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Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4 event wrap-up: The Apple War

Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4 event wrap-up: The Apple War

This week Microsoft became a computer company selling hardware - not just phones, not just tablets, but laptops, too. Today we're running down all the products we saw the company deliver to the public, including the Surface Pro 4, the Surface Book, a new Microsoft Band, and a couple of smartphones. Microsoft suggests that they're taking on Apple directly with these products - at least the Surface models vs Apple's laptops. Do they put their manufacturing where their mouth is, or do we need to wait to see how well the lot fares?

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HP Star Wars Special Edition is the Sith of notebooks

HP Star Wars Special Edition is the Sith of notebooks

Star Wars: The Force Awakens may still be several months out, but HP might have the limited-edition PC to tide over your sci-fi needs. The new HP Star Wars Special Edition notebook may have a Pavilion at its core, but it's been thoroughly customized with external graphics, accessories, and a whole catalog of digital content.

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Three things to know about the Acer Aspire Switch 10 Special

Three things to know about the Acer Aspire Switch 10 Special

Acer has a new Switch laptop in its catalog, and it features an extra durable display thanks to the inclusion of Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The machine is a hybrid — the display pops free of the hinged keyboard for extra portability whenever you’d like. We recently reviewed the laptop in full, but if you haven’t gotten the chance to read it yet, we’ve got the top three things you need to know about the convertible notebook.

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HP’s ENVY Curved All-in-One is 34-inches of awesome

HP’s ENVY Curved All-in-One is 34-inches of awesome

There's nothing quite like a 34-inch, super-widescreen, curved All-in-One PC to grab your attention. Expect guests to give you half of their attention - at most - if you bring HP's new ENVY Curved All-in-One into your home. The broad Windows 10 desktop has a 2,000 mm curved radius, and with WQHD+ resolution can easily put two regularly-sized windows side-by-side.

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Far Cry Primal trailer reveals mammoth-sized action

Far Cry Primal trailer reveals mammoth-sized action

After a brief teaser period Ubisoft has revealed the next Far Cry series franchise jump-off point: Far Cry Primal. This game takes what the Far Cry series has been about thus far - high-end physics, animal interaction, weapons, and excitement, and packs it in to the ancient land of the Stone Age. You are the "last survivor of your hunting group," and will battle saber-toothed tigers, mammoths, and everything in-between to "conquer the land of Oros and become the Apex Predator."

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VAIO Z Canvas convertible PC now available in US

VAIO Z Canvas convertible PC now available in US

The VAIO Z Canvas convertible laptop is now available in the United States. We’ve previously reported on this laptop a couple times; it features a tablet portion and a matching keyboard, and is aimed at the creative users out there — those with demanding needs who require a precise stylus and high quality display, among other things. VAIO Corporation first showcased a prototype of the convertible at the Adobe MAX conference in 2014.

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Review: Acer Aspire Switch 10 Special Edition — a small hybrid laptop

Review: Acer Aspire Switch 10 Special Edition — a small hybrid laptop

Convertible laptops have come a long way in the past couple years, deviating from the original floppy hingeless designs that are still too common in favor of a hinged, sturdy keyboard. This allows the same portability of a snap-free display while also functioning just as well as a regularly hinged laptop. Acer, as we’ve seen in the past, has embraced the hinged-convertible design, and it has demonstrated this yet again with its Acer Aspire Switch 10 Special Edition.

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LG Gram laptop looks to topple MacBook Air from ultra-light throne

LG Gram laptop looks to topple MacBook Air from ultra-light throne

LG has just announced its first line of laptops to come to the US, and they're aiming one rival in particular: Apple's MacBook Air. Dubbed the LG Gram as a nod to just light it is, the 14-inch laptop weighs only 2.16 pounds, less than the 11-inch MacBook Air. It's shipping with Windows 10, and even better is that it has Microsoft's "Signature Series" label, which means it comes with just the pure OS and no 3rd-party bloatware.

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Vaio Z Canvas convertible laptop goes up for preorder

Vaio Z Canvas convertible laptop goes up for preorder

The Vaio Z Canvas convertible laptop, not to be mistaken with the older Sony Vaio Z, has gone up for preorder in the United States following its unveiling earlier this year. This PC is designed for the creative individuals out there, those who dabble in the digital arts and such; it comes with a distinct high-end flavor. As with most other convertibles, the display can be detached from the keyboard.

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Toshiba Satellite Click 10 puts Windows 10 in a budget 2-in-1

Toshiba Satellite Click 10 puts Windows 10 in a budget 2-in-1

Toshiba has just come out with a new detachable 2-in-1 PC and, fortunately or unfortunately depending on your inclinations, it is not a Surface Pro clone. Nor could it be, considering its specs. The Satellite Click 10 does bring all that Windows 10 has to offer and crams it inside an Atom-powered 10-inch tablet that physically connects to a keyboard dock when productivity calls for it. All of this in a sub $400 price tag that's sure not to burn a whole through your wallet.

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Asus ROG G20CB gaming desktop gets colorful with 8M color LED effects

Asus ROG G20CB gaming desktop gets colorful with 8M color LED effects

Asus has unveiled a new small form factor gaming rig called the Republic of Gamers G20CB. One of the big features of this little gaming machine is the compact 9.5L chassis that all the gaming grade hardware is packed inside. With such a small chassis, gamers get the performance they need, but the machine doesn't take up a lot of space on the desk.

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Batman: Arkham Knight PC patch finally available

Batman: Arkham Knight PC patch finally available

Batman: Arkham Knight was released a mess and now, finally, is getting a PC patch that will maybe (hopefully) squash all those bugs. The patch was recently up for beta testing, and on Thursday it was announced on Steam that those who’d already grabbed the Arkham Knight for PC game could now get the patch. If you didn’t get the game when it was released (its sales were pulled a short while later), you’ll still need to wait. When the PC game will be going back up for sale is not clear.

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