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Surface Pro $200 price cut celebrates 2-in-1’s 5th birthday

Surface Pro $200 price cut celebrates 2-in-1’s 5th birthday

It's the fifth anniversary of the Surface Pro, and Microsoft is marking the occasion with a $200 price cut, though only if you act fast. The President's Day Surface Pro deal will run from February 17th through to February 19th, bringing the cost of the 2-in-1 down to as little as $799.

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Samsung Notebook 9 and 7 Spin release and pricing details confirmed

Samsung Notebook 9 and 7 Spin release and pricing details confirmed

Back during the lead up to CES 2018, Samsung made a quite few new notebook announcements. At the time, the company shared information about specifications and features, but failed to announce release dates and pricing for them. Today, that all changes, as Samsung has revealed when we can expect the new entries in the Notebook 9 line and the 2018 Notebook 7 Spin, along with how much they'll cost.

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Lenovo Legion Y720 Review

Lenovo Legion Y720 Review

As someone who primarily games on PC, my advice to anyone who’s looking to get into PC gaming is usually going to be to build their own. Up until recently, I would have written that my advice would be to always go the custom build route, but thanks to that thorn in the side of the gaming enthusiast known as cryptocurrency mining, that may not be entirely realistic for a while. In turn, this makes buying pre-built PCs a better proposition than it usually is, and there are plenty of manufacturers ready and waiting to fill the gaps. Lenovo is once such manufacturer, with its Y720 offering solid mid-to-high-range hardware in a mobile package.

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Portability versus Productivity: finding the perfect size

Portability versus Productivity: finding the perfect size

There is a wide range of mobile computing devices available in the market today, from smartphones to laptops, and there is as much variety in the sizes they come in. In fact, there might be too much choice that trying to decide which ones to buy can be pretty paralyzing. With most of the specs being equal, it sometimes comes down to finding the right size to match your need. So how do you know if the size right? It really boils down to two choices, and sadly, with our current technologies, we can only choose one.

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Review: Lenovo YOGA 920

Review: Lenovo YOGA 920

Lenovo is back with one of its most attractive laptops to date, the YOGA 920. This model is slim, lightweight, with a design nearing luxury. The YOGA 920 isn't just a pretty face, though, as Lenovo has packed some of the latest and greatest Intel hardware into this flexible notebook. How does it compare to other ultrabooks? Read on to find out!

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Panasonic Toughbook CF-20 Mark 2 comes with a second battery

Panasonic Toughbook CF-20 Mark 2 comes with a second battery

Durable and long-lasting. Those might be the two traits that many users probably wished their laptops had. Sadly, those two seem to also be antithetical to the trend of laptop design. Not unless your laptop is the new Panasonic Toughbook CF-20 Mark 2. Sounding like something straight off a sci-fi world, the company’s latest rugged mobile computer steps up from its predecessor in more ways than one, including whopping 17-hour battery life laptop users would kill to have. Not literally, of course.

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VAIO S TruePerformance laptops fend off thermal throttling

VAIO S TruePerformance laptops fend off thermal throttling

Throttling has seemingly become a more mainstream and even thornier topic as more and more users become aware of the ways their devices might not be performing at their best. Sadly, throttling is also the unavoidable consequence of physics that can’t be easily overcome by our current level of technology and knowledge. That, however, isn’t stopping companies from trying, or at least from advertising their success. VAIO has just announced a new generation of its VAIO S laptops that boast of one special feat: higher performance over a longer period of time.

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Lenovo X1 Carbon 5th-gen recalled over fire risk: a screw is to blame

Lenovo X1 Carbon 5th-gen recalled over fire risk: a screw is to blame

Lenovo is recalling its excellent X1 Carbon laptop, the reason being a screw that could potentially result in a fire. The recall announcement was made by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, which posted details on the issue today. According to the CPSC, an "unfastened screw" may cause battery damage that results in it overheating, which could then trigger a fire.

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Surface Pro 4 flickering screen problem remains unsolved

Surface Pro 4 flickering screen problem remains unsolved

Apple and Samsung may be undergoing scrutiny for alleged planned obsolescence of their phones, but Microsoft may also have such a thing in place. Of course, that might just be a conspiracy theory, but the Surface Pro 4 has suddenly started behaving erratically after its warranty has expired, which happened to the Surface Pro 3 as well but for a different problem. Whatever the case may be, Surface Pro 4 owners are up in arms over Microsoft’s lack of response on the screen flickering and shaking issues that have made the 2-in-1 tablet practically unusable.

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Apple’s Touch Bar needs to grow up

Apple’s Touch Bar needs to grow up

Apple’s biggest changes to its MacBook range in 2018 may be focused on overhauling the processors inside its notebooks, but it’s making the most of one of its most misunderstood features that I really hope changes this year. I was one of what seemed like only a few people - outside of Apple, at least - upbeat about the Touch Bar when it first arrived on the MacBook Pro in 2016, though even then it was clear there was room for improvement. Apple’s concept of a contextually changing array of shortcuts placed within easier reach of your hands on the keyboard had potential, but its first implementation felt cautiously tentative.

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New Surface Book 2 released with cheaper price

New Surface Book 2 released with cheaper price

Microsoft is filling in the gaps for buyers on a budget still wanting some Surface style today, with a new, cheaper Surface Book 2 joining the line-up. It follows in the footsteps of the new Surface Laptop that Microsoft also announced this morning, trimming specs to hit a more affordable price-point.

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Dell Chromebook 5190 offers 13hr battery and USB-C

Dell Chromebook 5190 offers 13hr battery and USB-C

It's been a good week for Chrome OS, with Dell adding a new notebook running Google's platform, the Dell Chromebook 5190, to its line-up. Targeting classrooms and students at home, the new Chromebook 5000 series includes both regular clamshell laptop form-factors and a 2-in-1 convertible with 360-degree hinges.

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