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Samsung Notebook Odyssey Z is the gaming laptop we never expected

Samsung Notebook Odyssey Z is the gaming laptop we never expected

As you'd expect, Intel's reveal of its new 8th-generation Core processors was accompanied by the announcement of plenty of new notebooks that will leverage these CPUs. One such note is the Samsung Notebook Odyssey Z, a computer with a serious name and an even more serious design. While the Odyssey Z won't use Intel's top-of-the-line Core i9, you'll still be getting a six-core CPU with this machine.

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Samsung Notebook 3, Notebook 5 launched for the masses

Samsung Notebook 3, Notebook 5 launched for the masses

Launching anything on April 1st is probably foolish in some parts of the world, but that doesn’t seem to have discouraged Samsung form putting out two new laptops on that very date. Or perhaps it figured they would be so low-key it might not matter if they were seen as a joke or not. Compared to the recent Notebook 9 and Notebook 7 Spin, the Notebook 3 and Notebook 5 sound and look almost too plain. But that’s precisely because they were designed that way.

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13-inch MacBook tipped to offer entry-level Retina this year

13-inch MacBook tipped to offer entry-level Retina this year

Apple will crowd out the aging MacBook Air with a new MacBook, its most affordable yet, according to supply chain reports today. The MacBook Air is currently Apple's most affordable laptop, priced from $999. However, it's also one of Apple's oldest designs, most notably when it comes to the display.

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Google’s 3-part mobile laptop concept

Google’s 3-part mobile laptop concept

Google has a notebook device design that's different from any produced design already in production. This piece of work was first submitted by Google to the United States PTO in August of 2016, and was just revealed to the public this February. This three-part computing device has one keyboard portion, one display portion, and one base. At first glance, this piece of work looks a lot like a propeller.

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Lenovo Flex 14 is a 2-in-1 for the budget-minded

Lenovo Flex 14 is a 2-in-1 for the budget-minded

Lenovo's biggest announcement of MWC 2018 is certainly the new Yoga 730, but with a price starting at nearly $900, these new notebooks definitely aren't for everyone. Enter the Lenovo Flex 14, which was also revealed today and has a much lower starting price than its Yoga-branded brothers. In that sense, this is a 2-in-1 machine that's aimed at people who are looking for a new notebook on a budget.

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Lenovo Yoga 730 packs Alexa and Cortana into the same 2-in-1

Lenovo Yoga 730 packs Alexa and Cortana into the same 2-in-1

Lenovo has showed up to MWC 2018 with a pair of new Yoga 2-in-1 notebooks in tow. The company today announced the 13-inch and 15-inch Yoga 730, which offer a number of improvements over their predecessors. Perhaps the most interesting thing about these new Yoga notebooks, however, isn't the hardware on the inside, but how Lenovo approaches AI smart assistants.

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Huawei MateBook X Pro hides pop-up webcam in svelte 3k laptop

Huawei MateBook X Pro hides pop-up webcam in svelte 3k laptop

If the sign of memorable design is, like the iPhone X's notch, one aspect everybody recognizes, then the new Huawei MateBook X Pro's is certain to be its hidden webcam. The new notebook, announced today at Mobile World Congress 2018, is the latest in the Chinese company's MateBook range of svelte ultraportables. However, while there are plenty of changes worth noting, it's where Huawei has stashed the camera that's likely to be remembered.

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HP Envy x2 pricing: Looks like Windows-on-ARM won’t be cheap

HP Envy x2 pricing: Looks like Windows-on-ARM won’t be cheap

Windows-on-ARM was seemed like a good way to get Windows to users with low processing power needs, presumably for low prices. Using a smartphone chip instead of x86, there was a good place for a category of users that might otherwise have gone with something like a Chromebook. But HP's reveal of one of the first Windows-on-ARM computer's pricing seems to have dashed those dreams - at least from this angle.

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Surface Pro $200 price cut celebrates 2-in-1’s 5th birthday

Surface Pro $200 price cut celebrates 2-in-1’s 5th birthday

It's the fifth anniversary of the Surface Pro, and Microsoft is marking the occasion with a $200 price cut, though only if you act fast. The President's Day Surface Pro deal will run from February 17th through to February 19th, bringing the cost of the 2-in-1 down to as little as $799.

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Lenovo Legion Y720 Review

Lenovo Legion Y720 Review

As someone who primarily games on PC, my advice to anyone who’s looking to get into PC gaming is usually going to be to build their own. Up until recently, I would have written that my advice would be to always go the custom build route, but thanks to that thorn in the side of the gaming enthusiast known as cryptocurrency mining, that may not be entirely realistic for a while. In turn, this makes buying pre-built PCs a better proposition than it usually is, and there are plenty of manufacturers ready and waiting to fill the gaps. Lenovo is once such manufacturer, with its Y720 offering solid mid-to-high-range hardware in a mobile package.

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Portability versus Productivity: finding the perfect size

Portability versus Productivity: finding the perfect size

There is a wide range of mobile computing devices available in the market today, from smartphones to laptops, and there is as much variety in the sizes they come in. In fact, there might be too much choice that trying to decide which ones to buy can be pretty paralyzing. With most of the specs being equal, it sometimes comes down to finding the right size to match your need. So how do you know if the size right? It really boils down to two choices, and sadly, with our current technologies, we can only choose one.

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ASUS ZenBook 13 UX331 squeezes discrete graphics into a thin notebook

ASUS ZenBook 13 UX331 squeezes discrete graphics into a thin notebook

When it comes to buying a notebook, perhaps the biggest decision you'll make is power vs. size. There are plenty of super slim notebooks out there that rely on a processor like the Core i5 and integrated graphics, but on the other size of spectrum, there are bulky gaming notebooks that weigh a lot but offer a discrete graphics card for a sizable boost in power. ASUS is hoping it has figured out the perfect balance of size and power with its new ZenBook 13 UX331.

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