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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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Origin EON17-X and EON15-X laptops rock the Intel Z97 chipset

Origin EON17-X and EON15-X laptops rock the Intel Z97 chipset

Origin has announced a pair of new notebook computers that feature desktop class processors and use the Intel Z97 chipset inside. Despite using the latest Intel hardware and Desktop class processors, the new notebooks are still much lighter and thinner than the previous generation of machines. Origin says that the new family of notebooks is 37.5% thinner and 30% lighter than the previous generation.

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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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Lenovo LaVie Z Convertible HZ750 hands-on

Lenovo LaVie Z Convertible HZ750 hands-on

This week we're taking a look at the new Lenovo LaVie Z set of notebooks - we had a peek at the HZ550, now we're checking out the Convertible HZ750, the Ultrabook of the two. These two devices are VERY similar to one another, but this one, the HZ750 is the more powerful of the two. This device is what Lenovo suggests is the world's lightest 13.3-inch Ultrabook at just 2.04 pounds - just a bit heavier that the world's lightest 13.3-inch notebook - the other LaVie Z in this set.

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Lenovo LaVie Z HZ550 notebook hands-on

Lenovo LaVie Z HZ550 notebook hands-on

With the LaVie Z HZ550, Lenovo brings the heat with what they call the "world's lightest 13.3-inch notebook" with 1.72-lbs of metal, plastic, and glass. The casing for this notebook is made of Magnesium-Lithium (Mg-Li) Alloy, allowing it to be strong and light. Lenovo suggests that they've used an exclusive "Forged" case engineering technique to create it. Both the keyboard and the panel are built in, and the entire unit can lay flat - if you'd ever want it to do such a thing.

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Lenovo ThinkPad YOGA adds RealSense to hybrid hinge

Lenovo ThinkPad YOGA adds RealSense to hybrid hinge

Lenovo’s twisting, turning YOGA line of convertible notebooks is getting a grown-up version, with the ThinkPad range adding three of the ultrabook/tablet-hybrids. The Lenovo ThinkPad YOGA 12, 14, and 15, will hit the 12-inch, 14-inch, and 15-inch screen sizes as you’d expect, with the smallest of the three having a digitizer option, and touchscreen available across all three. Meanwhile, the ThinkPad YOGA 15 throws a 3D RealSense camera onto the options list, too.

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Lenovo ThinkPad L450, E550, E450: performance at value price

Lenovo ThinkPad L450, E550, E450: performance at value price

Lenovo has a ton of laptops here at CES 2015 and a good number of them are geared towards more seasoned, and likely more well-funded, professionals. However, the PC maker definitely hasn't forgotten that class of professionals who don't want to break into a bank just to get their hands on a quality laptop. For these people, Lenovo has outed the eco-friendly ThinkPad L450, the business-minded ThinkPad E550, and its smaller sibling the ThinkPad E450, three notebooks that aim to deliver professional-level performance without the high price tag.

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Lenovo Y50 Touch Review

Lenovo Y50 Touch Review

Lenovo is leaving no stone unturned. Want a slim and sleek convertible laptop? They've got you covered. Want a tablet with a built-in projector? They've got that, too. Want a gaming machine boasting a combination of raw power and edgy design? Enter the Lenovo Y50 Touch, a beast of a laptop with a design that lets you know what it's all about before you even fire it up. The Y50 Touch boasts superior hardware from all angles: there's JBL speakers, fourth-gen Intel processors, NVIDIA graphics, a Full HD display, and more. Does the laptop hold up under scrutiny, however, or is it ultimately all flashy designs and big claims? Read our full SlashGear review to find out!

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Geek fixes MacBook by drilling holes in it and cooking it in the oven

Geek fixes MacBook by drilling holes in it and cooking it in the oven

One of the programmers over at iFixit was having heat issues with his MacBook pro and as people from that site are wont to do, he decided to fix it himself. The fix involved some tricks that will make many a Mac fan cringe, he drilled into the sexy aluminum case and baked the machine in the oven.

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Samsung ATIV Book 9 2015 Ultrabook gets “blade thin”

Samsung ATIV Book 9 2015 Ultrabook gets “blade thin”

This week Samsung is letting loose their newest in top-end notebook hardware with the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Ultrabook. This newest notebook in the ATIV line will come with a 2560 x 1600 (2K) display with LED technology across 12.2-inches. Inside you'll find an Intel Core M 5Y10c fanless Broadwell processor with Intel HD Graphics 5300, joined by a 256GB SSD (with a 128GB option also available). This device will appear at CES 2015 in Las Vegas first where SlashGear will get up close and personal with it - just you wait!

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Samsung unveils new Series 9 Notebook and Series 7 AIO

Samsung unveils new Series 9 Notebook and Series 7 AIO

Samsung has announced a couple new products including the Series 9 notebook and the Series 7 AIO desktop computer. The Series 9 notebook will be in the Samsung Electronics Store starting on December 29 to January 4 depending on location. The notebook promises to be very slim at 11.8mm thick and weigh in at 950g.

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Christmas Break: 5 tech-savvy items to bring along for the trip

Christmas Break: 5 tech-savvy items to bring along for the trip

This week SlashGear readers around the world will be packing up and shipping out to homes of relatives for holiday break. What we've got here is a list of five items the average modern smart device-savvy person might well be better with than without. This list pre-supposes that you're not the sort of person that likes to travel without any gadgets at all - if you want to unplug and go the whole week without checking your social networks, that's your prerogative.

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