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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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Toshiba aims to create new “detachable Ultrabook” segment for Windows 8

Toshiba aims to create new “detachable Ultrabook” segment for Windows 8

This week the folks at Toshiba have revealed yet another oddity in computing the world might never have seen had it not been for Microsoft's push for touchscreen interation with Windows 8. The device that's opening up Toshiba's push for the future is the Toshiba Portege Z10t. With Ultrabook on its back while its tablet display detaches from its keyboard dock, it is what Toshiba hopes will create yet another market for notebooks: the detachable Ultrabook.

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Leaked Acer 8-inch tablet suggests transforming product line

Leaked Acer 8-inch tablet suggests transforming product line

This afternoon a device has leaked from the halls of Acer with an 8-inch display and a keyboard dock attached along its longest side. This device is an 8-inch display-toting tablet that's being reported to be carrying Windows 8 Pro 32-bit and an Intel Atom Z2760 processor under its hood. This tablet appears by all means to be detachable from its keyboard base and may be revealed along with the Star Trek-promoted transformable notebook we saw this morning at the start of next month.

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