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Origin beastly new EON laptops boast full-blown desktop Core i7 processors

"Gaming laptop? I'll show you a gaming laptop," Origin says, before unveiling the beastly EON15-X and EON17-X.

Asus takes on Apple with ultra-thin Transformer Book Chi

Asus rolled out the new Transformer Book Chi convertibles at CES, calling them a better option than Apple's Macbook Air and iPad Air. The company also updated its popular Zenfone with two new models.

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ThinkPads get Broadwell and break the 100 million mark

Lenovo says it has broken a milestone by shipping 100 million—that's with an 'm'—ThinkPads.

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Acer refreshes Aspire line with 5th-gen Intel CPUs and RealSense imaging technology

Acer updates several systems with new chips and shoehorns Intel's awesome RealSense into a massive 17-inch notebook. Many specs remain the same from prior models, though.

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AMD hopes to squeeze Carrizo into more laptops with a plug-and-play board design

AMD's barely present in the laptop market right now, but the company plans to change that with a new chip and components strategy

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Amazon's three top-selling computers for the holidays were... Chromebooks

What shoppers seem to want is a cheap, sub-$300 laptop. Chromebooks fit the bill, but supercheap Windows PCs like HP's Stream are also selling very well.

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Your new PC needs these 22 free, excellent programs

Start off right with solid security tools, productivity software, and other programs that every PC needs.

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Purism discovered how to make open-source software laptops even more open

Purism, the creator of the freedom-obsessed Librem 15 laptop, says it has figured out way to get new Intel CPUs to play nice without proprietary firmware.

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OnePlus turns one, celebrates with battery pack accessory, ROM-naming contest

The company is also throwing a contest to name its newest custom ROM.

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Tokyo court hears lawsuit against Apple over laptop charger pins

Supplier Shimano Manufacturing wants a sales injunction and US$8.4 million for patent infringement

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Lenovo recalls more than 500,000 power cords due to spark, burn risk

Nearly half a million Lenovo devices in the U.S. need to swap out their power cord ASAP after Lenovo recalls the LS-15 AC adapter.

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Samsung starts selling $200 Gear VR 'Innovator Edition'

Got a Galaxy Note 4? For an extra $200, you can take part in virtual reality experiments from Samsung and Oculus.

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Are HP's new EliteBooks too cool to be corporate?

The latest generation includes carbon-fiber chassis designs, SSDs, versatile displays, and tantalizing hints of future Intel CPUs.

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Android bloatware alert: DT Ignite automated app installer spotted on T-Mobile, Verizon phones

Some Galaxy Note 4 and LG G3 owners on these carriers have reported the uninvited appearance of the installer and some apps--and worse, the apps can be difficult to uninstall.