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Samsung Notebook 7 Spin, Notebook 9, and Notebook 9 Pen launch Feb 18th

Samsung’s premium laptop lineup for 2018 hits the streets next week. All of the new notebooks the company unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in January will be available in the US starting February 15th: Samsung Notebook 7 Spin (2018) for $900 Samsung Notebook 9 Pen for $1400 13 inch Samsung Notebook 9 (2018) for […]

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HP updates its business laptops with new EliteBook 800, ZBook 14u and 15u models

HP is updating its business laptop lineup with new EliteBook 800 series devices sporting 8th-gen Intel Core processors and a slimmer design, and new HP ZBook 14u and 15u mobile workstations that feature similar upgrades. In fact, HP says the new ZBook 14u G5 is the thinnest mobile workstation from any company. HP EliteBook 800 […]

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Toshiba laptops with 8th-gen Intel Core chips coming soon

Toshiba is updating its laptop lineup with 6 new models sporting 8th-gen Intel chips coming this quarter. The new Toshiba Portege X20W, Portege X30, Tecra X40, Tecra Z50, Tecra A50 and Tecra C50 are all business-class notebooks that sport Intel’s quad-core, U-series chips with Intel vPro. The Portege X20W is a 12.5 inch convertible with a […]

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Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air updated with 8th-gen Intel Core chips

Xiaomi is updating its 13.3 inch Mi Notebook Air thin and light laptop with new models sporting 8th-gen Intel Core processors. The new model still weighs just 2.9 pounds and still measures just about 0.6 inches thick. But now it packs a quad-core processor and improved cooling. Prices are expected to start at about $850 […]

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Acer Nitro 5 is a gaming laptop with AMD Ryzen Mobile for $799 and up

AMD’s Ryzen Mobile processor lineup is well-positioned to take on Intel’s 8th-gen Core U-series quad-core processors in terms of price and performance. But so far HP has been the only company to release a laptop with Ryzen Mobile processor options. Now Acer wants in on the action. The company’s new Nitro 5 gaming laptop is […]

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Acer Swift 7 ultrathin notebook gets a 2018 update (with 4G LTE)

Acer is updating its thin and light Swift 7 notebook. The 2018 edition is still a ridiculously slim notebook with an Intel Kaby Lake-Y processor. But the new model has an all-black aluminum unibody chassis, integrated 4G LTE, and a 14 inch touchscreen display. The Acer Swift 7 SF714-51 should be available in April for […]

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Dell XPS 13 with 8th-gen Intel Core now available (with Windows or Ubuntu)

Dell’s new XPS 13 laptop is thinner than its predecessors, features slimmer bezels, and adds a Windows Hello-compatible infrared camera. There’s also a brand new white model if you prefer that to the black and silver version Dell’s been offering for the past few years. I got a chance to check out the new XPS […]

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Dell Vostro 14 5471 business laptop sports 8th-gen Intel Core and AMD Radeon R530 graphics

Intel’s 8th-gen “Kaby Lake Refresh” chips bring major CPU performance improvements to laptops by doubling the core count from 2 to 4. But their Intel UHD 620 graphics is pretty exactly the same as the Intel HD 620 graphics found in dual-core 7th-gen “Kaby Lake” chips. So if you want a laptop with higher CPU […]

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HP launches ProBook 400 G5 business laptops with Kaby Lake Refresh chips

HP is updating its business laptop lineup with new 13.3 inch, 15.6 inch, and 17.3 inch HP ProBook 400 G5 series laptops. As usual, the model I’m most interested in is the smallest, which is the 13.3 inch HP ProBook 430 G5 notebook that measures 12.8″ x 9.2″ x 0.8″ and weighs about 3.3 pounds. […]

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Computex: Windows 10 S notebooks from Asus, Acer, Dell, Fujitsu, and HP on display

Some of the first laptops expected to ship with Microsoft’s stripped-down version of Windows are on display at the Computex show in Taiwan this week. Tech blogger Roland Quandt spotted at least 5 different notebooks running Windows 10 S. For the most part, these look like budget laptops, which makes sense, since developed Windows 10 […]