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ASUS ROG Zephyrus S is oddly thin: Here’s why

ASUS ROG Zephyrus S is oddly thin: Here’s why

After revealing the Republic of Gamers Strix SCAR II yesterday, ASUS is back with another ROG-branded gaming laptop. This one, however, is a little strange. ROG is calling the Zephyrus S (GX531) the "world's slimmest gaming laptop," and while its overall thickness is certainly impressive (14.95-15.75mm), some interesting changes needed to be made in order to make sure everything is cooled properly.

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ARM Laptops won’t sell without this important change

ARM Laptops won’t sell without this important change

At SIGGRAPH, Intel tried to sway the attention of the graphically inclined away from NVIDIA’s ray-tracing debut towards it’s upcoming discrete graphics card. That, however, won’t be coming until 2020. But while Intel will be busy fending off AMD and NVIDIA in that arena, it might also be busy fighting another battle that year. 2020 is also when ARM will make its big laptop play to take on both Intel and AMD. But its venture might fall flat on its face unless something important changes within that two-year wait.

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Notebooks are about to get interesting again

Notebooks are about to get interesting again

There's an ebb and flow to every segment in tech, and it looks like notebooks and 2-in-1s are about to get very interesting again. Just as smartphone fans are bemoaning the relatively humdrum pace of development in handsets, now come signs of acceleration in larger mobile devices. That could mean a big shake-up for what's inside your next notebook.

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ASUS ROG Strix SCAR II packs a big display into a small package

ASUS ROG Strix SCAR II packs a big display into a small package

ASUS Republic of Gamers has announced a new gaming laptop, and this one has an interesting angle to it. Though the ASUS ROG Strix SCAR II (GL704) boasts a 17.3-inch display, ROG says that it's managed to pack that into a 15.7-inch chassis. The idea, of course, is to offer a big display with a smaller footprint than what would usually be required.

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Arm’s 2020 roadmap throws down the gauntlet to Intel in laptops

Arm’s 2020 roadmap throws down the gauntlet to Intel in laptops

Arm is laying down the gauntlet to Intel, revealing a roadmap of chips that it thinks can oust the Core i5 from your laptop. The chip designer is best known for its mobile CPUs, the architecture of which dominates the smartphone chip world. However, Arm also has ambitions to be a player in larger devices.

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Mission Workshop The Spec sleeve keeps your laptop safe and comfy

Mission Workshop The Spec sleeve keeps your laptop safe and comfy

Many modern workers, especially the so-called "knowledge workers", carry around a PC laptop or MacBook with them every day. Few probably consider how they’re carrying those in their bags until it’s too late. While there is no shortage of laptop bags, cases, and sleeves in the market, few can boast of being exquisitely designed in addition to being protective. One of those few is The Spec from Mission Workshop, created to fit inside most of the company’s beautiful yet rugged bags or even by its lonesome self.

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Chromebooks dual-booting Windows 10 is a terrible idea

Chromebooks dual-booting Windows 10 is a terrible idea

After years of being ignored, if not ridiculed, Chromebooks are slowly becoming more interesting and more appealing. Chrome OS, combined with Android and Linux, is transforming into a platform that can make both Microsoft and Apple worry. All of that, however, might be for naught. Because come October, Chromebooks might be declared dead or at least on their way to becoming pointless. And that will be thanks to an admittedly appealing feature that will be introduced by none other than Google itself.

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Chromebook “cheza” to have large 3:2 detachable screen

Chromebook “cheza” to have large 3:2 detachable screen

Once largely panned for being glorified browsers in netbook clothing, Chromebooks are becoming one of the most interesting devices in the computing market today. On the software front, you have Android and Linux apps and, just maybe, even Windows 10 dual booting. On the hardware side, you’re getting new form factors that are threatening to make Android tablets obsolete. There are still some new Chromebooks on the way, including the first one powered by Qualcomm’s latest processor and may come with a large, square-ish detachable design.

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MSI’s Core i9 mobile workstation proves power needn’t be ugly

MSI’s Core i9 mobile workstation proves power needn’t be ugly

MSI brought a number of new products to Siggraph this year, but unquestionably the star of its lineup is the WS65 mobile workstation. If you've used MSI's GS65 Stealth Twin, then this new laptop will probably look familiar, as the company has outfitted it with a similar black chassis. While the laptop certainly looks sleek, it's what's on the inside that really makes it earn its "workstation" designation.

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ThinkPad P72 workstation is a powerhouse laptop for pros

ThinkPad P72 workstation is a powerhouse laptop for pros

Joining the newly announced ThinkPad P1 mobile workstation is Lenovo's new P72, a workstation laptop offering massive storage capacity options alongside top-tier hardware. Though this model isn't as light or thin as the svelte P1 model, the new ThinkPad P72 offers a huge 17.3-inch 4K display, as well as a full keyboard with a numpad and a slew of ISV certifications.

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ASUS ZenBook 13 UX331UA ultrabook for travelers now available

ASUS ZenBook 13 UX331UA ultrabook for travelers now available

ASUS has announced the availability of its new ZenBook 13 model UX331UA. This ultrabook is the latest addition to the ZenBook 13 Series, one targeting travelers and others who need a very light, thin laptop. Despite the slim size, ASUS says this ZenBook 13 model has all-day battery life coupled with fast charging technology; with it, the battery can increase from 0% to 60% charge in 49 minutes.

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Surface Go review round-up: No clean sweep for Microsoft

Surface Go review round-up: No clean sweep for Microsoft

The newly launched Microsoft Surface Go promises the Surface experience in a cheaper ultra-portable package. The first batch of Surface Go preorders are shipping out today and reviews are rolling in. What do the experts have to say about Microsoft's Surface product for the masses? A little bit of everything, complimenting the device's portability and style while uniformly complaining about one big issue.

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