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ASUS ROG goes insane with nine laptop reveals at IFA 2017

ASUS ROG goes insane with nine laptop reveals at IFA 2017

We're used to manufacturers going all out with new reveals at big tech shows like CES and IFA, but for IFA 2017, ASUS Republic of Gamers has taken things a few steps further. Today ROG revealed a whopping nine new gaming laptops during the show, giving us a brief overview of each one. There are obviously a few laptops leading the pack, but each one is worth checking out if you happen to be in the market for a new gaming laptop.

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Acer Switch 7 Black Edition boasts fanless design with GeForce graphics

Acer Switch 7 Black Edition boasts fanless design with GeForce graphics

Amongst all of Acer's IFA 2017 announcements comes the Switch 7 Black Edition, a 2-in-1 detachable laptop with a slim build and what the company calls a world's first: a fanless design despite having discrete graphics. Such an achievement is thanks to Acer Dual LiquidLoop cooling tech, which keeps the Black Edition from overheating despite the lack of a fan. There's a lot to like about this model, not the least of which is its NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics.

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OMEN X Laptop is HP’s first overclockable portable gaming rig

OMEN X Laptop is HP’s first overclockable portable gaming rig

There’s only so much you can change in a laptop, given its more or less fixed design. But while you can’t swap out processors and graphics cards, you can at least push them to their limits. Overclocking is common fare for gamers, but it is only recently that gaming laptops have started to embrace the practice. Jumping on that trend, HP is announcing the OMEN X Laptop, part of its new brand of gaming computers. But more than an already powerful laptop out of the box, this devil dares you to overclock it til it can give no more.

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ASUS VivoBook W202 laptop joins the Windows 10 S stable

ASUS VivoBook W202 laptop joins the Windows 10 S stable

It’s back to school time, which means that for some students or their parents, it’s also time to invest in a new, or their first, school laptop. Taking advantage of this unique shopping season, Microsoft and its OEM partners have gotten the ball rolling with a team of Windows 10 S computers. The latest to join the team is ASUS’ very first Windows 10 S laptop, the VivoBook W202, which is, quite honestly, going to have a hard time standing out from the rest.

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Google just patented a new kind of laptop

Google just patented a new kind of laptop

A new kind of notebook computer was granted a patent for Google this week by the USPTO. In this patent, a notebook with a new method for multiple use-case scenarios was presented. Instead of what the patent calls an "uncomfortable 'squishy' feeling", the user would cover the notebook's keyboard when the notebook is in "tablet" mode, doing so with a panel on a powerful hinge.

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Laptops for back-to-school students: best budget to top-tier models

Laptops for back-to-school students: best budget to top-tier models

Later this month, thousands of students will return to college, and thousands more will be heading out for their first semester. Just as necessary as dorm room mini-fridges and a comfortable backpack is a laptop, the tool through which you will complete seemingly endless course work and Netflix binging. Whether you're in the market for a top-tier laptop that'll last you four plus years or just something cheap to get you through your first semester, this list has got you covered.

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EVGA SC17 NVIDIA GTX 1080 gaming laptop is going to cost you

EVGA SC17 NVIDIA GTX 1080 gaming laptop is going to cost you

You may be able to ignore or even break the laws of man, but the laws of (Newtonian) physics are not to be trifled with. Such laws put a limit on how much processing power we can cram into physical spaces before they turn into incendiary weapons. So when a laptop such as the new EVGA SC17 is bequeathed one of the fastest graphics cards in the desktop market, there is reason to be awed and floored. But, as with anything, there will always be a price to pay, literally and figuratively.

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Acer Chromebook 11 C771 is a durable laptop for schools

Acer Chromebook 11 C771 is a durable laptop for schools

Acer has announced its new Chromebook 11 C771 laptop, a model that will be available in both touch and non-touch iterations for schools and companies. According to the company, this is the first Chromebook to sport Intel's 6th-generation processors; on top of that, it is ultra-durable with MIL-SPEC standards, and it has a long battery life of 13 hours per charge. The Chromebook is primarily targeted at schools that need a portable, durable, and relatively powerful laptop that won't break the bank.

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Windows 10 S devices now available, but you can test it too

Windows 10 S devices now available, but you can test it too

Last May, Microsoft both disappointed power users but also pleased the education sector with its announcement of Windows 10 S. This version of Windows 10 has been locked down for school use and designed to run even on low-powered notebooks. Three months later, Microsoft is finally making such devices available for both academic institutions and consumers to buy. But if you’re just curious to see if Windows 10 S is even worth its salt, you can do install it on your existing Windows 10 Pro system as well.

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Lenovo Miix 320 Review: a tiny $200 Windows 2-in-1 Laptop

Lenovo Miix 320 Review: a tiny $200 Windows 2-in-1 Laptop

People love cheap, usable notebooks. Rewind a decade or so and 'netbooks' were just becoming a hot item. Things like the Sony Vaio P existed. Consumers gobbled them up, and though the market as a whole eventually moved on from the ultra-tiny laptop trend, the fact remains that a portable, inexpensive laptop is almost always a desirable option to have. Thus enters Lenovo's new budget-friendly 2-in-1 Miix 320 convertible laptop.

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Microsoft Surface Laptop Review: The anti-MacBook Pro

Microsoft Surface Laptop Review: The anti-MacBook Pro

Microsoft knows how to make sleek hardware. If the Surface Book is handsome but bulky, and the Surface Pro is more minimalistic but suffers a less-compelling keyboard, then the Surface Laptop falls happily in-between. You don't get a fancy detachable display, no, or even a 360-degree hinge. Instead, it's a neatly finished, beguiling traditional laptop form-factor with some eminently pleasing material decisions.

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GPD Pocket sales start now: the mini Windows 10 PC hits (online) shelves

GPD Pocket sales start now: the mini Windows 10 PC hits (online) shelves

If netbooks were any indication, tiny things are fun and people can't resist buying them. That notion was reinforced with the massively success crowdfunding campaign for the GPD Pocket, a miniature 'laptop' with a display scarcely larger than some smartphones. The laptop is now available to buy online, making it available to anyone who needs a super small laptop during times when a phone won't do.

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