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UMID is no more according to Dynamism

UMID is no more according to Dynamism

The last time we wrote about UMID was back in June and at the time; the company had a new product that that sounded decent enough called the mbook SE. The SE was an interesting little machine and the way that most folks here in the States got a UMID product was through importer Dynamism.

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Google smash, freeze & burn 25 Cr-48 Chrome OS notebooks in praise of the cloud [Video]

Google smash, freeze & burn 25 Cr-48 Chrome OS notebooks in praise of the cloud [Video]

Usually, when an interesting new gadget arrives, we have to wait until iFixit gets around to tearing it down before we see what's going on inside. Google, though, don't appear willing to wait for that to happen; they've pushed out a video to demonstrate the benefits of cloud-based working, and along the way 25 Google Cr-48 notebooks are broken, frozen, shattered and generally mistreated.

Video destruction after the cut

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MacBook Air screen glitch fix released

MacBook Air screen glitch fix released

A new Apple update for the MacBook Air has been released, that supposedly addresses the intermittent display glitches some owners of the new ultraportable have reported. The "MacBook Air EFI Firmware Update 2.0" is recommended to all 11- and 13-inch MBA owners, and "resolves a rare issue where MacBook Air boots or wakes to a black screen or becomes unresponsive."

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Dell Vostro V130 adds HDMI & Hyperbaric Cooling, keeps ultraportable style

Dell Vostro V130 adds HDMI & Hyperbaric Cooling, keeps ultraportable style

Dell has refreshed its Vostro V13 low-price ultraportable and come out with the Vostro V130, a 13-inch notebook with new Intel CULV processor options, an HDMI port and Intel Hyperbaric Cooling technology. Priced from just $429, the Vostro V130 tips the scales at 3.5 pounds and measures 0.65-inches at its thinnest point.

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Lenovo IdeaPad U260 12.5-inch ultraportable on sale today

Lenovo IdeaPad U260 12.5-inch ultraportable on sale today

Lenovo's IdeaPad U260 has evolved from tempting leak to official product, and is hitting virtual shelves today. Priced from $899, the 12.5-inch U260 is yet to show up on the company's webstore, but when it does it will have a choice of Intel's 1.33GHz Core i3-380UM or 1.33GHz to 1.86GHz Core i5-470UM processors, an unspecified Core i7 option up to 4GB of DDR3 memory and a standard 320GB 5,400rpm hard-drive (or 128GB SSD).

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Lenovo IdeaPad U260 leaks: Core i3/i5 12.5-inch ultraportable

Lenovo IdeaPad U260 leaks: Core i3/i5 12.5-inch ultraportable

Lenovo has revealed their latest ultraportable, the IdeaPad U260, and the new notebook differentiates itself with a 12.5-inch display and 0.71-inch thick chassis. The U260 packs a choice of Intel Core i3 or Core i5 processors, along with 4GB of RAM, a 320GB hard-drive and WiFi b/g/n as standard.

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ASUS Lamborghini Eee PC VX6 ultraportable on sale now

ASUS Lamborghini Eee PC VX6 ultraportable on sale now

ASUS' appealing little Lamborghini Eee PC VX6 notebook, which we took a shine to back at the company's holiday showcase, has gone up for sale in the UK.  The 12.1-inch ultraportable packs an Intel Atom D525 dual-core 1.8GHz processor, 2GB of RAM and NVIDIA Ion 2 graphics with Optimus support, along with a 250GB hard-drive and HDMI connectivity.

Video demo after the cut

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MacBook Air fastboot goes head-to-head with Sony VAIO Z [Video]

MacBook Air fastboot goes head-to-head with Sony VAIO Z [Video]

As you may have gathered from our MacBook Air 2010 review, the new Apple ultraportable is one fast-booting machine.  LaptopMag decided to see just how fast in comparison with one of the nippiest top-tier Windows 7 notebooks around right now, Sony's dual-SSD VAIO Z, and the advantage is most definitely in the MacBook Air's court.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 42 2010

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 42 2010

Welcome to another edition of the SlashGear Week in Review! This was a huge week with an Apple event and several new smartphones turning up. Early in the week Mercedes-Benz announced that it was offering a new Media Interface Plus that would allow the user to stream content from a Bluetooth phone to the cars audio system among other things.

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MacBook Air 11.6″ Review

MacBook Air 11.6″ Review

Steve Jobs' views on budget ultraportable are pretty clear. "We don't know how to make a $500 computer that's not a piece of junk,” he told investors back in 2008, and so the new 2010 MacBook Air is neither of those things. Instead, it's a $999+ slice of instant-on notebook and, if you believe the hyperbole, pulls together the best of Apple's MacBook range and their best-selling iPad. It doesn't hurt that it's almost indecently fabulous looking, too. Check out the SlashGear review of the 11.6-inch MacBook Air 2010 after the cut.

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Toshiba AC100 Review

Toshiba AC100 Review

Companion devices come in all shapes and sizes, from big-screen smartphones through tablets to netbooks and ultraportables, but Toshiba is hoping that by borrowing a little of each they'll find a gap in the market. The Toshiba AC100 looks like a netbook but runs Android, an OS we're more familiar with on smartphones or, more recently, tablets. The company reckons a traditional keyboard and NVIDIA's Tegra 2 processor should make the AC100 the best multimedia, browsing and communication ultraportable around, but is Android being asked to do more than it's currently capable of? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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11.6″ MacBook Air 2010 unboxing

11.6″ MacBook Air 2010 unboxing

If our hands-on time with the new 2010 MacBook Air models told us anything, it's that we had to have some for ourself; happily Apple obliged, and so we thought we'd share the unboxing experience with you. As ever, Apple's packaging design is minimalist, slick and beautiful - just like the new 11.6- and 13.3-inch ultraportables themselves, in fact.

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