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Remember how Intel recently unveiled a new family of chips designed to make 2-in-1 laptops much thinner and much lighter? Of course you do. Anyway, get ready to see lots of machines coming out this holiday season with extra-compact designs. Case in point: Lenovo's new Yoga 3 Pro Ultrabook, which l...

October 9th 2014 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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Contrary to earlier rumors, HP's Chromebook-like Stream 14 turned out to be more expensive than people had hoped for when it was announced a few weeks ago. Having said that, today HP is finally introducing its $199 laptop with Windows, staying in line with what a company representative had told us...

September 29th 2014 at 6:01pm 0 Comments
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Lenovo's been making portable "tabletop" all-in-ones for some time now, but although they run off a battery, it'd be disingenuous to call them "portable": The original 27-inch Horizon PC weighed 17 pounds! Not exactly ideal as a family PC -- not unless little Jimmy has a strict weight lifting regi...

September 4th 2014 at 8:30am 0 Comments
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It takes a big company to admit it made a mistake. It also takes a big company to admit it copied its rival's design. Sure enough, Acer has done both of those things today, which makes the Taiwanese firm, we don't know, extra bold, or something. Here at IFA in Berlin, the company is showing off a...

September 3rd 2014 at 6:28am 0 Comments
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Toshiba isn't showing off a whole lot here at IFA, Europe's biggest trade show. That said, the stuff it has announced at least manages to run the gamut. Today, for instance, the company unveiled both a slimmed-down Chromebook 2 and the Satellite Radius 11, a small-screened Windows convertible. Sta...

September 3rd 2014 at 5:00am 0 Comments
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Following the impressive Razer Blade we reviewed last month, Gigabyte also wants a piece of the portable gaming laptop action with its new Aorus X3 line, a sub-14-inch Windows 8.1 device that claims to be the world's "most powerful and lightest" in its class. In terms of weight, it starts from 4.1...

June 6th 2014 at 1:37pm 0 Comments
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What should a company do immediately after unveiling an incredible 4K laptop that's only 19 mm thick? Why, repeat the feat while throwing in some gamer-level GFX from NVIDIA on the way. You might have heard that we were particularly impressed with ASUS' Zenbook NX500: Besides the specifications, i...

June 3rd 2014 at 11:26am 0 Comments
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When Intel announced the new 14nm Core M (Broadwell) processor to enable thinner, fanless convertible devices, I knew the "Llama Mountain" reference design would be impressively svelte. But hearing a spec is different than seeing it; this laptop-tablet hybrid is insanely skinny. At 7.2mm (0.28 inc...

June 3rd 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Lenovo, HP and other big-name laptop makers are on board; now ASUS is embracing the Chromebook movement with its first two laptops running Google's browser-based software. The 11.6-inch Chromebook C200 is already available for pre-order, but its larger sibling, the C300, has yet to receive a launc...

June 3rd 2014 at 9:41am 0 Comments