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    Today at IFA in Germany, Acer is announcing updates to several of their devices. The Aspire R7 is a unique 15.6-inch laptop from Acer that comes with a unique “Ezel Hinge”. This hinge allows you to move its HD display forward and into 4 different modes: “Ezel Mode”, “Notebook...
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    Dell is announcing a new XPS and performance and security enhancements to several models of Windows 8 PCs today at Computex. XPS 11: The XPS 11 is a brand new 2-in-1 convertible Ultrabook, announced today by Dell, and coming later this year to the XPS line-up. It easily goes from tablet to laptop...
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    Several weeks ago I had blogged about HP’s all-in-one PC with amazing touch capabilities – the HP TouchSmart PC . Specifically, I discussed the IQ500 series HP TouchSmart PC models (the IQ504 and IQ506). The IQ500 series HP TouchSmart PCs were considered the 2nd generation HP TouchSmart PCs. The original...
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  • Blog Post: Notes on the Windows 7 Demo from Today’s PDC Keynote

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  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Wins Popular Science Award for Windows Touch

    Today, Popular Science released their annual Best Of What’s New for 2009 which recognized this year’s top 100 innovations. Windows Touch in Windows 7 has won Popular Science’s Best of What’s New Award this year in the computing category. Very cool! Speaking of Windows Touch – USA Today’s Ed Baig takes...
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    Yesterday morning I did a quick run-through of some of my favorite new PCs with Jessica Corbin , Microsoft’s “Roving Reporter” at CES.   Check it out for some new views and more hands on time with the convertible Dell Inspiron duo , the ASUS EP121 slate PC , the Samsung Notebook 9 Series ultrathin...