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Review: Lenovo Ideapad 100S – a budget Windows 10 laptop

Review: Lenovo Ideapad 100S – a budget Windows 10 laptop

Laptops are no longer a financial burden — the market is full of inexpensive notebooks, many of which cost less than a mid-tier smartphone. These machines are usually targeted at students, kids, casual users, and those in need of a secondary laptop, one they’re willing to risk carrying at the subway or checking in at the airport. Lenovo’s newest Ideapad, the Ideapad 100S, is exactly that type of machine, hitting all the right marks: lightweight, small, cheap, and loaded and with Windows 10.

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Microsoft’s clever hot-swap Surface Book graphics now cheaper

Microsoft’s clever hot-swap Surface Book graphics now cheaper

Ford may have popularized "any color you want as long as it's black," but Microsoft is taking a far more flexible approach to Surface Book sales. Though shipments of the convertible notebook-tablet hybrid aren't expected to begin until Monday, the company has quietly added a new configuration seemingly targeted at those with more ambitious graphical demands but a tighter budget.

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Surface Pro 4 Review

Surface Pro 4 Review

It's probably fair to describe the Surface Pro 4 as an evolutionary update over its predecessor. That's not to say the improvements, collectively, aren't impressive: more of the same, or similar, is no bad thing when you're talking about a tablet that in its several generations has built a loyal following.

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Microsoft Surface Book Review

Microsoft Surface Book Review

Microsoft told us everything we thought we needed to know about the Surface Book as a laptop, and then turned that on its head with its detachable tablet. It was showmanship worthy of an Apple event, instantly overshadowing the Surface Pro 4 and causing a few MacBook Pro owners to glance at their notebooks with new eyes. Now, though, with the secret out, does the reality of Microsoft's first laptop live up to the initial surprise?

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MSI GS40 Phantom wants the lightest Skylake gaming laptop title

MSI GS40 Phantom wants the lightest Skylake gaming laptop title

Gaming laptops are nothing new. They've been around ever since chip makers have been able to cram more adequate graphics chips inside smaller spaces. But in exchange for all the power required for decent gaming on the go, these laptops are usually hulking masses compared to more lithe work notebooks. MSI says it doesn't have to be so, which is why it has unveiled the sixth generation GS40 Phantom gaming laptop with the latest Intel Skylake, which it claims is the thinnest and lightest of its kind.

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Lenovo YOGA 900 hands-on

Lenovo YOGA 900 hands-on

Clever hinges are in fashion this month, but Lenovo is more confident than most that it has the right way to flip a convertible notebook 360-degrees with the YOGA 900. The latest iteration of the form-factor switching ultraportable, as well as an Intel Skylake upgrade the 1.29kg convertible promises more touchscreen stability as well as greater runtime.

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Lenovo YOGA 900 packs Skylake power in super-thin convertible

Lenovo YOGA 900 packs Skylake power in super-thin convertible

Lenovo has given its eye-catching watchband hinge another outing, with the YOGA 900 offering skinny Windows 10 convertible tableteering with Intel Skylake power. The new notebook - the 13.3-inch touchscreen of which rotates around to turn it into a slate - has a choice of 6th-gen Core i5 and i7 processors, up to 512GB of SSD storage, and up to 16GB of RAM.

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Maingear Announces Powerful NOMAD 15 Gaming Laptop

Maingear Announces Powerful NOMAD 15 Gaming Laptop

When you want to play PC games, you really have two choices: Either you play on your desktop, or you sacrifice quality for portability. But what if you didn't have to choose between these two things? That's exactly what Maingear is aiming for with their new NOMAD 15 gaming laptop.

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Microsoft Surface Book has an even higher spec 1TB model

Microsoft Surface Book has an even higher spec 1TB model

If you thought that the Microsoft Surface Book's $2,699 is already a big joke, better think again. It seems that Microsoft doesn't mind going all out, at least as far as the price tag is concerned. At the product page for its first, most high profile, and most controversial laptop, Microsoft reveals an option that takes the high end Surface Book and jams a 1 TB SSD, yes solid state drive, inside. Of course, you probably shouldn't be surprised that it costs $3,199.00, a $500 price jump.

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HP, 3M team up for laptops with built-in privacy screens

HP, 3M team up for laptops with built-in privacy screens

HP and 3M have partnered to produce business laptops with built-in privacy screens, the same sort of screens used at banks, hotels and other businesses to keep the contents on a monitor away from nosy people. These screens are available to purchase as independent items, but must be cut to fit an existing laptop’s display (or, perhaps, taped if you’re not concerned about style).

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Surface Book pre-orders sell out on Microsoft Store

Surface Book pre-orders sell out on Microsoft Store

There's no doubt that the Surface Book was the most exciting device Microsoft announced last week. The laptop/tablet hybrid features a 13.5-inch display that can be detached and used separately from the keyboard, and is easily one of the most interesting pieces of hardware Microsoft has produced in some time. While the device certainly generated a lot of buzz online, it also seems to have struck a chord with consumers, as pre-orders of every version of the Surface Book are now sold out on Microsoft’s online store.

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Toshibal Satellite Radius 12 convertible laptop flaunts 4K

Toshibal Satellite Radius 12 convertible laptop flaunts 4K

Following the announcement of what Microsoft is calling a "digital notebook" (that is, not a Surface Pro clone), Toshiba is also unveiling its new Satellite Radius 12 convertible laptop. While such laptops aren't exactly rare these days, the Satellite Radius 12 boasts of a specific combination that Toshiba claims is a world's first. To be precise it is the first Windows 10 12..5-inch convertible laptop that boasts of an Ultra High Def resolution of 4K pixels. And the icing on top is a parade of names from some of the most respected brands in visual and audio technology.

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