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Acer Aspire Z Series AiO PCs updated, bring Windows 8.1

Acer Aspire Z Series AiO PCs updated, bring Windows 8.1

Today Acer took the wraps off a couple of updated all-in-one PCs in its Z Series product lineup. These two new AiOs — the Aspire Z3-710 and the Aspire ZC-700 — are loaded with Windows 8.1, though they’ll be getting a free Windows 10 update when such a time rolls around. The Z3 is the larger of the two, sporting a 23.8-inch touchscreen display with 10-point multi-touch, while the ZC model has a more modest 19.5-inch display. Both, however, sport a Full HD resolution and LED backlight.

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Four things to know about the Lenovo ThinkPad X250

Four things to know about the Lenovo ThinkPad X250

Lenovo introduced an update to its ThinkPad X240 this year, and it's called the Lenovo ThinkPad X250. As with the last model, we've given the X250 a workout and detailed our experiences in a full review, which you can check out here. In case you missed it, though, we're back with a handful of key points you'll likely want to know before taking the plunge: what's to like, what's better than before, and in which areas you should temper your expectations.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X250 Review – a subtle but solid update

Lenovo ThinkPad X250 Review – a subtle but solid update

The Lenovo X240's older sibling has arrived, and it is aptly named the Lenovo X250. Many of the previous model's design choices have carried over into the model, but as always the update brings with it, you know, updates for a slightly more modern world. The X250 is a relatively compact laptop with a rugged design and, perhaps the best part of both it and the X240, it has phenomenal battery life, particularly if you’re using the largest secondary battery. Is it notable enough to justify upgrading from the X240? Read our full SlashGear review to find out!

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ASUS ZenBook UX305 Crystal White Limited Edition now available

ASUS ZenBook UX305 Crystal White Limited Edition now available

On Wednesday, ASUS announced a new limited laptop called the ZenBook UX305 Crystal White Limited Edition ultrabook (as well as a standard edition champagne gold UX305). Only 200 units of the white model will be made; they're available to purchase now for $999 USD, while the standard version is priced at $699 USD. The laptop (the special edition, that is) features a 13.3-inch IPS matte display with a 3200 x 1800 pixels resolution. It brings with it all the goodies you’d hope to find on an ultrabook, as well as Windows 8.1.

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Tiny CHIP computer destroys Kickstarter goal in days

Tiny CHIP computer destroys Kickstarter goal in days

On a severe budget, but still want to tinker with DIY gadgetry? CHIP may have recently sparked your interest. If it didn’t, you might be in the minority of tech fans; at $9, CHIP has absolutely demolished its Kickstarter goal of $50,000, earning upwards of $735,000 (at the time we publish this article). As small as it is, CHIP is still a full-fledged computer, and can support peripherals like a keyboard or mouse. CHIP even links to any screen you like, making those tiny set-top computers seem downright massive.

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CHIP hailed as world’s first $9 computer

CHIP hailed as world’s first $9 computer

If the Raspberry Pi is still too expensive for your inner cheapskate, there's a new contender on the block, and its makers are hawking it as the first-ever $9 computer. It's called CHIP, and it is a complete computer small enough to fit in the palm of one's hand. It can be used just like a regular computer, with users being able to hook up a keyboard, mouse, display, and power supply. There’s on-board storage, and its makers show it being used to create and save documents and play games, among other things. There’s also a cool accessory that goes alongside it, allowing the computer to be used portably.

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Review: Lenovo A740 — a sleek all-in-one desktop PC

Review: Lenovo A740 — a sleek all-in-one desktop PC

Lenovo has a bunch of laptops and tablets, and we’ve been reviewing them over the months as they roll out (check them out in our Lenovo Hub!). The company also has desktops of all varieties, however, and we’ve got our hands on its A740 all-in-one, a large and dense AiO that brings all the perks of a desktop with the compact and integrated convenience of an all-in-one system. It is many things: large, powerful, and beautiful to behold. Is it the right AiO for you, though? Read our full SlashGear Review to find out!

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Endless targets developing nations with unique desktop

Endless targets developing nations with unique desktop

Those in developing nations have had growing options when it comes to gadgets, and one company has done its part to make sure desktop computers are more accessible to anyone who needs one. The Endless computer, as it is being called, is a unique looking desktop computer designed specifically for developing nations, though arguably anyone could find a use for it, and it was conceived during a trip to India. It brings with it its own simplified custom operating system.

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Review: Lenovo Yoga 3 14 convertible laptop

Review: Lenovo Yoga 3 14 convertible laptop

Lenovo has another Yoga notebook very similar to the ThinkPad Yoga 14 we recently reviewed, and it's called the Lenovo Yoga 3 14. The increasingly convoluted names aside, the Yoga 3 14 is a bigger version of the Yoga 3 11-inch model, bringing with it the same design and general functionality. There are several Yoga-brand PCs available at this point, and so the big question is: does the Yoga 3 14 stand out among them, or is it a rehash of a laptop we've already seen a time or two? Read on to find out!

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Acer Aspire Switch 11 review: the best of both worlds

Acer Aspire Switch 11 review: the best of both worlds

Acer is back with another convertible PC: the Acer Aspire Switch 11. As with this machine's previous iteration, the Aspire Switch 11 is both a tablet and a laptop, being whichever you'd like it to be in any given moment. This is nothing new, but these type of machines can often miss the mark when it comes to usability. Such isn't the case with the Switch 11 -- though a bit on the thick side, this convertible PC works wonderfully as a laptop and even better as a tablet. Will it meet your needs? Read our full review to find out!

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