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Get an HP SlateBook x2 tablet and keyboard for $394.99 shipped

First things first: Sorry for my big blunder yesterday regarding the bonus-deal portable speaker, which does NOT have Bluetooth. Somehow my brain believed otherwise, and because the comments system is disabled, I didn't realize the error until early this morning. I apologize profusely if you ordered this thinking it was a Bluetooth speaker. (If you did, and don't want the speaker now, let me know and I'll see what can be done.)

Second, speaking of the comments system, I miss hearing from y'all! (I especially wanted to get your feedback on this Republic Wireless update.) Not … Read more

Concept cars, Apple CarPlay, and a BMW: 12 must-see videos from the Geneva auto show

Geneva isn't just the home of expensive watches, chocolate, and international diplomacy, it also brings us one of the premier car shows on the automatize industry's calendar. And just as we've done for the last several years, CNET was there to bring you hottest rides at the show.

CNET's full coverage of the Geneva Auto Show

As you might expect, the Geneva event put a big focus on European firms, but Hyundai, Nissan, and born-in-America names like Jeep show up, as well. And when we're not looking at vehicles of all types -- from concept … Read more

Place your bets: An Apple tablet, laptop -- or both?

Is Apple going to take a crack at a hybrid? Or is it eying a more conventional product?

Those are burning questions that analysts and the supply chain are trying to figure out.

Predicting Apple's next move has become a sport. With the supply chain (in the case of Apple, largely the collection of component suppliers) the arena where, after some trial-and-error, a final product emerges the winner.

Market researchers are the bookies, calculating the odds based on their best educated guess from supply chain sources.

The iPhone 6 is the latest example: the odds seem to favor a … Read more

Computers and hardware at CES 2014: Hybrids, Chromebooks, and 4K screens

LAS VEGAS -- If you came to CES 2014 looking for a major collection of bold new laptops and desktops, you came to the wrong show. Instead, this early January event focused more on taking existing PC products lines and streamlining them, adding new features, new technologies, and new screen sizes.

The new stuff Of course, a few exceptions popped up. Razer's modular Project Christine concept was impressively different, as was Toshiba's highly configurable hybrid prototype. But for the most part, we're seeing some of our favorite 2013 laptops and hybrids get worthwhile version 2.0 (or … Read more

Gadgets with split personalities shine at CES 2014

It's time to take a look at some of the more quirky products on display at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. In this episode:

- Learn about Razer's Project Christine, a high-end gaming rig prototype that makes it easy to build your own PC. (Mineral oil is involved.)

- Switch your headphones into a video-playing visor with the Avegant Glyph.

- Behold the ultimate mobile-device mashup, the ZTE Projector Hotspot.

- Judge a new twist on the tablet-laptop hybrid with Toshiba's latest prototype.

- Never let go of your BlackBerry addiction with the Typo iPhone keyboard case. … Read more

MicroMax LapTab takes on dual-booting tablet/laptop trend

LAS VEGAS -- Is dual-booting the next big thing for tablets? India-based company MicroMax thinks so, adding the LapTab hybrid laptop/tablet to the mix. The 10.1-inch tablet runs both Windows 8 and Android 4.1 and ships with an attachable Bluetooth keyboard.

The hybrid tablet packs a modest 1,280x800-pixel resolution, a dual-core CPU, 2GB of RAM, and either 32GB or 64GB of internal storage. It also houses a microSD card expansion slot and a variety of ports, including USB 3.0 and HDMI.

Spec-wise, it isn't anything amazing. However, the ability to run both Android and … Read more

Toshiba shows off a new take on the detachable hybrid

LAS VEGAS -- Toshiba is showing off an under-development prototype at CES 2014 that the company hopes will be a perfect middle ground between different styles of laptop-tablet hybrids.

At first glance, this still-unnamed system looks like it works in a manner similar to Lenovo's Yoga line, with a 360-degree fold-back hinge that permits either a kiosk, table tent, or tablet shape, in addition to the traditional clamshell laptop.

The new twist in this model is that the keyboard also detaches from the chassis, much like a standard Windows hybrid. But instead of the screen pulling away from the … Read more

Check out the best laptops and hybrids of CES 2014

Computers are always a big part of CES, and 2014 is no exception. While this isn't as pivotal a year for PCs as the 2013 launch of Windows 8 and the giant wave of hybrids that accompanied it, or the big ultrabook push from a few years ago (or the netbook push from years before that), there are still plenty of new systems to see, from innovative new ideas to refinements of current favorites.

Among the 2014 highlights, we saw a much-improved version of the Lenovo Horizon, an ambitious 27-inch tabletop PC -- which basically means it's a … Read more

Asus Transformer Book Duet TD300 tablet/laptop hybrid runs Windows 8.1 and Android

LAS VEGAS -- Asus is getting increasingly literal about their Transformer tablet line-up. The Transformer Book Duet TD300 doesn't sing literature to you (I'm sure there's an app for that) but it does offer a bevy of options for converting it into the device you need. Not only can it convert from a tablet to a laptop, it can also switch between Android and Windows 8.1 with the simple push of a button.

The 13.3-inch tablet announced at CES 2014, packs a performance punch, with a quad-core Intel i7 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB … Read more

That rumored 'iPad Pro' could be more than just a big iPad

If supply chain and analyst chatter is accurate, the rumored "iPad Pro" could marry the MacBook Air with the iPad.

That's what Evercore Partners analyst Patrick Wang thinks, according to a report at Barron's.

Arriving in fall '14, Apple goes Enterprise with an 12" iPad. Powered by the A8 chip...this expands ARM's reach and, once again, transforms the traditional notebook market as we know it.

Expect a 2-1 hybrid -- think iPad + MBA -- similar to how most iPads are used in the workplace and in the same spirit of MSFT's Surface.… Read more