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Dell has unveiled a brand new Ultrabook, and this one’s for the business elite. But it manages to stay slim and sleek, rather than resembling the kind of thing the IT crowd would lug around.

Which makes it all the more surprising it’s rugged and hardwearing, too.

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Intel has punted out invites for an event it’s holding next week. And with executives from Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Samsung and ZTE set to make speeches, it smells distinctly like Windows 8 to us.

There’s just a month to go until the next-gen OS launches, after all. So here’s what to expect next week.

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When you’re backed into a corner, you lash out wildly. It’s animal instinct, but it’s also a tactic that filters into the world of business every now and then. Case in point? Dell Australia’s managing director has just taken a strange swipe at the iPad. An odd move, given what Dell itself has in store… Read more

HTC Runnymede proves no smartphone screen is too big4.7-inches. That’s right, as if 4.5-inches wasn’t enough, the upcoming HTC Runnymede, as first discovered by PocketNow, will sport an enormous display which blurs the line between smartphone and tablet. Correct us if we’re wrong, but didn’t Dell have a five-inch tablet not too long ago? Here’s the full rundown on the HTC Runnymede.

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Asus plans ultraportable assault: five to six Ultrabooks launching in OctoberHow will Asus battle Apple’s MacBook Air? By launching up to six Intel Ultrabooks ranging in screen size from 11.6 to 13.3-inches. The news came straight from Asus chairman Jonney Shih who also confirmed pricing would start at $899 (£552). Depending on screen size and features, this price could sky rocket to $1999 (£1228). All thing considered, Asus might have what it takes to give Apple a run for its money.

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Dell says goodbye to the Streak 5, but accessories live onOwners of the Dell Streak 5 are now part of a small and select group. The company has listed the Streak 5 as “no longer available” and wished the pint-sized slate a formal goodbye message on its website. Though the tablet has met its demise, Dell will be happily sell you accessories at a full price.

The Dell tablet portfolio now consists of the Dell Streak 7 and the Inspiron duo, commonly referred to as the “convertible tablet”. Discontinuing the Streak 5 was a long time in the making. Following several promotional bundles which deeply discounted the tablet with the purchase of a new Dell desktop or laptop, the stockpiles finally ran dry.

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Intel ultrabooks begin mass production this SeptemberThe 2011 MacBook Air line will face stiff competition from Acer, Asustek, Dell and Lenovo very soon according to a report from DigiTimes. The industry insider has confirmed mass production of Intel-powered ultrabooks are scheduled for September. Leading the charge will be the Asus UX21 with its Core i7 processor and SanDisk SSD.

Since the Asus UX21 will be the first Intel ultrabook to come to market, it’s only fitting that we retouch its highlights. The UX21 features a second generation Intel i7 mobile processor, the same chip offered as an optional upgrade on the new MacBook Airs. It also features a 13-inch display, USB 3.0, weighs 2.4 lbs and is 17mm at its thickest point. Like the MacBook Air, it lacks an optical drive and uses a SSD for instant on and speedy boot times.

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Dell UltraSharp U2412M now available: A budget-friendly IPS panel for the massesThe latest in Dell’s UltraSharp displays, the 24-inch U2412M, is now alive and kicking on the company’s website in the US and Japan. The U2412M joins the U2410 as Dell’s affordable 24-inch UltraSharp flagship and features the same 16:10 widescreen aspect ratio, IPS panel, and anti glare with hard coat 3H.

The dynamic contrast ratio has been bumped from 80,000:1 to 2,000,000:1, but the brightness is down from 400 cd/m2 to 300 cd/m2 and the response time is 8ms instead of 6ms. We’d say those are minor concessions considering the generous 33 percent price cut.

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