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Acer Aspire 8943G Review

Acer Aspire 8943G Review

Acer's Aspire 8943G notebook is about as far from the company's budget netbooks as you could get in a computer and yet still have a battery. A sizeable desktop replacement, with slick, minimalist design and high quality materials, the Aspire 8943G doesn't stint on specifications, either, with an Intel Core i7 CPU and lashings of RAM. Can an Acer PC really compete, not just on performance but aesthetics too, with Apple's well-esteemed MacBook Pro line? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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HTC 7 Surround Review

HTC 7 Surround Review

HTC's play for the Windows Phone 7 market is arguably stronger in Europe, at least at launch, but that doesn't mean the company has forgotten North America. The HTC 7 Surround joins the Samsung Focus on AT&T, launching with the US carrier as the HTC Surround, and will also cross the border to Canadian carrier Telus. Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Acer Predator AG5900 Review

Acer Predator AG5900 Review

We've had our fair share of beastly desktops on the SlashGear test bench, but the Acer Predator AG5900-U3092 probably has the most distinctive design. Etched with bright orange pinstripes, the new Predator is pretty striking for its internal components too: an Intel Core i7 chip, fast ATI graphics and more. Check out the full SlashGear review of this $1,350 gaming PC after the cut.

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Acer Aspire TimelineX 1830T Review

Acer Aspire TimelineX 1830T Review

There was a time when an ultraportable notebook would invariably cost well in excess of $1,000 and offer performance suited to little more than emailing. Now Acer's Aspire TimelineX AS1830T-68U118 drops onto the scene, a sub-$900 11.6-inch ultraportable packing an Intel Core i7 processor and a claimed battery life of up to eight hours. Too good to be true? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Sharper Image Literati gets reviewed: finicky, buggy & generally bad

Sharper Image Literati gets reviewed: finicky, buggy & generally bad

Sharper Image's Literati ereader is already off to a bad start: it costs $159, whereas the third-gen WiFi only Kindle is a mere $139.   Still, we could forgive the Literati if the functionality was up to scratch; unfortunately, according to The Digital Reader, that's far from the case.  They've found their Literati review unit to be buggy, frustrating to use and - most damningly - unable to actually load ebooks.

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VIA ARTiGO A1100 Review

VIA ARTiGO A1100 Review

VIA is well known for its ultra-compact mainboards and low power CPUs, though Intel's Atom processors have generally cornered the market when it comes to nettops. The VIA ARTiGO A1100 is the company's attempt to remedy that, a palm-sized barebones PC that's smaller than a stack of DVD cases and yet, they claim, is capable of 1080p Full HD via an HDMI output. Is the ARTiGO A1100 the DIY HTPC we've been waiting for? Check out the full review after the cut.

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Eking M5 UMPC gets reviewed: hot-swap battery good, price bad

Eking M5 UMPC gets reviewed: hot-swap battery good, price bad

Eking's M5 UMPC has been a few months in coming, since its first teasing photos on Chinese forums, but the 5-inch ultraportable has finally dropped for a review over at UMPC Fever.  For the equivalent of around $772 you get an Intel Atom Z515 1.2GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, a 16GB SSD and 3G, along with a backlit, full QWERTY keyboard.  That's expensive, especially when you make the inevitable iPad comparisons, though Eking have added in a few neat touches.

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Clearwire Rover Puck Review

Clearwire Rover Puck Review

Our pockets and bags are overflowing with portable gadgets - iPads, PSPs, netbooks and notebooks - and they all have a taste for data. Portable mobile hotspots have flourished to satisfy that demand, and most recent is Clearwire's Rover Puck, a futuristically designed way to share a 4G connection between up to eight WiFi-connected devices while on the move. Are Clearwire's contract-free plans enough to make up for the absence of a fall-back 3G connection? Check out the full review after the cut.

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