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HP ENVY17 Leap Motion SE first to market with embedded micro sensor

HP ENVY17 Leap Motion SE first to market with embedded micro sensor

This week the folks at Leap Motion have made clear their intention to dive ever-deeper into the world of high-powered electronics, hitting a real-deal HP notebook here for starters. This is the first of what may be a series of HP/Leap Motion connections, given their announcement of co-development earlier this year. This is the HP ENVY17 Leap Motion Special Edition notebook, complete with Leap Motion's own 3D motion control technology embedded into the very hardware.

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HP ZBook 14 hands-on: the world’s first workstation Ultrabook

HP ZBook 14 hands-on: the world’s first workstation Ultrabook

With the generation of workstation computers introduced this week by HP, this brand is taking the market from a real mobile angle with the HP ZBook 14 as its hero. This device works with a 14-inch LED-backlit SVA eDP anti-glare display up front coming with two configurations: one touch, the other standard. Under the hood you've got the ability to run integrated Intel HD graphics 4400, discrete AMD FirePro M4100 (1GB GDDR5 dedicated), and AMD Dynamic Switchable graphics, all depending on your everyday workhorse needs. Also inside you've got the ability to run 4th generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processors as well as full Windows 8 Pro.

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Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro brings on QHD 13-inch display and Voice Control

Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro brings on QHD 13-inch display and Voice Control

With the expansion of the abilities available to manufacturers with the release of Windows 8.1 and the 4th generation Intel Core (Haswell) family of processors, Lenovo this week aims to show its dominance in the "Multimode" world of notebook computing with the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro. This device takes what was presented in the original Yoga and brings it to a much more futuristic place with the addition of software that detects which of four modes the device is in, suggesting ideal apps for each, Lenovo Voice Control, and Lenovo Motion Control 2.0. This notebook also comes in with a 13-inch display with 3200 x 1800 (QHD+) pixel resolution with 10-point multitouch capabilities.

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Toshiba Satellite Click W30Dt and W30t hands-on

Toshiba Satellite Click W30Dt and W30t hands-on

Touchscreens and Windows 8 go together, Microsoft keeps insisting, and it looks like at least Toshiba is listening: the company has a pair of new notebooks, the Satellite W30t and "Click" W30Dt, with detachable screen sections for standalone slate use. Running Windows 8.1 on a 13.3-inch HD IPS touchscreen with 10-finger multitouch, the Satellite W30t is Toshiba's Intel model with a choice of Haswell-generation Core processor and Intel HD 4300 graphics, while the W30Dt - which will launch as the Satellite Click in the US - opts for AMD, with the A4 APU and Radeon HD 8180 graphics.

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