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Before the Surface Laptop Studio: A brief history of notebooks easel-like hinges and pull-forward displays

Microsoft’s new Surface Laptop Studio is an unusual-looking convertible notebook. Sure, you can use it as a laptop or tablet, but its display doesn’t rotate 360 degrees until it’s behind the keyboard. Instead you pull the screen forward. Pull part way and you’ve got an easel that you can use to create digital artwork. Keep pulling […]

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Acer Aspire R 13 convertible gets a Skylake upgrade

Acer is giving its Aspire R 13 convertible laptop an upgrade. The latest model is available with up to an Intel Core i7 Skylake processor, up to 8GB of RAM, up to 1TB of storage, and up to a 2560 x 1440 pixel touchscreen display. The new Acer Aspire R 13 should be available in […]

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Acer Aspire S7 ultrabook and R 13 convertible get Broadwell updates

Acer is giving two of its portable Windows notebooks a spec bump by swapping out 4th-gen Intel Core “Haswell” chips for new 5th-gen “Broadwell” processors. The Acer Aspire S7 ultrabook is a thin and light laptop that’s been available in one form or another for a few years, but which Acer says should now get […]