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This fall's best new laptops, tablets and desktops

From slim hybrids to new processors to Apple's high-end iMac Pro, these are the computers and components we're excited about for the fall.

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Lenovo Yoga 720

Price: Starts at $650

Availability: October 2017

Outlook: Lenovo has managed to fit a 12-inch screen into roughly the same body as last year's 11.6-inch model. Updated features include pen support, a fingerprint reader and a USB-C/Thunderbolt port to drive an external display.

See more of our Fall Tech Preview here. 

Dell XPS 13 (late 2017)
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Dell XPS 13 (late 2017)

Price: Starts at $799

Availability: Mid-September

Outlook: One of the world's best 13.3-inch laptops gets new 8th-gen Intel Core i-series CPUs for what should be a big performance boost. 

Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming Edition
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Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming Edition

Price: Starts at $999

Availability: Fall

Outlook: One of our favorite budget gaming laptops gets a face-lift and a power boost just in time for your holiday gift list. This slightly slimmer version gets a GPU bump to the VR-ready Nvidia GTX 1060.

Razer Blade Pro (2017, Nvidia 1060)
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Razer Blade Pro (2017, Nvidia 1060)

Price: $2,299

Availability: September

Outlook: By cutting the resolution down to standard HD and knocking the GPU back to a still-excellent Nvidia GeForce 1060, one of the coolest-looking big-screen gaming laptops gets a serious price cut. 

Asus ZenBook Flip 14
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Asus ZenBook Flip 14

Price: About $1,000 

Availability: Fall

Outlook: Asus claims the 13.9mm ZenBook Flip 14 (UX461) is the world's thinnest two-in-one laptop with discrete graphics. It packs a Nvidia GeForce MX150 card. 

Apple iMac Pro
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Apple iMac Pro

Price: $4,999 

Availability: December 2017 

Outlook: This 27-inch space gray workstation-class computer features a Retina 5K display, a pro-level Intel Xeon processor, AMD's Radeon Vega graphics and up to 128GB of RAM.

Acer Predator Orion 9000
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Acer Predator Orion 9000

Price: Starts at $2,000 

Availability: December 2017

Outlook: This wild-looking gaming desktop can be configured to pack top-of-the-line everything, like an 18-core Intel Core i9 Extreme CPU, four-way Radeon RX Vega or dual GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GPUs, up to 128GB quad-channel DDR4 and so on. 

Windows 10 Fall Creators Edition
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Windows 10 Fall Creators Edition

Price: Free for Windows 10 owners

Availability: October 2017

Outlook: This late-year series of upgrades is aimed at content creators, with new photo- and video-editing tools, and support for a new generation of mixed reality headsets. 

Mac OS High Sierra
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Mac OS High Sierra

Price: Free for current MacOS owners 

Availability: December 2017

Outlook: New features coming to Macs via a free upgrade include support for external graphics cards, autoplay-video blocking and a new file system called APFS. 

8th-gen Intel Core CPUs
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8th-gen Intel Core CPUs

Price: Built into laptops roughly $800 and up

Availability: September 2017

Outlook: These low-power chips are jumping from dual-core to quad-core, allowing for better multitasking, and they promise great support for 4K video and mixed-reality content. 

iOS 11
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iOS 11

Price: Free for compatible iOS owners

Availability: September

Outlook: Big changes include an expanded dock, better split-screen multitasking and an improved file system, something long-missing from iOS. 

See more of our Fall Tech Preview here. 

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