Origin announces new EON17-X and EON15-X laptops

Origin has announced new EON17-X and EON15-X high-performance laptops for gamers, artist, and professionals. These new laptops feature the power of desktop processors – with Intel’s latest Z97 chipset.

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Amazingly, they are up to 37.5% thinner and 30% lighter than the previous generation. They also run NVIDIA’s next-gen Maxwell-powered GeForce 970M or 980M graphics card that supports hyper-realistic gameplay that supports up to 4K gaming resolutions at smooth frame rates. They also both support support Origin’s state of the art CPU overclocking. The EON17-X and EON15-X are the thinnest and lightest laptops with desktop processors that Origin has ever offered.

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Origin has also announced their all new EON15-S thin and light laptop for gamers. It’s 36% thinner and 25% lighter than the previous generation and sports incredible graphics performance with Intel’s latest i7 mobile CPU’s and NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 980M graphics card.

All three of these new laptops support up to 32GB of memory, 4k gaming, backlit full-size keyboards, and up to 4 storage models with multiple RAID 0/1 options and support for M.2 SATA, SSDs, and HDD up to 4TB.

For more information, visit Origin’s website.

ASUS announces new Transformer Book Chi 2-in-1 PCs

ASUS has announced several new Transformer Book Chi 2-in-1 PCs today including the Transformer Book Chi T300, T100, and T90.

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The Transformer Book Chi T300 is a new detachable ultra-thin 2-in-1 laptop with an elegant aluminum design with a stylish metallic cover and diamond-cut edges. The insanely thin tablet (just 7.6mm thin) detaches from the keyboard with an easy dock and release magnetic design. It has beautiful 12.5-inch WQHD display (2560×1440) with multi-touch and TrueVivid technology for brighter and sharper images. Its display has a pixel density of 235ppi. The full-size keyboard features an ergonomic design. Its trackpad also supports gestures.

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ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih said that the Transformer Book Chi T300 will “will come with Intel Core M processor which will make it twice as fast as the MacBook Air” so it’ll be pretty powerful. And it has up to 8 hours of battery life. You can also pick up an option Active Pen for handwriting and taking notes in OneNote.

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The Transformer Book Chi T100 is a new ultra-mobile detachable 2-in-1 laptop that is also super thin at just 7.2mm. It features a streamlined aluminum unibody design with a metallic cover. It has a Full HD (1920×1080) IPS display and comes powered by an Intel Atom quad-core processor. It also supports the optional Active Pen for note-taking. The Transformer Book Chi T100 comes with a 1 year subscription of Office 365 Personal and 1TB of OneDrive cloud storage.

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The Transformer Book Chi T90 is smaller ultra-mobile detachable 2-in-1 laptop that also has a streamlined aluminum unibody design with a metallic cover. It has an 8.9-inch display (1280×800) and is also powered by an Intel Atom quad-core processor. And it also comes with a 1 year subscription of Office 365 Personal and 1TB of OneDrive cloud storage.

These new Transformer Book Chi PCs from ASUS can be a laptop when you need it to be – or a tablet when you need it to be.

The Transformer Book Chi T300, T100, and T90 will be available in February. The Transformer Book Chi T300 will start at $699 (U.S.) with Full HD, the Transformer Book Chi T100 will start at $399 (U.S.), and the Transformer Book Chi T90 will start at $299 (U.S.).

Lenovo Adds to CES excitement with new Windows tablets, 2 in 1s, notebooks and AIOs

Adding to the excitement from yesterday, Lenovo made some more new announcements about their YOGA and FLEX lines and introduced the new LaVie Z Ultraportables today. All of these announcements highlight the innovation and customer focus coming out of Lenovo. You can work, play, game, watch and so much more with this new class of Lenovo offerings.

Let’s begin with the YOGA 3. Lenovo understands that one screen size doesn’t fit all customer so they are offering an 11 inch and brand new 14 inch version so that you can find the one that best fits your needs. What is really cool about the 14 inch model is that it fits into a 13 inch chassis so that you get the big screen and little bezel. Because these devices are part of the YOGA family, you are guaranteed the 360 degree flexibility and multiple modes of use that this family offers.

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The new YOGA convertibles are powered by the Windows 8.1 so you can watch movies, Skype with friends and family, play awesome games and so much more. If power is what you need than you can even get up to an Intel Core i7 processor on the 14 inch model. And that’s not it, Lenovo is offering four colors for the YOGA 3! You can choose from Clementine Orange, Platinum Sliver, Chalk White or Ebony Black.

Let’s keep within the Lenovo YOGA family and now talk about the 8 inch YOGA Tablet 2. This tablet offers the signature 4 modes (hold, tilt, stand and hang) so that you can surf, read, write or game any way that works for you.

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The YOGA Tablet 2 really comes to life with Lenovo AnyPen Technology. You can now use any pen or pencil to write directly on the tablets screen. Finally a new use for all those pens and pencils that you have stuffed away in your junk drawer!

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And to round out the YOGA family, let’s move to the ThinkPad YOGA for all you business men and women out there. Available in 12, 14, and 15 inch screen sizes, Lenovo has made two improvements to the previous generation. First, select models will now feature an optional ActivePen for taking notes by hand, and second there is now an optional 3D camera on the ThinkPad YOGA 15. You can use the 3D camera to improve video conferencing and scanning small items for 3D printing—pretty cool if you ask me!

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Lenovo also announced some significant changes to their FLEX family. The FLEX 3 (available in 11, 14, 15 inch sizes) now sports a 360 degree hinge so that you can work or play in four different modes. The 14 and 15 inch models are powered by Windows and up to the 5th generation Intel Core i7 processor.

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And last but not least, the LaVie Z Ultraportables brought to you by Lenovo and NEC Personal Computers. There are two flavors in this line–the LaVie Z HZ550 and the LaVie Z HZ750. The HZ550 is an amazing 13 inch notebook that only weighs 1.72 pounds making it easy to pack away in a bag. The HZ750 is a convertible that can be used in notebook or tablet mode. Both models are only 16.9 mm thin and feature beautiful displays.

Clearly Lenovo has been firing on all cylinders! There are so many new and exciting products coming from them in the near future. The YOGA 3 11 and 14 inch will be available at Best Buy and Lenovo.com in March starting at $799 and $979 respectively. The 8 inch YOGA Tablet 2 will be available this month starting at $299 at both Best Buy and Lenovo.com. While the ThinkPad YOGA 12 and 15 inch will be available at the beginning of February for $999 and $1,199 respectively from business partners and Lenovo.com, and the 14 inch will be available in late May starting at $1,199 at Best Buy and Lenovo.com. The Lenovo LaVie Z HZ550 and HZ750 will be available in May starting at $1,299 and $1,499 respectively at Lenovo.com.