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    The Surface Pro 3 has been a steady product except for the several times it hasn't been. This is another time that Microsoft's updates have made it not a steady product. The Windows 10 Anniversary Update has been going out to the Surface Pro 3 for a few weeks and what it left for those owning the convertible with an LG Chem-made battery. What's supposed to have been a firmware improvement has turned into a degradation as users found that the computer was not charging when plugged. Furthermore, when a Surface Pro 3 came off the power supply, it would instantly turn off. One user was ...

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    We have walked 500 miles and we would walk 500 more to be the men that walked a thousand miles to podcast off the floor of apartment rental. That's all out of necessity for us to not only cover days and days of devices launched before and at the International Funkausstellung Berlin 2016, but in order for us to podcast. And this late audio file is the result of our fruits. Juan Carlos Bagnell and Jaime Rivera team up to talk about the pop and burn of the Galaxy Note 7, Google dropping Project Ara, the Star VR from Acer, Huawei's Nova before it, Sony's now-usual disappointments and a whole ...

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    Laptop? Sure. Tablet? You bet. Touchy screen? We're all keen. And with a price of only $399, we'd say that such a Chromebook has met its time. The Acer Chromebook R13 is the Taiwanese OEM's first such device to have the Google Play Store — you may know of that on cross-country competitor ASUS's Chromebook Flip — straight from the box and the first to sport a MediaTek chip for the device class (a quad-core M8173C CorePilot unit, if you're wondering). The 13.3-inch IPS touchscreen is rated at full HD resolution and comes below a 720p webcam. Talking memory, there's 4GB of RAM standard ...

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    Lenovo has a few separate products that are also getting their play before IFA today. That includes what the company claims as the thinnest convertible tablet running the latest Intel Core i processors and a simple Android tablet with killer media specs and a battery to last. But both the Yoga 910 and Yoga Tab 3 Plus, though, are said to get screens right. The Windows 10-running Yoga 910 is a 13.9-inch convertible that has a full HD IPS screen (or 4K if you can will it so) showing off the full sRGB gamut with only a 5mm bezel around the edges. Dolby Audio Premium enriches sound from the ...

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    A 2-in-1 tablet usually means that we're talking about laptop form factor, too. But with Lenovo's Yoga Book announced at its IFA pre-game show today, "2-in-1" can also refer to the software — you can choose to get an Android version or one with Windows 10. Here's the twist with this convertible, though: it has no physical buttons. There's a 10.1-inch 1920 x 1200 display on one side and a capacitive pad on the other that can house the virtual Halo Keyboard or the Create Pad. The Halo Keyboard only appears as you hit a text box, is able to provide word suggestions and can haptically ...

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    Huawei MateBook sales have kicked off in the UK at a slight premium from the scheduled US pricing. Now, the Microsoft Store is moving to up the ante stateside. In addition to selling the Huawei MateBook at its suggested prices with a free Portfolio Keyboard in either black or a tan (brown) color — a $129 value. That and — this is probably the most important part — you get three months of Hulu for free. It's interesting to note that the tan Portfolio Keyboard is in the box with the UK units. Update: Huawei is taking $100 off Amazon purchases of MateBooks and keyboards. Both promotions ...

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    If you want something sleek, very portable and a treat to run Windows 10 on, you've got a few options. A new one has just arrived at in the United Kingdom and it's called the Huawei Matebook. Unfortunately, as with most of these new-fangled convertible tablets, you're going to need to pay up. Currys sells two models: the first runs on an Intel Core m3 processor, has 4GB of RAM and 128GB of SSD storage and costs £749.99. The other model doubles the size of both memory bays and upgrades the processor to a Core m5. This one's fetching £999.99. As usual, these prices are large markups from ...

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    After months of parts procurement and electrical engineering, a crowd-designed Surface challenger is nearly ready to go onto its funding stage. Finnish startup Eve has announced some of the terms of its Indiegogo campaign behind its Pyramid Flipper project. Pre-orders are scheduled to begin in late September or early October for 500 units of the Pyramid Flipper, soon to be known as just "Eve". "By selling only 500 devices we wold be able to ensure our customer service, shipping and other operational activities function smoothly," co-founder Konstantinos Karatsevidis wrote in a forum post. ...

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    Want a different take on the Microsoft Surface 3? Huawei introduced one earlier this year with its MateBook. Since February, the products made its trek around the world. It's only now crawled back around to the US for a launch here. Hardware-wise, Huawei's crafted an 6.9mm thick aluminium chassis to hold in a 12-inch IPS LCD at 2160 x 1440 display with viewable angles through 160 degrees of rotation. Windows Hello takes advantange of dual array of microphpones and a side-mounted fingerprint reader. A 33.7Wh battery should get you through a nine-hour day. Intel's 6th generation Core M ...

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    The Chromebook Flip got first dibs on a windowed Android apps experience today, but if you've been working with a Remix Mini, Remix Ultra or cracking Remix OS onto a PC, you already have an idea of how this works. Maybe it's time to upgrade your hardware game? Jide thought it was time to up its game with the Remix Pro, a mid-range convertible tablet with a Snapdragon 652, 3GB of RAM and a quick-chargeable 9Ah battery. The screen's 12 inches in diameter with a resolution of 2160 x 1440, 216 pixels per inch. There's 802.11 a/b/g, but no n, though it is dual-band on 2.4 and 5GHz. Hardware ...

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    The crowd. It's vast. It's thoughtful. And it's ready to give its money to something they think is worthwhile. We covered Finnish startup Eve a short while ago as the team there has been pulling together a good-sized forum and asking them what they would like to see out of a 2-in-1 Windows tablet. Everything from the kickstand to the processor to the keyboard and inclusion of a stylus was laid out on the table. But the company has decided to play coy for the day, teasing the six designs that it in association with Swedish design firm Propeller have come up with. Pictures of each of the ...

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    PCs are dying. Tablets are dying. Everything's horrible, the end. Well, not quite. While computer manufacturers have come into consolidating company and the tablet market is getting a little flabby, combining Windows and tablets together might equal success in the future. As long as you can take the keyboard out of the equation, that is. IDC is forecasting another fall in global tablet shipments for this year, down 5.9 percent to 195 million devices. But it seems that the detachable devices segment (the Surface Pro-likes and strive-to-bes) will drive future growth, said to be in the single ...

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    It would want your money, sooner or later, but until then, it wants you (yes, you) to choose what exactly goes into its latest project. You might have heard of Jolla — struggling to survive as it is — and PuzzlePhone — which only got 46 percent of its Indiegogo funding goal. Those two startups represent a good snapshot of Finland's tech scene right now: still ailing, but very much alive. If you play Clash of Clans, you have Finland's Supercell to thank. Nokia's also pushing patience with its comeback to the mobile hardware industry. And then there's Microsoft, still cutting jobs ...

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    Everyone seems to have a Windows 10 tablet out on the market these days. We saw a glut back at CES — a glut Alcatel was a part of — but for MWC, the newly re-christened company has decided to step up its offerings with a convertible tablet called the PLUS 10. That "10" tells of a 10-inch LCD at 1280 x 800 resolution. It's paired with two front-facing speakers (with "3D sound") as both stand as a hallmark of the intended multimedia experience. A quad-core processor powers the device with 32GB of storage, expandable by SD card. The 8,410mAh battery is believed to last an eight-hour day ...

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    The question comes sharp and laced with an incredulity borne of too much exposure to the power-user tech-news cycle: you actually like the Pixel C? Why? It's a fair question. Our review, while largely positive, called into question the Pixel C's pricing and its apparent identity crisis –is it a tablet or is it a convertible?– while other outlets dove deep to discover its troubled upbringing. With such a damning origin story and an overpriced accessory practically required to make the thing worth using, why would a so-called technology expert like me take a $650 hit to build ...

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    Is the iPad Pro a personal computing replacement? Will spending at least $1,067 for a tablet, keyboard and stylus as opposed to an 11-inch MacBook Air with an accessory or two really make sense? Why not consider a Microsoft Surface? Well, it depends on your way of thinking when it comes to tablets and laptops. Microsoft's Senior Communications Manager for Surface Dan Laycock spoke to TrustedReviews about his company's line and where he believes Apple stands. // d;d++)c[d].apply(u,n);return u}function a(t,e){f[t]=s(t).concat(e)}function s(t){return f[t]||[]}function c(){return n(e)}var ...

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    It's been a slow rollover in the personal computing world from disparate terminals and screens and mice and dongles to a more civilized and tidy tablet form factor. Convertible laptops coming out of Lenovo, VAIO and Microsoft are definitely a good sign of things to come. It turns out that Toshiba wants to get in on the consumer end, too. It's introducing the dynaPad, a 12-inch full HD tablet running on Windows 10. The screen make-up is a sandwich of Gorilla Glass 3 panes and a sensor mesh, topped off with an oleophobic coating to combat against nasty fingerprints. That display is housed ...

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    What does ATIV even stand for? Whatever the case may be, Samsung decided to associate that brand with its Windows products. While the Windows Phone/Windows 10 Mobile schedule has been extremely light, the company seems to be recommitted to the notebook form factor. And it's doing so with two new Windows 10 entries and also some unique punches for each of them. The ATIV Book 9 Spin, pictured above, is a 13.3-inch convertible laptop/tablet hybrid. The more conventional, but grizzlier ATIV Book 9 Pro's screen measures in at 15.6 inches with a 4K display, also touchable. The Pro's display is ...

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    Microsoft blew plenty of socks off with the tablet and notebook debuts during its Windows 10 device day. The Surface Pro 4, Surface Book and the Surface Type Cover look completely capable in rousing the white collar masses this holiday season. And as we drag in towards first shipments, Microsoft seems to be realizing it. The company is now apparently shipping an estimated 1.5 million Surface Pros for the holiday quarter, up from just under a million as originally intended. Supply chain sources also say that Microsoft could end the year having sold 4 to 5 million Surface Pros. Surfaces ...

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    Sometimes you're at an IFA party that focuses on accessories and peripherals, not expecting to see hot new kit from one of Microsoft's top hardware partners, and all you've got to shoot a hands-on video is an HTC One X. But sometimes the product is so interesting, it's worth it. Last night was one of those times. We ran into HP at an IFA after-hours showcase, where the company was showing off a wide spectrum of notebooks and convertibles. The Envy x2 wasn't scheduled for an appearance on the show floor, so David from HP graciously agreed to take us on a guided tour of the new hardware ...

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