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Lenovo ThinkPad X280 Review

Lenovo ThinkPad X280 Review

One of the best business ultraportable product lines on the market, Lenovo's ThinkPad X Series, was recently updated with a new model: the ThinkPad X280. First introduced during CES 2018, this new model brings the same aesthetic of the ThinkPad X notebooks before it, but with updated hardware and features to match modern needs. As with past models, the X280 isn't cheap, and so it begs the question: is it worth the cost to upgrade?

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The Huawei MateBook X Pro is finally on sale in the US

The Huawei MateBook X Pro is finally on sale in the US

Huawei's MateBook X Pro, the MacBook-rivaling ultraportable notebook that proves the company can make some seriously impressive design, is now available in the US. Announced back at Mobile World Congress, the 13.9-inch notebook gets a 3K resolution touchscreen with minimal bezels, along with a clever way to hide its webcam for both aesthetic and security reasons.

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Acer Spin 3, 5 start Alexa’s notebook debut, more coming

Acer Spin 3, 5 start Alexa’s notebook debut, more coming

HP may have dibs on putting Alexa inside an all-in-one PC, but Acer is making Amazon's highly popular smart assistant mobile. Acer and Alexa doing what Google has been, for months, rumored to be preparing: putting an AI-driven smart assistant inside a notebook computer. With Alexa inside the Acer Spin 3, Spin 5, and, soon Nitro 5 Spin, Amazon's domination of the voice-controlled AI assistant space is nearly complete.

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Snapdragon PC owners get free LTE from Sprint

Snapdragon PC owners get free LTE from Sprint

One of the most promising features of recent PCs running on Qualcomm's Snapdragon processors is Microsoft's "Always Connected" Windows experience. That is, as long as a data connection is available. That's about to become much easier, and cheaper, thanks to a new Sprint promotion that offers free unlimited 4G LTE through the rest of 2018.

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ASUS ZenBook Pro 15 gets Core i9 upgrade and high-end screen

ASUS ZenBook Pro 15 gets Core i9 upgrade and high-end screen

ASUS has quietly launched a new performance laptop, the ASUS ZenBook Pro 15, squeezing a six-core Core i9 processor into a super-slim chassis. Latest of the 15.6-inch notebooks to bear the ZenBook Pro 15 name, the new laptop also finds space - and battery power - for a discrete NVIDIA GPU.

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Flickering Surface Pro 4 owners get replacement 2-in-1 offer

Flickering Surface Pro 4 owners get replacement 2-in-1 offer

The frustrating flickering problem affecting Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 has finally been acknowledged by the company, with the promise of replacement tablets for those affected. The issue with the 2-in-1 began to be noticed more broadly earlier this year, with owners complaining that their Windows computer had begun showing erratic behavior - just outside of the Microsoft warranty.

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Lenovo IdeaPad 330, 330S, and 530S laptops start at $250

Lenovo IdeaPad 330, 330S, and 530S laptops start at $250

It's graduation season - not to mention Mother's Day and Father's Day nearly upon us - and Lenovo thinks the new 2018 IdeaPad range should be your first port of call for a laptop gift. Starting from $249.99, and spanning 14- to 17-inches in size, the IdeaPad 330, 330S, and 530S series include features like USB-C, HDMI ports, and discrete graphics options from NVIDIA, not to mention a rapid-charge battery system that can deliver up to 2hrs from just 15 minutes plugged in.

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One Mix Yoga is a 7-inch Windows 10 convertible

One Mix Yoga is a 7-inch Windows 10 convertible

Portability, next to longevity, is the name of the game these days. If people could do everything conveniently using their smartphones, they would. Size, unfortunately, is often the biggest hurdle and those who work on the go often need a physical keyboard to type on, not to mention a "full OS" like Windows. For these people, something like One Notebook's One Mix might be a dream come true, cramming a full Windows 10 system inside a 7-inch laptop that flips around like a Lenovo Yoga.

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Apple begins 13-inch MacBook Pro battery replacement program

Apple begins 13-inch MacBook Pro battery replacement program

Owners of Apple's latest 13-inch MacBook Pro model will want to take notice of a new servicing program the company launched on Friday: certain models of the laptop qualify for a free battery replacement after Apple discovered an issue that can result in the device's battery to expand, a problem sometimes seen in phones and smartwatches. Fortunately only a small number of MacBook Pros are affected, specifically the 13-inch model without a Touch Bar.

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Samsung Chromebook Pro gets backlit keyboard one year later

Samsung Chromebook Pro gets backlit keyboard one year later

Laptops are made for typing and Chromebooks are really no different, be it traditional, convertible, or even detachable. But typing on the go doesn't always happen in the most favorable conditions and you might find yourself fumbling in the dark for the right keys. So it was terribly baffling when Samsung launched its Chromebook Pro last year without one critical feature: a backlit keyboard. And now just as baffling, Samsung has very silently sneaked in a new Chromebook Pro model that adds exactly that but at an unsurprisingly higher price.

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Atlas 4K Chromebook might also be a detachable

Atlas 4K Chromebook might also be a detachable

Google seems to be pretty busy shaping up Chrome OS to be a bigger threat to its rivals than ever before. After the first Chromebook tablet, the Acer Chromebook Tab 10, came the first detachable Chromebook, the HP Chromebook x2 pictured above. And it seems it's about to get even better. There are hints that Chrome OS' first 4K device, codenamed Atlas, is already in the works and now it seems that it will also be a detachable 2-in-1 as well.

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HP Pavilion lineup brings power for both work and play

HP Pavilion lineup brings power for both work and play

HP's Pavilion brand has always prided itself for offering great performance at great value. However, it has mostly been limited to notebooks and desktops for regular everyday use. In time for the upcoming Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, HP is unveiling a new generation of Pavilion computers, including the completely new Pavilion Gaming line. These powerful computers are not just built for everyday use but also for gaming and work, especially when that work involves content creation.

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