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HP Split x2 brings detachable PC to USA

HP Split x2 brings detachable PC to USA

The device also known as the HP Pavilion x2 has arrived in the United States as the HP Split x2. This device works with a rather strange body, able to attach or detach from a keyboard for notebook or tablet functionality. Inside you’ll find Intel Bay Trail/ Haswell CPU action and it runs Windows 8.

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Surface Pro 3 Review

Surface Pro 3 Review

The Surface Pro 3 is something special. Microsoft has refused to give up on its concept of one device that’s both a tablet and ultrabook, and its ramped up the trash-talk, too, calling out the MacBook Air and iPad by name when it launched the third-generation Windows 8.1 machine. Thing is, this may not just be hot air: bigger but lighter, faster but slimmer, the Surface Pro 3 might well be the hybrid Microsoft has been promising all this time. More importantly, it could well convince me - as an unabashed Mac and iPad user - that the Surface Pro 3 is now competitive. Read on for my full review.

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War Thunder Ground Forces hit the tanks, PS4 FTP in June

War Thunder Ground Forces hit the tanks, PS4 FTP in June

There’s nothing like a good free World War II massively multiplayer online game to start your early weekend off right. War Thunder is one of several of such games out on the market today - you’ll also find World of Warplanes (with airplanes) and World of Tanks (with tanks), but until now, no game with the whole shebang. While we’re still waiting for the troops, War Thunder Ground Forces brings on both tanks and planes in one single battlefield.

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Toshiba Satellite Click 2 Pro, Click 2 and Radius get twisting and docking

Toshiba Satellite Click 2 Pro, Click 2 and Radius get twisting and docking

Toshiba has outed a trio of new Windows touchscreen notebooks, a pair of 2-in-1 docking tablets and a 5-in-1 flipping laptop, borrowing from Lenovo's Yoga line for devices that the company claims offer the best of tablet and notebook. The Toshiba Satellite Click 2 Pro has a 13.3-inch 1920 x 1080 tablet section that pulls free of a full QWERTY keyboard, with a choice of Core i5 or Core i7 processors.

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Star Wars X-Wing vs TIE dreams die as Attack Squadron axed

Star Wars X-Wing vs TIE dreams die as Attack Squadron axed

If you’ve been playing the space-fighter game Star Wars: Attack Squadron regularly, you might already know the bad news. This game has been in development for some months, and even went so far as to have an Open Beta sequence so that players from the public might give it a go. Unfortunately for them - and for us - the game’s developers have opted to move on to other projects.

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Acer TravelMate B115P offers Windows 8.1 fanless touch

Acer TravelMate B115P offers Windows 8.1 fanless touch

Acer has outed its latest ultraportable, the TravelMate B115P, managing to fit in a touchscreen, ten hour battery life, and a full-sized keyboard into a fanless chassis. Targeting students and mobile workers, the TravelMate B115P - and its non-touch B115 sibling - has an 11.6-inch 1366 x 768 display and measures 21.2mm thick, with aluminum trim on the top.

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Lenovo narrowly beats Apple for US-based PC shipments in Q1

Lenovo narrowly beats Apple for US-based PC shipments in Q1

This week the folks at Lenovo have suggested that - perhaps for the first time in a very long time - they’ve beaten Apple for PC sales in the United States. Lenovo makes a point to mention they’ve "surpassed Apple" for PC shipments in their financial fourth quarter in their press release titled "Lenovo Outperforms Market in 4th Quarter and Full Year 2013/14."

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Windows 8 banned from China government PCs

Windows 8 banned from China government PCs

China has banned the use of Windows 8 on new government computers, citing concerns around support ending for Windows XP and the ongoing project to build its own OS as justification for the block. Although Windows XP is thirteen years old, it's still the dominant platform on Chinese PCs; however, the Central Government Procurement Center is seemingly concerned about buying into Windows 8 and Microsoft then ending support for that down the line.

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