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Review: The best 13-inch laptops for Windows 10

Laptops and convertibles from Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, and Microsoft square off in our performance, workability, and battery tests


Toshiba's $330 Chromebook 2 gets modest tweaks: backlit keyboard, Broadwell CPU

Toshiba’s 13-inch Chromebook 2 is a midrange product line, bigger than the typical 11-inch models and with some better features, including two Intel CPU options and up to 4GB of RAM. A basic model with Intel Celeron will cost $330,...

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Survey: Users love their desktops more than their cheapo tablets

Desktops aren't dying in the hearts and minds of many of the 2,946 people surveyed by the American Customer Satisfaction Index. The yearly customer satisfaction survey shows desktops holding strong, while tablets (other than iPads)...


Why Apple and Microsoft are suddenly playing nice

Tense history aside, Apple and Microsoft now share considerable opportunities in the business world. Both IT administrators and users stand to benefit if friendly relations between the two technology leaders continue to develop,...

5 reasons why Lego-like modular PCs aren't as exciting as they seem

The idea of easily-swappable PC parts has been floating around for years, but still doesn’t make a whole lot of sense.

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iPad Pro’s potential as a laptop replacement excites CIOs

With its 12.9-inch Retina Display and 64-bit processor, three CIOs say the iPad Pro could be a laptop replacement or, at least, a tablet alternative for healthcare workers, sales professionals and students.

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10 things to do before you lose your laptop

Your laptop computer lets you to stay in touch and be productive regardless of where you are. But if you aren’t careful that portability can be your downfall.


Lenovo Ideapad Miix 700 hands-on

Lenovo's tablet-laptop hybrid sports a solid keyboard and capable kickstand.

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Cheap and convertible Chromebooks debut at IFA: Lenovo’s 100S, Acer’s R 11

Lenovo’s Chromebook 100S costs just $179. The R 11’s 360-degree hinge makes it Acer's most versatile model yet.

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Lenovo debuts a dozen PCs with Skylake, from ThinkCentre Tiny to huge AiOs

Lenovo serves up fresh new choices for consumers and small businesses, in a wide variety of form factors. Many rock Skylake processors as standard or optional CPUs.

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Intel launches major new processor range

Intel has at last launched the chips it developed under the "Skylake" codename, now calling them sixth-generation Core processors. The launch is an important step for the company, which has had trouble keeping up in a marketplace that...

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Toshiba's swanky Satellite Radius 12 laptop is brimming with cutting-edge features

The Toshiba Satellite Radius 12 packs Intel's new Skylake processor, a 4K display option, and support for Windows Hello biometric security.

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Intel packs Skylake CPU with innovations as PC industry hopes to reboot

Skylake is “the best processor we’ve ever done,” said Intel's Kirk Skaugen. Move over, Broadwell: this is what the PC industry wants you to buy, starting with dozens of new Skylake PCs showing at IFA in Berlin.

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Seagate breaks through the 1TB-per-platter barrier for laptop drives

Seagate today announced its first laptop drive that can store 2TB of data using just two platters, allowing the company to manufacture them in a 7mm-high form factor.

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First Look: Dell Venue 10: A hybrid for Android lovers

As a notebook, is the Venue 10 a contender for professional needs? In terms of price, the answer becomes iffy because, frankly, it runs up against several options in the market, most of which are Windows two-in-one devices, like the...


Sony-less Vaio PCs returning to the U.S. this fall

The VAIO brand is coming to America (again) and it's as expensive as it's always been.

Vaio PCs to return to overseas markets this fall

Vaio, Sony's former laptop brand, is returning to overseas markets this fall, with sales of Windows 10 devices in the U.S. and Brazil.

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Intel Skylake CPU details revealed: These faster, more power-efficient chips can even drive three 4K monitors

Skylake-based laptops should offer a nice boost over today's Broadwell laptops, and here's why.

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