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I have a small obsession with technology. OK, maybe not a small one. I love trying out the latest gadgets and tech on my eternal quest to find the gear that makes me most productive and makes work fun. I've owned more computers than I can recall from almost every major manufacturer. Of all the laptops I've owned, only one has ticked most of the boxes of acceptable compromises when it comes to form and function - the 11-inch MacBook Air. And that's why I hit the used Mac sites last week.

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A few month's ago, I speculated on the release of a new "retro" ThinkPad as Lenovo was edging towards the 25th anniversary of this iconic device. Well, that device has been released. At an event celebrating the 25th anniversary of the ThinkPad held in Japan at Yamato labs - the birthplace of the ThinkPad - the ThinkPad Anniversary 25 was revealed.

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VMworld, VMware's main customer and partner event, is on at the moment in Las Vegas. I was meant to be go but, alas, other commitments prevented me from attending. I've been keeping track of the news from VMworld. Here are a few of the main announcements.

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Over the years I've spent a lot of money on various bits of tech. But as the reliability of hardware has improved and performance of hardware has moved along, I find that I no longer need to buy the latest and greatest gear in order to get hardware that does what I need. That's led me to looking more closely at used and refurbished equipment.

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It's taken a couple of years but Lenovo is planning to release a retro-styled ThinkPad that brings back the style of the 1990s with 21st century computing power. If it's really like the ThinkPads of old, it will be a very robust computer with the best keyboard on the market and be able to withstand some heavy duty action - those computers were built to last.

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Over the last couple of weeks, I've been looking at switching from an iPad Pro as the computer I use when travelling to a Windows 10 device. I set out my wish list, did a bunch of online research, visited a few retailers and then put the call out to a bunch of vendors asking them to recommend and provide me with a review device. The ultimate aim of the exercise if for me to buy, with my own money, a new computer for when I'm working remotely. The first device to arrive on my doorstep is the Lenovo Miix 510.

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Fujitsu's PC business isn't doing so well and rumour has it that Lenovo is looking to buy it. Today, the two companies announced that they will team up to make PCs that will be under the Fujitsu brand. An acquisition of Fujitsu's ailing PC division may still be on the cards.

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Today at CES 2016, Lenovo teased an upcoming smartphone that will be made in conjunction with Google's motion-sensing wunderkind; Project Tango. This will be the first Tango-enabled mobile device for consumers and it promises to provide a "magic window" of digital information and objects in the real world. But will it ever make it to Australia?

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The Lenovo Ideapad Y900 is a colossal 17-inch laptop aimed squarely at the hardcore gaming set. It boasts an overclockable 6th generation Intel Core i7 K-series quad core processor, a Nvidia GTX 980M discrete graphics cards, up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM and a full mechanical keyboard. We checked out the device on the CES showroom floor. Here are our first impressions.

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These days, most tablets and laptops come with unique hardware applications (some would call them "gimmicks") in an attempt to stand out from the crowd. It might be a fancy 3D camera, a battery extender or even an inbuilt projector. Usually, it's entirely unproven technology that could prove useful... or it might be a flash in the pan. Lenovo is looking to eliminate this uncertainty with the ThinkPad X1 Tablet. Instead of saddling itself to one feature, it offers a choice of three clip-on modules to suit the needs of different customers. Or you can sit on the fence and ignore them all.