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Lenovo T Series laptops unveiled: thinner, lighter, and better than ever

Lenovo T Series laptops unveiled: thinner, lighter, and better than ever

Lenovo has unveiled its new T Series laptops, the ThinkPad T470, ThinkPad T470p, ThinkPad T470s, and the ThinkPad T570. This particular series of notebooks is targeted at businesses and business users, those who need a mixture of durability, expansive connectivity, biometric security, and lightweight designs. These four laptops comprising the refreshed line are thinner and lighter than past T Series models, and cover all the bases most users need.

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Microsoft is about to fix Windows laptops’ biggest frustration

Microsoft is about to fix Windows laptops’ biggest frustration

The gloves are off with future Windows notebooks, so says Microsoft and their hardware requirements for Windows 10. This month at the WinHEC event in Shenzhen, China, Microsoft said that future touchpads would need to be far more precise than previous Windows machines. Instead of touchpads that far under-perform compared to the top models, future machines will need to have Precision Touchpads right out the gate.

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Year of the Linux desktop: better luck next time

Year of the Linux desktop: better luck next time

Every upcoming new year has been predicted, or wished rather, to be the year when the Linux operating system in its desktop form would finally explode into the mainstream. That has actually become a thorny subject among Linux advocates and sometimes even a running joke among both believers and skeptics alike. After so many tries, dating back to even before the popular Ubuntu was released, is there still hope for the Linux desktop? Or perhaps the question is whether it still matters at all.

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Review: Lenovo Miix 510 2-in-1 Windows 10 PC

Review: Lenovo Miix 510 2-in-1 Windows 10 PC

Lenovo's latest 2-in-1 PC is, like others before it, composed of two parts: a tablet portion and a detachable keyboard. When connected together, the sum total of parts that is the Miix 510 form a quasi-laptop; when separated, though, you have a highly portable tablet packing Windows 10. It's the best of both worlds, but is the Miix 510 the best among 2-in-1 laptops? Read our full review to find out!

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Acer TravelMate P4 Windows 10 Pro laptop launches in the U.S.

Acer TravelMate P4 Windows 10 Pro laptop launches in the U.S.

The Acer TravelMate P4 laptop is now available in the United States, the company has announced. The model is offered in both 14-inch and 15.6-inch sizes, both running Windows 10 Pro and sporting security features like a fingerprint reader and a smart card reader. Says Acer, it designed the TravelMate P4 to be tough enough for someone who frequently travels, including ‘rigorous’ testing across categories like humidity, vibrations, and more.

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Microsoft Surface: what Redmond finally got right

Microsoft Surface: what Redmond finally got right

Microsoft, unsurprisingly, made a rather bold boast this week. It attributed the strong sales of its Surface devices to a growing dissatisfaction among MacBook Pro users. While many will definitely call BS on that, it's futile to deny facts. The Surface Pro tablets and the Surface Book laptop has done quite well. An achievement for a company that has traditionally sucked at devices (save for the Xbox). That success is definitely surprising and unexpected, which makes us ask, "how the hell did Microsoft pull it off?"

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You can now use Skype Translator in mobile and landline calls

You can now use Skype Translator in mobile and landline calls

Skype's cool real-time translation feature, appropriately named Translator, is getting a rather significant expansion today. What was once limited to Skype-to-Skype calling is now expanding to calls with mobile phones and landlines. This assumes a few things, most importantly that you're part of the Windows Insider program.

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4 reasons Windows 10 on Snapdragon should excite you

4 reasons Windows 10 on Snapdragon should excite you

The gulf between Apple and Microsoft's strategies for desktop and mobile continues to spread. On the one hand, Apple has iOS on its own ARM-based mobile chips, and macOS on Intel x86 processors. Taking the complete opposite approach, Microsoft is forging ahead with the same Windows 10 across both ecosystems. While there's no single "right answer" there are plenty of reasons why Microsoft's announcement with Qualcomm that full Windows 10 is coming to Snapdragon should get you excited.

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Windows 10 Creators Update to include new accessibility features for braille, narration

Windows 10 Creators Update to include new accessibility features for braille, narration

The Creators Update for Windows 10 is still a ways off from its spring 2017 release, but Microsoft continues to share what's in development and what users can look forward to. The latest blog post from the company details some of the accessibility features that will be included with the update, allowing the Windows 10 OS to be just as easy to use for those with disabilities.

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Lenovo YOGA 910 Review

Lenovo YOGA 910 Review

Lenovo has an update to its previously launched (and quite gorgeous) YOGA 900, and it is called the YOGA 910. This new model is no less beautiful than its 900 counterpart, bringing with it all the luxurious underpinnings and elements of the 900 with some notable updates, including a fully CNC-machined aluminum body and a 7th-gen Intel processor. Is the 910 worth the extra cost over the older 900? Read on to find out.

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Microsoft Teams makes work-chat simple: 5 things you need to know

Microsoft Teams makes work-chat simple: 5 things you need to know

Today Microsoft Teams takes on the other big name in chat-based workspace software Slack. To do this, they've made their process quite simple - and today we're making it even simpler to understand. As Microsoft enters this field of play with a competitor already well-fit in with work teams globally, we aim to explain how they plan to do it. Here we'll also explain what it Microsoft Teams means for the average consumer.

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iPad Pro boosts Apple’s market share as tablet space shrinks

iPad Pro boosts Apple’s market share as tablet space shrinks

The tablet market may be shrinking a bit, but that could be good news for Apple's share of it. A new report from Strategy Analytics shows Apple's market share in the realm of tablets growing in Q3 2016 despite sales taking a small dip year-over-year. This, the firm says, was due to Apple's iPad Pro, which is a tablet that can offer consumers a 2-in-1 experience.

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