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Android will battle OS X and Windows: here’s why

Android will battle OS X and Windows: here’s why

Google's Android operating system won't just be for the "mobile" environment forever. Google's Chrome OS hasn't been a failure outright - but eventually it won't be necessary for the company to distribute. Google's latest hardware reveal, the tablet-with-keyboard Pixel C, is proof positive that Google isn't afraid to treat Android like a desktop operating system. With rumors running rampant this week (for the millionth time in the past several years) that Chrome OS will fold into Android soon, I can't help but think that Microsoft and Apple should be on the lookout.

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New Lenovo YOGA 700 targets movers and makers on a budget

New Lenovo YOGA 700 targets movers and makers on a budget

With both Microsoft's Windows 10 and Intel's 6th gen Core processors, a.k.a. "Skylake", the time is ripe for manufacturers to show their latest wears touting a combination of those two new technologies. In fact, some already did. Lenovo itself even outed the Lenovo YOGA 900 and the ridiculously huge YOGA 900 Home just recently. Now, however, it's getting a bit down to earth and down the trenches with a more affordable YOGA 700 line that's designed for portability and productivity without burning a hole through your pocket.

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Review: Lenovo Ideapad 100S Chromebook

Review: Lenovo Ideapad 100S Chromebook

We recently reviewed Lenovo's Ideapad 100S, an inexpensive Windows 10 laptop with enough power for everyday use and moderate battery life. The laptop is ideal for many users, such as students and casual web surfers, but Windows 10 isn't everyone's cup of tea, and so Lenovo has a second, similar laptop: the Ideapad 100S Chromebook. As expected, the two laptops are very similar, but bring with them some of their own unique aspects, the details of which we have in our latest full SlashGear review.

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TarDisk Pear uses your MacBook’s SD card slot to create a Fusion Drive

TarDisk Pear uses your MacBook’s SD card slot to create a Fusion Drive

What happens when you run out of space on your hard drive? Sure, you can start purging old files and unneeded programs, but that will only get you so far. The other option is to add a second drive, or simply replace it. Replacing an entire drive can be a lot of work, what with copying everything over, and getting your computer set back up the way you like it, and few laptops allow a second drive. Well, if you're a MacBook owner, there's a new option at your disposal.

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Surface Pro 4, Surface Book launch with MacBook migration guide

Surface Pro 4, Surface Book launch with MacBook migration guide

After three weeks of waiting, Microsoft has finally opened the doors to its latest and hottest Windows 10 computers. Now we will really see whether the initial interest that surrounded the Surface Pro 4 and the Surface Book will translate into sales. Now we will also see if these two tablet/laptop hybrids will really match the expectation that Microsoft has build up for them. But Microsoft isn't just content with selling these devices to new owners. It also wants to reel in MacBook refugees by providing a migration guide for them.

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Three things to know about Lenovo’s Ideapad 100S

Three things to know about Lenovo’s Ideapad 100S

Lenovo's Ideapad 100S is small, cheap and just right (for many users). We recently reviewed it in full, and you'll have to check out that full review to get all of the details. Following that, though, we're back with a trio of notable highlights to get you started; things you should know if you're considering grabbing one of these budget laptops.

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Review: Lenovo Ideapad 100S – a budget Windows 10 laptop

Review: Lenovo Ideapad 100S – a budget Windows 10 laptop

Laptops are no longer a financial burden — the market is full of inexpensive notebooks, many of which cost less than a mid-tier smartphone. These machines are usually targeted at students, kids, casual users, and those in need of a secondary laptop, one they’re willing to risk carrying at the subway or checking in at the airport. Lenovo’s newest Ideapad, the Ideapad 100S, is exactly that type of machine, hitting all the right marks: lightweight, small, cheap, and loaded and with Windows 10.

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Microsoft’s clever hot-swap Surface Book graphics now cheaper

Microsoft’s clever hot-swap Surface Book graphics now cheaper

Ford may have popularized "any color you want as long as it's black," but Microsoft is taking a far more flexible approach to Surface Book sales. Though shipments of the convertible notebook-tablet hybrid aren't expected to begin until Monday, the company has quietly added a new configuration seemingly targeted at those with more ambitious graphical demands but a tighter budget.

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Surface Pro 4 Review

Surface Pro 4 Review

It's probably fair to describe the Surface Pro 4 as an evolutionary update over its predecessor. That's not to say the improvements, collectively, aren't impressive: more of the same, or similar, is no bad thing when you're talking about a tablet that in its several generations has built a loyal following.

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Microsoft Surface Book Review

Microsoft Surface Book Review

Microsoft told us everything we thought we needed to know about the Surface Book as a laptop, and then turned that on its head with its detachable tablet. It was showmanship worthy of an Apple event, instantly overshadowing the Surface Pro 4 and causing a few MacBook Pro owners to glance at their notebooks with new eyes. Now, though, with the secret out, does the reality of Microsoft's first laptop live up to the initial surprise?

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MSI GS40 Phantom wants the lightest Skylake gaming laptop title

MSI GS40 Phantom wants the lightest Skylake gaming laptop title

Gaming laptops are nothing new. They've been around ever since chip makers have been able to cram more adequate graphics chips inside smaller spaces. But in exchange for all the power required for decent gaming on the go, these laptops are usually hulking masses compared to more lithe work notebooks. MSI says it doesn't have to be so, which is why it has unveiled the sixth generation GS40 Phantom gaming laptop with the latest Intel Skylake, which it claims is the thinnest and lightest of its kind.

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Lenovo YOGA 900 hands-on

Lenovo YOGA 900 hands-on

Clever hinges are in fashion this month, but Lenovo is more confident than most that it has the right way to flip a convertible notebook 360-degrees with the YOGA 900. The latest iteration of the form-factor switching ultraportable, as well as an Intel Skylake upgrade the 1.29kg convertible promises more touchscreen stability as well as greater runtime.

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