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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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NVIDIA’s G-SYNC tech finally lands on notebooks

NVIDIA’s G-SYNC tech finally lands on notebooks

Gone are the days when serious PC gaming was only done on lovingly assembled desktop monsters. Now even notebooks have enough muscle to sufficiently run even graphics intensive games. That said, monitors and their refresh rates will always be a problem, especially on laptops where you don't really have much of a choice. Now NVIDIA is coming to the rescue of gamers on the go. It has finally brought its G-SYNC technology to notebooks, promising tear and stutter free gaming on various models from Gigabyte, ASUS, MSI, and Clevo.

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Lenovo Z41, Z51, Ideapad 100: laptops for diverse users

Lenovo Z41, Z51, Ideapad 100: laptops for diverse users

Lenovo just held its Lenovo Tech World, its first ever global event in Beijing, and there it unveiled three new laptops to fill up its shelves. Realizing that there is really no one size fits all when it comes to diverse laptop users, Lenovo revealed two sets to try to appeal to two broad groups. The Ideapad 100, which comes in 14 and 15 inch sizes, caters to those who mostly consume content, with a bit of office productivity on the side, while the Z41 and Z51 would sing to those who create them.

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Samsung patents dual OS phablet-laptop dock combo

Samsung patents dual OS phablet-laptop dock combo

Samsung has recently teamed up with Microsoft in a deal that brought the latter's Android apps pre-installed on Samsung's flagships. But Samsung might actually have something even more intimate in mind. A patent filed back in late 2014 reveals one of Samsung's ideas for combining two platforms: a phablet that runs Android by default but switches to Windows when joined with a dock that is practically an empty laptop shell, thereby providing the familiar mobility of Android on mobile with Windows productivity in the workplace.

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Four things to know about the Lenovo ThinkPad X250

Four things to know about the Lenovo ThinkPad X250

Lenovo introduced an update to its ThinkPad X240 this year, and it's called the Lenovo ThinkPad X250. As with the last model, we've given the X250 a workout and detailed our experiences in a full review, which you can check out here. In case you missed it, though, we're back with a handful of key points you'll likely want to know before taking the plunge: what's to like, what's better than before, and in which areas you should temper your expectations.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X250 Review – a subtle but solid update

Lenovo ThinkPad X250 Review – a subtle but solid update

The Lenovo X240's older sibling has arrived, and it is aptly named the Lenovo X250. Many of the previous model's design choices have carried over into the model, but as always the update brings with it, you know, updates for a slightly more modern world. The X250 is a relatively compact laptop with a rugged design and, perhaps the best part of both it and the X240, it has phenomenal battery life, particularly if you’re using the largest secondary battery. Is it notable enough to justify upgrading from the X240? Read our full SlashGear review to find out!

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ASUS ZenBook UX305 Crystal White Limited Edition now available

ASUS ZenBook UX305 Crystal White Limited Edition now available

On Wednesday, ASUS announced a new limited laptop called the ZenBook UX305 Crystal White Limited Edition ultrabook (as well as a standard edition champagne gold UX305). Only 200 units of the white model will be made; they're available to purchase now for $999 USD, while the standard version is priced at $699 USD. The laptop (the special edition, that is) features a 13.3-inch IPS matte display with a 3200 x 1800 pixels resolution. It brings with it all the goodies you’d hope to find on an ultrabook, as well as Windows 8.1.

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Lenovo blames clerical error for reported LaVie Z “defect”

Lenovo blames clerical error for reported LaVie Z “defect”

Lenovo just can't catch a break these days. Just after another reported security flaw in its pre-installed software, the world's largest PC makers is once again the target of criticism over its newly launched LaVie Z 360 laptop/tablet hybrids. Consumer Reports took to the Web to inform the public about Lenovo knowingly shipping a defective product and offering a 5 percent refund in reparation. Lenovo, however, stands firm that there was no defect. Instead, the blame lies solely on an error on what got put up on the LaVie Z 360's product page.

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