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Acer prioritizes Tablets over netbooks; Plans “Shuriken” screen ultraportable for May

Acer prioritizes Tablets over netbooks; Plans “Shuriken” screen ultraportable for May

Acer may have lost a CEO over arguments whether tablets and ultra-mobility was the future, but the company isn't acting too conservatively even with a PC stalwart at the helm. According to the latest rumors, Acer is phasing out netbook orders in favor of tablet production, with slates like the Acer Iconia Tab A500 - which went on sale today for $449.99 - replacing Aspire One netbooks. Meanwhile, the company is also reportedly using advanced "Shuriken" displays to create ultraportable notebooks offering more screen with less bulk.

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Sony VAIO Hybrid with GPU dock and Chrome OS Tegra 2 ultraportable tipped

Sony VAIO Hybrid with GPU dock and Chrome OS Tegra 2 ultraportable tipped

Sony is believed to be readying two new notebooks, including a VAIO Hybrid PC with an intelligent docking station, and a Chrome OS VAIO based on NVIDIA's Tegra 2. According to Sony Insider's sources, the VAIO Hybrid PC will, on its own, be a relatively thin Core i7 machine complete with Intel WiDi, SSD storage, HDMI and a 1.13kg weight, along with Intel Thunderbolt just like Apple's new MacBook Pro.

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Samsung Series 9 ultraportables priced & dated; 11-inch version next month

Samsung Series 9 ultraportables priced & dated; 11-inch version next month

Samsung has officially priced its Series 9 notebooks, the super-skinny 13-inch ultraportables unveiled at CES 2011 back in January. The new Windows 7 laptops will arrive in stores from March 17, priced at $1,649 with a 1.4GHz Intel Core i5-2537 processor and 4GB of DDR3 memory.

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Dell Sandy Bridge ultra-slim notebook imminent

Dell Sandy Bridge ultra-slim notebook imminent

Dell has promised the imminent unveil of a new Sandy Bridge based ultra-slim notebook "that will answer a few questions plus bring performance and style together in a big way." Tipped for reveal within the next six weeks, the unnamed ultraportable will follow a refreshed Inspiron range using Intel's 2011 Core processor line-up.

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Sony VAIO S ultraportable pre-sales kick off at $875

Sony VAIO S ultraportable pre-sales kick off at $875

Sony only announced the VAIO S Series late last month, but the company has already thrown the 13.3-inch ultraportables up for pre-order. Priced from $874.99, the big sales point of the S Series is the runtime: up to 15hrs if you pair the notebook with the optional $150 "slice" battery.

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Toshiba AC100 Android 2.2 Froyo update arrives with Flash support

Toshiba AC100 Android 2.2 Froyo update arrives with Flash support

It's taken months, but Toshiba has finally pushed out Android 2.2 Froyo for the AC100 smartbook. According to owner Steve Paine, the update - build 5.0029, measuring in at over 200MB - appeared today, and promises Flash Player 10.1 support as well.

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Sony VAIO S Series: 13.3-inch ultraportable with 14hr runtime

Sony VAIO S Series: 13.3-inch ultraportable with 14hr runtime

Sony has outed its latest ultraportable range, the 13.3-inch VAIO S Series. Just 24mm thick and around 1.75kg, the S Series can be paired with a slice battery for up to 14hrs runtime, uses up to Intel's Core i7-2620M and 8GB of DDR3 memory (in the Sony VAIO VPC-SB1A9E/B) along with up to a 128GB SSD and AMD Radeon HD 6630M graphics doing double-duty with an Intel HD GPU.

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MacBook Air 3G tipped by Apple survey

MacBook Air 3G tipped by Apple survey

A new Apple survey has prompted suggestions that the company is planning a MacBook Air 3G, with integrated high-speed cellular connectivity. The questionnaire, spotted by AppleInsider, asks a number of questions of MacBook Air owners about their use of 3G wireless, including how often they take advantage of it and what sort of modem they use - USB, wired or wireless tethering, mobile hotspot or something else.

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MacBook Air Sandy Bridge refresh tipped for June

MacBook Air Sandy Bridge refresh tipped for June

Apple is reportedly planning to refresh its MacBook Air ultraportable with Sandy Bridge processors in June, delayed slightly due to the chipset issues Intel has experienced. CNET's sources haven't disclosed which exact processors in Intel's Core 2011 range will used, though the update is expected to follow a MacBook Pro Sandy Bridge refresh in March or April.

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Dell Inspiron Duo hybrid hits Three in February

Dell Inspiron Duo hybrid hits Three in February

UK carrier Three has announced that, as of February, it will be offering the Dell Inspiron Duo convertible hybrid netbook/tablet. Based on Intel's dual-core 1.5GHz Atom N550 with 2GB of RAM and a 320GB hard-drive, the Windows 7 based Inspiron Duo has a 10.1-inch capacitive touchscreen that can rotate in its bezel to face forward, for regular notebook use, or outward, to be used as a tablet.

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Fujitsu LIFEBOOK laptops get Core 2011 update: T901 tablet & more

Fujitsu LIFEBOOK laptops get Core 2011 update: T901 tablet & more

Fujitsu has refreshed its notebook range, adding Intel's new 2nd-gen Core 2011 processors to a new line-up of LIFEBOOK models. The new CES 2011 offerings include the 13.3-inch LIFEBOOK T901 convertible tablet PC, a pair of 12.1-inch ultraportables, the LIFEBOOK P701 and P771, and the Blu-ray toting, 3G-equipped LIFEBOOK A531 and AH531.

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HP Pavilion dm1 packs E-350 AMD Fusion APU

HP Pavilion dm1 packs E-350 AMD Fusion APU

HP has unveiled one of their first AMD Fusion APU based notebooks, the HP Pavilion dm1, an 11.6-inch ultraportable using the E-350 dual-core 1.6GHz processor, Radeon HD 6310M graphics and a 320GB hard-drive. The Pavilion dm1 has a 1366 x 768 display, WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth and gigabit ethernet, as well as up to 8GB of RAM (3GB standard), and while it may look like a netbook there's still an HDMI output for Full HD video.

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