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Contrary to earlier rumors, HP's Chromebook-like Stream 14 turned out to be more expensive than people had hoped for when it was announced a few weeks ago. Having said that, today HP is finally introducing its $199 laptop with Windows, staying in line with what a company representative had told us...

September 29th 2014 at 6:01pm 0 Comments
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When Google first unveiled its lineup of Chromebooks at Google I/O in 2011, it promised a new era of ultraportable computers that were affordable, had a healthy battery life and almost zero load times. Three years on, Google and its partners have continued to ship updates and we've found recent mo...

August 13th 2014 at 5:39pm 0 Comments
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When Intel launched Haswell, it promised a generational leap in battery life, and now the chip giant's talking numbers to back that up. Architecture Group VP Rani Borkar said that laptops packing the chipset should get 50 percent more battery life than current Ivy Bridge models and go up to 20 tim...

May 24th 2013 at 5:31am 0 Comments
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It's clearly not the best time to be looking for a MacBook Air -- 13-inch versions are in especially short supply. The reason for the shortage will be obvious to those who follow Apple closely: it's almost time for the Apple World Wide Developer Conference starting June 10, and Apple is likely goi...

May 17th 2013 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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Google issued an update this week for the developer edition of Chrome OS, which adds extended display support via HDMI or VGA. Chromebooks packing A15 and Intel Celeron processors are said to fit the bill, while older machines such as the Cr-48 may experience a few hangups. The Dev Channel update...

November 22nd 2012 at 11:23pm 0 Comments
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Microsoft's already opened up the floodgates with Windows 8 pre-orders, and it looks as if those still on the fence now have a sandbox to goof off in. Pictured above is a trio of Windows 8 notebooks from a Best Buy located in St. Cloud, Minnesota, and we actually called around to confirm with seve...

October 12th 2012 at 5:46pm 0 Comments