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HP Envy x360, Pavilion x360 convertible laptops get makeovers, better battery life

These consumer models take cues from the higher-end Spectre x360 to bring convertible talents to budget-friendly levels.

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Apple's new 12-inch MacBook closely guards its secrets with screws, solder, and glue

iFixit took apart Apple's latest Retina MacBook to see what makes it tick, and it wasn't easy.

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Fancy a wire-free laptop? Intel just showed one

Intel's prototype can be wirelessly charged and connected to peripherals. Others like it could be launched in 2016, or even later this year.

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Dell loads Ubuntu Linux onto its best thin-and-light laptop

The XPS 13 Developer Edition comes in four configurations, and is a smidgeon cheaper than its Windows counterpart.

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US challenges China in supercomputing race with upcoming 180-petaflop system

It's a U.S. Department of Energy supercomputer called Aurora, which will be deployed in 2018

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Dell's Venue 10 7000 vs Microsoft Surface 3: Same price, different appeal

The Venue runs Android 5.0 and is thinner and lighter, while the Surface 3 comes with Windows, Office and more ports.

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Raspberry Pi 2 laptop coming with Pi-Top assembly kit

The Pi-Top kit will turn an otherwise stationary Raspberry Pi 2 into a portable computer.

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ARM fades from Windows PCs and tablets, but grows in Chromebooks

New Chromebook laptops are giving ARM a new lease on life, even as the Windows RT devices they were supposedly targeted toward get phased out.

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Hands on: The $149 Hisense Chromebook succeeds at being incredibly affordable

It would be easy to ding this device for what it doesn't have, but this Chromebook isn't about flashy features. It's about making a PC pretty much anyone could own.

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Meet the Asus Chromebook Flip, a $249 Chrome OS tablet with a 360-degree hinge

Google will be updating Chrome OS to make it easy to use this convertible Chromebook in clamshell or tablet mode, or in between.

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Acer adds horsepower to Chromebook with Intel Broadwell chip

Acer has added a Core i5 processor its Chromebook C910, which up to now has run on Core i3 or Celeron chips

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Asus G501 offers 4K, new GeForce, PCIe SSD and even Thunderbolt in superthin case

Asus new G501 tries to walk the fine line between being thin while still letting you play games.

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If you hate PC bloatware, here are the vendors to avoid

Bloatware or crapware clogs your PC, slowing it down and gobbling up space. A little research can help you avoid the worst offenders.