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Hands-on: Acer's affordable Aspire Switch 10 hybrid is saved by its dock

Acer Aspire Switch 10 is an ordinary low-cost Windows tablet but may merit consideration for its unique keyboard dock

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Acer back-to-school Windows lineup includes $249 Aspire R 11 tablet and Aspire E laptops starting at $599

Acer isn't waiting for Windows 10 to unload its latest laptops and 2-in-1s.

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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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Moore’s Law turns 50: What’s next for this tale of incredible shrinking chips

Moore's Law took us from room-sized servers to computers on a stick, and the law itself may shrink to nothing soon--though new chip technologies could change everything.

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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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Intel to help Chinese vendors churn out more PCs

Chinese manufacturers have generally focused on mobile devices, instead of PCs

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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.