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HP Spectre Folio Review: A classy leather 2-in-1 ultrabook

HP Spectre Folio Review: A classy leather 2-in-1 ultrabook

If you've seen one laptop, you've seen them all, or so it seems. HP has challenged that notion with a new take on laptop design, eschewing metal and plastic lids, visible hinges, and port-lined edges for something completely different: a large, premium leather portfolio. The Spectre Folio catches the eye immediately, prompting questions like, "What the heck is that?" It's hard not to like the luxurious, classy design, but what does the 2-in-1 offer beyond a pretty shell?

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The Best of 2018: Personal Computing Edition

The Best of 2018: Personal Computing Edition

What is a computer? What is a PC for that matter? No, we’re not going to to get dragged into that rabbit hole. Not today. Today, we’ll be looking into the best computers for consumers (sorry enterprise folks) that let them get their jobs done and then some. From hulking all-in-ones to gaming laptops to tiny computers, Here are this year’s creme a la creme to get for yourself or your family as soon as the prices start falling down for the holiday season.

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iPad Pro vs Surface Go: will the real computer please stand up

iPad Pro vs Surface Go: will the real computer please stand up

What is a computer? Apple asked this soul-searching when it launched the iPad Pro line. Since then, arguments have been thrown back and forth for and against the iPad as a laptop replacement. Then along came the Microsoft Surface Go, calling attention to itself, shouting that it's a real computer. With the holiday shopping period fast approaching both companies have stepped up the rhetoric and the marketing. Which leaves us wondering which is really the real computer?

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GPD MicroPC focuses on IT pros consumer

GPD MicroPC focuses on IT pros consumer

There seems to be an ironic trend in computing these days where phones are getting larger and PCs, specifically laptops, are getting smaller. Of course, the latter can only go so far but some companies, especially Chinese ones, dare to take things to the extreme. GPD is one of those that has had a relatively successful run with reviving pocket PCs and palmtops. Perhaps seeing another niche market it can address (and profit from), GPD is creating yet another tiny laptop, this time with a rugged personality aimed at network and system administrators.

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Samsung Notebook 9 Pen pairs S Pen with an all-metal 2-in-1

Samsung Notebook 9 Pen pairs S Pen with an all-metal 2-in-1

Samsung has a new pen-enabled 2-in-1 laptop, the Samsung Notebook 9 Pen, promising performance and even a standalone GPU option in a sleek, all-metal design. Two versions of the notebook will be offered, the Notebook 9 Pen 13 with a 13.3-inch display, and the Notebook 9 Pen 15, which kicks things up to a 15-inch display with an NVIDIA graphics chip.

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LG gram 17, gram 2-in-1 take lightweight brand to new places

LG gram 17, gram 2-in-1 take lightweight brand to new places

Just as an earlier leak indicated, LG is expanding its once famous “LG gram” line of laptops and taking it places no gram has gone before. Meaning, just like what that same leak suggested, they are taking on not just new forms but new weights as well. Whether that actually breaks the deal, only consumers will be able to decide. Suffice it to say, the LG gram 17 and 14-inch LG gram 2-in-1 are not your average grams.

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Can charging my phone under my pillow cause a fire?

Can charging my phone under my pillow cause a fire?

Today we're going to have a chat about the various different places where charging your smartphone can cause a fire. Spoiler alert: fires can happen almost anywhere there's oxygen, and the vast majority of the time there's a fire involving a smartphone, it's due to shoddy equipment. Not only can your phone start on fire, your bed, your pillow, and your head can start on fire, too.

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The 5 big Snapdragon 8cx details to get you up to speed

The 5 big Snapdragon 8cx details to get you up to speed

Qualcomm may be ramping up for its Snapdragon 855 to show up pretty much across the board in Android flagship phones next year, but the new Snapdragon 8cx for Windows on Arm notebooks is arguably more exciting. The new flagship chipset aims to deliver laptops and 2-in-1s that last for multiple days, are always-connected, and are significantly more portable than rivals using Intel and AMD silicon. Read on for five things you need to know.

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Snapdragon 8cx hands-on: Windows on Arm gets serious

Snapdragon 8cx hands-on: Windows on Arm gets serious

What can you expect from "the most extreme Snapdragon" ever to be found in a notebook? Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8cx reference designs may not stand out at first glance - think sober Lenovo Yoga-esque convertibles, fanless and unobtrusive with their metallic grey casings - but make no mistake, this is a big deal in connected, ultra mobile computing.

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Qualcomm is oddly coy on 5G and product for its new Windows chip

Qualcomm is oddly coy on 5G and product for its new Windows chip

If there are two things missing from Qualcomm's big Snapdragon 8cx announcement today, it's 5G and actual hardware. The chip-maker has been talking up fifth-generation networks all week at its Snapdragon Summit 2018, making it a key pillar of the Snapdragon 855 mobile processor which will start showing up in smartphones early in the new year. It's also had hardware partners on-stage to talk launch plans.

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Razer Blade Stealth 2018 gets GeForce MX150 in crisp redesign

Razer Blade Stealth 2018 gets GeForce MX150 in crisp redesign

There's a new Razer Blade Stealth laptop in town, and the 13-inch ultraportable is getting more stylish, more pixel-packed, and a lot more flexible. Now available in both 4K and 1080p form, with a choice of touchscreen or matte-finish panels, the newest addition to the Blade family also promises up to 13 hours of battery life and the option of discrete NVIDIA graphics.

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LG Gram to expand forms, get heavier

LG Gram to expand forms, get heavier

Some words have started to become meaningless in the tech industry. “Unlimited” has become “unlimited but” and “yoga” is no longer associated with extreme flexibility. Soon, LG might also be joining that trend and redefine “gram” to be heavier than what it means. Because while the latest tip brings the good news of new form factors and sizes, it also brings the unfortunate cost of such an expansion.

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