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Razer Project Valerie hands-on at CES 2017: 3-screen laptop gaming is here

Razer Project Valerie hands-on at CES 2017: 3-screen laptop gaming is here

The Razer Project Valerie laptop has three displays - and all three are really, truly dedicated to gaming. Each of these displays is connected to the base computer, creating a laptop that's thicker than the company's standard Razer Blade, but all the more versatile as a result. While this notebook isn't the sort we'll be trusting around clumsy miscreants while engaged, the hardware used to make this project a reality is well worth the gander.

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Samsung Notebook Odyssey is quite obviously a gaming laptop

Samsung Notebook Odyssey is quite obviously a gaming laptop

Samsung says that their brand new Notebook Odyssey is the first they've ever made specifically for gaming. I'm inclined to agree, as they've introduced two different versions of the Odyssey, both with aesthetics that make Samsung seem less mature in notebook styling than we know they are. Both versions of the Samsung Notebook Oyssey work with light-up keys, a "HexaFlow Vent," and 7th-generation Intel Core i7 processors.

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Acer Aspire VX 15 keeps the ports, stays unique for gamers

Acer Aspire VX 15 keeps the ports, stays unique for gamers

This week the folks at Acer have announced a collection of gaming notebooks and PCs, including the Acer Aspire VX 15. This machine works with an "iron red" backlit keyboard and what Acer describes as an "edgy red chassis" to make sure you know it's for gaming. This device rolls with a 15.6-inch Full HD IPS display and has a 7th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and GTX 1050 Ti graphics card, striking a sweet spot for cost and performance.

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HP Spectre x360 15 gets a redesign for 2017

HP Spectre x360 15 gets a redesign for 2017

HP announced a lot of new products at CES today, and one of those is a refresh of its Spectre x360 15 (bl062nr). Originally released back in January of 2016, the Spectre x360 15 is a 2-in-1 hybrid notebook that can be used as a tablet. This redesign is based on a lot of insights HP collected from consumers, which have influenced things like graphics capabilities and display resolution.

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Dell makes its XPS 13 2-in-1 convertible notebook official

Dell makes its XPS 13 2-in-1 convertible notebook official

Well that didn't take long: Dell has officially confirmed its next XPS 13 notebook. The machine was leaked over the weekend, with rumors pointing toward a 2-in-1 convertible design that allows users to transition between a tablet mode and a more traditional notebook format. Just as those rumors foretold, Dell has revealed a 2-in-1 design for the next XPS 13.

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LG “All Day Gram” boasts 24-hour life in lightweight size

LG “All Day Gram” boasts 24-hour life in lightweight size

Compared to today's powerful laptops (excluding gaming ones), the laptops of yesteryear look like hulking giants. And they weigh like one two. Especially if you compare them with these new notebooks from the LG Gram line. Introduced in late 2015, the LG Gram aimed to outdo the Apple MacBook Air in the weight department. At CES 2017, LG wants to do one better. It will be showing off its LG "All Day Gram" that not only boasts of one of smallest three-digit gram figures but also lasts you a full day of battery.

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Everlast Notebook is real paper and pen digital notebook that is erasable

Everlast Notebook is real paper and pen digital notebook that is erasable

If you write down lots of notes in a notebook there comes a time where you end up with full notebooks that you have to toss or file away somewhere. A new project on Kickstarter is a notebook for the modern age that still gives users the feel and ease of traditional paper and pen, but combines that with digital storage of anything you write or draw.

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Samsung Notebook 9 refresh is “impossibly light”

Samsung Notebook 9 refresh is “impossibly light”

There have been quite a few interesting PCs introduced this year, from VR laptop backpacks to Lenovo’s Yoga Book. Some users, however, just need a no fills, no nonsense, portable computers they can rely on without being bothered by fancy gimmicks. Samsung’s new laptop from its Notebook 9 series might offer just that, with its promise of high end performance and specs. But best of all for the mobile worker, the new Notebook 9 boasts of a weight that Samsung claims to be the smallest among its peers.

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Your old MacBook may soon be obsolete

Your old MacBook may soon be obsolete

This week the folks at Apple have been tipped to add several models of old Mac computers to their list of vintage and obsolete products. Being added to this list would effectively kick devices off the repair availability charts for Apple Stores around the world. Once a device has been added to the vintage and obsolete products list, users will be unable to access hardware service or new parts from official Apple sources.

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Line Dock USB-C notebook charging device packs power and storage

Line Dock USB-C notebook charging device packs power and storage

Notebook users with machines that have a USB-C port that need more power for life on the road might want to pay attention to the Line Dock. This device claims to be the first USB-C device in the world that integrates a battery to keep your notebook running longer, connectivity, active cooling, and an SSD for storage. Line Cooler packs all that stuff into a 9mm chassis making it very portable.

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MacBook Pro with Touch Bar Review (late-2016)

MacBook Pro with Touch Bar Review (late-2016)

Anticipation is a dangerous thing, and expectations around the long-awaited redesign of the Apple MacBook Pro for late 2016 were almost preternaturally high. Beloved workhorse of graphic designers, video editors, coders, and others wedded to the macOS ecosystem, any change to the MacBook Pro was going to be contentious. All the same, even stoic, self-confident Apple was seemingly rocked by the fierce reaction to features like Thunderbolt 3 and the brand new Touch Bar.

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Surface Book with Performance Base Review

Surface Book with Performance Base Review

The Surface Book was one of Microsoft's best-kept secrets last year, but the company isn't holding back when it comes to talking up its Performance Base upgrade. Landing in time for the holidays, the new model is actually only 50-percent changed: while the screen-turned-tablet is the same as before, the keyboard section has been squeezed full of extra graphics potency and more battery life. That doesn't come cheap, mind, with this newest model starting at $2,399.

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