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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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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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Acer, ASUS & Lenovo Sandy Bridge ultraportables to borrow MacBook Air display design?

Acer, ASUS & Lenovo Sandy Bridge ultraportables to borrow MacBook Air display design?

Acer, ASUS and Lenovo are apparently planning to take a leaf out of Apple's book with the construction of their new Intel Sandy Bridge based ultraportable laptops, with ultra-slim form factors and, in particular, slender screen lids being cribbed from the MacBook Air. Scheduled for release at the end of Q1 2011, the 13.3- to 14-inch notebooks will apparently borrow Apple's display panel construction method which has resulted in screens 3-5mm thinner than previously common.

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