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Earlier today in New York City, Asus demonstrated their new high-end ZenBook Pro UX501 laptop. Coming in at $1,499 the portable powerhouse is certainly not cheap, but by comparison, it is priced relatively cheap.

So, what do you get for that kind of money? One 4.6 pound (2.08 kg) laptop that will likely put others to shame.

We got some hands on with the new beast, which you can watch below. You can also find more information including extended details about the specifications directly from Asus.

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Late on Friday, a report claimed that Microsoft would be in control of the update button for smartphones that have Windows 10 Mobile installed, instead of the current model where wireless carriers have that privilege. Today, an official statement from a company spokesperson seemed to confirm that report, but also said that wireless carriers would have some "input" before Microsoft releases Windows 10 Mobile updates.

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Almost 25 years ago, Microsoft added a free game, Microsoft Solitaire, as part of Windows 3.0 and productivity of PC workers has dipped ever since thanks to the game's addictive nature. Today, the company announced plans to hold a big public tournament using the Microsoft Solitaire Collection that can be downloaded for free on Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone.

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Tied in with its U.S. launch of the Android powered Zenfone 2, ASUS has slipped out an official introduction of two additions to its Zenbook line of Windows 8.1 Ultrabooks.

Among them is a souped up version of the existing Zenbook UX305 as well as the brand new Zenbook Pro UX501.

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ASUS throwing a 'Zensation' event at Computex 2015

Computex 2015 is right around the corner and ASUS has begun inviting members of the press to its now traditional showcase event in its native Taiwan. Previous years have seen large numbers of product announcements covering both Android and Windows, phones, tablets, laptops, and combinations of the previous three.

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Catapult King from Wicked Witch is a relatively new Windows Phone game that is in the Family aisle of the Windows Phone Store and easily could be placed in the Action/Adventure aisle.

The game has you toting your trusty catapult across the countryside battling enemy strongholds and eventually facing off with a nasty dragon that has kidnapped your Princess. Catapult King has over 100 levels of game play, tons of enhancements for your catapult and is just a fun game to pass a little time with.

Catapult King is available for low-memory Windows Phones and Windows 8 devices.

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In Windows 10, Microsoft is including two new apps, Mail and Calendar, and while the company is bundling them as separate apps, they work very close to each other. The two apps will replace the same ones currently in Windows 8.1 and they both introduce a brand new look that follows Windows 10 modern design approach, and users will find that they are much easier to use.

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Welcome to our weekly ICYMI for Xbox news!

This week, we're looking at more Kojima v. Konami drama, new game announcements, Gears of War banning drama and more!

Stay tuned to Windows Central for all major Xbox announcements, and check here every Sunday for an ICYMI rundown - in addition to some of the more nuanced news, rumours and talking points.

So without further ado, here's our latest edition of This Week in Xbox One News.

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Make this chapter 684 in the Snapchat vs Windows Phone saga. A saga which we've covered in-depth over such a period of time that we'd assume all hope is lost at this point. And then there's a tweet. A vague tweet.

One which Windows Phone/Snapchat fans would immediately jump in the air at reading, because it seems to suggest that support may finally, one day, actually be planned. HUZZAH! Right?

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PicHit.Me is a crowd-sourced stock photography service, offering designers the ability to search for and request specific photos or scenes, and photographers the ability to monetize their work through licensing deals.

PicHit.Me were featured during Build 2015 for apps which integrate with Office 365 and PowerPoint, which allows you to pull down photographs without leaving your work area.

The Swedish start-up has teamed up with Microsoft and Shutterstock to offer over $10,000 worth of prizes to photographers, including heaps of Microsoft hardware and other goodies.

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