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Microsoft's Surface RT tablet starts at $499
— 11:31 AM on October 16, 2012

Last month, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said the sweet spot for tablets was around $300-700. Looks like the Surface for Windows RT will...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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11.6-inch Asus laptop runs Ubuntu, costs $314
— 4:36 PM on October 15, 2012

Here I was, thinking netbooks—especially Linux-powered ones—had long since been relegated to the history books. Maybe that was a little hasty of me. As

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Rumor: Amazon in talks to buy TI's OMAP division
— 11:02 AM on October 15, 2012

Less than a month ago, Texas Instruments revealed a change of focus for its processor division, which makes the OMAP chips used in a range...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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Rumor: Mini iPad, 13'' Retina MacBook to launch on October 23
— 9:32 AM on October 15, 2012

Apple will unleash bite-sized versions of two of its products next week, if we're to believe the folks at 9to5Mac. Quoting "a consistently reliable source...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac Personal tech

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Deal of the week: Cheap SSDs, gaming bundles, and more
— 5:03 PM on October 12, 2012

OCZ seems to be suffering the effects of its overly aggressive SSD pricing strategy, but for now, the getting's good—so long as you're a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Gaming Operating systems Windows

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Release roundup: Big cases, big drives, and ambidextrous mice
— 4:31 PM on October 12, 2012

In our look at this week's miscellaneous product launches, we have fresh fodder from Cooler Master, Lian Li, and Western Digital:

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage Input devices

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Win8-powered Asus hybrid, notebook available for pre-order
— 2:17 PM on October 12, 2012

Microsoft must have lifted some sort of Windows 8 pre-order embargo today. In addition to being able to reserve a copy of the...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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OCZ warns of 'significant' Q2 net loss
— 3:21 PM on October 11, 2012

OCZ's aggressive discounting of SSDs may have gone too far. The drive maker has lowered its revenue estimate for the second quarter due to the...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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SSD shipments continue dramatic growth
— 12:21 PM on October 11, 2012

As SSD prices continue to tumble, consumers and businesses are snatching up an increasing number of drives. According to market research firm IHS,...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Acer adds new, touch-enabled ultrabooks for Win8
— 9:49 AM on October 11, 2012

A couple of days ago, we learned about Acer's Windows 8-toting Iconia W510 tablet. Now, the PC maker has unveiled a pair of...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Lenovo's Yoga convertible tablets to start at $799
— 12:19 PM on October 10, 2012

Notebook makers are coming up with all sorts of ways to make their Windows 8 systems transform into tablets. Lenovo's Yoga series takes an...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Pocketable Thunderbolt drive promises 750MB/s transfer rates
— 12:19 PM on October 9, 2012

Most of the Thunderbolt-equipped storage devices on the market employ arrays of mechanical hard drives. Not Promise's Pegasus J2, which is being billed...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Win8-toting Iconia W510 tablet costs $499.99
— 10:05 AM on October 9, 2012

Many of the Intel-powered Windows 8 tablets that have been announced so far are priced well above the iPad—like Acer's own Iconia W700, which...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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AMD aims Z-60 APU at Win8 tablets, hybrids
— 11:01 PM on October 8, 2012

Windows 8 is coming, and it's bringing a wave of tablets and hybrid...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

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The Atlantic digs into Google Maps' Ground Truth
— 12:50 PM on October 8, 2012

Google Maps has gotten a lot of praise lately, in part because the Apple Maps app that replaced it in iOS 6 has been somewhat...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software

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Razer to build Project Fiona PC gaming tablet
— 11:06 AM on October 8, 2012

Razer has unveiled portable gaming concept systems at the last couple of Consumer Electronics Shows. Two years ago, it was a netbook-like device...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

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Deal of the week: solid-state storage at 59 cents/GB
— 5:26 PM on October 5, 2012

Our own Geoff Gasior wrote a pretty interesting story about declining solid-state storage prices yesterday. One of the highlights was a graph that ranked...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Gaming

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Intel intros Atom platform for NAS devices
— 11:20 AM on October 5, 2012

Network-attached storage devices seem to be getting more and more popular these days, not only in the home, but also in small businesses that may...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage Networking

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