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The Huawei MateBook X Pro Review: Calling Out The Competition
What’s perhaps most surprising about the Huawei MateBook X Pro is that the company is a fairly new entrant to the PC market, but they’ve delivered one of the best Ultrabooks you can buy in only a couple of iterations. There’s a lot of good, very little bad, and Huawei is practically sitting on an island when you talk about value.
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25 days ago by jasonsamuels
Asus Unveils Project Precog, a Dual-Screen Laptop with Built-in A.I.
It's easy to imagine all of the potential use cases for a dual-screen device, but Asus laid a few examples of its own. It showed how you can do serious work on the top screen while watching videos and chat windows on the bottom one. Because the screens can bend back a full 360 degrees, Campos explained that you can use it like a book with two pages showing in landscape mode or lay it flat on a table and play a game with the person sitting across from you.
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6 weeks ago by jasonsamuels
Asus replaced the new ZenBook Pro’s touchpad with a touchscreen - The Verge
the ScreenPad is “the world’s first smart touchpad,” in Asus’ words, because it can also serve as a multifunctional touch-enabled display, a sort of dumbed-down smartphone that’s integrated with your Windows PC.
asus  pc  gadgetluv  innovation 
6 weeks ago by jasonsamuels
Qualcomm's New Snapdragon 850 Is for PCs Only | News & Opinion | PCMag.com
Qualcomm's next project, unveiled at Computex here on Tuesday, is designed to boost computing performance while keeping the excellent LTE and battery life. It's called the Snapdragon 850, and unlike previous chips from the company, this one is exclusively designed to power Windows machines. You won't find it in any smartphones.
qualcomm  cpu  pc 
6 weeks ago by jasonsamuels
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2018) Review & Rating | PCMag.com
Instead of adding weight and complexity to the screen by enabling touch the old-fashioned way, with a protective layer on top of the display, Lenovo engineers instead added capacitors directly into the screen. The result is a matte, anti-glare touch display that is perfect for bright office environments and easy on the battery, but that also includes touch for when you need it.
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march 2018 by jasonsamuels
Huawei MateBook X Pro Hands-On: More Than a MacBook Pro Clone
the 14-inch MateBook X Pro takes the formula Huawei struck with its previous laptop and improves upon it with a stunning full-view display, 8th-gen Intel Core power and a quartet of speakers powered by Dolby Atmos surround sound
huawei  pc  gadgetluv 
february 2018 by jasonsamuels
Phone Meets Laptop with Razer's Project Linda
Project Linda is running the Android Sentio operating system. Currently in open beta, the OS essentially transforms your smartphone into a laptop with Windows-like functionality, including a Start Menu, Taskbar and Notification Center. Unfortunately, I didn't get time to play with the OS, but I did feel comfortable launching the Start Menu and scrolling across the Taskbar. I'm curious to see what tweaks Razer has in store for the interface.
razer  mobile  pc  gadgetluv 
january 2018 by jasonsamuels
The Best Windows Ultrabook: Wirecutter Reviews | A New York Times Company
Even though almost all ultrabooks are good nowadays, only a few are great. After putting in more than 70 hours of research and testing nine laptops in 2017, we found that the Dell XPS 13 is the best for most people
pc  gadgetluv 
january 2018 by jasonsamuels
How to Build Your Own Computer, Part One: Choosing Hardware
Before you can get to building, you need a plan. The old adage “measure twice, cut once” is in full effect here: you’ll want to carefully select your PC components to make sure they’re all compatible with each other, and with what you want to achieve. So this entire article will be about selecting your parts, before you ever spend a dollar or touch a screwdriver.
pc  pcparts  How-to 
december 2017 by jasonsamuels
Asus VivoBook S510 review: Weak battery life hobbles this capable ultralight | TechConnect
With its thin-and-light shell, jumbo display, Intel Core i7 processor and mid-range price tag, the Asus VivoBook S510 aims to be a sleek-yet-roomy ultrabook for folks who like to get things done. But while we're impressed by its looks, feel, and agility with day-to-day office tasks, the S510 falls painfully short in a key area: battery life.
asus  pc  gadgetluv 
november 2017 by jasonsamuels
The ASUS ZenBook 3 Review: A Convincing Case for Quad Core Thin & Light Laptops
The worst feature on the ZenBook 3 is the VGA webcam, which is decidedly retro on this device with Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C only. If you use the webcam a lot, or even just some of the time, you should consider another product.

There’s a lot of good things to say about the ZenBook 3, and not a lot to complain about. It offers everything you’d expect in a modern Ultrabook, and more, and it does it all in a thin, light, and well-designed package that should please almost anyone. ASUS has a solid offering at the top of their lineup, and one that offers plenty of performance. If you’re Ultrabook shopping, be sure to kick the tires on this laptop.
asus  pc  gadgetluv 
november 2017 by jasonsamuels
View topic - How a Bad DisplayPort Cable Can Ruin Your Day | WSGF
I decide on replacing the DisplayPort cable as the last possible point of failure. I should have mentioned that I'm running 1 native DisplayPort and 2 DVI ports. I replaced it with one from Accell off Newegg and it's been over a month without any further BSoDs. I've heard of plenty of issues out there with DisplayPort adapters, but never thought I'd have an issue with a straight DisplayPort cable
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november 2017 by jasonsamuels
Tim Cook Confirms the Mac Mini Isn't Dead | News & Opinion | PCMag.com
So the Mac mini will be refreshed, but it seems likely that won't happen until after the new Mac Pro launches. I wouldn't be surprised to be kept waiting until the second half of 2018 for fresh Mac mini news.
apple  mac  pc  rumor 
october 2017 by jasonsamuels
Microsoft's Surface Book 2 has more power and a new 15-inch size - The Verge
Microsoft is stepping up to the eighth-generation Intel processors, which essentially means there are quad-core options available. The 13-inch version comes with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 with 2GB of graphics memory. The 15-inch Surface Book 2 has the GTX 1060 with 6GB of graphics memory. There are, of course, a multitude of different configuration options, but prices for the 13-inch model start at $1,499, and at $2,499 for the 15-inch version.
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october 2017 by jasonsamuels
HP's Sleek Spectre 13 Gets Processor Upgrade, 4K Display | News & Opinion | PCMag.com
The new HP Spectre 13 sports slimmer bezels than last year's iteration, and runs eighth-gen Intel Core i5 or i7 quad-core processors and offers up to 1TB of SSD storage and up to 16GB of RAM. A new 4K screen option lets you view fine detail in pictures or watch more online content in native resolution. The bottom is carbon fiber, and overall it feels sturdier than some of its ultrathin competition. HP claims 11.5 hours of battery life for all-day computing.
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october 2017 by jasonsamuels
Microsoft Surface Laptop review: worth the wait - The Verge
the Surface Laptop achieves in 2017 what the second-generation Air did in 2010: strike precisely the right balance of power, utility, portability, and battery life that the majority of regular consumers actually want.
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august 2017 by jasonsamuels
Shuttle Squeezes Desktop Graphics Card into a 3-Liter XH110G SFF PC Barebones
When it comes to price, the company has succeeded in keeping it low. Shuttle’s XH110G is now available from specialist retailers in Europe for €231 ($319), which is a price of a Mini-ITX case, an Intel B250-based motherboard with integrated 802.11ac Wi-Fi and a circa-400 W PSU. Shuttle’s system looks to be more compact than typical Mini-ITX builds and can be mounted to a display using a VESA mounting mechanism. However, it has a number of peculiarities when it comes to SSD performance, connectivity and support of graphics cards that may not be welcomed by enthusiasts.
pc  gadgetluv 
august 2017 by jasonsamuels
iMac Intel 21.5" Retina 4K Display 2017 Teardown - iFixit
The CPU and RAM—two of the components you are most likely to upgrade at some point—are both modular. The standard 2.5" SATA hard drive is fully upgradable—though you can't add a blade SSD. Cutting the tape to open the iMac isn't too hard (with the right tools), but it must then be replaced to complete any repair. Most replaceable components (like the RAM) are buried behind the logic board, meaning you'll have to take apart most of the iMac just to gain access to them. The glass and Retina Display are fused together, increasing the cost of replacement.
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august 2017 by jasonsamuels
Microsoft Surface Laptop Review & Rating | PCMag.com
The Microsoft Surface Laptop is an aesthetically pleasing midrange ultraportable laptop with admirable performance and class-leading battery life
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july 2017 by jasonsamuels
Intel Announces 4 Compute Cards and Docking Station | News & Opinion | PCMag.com
Although the RAM is limited to 4GB, the Compute Card is clearly quite a capable credit card-sized PC. Plugged into the dock it would form a usable PC, but Intel sees use cases including everything from smart kiosks and interactive refrigerators to security cameras and smart TVs. And we've already heard about the first laptop to take advantage of it.
intel  nuc  innovation  pc 
may 2017 by jasonsamuels
Intel's 18-core Core i9 starts a bloody battle for enthusiast PCs
Intel's disclosure of the new Core i9 chips may be one of the most significant announcements this week at Computex, the Taipei-based trade show that has quietly evolved into a celebration of all things PC. But you can expect much more from Intel, too, including this bombshell:  Intel executives will reveal that its next 10nm chip, Cannon Lake, will deliver 30 percent greater performance than the current Kaby Lake chips, a spokeswoman said.
intel  cpu  pc  gadgetluv 
may 2017 by jasonsamuels
With the MateBook X, Huawei finally has a MacBook to call its own | TechCrunch
The MateBook X drops the touchscreen and convertibility. It looks like the MacBook, it sounds like the MacBook and if laptops quacked, it would most likely do that a lot like the MacBook, too. The only surprise, really, is that it took this long. After all, the company hasn’t had too many bones about borrowing liberally from the iPhone.
huawei  pc  gadgetluv 
may 2017 by jasonsamuels
Samsung DeX review: the closest thing we have to using our phones as PCs - The Verge
The biggest test of these kinds of systems is always how well the browser works, and this is where DeX is most impressive. By default, Samsung’s internet browser will load desktop versions of websites, instead of mobile ones, and it supports content blockers and other extensions. Scrolling is fast and stutter-free, and it can handle multiple windows, multiple tabs (I’ve been able to use it with a dozen or more tabs running at any given time), and interactive web apps without grinding to a halt or having to frequently reload tabs. 
samsung  mobile  pc 
may 2017 by jasonsamuels
Microsoft unveils $999 Surface Laptop running Windows 10 S - The Verge
Microsoft has integrated vapor chambers into the aluminum finish on the rear of the device to help keep the Surface Laptop cool. "It allows us to pack everything we need in there," says Panay. There are no speaker grilles or holes, and Microsoft has integrated the speakers underneath the keyboard so the sound comes from under your fingers.

Microsoft is starting preorders for the Surface Laptop today, priced starting at $999 for the Core i5 version with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of SSD storage.
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may 2017 by jasonsamuels
Dell XPS 15 vs MacBook Pro 15: Price, specs, performance comparison
The MacBook Pro has a few things going for it: It's lighter, and it has long battery life under light loads. But in just every other metric used to judge a performance laptop (which quad-core laptops fall into), it's the Dell XPS 15 that comes up on top. When you factor in the massive cost savings (the top-end XPS 15 cost almost the same as the base MacBook Pro 15), this entire exercise shows this rivalry continues to be entirely one-sided. 
dell  apple  pc  gadgetluv 
april 2017 by jasonsamuels
Celebrating AnandTech’s 20th Anniversary: 1997 - 2017
the technology landscape has changed dramatically over the last 20 years. The PC market was once the growth market for hardware, and over the years we’ve reaped the benefits of improved engineering, improved manufacturing, and improved economy of scale. The $1000 PC I bought in 1997 was, even by the standards of the time, a piece of junk, pairing a Pentium MMX 200 with what ended up being a rather dodgy Socket 7 motherboard. Now one can buy a half-decent laptop for a fraction of the price, and the inflation-adjusted $1500 will buy you an awesome computer, likely with money to spare. The PC industry is still alive and well these days – and we continue to labor hard to cover it – but it’s now a stable, mature industry that doesn’t move at the pace it once did.
pc  business 
april 2017 by jasonsamuels
LG gram 13 (2017) Review & Rating | PCMag.com
The LG gram 13 is a featherlight midrange laptop that won't kill your budget. A competent performer, it's worth considering if you value portability and battery life above all else.
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april 2017 by jasonsamuels
Asus Releases $999 AsusPro B9440UA Laptop
Asus released the AsusPro B9440UA laptop to capture the "prosumer" market with a durable ultrabook starting at $999. The B9440UA features an Intel Core i5-7200U processor, 8GB of DDR3-1866 memory, and a 512GB SSD
asus  gadgetluv  pc 
april 2017 by jasonsamuels
ASRock Z270 Taichi Motherboard Review - Tom's Hardware
To prove that the Z270 Taichi is worth 100% of its $220 list price, ASRock includes a larger voltage regulator than its mainstream gaming boards, dual Gigabit Ethernet plus wireless network controllers, Type-C and Type-A USB 3.1 (Gen2) ports, a pair of SATA controllers that extends the total 6Gb/s port count to 10, DTS Connect for the ALC1220 audio codec, and three M.2 ports that work at the same time as the three metal-reinforced PCIe x16 slots.
asrock  pc  gadgetluv 
april 2017 by jasonsamuels
New 'pro' iMac said to have discrete GPU and Xeon E3 processor, ship at end of 2017
The "server-grade" iMac reportedly sports the Xeon E3-1285 processor, between 16GB and 64GB of ECC RAM, up to 2TB of NVMe SSE storage, and the "latest" discrete GPU. DigiTimes doesn't expect availability of the high-end iMac until the very end of 2017.
apple  pc  rumor  gadgetluv 
april 2017 by jasonsamuels
Intel 'Cannon Lake' Core processor suitable for MacBook Pro, iMac likely delayed, could slip into 2018
The current 14nm Kaby Lake is thought to be the next processor to be used in a rumored 2017 refresh of the MacBook Pro, with a number of processors from the line reportedly making an appearance in beta code of macOS Sierra 10.12.4. Compared to the current Skylake generation, Kaby Lake as only a slight processing power increase, but with bigger improvements to the onboard GPU and power efficiency.
apple  pc  rumor  intel  cpu 
april 2017 by jasonsamuels
MINIX.us. Z83-4
NEO Z83-4 Fanless Mini PC re-imagines the desktop PC, delivering an unrivalled combination of ultra-compact design and premium performance that is ideal for work, play and entertainment. Equipped with Intel’s Cherry Trail Quad-Core processor, NEO Z83-4 fits the power of computing into the palm of your hand.
pc  gadgetluv  nuc 
april 2017 by jasonsamuels
Apple Will Ship A Pro iMac Later This Year
Just what those configurations will entail, Apple won’t yet say. Nor will it comment on the possibility of an iMac Pro moniker for the more powerful machines in the lineup. Company executives are, however, quite happy to confirm a feature the pro iMac will not have: touchscreen. “No,”
apple  pc  gadgetluv 
april 2017 by jasonsamuels
Apple Says It Is “Completely Rethinking” The Mac Pro
That's good news for anyone worried that Apple’s lost interest in its highest-end desktop, but there’s a caveat per Schiller: "You won’t see any of these products this year." The team working on them has been told to take its time and to design a system that can deliver a wide range of performance — one that can easily and efficiently be upgraded with the latest technologies for the pro audience for which it's intended.
apple  pc 
april 2017 by jasonsamuels
ASRock X370 Taichi AMD Ryzen Socket AM4 ATX Motherboard Review - Tom's Hardware
And here we are. AMD's Zen has finally made its way to my test bench, and I get to look at the unsung hero of AMD's newest solution, the AM4 socket. It might not be glamorous, but it is this family of chipsets that enable Ryzen, Bristol Ridge, and Zen+ to go forth and raise battle against Intel. By converging CPU product lines behind a single socket, designers at AMD have found a way to reduce the number of supported chipsets while increasing the versatility of their socket's ecosystem.
amd  cpu  gadgetluv  pc 
march 2017 by jasonsamuels
Microsoft’s new spin on top-end Surface Book drops the GPU (and price) | TechRadar
it’s virtually the same as the existing top-end 2-in-1 with a Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM and 1TB of storage; the difference is there's no discrete Nvidia graphics solution.
Microsoft  pc  gadgetluv 
march 2017 by jasonsamuels
Triple M.2 Samsung 950 Pro Z170 PCIe NVMe RAID Tested - Why So Snappy? | PC Perspective
some review sites have tested some form of triple PCIe RAID under the Z170 platform, but what nobody has been able to truly quantify or explain was the increased 'feel' in the speed of an SSD array - even though it is clearly bandwidth bottlenecked elsewhere in the pipeline. I'm here to say that there *is* a difference, and it *can* be shown
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march 2017 by jasonsamuels
AMD Ryzen price and release date revealed
Like Intel, AMD’s Ryzen offerings consist of three new chip families: the premium Ryzen 7, the midrange Ryzen 5, and the cheapest Ryzen 3. AMD is rolling out its fastest, premium Ryzen 7 chips first
amd  cpu  pc  gadgetluv 
february 2017 by jasonsamuels
JonnyGURU - EVGA 400W
EVGA apparently has nothing in their entire product line that isn't at least good enough to pass all our load testing. Folks, this is the very bottom of the barrel for EVGA, and I still couldn't kill it. This is the worst performing unit you can buy from them, and it's still good enough to do some real impressive stuff like survive temperatures it's really not supposed to.
evga  gadgetluv  pc 
february 2017 by jasonsamuels
Skyrocketing memory prices may get worse before getting better | PCWorld
A 2 x 8GB kit of G.Skill DDR4-2400 RAM was priced around $75 at Newegg in late November (the cheapest vendor at the time), but that RAM is now hitting $92 at the same outlet
RAM  gadgetluv  pc  business 
january 2017 by jasonsamuels
Gigabyte PC (GB-GZ1DTi7-1070) review: A powerhouse PC diminished by noisy fans | PCWorld
The Gigabyte PC is a powerhouse. The problem is that despite performing so well, it’s hard to ignore how noisy it is.
gigabyte  pc  gadgetluv 
january 2017 by jasonsamuels
Dell taunts MacBook Pro users with an updated XPS 15 that sports new hardware | PCWorld
What do you call a new 15-inch laptop that offers the latest Intel and Nvidia chips along with a giant battery and 32GB of RAM? Dell’s answer: not the Apple MacBook Pro 15!
dell  pc  gadgetluv 
january 2017 by jasonsamuels
Intel’s Compute Card mini-computer is so small that you may lose it | PCWorld
It’s so small, it can’t accommodate USB-C or other ports to power up or connect to displays. The Compute Card will work only after being plugged into a slot of a larger device, much like smart cards.

The Compute Card is targeted at the commercial market, and it could be slotted into all-in-one devices, digital signs, smart devices, robots, drones, and other products. Businesses will be able to add a whole PC into products that otherwise have minimal computing power.
intel  pc  innovation  gadgetluv 
january 2017 by jasonsamuels
AMD reveals an army of Ryzen PCs and AM4 motherboards | PCWorld
You’ll want an X300 motherboard in a tiny mini-ITX machine, and an X370 in a full-size PC. Both support all of the recent tech being baked into AM4—dual-channel DDR4 memory, NVMe and M.2 SSDs, USB 3.1 Gen 1 and 2, you name it.
amd  pc  cpu  gadgetluv 
january 2017 by jasonsamuels
Dell Turns XPS 13 Into a Convertible | News & Opinion | PCMag.com
while it has been updated with seventh-generation Intel Core processors, now you can buy one with an articulating hinge that converts the laptop through Laptop, Stand, Tablet, and Tent modes. It's a natural fit if you want more tactile interaction with your computer, but don't want to give up access to the keyboard.
dell  gadgetluv  pc 
january 2017 by jasonsamuels
Dell Readies New XPS 15: 4K, Quad-Core Kaby Lake, GeForce GTX 1050
The new XPS 15 9560 will receive Intel’s Kaby Lake processor, NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1050-series graphics as well as some other optional upgrades not available on current-gen, but will retain the internal architecture and external design.
dell  pc  gadgetluv 
december 2016 by jasonsamuels
Lenovo Updates The ThinkPad Lineup: New Models, Welcome Changes
Lenovo is also switching the entire ThinkPad lineup for 2017 to a Windows 10 Signature Edition image. This is excellent news not only for the home user, who won’t have to deal with gratuitous software which was not always needed or welcome, but for business users this should allow for faster deployment as well, since a custom image may not be required at all.
lenovo  gadgetluv  pc 
december 2016 by jasonsamuels
Tim Cook Tells Apple Employees New Mac Desktops Are Coming | News & Opinion | PCMag.com
Most importantly, he confirmed that Mac desktops are not dead, "if there's any doubt about that with our teams, let me be very clear: we have great desktops in our roadmap. Nobody should worry about that
mac  pc 
december 2016 by jasonsamuels
Sleeping giant Qualcomm awakens with aim to crush Intel at its own game | PCWorld
Qualcomm on Wednesday announced its Centriq 2400 server chips, which started shipping to test customers. Later that day, Microsoft revealed that first PCs based on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 chip would come next year. The chip will also be used in high-end smartphones.
qualcomm  cpu  pc 
december 2016 by jasonsamuels
HP Spectre x360 review: Faster, smaller, and better than before | PCWorld
The real question we have about HP’s Spectre x360 isn’t whether it’s the best convertible laptop out there—we’re wondering if it’s the best ultrabook laptop period. With its reduced weight and size, it’s a vast improvement over the original Spectre x360.
hp  pc  gadgetluv 
december 2016 by jasonsamuels
Dell XPS 13 Kaby Lake review: Yes, this is the best one so far | PCWorld
In the end, you can look at Dell’s latest XPS 13 as a “if nothing’s broken, don’t fix it” moment. It’s arguably one of the best if not the best laptop available. You get that beautiful InfinityEdge display, a super-compact body, and oodles of performance.
dell  gadgetluv  pc 
november 2016 by jasonsamuels
Microsoft's Surface Studio AIO by the numbers: Pricing and configuration details | PCWorld
The Surface Studio packs a 28-inch, 4500x3000-resolution display into an astonishingly thin 12.5mm panel carved from forged unibody aluminum. The monitor’s rife with professional features such as 10-bit color depth, a DCI-P3 to SRGB color toggle, the ability to tilt the screen to a drawing-friendly 20 degrees, and touch capabilities with 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity for the Surface Pen. The Surface Studio’s display is no joke and ready for business.
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october 2016 by jasonsamuels
Acer's swanky Swift 7 launches as the thinnest laptop ever | PCWorld
The 2.48-pound Acer Swift 7 is carved from unibody aluminum, and awash in a black-and-gold finish. Those high-end touches extend to the 13.3-inch 1080p display, which features IPS technology for wide viewing angles and color clarity, Gorilla Glass for durability, and Acer’s own BluelightShield tech to minimize eye fatigue. Under the hood, the Swift 7 packs an Intel Core i5-7Y54 processor, a 256GB SSD, 8GB of RAM, and 802.11ac Wi-Fi support, along with a pair of USB C ports and dual Dolby Audio speakers.
acer  pc  gadgetluv 
october 2016 by jasonsamuels
HP's Envy AIO 27 flips the form factor, packing the PC below and a thin display above | PCWorld
HP Envy AIO 27 wakes up the sleepy All-in-One category with its smart rethinking of the form. It's no different from most other AiOs in prioritizing convenience over components, but at least its design makes better sense. 
hp  pc  gadgetluv 
october 2016 by jasonsamuels
Microsoft to unveil Surface all-in-one PC in late October - The Verge
Windows Central previously reported that Microsoft has tested 21-inch, 24-inch, and 27-inch models, but it's not clear if the software maker will launch all three screen sizes. Microsoft hinted back in July that it was planning to launch a new Surface-branded device this year, and three more for next year. Microsoft could also use its event to refresh its Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 devices with Intel's latest Kaby Lake processors, but the company is likely to wait until next year to unveil true successors.
Microsoft  surface  rumor  pc 
september 2016 by jasonsamuels
Apple Surveying MacBook Pro Users About Headphone Jack and Other Ports - Mac Rumors
Based on a leaked MacBook Pro shell, the upcoming MacBook Pro will include four USB-C ports and a headphone jack, with Apple doing away with all other ports on the machine. If the shell is an actual part, the machine will not include an SD card slot, HDMI port, USB-A port, or a MagSafe connection.
apple  pc  rumor 
september 2016 by jasonsamuels
Razer Unveils Blade Laptop With Pascal Graphics, Kaby Lake Blade Stealth | News & Opinion | PCMag.com
Configurations range from $999 to $1,799, all with a 12.5-inch touch display and a seventh-generation 2.7GHz Intel Core i7-7500U processor. Resolution options are QHD (2,560-by-1,440 resolution) or 4K (3,840-by-2,160 resolution), while storage sizes start at 128GB and max out at 1TB.
razer  pc  gadgetluv 
september 2016 by jasonsamuels
Acer's Swift 7 is the first laptop thinner than a centimeter | The Verge
This Windows 10 machine, powered by Intel’s brand new 7th-generation Core i5 processor, measures a scant 9.98mm, making it the first to limbo under the 1cm bar (0.39 inches). Despite beating Apple’s MacBook and HP’s Spectre 13 for the braggadocious title of being the world’s thinnest laptop, the Swift 7 doesn’t sacrifice much in the way of either ports or battery. It offers two USB-C 3.1 ports and a headphone jack, plus Acer promises a 9-hour endurance thanks to Intel’s newly updated and more efficient Y series of chips.
acer  pc  gadgetluv 
august 2016 by jasonsamuels
Acer's Predator 21 X is the first laptop with a curved screen | PCWorld
We still don’t know a few important things about this crazy laptop. We don’t know where and exactly when it will ship, other than the broad promise of Q1 2017 per an Acer spokesperson. We don’t know how much it will cost—but you can bet it won’t be cheap. Acer also didn’t specify the weight, but this category of laptop doesn’t mind packing on the pounds. We’ll keep an eye on this product and update you when we learn more.
acer  gaming  pc  gadgetluv 
august 2016 by jasonsamuels
Dell Inspiron 15 7569 review: An affordable and solid midrange 2-in-1 | PCWorld
Though the design of the Inspiron 15 7000 is a bit basic, especially compared to flashy rivals like the HP Spectre X360, it performs well and is quite affordable at just $749.  A similarly configured Spectre is $400 more, and the Samsung Notebook 9 in this config is $250 more. What’s more, it doesn’t seem like many corners were cut to reach that low price either. This laptop has a fantastic keyboard and trackpad, great audio, and ran very well in our benchmarks. Think of it as the Honda Accord of laptops. It’s not going to win any fashion contests or draw looks of envy in the boardroom or coffee shop, but it offers great performance and features at an affordable price. For many buyers, that’s a very compelling offer.
dell  pc  gadgetluv 
august 2016 by jasonsamuels
Microsoft appears to be teasing new Surface Book 2 hinge on Instagram | Windows Central
I can confirm that the image posted (it's not a photo) is from an internal Microsoft 'sizzler' reel meant to demonstrate some ideas for the new Surface Book 2. The video has recently been shown within Microsoft's various departments and meetings starting in July
Microsoft  surface  gadgetluv  pc  rumor 
august 2016 by jasonsamuels
Hands-on with Asus ROG G752 and GeForce GTX 1070 (or holy crap this thing is fast!) | PCWorld
There’s really only two facts you should walk away with here. First, there’s a pretty big power efficiency to be had in the GeForce GTX 1070 laptop GPU. It’s enough that you can shed the huge power brick, for, well, a less-huge power brick.

The second is damn, the GeForce GTX 1070 is fast. You're essentially getting the same performance of a GeForce Titan X or GeForce GTX 980 Ti in a laptop. Just a year ago, you’d be happy to do that using an external graphics dock.
nvidia  asus  gaming  graphics  gadgetluv  pc 
august 2016 by jasonsamuels
Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080, 1070 and 1060 for laptops break the mobile mold | PCWorld
Why this matters: Laptops have historically lagged well behind the performance curve of desktops. But this launch, coming so soon after the desktops launches, is breaking with tradition. Performance of the new GPUs is pretty astounding, the company said, with up to a 76-percent performance improvement over a comparable laptop with a GeForce GTX 980m.
nvidia  graphics  pc 
august 2016 by jasonsamuels
The next MacBook Pro may have a fingerprint-reading power button
Code in MacOS Sierra references both the OLED bar and Touch ID, for example. And when you combine this with reports of Thunderbolt 3-capable USB-C ports and it sounds like the MacBook Pro is getting a major (if long, long overdue) upgrade.
apple  pc  rumor 
august 2016 by jasonsamuels
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air Takes Bite Out of Apple | News & Opinion | PCMag.com
"High-performance notebooks are typically very bulky, while thinner, lightweight notebooks are usually not as powerful," Xiaomi said in a press release. "Mi Notebook Air has not compromised on either performance or design."
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july 2016 by jasonsamuels
7 things I learned once I built my first PC | PCWorld
Let my minor traumas be your teachable moments. Read on for seven things I wished I'd known before building my first PC
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july 2016 by jasonsamuels
Gigabyte's newest Brix system will expand tiny gaming-PC options later this year | PCWorld
Instead of the squat, square form of other Brix models, the Brix Gaming UHD is more than double the height, measuring 8.66 x 4.33 x 4.33 inches. It also eschews plain black, neon green, and bright red for a sleek silver. Gigabyte says this machine’s changed look is a result of complaints made about the original Brix Gaming systems’ noisy fans—the new design provides more air flow and reduces the need for high fan speeds.
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july 2016 by jasonsamuels
Dell XPS 12 review | TechRadar
FOR
Potent speakers
Spectacular display
Tactile keyboard
AGAINST
Limited 'lapability'
Short battery life
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june 2016 by jasonsamuels
HP Spectre 13.3 laptop review: Thin doesn't have to mean compromise | PCWorld
give HP credit for accomplishing its goal of making the thinnest laptop possible without compromises. You’re truly getting Core i7 performance in a body most manufacturers would outfit with a low-power Core m. And let’s not forget that the Spectre 13.3 gives you not one, but two Thunderbolt 3 ports and a USB-C port.

Is the Spectre 13.3 perfect? No. The audio is average to below-average. I’m also bummed that the laptop won’t accept third-party USB-C chargers. I know HP’s reason, but it still doesn’t make me happy.

In the end, the Spectre 13.3 is an impressive laptop. It gives you robust performance for its thickness, it gives you a keyboard you can actually work with, and its looks set it apart from all others.
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june 2016 by jasonsamuels
The PC upgrade cycle slows to every five to six years, Intel's CEO says | PCWorld
[The] replacement cycle for the PC has extended," Krzanich said. "Four years was the average, now it has moved to about five to six years."

Intel needs to ramp up its efforts and release the right innovations so people are motivated to upgrade PCs quickly and easily, Krzanich said

Instead of replacing an entire laptop or desktop, people are also making incremental upgrades in PCs to improve performance. They are swapping out older hard drives for SSDs, adding more memory, or upgrading graphics cards.
pc  intel 
june 2016 by jasonsamuels
Corsair reveals a liquid-cooled GTX 1080, DDR4 RAM with staggering clock speeds, and mag-lev PC fans | PCWorld
Corsair blasted into Computex with a proverbial barrel full of fresh high-performance gaming gear ready to release this summer. The component maker showed off super-fast desktop RAM complete with LED lighting, magnetic levitation (mag lev) case fans, and even a liquid-cooled Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card.
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june 2016 by jasonsamuels
Dell launches the world's first 17-inch 2-in-1 laptop | The Verge
Alongside Dell's new 2-in-1 laptops, the company is also launching regular notebooks. The new 15- and 17-inch Inspiron 5000 Series laptops give you the option of Intel or AMD processors, and the ability to add an infrared camera to the 15-inch model. Dell isn't revealing pricing for the Inspiron 15 and 17 5000 Series just yet, but both will be available globally later this year.
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may 2016 by jasonsamuels
Asus ZenBook 3 is thinner and lighter than Apple’s MacBook | The Verge
Shih said the ZenBook 3 was "the best of both" MacBook and MacBook Air, being lighter and thinner than the former, and more powerful than the latter. The ZenBook 3 will also feature the company's highest screen-to-body ratio of any of its laptops — 82 percent. That screen is 12.5 inches, and is coated in gorilla glass. The body of the laptop has a full-size keyboard, a glass-covered touchpad, and a fingerprint reader that supports Windows Hello
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may 2016 by jasonsamuels
Apple prepping thinner MacBook Pros with OLED screen above keyboard, Touch ID for Q4 | 9to5Mac
In addition to upgrading the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros, Apple will also introduce a new 13-inch MacBook similar to that of the 12-inch Retina model that was just upgraded with performance boosts. According to Kuo, Apple plans to make the MacBook Air the entry-level option, while the MacBook will become the mid-tier choice and the MacBook Pro will remain the high-end variant.
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may 2016 by jasonsamuels
Dell XPS 13 review: Skylake and Thunderbolt 3 make the best a little bit better | Ars Technica
In the current generation, while the 128GB SSD remains SATA, the 256GB has made the leap to the (faster) PCIe interface. Its benchmark scores are unsurprisingly a substantial improvement.
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may 2016 by jasonsamuels
What Laptop Should I Buy? The Best Laptops for Every Need | The Wirecutter
We’ve tested close to a hundred laptops in the past few years, from sleek ultrabooks to cheap Chromebooks to massive gaming laptops and beyond. Here are the best models you can buy in every category, along with advice on choosing one.
pc  gadgetluv 
may 2016 by jasonsamuels
PC Market Slumps to Lowest Point Since 2011 | News & Opinion | PCMag.com
the PC market continued its downward slide in the first quarter of the year as total shipment volumes fell to their lowest point since 2011. Worldwide PC shipments — including desktops, notebooks, tablets, and 2-in-1 tablets — totaled 101 million units during the period, a 13 percent year-on-year dip
pc  business 
may 2016 by jasonsamuels
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