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A Chrome OS tablet? Don’t hold your breath

A Chrome OS tablet? Don’t hold your breath

Google is still hedging its bets on Chrome OS tablets, the company has confirmed, delivering touch initially but holding off on introducing new form-factors until it figures out if there's really a demand for them. Speaking during Intel's Chromebook event today, Caesar Sengupta, VP of product management at Google, insisted that the company was still in the "wait and see" stage.

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Post-PC Acer: A world of Hybrids and Chrome OS

Post-PC Acer: A world of Hybrids and Chrome OS

Is the PC dead? Not according to Acer, which brought a range of form-factors - from tiny tablets through to touchscreen all-in-ones - to New York City this morning, including a magnetically-docking Aspire Switch 10 2-in-1 and a potent Core i3 Chromebook. I caught up with Acer notebook chief Jerry Kao, to find out how the hybrid tablet is just the start of a new form-factor range for the company, as well as how Google dropped - and will reclaim - the ball in Chrome OS.

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Acer Aspire E 14 and E 15 hands-on: notebooks in color

Acer Aspire E 14 and E 15 hands-on: notebooks in color

Three new notebooks have been announced this week in Acer’s E lineup this week including the Acer Aspire E 15, Aspire E 14, and Aspire E 11. Right here and now we’re having a peek at the larger two of the bunch in a variety of colors. These notebooks were made with your unique personality in mind, as is obvious, so you’ll need to make certain you’re making the right choice with a wide variety of tones.

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Acer Aspire Switch 10 hands-on: solid and light

Acer Aspire Switch 10 hands-on: solid and light

We’ve got our hands on the Acer Aspire Switch 10 this morning and initial impressions are positive, with this device delivering a much finer connection that past Acer notebooks of the similar caliber. The Acer Aspire Switch 10 (SW5-011, the model we’re seeing here,) has great viewing angles - scarcely an angle we can’t see - and the picture is both relatively sharp (at 1366 x 768 pixels) and very bright. Coloration on the display is also fine, with not too much brightness in any one hue.

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Acer Chromebook i3 to be first with Intel Core

Acer Chromebook i3 to be first with Intel Core

This week details are spilling on Acer’s next Chromebook device, the first working with an Intel Core inside. This device will be working with Intel Core i3 processor and is being suggested by Acer to be the "most powerful Chromebook on the market." Strangely it would appear that Acer isn’t about to let a whole lot more in the way of details be pushed other than this.

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Acer Aspire Switch 10 detailed with “snap hinge”

Acer Aspire Switch 10 detailed with “snap hinge”

This week the folks at Acer have released information on their newest device, the Acer Aspire Switch 10. This device is a Windows-based device with a 10-inch display, working with a hinge that allows it to be both a tablet and a notebook. This device can have its display detached and re-attached either way, forwards or backwards.

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NVIDIA HP leak teases potential GameStream notebook

NVIDIA HP leak teases potential GameStream notebook

Think of this as a potential change-over from the ever-growing world of gaming notebooks. While this doesn’t make a whole lot of sense given NVIDIA’s recent big push for notebook-based Graphics Processor power, a leak of an HP notebook running Android with a mobile processor from NVIDIA - Tegra, that is - has us thinking.

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HP Slatebook 14 tipped to be a Tegra-powered Android notebook

HP Slatebook 14 tipped to be a Tegra-powered Android notebook

HP's Android Slatebook series hasn't really enjoyed notable success, and yet the PC makers is now reported to be on the verge of unveiling yet another one. The Slatebook 14 is supposedly a device intended for the budget market but still sporting a fine array of hardware features.

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Sony Vaio Fit 11A laptop batteries pose fire risk

Sony Vaio Fit 11A laptop batteries pose fire risk

Battery recalls are nothing new in the computer world. Over the last few years, millions and millions of batteries used inside notebook computers have been recalled due to fire risk. Late last month Lenovo issued a battery recall for some ThinkPad machines due to the risk of fire.

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Samsung Chromebook 2 hits pre-orders in two sizes

Samsung Chromebook 2 hits pre-orders in two sizes

It’s time for Samsung’s push of their newest wave of Chromebooks in the devices known as "Chromebook 2." Despite the simple name, these devices are hardly small potatoes, coming in both 11.6-inch and 13.3-inch display sizes with HD and Full HD resolutions and LED technology. Both devices work with light chassis, 16GB of storage, and 4GB RAM as well.

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Dell Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme lineup aim for military-readiness

Dell Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme lineup aim for military-readiness

This week the folks at Dell responsible for letting the world know about their ultra-tough notebook and tablet lineup have released the Rugged Extreme collection. First on the books is the Dell Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme - standard save it’s hardcore attitude. Then there’s the Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme convertible notebook, one that can effectively change position for whatever job you’ve got.

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MSI GS70 Stealth and GS60 Ghost now available with GeForce 870M inside

MSI GS70 Stealth and GS60 Ghost now available with GeForce 870M inside

MSI shows us that there is no need for gaming laptops to be bulky and awkward; they can be sexy, slim and svelte. Have a look at their latest offerings: the GS70 Stealth and GS60 Ghost notebooks and the sense of light and thin becomes apparent. A look under the hood and the sense of power also gets evident.

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