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Sony has unveiled a new addition to its E Series VAIO laptops named the 14P which allows c...

Sony Europe has unveiled a new addition to its E Series VAIO laptop range which allows users to flick through web pages, play music and adjust volume by waving a hand in front of the unit's webcam. The 14-inch VAIO 14P also features a backlit keyboard for twilight hours typing, a USB charging port to keep mobile devices topped up, and both discrete and integrated HD graphics.  Read More

Asetek has created a new slim form factor liquid cooling system for laptops and All-in-One...

Gamers and overclockers will already be familiar with the performance and quiet operation benefits of liquid-cooling the internal components of desktop computer systems. Power users these days are not necessarily sitting in front of the beige base tower of old, however – other formats like the All-in-One and laptops have benefited from significant processing, memory and storage boosts in recent years. We've already seen liquid-cooling specialist Asetek squeeze its technology into a 2.28-inch thick All-in-One prototype, but now the company has developed a slim liquid cooling system for notebooks that's said to improve acoustic and thermal performance without increasing the form factor.  Read More

Apple's current line-up of Macbook Airs, the lightweight form of which the next MacBook Pr...

"They're all going to look like MacBook Airs." This is the message from Apple Insider's source - reportedly familiar with the design of the forthcoming MacBook Pro - as to the form that the forthcoming premium Apple notebooks will take.  Read More

Sony's Z series VAIO laptops now offer a new Carbon Fiber Silver option

On its company blog, Sony has announced a spring (or autumn if you’re south of the equator) refresh for of its VAIO line of laptops. While the Z series, S series and E series will all receive CPU upgrades along with various other component updates, the C series changes are limited to updates of the cosmetic variety.  Read More

Acer has taken the wraps off the new Aspire S5 Ultrabook (shown), the new Timeline Ultra a...

Ahead of a showing at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Acer has unveiled what is claimed to be the current holder of the world's thinnest Ultrabook title, the next generation of its Timeline Series of notebooks, and its own cloud storage solution. Details are in short supply, but jump over to the main article for what we can tell you.  Read More

The GammaTech R13C ruggedized convertible laptop meets military specs

Laptops and now tablets are essential to our daily lives – both business and leisure – but take that computer outside beyond a sidewalk café, and you'll realize this device is really out of its element. For those who work in the field, more than just a plastic or thin metal shell is required to protect their hardware. The R13C convertible computer from GammeTech has all the features to pass Military Standard 810G certification, and then some.  Read More

Dell is claiming the title of world's thinnest, fully-featured 14-inch laptop that include...

If you were impressed by LG being able to squeeze an optical drive into its super-thin Blade P430 notebook, then you may need to sit down for Dell's upcoming XPS 14z. The slot-loading DVD burner on the right of Dell's new thin and powerful mobile business solution sits in a frame that's just 0.9-inch (23 mm) thin - allowing Michael Dell's company to claim the title of world's thinnest, fully-featured 14-inch laptop that includes an optical drive.  Read More

Toshiba has teamed up with Best Buy to produce a child-friendly, full-size laptop with bui...

It's only been a few short years since kids who wanted to mimic grown ups and tap away on a laptop had to resign themselves to a bulky imitation from the likes of V-Tech. Nowadays, youngsters are able to get their hands on something a little more convincing - whether it's a fully-fledged, ruggedized laptop or a child-friendly tablet. Toshiba has just revealed a good example of a notebook created with kids in mind. Designed in collaboration with Best Buy, the new Satellite L735D 13.3-inch notebook sports a new easy-clean keyboard, runs on Windows 7, features a 320GB HDD and includes applications aimed at making surfing the web safer for kids.  Read More

MSI has rolled out its MSI GT780DXR and MSI GT683DXR gaming laptops with NVIDIA GeForce GT...

This June, NVIDIA introduced its new GPUs for portable gaming laptops, the GeForce GTX 580M and GTX 570M. MSI is one of the first notebook manufacturers to implement the second of these powerful GPUs in its recently launched G-series laptops - the 17.3-inch MSI GT780DXR and the 15.6-inch MSI GT683DXR.  Read More

Thermaltake has unveiled plans to expand its cooling pads lineup by releasing Massive 23 G...

While there are many options to cool a gaming desktop PC, mobile gamers might find it a little more difficult to implement additional fans to chill their gaming laptop monsters. Thermaltake has unveiled plans to expand its laptop cooling stand lineup by releasing the Massive 23 GT Cooler - a lightweight metal stand that packs an LED-illuminated 200mm fan and, unlike previous offerings, five different angles adjustment.  Read More

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