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Global PC shipments are up due to COVID-19, but not everyone can get one

It’s been a rough decade for personal computer makers as sales have slumped due to a combination of factors including the rise of smartphones and other mobile devices and decisions by PC users to upgrade or replace older hardware less frequently. But then the COVID-19 pandemic hit, leading millions of people around the world to […]

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Now you can buy laptops with elementary OS pre-installed (GNU/Linux distribution)

Elementary OS is an Ubuntu-based Linux distribution with an emphasis on speed, privacy, and ease-of-use. It also happens to have a user interface that’s reminiscent of macOS and a slightly controversial history of  trying to guilt people into paying for free software. Like most GNU/Linux distributions, you can download elementary OS for free (or make […]

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Lenovo IdeaPad 14 laptops come with either AMD Ryzen 4000 or Intel Ice Lake

Lenovo’s new IdeaPad 14 laptops  are set to ship in April with a choice of processor families — and two different starting prices. If you want a model with an AMD Ryzen 4000 series processor, you’ll be able to pick one up for as little as $850. But prices start at $1210 for models with […]

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Acer ConceptD 7 Ezel high-power convertible notebooks coming in June for $2700 and up

After introducing the Acer ConceptD 9 Pro laptop with an “Ezel Aero Hinge” last year, Acer is adding two new notebooks with this unusual hinge to its lineup, The new Acer ConceptD 7 Ezel is a 15.6 inch convertible laptop with a hinge that not only allows you to use the computer in laptop or tablet […]

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MSI Creator 17 could be the first laptop with a Mini LED display

Apparently laptops with OLED displays are old hat, because MSI is introducing the first laptop with newfangled Mini LED display that it says offers better brightness, contrast, and efficiency. The upcoming MSI Creator 17 will make its debut at the Consumer Electronics Show in January. MSI says the Mini LED technology means the laptop has a […]

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Lenovo’s Yoga C640, C740, and S740 laptops coming soon for $850 and up

Lenovo is going all-in on 10th-gen Intel processors for its new Yoga laptop lineup. In addition to the new top-of-the-line Yoga C940, the company has unveiled four more models, all of which will be available with up to a 10th-gen Intel Core i7 processor. The 13.3 inch Lenovo Yoga C640 will sell for $849 and […]

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Samsung’s new Notebook 7 thin & light laptops coming in July

Samsung is refreshing its Notebook 7 line of thin and light laptops with new models including a compact 13.3 inch model that measures half an inch thick and weighs 2.8 pounds… and a premium 15.6 inch model that weighs 4.1 pounds and packs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 graphics. The new Samsung Notebook 7 series notebooks […]

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Xiaomi launches new 12.5-inch Mi Notebook Air for under $600

Xiaomi just revealed a new addition to its Macbook Air-inspired laptop range last month, the 13.3-inch Mi Notebook Air. Now they’re back with a slightly smaller model. The newest Mi Notebook Air sports a 12.5-inch display and is on sale now with the same RMB 3,999 (about $580) price tag as the 13.3-incher. If you’re […]