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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 […]

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Acer, Asus launch compact gaming laptops with NVIDIA Max-Q designs

Over the past few years PC makers have launched a handful of gaming laptops with thin-and-light designs. But typically they’ve featured compromises when it comes to CPU, graphics, and other hardware. Now that NVIDIA has launched its Max-Q laptop platform, we’re starting to see compact gaming notebooks with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 or GTX 1080 graphics. […]