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Lenovo Flex 3 11 Review – small, flexible, and ready for business

Lenovo Flex 3 11 Review – small, flexible, and ready for business

Lenovo has introduced a number of low-cost laptops recently, and if you're considering getting one of them, look no further than the Lenovo Flex 3 11. This small laptop starts at $299 USD, a starting price shared by the IdeaPad 100 and some other machines, but with a couple improvements: it has a touchscreen display, for example, and a higher-end design with things like brushed metal palm rests and faux metal hinge covers. Does the performance match its business-chic design, or is it more of the same? Read our review to find out!

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Lenovo S21e-20 laptop — three things to know

Lenovo S21e-20 laptop — three things to know

Regret never getting in on the netbook craze? Lenovo's new S21e will solve that woe, as it is essentially a high-end netbook with a low price tag and svelte design. Lenovo lumps it in with its back-to-school offerings, and its' $219 USD price tag puts it in the price range of most college students. We recently reviewed the S21e, and we liked what we saw. Be sure to check out the full review for all the details, but in the meantime check out these three need-to-know highlights to get an idea of what to expect.

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Lenovo S21e-20 Review – an ultrabook with a crazy bezel

Lenovo S21e-20 Review – an ultrabook with a crazy bezel

At one time netbooks were all the rage, and though that trend has simmered down, the options for inexpensive and relatively low powered machines are as expansive as ever. Chromebooks largely fill the void left behind by netbooks, but if Chrome OS isn't your thing, some PC makers are still releasing small laptops loaded with Windows, and Lenovo is one of them. The latest among the maker's small netbook-like Windows offerings is the Lenovo S21e, a laptop with a small display and price tag, and very big bezel. Does it work as well as its larger siblings? Read our review to find out.

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Three things to know about the Lenovo IdeaPad 100

Three things to know about the Lenovo IdeaPad 100

Lenovo has rolled out its back to school offerings, and among the lineup is the IdeaPad 100, a basic laptop that meets budget needs while also covering all the basic computing bases. We recently reviewed the laptop, and you'll need to give that a look to get all of the details. If you don't have the time for that right now, however, we have three big highlights that you'll probably want to know -- the launching points from which you can shape your expectations of the machine.

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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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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 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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IBM staff can now choose a Mac as their work computer

IBM staff can now choose a Mac as their work computer

Last summer’s partnership between Apple and IBM has proven extra-special for the latter company’s workers -- as of yesterday IBM employees can choose to use a Mac as their work computer rather than a PC, removing the shackles from a company that has been out of the PC business for many years. The change took place on Thursday, and it didn't take long for IBM employees to praise the decision on their social accounts. A quick peek at Twitter shows that many will be requesting Macs instead of their PCs.

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