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Samsung Galaxy Book2 is a 2-in-1 Windows tablet with Snapdragon 850

The Samsung Galaxy Book2 is a 12 inch Windows 10 tablet with a 2160 x 1440 AMOLED pixel display, a detachable keyboard cover, a pressure-sensitive pen, and built-in 4G LTE. It will be available this month from AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon and you’ll be able to buy one online for $1000 from the Microsoft Store […]

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Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 ships with Windows 10 Home or Pro (not Windows 10 S)

Microsoft’s Surface Laptop 2 is set to ship later this month and Microsoft says the 2.8 pound notebook is up to 85 percent faster than its predecessor, offers up to 14.5 hours of battery life, and comes in new color options. One other thing that sets it apart from the original Surface Laptop? The new […]

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Asus NovaGo review pt 2: It’s more versatile with Windows 10 Pro (but not any faster)

The Asus NovaGo is one of the first Windows 10 computers to ship with an ARM based processor. Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, the convertible tablet-style notebook promises long battery life, always-connected capabilities thanks to the built-in 4G LTE cellular modem, and silent operation thanks to a fanless design. It has some premium […]

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Switching from Windows 10 S to Windows 10 Pro takes less than a minute, no reboot required

For the past two weeks I’ve been getting to know Windows 10 S while testing the Asus NovaGo convertible laptop. It’s one of the first Windows 10 computers to ship with an ARM processor, and it also ships with a version of Windows 10 that stops you from installing third-party apps unless they com from […]

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Asus NovaGo review pt 1: Windows 10 S on ARM really isn’t ready for prime time (yet)

Microsoft has been changing the way we think about Windows over the past few years. Windows 10 is a software-as-a-service release. Instead of asking users to pay to upgrade to a new version a few years after launching Windows 10, Microsoft has been releasing about two major updates per year… while still calling the operating […]

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Microsoft will offer S “mode” of various Windows 10 editions

Windows 10 S as it exists today is basically a streamlined version of Windows 10 Pro that offers features such as Bitlocker disk encryption and shared PC configuration, but which lacks the ability to run apps that aren’t downloaded from the Microsoft Store. That’s why when you opt to switch from Windows 10 S to […]

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HP Envy x2 with Snapdragon 835 up for pre-order for $1000 (ships by March 9th)

HP is now taking pre-orders for its first Windows 10 PC powered by an ARM-based processor. And as expected, it’s not cheap. The HP Envy x2 with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB of UFS storage is selling for $1000 and it’s expected to ship by March 9th, 2018. The 2-in-1 […]

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Lenovo Miix 630 Windows tablet with Snapdragon 835 coming this spring for $800

Lenovo is launching its first Windows tablet powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. The Miix 630 is a 2-in-1 tablet with a detachable backlit keyboard and pen support, much like the company’s Miix 520 and Miix 510 tablets. But the new model features a Snapdragon 835 processor for long battery life and always-connected 4G LTE […]

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Hands-on with the HP Envy x2 Windows tablet with Snapdragon 835

HP’s first Windows PC powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 is coming next spring, but I got a chance today to spend some time with a pre-release version of the upcoming HP Envy x2. It’s a 2-in-1 tablet with a 12.3 inch display, a detachable keyboard cover, and a digital pen. And honestly, if I hadn’t […]

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HP Envy x2 2-in-1 Windows PC with Snapdragon 835 promises up to 20 hours battery life

HP has been offering Envy x2 tablets with detachable keyboards for a few years, but the company’s new Envy x2 model is the first to use a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor rather than an Intel chip. Among other things, that means the new HP Envy x2 will be thinner and lighter than its predecessors. But […]

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Surface Laptop owners can upgrade to Windows 10 Pro for free through March, 2018

Windows 10 S is basically a stripped down version of Windows 10 Pro designed with educators and students in mind. While it’s easiest to think of what the operating system doesn’t let you do (like installing apps from sources other than the Windows Store or changing the default web browser), it also has a bunch […]

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Windows Insider Preview updates: Windows 10 S joins the program, Redstone 4 previews coming soon

Another week, another preview build of Windows 10 pushed out to members of the Windows Insider Preview program. But there are a few noteworthy things about Build 16273. At first glance, this update looks kind of boring: there are a bunch of bug fixes but no major new features. The reason is the interesting part: […]

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Asus launches VivoBook W202 notebook with Windows 10 S (or Home… or Pro)

Windows 10 S is kind of Microsoft’s answer to Google’s Chrome OS: it’s a light-weight operating system that can run on entry-level or high-end hardware that puts an emphasis on security and ease-of-use rather than support for the widest possible range of third-party applications. One key difference between Windows 10 S and Chrome OS? You […]