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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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NVIDIA reveals desktop-class GTX 980 in a laptop

NVIDIA reveals desktop-class GTX 980 in a laptop

While NVIDIA has previously suggested they had the ability to bring desktop graphics to a laptop, never before have they actually pushed a desktop card to a laptop machine. Today they've revealed that they're bringing the desktop-class GPU GTX 980 to the laptop space. A laptop such as this will have a GPU therefor with 2048 CUDA cores, a base clock of 1126, boost clock of 1216, memory clock at 7GBPS, 4GB of RAM, and a 256-bit memory interface.

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Three things to know about Lenovo’s LaVie Z laptop

Three things to know about Lenovo’s LaVie Z laptop

Lenovo recently introduced its newest LaVie laptop, the LaVie Z. The LaVie Z is an ultrabook able to meet everyday and most business needs, but with one big perk: it is super lightweight, likely lighter than any laptop you've ever held. We reviewed the laptop in full on Friday (and you should definitely read it all), but in case you missed it, we're back with the top three things you need to know about the model before buying.

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Review: Lenovo LaVie Z — an insanely lightweight laptop

Review: Lenovo LaVie Z — an insanely lightweight laptop

Lenovo has many laptops, so much so that trying to choose the perfect one for your needs may be a little frustrating. We've seen heavy gaming laptops from the company, svelte workstations, powerful business laptops, and more than a few ultrabooks. Not a single one of them offered such a surprising first impression as the maker's insanely lightweight LaVie Z, an ultrabook that weighs so little it deserves a category all of its own.

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Toshiba Satellite Click 10 puts Windows 10 in a budget 2-in-1

Toshiba Satellite Click 10 puts Windows 10 in a budget 2-in-1

Toshiba has just come out with a new detachable 2-in-1 PC and, fortunately or unfortunately depending on your inclinations, it is not a Surface Pro clone. Nor could it be, considering its specs. The Satellite Click 10 does bring all that Windows 10 has to offer and crams it inside an Atom-powered 10-inch tablet that physically connects to a keyboard dock when productivity calls for it. All of this in a sub $400 price tag that's sure not to burn a whole through your wallet.

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Acer’s clever Aspire R 13 convertible gets Skylake treatment

Acer’s clever Aspire R 13 convertible gets Skylake treatment

Acer's Aspire R 13 is one of the more interesting convertible notebooks out there. No detachable display section becoming a tablet, or even a fancy 360-degree hinge; instead, Acer gives the touchscreen a whole second pivot-point, allowing the 13-inch panel to flip around and then fold flat onto the keyboard.

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ASUS GX700 gaming laptop rocks liquid cooling and mystery GPU

ASUS GX700 gaming laptop rocks liquid cooling and mystery GPU

ASUS has tossed a new laptop onto the market during IFA 2015 called the GX700 and the machine is a beast. It's aimed directly at the gamers out there who are willing to pay for the most powerful portable gaming system in the land. ASUS is still a bit coy specs for the GX700 so we don’t know everything about it just yet.

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Acer unveils new Chromebook, notebooks, desktops, and Revo Build mini PC

Acer unveils new Chromebook, notebooks, desktops, and Revo Build mini PC

This week Acer is unveiling a variety of Windows-based PC products, convertibles, and a Chromebook, too. The Aspire U5-710 all-in-one PC was introduced alongside the Acer Revo Build Series mini PCs. Also at IFA 2015 Acer showed off the new Aspire V Nitro series notebook line as well as a refresh of the R 13 Convertible Notebook line. The Acer R11 Chromebook has also been shown off for the first time, complete with a 360-degree hinge with four use modes.

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