

This week the folks at HP have revealed the HP ProBook 400 Series notebook PC line, this collection up to 36% thinner than HP's previous generation machines. While the ProBook 400 series brings on display sizes from 13.3 inches all the way up to 17.3 inches, they've all got Meteorite Grey paint jobs with accents in real aluminum for what HP explains will be a combination that will "keep the system looking good longer". HP's push for the SMB build will be bringing five new notebooks to the small business world, each of them available starting this month.

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Lenovo ThinkPad S431 eases legacy look for Windows 8 touch

Lenovo ThinkPad S431 eases legacy look for Windows 8 touch

With the release of the latest ThinkPad design from Lenovo, legacy users may notice a change in Lenovo's design language. This Lenovo ThinkPad S431 takes much of what fans of the ThinkPad line have seen in models released over the past several years and makes tweaks to continue with a design evolution. Here with the ThinkPad S431, a 14-inch LCD display also fits inside a 13-inch frame and a bit of touchscreen technology is employed to control Windows 8.

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