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Apple admits MacBook Pro keyboard issue with repair program

Apple admits MacBook Pro keyboard issue with repair program

MacBook Pro and MacBook owners with sticky or unresponsive butterfly keys will get free repairs, Apple has quietly confirmed today. The new Keyboard Service Program for MacBook and MacBook Pro is Apple's first real acknowledgement that some of the low-profile keyboards on its latest notebooks haven't been quite as successful as initially promised.

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Lenovo ThinkPad P52 is a VR-friendly 15-inch beast

Lenovo ThinkPad P52 is a VR-friendly 15-inch beast

Lenovo has a new VR-Ready certified notebook, and while the ThinkPad P52 mobile workstation may not look much different from its ThinkPad siblings, there's a whole lot going on under the hood. The 15-inch notebook is targeted at mobile workers who need more GPU grunt for their everyday tasks, including AR and VR content creation.

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Lenovo Yoga Book 2 previews E Ink keyboard

Lenovo Yoga Book 2 previews E Ink keyboard

Lenovo has a second-generation Yoga Book 2 coming later in the year, the company has teased, and chip partner Intel may have given us a big preview with its Tiger Rapids reference design. Revealed at Computex 2018 this week, the dual-screen ultraportable is Intel's vision of what its new 8th Generation Core processor can do when paired with both traditional displays and E Ink panels.

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ASUS Project Precog concept takes trends to ridiculous heights

ASUS Project Precog concept takes trends to ridiculous heights

ASUS has just driven two of the tech and mobile market’s largest hype trains and made them collide with each other. From a different angle, you could say the ASUS Project Precog computer did what Lenovo was perhaps hesitant to do. The device, in a nutshell, is a dual-screen, not exactly foldable, laptop. But more than just having more screens than any laptop, ASUS wants you to know that Precog is also smarter than any laptop you’ll find in the market.

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ASUS ZenBook Pro 15 and ScreenPad put a twist to multitasking

ASUS ZenBook Pro 15 and ScreenPad put a twist to multitasking

Productivity gurus these days may frown upon multitasking but computers are just built for that purpose. And given the trend these days, humans are heading down that road, for better or worse. Perhaps those same productivity gurus will frown upon ASUS’ new ZenBook Pro 15 and ZenBook Pro 14 for that same reason. These already powerful laptops are made even more powerful by a 5.5-inch Full HD ScreenPad masquerading as its touchpad. And this “second display” is made for one thing and one thing alone: help you be more efficient by letting you do more things at the same time.

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Arm reveals 2019 chip tech to oust Intel from ultraportables

Arm reveals 2019 chip tech to oust Intel from ultraportables

Mobile chip-maker Arm has unveiled a new set of high-end processor tech, targeting laptops, premium smartphones, and AR/VR devices as it cranks up the pressure on Intel and AMD. Although Arm chips may have traditionally been associated with smartphones, the company is pitching its new line-up at larger hardware as notebook buyers begin to demand always-on connectivity and all-day battery life.

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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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