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Acer showcases new Ultrabooks and notebooks

by Blogger on ‎06-30-2012 04:58 PM - last edited on ‎07-20-2012 02:32 PM by Administrator

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Acer wants to be known as more than makers of affordable netbooks and low cost PC's. During their product showcase, they previewed an impressive selection of upcoming Ultrabooks and notebooks to suit a wide range of users.

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Ice Cream Sandwich at CES 2012 - Part 1 (video)

by Retired Blogger ‎02-10-2012 06:17 PM - edited ‎02-14-2012 11:18 PM

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This is my first post about CES 2012, and, yes, I know the show was a month ago, so you’re probably wondering what took me so long, when my fellow Tech Bloggers managed to get quite a few CES posts up over the past few weeks.  Well, I won’t make too many excuses. Suffice to say, it was my first CES, so I had no idea what to expect. The show totally burnt me out after only a few days, and I had to go on vacation soon after the show.  Anyways, enough about me, onto the article, which will be the first of many tardy updates about CES from me.

 

If you are a little confused as to why I am looking for an ice cream sandwich at an electronics show, I’ll fill you in a bit first.  Ice Cream Sandwich (which I will refer to as ICS going forward) is Google’s code name for the latest and greatest version of their Android OS – Android 4.0.  Launched late last year on Samsung’s new flagship phone, the Galaxy Nexus (available from Future Shop on Bell, Virgin, Telus, Rogers, Fido and Sasktel), ICS is the first version of Android to be designed from the ground up for both tablets and phones.

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CES 2012: Lenovo’s lineup aims to impress

by Blogger on ‎01-13-2012 03:41 PM - last edited on ‎04-30-2012 04:19 PM by Moderator

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A closer look at what Lenovo is doing, and one might think the company is going through something of a makeover. Lenovo has traditionally been viewed as a business and enterprise-oriented company that didn’t play the game of fancy design and colours consumers love so much. That’s been changing the last few years with a more well-rounded focus that culminated with a pretty good lineup at CES this year.

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CES 2012: Why tablets weren’t as prominent at the show

by Blogger on ‎01-13-2012 01:42 PM - last edited on ‎01-16-2012 10:14 AM by Administrator

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Do a search on coverage from last year’s CES and you’ll no doubt find tons of stuff on tablets, the device category that was the theme of the show. Manufacturers flooded the show floor with ‘me too’ devices meant to take on the iPad and vie for a piece of a still nascent market. A year later, tablets were often talked about, and there were plenty on the show floor, but they weren’t the focus this time around.

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CES 2012: Microsoft leaves CES by saying and showing little

by Blogger on ‎01-13-2012 01:08 PM - last edited on ‎04-30-2012 04:19 PM by Moderator

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This year’s CES is Microsoft’s last, and instead of going out with a bang, their swan song at the show has looked like more of a whimper. Behind closed doors, there may have been more shown under private auspices, but out on the floor, it was a lot of ‘been there, done that’. Windows 8? Nope. Windows Phone with Nokia and other handset makers? Nada. New and unique software or apps? Not really.

 

Except for the company’s vision of Kinect working with Windows PCs, it looks increasingly likely that Microsoft opted to hold back on making any kind of noise as they bow out of the show.

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Acer Announces Aspire S5 Ultrabook

by Blogger on ‎01-08-2012 04:08 PM - last edited on ‎05-01-2012 03:50 PM by Moderator

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Just in time for the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Acer has announced the S5 Ultrabook, the "world's thinnest ultrabook" measuring 15mm (0.59 inches) at its thickest point and weighing less than 1.35 kg (less than 3 lbs.)! The S5 Ultrabook is an impressive piece of technology, definitely one worth keep your eyes on. 

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