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    Today at IFA in Germany, Lenovo unveiled two new Yoga models and introduced the Flex line of dual mode devices. Yoga 2 Pro: The Yoga 2 Pro is thinner and lighter than then previous models – measuring in at only 15mm thick and weighs about 3lbs (1.39kg). And boy – does this device...
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    Today, we are partnering with Staples for a fantastic new offer for folks considering a new PC but are concerned about leaving their old files, photos, music and movies behind on their old PC – the Windows 7 EasyTech Offer . For a limited time, when you buy any new Windows 7 PC at Staples you get...
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    Just a few days ago I got my hands on one of the first sold-at-retail Samsung 900x PCs. This is the incredibly thin, bafflingly light, surprisingly fast PC that Samsung unveiled at CES 2011, and the same one I covered in my “Live at CES” video series. Inside the 2.8lb, less-than-.66”...
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    Choosing the right PC can be overwhelming – there are so many cool designs, PC manufacturers and hardware configurations to choose one. While all of my posts are designed to make that experience a little easier, I’m taking things one step further. Starting today, you can submit questions to be answered...
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    Choosing a PC is never easy, and making it fit your budget in these lean times can often be even harder. There are a dizzying array of colors and sizes and the options to mix and match can be staggering.  Time and time again we’ve heard from students that they want something that works and it needs...
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