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New 7-inch iPad and 11.6-inch MacBook Air imminent tip insiders

New 7-inch iPad and 11.6-inch MacBook Air imminent tip insiders

Apple mystery and intrigue today, as speculation about not only the rumored 7-inch iPad but the replacement to the ageing MacBook Air ultraportable.  Shanzai is claiming to have heard insider mutterings in Shenzhen about the smaller iPad, which is apparently already "a finished product" practically ready to launch.  Meanwhile, DigiTimes reckons that Quanta will be making the supposed 11.6-inch MacBook Air.

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Acer Ferrari One Ultraportable Upgrading to AMD Ontario Processor Later This Year

Acer Ferrari One Ultraportable Upgrading to AMD Ontario Processor Later This Year

First unveiled in September of last year, and made official in December, the Ferrari-branded Acer ultraportable may have stood out due to its luxurious branding, but it quickly ended there. Tucked away inside was a 1.2GHz AMD Athlon processor. And while that may have been all well and good at the time, things are getting a bit more advanced, and faster, and with branding like Ferrari, you'd hope that your portable mini-notebook would do the same.

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Toshiba Libretto W100: build good, battery bad, geek-cred off the chart [Video]

Toshiba Libretto W100: build good, battery bad, geek-cred off the chart [Video]

Toshiba's Libretto W100 flew off Amazon's shelves when it went on sale earlier this week, with the retailer already confirming that its initial stock is exhausted.  So, how exactly are the first customers liking the dual-touchscreen clamshell?  Jenn over at Pocketables knows her stuff when it comes to ultraportables, and she seems pretty blown away by the W100 - that's despite only 4hrs runtime with the bloated extended battery, laggy screen rotation and an uncertain target market.

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Toshiba Libretto W100 Heading to Japan on August 11th

Toshiba Libretto W100 Heading to Japan on August 11th

While everyone was busy dreaming about the Microsoft Courier, Toshiba was already hard at work on one -- and one they actually planned to release. And while initial thoughts on the device have been all over the place on the Internet, the Libretto W100 does indeed do one thing very well: it's a good way to get your Courier needs placated, because you can't have the Courier. If you're in Japan, or if you're willing to take a few flights to get their, then be happy to know that the dual-screen tablet is landing on those shores August 11th.

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11.6″ MacBook Air refresh tipped for September, plus clickwheel-free iPod nano

11.6″ MacBook Air refresh tipped for September, plus clickwheel-free iPod nano

Apple's now venerable MacBook Air currently languishes as the notebook most in need of an update, and so it comes as little surprise to hear that just such a refresh may be imminent.  According to BMO analyst Keith Bachman, Apple's supply chain is ramping up for what he believes to be a September launch; interestingly, he also expects the new MacBook Air to start off significantly cheaper than the current model's $1,499 base price.

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Lenovo axing ThinkPad X300/X301 ultraportables?

Lenovo axing ThinkPad X300/X301 ultraportables?

Lenovo apparently plans to kill off their ThinkPad X300 and X301 ultraportables, in the Chinese market at least, in favor of 14-inch models like the T410s.  That's according to Think Account Marketing Director Wang Liping at Lenovo, who cites underwhelming CPU and GPU performance in comparison to the similarly slender T400s and T410s as the main reason for the notebooks' demise.

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Acer and ASUS freezing netbook/ultra-thin releases over Atom N550 uncertainty?

Acer and ASUS freezing netbook/ultra-thin releases over Atom N550 uncertainty?

If you've held off from buying a netbook because there always seems to be a new model - and a price cut - just around the corner, now might be the time to buy. Acer and ASUS are reportedly freezing netbook releases until around mid-August, according to DigiTimes' market sources, to clear their inventory in the face of the incoming Atom N550 processor.  However, Intel's pricing for the new chip - and their uncertain plans for the Celeron processor range - are prompting uncertainty.

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