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Hybrid hard drives: How they work and why they matter

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An SSD can read and write data many times faster than the best mechanical hard drive. On the downside, flash memory is many times more expensive than the innards of a typical hard drive, so manufacturers have limited their SSD capacities to hit reasonable price points: A 128GB SSD...
Hybrid hard drives: How they work and why they matter
Over a dozen Windows 8 tablets expected in November — including hybrids

Laptops 2018: How future clamshells will respond to the touch revolution

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The laptop as we know it is in the middle of an identity crisis. After years of solid growth without any fundamental changes--aside from a quick, ill-fated flirtation with netbooks--the clamshell's relevance is now threatened by phones and tablets. The new breed of touchscreen mobile devices hasn't eliminated the...
Laptops 2018: How future clamshells will respond to the touch revolution
In the post-PC future, businesses will use notebook and tablet hybrids

Microsoft Surface Pro hands-on impressions from CES

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Perhaps you remember Surface RT. It was Microsoft's bid to become a legitimate computer hardware manufacturer--a Windows-based tablet with a clever, snappy, magnetically attached keyboard cover. It looked great. It felt great. It had all the pluck and presence of Grade A industrial design. Surface RT gave us the...
Microsoft Surface Pro hands-on impressions from CES

Acer Unveils Windows 8 Tablets, Ultrabooks Featuring Hybrid Designs

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Acer on Monday unveiled new Windows 8 products, including tablets that come with attachable peripherals and ultrabooks fitted with touchscreens, as the company......
Acer Unveils Windows 8 Tablets, Ultrabooks Featuring Hybrid Designs

Acer Aspire R7 Gives New Meaning to "All-in-One" PC

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They put the trackpad where? That was my first thought when I heard about Acer’s new Aspire R7 Windows 8 notebook. Unveiled today at an event in New York, the Aspire R7 is a Windows 8 laptop, but its design is unique. Part notebook, part all-in-one PC, part tablet, the...
Acer Aspire R7 Gives New Meaning to "All-in-One" PC

A Windows Laptop With an Apple Price, but Less Juice

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[ See post to watch video ] Laptop sales have been tanking as tablets surge. The new Windows 8 is off to a slow start with users. And the hybrid machines that claim to work as both tablets and laptops are still niche products. So what’s a laptop maker to...
A Windows Laptop With an Apple Price, but Less Juice

The PC market’s last, best hope

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Intel is about to launch a massive campaign touting new thin and light laptops. Will it goose sales? FORTUNE — Call it an Ultrabook. Call it a Sleekbook. It’s still pretty much a wannabe MacBook Air. But for technology behemoths that count on computers like Intel and Hewlett-Packard, the new...
The PC market’s last, best hope

Sony Vaio Tap 20: Fun-Filled Family Computer

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Windows 8 marked a major overhaul of Microsoft’s operating system, but it wasn’t just the software that got a makeover. Manufacturers also built new hardware to work with Windows 8’s touch-focused interface, including a diverse range of tablets, laptops and hybrid designs. One of the most interesting products to emerge...
Sony Vaio Tap 20: Fun-Filled Family Computer

What Will Be Windows 8's Killer App?

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Raise your hand if you want a Windows 8 tablet just so you can use that cool new Start screen. Wait, first put your iPad down. Now raise your hand. After two public previews of Microsoft's new Windows 8 technology, the one major difference we've seen thus far in what...
What Will Be Windows 8's Killer App?

Microsoft Confirms Windows Blue Update Coming; Says Windows 8 Passes 100 Million Downloads

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After months of rumors, Microsoft on Monday confirmed it is readying an update to Windows 8 for later this year. Codenamed Windows Blue, the update will enable Windows to run on a wider range of devices (read: smaller-screen tablets). In a blog post, Microsoft says the update will also respond...
Microsoft Confirms Windows Blue Update Coming; Says Windows 8 Passes 100 Million Downloads
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