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Dell XPS 15

Price: Starts at $1,000.

Availability: May 2018

What to expect: It's the smallest and one of the lightest 15.6-inch performance laptops. Powered by new eighth-gen Intel six-core processors up to a Core i9, the Dell XPS 15 is promised by Dell to hit 21.5 hours of battery life (depending on configuration, naturally). 

You'll be able to pack it with all manner of high-end components including Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 or 1050Ti discrete graphics. 

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Dell G series gaming laptops

Price: G3 15 starts at $750, G3 17 starts at $800, G5 15 starts at $800, G7 15 starts at $850

Availability: April 2018

What to expect: Dell rebranded and redesigned its Inspiron 15 Gaming models as the G series, adding a new 17-inch version, along with updating them to the latest eighth-generation mobile Core i-series processors, including the six-core options.

To keep these distinct from Dell's gaming-focused Alienware brand the GPU options are limited to Nvidia GTX 1050 to a GTX 1060 Max-Q for the G models. 

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Acer Swift 7

Price: Starts at $1,699

Availability: April 2018

What to expect: This ultra-skinny 14-inch laptop measures only 8.98mm thick, which Acer says makes it the world's thinnest laptop. Though it's well configured for an ultraportable, its performance centered around a seventh-gen Intel Core i7 processor likely won't blow your doors off for the money.

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Acer Nitro 5

Price: Starts at $799

Availability: April 2018

What to expect: The Nitro 5 is Acer's budget-friendly 15.6-inch gaming laptop. The newest model features the AMD Radeon RX560 graphics and AMD Ryzen mobile processors.The newest model features the AMD Radeon RX560 graphics and AMD Ryzen mobile processors.

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HP Spectre x360 15

Price: Starts at $1,370

Availability: Now

What to expect: Inside this year's model of the premium 15.6-inch two-in-one you'll find quad-core eighth-gen Intel Core i-series processors, backed by your choice of Radeon RX Vega M or Nvidia GeForce MX150 discrete graphics, which should allow you to power through graphics and photo and video work. 


Lenovo Miix 630

Price: Starts at $799

Availability: Q2 2018

What to expect: Running on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, the Windows 10S tablet PC promises up to 20 hours of battery life from a single charge.It also offers an always-on LTE connection for getting work done anywhere. Just don't expect the same performance you'd get from an Intel Core i-series processor.

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HP Envy x2

Price: Not available

Availability: Q2 2018

What to expect: HP was one of the first companies to put a Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU into a Windows 10 machine last December. Now, it's taking that machine, the Envy x2, and putting a good ol' fashion Intel Core chip inside.

It's a touch thicker and heavier, and has around 15 hours of battery life compared to the Snapdragon model's (estimated) 20 hours, but the seventh-gen Intel processor should provide speedier performance.

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Dell Inspiron 3000, 5000 and 7000 All-in-One desktops

Price: The 3000 starts at $400, the 5000 at $850 and the 7000 at $1,000.

Availability: 3000 series now, with the 5000 and 7000 arriving in late May 2018

What to expect: Available in 22- and 24-inch sizes, the 3000 starts at $400 and gets you basics for everyday tasks, but with a wide variety of configuration options and seventh-gen Intel or AMD processors.

The midrange 5000, starting at $850, steps up to eighth-gen Intel chips and optional Nvidia GTX 1050 graphics, and at the top there's the 27-inch 7000 that adds options for a 4K UHD-resolution non-touch display and six-core Core i7-8700T processor. 

Bonus: The 5000 and 7000 have HDMI outputs and inputs, so you can add a second display or use the all-in-one's screen for a gaming console or an external TV tuner. 

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Dell XPS 15 2-in-1

Price: Starts at $1,500, but a $1,300 is planned for late April.

Availability: April 2018

What to expect: Unveiled at CES 2018, the new 15.6-inch XPS 15 two-in-one is now available. Component options include processors up to quad-core i7 processor with Radeon RX Vega M GL graphics. It uses Dell's InfinityEdge displays like the regular XPS 15 to make it "the world's smallest and thinnest 15.6-inch two-in-one." 

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Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 Special Edition

Price: Starts at $1,300.

Availability: April 2018

What to expect: Though its display bezels aren't quite as thin as the pricier XPS 15 two-in-one, they're still plenty slim around its premium 4K-resolution touchscreen. It's pen-enabled, too, and Dell includes its active pen with this version that's in a special "abyss black" color.  

Configurations include an Intel Core i7-8550U processor matched with Nvidia's GeForce MX130 GPU, up to 32GB of memory and 256 or 512GB SSDs for storage. 

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HP Chromebook x2

Price: Starts at $600.

Availability: June 2018

What to expect: The 12.3-inch detachable Chromebook is the first of its kind and includes a Wacom EMR stylus for writing and drawing on the screen.


Asus ROG Zephyrus M GM501

Price: Starts at $1,899.

Availability: April 2018

What to expect: The 15.6-inch gaming laptop is one of the first to run on a hexacore 2.2GHz Intel Core i7-8750H. It also has an innovative design that allows the body to be slim and light for travel, but automatically expands for greater cooling under load. 

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Acer Aspire S24

Price: Starts at $879

Availability: April 2018

What to expect: The S24 is a 24-inch all-in-one desktop with a side profile of just 0.24 inch, or 5.97mm. All of the computer bits are in the base, which also has a Qi-enabled wireless charger built into it so you can just plop down your phone to charge.

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MSI GT75 Titan

Price: Starts at $2,200.

Availability: April 2018

What to expect: MSI's kitchen-sink gaming laptops can be configured with top-of-the-line everything, including an overclockable Intel Core i9. Plus, it has a rarity among gaming laptops: Individually configurable RGB LED backlighting for the keyboard.

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MSI GS65 Stealth Thin

Price: Starts at $1,800.

Availability: April 2018

What to expect: The company's ultraslim model maxes out at a hexacore i7 and Nvidia GTX 1070 to keep its svelte shape, but it's also one of the first laptops to incorporate an HD 144Hz wide-viewing-angle panel and per-key RGB backlighting on its SteelSeries keyboard.

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Intel Coffee Lake processors

Price: Various

Availability: Spring 2018

What to expect: At the heart of most of the laptops and desktops arriving this spring and into the summer are Intel's latest processors including its first six-core, 12-thread chips for laptops. Though that chip will be pricey, the latest crop of i3 and i5 processors will be available with more cores, too.

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Apple iPad Pro

Price: NA

Availability: Rumored for June 2018

What to expect:  Apple is expected to announce a refresh of the current top-end iPad Pro at its developers conference, WWDC 2018, in June. Among the rumored updates are slimmer bezels and no Home button as well as Face ID.

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Apple Mac Pro

Price: NA

Availability: Rumored for 2019

What to expect:  Although rumors currently point to a 2019 update for its premium desktop, there's reason to believe Apple may announce the upcoming update at WWDC 2018 in June.

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Windows 10 Spring Creators Update

Price: Free

Availability: April 2018

What to expect:  There are a lot of enhancements planned for this update, but the biggest is likely Timeline, which will let you see the histories of files, apps and more across your Windows PCs and other devices linked to your Microsoft account. An improved Microsoft Store is also expected.

Read more on TechRepublic.

Check out all of our spring 2018 tech previews.

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