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Acer Spin 3, 5 start Alexa’s notebook debut, more coming

Acer Spin 3, 5 start Alexa’s notebook debut, more coming

HP may have dibs on putting Alexa inside an all-in-one PC, but Acer is making Amazon's highly popular smart assistant mobile. Acer and Alexa doing what Google has been, for months, rumored to be preparing: putting an AI-driven smart assistant inside a notebook computer. With Alexa inside the Acer Spin 3, Spin 5, and, soon Nitro 5 Spin, Amazon's domination of the voice-controlled AI assistant space is nearly complete.

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ASUS ZenBook Pro 15 gets Core i9 upgrade and high-end screen

ASUS ZenBook Pro 15 gets Core i9 upgrade and high-end screen

ASUS has quietly launched a new performance laptop, the ASUS ZenBook Pro 15, squeezing a six-core Core i9 processor into a super-slim chassis. Latest of the 15.6-inch notebooks to bear the ZenBook Pro 15 name, the new laptop also finds space - and battery power - for a discrete NVIDIA GPU.

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Apple’s big 2018 MacBook Air refresh just got some bad news

Apple’s big 2018 MacBook Air refresh just got some bad news

For the past few months, we've been hearing that Apple may look to launch a MacBook Air refresh at some point in 2018. At one point, rumors claimed that Apple was looking at a spring launch for this new laptop, but with May just around the corner, that's seeming increasingly unlikely. Today, a new report states that the refreshed MacBook Air may not be here for a while yet, though it should still arrive before we close out the year.

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Huawei MateBook X Pro Review

Huawei MateBook X Pro Review

I couldn't help but make a comparison to a MacBook right out the box when I first opened the Huawei MateBook X Pro. This is a device that's taken some definite design cues from the MacBook Pro - the latest round of MacBook Pros, at least. It runs Windows 10, though, and it has some unique features that Apple's notebook doesn't. This Huawei MateBook X Pro isn't just a notebook made by a smartphone company - it's a smart piece of hardware in its own right.

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HP ZBook Studio x360 packs Xeon for potent tableteering

HP ZBook Studio x360 packs Xeon for potent tableteering

HP is taking on Apple's MacBook Pro and Dell's XPS 15 with its new ZBook Studio laptops, promising desktop workstation performance in oddly portable packages. The two new machines pack Intel's 8th Generation chips - up to Xeon CPUs, in fact - and lashings of speedy SSD storage, with the biggest choice coming down to how you like your hinge.

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Chromebook 4K spotted on its way to reality

Chromebook 4K spotted on its way to reality

There's a codename now for the next most impressive Chromebook in the history of Chromebooks. Google's code-named this device Atlas, and it's about to hold the whole world wide web up on its shoulders - that is, a 4K display. A device of this stature would fit right in with Google's gap in hardware coverage for the highest end of great for ChromeOS devices.

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MSI gaming laptops shatter preconceptions of gaming on the go

MSI gaming laptops shatter preconceptions of gaming on the go

Laptops made for gaming are nothing new but, more often than not, they’re seen as bulky, ugly, and full of compromises made for the sake of mobility. Trying to prove naysayers wrong, MSI has announced a collection of gaming notebooks specifically designed to buck those trends. From the power monster that is the GT75 Titan to the psychedelic GE63 and GE73 Raider RGB to the nearly bezel-less GS65 Stealth Thin, there is a new MSI gaming laptop to meet gamers’ taste in power, design, or both.

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Dell and Alienware go all-in on 8th Gen Core laptops and AIOs

Dell and Alienware go all-in on 8th Gen Core laptops and AIOs

Dell and Alienware have gone all-in on Intel's freshly-announced 8th Gen Core i9, i7, and i5 chips, with a revamped range of laptops, 2-in-1s, all-in-one PCs, and desktops. In laptops, the flagship Dell XPS 15 gets 6-core 8th Generation Intel Core processors and up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti graphics. A 15.6-inch 4K Ultra HD touchscreen is offered, and there's Windows Hello, optional fingerprint recognition, and Thunderbolt 3. It'll be up for preorder on April 15, starting at $999.99.

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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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