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Microsoft’s ‘#Windows10devices’ event has been garnering some genuine excitement and interest in the weeks leading up to it. It has been all but confirmed by, speaking loosely, everybody, that we were to expect new Lumia devices. And Microsoft delivered. Two new handsets, the Lumia 950 and 950 XL, were given the floor...
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    It isn’t exactly a secret that Apple have had seemingly little interest in manufacturing and marketing a notebook or desktop with a display assembly that– out-of-the-box — accepts touch input. However, a patent application submitted by Apple which was approved by the US Patent & Trademark Office recently says otherwise....
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    “An Ultrabook with the added bonus of being a tablet, what more can you want?” Well you can have this with the Dell XPS12, powered by Intel. I had a chance to test out Dell’s XPS12 Ultrabook convertible. After using it for about a week now, I am overall...
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    Lenovo parades the ThinkPad Helix at CES.

    The Consumer Electronics Show always provides device manufacturers with an avenue to excite and fascinate current and potential customers, and this year Lenovo appear to have brought their A-game with their latest addition to the Tablet/Notebook hybrid space: The ThinkPad Helix. At first glance, the ThinkPad Helix certainly appears...
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    At Apple’s event this morning, they also took some time to focus on Mac. There’s a brand new Macbook Pro with Retina display. There’s not too much different here when compared to the 15” model, it’s basically 3” smaller and US$500 cheaper. It’s 20% thinner than the previous Macbook...
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    Windows-To-Go is arguably one of the more “interesting” additions to Windows 8 Enterprise, allowing a user to execute a self-provisioned installation of Windows form a USB-based flash drive. However, what may be more interesting is the fact that popular hard disk manufacturer Western Digital are now marketing an external...
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    The recent IFA conference in Europe showcased an enormous amount of upcoming devices. Think of it as the 2nd CES for the year. Dell were at that conference to show off some new hardware  the Dell XPS Duo 10 Win RT Tablet, the XPS Duo 12 convertible ultrabook and...
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    Last month Dell launched their entry level 14Z Ultrabook. We got a chance to spend some time with it here at techAU and now have a detailed review, letting you know if you should throw down your hard earned. Hardware The Dell 14z aka, Inspiron 5423 features a Core...
  • New Series 9 Ivy Bridge at a more reasonable $1,599 RRP

    While Intel has been busy announcing new ultrabooks at Computex, Samsung has a new model of their sexy slim Series 9. Previous models of the Series 9 ultrabooks have been heavily criticised for an exorbitant price ($2,498), out of the reach of most consumers. The latest Ivy bridge based...
  • Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook now available

    The latest entrant into the Ultrabook category in Australia is Dell, with their thin and light XPS 13. I managed to get hands-on with Dell’s Macbook Air competitor at the recent KickStart Forum. Initial impressions were good, in that it’s weight and therefore portability is very competitive. Weighing 1.4kg,...
  • Samsung Series 9 slashed, then disappears from HN’s website

    The MacBook Air’s closest rival is the Samsung Series 9. While the best Ultrabook on the Windows-side, it’s biggest downside has always been it’s exorbitant price. The sexy black brushed aluminium laptop went on sale in Australia exclusively at Harvey Norman for A$2,499. It’s RRP has now dropped to...
  • Don’t blame me, I told you 2011 MacBook Airs were awesome !

    Fellow Top Geek contestant Liza Shulyayeva has just posted a ‘damn you Jason’ article because my ‘bad influence’ resulted in her picking up a shiny new MacBook Air. Sorry Liza, but you were warned to stay away from the Perth Apple Store. Since picking up the MacBook Air, I...
  • Razer announces “Razer Blade” gaming laptop

    Gaming in the PC world is traditionally done on a bulky desktop system, spread across a number of monitors and conducted with the highest level of graphics cards. Well Razer is aiming to redefine what PC gaming actually means with the announcement of the Razer Blade, the worlds first...
  • New MacBook Air has higher res than MacBook Pro

    Overnight Apple made a number of new releases, one of the more interesting is the release of a new MacBook Air. The new faster MacBook Air now features Core i5 processors, solid state drives and Thunderbolt connectors. The 11-inch model starts at a new low price of A$1,099 with...
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    Having had a Motorola Atrix since its release earlier this year I can wholeheartedly say, that while it has its issues, it is as close to a perfect phone as I have ever had. It is certainly the best Android device I have used. But it isn’t just a...

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