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Laptops

La Fonction No.1 is a briefcase which transforms into a miniature mobile cubicle

While smartphones, tablets, and ultra-portable laptops have made it possible to work anywhere and everywhere, some privacy has been lost in the process. La Fonction No.1, a briefcase which transforms into a miniature mobile cubicle, is one attempt to bring an element of privacy back to the new work-on-the-go ethic.  Read More

Acer joins the Haswell party with the launch of the C720 Chromebook

When Google announced a new batch of Haswell-based Chromebooks at last month's Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, HP was first off the mark with its Chromebook14. This was followed by the colorful Chromebook11 a few days ago, and now Acer has joined the Haswell party with the launch of its third generation Chromebook. The thin and light C720 promises faster performance and longer battery life than previous models and sports a daylight-friendly anti-glare screen.  Read More

Three new Chromebooks and a Chromebox have been announced by Google at IDF13

During last week's Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Google previewed a batch of upcoming Chrome devices based around Intel's 4th-generation Core i processors. As well as revealing new Chromebook models from existing partners Acer and HP, the Mountain View-based multinational also announced two new sign-ups to its cloud-based operating environment in the shape of Toshiba and Asus.  Read More

The ThinkPad T440s Ultrabook is among a number of new business Ultrabooks announced by Len...

Lenovo has taken the wraps off some new Windows 8 business class Ultrabooks ahead of an IFA 2013 debut. Though all of the new additions take advantage of the performance improvements and energy efficiency offered by Intel's Haswell processors, the new T and X Series models also feature something called Power Bridge technology that allows users to swap out the second battery without having to power down first. Lighter and thinner than previous ThinkPads, the new laptops all feature a large trackpad to support Windows 8 gesture controls, and come in both touch-enabled and non-touch display panel flavors.  Read More

The SOL is a Ubuntu laptop equipped with a detachable solar panel, which the developers cl...

In the Western world, we tend to take for granted some pretty basic amenities, like reliable electricity. For people living in those corners of the globe where electricity can be scarce, WeWi Telecommunications, Inc. has developed the SOL, a rugged laptop that doesn't rely on a power socket to stay charged. The Ubuntu Linux-powered computer is instead equipped with a detachable solar panel, which the developers claim will provide up to 10 hours of battery life after just two hours in the sun.  Read More

The MSI GS70 gaming laptop is staking a claim at the top end of the laptop market

When it comes to gaming laptops, the era of two-inch-thick, weighty monstrosities is truly over. Systems such as Razer's Blade and Blade Pro have carved out a decidedly more pleasing form-factor for the category, and with the GS70, MSI is ready to stake its claim at the top of the market. The new system is particularly thin for its category and packs some high-end hardware within its svelte body.  Read More

Digital Storm has unveiled what's claimed to be the first Haswell-based gaming notebook wi...

Just a few weeks after unveiling the monstrous Aventum II boutique gaming PC, Digital Storm is getting ready to break out a new Haswell-packing portable powerhouse called Veloce. The Windows 8 notebook has a Full HD display, hybrid storage and discrete Nvidia graphics.  Read More

Tobii's latest prototype laptop with integrated eye tracking technology and Synaptics Forc...

Swedish company Tobii Technology has been working to bring laptops integrating its eye tracking and gaze interaction technology to market for a few years now, first demonstrating such a device at CeBIT in 2011. The most recent example is a new prototype laptop that combines Tobii’s eye-tracking technology and a Synaptics ForcePad touchpad in an Ultrabook form factor.  Read More

Gizmag compares the specs (and other features) of the 13-inch 2013 MacBook Air and MacBook...

Sometimes the Apple rumor mill gets a little ahead of itself. Earlier this year, we heard that Apple's 2013 MacBook Air might sport a Retina Display. Well, so much for that. The new MBA, announced today, is a relatively minor update over its 2012 predecessor. But that doesn't mean it doesn't also have a few very nice upgrades. Let's break them down, as we compare the specs (and other features) of the new 13-inch MacBook Air to the same-sized MacBook Pro with Retina Display.  Read More

Apple's new MacBook Air 13-inch laptop

Apple unveiled its new MacBook Air laptops at WWDC 2013 today, as well as giving us a peep at the updated Mac Pro desktop computer which will hit the market later this year. While the new MacBook Air is an evolutionary step forward, the Mac Pro is a serious attempt to demonstrate that Apple still has innovation in its blood.  Read More

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