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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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Huawei’s trio of new MateBooks get US pricing and release details

Huawei’s trio of new MateBooks get US pricing and release details

Back in May, Huawei announced a total of three different MateBooks: the MateBook X, MateBook E, and MateBook D. Though that announcement served as the global launch for these notebooks, consumers in the US were left waiting on availability and pricing for their region. Those details are finally coming down the pipeline today, so if you've been waiting to pick up one of these MateBooks, you'll soon be able to do just that.

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Lenovo’s Retro ThinkPad is real – seriously

Lenovo’s Retro ThinkPad is real – seriously

Today David Hill from Lenovo confirmed that there is, indeed, going to be a Retro ThinkPad release. This laptop will sport many of the features of ThinkPad notebooks of the past, but here in 2017 it'll have features that can match the current market. According to Hill, this device will be the culmination of the "Retro ThinkPad initiative" he started nearly 2 years ago.

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Upgrader beware: the Surface Laptop is a DIY nightmare

Upgrader beware: the Surface Laptop is a DIY nightmare

If you're tempted by Microsoft's beguilingly Alcantara-clad Surface Laptop, be warned: if you ever take it apart, don't expect it to go back together again. That's the cautionary tale shared by teardown specialists iFixit, which took various tools to the recently-released ultraportable. As you may have guessed, given the way the laptop industry is trending, the news isn't good for those who want to do their own DIY.

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Razer Blade Stealth 13.3-inch Gunmetal update detailed

Razer Blade Stealth 13.3-inch Gunmetal update detailed

A new edition of the Razer Blade Stealth was revealed this week by the company that's also pushing Gunmetal. This is the first time this notebook has been offered in Gunmetal casing color - and the first time it's rolling with a larger display. This display has a cool 3200 x 1800 pixel across a 13.3-inch touchscreen panel. Display size up, bezels down, 4K still available as an option.

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This is everything ASUS unleashed at Computex 2017

This is everything ASUS unleashed at Computex 2017

HP, Acer, and Microsoft made their big computer announcements ahead of this year's Computex in order to steer clear of the flood. And flood there was indeed, even if you just look at what ASUS had prepared. From notebooks to convertibles to all-in-one PCs to an odd Wi-Fi router, ASUS' Computex 2017 lineup seems to revolve around the theme of thin bodies, thin bezels, and head-turning designs. But at a time when 2-in-1 detachables are a hot topic again, the company that probably started it all with the ASUS Transformer ironically has none to show.

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Acer announces Nitro 5 notebook, Spin 1 convertible, Iconia tablets

Acer announces Nitro 5 notebook, Spin 1 convertible, Iconia tablets

Computex won't be taking place until the end of May but Acer wants to get a head start from the flood of announcements that might come. The manufacturer has just announced four new devices that caters to different types of users and different needs. The Acer Nitro 5 is designed for "casual gamers" while the Acer Spin 1 offers a lightweight convertible for workers on the go. The Acer Iconia Tab 10 bills itself as the entertainment tablet with its Quantum Dot screen while the Iconia One 10 is made for serious business with its two micro USB ports.

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Lenovo Flex 5 release as an “entry level multimode platform”

Lenovo Flex 5 release as an “entry level multimode platform”

A set of 2 new "Lenovo Flex 4" laptops are being revealed today by Lenovo, both with 2-in-1 capabilities and touchscreens. This newest in a line of "Flex" notebooks comes with either a 14- or 15-inch display, both with a hinge that allows that display to flip back 360-degrees. This newest wave of Flex notebooks has "new narrow bezels" as well as what Lenovo describes as "enhanced design" - as well as the newest in graphics and processing power.

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Lenovo Legion Y920 17-inch gaming notebook returns for enthusiasts

Lenovo Legion Y920 17-inch gaming notebook returns for enthusiasts

The most hardcore of laptop-loving gamers will want to turn their eyes to the Lenovo-made Legion Y920 gaming notebook. At least to see what the baseline is, that is to say. This machine was revealed today by Lenovo with 7th gen Intel Core i7-7820HK and i7-7700HQ processor options. Base graphics card is the NVIDIA GTX 1070 (8GB) GDDR5 with PCI express, but Lenovo offers multiple GPU options.

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Microsoft’s Surface Laptop tech specs released in full

Microsoft’s Surface Laptop tech specs released in full

This morning Microsoft took an unexpected turn and released a traditional notebook computer called Surface Laptop. This machine is traditional in several respects - it doesn't have a detachable display, it's not meant to be used without its keyboard, it runs full Windows - but it's also unique. This Surface Laptop has a Signature Alcantara covered keyboard and palm rest, Dolby Audio Premium "Omnisonic Speakers", and has a touchscreen display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 to protect it.

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The Surface Laptop is a laser-focused attack on Apple’s MacBook

The Surface Laptop is a laser-focused attack on Apple’s MacBook

"This is the laptop that starts to reset the category," Microsoft's Panos Panay says of the new Surface Laptop, and it's abundantly clear he has Apple in his sights. The brand new Windows 10 S notebook was unveiled in New York City this morning, as part of the MicrosoftEDU event. While Panay wasn't shy about talking up the new notebook's abilities, he also didn't hold back when it came to MacBook comparisons.

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Surface Laptop with Windows 10 S is too good just for class

Surface Laptop with Windows 10 S is too good just for class

Today Microsoft revealed the Surface Laptop, what Microsoft describes as a new more "personal" vision of a personal computer. This notebook computer works with the Surface Pen, it works with the Surface Dial, and it works with the Surface Mouse. It also has a touchpad and a touchscreen, too. Basically this is what Apple originally marketed as the MacBook Air, but here it comes with a bit more functionality and a different approach with materials.

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