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Robyn Smart Toshiba Techprobe

Robyn runs her own business and helps small businesses with everything from social media to website design. As part of this Techprobe series for CNET Robyn reviewed the Toshiba Z30T laptop.

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Lenovo brings the flexibility of a Yoga to its touchscreen Chromebook

Lenovo's Yoga 11e Chromebook combines Chrome simplicity with Yoga flexibility

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Cheap Windows 'Chromebook killers' lack the way to slay

Microsoft is pushing inexpensive laptops to contain the growing Google-fueled threat. But they could wind up as extinct as the late-naughts netbook.

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Digital Storm Krypton offers the same parts and design as other gaming laptops, for less

This is a massive 17-inch gaming laptop that's nearly a clone of other, more expensive, systems.

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Digital Storm Krypton offers the same parts and design as other gaming laptops, for less.

This is a massive 17-inch gaming laptop that's nearly a clone of other, more expensive, systems.

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Dell Inspiron 14 5000 is a stylish thin-and-light for the budget-minded

The 14 5000 is another example of how Dell's Inspiron lineup offers good specs and nice looks while still being reasonably portable and affordable. Though, it would be nice to have a few more configuration options.

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Dell's Inspiron 14 5000 a good middle-of-the-road thin-and-light that won't break you

Like all of the Inspiron laptops we've tested, the 14-inch 5000 series is a good value with excellent battery life, but you don't get a lot of choice when it comes to specs.

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Chromebooks land first batch of Android apps

You may not have known that you wanted Android apps to run on Chrome OS, but Google thinks they should. The first four Android apps for Chromebooks are now available.

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HP Stream bets on a Chromebook-like laptop, with Windows 8

The Stream is a budget "cloud-based PC," and one of the least-expensive ways to get Windows 8 in a laptop.

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How the Raspberry Pi Foundation aims to fix computing

Will today's youth be equipped with the skills to build the computers of tomorrow? The people behind the Raspberry Pi microcomputer explain the higher purpose of their tiny gadget.

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The making of Raspberry Pi

Can this plucky microcomputer save the computing industry? Adventures in Tech heads to Raspberry Pi HQ to find out.

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Mac status report: More laptop and desktop upgrades still possible for 2014

MacBooks and iMacs have already been updated this year, but these systems have not.

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