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HP revamps Pavilion x2 convertible with sturdier design, USB Type C

Far from a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 “killer”, the newest member of HP’s versatile Pavilion x2 family aims to offer a very similar user experience at a fraction of the costs.

Lenovo Miix 300 Windows tablet also in the works with 10-inch screen

Given Lenovo’s consistent focus on diversity and choice as far as its Windows tablet and convertible laptop rosters are concerned, we’ll admit we were a bit surprised to see the Miix 300 announced in just the one form factor back at MWC.

Best Buy cuts prices on phones, tabs, laptops and Chromebooks for Father’s Day

It may feel like there’s still plenty of time to probe the market for the ideal Father’s Day tech gift, but it’s never wise to wait until the last minute. Besides, Best Buy’s latest batch of deals is so rich and diverse that it’s almost impossible not to find something for everyone’s dad.

Say hello to the second-gen HP Pavilion x2 10 with Intel Cherry Trail inside

Impressed by the non-Pro 10-inch Microsoft Surface 3 but still feel it’s a little on the expensive side of things, at $499 and up?

Lenovo unveils trio of low-cost laptops, including $250 Chromebook rival

On the back of an inspired and not-so-costly Motorola purchase, Lenovo has quickly leapt to number three in the smartphone manufacturer ranks, only behind industry giants Samsung and Apple. But at the same time, the Chinese tech outfit remains the PC landscape’s ruler, with HP breathing down its neck.

Lenovo Flex 3 convertible laptops now available starting at $299

Never one to use empty promises and false advertising to edge out its army of PC rivals, Lenovo merely vowed to commercially launch the affordable Flex 3 line of “all-purpose” 2-in-1s in May back at CES in January, when these versatile Windows 8.1 machines were first unveiled.

Business-friendly Dell Venue 10 7000 Android tab now available for $500 and up

Never a name to be reckoned with in the tablet computer décor, Dell learned to branch out in the eleventh hour, at long last going after Android users. We mean really going after them, with extravagant hardware rivaling the productivity of your standard Windows gear.

HP upgrades Pavilion x360 and Envy x360 convertibles, keeps prices low

Finding a premium-looking, versatile, powerful and relatively inexpensive Windows 8.1 laptop/tablet hybrid is certainly no easy feat, but HP’s new Pavilion x360 and Envy x360 rosters appear to be ticking all the essential boxes.

Deal alert: Trio of discounted refurbished Acer Chromebooks via eBay

It’s the dawn of a new, improved Chromebook generation that can better make a stand against dominant Windows laptops, and it should come as no surprise the niche veterans are slowly approaching oblivion. Before they can be put to rest though, lagging inventory has to go.

Looking to discard an old tablet? Best Buy will shave $200 off a Surface Pro 3

Why go through the hassle of selling decrepit gear on eBay and risk getting stiffed by professional con artists disguised as honest buyers? Or worse still, give up on a 100 percent functional tab just because it’s a little old and clunky? That’s what trade-in programs are for, and the latest such upgrade scheme from Best Buy is unusually generous.

Contradictory reports call for Surface Pro 4 launch in July or October

Surprised to see a non-Pro, third-generation Microsoft Surface debut on the heels of the Pro 3 instead of a much more logical Pro 4? Odds are a new high-end 2-in-1 laptop replacement is also coming by the end of the year, though the team behind the affordable Surface 3 responded to speculation with an ice-cold “no comment” on Reddit.

Deal alert: Acer Chromebook 11 with touchscreen and 32 GB SSD at $180

Acer has been dropping Chrome OS computers left and right lately, looking to diversify the Google-endorsed low-cost product portfolio with more premium models and touch-capable all-in-ones. Rumor is the Taiwanese manufacturer will soon join the ranks of Haier, Hisense and Asus in the sub-$200 Chromebook space, although technically, they already have a $180 11.6 incher more »