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Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Tablet modules add features but limit functionality

We go hands-on with Lenovo's two of three add-on hardware modules for the ThinkPad X1 Tablet, and find one's a winner.

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The future of Windows: We vet the rumors of what Microsoft may announce this week

Microsoft's press event in New York on Wednesday promises us a look at what's next for the Windows ecosystem: a Surface AIO? Something more? Here's what we expect to see.

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Patriots coach Bill Belichick benches Microsoft's Surface, says it's undependable

New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Tuesday that "he's done" with the Microsoft Surface tablets that the NFL uses.

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A Surface all-in-one PC may lead a Microsoft hardware refresh in October

A new report suggests we'll see Microsoft launch a Surface all-in-one device at the end of next month.

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Microsoft Surface tablets gear up for football season with new NFL Type Covers

Microsoft and the NFL launch themed Surface tablet Type Covers, allowing you to show off your allegiance at the office.

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Rumors: Microsoft Surface, Band updates could lead a fall splash of Windows hardware

Microsoft may be planning to update its branded hardware this fall, with updated Surface Pro 4s and a new Microsoft Band 3. But are new Surface all-in-ones waiting in the wings? We round up the rumors.

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Microsoft's pricey Surface Book is getting stomped by the ancient Surface Pro 3

Microsoft customers have overwhelmingly adopted the Surface Pro 3 and Surface Pro 4, according to new data released by AdDuplex, while the pricier Surface Book garners just a small slice of market share.

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The momentum for OLED laptops and tablet PCs has faded

In January, innovative laptops and hybrids with snazzy OLED screens took CES by storm. Five months on, that train seems to have come to a screeching halt.

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As tablet sales take a dive, analysts expect smartphone vendors to launch convertibles

A new report from IDC tracks the tablet's ongoing decline, while detachable tablets like Microsoft's Surface rise in popularity. Now smartphone vendors are getting into the act, applying their mobile acumen to compete with PC vendors.

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Microsoft might be eyeing a Surface phone with a trackpoint/fingerprint reader

Microsoft's new patent filing envisions a trackpoint with an embedded fingerprint sensor, enabling Windows Hello in mobile devices.

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5 reasons why the 9.7-inch iPad Pro can't be a PC replacement

Apple is taking a shot at Windows PCs with its new 9.7-inch iPad Pro tablet, calling it the "ultimate PC replacement."

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Apple trolls Windows users, touting 9.7-inch iPad Pro as 'ultimate PC replacement'

Apple touts the iPad Pro 8.9-inch as the 'ultimate PC replacement.' We'll see about that.

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Samsung ships its Surface clone, the Galaxy TabPro S, tomorrow

Samsung launches its first Windows tablet, the Galaxy TabPro S, which offers a cheaper alternative to the Microsoft Surface Pro line.

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Windows will win as PCs evolve from desktops to detachables, IDC report says

IDC predicts that the next iteration in the PC will be detachable tablets, which will fold in more traditional slate-style devices.

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Microsoft's Plumbago app promises to make your chickenscratch legible

In theory, the Plumbago app for Windows should make handwritten notes on a tablet legible. In practice, it doesn't seem to do anything.