Don't-Miss Laptop Stories

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The $300 Kangaroo Notebook uses swappable mini-PCs to keep work and play separate

The Kangaroo Notebook rolling out in mid-October offers two self-contained PCs that can be swapped in and out of a single laptop dock.

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Why my older Chromebook has a right to live, even if Google says it's over

Chromebooks' five-year end-of-life policy—if it holds up—could put a lot of perfectly good laptops out of commission.

Chromebooks may add fingerprint scanning, following Android and Windows

A thread on Google's Chromium code repository suggests fingerprint scanning is being built into future Chromebooks, which would help the platform catch up with Android and Windows.

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Alienware laptops cram a full-blown Radeon RX 470 inside

AMD's Polaris makes its laptop debut by cramming a full-blown Radeon RX 470 inside of Alienware's new laptops.

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Razer replaces Blade and Blade Stealth laptop innards with newer, faster hardware

It's September, and you know what that means! Time for incremental laptop upgrades.

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Alienware fills its new laptops with GTX 10-series graphics

Alienware used PAX West to announce revamped 13, 15, and 17 laptops, with new chassis and thermal designs plus GTX 1060, 1070, and 1080 GPUs.

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Lenovo's Yoga Book makes it easy to be creative on the go

Lenovo's Yoga Book breaks away from traditional laptops with its versatile touch surface, which makes it easy to type, write, or draw digitally. It's also very lightweight and has a 360-degree hinge.

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Acer's convertible Chromebook R 13 is designed to welcome Android apps

Acer's versatile Chromebook R 13 is one good device to run Android apps because it can be a laptop or tablet.

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Acer's new Spin laptops double as tablets and start at $250

Acer's new Spin laptops can be used as a Windows laptop or a Windows tablet.

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Acer's Predator 21 X is the first laptop with a curved screen

Acer's Predator 21 X is stuffed with cutting-edge tech: a curved screen, a Kaby Lake CPU, and even Tobii eye-tracking. Dual GTX 1080 GPUs in SLI mean it's ready for the most intensive gameplay.

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Acer's Swift 7 is the leanest laptop ever

Acer's Swift 7 narrowly wins at just 9.98 mm compared to the 10.4-mm HP Spectre 13.3. A Kaby Lake CPU and SSD squeeze into its slender shell.

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Google quietly discontinues the Chromebook Pixel 2 without replacing it

The Chromebook Pixel 2's reign is over, and it's not clear what will replace it.

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Laptop speed boost: Blazing-fast SSDs are expected to overtake hard drives by 2018

A report by market research firm DRAMeXchange says that by 2018 half of all notebooks sold could be rocking SSDs instead of hard drives.

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10 key things to know about Intel's Kaby Lake CPUs

Intel's 7th-gen Kaby Lake CPUs will bring massive power savings when playing 4K video and a double-digit performance increase.

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Why Google plans to stop supporting your Chromebook after five years

Google's End of Life Policy sets a schedule for retiring older Chromebooks after about five years, but the details are murky. Here's what you need to know about security and feature updates