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Review: Lenovo IdeaPad 100 — a lightweight budget laptop

Review: Lenovo IdeaPad 100 — a lightweight budget laptop

Summer, we're sad to point out, is nearing its end and school's return is upon us. If you, like many students, are looking to pick up a new laptop for your upcoming round of classes, you'll notice that PC makers are chomping at the bit to get your attention. Among the roster of companies with new back-to-school products is Lenovo, and it has a few new devices from which it hopes you'll pick. One of them is the IdeaPad 100, a lightweight and inexpensive laptop that is promised to be, despite its budget-friendliness, both powerful and fit for your educational needs. Does it live up to that promise? Read our full review to find out!

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Three things to know about the Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12

Three things to know about the Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12

Lenovo has another ThinkPad, the Yoga 12, and we took it for a spin recently. We have got all the details about it in our recent review, and we encourage you to check it out for yourself. We know, though -- life is busy business and maybe you don't have the time right now. That's where this condensed version comes in. We've picked out the three most notable aspects of the new Yoga laptop and laid them out for your edification.

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HP: new Windows 10 devices will land on Day One

HP: new Windows 10 devices will land on Day One

In about two weeks, the world will finally see what Windows 10 is all about. Or at least some will. Microsoft detailed the staged rollout of Windows 10 to various partners and consumers, indicating that most end users won't see the new OS until a much later date. That may be true for existing Windows 7 or 8.1 users, the legit ones at least, but new owners might see a different story. HP is now coming out to say that some people will be able to get their hands on a shiny new Windows 10 laptop on July 29 itself.

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Review: Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12 — a flexible laptop with super VOIP features

Review: Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12 — a flexible laptop with super VOIP features

Lenovo has launched its ThinkPad Yoga 12 laptop, a 2-in-1 convertible offering that can be toggled between a regular laptop arrangement and other positions like tablet or a stand. This isn’t unusual for Lenovo, but marks the latest entrant of the company’s tried-and-true design that has won over many PC users. With this latest system, owners are given an integrated stylus alongside a light weight and thin body, powerful hardware, and more. Who would benefit from this latest Yoga notebook? Read our full review to find out!

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KAIST wireless charging system can charge multiple devices at once

KAIST wireless charging system can charge multiple devices at once

The big black squares you see in these images below are a new wireless charging system that has been developed by the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology known as KAIST. The wireless charging device is different from many of the others already on the market in that it has the ability to charge multiple devices at the same time, but that isn’t the only cool thing this new wireless charging system can do.

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Google’s plan for wireless charging Chromebooks

Google’s plan for wireless charging Chromebooks

Google suggests that inside the notebook computers of tomorrow will be wireless charging coils for smartphones and wireless power receivers. A new patent filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office has revealed Google's plans to implement standardized wireless charging abilities into an on the keyboards of the laptop computers of tomorrow. Or perhaps the Chromebooks of tomorrow, if Google's love of Chrome OS stays strong enough long enough. These chargers would be under the caps of the keys on your keyboard, sending power out or acting as receivers of power in alternate use cases.

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Quo vadis Tablet? The future of mobile slabs

Quo vadis Tablet? The future of mobile slabs

The once well-defined boundaries between computing devices, delineated by form factors, are blurring. PCs are no longer towering boxes but can also be found in something as small as an HDMI dongle. Laptops are no longer just rigid folding portable computers. There are smartphones that can barely fit in your hand, much less your pockets. And tablets, well, they've become less defined these days. They might also be less needed, threatened by phablets on one end and hybrid laptops on the other. Is there a future for tablets? Perhaps, but not without some major changes, particularly in how consumers see them.

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Sinking the bloatware ship

Sinking the bloatware ship

Bloatware, the not so loving term used to described software equivalent of spam in our inboxes, software we never asked for but are shoved in our faces and take up space and attention. But while we continually fight off spam with some amount of success, the practice of including pre-installed apps in devices have become so common that most people just shake their heads and shrug their shoulders. Not so the government of China, whose Shanghai Consumer Rights Protection Commission is not only putting bloatware on the hot seat again, it is also, for the first time, putting it on legal notice.

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HP goes back to school with convertibles, Chromebook

HP goes back to school with convertibles, Chromebook

School may just be ending but it's never too early to prepare for the next academic year, especially when it comes to purchasing a new laptop. To make things easier, or perhaps even more difficult, HP is announcing its own batch of PCs designed with students and teachers in mind. Or maybe "re-labeled" might be a better term, as the HP Spectre Pro x360 G1, the HP Pro x360 310 G2, and the HP Chromebook 11 G4 are practically minor updates or even rehashes of existing HP products.

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Lenovo ThinkPad Retro isn’t real – but it could be

Lenovo ThinkPad Retro isn’t real – but it could be

Lenovo's Vice President of Corporate Identity and Design David Hill teases a retro-inspired ThinkPad notebook. And the crowd goes wild. The design language originated back in 1992 by designer Richard Sapper here is mixed with a machine with new interior, high-end hardware, and what we can assume will be the newest in new Windows 10 software. While Hill hasn't confirmed the existence of this ThinkPad Retro notebook, he's certainly made a good case for it to exist. If ThinkPad fans have anything to say about it, the ThinkPad Retro will soon be on its way.

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Librem 13 laptop focuses on privacy with PureOS

Librem 13 laptop focuses on privacy with PureOS

Purism found success with its Librem 15 laptop last year, a machine hawked at those concerned with privacy more so than a brand name or a popular OS; it runs an operating system based on Linux called PureOS, which is both free and open source. The laptop has been rehashed as a smaller version which is called the Librem 13. As with the bigger version, Purism is seeking funding for the new version via crowdfunding. So far it has hit nearly a fifth of its goal.

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Toshiba’s new 2-in-1 lineup: Satellite Fusion, Radius

Toshiba’s new 2-in-1 lineup: Satellite Fusion, Radius

Toshiba has been in the tablet PC business before this new generation of 2-in-1 PCs became a thing, but now the PC maker has shifted its design a bit to follow the latest trends. Touting 2-axis hinges not unlike the Lenovo Yoga line, Toshiba's new 2-in-1s, the Satellite Radius and the Satellite Fusion, tout style and versatility, combining the productivity of a laptop and the media consumption of a tablet in a single package. Built with Windows 10 in mind, these PCs also provide quick access to Cortana via a dedicated key.

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