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Purism Librem privacy laptops get a minor upgrade

Purism Librem privacy laptops get a minor upgrade

There is no shortage of calls for electronic devices that respect and protect users’ privacy but there are extremely few that bet their money on it. One such company is Purism, a social purpose corporation (SPC) based in the US that has made a name for itself with its brand of privacy-focused open source laptops three years ago. Knowing that such laptops need not only be open but also functional, the company is announcing version 4 of the Purism Librem laptops with slightly upgraded hardware at the same price tag.

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Acer Predator Triton 900 Hands-on: Flipping out on gaming excess

Acer Predator Triton 900 Hands-on: Flipping out on gaming excess

We got the chance to get up close and personal with the Predator Triton 900 this week at CES 2019. This Acer-made computer brings gaming power with a robust (read: not made just to be thin and light) laptop with a transforming appearance. The display does a flip. Instead of being relegated to one open position, this laptop flips on a hinge and locks in in several different positions, making it an ideal candidate for one serious gamer's mobile-yet-PC gaming rig.

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Acer Swift 7 hands-on: An impossibly thin and lightweight laptop

Acer Swift 7 hands-on: An impossibly thin and lightweight laptop

Acer has introduced an incredibly thin, incredibly light laptop called the Swift 7. This 14-inch ultrabook weighs a mere 1.9lbs and measures less than 1cm thick, the result being a notebook so svelte it scarcely feels real. Despite its slim size, Acer has taken care to make the Swift 7 durable via Gorilla Glass 6 on the display and a magnesium-alloy chassis.

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Acer Predator Triton 500 hands-on: RTX without the size compromise

Acer Predator Triton 500 hands-on: RTX without the size compromise

Shortly before CES 2019 kicked off, Acer unveiled two new gaming laptops in its Predator line: the Triton 900 and the Triton 500. We were able to snag some hands-on time with the more traditional-looking laptop of the two, the Triton 500. Though the Triton 500 may not have the unique design of the 900, it still sounds like it's going to pack quite a punch despite its relatively slim build.

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Lenovo Yoga S940, Yoga A940, Yoga C730, Yoga Mouse bring on the smarts

Lenovo Yoga S940, Yoga A940, Yoga C730, Yoga Mouse bring on the smarts

“Smart” is the buzzword underlying today’s tech products, from smart phones to smart cars to smart homes and even smart cities. It is almost ironic that one of the most powerful devices we have, the PC, is almost getting left behind. At CES 2019, Lenovo is proving that it doesn’t have to be. With the Yoga S940, the company is bringing out its smartest laptop yet and the Yoga A940 makes smart use of all its power and flexibility. But being smart doesn’t just mean AI and the Yoga C730 and Yoga Mouse with Laser Presenter show how you can also be smart about work.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon, X1 Yoga hands-on: Thin, Light, Refreshed

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon, X1 Yoga hands-on: Thin, Light, Refreshed

Lenovo has taken the wraps off its 7th-generation ThinkPad X1 Carbon, as well as the flexible ThinkPad X1 Yoga 4th-gen. Both models represent the latest evolution in Lenovo's ThinkPad ultrabook lineup, each building upon the best parts of the former models with new features, upgraded hardware, and more. Both models are thinner and lighter than any of the iterations before them, and the new X1 Yoga is now offered with an all-aluminum chassis.

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Samsung Notebook 9 Pro, Notebook Flash are opposite extremes

Samsung Notebook 9 Pro, Notebook Flash are opposite extremes

CES is always an auspicious time to announce upcoming computers but most of them seem to be targeted at high-end computing, be it for gaming or production. There are entry-level ones, of course, but a good majority of them run Google’s Chrome OS. At this year’s CES, Samsung is aiming to cover all its bases. From the gaming-oriented Notebook Odyssey to the professional Notebook 9 Pro to the stylish Notebook Flash, Samsung is making sure there’s a Samsung Windows laptop for every need and budget.

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Alienware m17 puts RTX graphics in a lightweight gaming laptop

Alienware m17 puts RTX graphics in a lightweight gaming laptop

Back in October, Alienware unveiled the m15, which it said at the time was the lightest 15-inch gaming laptop it's ever offered. It isn't wasting any time in following that notebook up, announcing the Alienware m17 at CES 2019. Just like the m15 before it, the primary goal of the m17 is to offer gaming-grade hardware in a package that's at least relatively lightweight.

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Huawei MateBook 13 hands-on: MacBook Air rival nails the pricing

Huawei MateBook 13 hands-on: MacBook Air rival nails the pricing

Huawei has added a new ultraportable to its Windows notebook range, with the MateBook 13 promising a middle-ground of portability with performance. Taking on Apple's latest MacBook Air, the MateBook 13 manages to shrink its footprint compared to Cupertino's finest, while simultaneously squeezing in a better screen-to-body ratio.

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ASUS ZenBook, StudioBook, ROG laptops: the CES 2019 roundup

ASUS ZenBook, StudioBook, ROG laptops: the CES 2019 roundup

It’s that time of the year again when anyone and everyone in the tech world try to claim a piece of media attention in Las Vegas. And while it’s really a free for all in terms of consumer electronics, it is almost always an opportune time for computer makers to bring out their new wares. ASUS, of course, isn’t one to pass up that opportunity, and be it for serious work or for gaming, it has just the laptop for you.

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Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model hands-on: RTX 2080, 2070, 2060

Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model hands-on: RTX 2080, 2070, 2060

We took a close-up look at the Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model gaming laptop this week at CES 2019, what with its newly-embedded super-powerful NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20-series GPU under the hood and everything. Each of the newest models announced this week have an 8th-Gen Intel Core i7-8750H 6 core processor under the hood, 16GB dual-channel system memory, and up to 512GB of fast SSD storage. They've got some spiffy new cameras looking at us, too, fully capable of working with Windows Hello IR (infrared) sensing for facial recognition and login.

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Samsung Notebook Odyssey refresh bring gaming notebook up to speed

Samsung Notebook Odyssey refresh bring gaming notebook up to speed

Although Samsung has long been making Windows laptops, it was only in 2017 when it jumped on the gaming laptop market with the Samsung Notebook Odyssey. This was followed a year later by the intimidating Samsung Notebook Odyssey Z. So what's next in line? Why the Samsung Notebook Odyssey, of course! Confusing naming conventions aside, the latest model of Samsung one and only gaming notebook gives the computer the upgrade it needs, just before the next generation of hardware hits the market.

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