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Acer Spin 1 is a compact, convertible notebook with mix of premium and budget specs

Acer is updating its Spin line of convertible laptops with a new 11.6 inch model that weighs less than 2.8 pounds and measures about 0.55 inches thick. The new Acer Spin 1 features a metal chassis, a 1920 x 1080 pixel IPS touchscreen display with support for an optional Acer Active Stylus. So you might think […]

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System76 Linux laptops get Kaby Lake, NVIDIA GTX 10 updates

System76 is one of a handful of companies that sells computers that ship with Linux pre-installed, which means folks who have no plans to use Windows don’t have to pay for a license and they don’t have to install and configure an operating system on their own. The company’s entry-level 14 inch laptop has been […]

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AsusPro B9440 is a 2.3 pound, 14 inch notebook

2017 seems to be a good year for laptops with super-slim bezels. Dell kicked things off a few years ago with its XPS 13 line of laptops that had featured 13.3 inch displays in computers the size of 12 inch laptops, thanks to skinny bezels around the sides of the screen. This year Dell is […]

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Lenovo’s new ThinkPad laptops include models with Intel Optane storage

Lenovo is refreshing its ThinkPad line of laptops just ahead of the new year, and there are a few key changes. The new laptops ship with 7th-gen Intel Core “Kaby Lake” processors. They all feature Microsoft Precision touchpad drivers with support for Windows 10 features. And they all come with Windows 10 Signature Edition software, […]

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Xiaomi expands Mi Notebook family with LTE, Core i7 models

Xiaomi launched its first two laptops this summer, and like the company’s smartphones, the Mi Notebook Air laptops offer high-end specs at reasonably affordable prices. Now Xiaomi is expanding the lineup with two new models, both featuring 4G LTE modems with support for the China Mobile wireless network. The new models are a bit pricier […]

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2017 LG Gram laptops shed weight, gain Thunderbolt 3 and fingerprint scanners (leaks)

The LG Gram of notebooks are ultraportable computers that weigh about a kilogram, which explains the name. But is looks like LG’s next-gen models will be a bit lighter, weighing just 940 grams, or about 2.1 pounds. At the same time, LG is apparently adding features including a fingerprint sensor built into the touchpad and a […]

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Panasonic’s ultraportable Let’s Note laptops go Kaby Lake (in Japan)

Panasonic’s Let’s Note line of laptops are tiny, powerful, and sadly unavailable in the US or Europe. But if you happen to be in Japan, soon you’ll be able to pick up Panasonic’s new 10.1 inch, 12.1 inch, or 14 inch laptops powered by Intel Kaby Lake processors. Most of the new notebooks will be available […]

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The new Razer Blade gaming laptop features models with Kaby Lake, NVIDIA Pascal

Razer is updating its Blade line of 12.5 inch and 14 inch gaming laptops. The new 2.8 pound, 12.5 inch Razer Blade Stealth is a portable notebook with an Intel Core i7-7500U Kaby Lake processor and Intel HD 620 integrated graphics. The notebook measures half an inch thick and offers up to 9 hours of battery life…. […]