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  • Samsung Series 9 slashed, then disappears from HN’s website

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  • 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

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  • New MacBook Air has higher res than MacBook Pro

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  • Motorola Atrix Lapdock – Novelty or Necessary

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  • Review: Toshiba R850 Laptop

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  • Samsung Series 9 laptops exclusive to Harvey Norman

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  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 7″ Laptop?

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  • Apple release new MacBook Pro line up, Thunderbolt on-board

    Overnight Apple have refreshed their MacBook Pro line-up, lets take a look at what’s new: Thunderbolt We have heard of Light peak for a while now, but this morning that became Thunderbolt. The new Macbook Pro’s will be the first consumer device to support the technology. Thunderbolt is based...
  • Google launch Chrome web store, Chrome OS not ready

    At the opening keynote of their Google I/O 2010 conference, Google spoke to their developers about a two key things. The first is the Google Chrome web store, this is designed to allow developers of web apps to sell their creations similar to how traditional desktop software is sold....
  • Dell’s Z brand extends to consumers 14z laptop, no induction

    If you’ve always thought 13” is not quite big enough,but 15” is just to big, then Dell’s latest consumer laptop may be just what your after. The Dell Inspiron 14z Laptop is thin and light like it’s 16” big brother Latitude Z. Right about now you probably wondering if...
  • Dell Latitude Z Laptop now available in Aus

    The sexy new Latitude Z Laptop from Dell is now available in Australia. The default configuration is available for $2,799 which includes the wireless charging. All things considered, this is pricing is actually quite reasonable. It does have a long list of specs. Worlds thinnest 16” laptop (1600×900 resolution),...
  • Dell Adamo vs Macbook Air

    Dell’s finally taken the wraps of it’s sexy thin new premium laptop and announced specs and pricing. Unfortunately the news isn’t good, especially for Australians. The Dell Adamo is clearly a response to Apple’s ultra-thin Macbook Air. So naturally there’ll be comparisons drawn between the two. How does it...
  • Dell enter sub-notebook category, introducing the Inspiron Mini 9

    Dell have finally launched their long awaited mini Inspiron laptop. This is their first product in the very crowded sub-notebook category. The Inspiron Mini 9, as you may have guessed from the name comes with 9” screen (well 8.9” to be exact) running 1024X600 resolution. As for the operating...
  • Acer joins the rest, adds Aspire One to ultra-portable laptop category

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