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Lenovo Yoga 920

The Lenovo Yoga 920($1,329) is one of the first PCs we’ve tested to harness the power of Intel’s new eighth-generation Core i7 processors, but that’s only one of the many compelling reasons to buy this convertible hybrid laptop. The Yoga 920 offers stellar build quality and a well-thought-out feature list…

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HP ZBook x2

Illustrators, photographers, and videographers are often forced to switch between tablets and desktops for fine detail work on the former and power for finishing projects on the latter. HP’s fix is the workstation-class ZBook x2 ($1,749), a detachable-hybrid 2-in-1 tablet with a 4K screen, 32GB of RAM, and Nvidia Quadro…

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Acer Nitro 5

You don’t need a desktop to enjoy smooth gaming, but neither do you need to spend more than $2,000 on a high-end gaming laptop with a discrete GPU that’s so bulky and power-hungry that it likely will never leave your desk. There is a sweet spot of budget gaming machines…

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Gigabyte P56XT

From a distance, the Gigabyte P56XT (starts at $1,899; $2,099 as tested) can almost pass for a staid desktop replacement instead of a fierce gaming laptop. What gives the black plastic slab away are vivid orange stripes on each side, along with orange-ended screen hinges and swoopy rear vents for…

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25 Years of ThinkPad

I was in Yokohama, Japan, last week for the Lenovo ThinkPad 25th anniversary celebration. Most of the media in attendance were from Europe, South America, and Asia Pacific; I was the only US analyst there because I worked on the ThinkPad’s predecessor—IBM’s first clamshell, which came to market in 1988.…

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Toshiba Tecra X40-D

The Toshiba Tecra X40-D (starts at $1,129; $2,059 as tested) is a thin and light laptop that offers the features business users expect (like a pointing stick, extra security components, and multiple ports), built into a thin and light (yet sturdy) chassis. Its 14-inch full HD screen provides a good…

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Google Pixelbook

Google still wants to make Android laptops a thing. The Google Pixelbook (starting at $999) is a 2-in-1 convertible chromebook that runs all of the apps from the Google Play store. It’s undeniably gorgeous, but it’s pushing hard uphill in convincing pro users of the need for a third major…

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