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I Love Nearly Every Single Thing About This Gigantic Gaming Laptop

When companies continually try to shoehorn features like curved displays or modular add-ons into devices where they don’t necessarily belong, I often find myself wondering why they’re working so hard to include features of such dubious value. But perhaps the best example of this are all the manufacturers trying to install mechanical keyboards on gaming laptops. Every laptop with a mechanical keyboard seems to also feature a long list of compromises that include gargantuan chassis, excessive price tags, or awkward layouts that leave the system with a scrunched up touch-pads. But then the MSI GT75VR Titan Pro came along and showed that it was really poor execution, and not a bad idea, that has made laptops with mechanical keyboards so frustrating. The set on the GT75VR is different; this thing is legit. Read More >>

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Details About Lenovo’s Mysterious 25th Anniversary ThinkPad Leak

For fans of Lenovo’s (and before that IBM’s) no-nonsense business systems, 2017 marks a momentous occasion as it’s the 25th anniversary of the ThinkPad line. And for quite a while, rumors were floating around that Lenovo was going to make a special throwback ThinkPad to celebrate the date, to the point that Lenovo later came out and confirmed it was happening. However, despite that admission, Lenovo’s secretive approach had many wondering what its commemorative laptop would actually look like. Read More >>

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Review: Lenovo’s Best Gaming Laptop Drops the Ball in One Very Crucial Way

There’s no shortage of computer makers that would like to sell you a big, expensive gaming laptop. So in an effort to differentiate themselves, companies are thinking of ways to make a portable screen attached to a keyboard and some silicon inside seem more attractive. Asus latched onto Nvidia’s new Max Q design program for its new Zephyrus gaming laptop and crammed top-of-the-line specs into previously unheard of thin-and-light body. Meanwhile, Acer’s Predator 21x stretches the very definition of a laptop (and your wallet) by packing pretty much anything the company could think of into an absolutely monstrous body. Lenovo is taking a different, and unfortunately, slightly more sedate path with its flagship Legion Y920 gaming laptop — this laptop looks like one made by everyone else, and for Lenovo, which is known for some really out there and often stunning design choices, this is an uninspiring take. Read More >>

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Lenovo Gets a Slap On the Wrist For Loading Up Computers With Dangerous Adware

Users who purchased a Lenovo PC between September 2014 and January 2015 got an extra special surprise in the form of adware that left them wide open to malicious attacks. After two and a half years of legal wrangling, America's Federal Trade Commission (FTC) settled its lawsuit against the company, and it’s hard to imagine that executives learned their lesson. Read More >>

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Here Are the Coolest Laptops Getting New Intel 8th-Gen Chips (For Now)

A couple of weeks ago, Intel announced its first batch of 8th-generation CPUs. They’re improved versions of the current Kaby Lake chips, but with double the cores. The result is that Intel says these chips offer up to 44 per cent better performance with a negligible impact on battery life. While these chips might not have the fancy new Intel 14nm++ architecture we were expecting, the new 8th-gen chips allow PC makers to put quad-core chips in systems that previously capped out at two and that’s still damn cool. Read More >>

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Razer’s Giant Laptop Gets a Much Cheaper Version

Affordability and Razer are not, typically, words that go together. The PC peripheral company has developed a reputation in the last few years for making sharp looking laptops that are ultra thin and ultra pricey for the guts inside of them. But the new 1080p Razer Blade Pro, at £1,800, is positively reasonable. No one else is making a giant laptop that is this thin and powerful at that price. Read More >>

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NASA’s Curiosity Rover Captures Haunting Images of Clouds on Mars 

Last month, NASA’s Curiosity rover captured some of the most remarkable images of Martian clouds we’ve ever seen. Now rare, these Earth-like cirrus clouds are a glimpse into the Red Planet’s distant past. Read More >>

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Microsoft’s Surface Laptop Is A ‘Glue-Filled Monstrosity’, Can’t Be Repaired Without ‘Destroying It’

While Microsoft's Surface Laptop might look the goods, once you get inside the thing, well, it reveals its uglier, less repairable side. As iFixit recently discovered, if something inside the portable PC goes bang, you'll almost certainly have to get a complete new one. Read More >>

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White House Seriously Considering Banning Laptops on All International Flights to the US

Following a ban of in cabin electronic devices that are “larger than a smartphone” on flights coming to the US from locations in eight majority-Muslim countries, it appears the White House wants to expand its curious policy. This morning, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly told Fox News’ Chris Wallace that he was considering applying the ban to all incoming international flights. Read More >>

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Europe Escapes US Flights Laptop Ban

The tiny handful of people that still like the idea of going to America are in luck, as US and European officials have negotiated a way to stop us from being banned from taking anything larger than a smartphone into aeroplane cabins. Read More >>

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Rose Gold Is The Best Thing That’s Ever Happened To Tech And I Will Hear No Arguments

Call me basic all you want — and it's true, I totally am — but I absolutely adore rose gold. In fact, if I'm being brutally honest, I think rose gold is the best thing that has ever happened to tech. Read More >>

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Well Shit, Some HP Laptops Came With a Keylogger Pre-Installed

Laptops coming with bloatware is a huge pain in the arse as it is, but matters get a thousand times worse when that bloat compromises security. It happened to Lenovo more than once, and now it's happened to HP. Read More >>

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I Freaking Love This ThinkPad

I was walking through the office with Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Carbon dangling between two fingers when my colleague spied the logo. “That was my first computer,” she said with immeasurable fondness. The ThinkPad was a lot of people’s first computer. Early ThinkPads were built like a tank and ran smooth like a spinning top. These days, the brand, which IBM sold to Lenovo a decade ago, doesn’t have quite its 90s cachet, but its continues to be a workhorse — and the new fifth generation of its stellar Carbon line is a slick refinement of everything you’ve ever loved about that familiar black machine. Read More >>

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Trump Might Add UK Airports to the Naughty Terrorist Laptop Ban List

That man in America who sets the day's news from Twitter in bed each morning has struck again, with the latest rumours from Trumpland suggesting that UK and European airports could join the ban on bringing laptops and tablets into the country on flights. Read More >>

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Everyone Exaggerates Laptop Battery Life Except Apple

A new study from Which? shows what we've all long suspected: many manufacturers hugely overstate how long their laptop batteries last. Read More >>