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Heavyweight battle: Surface Book vs Macbook Pro

Microsoft and Apple have both recently added new devices to their high-end lineups but which machine is better for you? CIO.com senior writer, Sarah White matches these two machines up to see who is the victor.

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HP Spectre x360 review: Faster, smaller, and better than before

HP's Spectre x360 gets a major upgrade that makes it not only the best convertible laptop, but possibly the best ultrabook laptop, period.

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Acer Predator 15 review: A fast, affordable gaming laptop trapped in a heavy chassis

The Acer Predator returns with a slimmed-down pricetag and a beefed-up chassis.

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Acer Swift 7 review: The world's thinnest laptop is starving for power

Acer's Swift 7 dethrones HP's Spectre 13.3 by being just 9.9mm at its skinniest point, but it sheds more than just slivers of an inch.

Acer Swift 7 review: This slender ultrabook focuses on just the basics

Thin may be in, but you can get more bang for your buck.

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MacBook Pro with Touch Bar review: The best bits of iOS in a really great Mac

The 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros are naturally thin, fast, and expensive. But the innovative new Touch Bar makes them surprisingly delightful to use.

MacBook Pro review: The Touch Bar bridges the gap between iPad and Mac

With its innovative, contextual, customizable controls, the Touch Bar makes the new MacBook Pros worth buying.

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Surface Book i7 review: Still unique and still blazing fast

Microsoft's interpretation of a laptop offers incredible battery life and class-leading graphics performance.

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13-inch MacBook Pro review: Too many tradeoffs

The entry-level 2016 MacBook Pro—the one without a Touch Bar—compromises on graphics, ports, and RAM speed.

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Dell XPS 13 Kaby Lake review: Yes, this is the best one so far

It’s an incremental update, but Dell’s latest XPS 13 gets a decent performance boost from Kaby Lake and enhanced graphics support.

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Alienware 13 (2016) review: The first OLED gaming laptop has landed

Alienware's 13-inch gaming laptop not only offers a stunning OLED screen, but also a redesigned chassis, solid construction, and superb performance. It's the whole package.

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MSI GS63VR Stealth review: A game-changing amount of performance in a laptop

With Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 graphics, MSI's GS63VR gives you near-GTX 980 performance in a 4-pound laptop.

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Hands-on: The MacBook Pro's innovative Touch Bar will grab you

Apple's newest Mac packs a strip of iOS-style contextual controls into the Touch Bar. There's also a new keyboard and four Thunderbolt 3 ports.

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Origin EON17-X review: Hot and loud, but oh so fast

The EON17-X embraces the big and bad stereotype for gaming laptops, delivering generous amounts of performance, heat, and noise.

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HP Omen 17 review: Great gaming performance at a great price

HP's updated Omen 17 offers GTX1070 performance and a 4K G-Sync screen for less than two grand.

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Asus ZenBook 3 review: This MacBook clone is powerful but too faithful to the original

You get great performance in this compact ultrabook, thanks to a 15-watt Kaby Lake processor and other high-end parts, but its single port for data and charging limits its general appeal.

Asus ZenBook 3 review: This compact laptop puts the MacBook on the ropes, but doesn't deliver a KO

This 12-inch MacBook clone is a premium Windows ultraportable, but a few design choices keep it from rising above all its competition—MacOS and Windows alike.

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Intel Kaby Lake Review: What optimization can do for a 14nm CPU

There's no die shrink, but Intel's 7th-gen chip brings both a decent performance boost and buttery smooth support for advanced video playback.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga review: This 2-in-1's OLED screen will color your computing world

With an OLED display and an NVMe SSD, the Lenovo X1 Yoga delivers rich colors and top-notch performance.