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ECS introduces Liva Core and Liva X2 mini PCs with Core M and Braswell chips

Elitegroup Computer Systems is showing off two new tiny desktop computers at Computex this week. The ECS Liva Core is a 5.4″ x 3.3″ x 1.5″ desktop PC with an Intel Core M processor, while the ECS Liva X2 is a 1.6″ x 3.3″ x 2″ system with a lower-power Intel Braswell processor. ECS actually […]

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Closer look at Acer Aspire Switch 10 V Cherry Trail 2-in-1 tablet

As expected, Acer is showing off a new version of its Switch 10 tablet which features an Intel Atom Cherry Trail processor. Mobile Geeks got a little hands-on time with the new tablet at the Computex show in Taiwan this week. The new Acer Aspire Switch 10 V is a 2-in-1 Windows tablet with a detachable […]

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Asus Transformer Book Flip TP200: Braswell-powered convertible

Asus has introduced a new 11.6 inch convertible notebook with a touchscreen display that bends over backward to let you use the computer as a tablet. It’s called the Asus Transformer Book Flip TP200, and it joins larger products in the Flip family including the 13.3 inch Flip TP300LA and 15.6 inch Flip TP500LA. Mobile […]

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Asus EeeBook E403SA is a 3 pound, 14 inch laptop for $299

The 11.6 inch EeeBook E202 isn’t the only new low-cost laptop from Asus. The company is also introducing a new 14 inch model called the EeeBook E403SA. It’s a thin, light, and low-power model that should be available in the third quarter of 2015 for $299. According to Microsoft, the new laptop measures about 0.7 […]

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Allwinner to help Qualcomm get Snapdragon chips into cheap tablets

Chip makers Allwinner and Qualcomm have announced a bizarre-sounding agreement designed to help Qualcomm get its chips into more low-cost tablets. Allwinner is a Chinese fabless semiconductor company that designs its own chips, which are often used in cheap tablets produced in China. But for the most part those tablets are WiFi-only. Qualcomm, meanwhile, is […]

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Asus EeeBook E202: Budget notebook with USB Type C, Intel Braswell

Asus will update its EeeBook line of affordable, portable notebooks this summer with the launch of the Asus EeeBook E202. It’s an 11.6 inch laptop with a fanless design, a 6 watt Intel Pentium N3700 quad-core processor based on Intel’s “Braswell” architecture, and a design that measures about 0.84 inches thick and weighs about 2.65 […]

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Thunderbolt 3 uses USB-C connector, transfers data at 40 Gbps

Intel has unveiled the next generation of Thunderbolt technology, enabling data transfer speeds of up to 40 Gbps. That means Thunderbolt 3 is twice as fast as Thunderbolt 2. It also uses the same reversible USB-C connector as, well, other USB cables. That means that if you’ve got a device with a USB Type-C port that […]

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Blocks wants to launch a modular smartwatch this year (crowdfunding)

The folks behind the Blocks modular smartwatch project are hoping to turn a concept introduced last year into a real product this year. Blocks Wearables has announced it’s working with Qualcomm to develop a watch powered by a Snapdragon 400 processor. Blocks plans to launch a crowdfunding campaign for its modular watch this summer. The […]