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Samsung ATIV Q official: Windows 8 and Android, notebook and tablet

Samsung ATIV Q official: Windows 8 and Android, notebook and tablet

The Samsung ATIV Q has been introduced by Samsung this week as a tablet/notebook hybrid that's able to work with Windows 8, on the one hand, and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean on the other. This machine has a hinge that allows it to be a standard notebook, a flat tablet, a display-mode screen, and everything in-between (that's the fourth). This device takes what the Acer Aspire R7 brings to the table and steps things up a notch with both full-powered Windows 8 and the newest in new Android.

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Here’s Samsung’s new ATIV range (in brief)

Here’s Samsung’s new ATIV range (in brief)

This week the folks at Samsung have done a rather quick run-down of machines at their Premiere event in London. Not only is the team bringing notebooks and Ulrabooks to the market, they've got an all-in-one machine as well. This family begins with the ATIV One 5 Style, a Windows 8 All-in-one, and moves on with a pair of Ultrabooks: ATIV Book 9 Plus and ATIV Book 9 Lite.

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Samsung ATIV Book Q ultrabook 2-in-1 leaks with Acer Aspire R7-like hinge

Samsung ATIV Book Q ultrabook 2-in-1 leaks with Acer Aspire R7-like hinge

Samsung will be revealing some new products that they've been working on, and as the event invitation suggested, we should be seeing some new Galaxy and ATIV devices. Just mere hours before the event is scheduled to get underway, we've been treated with a leak that is said to be the ATIV Book Q with a style that reminds us of the new Acer Aspire R7.

UPDATE: We now have hands-on with the Samsung ATIV Q, as it's called, and you'll never believe what it's actually able to do. Hint: it's got Android in it.

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Acer Aspire R7 Review

Acer Aspire R7 Review

The Acer machine you're about to see is rather unique - it's got what the group calls an "Ezel" hinge, made to expand the units abilities beyond that of the average notebook or desktop. Here we're using Windows 8 in combination with Acer's hardware to add another chapter to the unofficial List of Touchscreen Computer Configurations, this time with a display that moves up, folds back, and becomes nearly flat, lifts up and sits vertical or horizontal, and in one particular setup looks strikingly similar to the U.S.S. Enterprise from Star Trek.

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MacBook Air 11 2013 teardown breaks up baby Haswell

MacBook Air 11 2013 teardown breaks up baby Haswell

It's a rite of passage, the post-launch teardown, and one the 11-inch MacBook Air couldn't escape after its bigger sibling suffered the indignity on Wednesday. iFixit stripped the slimline ultraportable to its component boards in the hunt for something electronically interesting, finding a bigger battery than the old model, as well as new flash storage that's a little less Samsung dominated.

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Alienware 17 and 18 hands-on

Alienware 17 and 18 hands-on

Three years in the making, the new Alienware 17 and Alienware 18 notebooks arrive at a time when gaming is under the spotlight. Microsoft's Xbox One and Sony's PlayStation 4 have thrown new attention on mainstream gaming, but the Dell-owned PC gaming specialist isn't willing to concede the power crown so readily. Alongside the new Alienware 14, a more portable option, come two gaming monsters that are perhaps more accurately described as "luggable". Still, big machines get meaty specifications, not to mention distinctive designs. Read on for our hands-on first impressions.

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Alienware 14 hands-on: PC gaming’s new portable powerhouse

Alienware 14 hands-on: PC gaming’s new portable powerhouse

Alienware has a new gaming notebook range, the result of three years of development, and the Alienware 14 may well be our favorite. "Significantly evolved" from the already eye-catching design of the old model, the new Alienware 14 - the "M14x" nomenclature has been retired, Alienware GM Frank Azor says, since nobody outside of the company knew what it stood for - wraps Intel's latest 4th-gen Core i7 Haswell processors in a new magnesium alloy and anodized aluminum chassis, with Tron-esque AlienFX lighting and no shortage of grunt. Read on for our first impressions.

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