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Acer Aspire Switch 3 Pro tipped to switch to Intel Pentium

Acer Aspire Switch 3 Pro tipped to switch to Intel Pentium

Spurred by the success of the later Microsoft Surface models, OEMs of all sizes have hopped onto the 2-in-1 tablet market. Not all, however, have Microsoft's money to throw at these devices. Forced to choose their battles, manufacturers like Chuwi have opted to go for lower price tags and mass market appeal by opting for a cheaper, and also less powerful, processor. It seems that this strategy is reaching even major companies, with Acer's soon to be launched Aspire Switch 3 Pro said to run on an Intel Pentium instead of the usual Intel Core processor.

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Eve V crowdfunded 2-in-1 laptops are ready to ship next month

Eve V crowdfunded 2-in-1 laptops are ready to ship next month

Crowdfunding is a tricky beast. While it has made many a dream come true, it has also crushed just as many. So when you have a campaign that promises the sun and the moon to boot, you'd be forgiven for being a bit skeptical. Defying odds and doubts, the crowdsourced and crowdfunded Eve V computer will soon be shipping out its first batch to its excited supporters, ready to rub shoulders with, and perhaps even surpass, the Microsoft Surface Pro as well as its "clones".

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Chuwi SurBook to try and fill in the Microsoft Surface’s shoes

Chuwi SurBook to try and fill in the Microsoft Surface’s shoes

Next month, Microsoft might be dashing the hopes of Surface fans. For one, its Surface Pro 5 might just be a small, incremental step up from the Surface Pro 4 launched nearly two years ago. For another, the Surface Book 2 might no longer be a convertible but a regular "Windows Cloud" clamshell laptop. Disheartening as those rumors might be, it will give Microsoft's competitors a chance to pick up where it left off, and in more varied, and perhaps creative, ways. Chuwi, who has been flooding the market with such devices, has just shown off its upcoming SurBooks at the Hong Kong Global Soruces Fair and, as the rather odd name implies, it will try to take on the Microsoft Surface Book.

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This is how much Samsung’s Galaxy Books will cost

This is how much Samsung’s Galaxy Books will cost

While Microsoft may have a new Surface Pro 5 coming next month, leaks paint a rather disappointing picture of a slightly refreshed 2-in-1. That gives its partners and competitors plenty of opportunities to grab the market for themselves. That is, if the price is right. Judging by the price and availability details that Samsung just put out, its new Galaxy Book 2-in-1 Windows 10 tablets might indeed just offer the market a stop-gap solution until the next Microsoft Surface innovation. If and when that happens.

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Onyx Boox Typewriter is an ebook reader and a laptop in one

Onyx Boox Typewriter is an ebook reader and a laptop in one

2-in-1 tablet/laptop hybrids are in fashion these days. In fact, analysts like IDC tout them as the saviors of the PC industry. But the form factor is also seeing some interest in more than just PCs. They've also come to tablets and even e-ink readers. Yes, you heard that right. A company by the name of Onyx International has just revealed its Onyx Boox Typewriter prototype that is, for lack of a better term, a 2-in-1 e-ink laptop. And that's not the only interesting, or strange, thing about it.

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Apple might replace your damaged iPad 4 with an iPad Air 2

Apple might replace your damaged iPad 4 with an iPad Air 2

If you happen to own an iPad 4 and it's damaged, taking it to an Apple Store for servicing might land you an iPad Air 2 as a replacement. That's the news going around this weekend, thanks to the discovery of a company memo which states that an iPad Air 2 may be given as a substitute replacement due to low stock levels of the aging iPad 4. You certainly shouldn't break your fourth-gen tablet and run to Apple with high hopes, but if you've been putting of repairs, now might be the time to take it in.

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Apple will provide iPads to NHL coaches

Apple will provide iPads to NHL coaches

In the world of tech, one on-going pattern we see is tablet makers eager to get their devices into the hands of sports coaches, in turn making them visible from the sidelines. This strategy is now making its to the sport of hockey, where Apple has signed a deal with the NHL to supply both coaches and referees with iPads.

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Amazon Parent Dashboard gives FreeTime insight into kids’ tablet use

Amazon Parent Dashboard gives FreeTime insight into kids’ tablet use

Amazon has launched a Parent Dashboard for Amazon FreeTime, its child-friendly selection of books, videos, apps, and games available for the Fire Kids Edition. The new system will be available on FreeTime across all the compatible platforms, including Kindle e-readers and the Amazon Fire TV, though it arguably makes most sense on the Amazon Fire Kids Edition tablet.

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As Sony teams with E-Ink, we wait for awesome device releases

As Sony teams with E-Ink, we wait for awesome device releases

This week the folks at Sony have announced a joint venture with the brand E-Ink, resulting in a team-up the likes of which could be huge. This is not a rumor, it's a real-deal announcement from both Sony and E-Ink, and it's part of a timeline that's unfolding in Sony's device collection as we speak. This is not the first time Sony has dabbled in E-Ink devices - not by a long shot - but it could be a sign of odd and awesome gadgets to come.

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Chuwi Hi10 Plus Review

Chuwi Hi10 Plus Review

Once upon a time, the big names in the device market tried to put Google's Android and Microsoft's Windows side by side on the same machine. Neither platform maker was happy and the likes of Samsung and ASUS backed out for fear of earning their ire. This gave other smaller players, like Chuwi here, to thrive in a market very few dared. The Chuwi Hi10 Plus represents one of the latest of such devices, combining the power of Windows 10 with the mobility of Android in one affordable package. But how does that tempting promise perform in practice? We take the Chuwi Hi10 Plus for a whirlwind tour to find out.

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These early Surface Pro 5 rumors suggest Microsoft is playing safe

These early Surface Pro 5 rumors suggest Microsoft is playing safe

Given that the Surface Pro 4 was released back in 2015, there's at least a decent chance that we'll see the Surface Pro 5 release sometime this year. Today new rumors are suggesting that Microsoft may not be looking to do much in the way of refinement in the Surface Pro 5, instead playing it safe and sticking with what works.

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iPad Pro Review Addendum: 1-year later, still sketchin’

iPad Pro Review Addendum: 1-year later, still sketchin’

I've officially been using the iPad Pro - the first one - for a full year. It's actually been more than a year if you count my time with my first review unit. In any case, I've been making use of a 12.9-inch original iPad Pro since March of 2016. Since then there's been no single smart device (other than a smartphone) that I've used so consistently.

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