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Ryzen 5 2500U benchmark hints at AMD’s laptop play

Ryzen 5 2500U benchmark hints at AMD’s laptop play

AMD is really hitting Intel hard, even in places where Intel might not have a firm grasp on. So far, however, AMD’s new Ryzen line of processors remains absent from one crucial segment: mobile computers, a.k.a. laptops or notebooks. That could very well change really soon as AMD readies its Ryzen chips design for lower power consumption. Starting with the Ryzen 5 2500U which has been spotted at benchmarks standing shoulder to shoulder with Intel’s 7th gen notebook processors.

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Microsoft Surface event coming to the spookiest date

Microsoft Surface event coming to the spookiest date

A new Microsoft Surface event is headed for London as the company holds their annual "Microsoft Future Decoded" session series. This event series takes place on the 31st of October and the 1st of November 2017 at ExCeL London. Microsoft's own Panos Panay is set to speak - he's Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Devices, and his job is almost always to reveal the next generation in Surface tablets.

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Lenovo Retro ThinkPad gears up for release

Lenovo Retro ThinkPad gears up for release

It's been a long time coming, but we may finally be moving toward a future where Lenovo's retro ThinkPad is available at retail. Such a notebook has been tossed around for years at this point, but back in June, things got a bit more serious when Lenovo's David Hill revealed that the Retro ThinkPad does indeed exist. Today, we're seeing new certification that suggests the Retro ThinkPad could be just around the corner.

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Lenovo Yoga 720 12″ and Miix 520 get IFA 2017 upgrades

Lenovo Yoga 720 12″ and Miix 520 get IFA 2017 upgrades

Lenovo is giving its midrange convertible Yoga notebook and Miix 2-in-1 tablet an upgrade. New processors, Windows Ink support, and USB Type-C have all been added, while battery life is up, too. Read on for all the details of Lenovo's new machines.

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Lenovo Yoga 920 hands-on: Thunderbolt 3, 8th Gen Core i7, more

Lenovo Yoga 920 hands-on: Thunderbolt 3, 8th Gen Core i7, more

Lenovo's flagship Yoga 920 is getting an upgrade, with the 2-in-1 hybrid getting a processor upgrade and a refined design. Revealed at IFA 2017 this week, the 2017 Yoga 920 packs a 13-inch display with up to 4K graphics, along with up to an 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processor. However, fan-favorite elements like the watchband hinge remain.

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Razer Blade Pro just got cheaper (1080p style)

Razer Blade Pro just got cheaper (1080p style)

This morning Razer revealed their 2017 edition Razer Blade Pro, complete with a 17.3-inch Full HD 120Hz display. That display resolution is smaller than the most recent Razer Blade Pro release - just by a bit. Enough to jam that price point down to a place where it's perfect for a new collection of users.

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Acer Nitro 5 Spin: Intel 8th-gen Core isn’t the most exciting part

Acer Nitro 5 Spin: Intel 8th-gen Core isn’t the most exciting part

Acer seems to be combining two popular aspects of the consumer laptops with its new Nitro 5 Spin notebook. Not only is this new notebook a convertible, allowing you to choose from a few different usage orientations, but it's been revealed as a notebook for those looking to do a little casual gaming. It also happens to be one of the first machines confirmed to use Intel's freshly launched 8th-gen Core processors.

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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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Razer Blade refresh could be 2017’s Windows notebook must-haves

Razer Blade refresh could be 2017’s Windows notebook must-haves

Throughout the year, Razer has been announcing refreshes of a few laptops in its Razer Blade line. First came the reveal of the 14-inch Razer Blade, and then in June, the company unveiled a new version of the Razer Blade Stealth in gunmetal gray. Today, Razer revealed that both new laptops are shipping out now to customers.

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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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