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Surface Book 2 Review (15-inch): The MacBook Pro eater

Surface Book 2 Review (15-inch): The MacBook Pro eater

If you were crafting a recipe for the perfect performance notebook, the Surface Book 2 15-inch wouldn't be a bad place to start. Microsoft's move to "lead by example" in Windows 10 laptops still wows, with its detachable screen and crisp, premium hardware, even two years after its original debut. Still, for all its battery life and design cred, the Surface Book wasn't perfect. Embracing USB-C, a larger 15-inch screen, and some of the beefiest specifications this side of a gaming PC, the Surface Book 2 sets out to give Apple some nightmares.

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Chuwi SurBook Review

Chuwi SurBook Review

Not too long ago, Microsoft was rumored to be close to retiring the Surface Pro line of 2-in-1 tablets. Although the company denied it, it hasn’t exactly given hard evidence to the contrary either. Fortunately, the basic idea of a Windows tablet that also functions as a laptop as well as a digital canvas has become so popular that OEMs are more than happy to continue its legacy, from giants like HP and Dell to upstarts like Chuwi. The company has just recently shipped the Chuwi SurBook, the product of a very successful Indiegogo run, and we take a hard look at how this Surface Pro-alike fares in the real world.

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Surface Book 2 pre-order has begun

Surface Book 2 pre-order has begun

It has mostly been all about smartphones these past months, but Microsoft, unsurprisingly, still doesn’t have one. Instead, it has chosen to focus on its Surface line of portable computers instead, despite how analysts and observers are claiming they are on the way out. Just last month, it unveiled the Surface Book 2, which was thought would actually never come to pass. Now it is doing one better, by making the souped-up 2-in-1 laptop available for pre-order, promising that it isn’t an empty promise at all.

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Surface Pro with LTE Advanced is here, for business customers

Surface Pro with LTE Advanced is here, for business customers

The Surface line of 2-in-1 tablets have changed over the years, but two things have remained constant: it’s hinge design and its lack of cellular connectivity. One of those changes today as Microsoft finally announces the launch of is long-awaited LTE-enabled Surface Pro model. In fact, it actually comes with LTE Advanced, a.k.a. LTE-A. But before you go scrambling for your credit card, you should probably know two things. One, it won’t be available until December. Two, Microsoft is aiming it at its business customers only for now.

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Chuwi CoreBook grows out of its Surface roots

Chuwi CoreBook grows out of its Surface roots

Chuwi has quite a number of tablets and laptops, and some of them might easily be accused of aping designs from Microsoft and Apple. Its latest success story, the SurBook, and the upcoming SurBook Mini, all too easily call to mind Microsoft’s Surface line in both name and form. Coming on its heels, however, is a new CoreBook 2-in-1, soon to appear on Indiegogo, that not only learns from hard-earned lessons but also dares to break free of the shackles of the familiar past.

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Lenovo YOGA 720 15″ Review: a sleek but heavy Windows laptop

Lenovo YOGA 720 15″ Review: a sleek but heavy Windows laptop

This year has brought one of the most beautiful and capable Lenovo YOGA laptops we've seen so far: the YOGA 720. This laptop -- the 15" version, in this case -- sports a sleek all-metal body alongside an Ultra HD glossy display, powerful graphics, and an excellent keyboard. Like other YOGA models, the 720 is also flexible, able to fully transform into a 'tablet' or sit at any angle between. What's not to like?

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Lenovo ThinkPad 25 Review : Back to the Future

Lenovo ThinkPad 25 Review : Back to the Future

The ThinkPad 25 from Lenovo is an extreme rarity in today's world of electronics constantly on the cusp. The ThinkPad 25 is wish fulfillment for fans of the original, made real again here in 2017 with newer more powerful technology to compete with the rest of the real world of laptops for work and play. Now we've got to decide whether we're living dream, or just plain dreaming.

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Chuwi SurBook Mini to fill the Surface-shaped hole in your heart

Chuwi SurBook Mini to fill the Surface-shaped hole in your heart

There were rumors that Microsoft would soon be axing the Surface line, which were debunked by the unveiling of the Surface Book 2. But for one line of Surface devices, the end came quite some time ago. The non-Pro Surface 2-in-1 tablet never got a version 4, even while the Surface Pro now has its 5th “not Surface Pro 5” generation. It’s unlikely Microsoft will ever go down that road ever again, but if you’re really looking for Surface 3 successor, then you might want to consider Chuwi’s SurBook successor, the unsurprisingly named SurBook Mini.

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Gigabyte Aorus X9 gaming laptop packs two GTX 1070 GPUs

Gigabyte Aorus X9 gaming laptop packs two GTX 1070 GPUs

Gigabyte has announced the Aorus X9, a gaming laptop with a pair of NVIDIA GTX 1070 GPUs, as well as a 7th-generation Intel processor and up to 64GB of DDR4-2400 RAM. This Gigabyte model packs a massive high-resolution display, as we'd expect from a powerful gaming laptop, plus a keyboard stylized by RGB backlights. The Aorus X9 doesn't come cheap with a starting price of nearly $1750.

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HP ZBook x2 crams a workstation in 2-in-one form

HP ZBook x2 crams a workstation in 2-in-one form

Microsoft may have just unveiled not one but two new Surface Book 2s, but it’s hardly the only detachable PC game in town anymore. Other OEMs have already followed suit. HP, for example, already has the Elite x2 and the Spectre x2. So what’s the harm in adding one more? While differentiation is usually a concern, it’s no problem for the new HP ZBook x2. That’s because unlike any other 2-in-1 detachable PC in the market, HP boasts that all the power you need is packed inside the tablet half of the contraption.

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2017 Razer Blade Stealth and Core V2 detailed

2017 Razer Blade Stealth and Core V2 detailed

Gaming notebook fans were sent some news this morning from one of the most gaming-centric companies in the world: Razer. This included details on the next Razer Blade Stealth as well as the Razer Core V2. The Razer Blade Stealth 2017 is a quad-core variant of the original, coming this time with an 8th-gen Intel Core i7-8550U processor and extended battery life.

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Surface Book 2 hands-on: 13.5″ and 15″ take fight to Apple

Surface Book 2 hands-on: 13.5″ and 15″ take fight to Apple

Microsoft has just unveiled the Surface Book 2, and it's pulling no punches as it targets Apple's MacBook Pro. Packing new processors for as much as twice the power of Apple's flagship notebooks, there's now not just one 2-in-1 but two. Joining the existing 13.5-inch model is a brand new 15-inch Surface Book 2.

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