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Lenovo IdeaPad K1 and ThinkPad Tablets official, plus IdeaPad P1

Lenovo IdeaPad K1 and ThinkPad Tablets official, plus IdeaPad P1

Lenovo has officially announced a trio of slates, including the IdeaPad Tablet K1 and ThinkPad Tablet we saw leaked in press shots earlier, as well as the IdeaPad P1. The K1 and ThinkPad Tablets each run Android 3.1 Honeycomb on NVIDIA's dual-core Tegra 2 processor, and are the first slates to be Netflix-certified; meanwhile, the IdeaPad P1 runs Windows 7 on a 1.5GHz Intel Atom processor.

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Acer Aspire One Happy 2 netbooks lose Android dual-boot option

Acer Aspire One Happy 2 netbooks lose Android dual-boot option

Netbook popularity may be fading the face of the tablet onslaught, but Acer knows what's needed to keep the segment afloat: fancy colors and endearing names. The new Acer Aspire One Happy 2 series offers Intel's dual-core N570 processor wrapped up in one of four bright colors - namely "Papaya Milk", "Strawberry Yoghurt", "Blueberry Shake" and "Banana Cream" - along with a 10.1-inch display and an 8hr battery.

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Gigabyte S1080 Windows 7 tablet hits pre-order

Gigabyte S1080 Windows 7 tablet hits pre-order

Back in late May, we talked about the interesting looking Gigabyte S1080 Windows 7 tablet that sports a USB 3.0 port. The tablet is interesting with Windows 7 allowing it to turn much of the software that you are used to on your notebook or desktop. The tablet packs in a 1.66GHz Atom N550 processor, has a 10.1-inch 1024 x 600 multitouch display, 2GB of RAM, and weighs in at 0.9kg. The machine sounds a lot like a netbook in specifications.

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Archos 9 Tablet PC On Sale Now

Archos 9 Tablet PC On Sale Now

Although we all know that Microsoft is heading into tablets with a completely revamped Windows 8, some of us may be too impatient to wait several months until the first Windows 8 tablet hits the market. And if Android and iOS tablets don't suit your taste, then there are still tablets outfitted with Windows 7. In fact, Archos has just tweeted today an all new follow-up to their Archos 9 PC Tablet with some upgraded specs.

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Dell 7-inch QWERTY-slider tablet spotted; Dell Streak 10 Pro promised to China first

Dell 7-inch QWERTY-slider tablet spotted; Dell Streak 10 Pro promised to China first

Two slabs of Dell tablet news this morning, as a hitherto-unseen QWERTY prototype breaks cover and the company confirms that the 10-inch Dell Streak 10 Pro will make its official debut in China first, rather than the US or Europe. Dell VP and mobility manager John Thode told CNET that Android's immaturity and US carrier control were the main reasons for the staggered launch of the Streak 10 Pro, which will have a 10-inch 1280 x 800 display, 5-megapixel rear camera, and run NVIDIA's Tegra 2 processor.

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Dismissing Windows 8 as an iPad rival is premature

Dismissing Windows 8 as an iPad rival is premature

There's a whole lot riding on Windows 8. Windows 7 may be the big player on the desktop, but when it comes to tablets Microsoft has carved itself a niche in the corner. The company has arguably been the longest proponent of the tablet form-factor - Windows XP Tablet Edition was released almost nine years ago - but in recent years its stylus-centric hardware has failed to gain traction amid iOS and Android models. Now, with its first demonstration of how Windows 8 will handle this new generation of tableteers, Microsoft is setting out its stall for where it sees the slate segment developing. Finger on the pulse or just plain out of touch?

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