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August 6, 2012 by

Sharp may leave consumer business: report

Despite a lucrative contract with Apple to build and ship displays for the iPhone 5, it seems little can drag Sharp out of the financial mud. Could it be heading for a pull-out of the consumer business altogether?

November 30, 2010 by

ViewSonic tablets slated for January

ViewSonic revealed this morning it will release its 7-inch and 10-inch ViewPad tablet devices in Australia in January 2011. However, the company has not yet secured any distribution arrangements with local telcos.

January 31, 2010 by

Touch set to take off on laptops and netbooks

Touchscreens aren't new to PCs, but until recently they've been relegated to pricey convertible tablets for business, and to a lesser extent to slates--tablets without keyboards--used in niche markets (though I hear Apple is hoping to change that with some new device). Thanks to touchscreen smartphones, however, consumers have become accustomed to touch interfaces.

November 1, 2009 by

Holiday Gift Guide 2009: Laptop computers

This year the laptop list was a tough assignment for several reasons.First, the emergence of a new class of ultra-thin laptops--spawned by lower-cost processors from Intel and AMD--has made things more complicated.

August 31, 2009 by

The choices for thin, low-cost ULV laptops expand

Just when I was starting to wonder what happened to all those ultra-low voltage (ULV) laptops, computer makers opened the flood gates. These laptops, which are thinner, lighter and less costly than mainstream notebooks, are now available in a range of display sizes, including some models with 11.

August 10, 2009 by

Why not all 12-inch netbooks are the same

I've been skeptical of 12-inch netbooks, especially as prices for real notebooks continue to fall fast. At that size, netbooks start to run up against laptops, so it's no surprise that the PC industry is feeling its way.


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