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Lenovo LaVie Z Convertible HZ750 hands-on

Lenovo LaVie Z Convertible HZ750 hands-on

This week we're taking a look at the new Lenovo LaVie Z set of notebooks - we had a peek at the HZ550, now we're checking out the Convertible HZ750, the Ultrabook of the two. These two devices are VERY similar to one another, but this one, the HZ750 is the more powerful of the two. This device is what Lenovo suggests is the world's lightest 13.3-inch Ultrabook at just 2.04 pounds - just a bit heavier that the world's lightest 13.3-inch notebook - the other LaVie Z in this set.

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Lenovo LaVie Z HZ550 notebook hands-on

Lenovo LaVie Z HZ550 notebook hands-on

With the LaVie Z HZ550, Lenovo brings the heat with what they call the "world's lightest 13.3-inch notebook" with 1.72-lbs of metal, plastic, and glass. The casing for this notebook is made of Magnesium-Lithium (Mg-Li) Alloy, allowing it to be strong and light. Lenovo suggests that they've used an exclusive "Forged" case engineering technique to create it. Both the keyboard and the panel are built in, and the entire unit can lay flat - if you'd ever want it to do such a thing.

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Lenovo ThinkPad YOGA adds RealSense to hybrid hinge

Lenovo ThinkPad YOGA adds RealSense to hybrid hinge

Lenovo’s twisting, turning YOGA line of convertible notebooks is getting a grown-up version, with the ThinkPad range adding three of the ultrabook/tablet-hybrids. The Lenovo ThinkPad YOGA 12, 14, and 15, will hit the 12-inch, 14-inch, and 15-inch screen sizes as you’d expect, with the smallest of the three having a digitizer option, and touchscreen available across all three. Meanwhile, the ThinkPad YOGA 15 throws a 3D RealSense camera onto the options list, too.

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Lenovo VIBE Xtension Selfie Flash brightens up your smile

Lenovo VIBE Xtension Selfie Flash brightens up your smile

Even with the ever increasing megapixel counts of front-facing cameras, selfies are still hard to perfect, especially when lighting is concerned. To that end, Lenovo's latest accessory here at CES 2015 has you covered. The VIBE Xtension Selfie Flash gives you all the lighting support you will ever need for that perfect selfie or wefie, without overburdening the smartphone itself with it's own LED flash, which might be unnecessary most of the time except for those selfies. It'll be there in your pocket or bag when you need it and out of your way when you don't.

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Lenovo P90 smartphone puts Intel’s best foot forward

Lenovo P90 smartphone puts Intel’s best foot forward

Lenovo might be more known for its notebooks, but its smartphones, especially its VIBE line, is definitely catching up in fame. Here at CES 2015, the manufacturer is showing off a new kind of smartphone, the P90. This 5.5 incher boasts of the best that Intel has to offer in the market space, being the first to bear the chip maker's newest 64-bit smartphone processor as well as its new LTE-A compatible modem, giving buyers the power and speed that consumers expect in this smartphone day and age.

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Lenovo introduces new tablets, AIO desktops & laptops at CES

Lenovo introduces new tablets, AIO desktops & laptops at CES

At CES, Lenovo has brought with them another full product line meant to entice first time buyers and impress long-standing users. Their A-series tablets are aimed squarely at the first-time tablet owner who wants something affordable than can keep up. Their C-series all-in-one desktops fit any home or office, and are priced to suit any budget as well. The S41 laptop strikes a nice balance between desktop power and portability, and like we trust Lenovo to do, keeps the price-point low.

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Lenovo VIBE Band VB10 mixes fitness tracking with style

Lenovo VIBE Band VB10 mixes fitness tracking with style

Amongst its laptops, displays and other assorted offerings this week comes a new wearable from Lenovo, the VIBE Band VB10 wristband. The wearable aims to span across all the needs typically encountered by wearables users, including receiving various notifications from social networks and more, fitness tracking functionality, long battery life (thanks, in part, to the use of an e-ink display), and even waterproof construction, meaning it can withstand use out in the rain or in risky situations like near the swimming pool.

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Lenovo YOGA 3 11 and 14 trim hybrid thickness

Lenovo YOGA 3 11 and 14 trim hybrid thickness

Lenovo can't get enough of its flexing, twisting hinge, and the latest notebook to bear the YOGA name is the new YOGA 3 11 and 14, fresh to CES 2015. Available in 11- and 14-inch sizes, the smaller model is the lightest YOGA so far, at 15.8mm thick and 1.1kg. Its bigger sibling, meanwhile, packs a 14-inch screen into a form-factor more commonly associated with 13-inch models. Small size doesn't mean compromised power, however.

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ASUS rolls out Zenfone 2, enhanced camera experience

ASUS rolls out Zenfone 2, enhanced camera experience

During their CES announcement, ASUS laid out the details on their incoming Zenfone 2. The ZenFone is pretty impressive at first blush, too, boasting a high screen-to-body ratio, meaning more to look at and less to hold. They’ve also got an improved camera on the new Zenfone, and some new technology that could have oyur pics looking better and brighter than ever. It’s also 64-bit, but not carrying a Snapdragon processor. ASUS went with an Intel Atom processor for the Zenfone 2.

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ASUS ZenFone Zoom packs 3x optical zoom into Android

ASUS ZenFone Zoom packs 3x optical zoom into Android

ASUS was gleefully teasing something special for its flagship CES 2015 smartphone, and sure enough it is, with the ASUS ZenFone Zoom squeezing in a 3x optical zoom. The new Android handset has a 5.5-inch Full HD display and runs the latest version, 5.0 Lollipop, but it's the backside which we're most intrigued by, with its 13-megapixel camera and laser auto-focus system. The latter we've seen on handsets from LG, such as the G3 and today's G Flex 2, but an optical zoom in a smartphone is altogether more unusual.

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DISH Hopper Voice Remote and 4K Joey box unveiled

DISH Hopper Voice Remote and 4K Joey box unveiled

This week at CES 2015, Dish is bringing more than a Sling TV service to the market. They're also bringing a new DISH Hopper Voice Remote and a 4K Joey TV box as well. With the Hopper Voice Remote, you'll find a "streamlined customer experience," as they say, finding a sweet spot between the limited functionality (requiring more clicks) of the Apple TV remote and the overly-complicated universal remotes of the past. This remote will be present in most future Dish device setups.

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Sling TV brings cable channels to cord cutters for $20/month

Sling TV brings cable channels to cord cutters for $20/month

What is Sling TV? It’s not the Sling you might be thinking of for media consumption, but it’s close. While the Sling Player lets you broadcast content just about anywhere you like, Sling TV lets you subscribe to cable without having to go through a legacy Cable TV provider. It’s Internet cable, and comes courtesy of Dish. Maybe best of all, it only runs $20/month. For that spend, you get access to a variety of popular cable TV channels, including ESPN.

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