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Lenovo’s new ideacentre, ideapad devices target gamers and more

Lenovo’s new ideacentre, ideapad devices target gamers and more

Lenovo has introduced a bunch of laptops and tablets as part of its CES 2016 lineup, but if you prefer desktops over the more portable options, the company has a few new models that will meet your needs. The latest ideacentre expansion brings in the gaming-centric Y900 Razer Edition alongside the curved Y27g gaming monitor, as well as the ideacentre 610S home desktop PC and ideacentre all-in-one 510S. Joining those are a few ideapad laptops, too, rounding out the offerings.

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Lenovo ushers in CES 2016 with a dozen new devices

Lenovo ushers in CES 2016 with a dozen new devices

Lenovo is getting CES 2016 off to quite a start, taking the wraps off a dozen new devices, most of which are laptops and hybrids. Tossed in among the new PCs is a charging station, though, and a mobile projector, as well as another ThinkVision display described as a “pro monitor.” Lenovo will be rolling out the devices in future months, and ahead of the launch has given us all the details.

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Lenovo’s X1 PC line scores new Thinkpads and more

Lenovo’s X1 PC line scores new Thinkpads and more

Lenovo’s popular X1 product lineup is getting a big expansion in coming weeks, not the least of which is the addition of yet another ThinkPad X1 Carbon. Joining the new Carbon model will be a more flexible alternative, the ThinkPad X1 Yoga. For those who prefer more portability, the line is also getting the X1 Tablet, and it is catering to more traditional needs with the ThinkCentre X1 all-in-one desktop and the ThinkVision X1 monitor.

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Lenovo and Razer team up for co-branded gaming PCs

Lenovo and Razer team up for co-branded gaming PCs

This week Razer and Lenovo have announced their intent to collaborate on a series of gaming PCs. These PCs will exist within the Lenovo Y series, coming as "special Razer Editions", appearing for the first time in prototype form at the gaming convention DreamHack Winter 2015. Lucky you, though, we've got a set of images of this first desktop machine right this minute. This machine comes with NVIDIA GPUs and black, green, and rainbow colors included.

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MSI’s new AIO is as strange as it is expensive

MSI’s new AIO is as strange as it is expensive

When you think of a desktop gaming rig, you probably think of some beefy case with glowing lights and a nice monitor to compliment it. Well, MSI has a different idea about what a desktop gaming machine should look like, and it's a lot thinner than you'd imagine. Their new Gaming 27T is an all-in-one machine that boasts some serious specs.

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Samsung ATIV Book 9 Pro and Spin: 4K laptop, transformer notebook

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Pro and Spin: 4K laptop, transformer notebook

Samsung has updated their line of ATIV notebooks with a couple of hard-hitting devices made with extremely sharp displays. The ATIV Book 9 Pro works with a 15.6-inch 4K display (that's 3840 x 2160 pixels) with touchscreen abilities. The Samsung ATIV Book 9 Spin works with a 13.3-inch display with QHD+ resolution (that's 3200 x 1800), touchscreen, and the ability to fold back over itself 360-degrees to achieve several display modes. Both machines will run Windows 10 and will be released very soon.

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Android will battle OS X and Windows: here’s why

Android will battle OS X and Windows: here’s why

Google's Android operating system won't just be for the "mobile" environment forever. Google's Chrome OS hasn't been a failure outright - but eventually it won't be necessary for the company to distribute. Google's latest hardware reveal, the tablet-with-keyboard Pixel C, is proof positive that Google isn't afraid to treat Android like a desktop operating system. With rumors running rampant this week (for the millionth time in the past several years) that Chrome OS will fold into Android soon, I can't help but think that Microsoft and Apple should be on the lookout.

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Acer Predator gaming line expands: tablet, notebooks, desktop gaming

Acer Predator gaming line expands: tablet, notebooks, desktop gaming

Acer gives their gaming hardware a big boot in the pants with a full new Predator-brand lineup. This lineup of devices includes a new set of Acer Predator gaming notebooks, a gaming tablet with four front-facing speakers, and two new Predator desktops. This collection also includes three new Predator monitors, each designed for gaming, all coming near the end of this year. This collection not only includes the newest processors and display technology, it also has a new sharper look on the outside.

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Lenovo tackles enterprise with new business desktops lineup

Lenovo tackles enterprise with new business desktops lineup

In addition to its consumers lineup of tablets and laptops, Lenovo has bunch of new desktops to add to the mix, including an all-in-one offering that is targeted at enterprise users and small form factor PCs that would work equally well at home as they would in the office. Each machine is its own beast, some of them big, some small, but all worth checking out if you're considering a new desktop in the near future.

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Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 700 PC is for home entertainment

Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 700 PC is for home entertainment

Joining Lenovo’s newly unveiled business all-in-one PC is another similar model intended for the average family — the maker hails it as a home entertainment option, though it is obviously for more than consuming media. The IdeaCentre AIO 700 series comes in two flavors: a 24 inch model and a 27 inch model. They’re both similar, but with their own features — the 24 inch model features an Ultra HD 3840 x 2160 resolution, while the 27 inch also has a Full HD resolution option. Both AIO’s are frameless with a 10-point multi touch touchscreen.

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Metal Gear Solid V PC disk is just a Steam installer

Metal Gear Solid V PC disk is just a Steam installer

Purchasers of the PC version of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain physical edition have found that their disks do not contain the actual game. Instead, the install disk contains an 8.78 MB version of Valve's Steam installer. While this is not the first time this sort of situation has happened, it is the first time many Metal Gear Solid fans have seen such a disk without actual game files. Some of them are displeased.

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Forget post-PC: are we already in a post-Desktop era?

Forget post-PC: are we already in a post-Desktop era?

For a couple of years now, we've seen the coined term "post-PC" thrown around like a prophecy of doom, and yet that Armageddon hasn't completely come to pass, though are signs of slow erosion. The PC isn't growing strong, but it's holding on and will most likely do so for a long, long time. But more than a question of the future of the platform, perhaps it is better to ask about the devices that make up this PC market. And when it comes to PCs, there is perhaps no better under dog the the ye ol' faithful desktop.

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