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Panasonic Toughbook CF-C2 updated with longer battery life and multi-carrier LTE

Panasonic Toughbook CF-C2 updated with longer battery life and multi-carrier LTE

Panasonic has announced that it has updated one of its rugged convertible notebook computers. The machine is the Panasonic Toughbook CF-C2 semi-rugged convertible tablet PC. The machine has an attached keyboard and a screen that swivels to be used as a tablet.

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Lenovo Flex 10 laptop screen rotates 300-degrees

Lenovo Flex 10 laptop screen rotates 300-degrees

Lenovo has trotted out a new ultraportable laptop with a small screen that rotates. The screen is designed to rotate allowing it to be rotated back to be propped up like a video screen for watching video and more. The machine is called the Lenovo Flex 10 and features a 10.1-inch screen.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X131e Chromebook made available to Schools

Lenovo ThinkPad X131e Chromebook made available to Schools

There's a call for Chrome OS in schools - so says Lenovo with their newest device, the ThinkPad X131e Chromebook. This device works with a rugged exterior with a rubber bumper around the top cover as well as "stronger covers" to protect the machine in case of drops during a normal school day. This machine is the newest in an ever-expanding series of Chromebook devices from a wide variety of manufacturers here on the tail end of 2013.

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Acer C720-2848 Chromebook bucks the upward trend

Acer C720-2848 Chromebook bucks the upward trend

With the Acer C720-2848 the company has decided to cut the line, so to speak, making the device which appears the same as the earlier model cost just a bit less due to changes to its innards. What you've got here is a $199.99 model of the C720, this version working with the same Intel Celeron processor (based on Haswell) with an 11.6-inch HD display at 1366 x 768 pixels sharp and an integrated webcam. And it's running Chrome OS, of course.

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Acer CEO resigns as Q3 loss pushes restructuring plan

Acer CEO resigns as Q3 loss pushes restructuring plan

Today Acer has reported that they're not doing especially well in the PC business, reporting losses and a restructuring plan which includes the resignation of J.T. Wang as CEO. Acer corporate President Jim Wong will take over as CEO, while Wang will remain as chairman until June of 2014. Plans for restructure include a cut of 7 percent of employees worldwide, while raising T$2.87 billion (approximately $98 million USD) with 136 million new common shares.

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Asus Transformer Book Trio launches Nov 11 in UK

Asus Transformer Book Trio launches Nov 11 in UK

The first time we got a look at the Asus Transformer Book Trio ultraportable was during IFA 2013 back in September. This interesting device promises to be three different devices in one with multiple operating systems to choose from. Asus has now announced the official launch date for the Transformer Book Trio in the UK.

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Toshiba Tecra Z40 and A50 laptops aim at business users

Toshiba Tecra Z40 and A50 laptops aim at business users

Toshiba has unveiled a pair of new notebook computers aimed at small and medium business users. Both of the new computers fit into the Tecra line and include the compact Tecra Z40 and larger Tecra A50. The Tecra Z40 notebook computer has a 14-inch screen and is built using a magnesium alloy Tough Body chassis.

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Medion The Touch 10 notebook features AMD A4-1200 CPU

Medion The Touch 10 notebook features AMD A4-1200 CPU

Computer manufacturer Medion has announced its first ultracompact notebook computer that features a HD multitouch display. The ultracompact notebook is called the Medion The Touch 10. The machine gets its name from its 10-inch multitouch HD resolution screen.

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Origin PC EON17-SLX laptop rocks two Nvidia GeForce GTX 780M graphics cards

Origin PC EON17-SLX laptop rocks two Nvidia GeForce GTX 780M graphics cards

Boutique computer maker Origin PC has announced a new laptop aimed at gamers, computer enthusiasts, professional users, and artists that packs a lot of GPU power into a portable chassis. The notebook computer is called the EON17-SLX and it offers the power of a pair of Nvidia GeForce GTX 780M GPUs. The notebook can also be fitted with other high-end hardware.

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USB PD replacing current standard: why this is excellent

USB PD replacing current standard: why this is excellent

The word is spreading here near the end of 2013: USB is over, if you want it. USB PD (Power Delivery) is set to be the new standard for the next generation, working with standard specifications set to start taking effect as early as 2014. This technology may very well change the way we power electronics, first and foremost because it's able to output up to 100 watts of power, 10 times that of today's current best in regular ol' USB technology.

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MacBook Pro 2013 iFixit Teardowns point toward low repairability

MacBook Pro 2013 iFixit Teardowns point toward low repairability

Don't purchase a MacBook Pro this late 2013 season expecting to be able to repait it on your own any time in the near future - at least not by the judgement of the team at iFixit. They've made with the teardown of both the MacBook Pro 13-inch and 15-inch units from this most recent season, and the results point toward some of the least user-friendly innards on the market. If you're not about repairing the hardware later on in the life of the machine's wear-and-tear yourself, you'll need no worries at all.

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MacBook Pro late-2013 hands-on

MacBook Pro late-2013 hands-on

It's all-change in Mac land, and after the MacBook Air got its Haswell refresh earlier this year - to great effect - it's the turn of the MacBook Pro with Retina display to be brought up to speed. Apple's pixel-dense desktop replacement was always a powerhorse, at least in 15-inch form, but now gets Intel fourth-gen Core processors and Iris Pro graphics to deliver more grunt along with more battery life.

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