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Better Than A Laptop Yet? Meet the new Microsoft Surface 3

Microsoft Surface 3

Previous version of Microsoft’s Surface have existed within the world of tablets, but always been there making up numbers. Not much stood out for the Surface, as it had a tuned down version of Windows (RT.), and the app store didn’t compare to that of Apple iOS or Android. What users of tablets have wanted is the ability to be rid of a laptop, to not feel as if what they have in their hands is a toy.

Users of tablets want to be able have a similar experience as they do on a laptop, plain and simple. So, Microsoft worked out how to put a full 64-bit Windows 8.1 into the 3rd generation of Surface devices. Also promised is a future upgrade to Windows 10 (Which is to be available as a free upgrade to any Windows 8.1 user.), which as a user of the Technical Preview I can say it’s a worthwhile upgrade.

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Google shows off the latest Chromebook Pixel 2, with some serious hardware upgrades

  • 11/03/2015 at 23:36 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Google Chromebook Pixel 2Google has released the latest Chromebook Pixel, the second in the series and one that they hope will impress even the most hardened user with its hardware upgrades and serious power boost.

The first thing anyone will notice about the Chromebook Pixel 2 will probably be the weight. While most laptops and netbooks are getting sleeker, thinner and lighter, the Pixel is relatively heavy by comparison. It is a full 3.3 lbs, nothing insane but certainly more than its more manageable counterparts.

Extra weight is courtesy of more power, which makes it worth it.

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Apple event hits hard with new MacBook, Apple Watch release date, and more

Apple WatchToday’s Apple Event was one of the most anticipated of the year, with plenty of speculation to go around. Now, we see that it was worth the wait with a few massive announcements that include the Apple Watch’s release date, a new MacBook, and the launch of Apple TV with exclusive HBO Now rights.

Apple Watch Coming To Store In April

Which brings us to the biggest news, and the most interesting since Apple released in iPad back in 2010: the Apple Watch. After months of speculation and rumors, it has been revealed that the Watch will hit shelves on April 24. It will be their first steps into the wearables game, a risky market that they have been carefully preparing for long past the release of competitive devices.

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Mobile World Congress 2015 Preview

MWC 2015Barcelona is once again playing host to the largest and most important mobile event of the year, the Mobile World Congress. Already, people are on the edge of their seats as we anticipate the year’s most crucial and interesting releases in the mobile market.

By its very nature, this event has plenty of surprises. Smaller producers, or even well known brands that have fallen from grace in recent years, can sweep in with some really cool tech. But there are some coming unveilings that are known, and much anticipated. A few have already been shown off. Let’s take a look.

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Samsung announces Chromebook 2 with a new leather design

  • 03/03/2014 at 22:07 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Samsung Chromebook 2Samsung has published a press release this morning revealing details about the Chromebook 2, the much anticipated update to the laptop series.

In the past, the Chromebook developed a bit of reputation for being an educational tool. Now they are pushing that idea harder than ever, with the Chromebook 2 catering  mostly to the K-12 sector.

“Chromebooks are particularly important in the education space – according to Futuresource, one in four devices now sold into K-12 schools in the U.S. are Chromebooks – so we’ve designed our latest models with students and teachers in mind, including features like rapid start times, longer battery life and an easy-to-grip design,” the press release said.

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HP showed off new Envy 17 Leap Motion Laptop

  • 20/09/2013 at 18:34 by It's a Gadget Staff
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HP Envy 17 Leap Motion LaptopHP has released details and shown off their new Envy 17 laptop this week. The biggest feature of this new product is that it includes a Leap Motion controller.

Many companies have been moving away from laptop computers in exchange for more work in the phone/tablet (phablet) market. But HP seems to be taking a different route, instead instilling some of the more popular features from other genres to the more traditional laptop model.

The most talked about feature of the Envy 17 is definitely Leap Motion. This is a motion activated mouse that allows you to interact without touching the computer itself. This is in addition to already having a touch screen, which is sure to be another perk that will draw people to the device.

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Google’s new Haswell Chromebooks are faster and use less power

  • 11/09/2013 at 23:21 by It's a Gadget Staff
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Google Haswell ChromebooksThe Chromebook has been a very quiet device in the past. Using low cost parts in order to present a budget friendly laptop, things never quite took off. But now they have announced a new, better version that uses Intel Haswell processors, as well as a new Chromebox using the same.

Back when the Chromebook was first launched, it had a lot of hype. Google had promised a functional but affordable alternative to other brands that were charging an arm and a leg.

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