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Acer Aspire VX 15 keeps the ports, stays unique for gamers

Acer Aspire VX 15 keeps the ports, stays unique for gamers

This week the folks at Acer have announced a collection of gaming notebooks and PCs, including the Acer Aspire VX 15. This machine works with an "iron red" backlit keyboard and what Acer describes as an "edgy red chassis" to make sure you know it's for gaming. This device rolls with a 15.6-inch Full HD IPS display and has a 7th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and GTX 1050 Ti graphics card, striking a sweet spot for cost and performance.

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Acer Chromebook 11 N7 released to take some damage

Acer Chromebook 11 N7 released to take some damage

Ruggedness is the name of the game when Acer makes a Chromebook ready for the classroom - especially with the Acer Chromebook 11 N7. This is model number C731, the newest in Acer's 11.6-inch line, and according to Acer, "available for the first time with durability and reliability features." This piece of equipment can take some heavy damage - perfect for those students that are displeased with the amount of homework they've been given over any number of holidays!

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HP’s Envy 34 curved all-in-one slims down for CES 2017

HP’s Envy 34 curved all-in-one slims down for CES 2017

HP's Envy curved all-in-one PC is about to get a significant makeover. Announced today at CES 2017, HP is launching something of a refresh of its 34-inch curved AIO later this month. This new PC will be joining existing 27-inch models, and prospective buyers can expect a number of improvements over 2015's 34-inch machine, especially when it comes to aesthetics.

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Next generation Sprout Pro G2 AIO from HP announced at CES

Next generation Sprout Pro G2 AIO from HP announced at CES

In addition to refreshes for its more traditional notebooks, HP has also revealed a new model of its interesting Sprout Pro PC for 2017. While many mainstream consumers may not have had much opportunity (or reason) to use a Sprout, the functionality it offers has caught on in the education, manufacturing, and retail spaces, and the improvements made with the Sprout Pro G2 look to streamline the creative process.

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HP’s OMEN X 35 curved monitor invites you to “never stop gaming”

HP’s OMEN X 35 curved monitor invites you to “never stop gaming”

Many of HP's CES 2017 reveals have been centered around the consumer and professional markets, but what about you enthusiast gamers? HP isn't leaving you out in the cold, announcing its new OMEN X 35 curved gaming monitor. This beast of a display clocks in at 35-inches, and HP invites you to give it a spin to “see what your graphics card is made of.”

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Acer V Nitro, Predator 17X, 21X priced and detailed

Acer V Nitro, Predator 17X, 21X priced and detailed

A collection of Acer gaming notebooks have been upgraded, detailed, and/or given their first full release dates and pricing. These include the Acer Predator 21X Notebook, the Predator 17X Gaming Notebook, and Aspire V Nitro. The V Nitro now has NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or 1050 Ti GPU as well as 7th-gen Intel Core i7 processors and an optional 4K (3840 x 2160 pixel) Ultra HD display - that'll be starting at $1199 in February.

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HP EliteBook x360 1030 G2 targets business with an eye for design and security

HP EliteBook x360 1030 G2 targets business with an eye for design and security

If the Spectre x360 is the hybrid notebook for mainstream consumers, the EliteBook x360 1030 G2 is the hybrid for business customers. Today, HP revealed the next iteration of the EliteBook x360 at CES 2017, and though it does have some things in common with the new Spectre x360 – most notably the convertible design – the new EliteBook has a few features that make it stand out.

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HP Spectre x360 15 gets a redesign for 2017

HP Spectre x360 15 gets a redesign for 2017

HP announced a lot of new products at CES today, and one of those is a refresh of its Spectre x360 15 (bl062nr). Originally released back in January of 2016, the Spectre x360 15 is a 2-in-1 hybrid notebook that can be used as a tablet. This redesign is based on a lot of insights HP collected from consumers, which have influenced things like graphics capabilities and display resolution.

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Mustang hybrid and F-150 Hybrid outed in Ford’s CES EV gush

Mustang hybrid and F-150 Hybrid outed in Ford’s CES EV gush

Ford has revealed seven new electrified vehicles today at CES 2017, including an F-150 Hybrid version of its best-selling truck, and a Mustang Hybrid sports car. The news, announced today by Ford CEO Mark Fields, is the tip of a 13-strong electrified fleet that the automaker intends to launch over the next five years. Ford is also beginning pilot trials of wireless charging technologies for electrified vehicles, along with tests of twenty Transit Connect hybrid taxi and van prototypes in several US cities.

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Norton Core anti-malware router promises IoT for a subscription fee

Norton Core anti-malware router promises IoT for a subscription fee

Smarter routers with swifter response to malware and IoT exploits are a growing segment now, and Norton is wading in with its own striking wireless router. The Norton Core not only looks like a miniature Spaceship Earth from Epcot, but inside the geodesic dome there's a mixture of parental filters, real-time security scans, and automatic updates. Even the shape has been designed with practicality in mind.

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Meet Kuri, the Bosch-backed ‘bot aiming to crack home robotics

Meet Kuri, the Bosch-backed ‘bot aiming to crack home robotics

Gently I stroke the top of the robot's head and, with a delighted bloop, he comes alive, eyes smiling as he looks up at me. I may be a cynical British tech journalist but I still catch myself grinning in response, and anyway, I can't blame myself too much for anthropomorphizing the latest attempt at a robotic family companion to grace CES. Kuri's creators, Mayfield Robotics, have put personality front and center in their efforts to crack a surprisingly stubborn segment.

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Polar Team Pro Shirt weaves heart tracking into wireless base-layer

Polar Team Pro Shirt weaves heart tracking into wireless base-layer

Polar has launched a new fitness wearable, the Polar Team Pro Shirt, and if you thought your smartwatch got up close and personal, then this stat-tracking base-layer will be like a loving Internet-of-Things hug. The company's first foray out of more mainstream wearables, the shirt embeds heart rate tracking right into its fabric. That means no chest strap monitor, wrist band, or watch.

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