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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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Touch and type Acer notebook appears in Star Trek teaser

Touch and type Acer notebook appears in Star Trek teaser

This week a touch and type combination notebook from Acer has appeared in the first product-toting teaser video spot for Star Trek Into Darkness that's appeared in what's set to be a several weeks-long dual-brand campaign. While from what we've been told Acer does not plan on having any products appear in the film itself, this cross-promotional teaser will benefit both Acer and the folks behind Star Trek. The film Star Trek Into Darkness is about to be released both in the United States and internationally, while the device appearing in the teaser is set to be revealed in full on May 3rd.

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Dell Exec: Windows RT response is “still pretty negative”

Dell Exec: Windows RT response is “still pretty negative”

It's not the system Microsoft thought it'd be - Windows RT, the alternate to Windows 8 for lower-powered systems. It's like the tablet version of Windows 8, but with many of the same bits and pieces of the full deal. This week Dell's head of tablet and high-end PC business Neil Hand spoke with CNET, saying that based on what they've seen thus far, the Windows RT wave of machines hasn't exactly been the success story they'd hoped it'd be.

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Samsung Series 9 Premium available now with Full HD 1080p display

Samsung Series 9 Premium available now with Full HD 1080p display

It's time to boot up the highest-definition Samsung Ultrabook you've ever laid eyes on - unless you've been to IFA 2012, of course. While this beast works with a fabulous 13.3-inch Full HD display and Intel Core i7 processor under the hood, you'll be kicking out Samsung SuperBright technology with a massive 300 nit of eye-piercing power. This notebook is available now at a retailer near you - especially if that retailer is web-based - with features that'll make your pocketbook explode.

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