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Samsung Chromebook 2 packs Intel chip for entry-level

Samsung Chromebook 2 packs Intel chip for entry-level

Samsung has launched a new version of its Chromebook 2, an 11.6-inch notebook running Google's Chrome OS and powered by an Intel processor rather than one of the South Korean's own Exynos ARM chips. The new notebook will drop at under $250, challenging low-cost Windows laptops in the process, while battery life will be a healthy nine hours according to Samsung's estimates. On the outside, meanwhile, there's a faux-leather finish which is likely to prove divisive among Chromebook buyers.

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OS X Yosemite Review: Blurred Lines

OS X Yosemite Review: Blurred Lines

Apple’s morning may have brought new hardware, but it’s OS X Yosemite that could affect the most people today. The Mac OS update has been punctuated with firsts for Apple, with a hitherto-unknown public beta program, along with new degrees of integration with iOS devices. Officially released today, as a free download the price is certainly right, but does Yosemite hold up in everyday use?

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Don’t hold your breath for a Retina MacBook Air this week

Don’t hold your breath for a Retina MacBook Air this week

MacBook Air lovers may be crying out for a Retina display upgrade to their favorited ultraportable, but Apple will leave them wanting after Thursday's event, according to new leaks. A higher-resolution version of the MacBook Air, following its more expensive MacBook Pro sibling, has been rumored for some time now, with chatter back in July suggesting the pixel-packed notebook was headed into production imminently. However, for one reason or another, the new laptop won't actually be taking the stage in Cupertino this Thursday.

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Lenovo YOGA 3 Pro hands-on

Lenovo YOGA 3 Pro hands-on

Lenovo has introduced a slew of new products, and standing chief among them is the YOGA 3 Pro. With this convertible PC comes many notable features, the best among them being the unique "watchband" hinge. Unlike traditional hinges found on convertible PCs, the watchband hinge is composed of an entirely new design that, like its name suggests, resembles the design of a watchband. We recently went hands-on with the device and have all the details for you after the jump.

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Digital Storm notebooks grab NVIDIA GTX 980M, 970M, 900M GPUs

Digital Storm notebooks grab NVIDIA GTX 980M, 970M, 900M GPUs

Prepare to light up your gaming on-the-go lifestyle with Digital Storm’s contribution to the next wave of gaming laptops. They’ll be charged up with NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX cards to the tun of 900M, 970M and 980M, each of them bringing on Maxwell-age features. That includes extra-long battery life through optimizations galore. It includes graphics power that allows you to play the world’s finest AAA games. It includes "beyond 1080p graphics" with reliable power under the hood - which is good, since laptops DO have more than 1080p displays on the regular at this point in history.

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NVIDIA GTX 980M/970M unplug the gaming notebook

NVIDIA GTX 980M/970M unplug the gaming notebook

This week the folks at NVIDIA have revealed the next generation of graphics processors for gaming notebooks. With the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M and GTX 970M, you’ll find the first above-1080p desktop-level performance on a gaming notebook. That’s what NVIDIA suggests - and that’s what they’re aiming to deliver with a series of 5 notebooks launching with the GTX 980M and 970M, both with Maxwell architecture under the hood.

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HP’s new team: ENVY x2, Pavilion x2, new Chromebooks

HP’s new team: ENVY x2, Pavilion x2, new Chromebooks

While not exactly at IFA, HP is joining in on the IFA 2014 fun by announcing a new series of notebooks and hybrids. These include two new ENVY x2's and a Pavilion x2, both Windows tablet/laptop hybrids, and two new members of Google's Chrome OS devices, an 11-inch and a 14-inch Chromebook, the latter sporting an NVIDIA Tegra K1 chip.

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Acer Aspire Switch 11 revealed alongside rebooted 10

Acer Aspire Switch 11 revealed alongside rebooted 10

Earlier this year we got our hands on the Acer Aspire Switch 10 - now the device has been rebooted with a new Full HD display at IFA 2014. Alongside this new device, the Acer Aspire Switch 11 has been revealed. These devices will both be available this Autumn.

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Acer R 14 notebook brings a more traditional convertible

Acer R 14 notebook brings a more traditional convertible

Just as the Acer R 13 line brings on six positions of transformation, the Acer R 14 line provides four. This is a slightly more "traditional" transforming notebook - that’s a thing now - with a body that works with 360-degrees of freedom. One hinge, folding back as far as you please.

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Acer R 13 Notebooks gets 6 kinds of convertible

Acer R 13 Notebooks gets 6 kinds of convertible

This week Acer has revealed two new notebook lines, the Acer R 13 Series and the Acer R 14 Series, both of them coming with convertible form-factors. This means that the notebooks don’t just open and close, they convert from one usability structure to the other. The first Acer R 13 model, for example, works with an Exel Aero hinge, bringing on a "U-frame structure" which allows its user to fold the device into six different modes.

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HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 Review

HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 Review

Does business-friendly have to mean boring? HP is hoping the answer to that is no, with the EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 promising the dependability of an enterprise notebook with some of the style borrowed from the company’s consumer ultrabook range. It’s a tough balance to strike, though, so has HP got the mixture right?

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Acer Aspire V Nitro gaming notebooks arrive alongside 4K2K LCDs

Acer Aspire V Nitro gaming notebooks arrive alongside 4K2K LCDs

Acer has taken the wraps off of its latest gaming notebooks, the Aspire V Nitro series, along with a clutch of new 4K2K and WQHD displays for those who demand extra pixels. Powered by a choice of 4th- or 5th-gen Intel Core processors paired with NVIDIA GeForce graphics up to GTX 860M, the Aspire V Nitro range will be offered in 15- and 17-inch sizes, with the range topped by the Aspire V Nitro-Black Edition.

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