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Phecda P13 laptop: Cheap Asus UL30 clone from China

What happens if you take the Asus UL30, scoop out the insides and replace the Intel CULV processor with an Atom chip and NVDIIA IOn graphics? I have no idea, but the folks at Phecda have done the next best thing by producing a UL30 clone called the Phecda P13. The notebook has a 13.3 […]

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Dell Inspiron Duo convertible tablet coming in December for $549

While word on the street was that the Dell Inspiron Duo would be available next week, it looks like you’re going to have to wait a little longer to get your hands on this new 10 inch convertible tablet/netbook hybird — but not much longer. Dell has announced that the Duo will start shipping the […]

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Dual mode AMOLED, E Ink display could prolong battery life

We’ve seen a number of technologies pop up recently that can help to prolong battery life for laptops and other mobile devices by working with or without a backlight. But while solutions from Pixel Qi, Qualcomm, and others rely on transflective displays which typically cut power by turning off the backlight and switching from full […]

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Next-gen Qualcomm chips to be 5 times faster, use 75% less power

Chip maker Qualcomm has announced plans for an upcoming 28nm chip which the company says will offer 5 times the performance of one of the company’s original Snapdragon chips. At the same time, it will use 75% less energy than today’s chips, which could mean phones, tablets, and other mobile devices with better performance and […]

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Acer launches Aspire 1430 thin and light laptop with no fanfare

Sometimes companies make big announcements with news conferences, press releases, and TV commercials when they launch new products. Sometimes they don’t bother to tell anybody. Acer is taking the latter approach with the launch of the Acer Aspire 1430, a new 11.6 inch thin and light laptop which was pretty much flying under the radar […]

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JooJoo goes vertical: Fusion Garage tablet finds future in enterprise

The Fusion Garage JooJoo tablet may not have been a wild success story in the consumer space, but the company is banking on the problem being software-related, not hardware. The JooJoo was envisioned as a web-0nly tablet running a light weight operating system that only served to launch a web browser without the ability to […]

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ZTE shows off 7 inch Android tablets

The ZTE V9 tablet started making the rounds last month, complete with Google Android 2.1, a 768MHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, Bluetooth, GPS, WiFi, and 3G capabilities. Now Sascha from Netbook News reports that tablet is already available for purchase in Russia for about $330, and coming soon to Australia. Peter got a chance to check […]

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Hitachi’s finger, stylus-friendly touchscreen demoed on video

Last week we learned that Hitachi was developing a new type of touchscreen that you can operate using a fingertip, stylus, or other implement. It uses technology that’s similar to a traditional capacitive touchscreen to allow you to interact with the screen using a fingertip much as you would on an iPad or most modern […]