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Review: Lenovo LaVie Z — an insanely lightweight laptop

Review: Lenovo LaVie Z — an insanely lightweight laptop

Lenovo has many laptops, so much so that trying to choose the perfect one for your needs may be a little frustrating. We've seen heavy gaming laptops from the company, svelte workstations, powerful business laptops, and more than a few ultrabooks. Not a single one of them offered such a surprising first impression as the maker's insanely lightweight LaVie Z, an ultrabook that weighs so little it deserves a category all of its own.

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Windows RT finally gets its Windows 10 Start Menu

Windows RT finally gets its Windows 10 Start Menu

This is it! The Windows RT update you have been waiting for. Or not. It is probably a bittertsweet, maybe more bitter than sweet, moment for the few Windows RT users out there on a Surface RT or Surface 2 tablet. The promised update to the OS is finally here, bringing along with it some of the update design of Windows 10, particularly the Start Menu. However, it is also formally the last major update it will receive, the long overdue proverbial nail on Windows RT's coffin.

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Comixology Windows 8 app getting axed end of the year

Comixology Windows 8 app getting axed end of the year

Just when Microsoft is, somewhat desperately, trying to push software developers to make universal Windows apps that run on any device form factor, Comixology is going in the totally opposite direction. It has rather silently updated its FAQ with a page answering "Where is the Windows 8 app?". It's still there, don't worry, but only until the end of the year. The world's biggest and most popular digital comics distributor is retiring its native Windows 8 app in favor of, what else, a "great web experience".

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Microsoft’s big Windows 10 device launch is October 6

Microsoft’s big Windows 10 device launch is October 6

Microsoft will hold an event on October 6, previewing a new line-up of Windows 10 devices and potentially unveiling the Surface 4 tablet. The event, announced this morning as invitations landed in inboxes, will be held in New York City, with Microsoft promising that "we have some exciting news to share about Windows 10 devices."

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Microsoft Office 2016 hits Windows 10 on September 22

Microsoft Office 2016 hits Windows 10 on September 22

Spreadsheet, word processor, and slideshow enthusiasts can now rejoice! Microsoft has announced that Office 2016 is officially coming to Windows on September 22nd, less than two weeks away. Office 2016 is the first version of the productivity software suite that was built for the new Windows 10 OS, and it brings several new features that users have been wanting for some time. Users have been able to try out the software since May via the public preview program, but it finally time to see the full release.

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Lenovo Tablet 3 Series slates: integrated projector and more

Lenovo Tablet 3 Series slates: integrated projector and more

This upcoming holiday season, Lenovo hopes you’ll grab one of its sleek YOGA Tablet 3 Series slates: the YOGA Tab with an 8-inch or 10-inch display, or the more sophisticated YOGA Tab 3 Pro, which features a 10-inch display as well, but more robust features. All three feature the unique fold-in kickstand-like design we saw earlier this year from Lenovo, and the Pro version takes things even farther with a built-in projector and 3D audio.

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Acer unveils new Chromebook, notebooks, desktops, and Revo Build mini PC

Acer unveils new Chromebook, notebooks, desktops, and Revo Build mini PC

This week Acer is unveiling a variety of Windows-based PC products, convertibles, and a Chromebook, too. The Aspire U5-710 all-in-one PC was introduced alongside the Acer Revo Build Series mini PCs. Also at IFA 2015 Acer showed off the new Aspire V Nitro series notebook line as well as a refresh of the R 13 Convertible Notebook line. The Acer R11 Chromebook has also been shown off for the first time, complete with a 360-degree hinge with four use modes.

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Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 700 PC is for home entertainment

Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 700 PC is for home entertainment

Joining Lenovo’s newly unveiled business all-in-one PC is another similar model intended for the average family — the maker hails it as a home entertainment option, though it is obviously for more than consuming media. The IdeaCentre AIO 700 series comes in two flavors: a 24 inch model and a 27 inch model. They’re both similar, but with their own features — the 24 inch model features an Ultra HD 3840 x 2160 resolution, while the 27 inch also has a Full HD resolution option. Both AIO’s are frameless with a 10-point multi touch touchscreen.

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Lenovo’s Ideapad lineup expands with five new Windows 10 models

Lenovo’s Ideapad lineup expands with five new Windows 10 models

Lenovo has expanded its Ideapad laptop lineup with five new models offering Windows 10. The lineup expansion starts on the low-end of things with the budget friendly Ideapad 100S, a laptop designed to meet the basic needs of users. It goes up from there, with each model offering more features than the last one. In the case of the 500/500S, there's also an AMD-centric hardware configuration for those who prefer it over Intel. The laptops will be arriving for this upcoming holiday shopping season.

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Apple event live streaming on Windows 10, too

Apple event live streaming on Windows 10, too

Just so long as you've got a Windows 10 PC with Edge, Apple will allow their event to be streamed to you. Apple announced this morning that their next big event will be taking place on September 9th at 10AM Pacific Time, and that they'd be streaming said event. Generally this sort of Apple-only stream requires that you own an Apple device to watch. With this event, Apple drops said requirement in favor of Edge technology on PC's running Windows 10. Could this be a sign of collaborative efforts in the near future?

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Leaked Microsoft Lumia renders reveal premium Windows phones

Leaked Microsoft Lumia renders reveal premium Windows phones

Microsoft has been expected to announce a new pair of flagship Windows-powered phones under the Lumia name in October, and while we've already seen a few leaked photos and spec lists, now what appear to be official press renders have been discovered. The new images come from Evan Blass, better known as @evleaks on Twitter, a reliable and often correct leaker. What we see now are the 5.2-inch Lumia 950, codenamed Talkman, along with the larger 5.7-inch Lumia 950 XL, codenamed Cityman.

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Windows 10 sees 75 million installs after only 4 weeks

Windows 10 sees 75 million installs after only 4 weeks

Microsoft is celebrating the four-week anniversary of Windows 10's release by revealing that the new operating system has already been installed on 75 million PCs around the world. Windows 10 has been off to a great start since day one, seeing 14 million installs within the first 24 hours. For comparisons sake, Windows 8 saw 40 million licenses sold in its first month, eventually reaching 100 million at the six-month mark. There's little doubt that Windows 10's adoption rate has to do with it being a free upgrade for Windows 7 and 8 users.

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