As chipmakers unveiled new heights of speed and efficiency, laptop makers continued experimenting with form factors.
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Lenovo's most intriguing NEC-branded PC has taken lessons from other modular devices, but is likely heading to Japan if it ever materializes.
The company that popularized the 2-in-1 Yoga has used a folding display to achieve great versatility, but you'll want to tote a better portable keyboard.
All the pieces are coming together for Microsoft to launch a direct competitor to Chromebooks. But the company would face tough questions around how the functionality and positioning would differ from Windows notebooks.
Laptop-like devices that can fold out to become desktop-sized all-in-ones would play well to Windows' strengths.
Intel and Dell say that Project Athena has led to better-designed PCs, but they aren't ready to turn the program into a consumer brand... yet.
Taking Snapdragon laptops to new heights, Samsung's surprise announcement fits well with the Note 10's message of mobile productivity. But the laptop also takes its place among categories where the giant is a long way from market leadership.
The company's beefy new notebooks may be understated compared to their gaming-focused cousins, but could still use further refinement.
Unlike the iPhone, the iPad hasn't launched whole new classes of services. And the more Apple does to make iPads competitive with laptops, the more it gets compared to them and comes up short.