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Computer battery life sparks highly charged debate

Benny Villanueva recalls being in a Starbucks rushing to finish a college paper that was due when his laptop battery, which he'd been led to believe would last hours, conked out after only about 30 minutes.

Jul 15, 2009
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Multi-core ARM Chips Slated For Smartphones Next Year

ARM is the chip design company that makes processors for smartphones like the Palm Pre and Apple iPhone 3G. By next year we can expect to see dual-core processors in smartphones, with quad-core to follow sometime ...

Jun 16, 2009 weblog
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Review: New Intel chips power skinny laptops

(AP) -- Tiny, cheap laptops known as netbooks have been a big success. But not everyone likes their small screens and keyboards, and their processors aren't powerful enough for some common tasks, like playing ...

Jun 11, 2009
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Acer eyes Japan growth with new cheap laptop

(AP) -- Acer Inc. of Taiwan said Friday it plans solid growth in the previously hard-to-crack Japanese market with a new slim, lightweight laptop that boasts an eight-hour battery life and a cheap price.

May 22, 2009
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