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Surface Book i7 refresh reviewed: Still awesome, but no next-gen specs

The Surface Book "Performance Base" refresh brings a faster Core i7 CPU, a GTX 965M GPU for twice the graphics performance, and a larger battery. All worthy upgrades on a svelte package that is still very expensive. Reviewers are praising it for what it delivers, except that maybe Microsoft could've waited just a little while longer and ship with Kaby Lake and a Pascal GPU instead.

Tuesday tech deals: Asus Vivotab TF600T 32GB /w keyboard $350

Adorama via eBay offers the Asus VivoTab TF600T in Grey (pictured), model no. TF600T-B1-GR, bundled with the VivoTab TF600T Keyboard Docking Station for $349.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find for these items separately elsewhere by $86...

Tuesday tech deals: Lenovo IdeaTab S2110 32GB w/ dock $349

Lenovo offers its IdeaTab S2110 32GB in Black, model no. 2258D1U, with the IdeaTab Keyboard Dock for $579. Coupon code "2258E5U211" cuts it to $349. With free shipping, that's $230 off and the lowest total price we've seen for any IdeaTab S2110 tablet. For further comparison...

HP unveils Envy x2 hybrid tablet and two touch-enabled ultrabooks

As with many other system vendors, HP is preparing a handful of new touch products for the launch of Windows 8, including a Surface-like hybrid slate. Branded the Envy x2, the core device is a fairly typical tablet, albeit one with an 11.6-inch display and an x86 processor...