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Dell XPS 13 9300 review (13.4 inch thin and light laptop with Intel Ice Lake)

The Dell XPS 13 has been setting the standard for thin and light laptops for years — and the 2020 model is the smallest to date, measuring just 11.6″ x 7.8″ x 0.6″ and weighing just 2.64 pounds. Dell accomplished that by shrinking the bezel below the display to give the laptop a 91.5 percent […]

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Intel Frost Canyon NUC 10 review (with Intel Core i7-10710U Comet Lake)

Intel’s NUC computers are tiny desktop PCs that typically have laptop-class processors. But the thing about laptop processors is that some of them have gotten pretty good in recent years, offering desktop-class performance in some situations. For the past few weeks I’ve been using a new Intel NUC 10 mini PC with a Core i7-10710U […]

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Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 review (Ice Lake convertible laptop)

Dell’s XPS 13 line of laptops have set the standard in recent years for just how thin and light a notebook can be while still offering decent performance and long battery life. But the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 line of convertibles, which should be more versatile than their clamshell siblings, have been hampered by low […]

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Chuwi MiniBook 8 inch mini-laptop preview

The Chuwi MiniBook is a convertible mini-laptop with an 8 inch touchscreen display and a 360 degree hinge, a backlit keyboard, and a fingerprint sensor. It’s the first mini-laptop from Chuwi, a Chinese company that’s been selling cheap tablets, notebooks, and compact desktop computers for a few years. The folks at Chuwi sent me a […]

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One Mix 1S mini laptop review (7 inch convertible with Celeron 3965Y)

It’s been just over a year since One Netbook released their first compact computer, a 7 inch mini-laptop called the One Mix Yoga. Since then the company has released several other models including some with beefier specs and/or bigger screens and keyboards. Now One Netbook is going back to basics with the One Mix 1S Yoga. It’s […]

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Acer Swift 7 review: ultra-thin, ultra-light 14 inch laptop

Pick up the Acer Swift 7 (2019) laptop and you almost won’t believe that it is a laptop. It’s barely thicker than an iPhone, measuring just 9.95mm (0.4 inches thick). And weighing just 890 grams (a little under 2 pounds, it’s lighter than some hardcover books. Acer’s laptop has a 14 inch display, but it’s more […]

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Taihe Gemini portable 1080p touchscreen monitor preview

The Taihe Gemini portable monitor has made quite a splash since going up for pre-order on Kickstarter in January, having raised over $1 million from more than 3,200 backers so far — despite the project’s modest goal of just $10,000. Update 2/19/2019: The Kickstarter campaign has ended, but you can now pre-order a Gemini through an […]