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ViewSonic ViewPad 7x and ViewPad 10Pro official

ViewSonic ViewPad 7x and ViewPad 10Pro official

ViewSonic has officially launched the ViewPad 7x, the company's 7-inch Android Honeycomb tablet leaked earlier this month, along with bringing its new dual-booting 10-inch slate, the ViewPad 10Pro. The ViewPad 7x packs NVIDIA's Tegra 2 processor along with HSPA+, HDMI and a 1024 x 600 display, while the ViewPad 10Pro gets a 1.5GHz Intel Oak Trail Z670 processor running either Windows 7 Pro or Android 2.2.

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Microsoft CEO must go demands influential investor

Microsoft CEO must go demands influential investor

An outspoken and influential hedge fund manager made waves at an investor conference yesterday by calling for Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to step down. Suggesting Ballmer's "continued presence is the biggest overhang on Microsoft's stock," Greenlight Capital chief David Einhorn insisted it was time to "give someone else a chance" at the helm. The investor - whose fund currently holds approximately 9m Microsoft shares, or around 0.11-percent of the outstanding shares - blamed Ballmer for wasting time and money on poorly considered mergers and acquisitions, as well as short-sightedly mishandling the smartphone, PMP and tablet segments.

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Microsoft muddies waters after Balmer blurts on Windows 8

Microsoft muddies waters after Balmer blurts on Windows 8

Microsoft has denied comments about the release of the next version of Windows, despite it being CEO Steve Ballmer who made them at a recent event. "It appears there was a misstatement" Microsoft insists, after Ballmer told Japanese developers that "as we progress through the year, you ought to expect to hear a lot about Windows 8. Windows 8 slates, tablets, PCs, a variety of different form factors" on Monday. It's unclear whether Ballmer's blunder was in the name of the OS or its release timetable.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Review

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Review

We got the new Lenovo ThinkPad X1 in our hands early, to get the skinny on this laptop targeted for the business user. This slim black laptop looks good on the outside, but like Mom used to say “It’s what’s inside that counts.” With rumors of Intel Core i7 processors and solid state drives, we were looking forward to checking things out. Here’s a sneak peak: could the X1 really signal the return of the Turbo Boost Button? It’s released tomorrow, so check out the full SlashGear review to see what the ThinkPad X1 is really made of.

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Microsoft says “Do the Math”: Windows notebooks are cheaper than MacBooks

Microsoft says “Do the Math”: Windows notebooks are cheaper than MacBooks

Microsoft has kicked off another of its periodic comparison campaigns, pitting PC against Mac and claiming that Windows-based hardware is far better value than the Apple alternative. This time targeting the Canadian market, "Do the Math" suggests that for the same price as a 17-inch MacBook Pro, customers could have an HP Pavilion DV7 and CA$1,350 to spend on a surfing trip in Hawaii. However, some of Microsoft's comparisons are likely to raise eyebrows even among the Windows faithful.

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“Uniquely Nokia” key to tablet plans says Stephen Elop

“Uniquely Nokia” key to tablet plans says Stephen Elop

Nokia's tablet plans have rumbled along for some time now, with no sign of any hardware - at least that's been revealed to us mere consumers - and it looks like we shouldn't expect an iPad rival any time soon, either. In an interview with YLE, CEO Stephen Elop has reiterated the stance first taken at the Nokia Windows Phone announcement, that the company's engineers are looking at all the possible options from Microsoft's software line-up, along with "other software assets" that likely includes MeeGo.

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Sony Freestyle Hybrid PC and “Ultimate” ultraportable notebook previewed

Sony Freestyle Hybrid PC and “Ultimate” ultraportable notebook previewed

Sony's two Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablets, the S1 and S2, aren't the only new ultraportable devices the company teased earlier in the week. Slotted neatly at the tail-end of the presentation were teasers for a further two models, PC Watch reports, the Sony Freestyle Hybrid PC - with a slide-and-tilt form-factor, similar to Samsung's Sliding PC 7 - and a super-slimline notebook, the Sony Ultimate Mobile PC.

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