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Panasonic Toughbook CF-AX2 hands-on: Extreme Yoga

Panasonic Toughbook CF-AX2 hands-on: Extreme Yoga

Windows 8's finger-focus has spawned some interesting form-factors, and following in the footsteps of Lenovo's IdeaPad Yoga comes the Panasonic Toughbook CF-AX2, a rugged twist on the 360-degree hinge concept we've been playing with here at CeBIT 2013. A compact 11.6-incher with a 1366 x 768 10-finger multitouch display, the CF-AX2 runs Intel's latest Core i5 processor for lengthy runtimes - Panasonic claims up to eight hours on a single charge - and, thanks to some hot-swappable battery magic, allows you to switch out for a new power pack without shutting down.

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Konami Code easter egg discovered on Google’s Chromebook Pixel

Konami Code easter egg discovered on Google’s Chromebook Pixel

The Chromebook Pixel has been talked about in regards to specs and pricing, however it would appear as if there is also a rather interesting easter egg. This one deals with the Konami Code and interestingly enough, this is not the first time Google has hidden a Konami Code easter egg in one of their products. Way back in mid-2008 Google Reader had one that greeted you with “Moshi moshi” and marked all your feeds with 30 unread items.

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The Chromebook Pixel: beautiful vehicle, low-grade gasoline

The Chromebook Pixel: beautiful vehicle, low-grade gasoline

With the Google-made Chromebook Pixel we've got several points that the company hopes will be made right from the start - the first being an erasure of the hardware from our experience. They say this in the "Chromebook Pixel: For What's Next" presentation video provided today at the launch of the product - Andrew Bowers, Group Product Manager on the Chromebook project with Google literally says, "we basically wanted the hardware to disappear." If that's the case, does it really make sense to release the Pixel at all?

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Chromebook Pixel detailed with world’s most HD laptop display

Chromebook Pixel detailed with world’s most HD laptop display

This week the folks at Google have revealed the next step in the evolution of the Chrome operating system: the Chromebook Pixel. This machine works with the highest definition display available on the market for a notebook computer, works with multi-finger touch, and is made for the "power user." As such, this is not your everyday ultra-inexpensive Chromebook. This machine is going to cost you just a bit more than units revealed in the past.

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ASUS VivoBook U38N Review

ASUS VivoBook U38N Review

This week we're having a look at the real-deal final release iteration of the ASUS VivoBook U38N with full touchscreen capabilities, Windows 8, and AMD innards. This machine is sleek, keeps with the fantastic ASUS style language we've been loving since the ASUS Transformer Prime stole our hears back in 2011, and provides a rather rare look at this sort of amalgamation of bits with AMD under the hood. It all starts with 5-point capacitive touch on a Full HD 1920 x 1080 panel with a rather nice "frameless" design up front.

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Microsoft Surface Pro vs MacBook Air: a convenience war

Microsoft Surface Pro vs MacBook Air: a convenience war

This week we've gotten our hands on the Microsoft Surface Pro for an extended review, and one of the first things to strike us was the idea that this device might be another competitor for the MacBook Air. With the Surface Pro running Windows 8 and the MacBook Air (the newest model, that is), running OS X, there's some things that simply cannot be compared - some people simply prefer one over the other. When it comes down to the experience and one-on-one comparisons between these two devices, on the other hand, winning features shine through on both devices.

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Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook Full HD edition guns for MacBook Air

Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook Full HD edition guns for MacBook Air

This week the Dell XPS 13 has been re-introduced with a Full HD iteration, this version prompting the manufacturer to suggest that it's not just the MacBook Pro they're gunning for, it's the MacBook Air. This device has already been revealed and released in a 720p edition - we reviewed it right here on SlashGear, in fact - and here in 2013 the Dell team is showing off not just the Full HD version, but an XPS 13 Developer Edition as well, this time with the same display as the original (now called "standard display") but here based on Project Sputnik. And it's all about definition from here on in.

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Lenovo notebooks put in Q3 2012 star showing as desktops struggle

Lenovo notebooks put in Q3 2012 star showing as desktops struggle

Lenovo saw notebook sales rise but desktop PC struggled in Q4 2012, the company has revealed today, with the shipments of portables up 9.5-percent year-on-year while sales of their desk-bound brethren managed a mere 1-percent rise. The Chinese PC company saw sales of $9.4bn over the three month period, shipping 14.1m PCs for pre-tax revenue of $246m. It also saw a profit from its Chinese smartphone division, the first time that's been recorded.

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Acer: Chromebooks good, Windows 8 bad

Acer: Chromebooks good, Windows 8 bad

Acer expects Chrome OS to play an increasing role in its fortunes moving forward, as "Windows 8 itself is still not successful" according to the Taiwanese company's president. 5- to 10-percent of Acer's US shipments were Chromebooks such as the C7 ultraportable, Jim Wong told Bloomberg, and the company is confident that Chrome OS can sustain consumer interest in the face of what it sees as waning Windows 8 demand.

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