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HP Stream 11 Windows laptop now available

HP Stream 11 Windows laptop now available

Last last month HP rolled the red carpet out for its new colorful -- and more importantly, cheap -- Stream laptops. Their appeal is multi-fauceted, and though they aren't the most powerful machines out there, the mixture of a sub-$200 price tag and the inclusion of Windows 8.1 makes the HP Stream 11, in particular, a milestone machine for the company. When it was announced, HP stayed quiet on the laptop's launch date, and now about a month later it has quietly changed the machine's status to "available".

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Toshiba Satellite Radius 11: converting the low end

Toshiba Satellite Radius 11: converting the low end

To the naked eye, the Toshiba Satellite Radius 11 might look like any other new converting notebook/tablet device here in the age of touchscreen-friendly Windows 8.1. At $329.99 MSRP, though, there’s something to be said about Toshiba’s ability to keep their cost/value ration high. Under an 11.6-inch touchscreen display you’ll find a 360-degree two-axis and "flip-and-fold" hinge design for the next generation of converters. Laptop, Tablet, Tabletop, Presentation, and Audience modes are all included in the mix with this silently-interesting device from Toshiba, coming your way very, very soon.

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Lenovo YOGA 3 Pro hands-on

Lenovo YOGA 3 Pro hands-on

Lenovo has introduced a slew of new products, and standing chief among them is the YOGA 3 Pro. With this convertible PC comes many notable features, the best among them being the unique "watchband" hinge. Unlike traditional hinges found on convertible PCs, the watchband hinge is composed of an entirely new design that, like its name suggests, resembles the design of a watchband. We recently went hands-on with the device and have all the details for you after the jump.

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Digital Storm notebooks grab NVIDIA GTX 980M, 970M, 900M GPUs

Digital Storm notebooks grab NVIDIA GTX 980M, 970M, 900M GPUs

Prepare to light up your gaming on-the-go lifestyle with Digital Storm’s contribution to the next wave of gaming laptops. They’ll be charged up with NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX cards to the tun of 900M, 970M and 980M, each of them bringing on Maxwell-age features. That includes extra-long battery life through optimizations galore. It includes graphics power that allows you to play the world’s finest AAA games. It includes "beyond 1080p graphics" with reliable power under the hood - which is good, since laptops DO have more than 1080p displays on the regular at this point in history.

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NVIDIA GTX 980M/970M unplug the gaming notebook

NVIDIA GTX 980M/970M unplug the gaming notebook

This week the folks at NVIDIA have revealed the next generation of graphics processors for gaming notebooks. With the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M and GTX 970M, you’ll find the first above-1080p desktop-level performance on a gaming notebook. That’s what NVIDIA suggests - and that’s what they’re aiming to deliver with a series of 5 notebooks launching with the GTX 980M and 970M, both with Maxwell architecture under the hood.

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HP’s new team: ENVY x2, Pavilion x2, new Chromebooks

HP’s new team: ENVY x2, Pavilion x2, new Chromebooks

While not exactly at IFA, HP is joining in on the IFA 2014 fun by announcing a new series of notebooks and hybrids. These include two new ENVY x2's and a Pavilion x2, both Windows tablet/laptop hybrids, and two new members of Google's Chrome OS devices, an 11-inch and a 14-inch Chromebook, the latter sporting an NVIDIA Tegra K1 chip.

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VAIO Inc opens up shop with three new laptops

VAIO Inc opens up shop with three new laptops

VAIO laptops are back, but they're not your grandfather's VAIO, so to speak. But even with new management, a new brand of its own, and the absence of Sony, VAIO's new laptop models, two new VAIO Pros and a new VAIO Fit, won't be giving you any form of culture shock, as they unabashedly look exactly like your grandfather's VAIO.

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Toshiba L and C series notebooks feature Skullcandy sound

Toshiba L and C series notebooks feature Skullcandy sound

Toshiba has announced two new lines of notebook computers that are aimed at the everyday users out there who want performance tempered with a lower price. The new notebook series includes the Satellite L55, L75, C44, and C75 machines. Both L series machines focus on entertainment features with the L55 offering a 15.6-inch screen and the L75 features a 17.3-inch screen.

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WiFi capability embedded in 68% of all consumer electronics sold in the US

WiFi capability embedded in 68% of all consumer electronics sold in the US

Just about every electronic device that we buy today has WiFi hardware embedded inside. Our game consoles like the PS3, PS4, Xbox One, and portable devices all ship with wireless connectivity. Strategy Analytics has issued a new report that shows 68% of all consumer electronics devices sold in the US now include WiFi capability.

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A4WP Dell wireless charging for laptops incoming

A4WP Dell wireless charging for laptops incoming

Shortly after the folks at A4WP announced they’d be teaming up with another one of the major wireless standards (A4DP + PMA)> this month, they’ve pulled Dell aboard. Dell’s acceptance of A4DP’s wireless standard this week means that the company will likely bring on wireless charging notebooks in the near future. How Dell’s wireless charging will be implemented exactly is another matter entirely.

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MSI G Series Gaming Laptops tap SteelSeries Engine for rainbow keyboard customizations

MSI G Series Gaming Laptops tap SteelSeries Engine for rainbow keyboard customizations

Supposing you’ve never used a SteelSeries keyboard before, or you’ve never seen an MSI-made gaming notebook up close and personal, the ushering in of this lineup should throw you for a bit of a loop. What we’re looking at here is the MSI G Series Gaming collection of gaming laptops, with everything from the GT Dominator to the GS Stealth coming up hard with the ability to support some of today’s hardest-hitting games. Where SteelSeries comes in is in the software side of the keyboard.

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Lenovo Y and Z Series clamshell laptops augment C560 AiO unveiling

Lenovo Y and Z Series clamshell laptops augment C560 AiO unveiling

Lenovo has shown off an extensive collection of laptops here at CES 2014, many of which are convertible and detachable units. As far as clamshell notebooks go, the company has shown off offerings from both its Y Series and its Z Series, as well as a new all-in-one PC, the C560, that it targets at the average family that needs a desktop PC to share. The AiO will be available next month, with the Z Series rolling out in March and the Y Series arriving in May.

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