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Surface Pro 4 vs. Surface Book: How to decide

Two great machines, one hard choice. We walk through the pros and cons so you can decide.

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Review: Galago Pro is a Linux laptop for professionals

Galago Pro comes with OEM version Ubuntu 16.04 and offers a great ‘out-of-the-box’ experience.

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Surface Laptop vs. Surface Pro 4: We compare prices, features and more

Comparing the specs of Microsoft's new Surface Laptop to its older Surface Pro 4 cousin can tell you a lot. For one thing, Microsoft really needs to update the Surface Pro 4.

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HP rolls out patch to fix keylogging bug in certain laptops

Consumers with HP laptops that have been accidentally recording their keystrokes can easily address the problem with a patch from the PC maker.

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Surface Laptop vs. Surface Book: The prices and features of two premium laptops, compared

Microsoft's Surface Laptop and Surface Book are both beautiful, premium laptops, but we dive deep into their specs to help you decide which one's best for you.

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Certain HP laptops are found recording users' keystrokes

Over two dozen HP laptop models may have secretly been recording users’ keystrokes by mistake, according to a Swiss security firm.

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DHS 'likely' to expand laptop ban on flights

Loaner laptops at the gate may help, but OS and app-compatibility issues could be a problem.

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HP's Elite x2 is the Surface Pro 4 update we wish Microsoft would make

As the Surface Pro 4 ages rapidly, the Elite x2's Kaby Lake CPUs, bigger SSDs, and other perks make it look shinier than Microsoft's supposed flagship.

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US device searches at borders ignite resistance

In CBP's fiscal year 2015, the agency searched just 8,503 devices during 383.2 million border crossings. But in fiscal year 2016, the number of device searches jumped to 19,033, and in the first six months of FY2017, CBP searched...

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How to prevent your data from being searched at the US border

Travelers concerned about their privacy can take steps to protect their data as they cross the U.S. border. They should remember the old Boy Scout motto: Be prepared.

Microsoft's Surface Pro 5 won't appear before a 'meaningful change'

A Surface Pro 5 launch this month is looking less likely.

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Surface Laptop vs. MacBook Air vs. Dell XPS 13 vs. HP Spectre x360 13t: A specs comparison

It's a thin-and-light spec fight! We haven't tested the Surface Laptop yet, but we can compare its specs to the competition's and see how it measures up, at least on paper.

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Surface Laptop: Everything you need to know

Microsoft's thin, light, beautiful Surface Laptop is the halo PC for Windows 10 S. Read all about it here.

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Windows 10 S laptops won't let you switch from Edge or Bing

Windows 10 S makes Edge and Bing your default browser and search engine—and they can't be changed.

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Microsoft Surface Laptop hands-on

Living somewhere between Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book in Microsoft's line-up, the Surface Laptop would seem to offer an ideal balance between portability, performance and price.

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Microsoft made a laptop for students

Microsoft's Surface Laptop is thin, fast, and made for the classroom.

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Google's surging Chromebooks will test Microsoft's new Windows 10 S PCs

Microsoft for years has been trying to tackle the growing threat of Google's Chrome OS, which is siphoning PC market share away from Windows.

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Surface Laptop hands-on: Microsoft transforms the Surface Pro 4 into a mainstream laptop

Microsoft's Surface Laptop boasts the expected amazing Surface display plus all-day battery life in a sturdy laptop for students.

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