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New Surface Book 2 released with cheaper price

New Surface Book 2 released with cheaper price

Microsoft is filling in the gaps for buyers on a budget still wanting some Surface style today, with a new, cheaper Surface Book 2 joining the line-up. It follows in the footsteps of the new Surface Laptop that Microsoft also announced this morning, trimming specs to hit a more affordable price-point.

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Dell Chromebook 5190 offers 13hr battery and USB-C

Dell Chromebook 5190 offers 13hr battery and USB-C

It's been a good week for Chrome OS, with Dell adding a new notebook running Google's platform, the Dell Chromebook 5190, to its line-up. Targeting classrooms and students at home, the new Chromebook 5000 series includes both regular clamshell laptop form-factors and a 2-in-1 convertible with 360-degree hinges.

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Lenovo’s new Chrome OS and Windows notebooks are toughened for class

Lenovo’s new Chrome OS and Windows notebooks are toughened for class

Lenovo has a gaggle of new education notebooks but, while it may be part of Microsoft's new push to seize back STEM from Google's Chromebooks, it's hedging its bets with new Windows and Chrome OS models. Seven new models are arriving today, spanning form-factors and ranges that include Yoga and ThinkPad, and in some cases offered in either Chrome OS or Windows 10 forms. Pricing will kick off from just $219, too.

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Microsoft puts Chrome OS in schools on notice with $189 laptops

Microsoft puts Chrome OS in schools on notice with $189 laptops

Microsoft is taking on Google's Chrome OS direct, announcing a new push in sub-$200 notebooks that will target Chromebooks' market share in classrooms. Launching at the Best education expo today, the new range of laptops kick off from as little as $189, competing directly with affordable Chromebook hardware from ASUS, Acer, and others. However, there are also software and service updates which Microsoft expects will sweeten the deal.

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Dell XPS 15 goes 2-in-1 with CES 2018 refresh

Dell XPS 15 goes 2-in-1 with CES 2018 refresh

Shortly before CES kicked off, Dell unveiled its new XPS 13 refresh. Now that the show is underway, Dell is showing off that new notebook the floor, but it also had another, arguably bigger, reveal in store. Today, the company announced the new XPS 15, which will be a 2-in-1 convertible machine, a first for the line.

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Razer Project Linda hands-on: Android phone-powered notebook

Razer Project Linda hands-on: Android phone-powered notebook

This week we're taking a look at the Razer Phone taken to a new universe. This is the Razer Project Linda, a laptop (or notebook, whatever you prefer,) made to house the Razer Phone. This device does nothing without the phone, but with it, it becomes a fully functional Android-based notebook computer. For the moment, this remains a concept design - but there is a chance it could be made into a real-deal consumer product in the near future.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 line gets CES 2018 update plus 4K Thunderbolt 3 display

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 line gets CES 2018 update plus 4K Thunderbolt 3 display

Lenovo's ThinkPad line-up is getting a refresh for CES 2018, with updated X1 Tablet, X1 Carbon notebook, and X1 Yoga models, together with a brand new 27-inch Thunderbolt 3 display. While they may be ostensibly targeting businesses and mobile pros, the combination of speedy 8th Gen Intel processors and features like Amazon Alexa mean there's likely to be plenty of interest among consumers, too. As for that ThinkVision X1 display, it might be the Thunderbolt 3 display-hub you've been waiting for.

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Lenovo Miix 630 Windows 10 on ARM 2-in-1 debuts at CES 2018

Lenovo Miix 630 Windows 10 on ARM 2-in-1 debuts at CES 2018

Lenovo has revealed its first Windows-on-ARM ultraportable, the Lenovo Miix 630, running Windows 10 S on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835. One of a small handful of machines that eschew x86 processors from Intel or AMD in favor of the sort of low-power silicon that you'd more typically expect to find inside a smartphone, Lenovo's newest 2-in-1 uses that power frugality to good advantage.

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Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop revealed plus Predator Orion 9000 US price

Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop revealed plus Predator Orion 9000 US price

Acer may have some super-slimline notebooks in its CES 2018 line-up, but if you want the beef you probably need the Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop. Targeting casual gamers who need more grunt for AAA titles, but don't want to go down the full performance route with all the cost that entails, the new notebook packs AMD's Ryzen's processors.

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Acer Swift 7 world’s thinnest notebook finds room for 4G LTE

Acer Swift 7 world’s thinnest notebook finds room for 4G LTE

The fight to keep the "World's Thinnest Laptop" crown never stops, but Acer's new Swift 7 isn't just counting on its super-skinny design to set itself apart, throwing in dedicated cellular connectivity to sweeten the deal. Announced at CES 2018 today, the new notebook is a mere 8.98 mm thick, despite running an Intel Core i7 7th-generation processor and full Windows 10.

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Samsung Notebook 7 Spin 2018 refresh adds stylus and bigger battery

Samsung Notebook 7 Spin 2018 refresh adds stylus and bigger battery

We're bound to receive a lot of notebook reveals next week during CES 2018, but Samsung is trying to beat the rest to the punch by revealing one of its new devices today. The company has announced its new Notebook 7 Spin for 2018 which, like so many other notebooks these days, comes with a 360-degree rotating display. This, of course, allows you to rotate the display into a number of different orientations, opening the door to more usage modes than your standard notebook.

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HP recalls notebook batteries because of overheating [UPDATE]

HP recalls notebook batteries because of overheating [UPDATE]

It’s a bad start to the year for the PC industry. It kicked off with the damning revelation of critical vulnerabilities that affect almost all CPUs, from Intel to ARM, made in the last decade. Now HP is singularly having problems of its own that are totally unrelated to the Meltdown and Spectre exploits. The computer maker has just announced a recall of its lithium-ion batteries powering quite a number of its notebooks and mobile workstations because of their potential to become fire hazards.

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