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Samsung’s Chromebook 2 is why Windows needs to go free

Samsung’s Chromebook 2 is why Windows needs to go free

When you look at the new "Chromebook 2" lineup from Samsung, you see a set of notebooks that don’t look like the first wave of Chromebooks. Here you’re seeing a set of devices that - aesthetically, at least - are just as brilliant to behold as their Windows-running counterparts. In this release is another big reason for Microsoft to truly free their operating system from the shackles of licensing costs.

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HP Pavilion x360 hands-on: Beats Audio gets flippable

HP Pavilion x360 hands-on: Beats Audio gets flippable

This week in Barcelona we’ve had the opportunity to get a look at the HP Pavilion x360, a convertible PC that works as a tablet, a notebook, and a portable entertainment center (so to speak). In our first impressions we’ve seen this device to be a slightly more rugged-looking machine than we’d originally suspected. This isn’t the sleek metal wedge of a notebook you’d get in a MacBook Air - instead it’s made to handle the constant movement you’ll be laying upon it with converting at every turn.

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MSI GX70 and GX60 Destroyer gaming notebooks updated with AMD R9-M290X graphics

MSI GX70 and GX60 Destroyer gaming notebooks updated with AMD R9-M290X graphics

MSI has announced a refresh of two of its powerful gaming notebooks. The machines include the MSI GX70 Destroyer and the GX60 Destroyer. The updated gaming notebooks get new graphics and a new backlit keyboard.

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Fujitsu Lifebook TH90/P convertible ultrabook features 13.3-inch screen and Intel Core i5-4200U CPU

Fujitsu Lifebook TH90/P convertible ultrabook features 13.3-inch screen and Intel Core i5-4200U CPU

Fujitsu has unveiled its latest computer model called the Lifebook TH90/P convertible ultrabook. The machine has a 13.3-inch high-resolution screen that folds and turns around allowing the user to adjust the screen to the most comfortable and useful position for use. That screen also supports touch input and digital pen input.

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Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 11e and ThinkPad 11e aim at education

Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 11e and ThinkPad 11e aim at education

Lenovo has rolled out some new ThinkPad machines that are aimed at use in schools. Since they are designed to be used by kids in the education environment, they are designed to be rugged. The new machines include the ThinkPad Yoga 11e and the ThinkPad 11e.

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GammaTech S15H semi-rugged 15.6-inch notebook sports Intel Haswell

GammaTech S15H semi-rugged 15.6-inch notebook sports Intel Haswell

Rugged and semi-rugged notebook computers are intended for people that work in environments where a normal notebook wouldn’t last. A company called GammaTech has added a new 15.6-inch semi-rugged notebook computer to its line up called the S15H. The machine has a 15.6-inch full HD display.

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Medion Erazer X7611 notebook features Core i7-4700HQ CPU and NVIDIA GTX 765M GPU

Medion Erazer X7611 notebook features Core i7-4700HQ CPU and NVIDIA GTX 765M GPU

Computer marker Medion has announced a new notebook computer aimed at gamers looking for a machine with performance that is also thin and portable. The new notebook is called the Erazer X7611. Medion says that this machine is suited for mobile gaming and portability thanks to its thin profile.

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ABI Research says ultraportable PCs were 12% of the notebook market in 2013

ABI Research says ultraportable PCs were 12% of the notebook market in 2013

ABI Research has issued a new research note looking at the ultraportable PC market for 2013. According to the research firm, 12% of the notebook PC market in 2013 was ultraportable units. That percentage works out to an estimated 22.5 million units of ultraportable machines shipped in the overall notebook PC market for the year.

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HP Windows 7 announcement clarified: “we are not dropping Windows 8”

HP Windows 7 announcement clarified: “we are not dropping Windows 8”

This week HP released details on how they'd continue to release devices with the Windows 7 operating system onboard. This is far from unheard of in the PC universe, with major PC manufacturers releasing devices with multiple operating systems - whatever the consumer wants, in the end. HP was quickly questioned on how they could possibly stop supporting devices with Windows 8 aboard, to which they responded: "WE ARE NOT DROPPING WINDOWS 8."

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Gigabyte Aorus gaming notebook is incredibly thin

Gigabyte Aorus gaming notebook is incredibly thin

The computer market isn’t doing that well in the consumer realm with more and more people going with tablets and smartphones rather than replacing aging notebooks. One of the only segments of the consumer notebook market where revenues are still good is for gaming machines. Gigabyte has unveiled a new and very thin line of gaming notebooks called the Aorus.

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Toshiba Tecra W50 and Satellite P50t get 4K display updates

Toshiba Tecra W50 and Satellite P50t get 4K display updates

Toshiba has announced a new display update for a pair of its notebook computers at CES 2014. The machines include the Tecra W50 and the Satellite P50t. The Tecra W50 notebook computer first debuted back in October with a 1920 x 1080 resolution screen. That machine is getting an upgrade.

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Toshiba Chromebook 13.3 hands-on

Toshiba Chromebook 13.3 hands-on

With Chromebooks gobbling up more and more of the market, it isn't any wonder we are seeing more and more companies joining the party. The latest, and the first from Toshiba is a 13.3-inch Chromebook with Haswell. This particular model won't be available until sometime in mid-February, however Toshiba has priced it, offered a complete set of specs and has it on display here at CES.

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