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HP Chromebook x2 is a sleek 2-in-1 rival to the iPad Pro

HP Chromebook x2 is a sleek 2-in-1 rival to the iPad Pro

HP was one of the first to have a Windows on ARM convertible, and now it's getting in early on Chromebook tablets, with the launch of the HP Chromebook x2. Building on the new version of Google's OS that's designed to work on devices that don't necessarily have keyboards, the Chromebook x2 arguably offers the best of both worlds.

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Apple may be overthinking the new Mac Pro

Apple may be overthinking the new Mac Pro

The new Mac Pro should be easy for Apple, and the fact that it isn't is making people worried. A modern workstation has a lot in common with a workstation a decade old, or two: the fastest components available in a form-factor that doesn't tie you down. If there's one thing we know about Apple, however, it's that if there's an easy way to do something, or an alternative way that could be considered more elegant, it has an uncontrollable desire to chase the latter. The recipe envisaged by some of the more vocal would-be Mac Pro buyers seems a lot more straightforward.

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Windows 10 on ARM 64-bit apps will finally be coming soon

Windows 10 on ARM 64-bit apps will finally be coming soon

Depending on who you ask, Microsoft’s and Qualcomm’s Windows 10 on ARM, specifically on Snapdragon, is either a dream come true or a deja vu. The first compatible devices have almost delivered on the core promises but falls flat on its face in terms of performance and software selection. The latter, however, might soon finally have a solution in the next few months. Windows 10 on ARM will finally be gaining support for 64-bit apps, which could at least increase the number of compatible apps you can use.

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Western Digital Black NVMe SSD takes the battle to Samsung

Western Digital Black NVMe SSD takes the battle to Samsung

The Western Digital WD Black 3D NVMe SSD was revealed today in a number of capacities. WD showed off a 1TB model, one at 512GB, and another at 250GB. These solid state drives are M.2 2280 in form, which means they're tiny, and they're ready to take on the most popular competition on the market right out the gate.

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HP ZBook Studio x360 packs Xeon for potent tableteering

HP ZBook Studio x360 packs Xeon for potent tableteering

HP is taking on Apple's MacBook Pro and Dell's XPS 15 with its new ZBook Studio laptops, promising desktop workstation performance in oddly portable packages. The two new machines pack Intel's 8th Generation chips - up to Xeon CPUs, in fact - and lashings of speedy SSD storage, with the biggest choice coming down to how you like your hinge.

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Apple’s all-new Mac Pro release is now 2019

Apple’s all-new Mac Pro release is now 2019

Apple's all-new Mac Pro won't arrive until 2019, the company has confirmed, the handiwork of a new team focused on the demands of professional users. Long-anticipated by the pro-creatives that have in many cases been vocal with their complaints that Apple's current range overlooks their needs, plenty about the new Mac Pro remains a mystery.

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Microsoft HoloLens 2 will have these big changes

Microsoft HoloLens 2 will have these big changes

Microsoft got a huge lead in the augmented reality, or mixed reality rather, market, showing off how its HoloLens and Windows Holographic, now Windows Mixed Reality, system could prove to be more practical and useful than virtual reality. It may have, however, rested far too long on its laurels and now a big competitor is just around the corner. That is, perhaps, why the tech giant is suddenly picking up the pace for version 2 of its HoloLens hardware, which might make a big departure from its predecessor.

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Google Fuchsia OS demo lets you test the future in your browser

Google Fuchsia OS demo lets you test the future in your browser

Google is known, even notorious, for having so many overlapping projects and moonshots on its plate. Even while both Android and Chrome OS fight for consumers’ affection (and wallets), it is believed to be working on a third wheel. At one point it was nicknamed “Andromeda”, a fusion of the two. Now that third OS is believed to be Fuchsia, which already has a number of code and assets available for developers to pick apart. But if you’re a simple end user, you can use this web-based third-party demo to see what all the fuss is about.

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Intel drops older chips from Spectre patch plans

Intel drops older chips from Spectre patch plans

Intel has backtracked on plans to update its older processors to deal with Spectre, admitting that it's tougher than expected to patch the exploit. The chip-maker has been busy developing hardware and software fixes for Spectre which, along with Meltdown, were found to affect a huge number of processors from Intel and others.

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MSI gaming laptops shatter preconceptions of gaming on the go

MSI gaming laptops shatter preconceptions of gaming on the go

Laptops made for gaming are nothing new but, more often than not, they’re seen as bulky, ugly, and full of compromises made for the sake of mobility. Trying to prove naysayers wrong, MSI has announced a collection of gaming notebooks specifically designed to buck those trends. From the power monster that is the GT75 Titan to the psychedelic GE63 and GE73 Raider RGB to the nearly bezel-less GS65 Stealth Thin, there is a new MSI gaming laptop to meet gamers’ taste in power, design, or both.

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ASUS ROG Zephyrus M uses expanding case for full-power GPU

ASUS ROG Zephyrus M uses expanding case for full-power GPU

ASUS Republic of Gamers is back with a new gaming laptop, the ultraportable Zephyrus M GM501. This model has a slim design with a unique element you won't find in competing models: a hinge that separates a bottom chamber, opening a large gap through which air can pass. This design enables the laptop to retain a slim size while keeping temperatures down, a vitally important aspect of any gaming system.

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Intel Core i9 Mobile: 5 things to know

Intel Core i9 Mobile: 5 things to know

Today is a big day for Intel, with the reveal of its new 8th-generation mobile Core processors. The single biggest announcement of the day came in the form of the new Core i9-8950HK, which is the first Core i9 processor ever made for notebooks. There's a lot of information about these new processors being released all at once, so let's dive into some things you should know.

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