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Chuwi LapBook Air

The Chuwi LapBook Air is a straight-up assault on the MacBook Air that offers some pretty impressive features for a very competitive price. The LapBook Air won't be available at Walmart or BestBuy, but it will be available online in the near future. It looks pretty impressive and I'd be very interested to see how it performs and how much it costs. It looks like it's aimed at the mid-level market with entry-level prices.

Source: Neowin

Nintendo Expects Switch Will Outsell Wii U in a Year

The Nintendo Switch is doing very well. How well? Nintendo expects that it will beat out the lifetime sales of the Wii U - and do it in less than a year. That is great news for Nintendo and it shows just how dismal sales of the Wii U actually were. All that said, Nintendo does very well with their own IP as they have the top 5 rated games in the world.

According to a Reuters report, the company is now endeavoring to meet customer demand -- it's still not easy to buy a Switch in stores. "We've boosted Switch production in order to meet strong demand from our customers as it was difficult for customers to buy the consoles at retail stores," said Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima.

Source: Engadget

Samsung Galaxy: Growing Up

Samsung and Apple have never really gotten along and it must kill Apple to have to rely on Samsung for screens for their devices. The following commercial shows that Samsung has actually lead the way through most of the Smartphone "War" and Apple has won the battle at marketing.

 

Walmart raises prices online

In an attempt to drive more people into their stores, Walmart has raised prices online than what you pay if you go to the store. This seems to be an opposite strategy from the competition, and will either work out and make them look really smart or it might just encourage people to shop online elsewhere. The Verge takes a closer look at this new strategy.

Walmart is taking a bit of an nontraditional approach to boost sales ahead of Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping events by raising prices for products sold online and discounting those same items in physical retail stores. According to The Wall Street Journal, the big-box store has quietly raised prices for household and food items such as toothbrushes, macaroni and cheese, and dog food on its website while the prices in stores remained the same. If there are price discrepancies between online and in-store purchases, Walmart will now highlight this on the product’s web listing to encourage customers to buy them from their local stores.

Lian Li @ CES 2013

Lian Li was at CES once again this year and they brought a few interesting chassis to the show.  By interesting, I mean a beast, a thermal guru and a train.  Let's start with the beast.  The PC-D8000.  This case supposts the largest motherboards possible and complies to the HPTX standard.  Even with a motherboard as large as 15" x 13.6", you still will have room for 20 (that's right, twenty) 3.5" HDDs.  In addition to that, it has four USB 3.0 ports on the front and all of the other awesome features we've come to expect from the all-aluminum case manufacturer, Lian Li.

PC-D8000 Big Front

 

The PC-V850 is a case that is coming in the near future (hopefully) and it offers the standard Lian Li quality with a bit of a different way to manage thermal issues.  Once the side panel is on, the air intake comes from the rear and the deflector ensures that you are not sucking in hot air from the rear exhaust.  The chassis is sectioned off into several areas that are compartmentalized so that different components don't heat up each other.

 

The last and oddest thing that we've seen from Lian Li is the train PC case.  We've seen some pretty odd cases, that included sea shells, horses and a yeti, but we've never seen a moving train PC.  There is not much else to be said about this.

Lian Li Train

Please check out the gallery for more pictures from the Lian Li booth.

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