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Fresh Intel Bay Trail-powered Toshiba and Acer Chromebooks start shipping

With Intel Core i3 and Nvidia Tegra K1 Chromebook configurations around the corner, Bay Trail machines are surely not going to be the cream of the crop much longer. But they’re likely to remain at the top of the Chrome OS ranks in terms of battery life, edging out most Windows rivals from that standpoint too.

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Universally loathed Surface RT continues to dominate Windows 8 market

The paradox that is Microsoft’s first-generation Surface RT convertible tablet continues to boggle minds and confuse pundits, racking up horrible reviews and yet still selling like hotcakes. Well, hotcakes may be a bit of a stretch, but according to data harvested by Windows Phone/Windows 8 cross-promotion network AdDuplex, the now two year-old device continues to rule over its ecosystem.

Samsung pulls the plug on laptops, Chromebooks included, in Europe

Following years of steady financial prosperity and increasing profits, Samsung reportedly hit a snag at the end of 2013, entering a slight decline phase that’s yet to end. And although the Koreans continue to post net profits quarter after quarter, they’ve decided to trim the fat of their multifaceted business before it’s too late.

Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro likely on the way with Intel Broadwell inside, 7-hour+ battery

Excited for Intel’s 14 nanometer Haswell refresh, dubbed Core M or Broadwell? If you choose to ignore certain manufacturing misfortunes and pre-production glitches that have probably been ironed out anyway, you should.

Limited-time Lenovo deals and steals offer great savings on select laptops

Get them while they’re hot… and still around. You’ll need to hurry, as they expire next Wednesday, on the 24th, but for once, haste will not come with any regrets. Not if you follow our advice and grab one of the discounted, carefully selected Lenovo laptops listed below.

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Samsung Chromebook 3 may not be ready yet, but a Bay Trail Chromebook 2 is

As one of the device manufacturers that laid the groundwork for the unexpected mainstream rise of Chromebooks, it must pain Samsung to see rivals like Asus, Lenovo, HP and Acer do better business in the growing PC market sector.

Amazon offers ample savings on tablets and laptops for its Fall Outlet Event

Every day is a holiday for Amazon, you should know that by now, so even if back to school promotions are mostly behind us and Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals considerably down the road, you can still get sizzling hot computing gear on the cheap.

Dell flaunts Android-based Venue 10 hybrid at IDF, Intel Moorefield likely inside

While all eyes were pointed squarely at Apple’s glamorous iPhone 6/6 Plus/Watch announcements last week, Dell was using the much lower-profile Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in San Francisco as an inconspicuous launch ramp for a couple of very exciting Android tablets.

Microsoft Surface 2 (RT) nears extinction as Surface Pro 3 demand flourishes

The rumor mill is about to accelerate its churning once again in relation to Microsoft’s perennially unstable Surface line, as mere weeks after Surface Pro 3’s spread and Surface 2’s discount, we have follow-up stories on both fronts.

Deal alert: Asus C200 Chromebook with 11.6-inch display for $200 ($50 off)

With a name like C200, the smaller of the first two Chromebooks to carry Asus branding seemed destined for an economical $200 price point. Rolled out for $250 about two months ago, the Asus Chromebook 11 has since shed a few bucks here and there, giving a gradual sneak peek at the major discount yet to come.

Toshiba joins Microsoft’s Chromebook-slaying initiative with €260 Windows laptop

Toshiba’s IFA 2014 bag of goodies includes a Full HD Chrome OS-running 13-inch notebook, an unbeatably low-priced 7-inch Windows tablet, a compact, slim and sleek convertible and, lastly, a low-cost 11.6-inch mini-laptop whose only mission in life is to throw roadblocks in Chromebooks’ path to glory.

Lenovo adds rehashed ThinkPad Helix to Windows 8.1 convertible pile

IFA 2014 continues at full speed, bringing forward yet another Windows 8.1-running 2-in-1 computing machine. Or should we say not another Windows tablet/laptop convertible? Well, yeah, we’re all pretty fed up with these “versatile”, overpriced, often clunky transforming devices, and at this point, we don’t see how anyone could revolutionize the space.