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Panasonic Toughbook 31 refreshed with better performance, battery life

Panasonic Toughbook 31 refreshed with better performance, battery life

Panasonic has refreshed its Toughbook 31, making its ultra-durable laptop a little more appealing to those operating in harsh environments. The biggest difference is the improvement in battery life, with the maker saying its updated model offers 18 hours of run time, something that can be boosted to 27 hours by tossing in a second battery. Other improvements are also in place, including the promise of a "significant" increase in performance and more general improvements to wireless connectivity, among others.

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New report tips Apple Watch release in March, 12in MacBook Air in Q1

New report tips Apple Watch release in March, 12in MacBook Air in Q1

Our 2015 calendars are about to turn over to February and there's still no confirmed launched date for the Apple Watch. As a result, speculation on when the touchscreen wearable will hit shelves is beginning to reach a fervor. Fear not, however, as Ming-Chi Kuo, the analyst with a mostly reliable track record, is here to contribute to the prediction that the Apple Watch will begin shipping in March. Even more, Kuo says the much-discussed 12-inch MacBook Air will launch before the end of 2015's first quarter.

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12-inch MacBook Air display (allegedly) surfaces in gallery

12-inch MacBook Air display (allegedly) surfaces in gallery

Rumor has it that a new MacBook Air is inbound, and that it'll be bringing with it a 12-inch display with a total size more akin to the 11-inch model. Such is said to be accomplished by shrinking down the bezels on the display, the latter of which has reportedly surfaced in a series of images including comparison shots with other Apple devices. The images show what appears to be a small MacBook Air display sans the rest of the computer, and while it should all be taken with a grain of salt, we've the details after the jump.

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Windows 10 update free (for the first year)

Windows 10 update free (for the first year)

After one year of the Windows 10 platform being released to the general market, you'll have to start paying for it - if you've not already upgraded, that is to say. Just so long as you've got Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 now, or at the time at which you'd like to upgrade your machine to Windows 10, you'll be able to do so for free. It'll be a one-time update and you'll never have to pay for it beyond that.

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Fujitsu reveals high-res Ultrabooks and 2-in-1 hybrid

Fujitsu reveals high-res Ultrabooks and 2-in-1 hybrid

The arrival of Intel's latest generation of Core processors have unsurprisingly ushered in new notebook and PC models bearing them. Getting a head start for MWC 2015 in March, Fujitsu is announcing the arrival of a new breed of LIFEBOOK and STYLISTIC computers. This new batch, comprised of a regular clamshell type, two 2-in-1 ultrabooks, and a hybrid tablet, not only boast of the latest 5th gen Intel Core chips but also a new standard port replicator that makes them compatible with Fujitsu's new docking station.

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Acer’s Chromebook 15 is just what Chrome OS needs

Acer’s Chromebook 15 is just what Chrome OS needs

For everyone who has begged for a larger Chromebook, there seems to be several others who can't get their heads around Chrome OS on a bigger than 13-inch display. Acer is wading into that argument head-on, launching the Chromebook 15 at CES this week, and in the process becoming the first manufacturer to offer Google's web-centric platform on a "traditionally" sized notebook. With many seeing Chromebooks as the spiritual successors of netbooks - ultraportable and super-affordable - you can understand the confusion around the Chromebook 15, but it turns out there are several good reasons for its existence.

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MSI unloads new gaming laptops at CES 2015

MSI unloads new gaming laptops at CES 2015

PC gaming most often than not involves beefy desktop rigs, insane cooling solutions, and eerie glowing lights, but there is a class of gamers who like their gaming computers on the small and on the go. Gaming laptops aren't exactly new but, given the constraints of physics, they are hard to get right. At CES 2015, MSI is showing off some new gaming products, among them powerful notebooks that are vying for your attention, and your money, to be your next major PC gaming purchase.

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Zolt Laptop Charger Plus charges multiple devices at once

Zolt Laptop Charger Plus charges multiple devices at once

A company called Zolt has rolled out a new laptop charger that it claims to be the world's smallest and lightest laptop charger. The new laptop charger was unveiled at CES 2015 this week and is called the Zolt Laptop Charger Plus. The key feature of the Zolt charger is that in addition to charging your laptop it has USB ports built in that allow it to charge multiple gadgets at the same time such as your laptop, smartphone, and tablet.

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Dell outs new Alienware, Inspiron notebooks for gamers, makers

Dell outs new Alienware, Inspiron notebooks for gamers, makers

Taking advantage of the energy going around at CES 2015 this week, Dell has dropped quite a number of new notebooks and PCs covering the needs of a wide range of professionals and computer users. Among the large batch of names and models, two lines stand out for those that want squeeze in every bit of performance and quality for games, multimedia, and content creation. The new Alienware 15 and 17 deliver the gaming brand's thinnest notebooks yet while the new Inspiron 15 7000 and 5000 offer UHD viewing, with a bit of RealSense camera magic on the side.

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Asus Transformer Book Chi series runs Windows

Asus Transformer Book Chi series runs Windows

Asus has unveiled a new series of thin and portable transforming tablets for its Transformer Book series. The new family of Transformer Book devices is called the Chi series and there are three units in the series to start. All three of the tablets are 2-in-1 devices that run the Windows operating system and use up to Intel Core M processors.

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