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  • Toshiba parties with lighter laptop and Android smartbook

    Toshiba has spent the last 25 years refining the basic laptop design of flat screen, x86 processor, full-size keyboard and removable storage. Its Portege R700 will continue that tradition when it goes on sale next quarter, but two other new portable computers Toshiba will release around the same time take the company in new directions.

    Written by Peter Sayer22 June 10 05:36
  • 163 million smartbooks to ship in 2015

    A new research study estimates that 163 million "smartbooks" will ship worldwide in 2015 - a significant rate of growth given that the very first models only appeared in 2008.

    Written by Lexton Snol23 Feb. 10 23:49
  • HP's smartbook may battle it out with Apple's iPad

    Hewlett-Packard's first smartbook, the Compaq AirLife 100, announced on Friday, could be a rival to Apple's iPad as the two companies aim to attract buyers looking for netbook alternatives, analysts said.

    Written by Agam Shah15 Feb. 10 06:15
  • HP debuts Android-based smartbook

    Hewlett-Packard has launched the Compaq AirLife 100, a smartbook based on the Android OS and Qualcomm's Snapdragon processor, it said on Friday.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs15 Feb. 10 06:11
  • Nvidia's new chips target mobile devices

    Nvidia launched its next-generation Tegra processor for low-cost laptops and tablets on Thursday, which could intensify competition with rival Intel in the chip market.

    Written by Agam Shah08 Jan. 10 06:55