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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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HP Pavilion Chromebook leaked for February 17th

HP Pavilion Chromebook leaked for February 17th

This week it appears that HP is getting set up to work with a Pavilion-branded Chromebook, pumped up and ready to take action with the rest of the extremely inexpensive machines that Samsung and Acer have created thus far. We've had our hands-on review looks at the newest Samsung Series 3 Chromebook and Acer C7 Chromebook, now it's time for HP to bring what we're expecting will be one of the least hardcore versions of their lineup to the Chromebook world. I say least hardcore simply because HP has been known for and has proven to us that they are, indeed, hardcore with their Elite lineup top to bottom - with Chrome the game is altogether different.

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Algiz XRW rugged notebook launches

Algiz XRW rugged notebook launches

The Algiz XRW ultra rugged notebook computer has debuted and is available through Handheld Europe. The machine is designed to be incredibly rugged and is aimed at people who work outdoors in harsh environments such as the lumber or oil industries. The machine is also appropriate for anyone who works in an industry where they need notebook that can survive the harsh outdoors or drops.

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Vizio PC lineup 2013 refresh hands-on: it’s time for touch

Vizio PC lineup 2013 refresh hands-on: it’s time for touch

Vizio's new Windows 8 Tablet PC was definitely one of the devices that caught our interest during CES 2013, but the company isn't content with stopping at just tablets. In fact, Vizio seems to have become very enthusiastic about Windows 8, introducing new lines of touch-based notebooks and all-in-one PCs that are ready to take full advantage of the operating system. We got to spend a little bit of time with them when we stopped by for a visit with Vizio, and starting right off, we have to say that we like what the company was showing off.

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Gigabyte outs touchscreen Ultrabook, gaming laptop monster and more

Gigabyte outs touchscreen Ultrabook, gaming laptop monster and more

Gigabyte has a trio of notebooks for CES, a pair of ultrabooks and a new gaming machine with a 17-inch display and hefty graphics grunt. The Gigabyte U2142 ultrabook has an 11.6-inch display and a convertible touchscreen, running Windows 8 on a 3rd gen Intel Core processor; it not only has a 256GB mSATA SSD, but up to 1TB of regular storage for the best of speed and capacity.

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Sony VAIO T15 Touch and T14 Touch hands-on

Sony VAIO T15 Touch and T14 Touch hands-on

It's all-fingers-on-screen for Sony's latest VAIO ultrabooks, the T15 Touch and T14 Touch, which each slap a 10-digit multitouch layer on top of the regular display for some swiping Windows 8 action. Fresh at CES this week, the new Intel-powered duo is more of the same from Sony's ultrabook line-up, with brushed aluminum chassis and backlit keyboards.

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