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Samsung ATIV Book 9 Pro and Spin: 4K laptop, transformer notebook

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Pro and Spin: 4K laptop, transformer notebook

Samsung has updated their line of ATIV notebooks with a couple of hard-hitting devices made with extremely sharp displays. The ATIV Book 9 Pro works with a 15.6-inch 4K display (that's 3840 x 2160 pixels) with touchscreen abilities. The Samsung ATIV Book 9 Spin works with a 13.3-inch display with QHD+ resolution (that's 3200 x 1800), touchscreen, and the ability to fold back over itself 360-degrees to achieve several display modes. Both machines will run Windows 10 and will be released very soon.

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Compact Zolt Laptop Charger Plus can also charge mobiles

Compact Zolt Laptop Charger Plus can also charge mobiles

While most laptops are slimming down, the power bricks they come with are going the opposite trend. If you're a road warrior who always works on the go, the irony of the situation isn't lost on you. Realizing this problem and seeing the potential market for a solution, Zolt, with funding from Intel Capital, has come out with the Zolt Laptop Charger Plus, a laptop charger whose ultra compact size belies its power. In fact, it is powerful enough to charge two more USB-connected devices at the same time.

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Microsoft Surface Book teardown by iFixit gets lowest repairability score

Microsoft Surface Book teardown by iFixit gets lowest repairability score

Microsoft's latest flagship device, the Surface Book laptop/tablet hybrid, has just been subjected to the iFixit teardown process. The repair experts clearly detail the device's interesting internal components and the unique layout, but they also reveal why the Surface Book is nearly impossible to repair, and should never be attempted by a user. In the end it was given a repairability score of 1 out of 10, just about the lowest there is.

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Google says there’s “no plan to phase out Chrome OS”

Google says there’s “no plan to phase out Chrome OS”

Last week we spoke about when and where it'll make sense for Google to create a wave of Android notebooks. The rumors were that Chrome OS was eventually going to be folded in to Android, and that Chrome OS would no longer exist - sort of. Today Google has taken to their own Google Chrome Blog to say that there's no such plan at the moment. "there’s been some confusion," said Hiroshi Lockheimer, SVP Android, Chrome OS and Chromecast, "about the future of Chrome OS and Chromebooks based on speculation that Chrome OS will be folded into Android."

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5 reasons to hold off until Surface Book version 2

5 reasons to hold off until Surface Book version 2

Around the water cooler, this author is somewhat known for being a fan of Microsoft's Surface Pro, especially since the Surface Pro 3. By then, the advantages far outweighed the drawbacks, which have also become more bearable than in previous iterations. And you could tell that Microsoft has near perfected the design language it wanted. So when it unveiled the Surface Book to much surprise and fanfare, interest and excitement naturally welled up. But after our own up close and personal encounter with one of Microsoft's finest hardware yet, the verdict sadly tips on the "skip for now" side. Here's why.

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Three things to know about the Lenovo Ideapad 100S Chromebook

Three things to know about the Lenovo Ideapad 100S Chromebook

Lenovo's Ideapad 100S Chromebook is a version of its Ideapad 100S that runs Google's Chrome OS operating system rather than Windows 10. In many ways, the two laptops are the same, but Chromebooks and Windows PCs have some fundamental differences and so not everything is identical. We recently gave the Chromebook version a quick review, and while you should check it out, we're also back with three primary highlights.

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Android will battle OS X and Windows: here’s why

Android will battle OS X and Windows: here’s why

Google's Android operating system won't just be for the "mobile" environment forever. Google's Chrome OS hasn't been a failure outright - but eventually it won't be necessary for the company to distribute. Google's latest hardware reveal, the tablet-with-keyboard Pixel C, is proof positive that Google isn't afraid to treat Android like a desktop operating system. With rumors running rampant this week (for the millionth time in the past several years) that Chrome OS will fold into Android soon, I can't help but think that Microsoft and Apple should be on the lookout.

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New Lenovo YOGA 700 targets movers and makers on a budget

New Lenovo YOGA 700 targets movers and makers on a budget

With both Microsoft's Windows 10 and Intel's 6th gen Core processors, a.k.a. "Skylake", the time is ripe for manufacturers to show their latest wears touting a combination of those two new technologies. In fact, some already did. Lenovo itself even outed the Lenovo YOGA 900 and the ridiculously huge YOGA 900 Home just recently. Now, however, it's getting a bit down to earth and down the trenches with a more affordable YOGA 700 line that's designed for portability and productivity without burning a hole through your pocket.

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Review: Lenovo Ideapad 100S Chromebook

Review: Lenovo Ideapad 100S Chromebook

We recently reviewed Lenovo's Ideapad 100S, an inexpensive Windows 10 laptop with enough power for everyday use and moderate battery life. The laptop is ideal for many users, such as students and casual web surfers, but Windows 10 isn't everyone's cup of tea, and so Lenovo has a second, similar laptop: the Ideapad 100S Chromebook. As expected, the two laptops are very similar, but bring with them some of their own unique aspects, the details of which we have in our latest full SlashGear review.

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TarDisk Pear uses your MacBook’s SD card slot to create a Fusion Drive

TarDisk Pear uses your MacBook’s SD card slot to create a Fusion Drive

What happens when you run out of space on your hard drive? Sure, you can start purging old files and unneeded programs, but that will only get you so far. The other option is to add a second drive, or simply replace it. Replacing an entire drive can be a lot of work, what with copying everything over, and getting your computer set back up the way you like it, and few laptops allow a second drive. Well, if you're a MacBook owner, there's a new option at your disposal.

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Surface Pro 4, Surface Book launch with MacBook migration guide

Surface Pro 4, Surface Book launch with MacBook migration guide

After three weeks of waiting, Microsoft has finally opened the doors to its latest and hottest Windows 10 computers. Now we will really see whether the initial interest that surrounded the Surface Pro 4 and the Surface Book will translate into sales. Now we will also see if these two tablet/laptop hybrids will really match the expectation that Microsoft has build up for them. But Microsoft isn't just content with selling these devices to new owners. It also wants to reel in MacBook refugees by providing a migration guide for them.

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Three things to know about Lenovo’s Ideapad 100S

Three things to know about Lenovo’s Ideapad 100S

Lenovo's Ideapad 100S is small, cheap and just right (for many users). We recently reviewed it in full, and you'll have to check out that full review to get all of the details. Following that, though, we're back with a trio of notable highlights to get you started; things you should know if you're considering grabbing one of these budget laptops.

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