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This is Microsoft Surface Book – Hands-on

This is Microsoft Surface Book – Hands-on

The Microsoft Surface Book at first appears to be a very thin, stylish notebook with Windows 10 Pro inside. This notebook is by all means one of the most powerful notebooks of this size in the history of the notebook. The hinge is interesting, uncoiling like a snake to bring the display upward and back to allow you to type and move about the screen with a standard touchpad Microsoft suggests was optimized for Windows 10 use. Unlike a traditional notebook, this device's display detaches and can be flipped around backwards or used completely independent of its base.

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Microsoft Surface Book is Windows 10’s MacBook Pro killer

Microsoft Surface Book is Windows 10’s MacBook Pro killer

In addition to revealing a new Surface Pro this morning, Microsoft showed off their very own notebook: Microsoft Surface Book. This device will support keyboard typing (because it actually has a keyboard, surprise!) as well as touch (on its touchscreen) and pen input - like the Surface Pro. This device has an optically bonded display coming in at 13.5-inches with PixelSense branding, and as Microsoft's Panos Panay suggests, "it will blow you away - what this product can do."

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Review: Acer Aspire Switch 10 Special Edition — a small hybrid laptop

Review: Acer Aspire Switch 10 Special Edition — a small hybrid laptop

Convertible laptops have come a long way in the past couple years, deviating from the original floppy hingeless designs that are still too common in favor of a hinged, sturdy keyboard. This allows the same portability of a snap-free display while also functioning just as well as a regularly hinged laptop. Acer, as we’ve seen in the past, has embraced the hinged-convertible design, and it has demonstrated this yet again with its Acer Aspire Switch 10 Special Edition.

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Microsoft Surface Pro 4 rumored to have ridiculously thin bezels

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 rumored to have ridiculously thin bezels

In less than a week, Microsoft will be unveiling the next iteration of its Surface Pro line. But unlike with smartphone leaks, definite details on the tablet is harder to pin down. It's a no brainer that it will run on an Intel Skylake CPU but beyond that, not much is certain. Adding to the list is a rumor that the device will have almost non-existent bezels, which sounds more like a wish than a fact, not because of the feature itself but because of what it entails.

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Dell XPS 12 “Surface Pro clone” has more pics, specs

Dell XPS 12 “Surface Pro clone” has more pics, specs

In just a few days, Microsoft is expected to reveal its next Surface Pro "tablet that can replace your laptop", but the rumors of devices that are trying to "kill" it don't seem to be stopping any time soon. Dell was already rumored to have such a device ready and now we're hearing more details about it. In fact, we're also seeing more of it, thanks to higher resolution images of this XPS 12, which kinda looks like a cross between Microsoft Surface and an ASUS Transformer.

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Alienware refreshes its lineup with Intel Skylake chips

Alienware refreshes its lineup with Intel Skylake chips

It has barely been less than year since Alienware launched the Alienware 13, 15, and 17 laptops and just about a month since the company flaunted its wares at PAX Prime 2015. But with the launch of Intel's sixth generation Core i processors, there is much reason to want for more. Fortunately, Alienware is taking that opportunity to refresh its PC lineup, giving its desktop and laptops not a fresh coating but a fresh new heart thanks to Intel's new, more gaming-friendly Skylake processor generation.

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LG Gram laptop looks to topple MacBook Air from ultra-light throne

LG Gram laptop looks to topple MacBook Air from ultra-light throne

LG has just announced its first line of laptops to come to the US, and they're aiming one rival in particular: Apple's MacBook Air. Dubbed the LG Gram as a nod to just light it is, the 14-inch laptop weighs only 2.16 pounds, less than the 11-inch MacBook Air. It's shipping with Windows 10, and even better is that it has Microsoft's "Signature Series" label, which means it comes with just the pure OS and no 3rd-party bloatware.

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Three things to know about the Acer Aspire R 13 laptop

Three things to know about the Acer Aspire R 13 laptop

As always, life is busy and maybe you haven't gotten around to reading our full Acer Aspire R 13 laptop review as a result. Make sure you check it out and/or pass it along to someone you know who's in the market for a new laptop. Until you get time to read it, though, we're back with three key things to know about the laptop -- the good, the decent, and the meh.

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Vaio Z Canvas convertible laptop goes up for preorder

Vaio Z Canvas convertible laptop goes up for preorder

The Vaio Z Canvas convertible laptop, not to be mistaken with the older Sony Vaio Z, has gone up for preorder in the United States following its unveiling earlier this year. This PC is designed for the creative individuals out there, those who dabble in the digital arts and such; it comes with a distinct high-end flavor. As with most other convertibles, the display can be detached from the keyboard.

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Review: Acer Aspire R 13 laptop — an oddly hinged beauty

Review: Acer Aspire R 13 laptop — an oddly hinged beauty

Despite what some may say, not every new laptop is unique. Sure, the configurations may differ. Nitpick enough and you’ll find ways in which one laptop is distinguished from another. Users have certain expectations, however, about what a laptop is: it is a display hinged at the bottom to a base that holds the computer’s guts, keyboard, and ports. It is that expectation that makes Acer’s Aspire R 13 model so unique.

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ASUS outs Transformer Book T100HA, Flip TP200SA convertibles

ASUS outs Transformer Book T100HA, Flip TP200SA convertibles

In less than a month, Microsoft might have a new Surface Pro 4 to wow consumers hoping to get their hands on some fancy new 2-in-1 device. But it is unlikely everyone will be able to afford Microsoft's usually high end tablets. For those on a tighter budget but still need productivity in an even more portable form, ASUS is putting out the Transformer Book T100HA and Transformer Book Flip FP200SA, the latest members of its growing line of tablet/laptop hybrids trying to corner the mid-range Windows market.

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Toshiba Chromebook 2 update brings more powerful hardware

Toshiba Chromebook 2 update brings more powerful hardware

On Tuesday, Toshiba introduced an update to its Chromebook 2 laptop. The updated model comes with better performance, says Toshiba, as well as updated hardware options including a new LED backlit keyboard and Intel processors. The new model is better poised to meet the needs of users who are putting their Chromebooks to task — those who use the machines for productivity work and other things more demanding than the original spat of Chromebooks could handle.

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