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Lenovo Smart Display And Star Wars AR Kit HOT Holiday Giveaway Winners

The holiday season may be behind us now, but we wanted to keep you all in the holiday spirit just a little longer. As you’ve likely heard, we hooked-up with our friends at Lenovo for another HOT Holiday Giveaway that ended in December, just before we headed out for CES 2019. For this giveaway, we had not one but three awesome prizes up for grabs — two Lenovo Smart Displays with Google Assistant – one 10” model and one 8” – along with a Lenovo Star Wars Jedi…

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Get a Kaby Lake Lenovo Legion Y520 Gaming Laptop for $950

Today, Lenovo is selling the quad-core Legion Y520 gaming laptop for just $949.99. Apply coupon code “HOMEEXTRA5” during checkout, and you’ll save $50 off the list price. Spec-wise, this configuration features a seventh-generation quad-core 2.8GHz Intel Core i7-7700HQ CPU, a dedicated Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 video card (with 3GB of memory), 8GB of DDR4 RAM, a 1TB 5400RPM hard drive, a 128GB solid-state drive, Bluetooth 4.1, and 802.11b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi support. With internals like these, you won’t have any trouble running most…

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LENOVO’S SUPERFISH BLOATWARE SCANDAL REVEALS A SNEAKY TACTIC WE THOUGHT MICROSOFT HAD STARTED

As Lenovo resolves the Superfish bloatware scandal from 2015, a surprising detail has emerged from the fine print of the settlement. Consumers who bought Lenovo laptops with “man-in-the-middle” Superfish adware (by a company called VisualDiscovery) likely fell for a trick later made infamous by Microsoft: clicking the “X” to dismiss the program actually opted them into it. Lenovo settled with the Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday, paying a reported $3.5 million in fines and agreeing to other security concessions to prevent a…

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LENOVO’S SUPERFISH BLOATWARE SCANDAL REVEALS A SNEAKY TACTIC WE THOUGHT MICROSOFT HAD STARTED

As Lenovo resolves the Superfish bloatware scandal from 2015, a surprising detail has emerged from the fine print of the settlement. Consumers who bought Lenovo laptops with “man-in-the-middle” Superfish adware (by a company called VisualDiscovery) likely fell for a trick later made infamous by Microsoft: clicking the “X” to dismiss the program actually opted them into it. Lenovo settled with the Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday, paying a reported $3.5 million in fines and agreeing to other security concessions to prevent a…

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Lenovo Announces The Flex 11 Chromebook, Computing With A Twist

The Lenovo Flex 11 is Lenovo’s latest entry into its long line of Chromebooks. The Flex 11 Chromebook features a multimode hinge and touch screen, thereby creating a 2-in-1 Chromebook. Chromebooks are popular with students, institutions, and consumers looking for a low cost, lightweight computer for everyday use. The Flex 11 sports a 11.6″ 10-point multitouch display with a native resolution of 1366×768. The 360° hinge gives end users the flexibility to shift between various modes, including “watch,” tent, laptop,…

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Lenovo’s Mystery AR Headset Accompanied By A…Lightsaber?

During Disney’s D23 convention on July 15, Lenovo and Disney released a teaser video for Star Wars: Jedi Challenges, which featured an as-yet unannounced augmented reality system. The clip featured a woman putting on the mysterious Lenovo HMD and then picking up a lightsaber peripheral. We repeat: A lightsaber peripheral for augmented reality. At first, we weren’t sure if it was a prop for the clip, or a real, honest-to-goodness peripheral device, but Lenovo confirmed to Tom’s Hardware that the peripheral is…

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Lenovo Announces Three New Mobile Workstations, One VR-Ready Model

Lenovo unveiled three new thin and light mobile workstations at Solidworks World 2017–the ThinkPad P51s, P51, and P71. All of the new laptops offer Nvidia Quadro graphics options, with one of the models sporting VR-ready performance. Two ThinkPad P51s Are Better Than One The Lenovo ThinkPad P51s and P51 both feature 15.6-inch displays, with options for 4K (3840 x 2160) and FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS screens, in addition to an FHD touch option. Both offer Maxwell-based Nvidia Quadro GPUs,…

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Lenovo Intros New ‘X1’ Product Family With Infrared Webcams, Long Battery Life, LTE-A Support

At CES, Lenovo announced its latest X1-branded products, including the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, ThinkPad X1 Yoga, and ThinkPad X1 Tablet, as well as the new Miix 720 detachable notebook. Lenovo seems to want to keep an open mind going into 2017 about the devices consumers would like to use. It has already created a range of different types of notebooks to cater to different users and has some of the most popular notebook brands, such as the high-end ThinkPad X1…

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Lenovo’s ‘Legion’ Of Kaby Lake Gaming Laptops Arrive

Lenovo unveiled a new series of gaming laptops featuring Intel 7th generation (Kaby Lake) processors. The Legion Y720 and Y520 notebooks have been poised to target the mainstream and entry-level VR gaming PC market with Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 and GTX 1050 Ti graphics under the hood. The new Lenovo Legion laptops both feature up to an Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor and 16GB of DDR4 memory, in addition to up to a 512GB PCIe SSD and a 2TB HDD. However,…

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Lenovo Yoga A12 Convertible Android Tablet Launched: Price, Specifications, and More

HIGHLIGHTS Lenovo Yoga A12 seen as a budget version of Yoga Book Yoga A12 to be available at starting price of $299 (roughly Rs. 20,000) The tablet to go on sale from Wednesday Lenovo has unveiled its new Yoga A12 Android tablet with the Halo keyboard. The new Yoga A12 will be going on sale starting Wednesday via the company’s online store and will be available at a starting price of $299 (roughly Rs. 20,000). The new Lenovo Yoga A12…

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Lenovo Yoga A12 Convertible Android Tablet Launched

HIGHLIGHTS Lenovo Yoga A12 seen as a budget version of Yoga Book Yoga A12 to be available at starting price of $299 (roughly Rs. 20,000) The tablet to go on sale from Wednesday Lenovo has unveiled its new Yoga A12 Android tablet with the Halo keyboard. The new Yoga A12 will be going on sale starting Wednesday via the company’s online store and will be available at a starting price of $299 (roughly Rs. 20,000). The new Lenovo Yoga A12…

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LENOVO’S YOGA A12 ANDROID 2-IN-1 HAS FUTURISTIC TOUCH PANEL KEYBOARD

Lenovo is ditching the hard keyboard for a cool new touch one on its new Yoga A12 2-in-1, which can be an Android tablet or a laptop. But for those seeking the latest and greatest hardware, there’s a disappointment. It runs on an old chip from Intel, which has rolled back its development of Android, raising questions on the frequency of OS updates. The highlight of Yoga A12 is the versatile touch panel that can be a smartphone-like virtual keyboard.…