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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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Toshiba’s new Satellite S, C, and L series cover all bases

Toshiba’s new Satellite S, C, and L series cover all bases

In time for those preparing to get back to school, Toshiba has unleashed a flood of new 2-in-1 computers and laptops to help get schoolwork, and work, done. Of course, laptops are not just for students. In fact, Toshiba's new Satellite family members cover a variety of users and use cases, ranging from the high-performance S series, to the budget-friendly C line, to the entertainment-oriented L laptops. All run Windows 8.1 at launch but are designed with Windows 10 in mind. In fact, all of them have a dedicated Cortana key to give easy access to the smart assistant.

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HP’s $299 Pavilion x2 tablet hybrid blew me away

HP’s $299 Pavilion x2 tablet hybrid blew me away

Making a sleek tablet with a detachable keyboard isn’t tough, but making one with both style and an affordable price tag takes another level of commitment. HP believes it has just the thing, however, in the shape of the new HP Pavilion x2. A 10-inch Windows tablet with a magnetically-clinging keyboard, USB-C, and over 10hrs of battery life, it’s hard not to see Microsoft’s Surface 3 right in HP’s sights. Surprisingly, though, the Pavilion x2 will start at under $300.

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HP ENVY revamped: sleeker notebooks with B&O sound

HP ENVY revamped: sleeker notebooks with B&O sound

HP is going back to school, and it’s taking a trio of new ENVY notebooks to class. Offered in 14-, 15.6-, and 17.3-inch screen sizes, the refreshed models are thinner and lighter than their predecessors, not to mention made of higher-quality materials and using batter displays. Even the style has been given a boost, with the two small models in particular borrowing some of the aluminum class of the handsome HP Spectre X360.

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Dell’s new Inspiron computers cover all sizes and forms

Dell’s new Inspiron computers cover all sizes and forms

One size doesn't fit all when it comes to computers, which is why Dell is outing not just one, not two, and not even just three products at Computex. Spanning laptops, 2-in-1 convertibles, all-in-one desktops, and other computers of different shapes and sizes, Dell is announcing a new line of Inspiron PCs to cater to every need and every want. Going beyond just size and form, Dell's new computers offer multiple choices of processors and configurations, letting consumers customize their purchase even further to fit their work and their lifestyle.

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MSI showcases new gaming laptops at Computex 2015

MSI showcases new gaming laptops at Computex 2015

Most people use desktop PC's for gaming, but MSI's latest gaming laptops aim to give you desktop computing power in a compact form. At the Computex trade show in Taiwan, MSI introduces new models designed to mirror desktop performance. MSI showcased the GT72, a 17.3-inch gaming laptop, which uses an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M 8GB GDDR5 graphics card. This machine also features G-SYNC technology which is designed to minimize input lag and display stutter while eliminating screen tearing. The fast refresh rates should create a smoother gaming experience.

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