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The ASUS ROG XG Station 2 turns a Thunderbolt 3 notebook into a graphics powerhouse

The ASUS ROG XG Station 2 turns a Thunderbolt 3 notebook into a graphics powerhouse

NEWS  /  06 Feb 2017  /  15 weeks ago

ASUS has announced the local launch of the ROG XG Station 2, its new external graphics dock that can turn a Thunderbolt 3-equipped laptop or 2-in-1 notebook into a gaming powerhouse.

HP recalls notebook batteries for fire hazard, here’s how to check yours now

HP recalls notebook batteries for fire hazard, here’s how to check yours now

NEWS  /  04 Feb 2017  /  16 weeks ago

HP has expanded its ongoing worldwide voluntary safety recall and replacement program for certain notebook batteries, which was first announced in June 2016. The hazard is serious enough that HP is recommending customers stop using affected batteries immediately.

Apple may be building its own ARM-based chips for use with future MacBooks

Apple may be building its own ARM-based chips for use with future MacBooks

NEWS  /  02 Feb 2017  /  16 weeks ago

Apple is said to be designing its own chips for use with its MacBook laptops, according to a report from Bloomberg. However, the new chips would complement, rather than replace, the existing Intel processors by taking over certain low-power features.

Leaked: Windows 10 Cloud may just be what Microsoft needs to challenge Chrome OS

Leaked: Windows 10 Cloud may just be what Microsoft needs to challenge Chrome OS

NEWS  /  01 Feb 2017  /  16 weeks ago

A new version of Windows 10 appears to be in existence; this yet-to-be-released Windows OS may just be Microsoft’s veritable challenge to Google Chrome OS. Read on for more details.

New iPhones are meh? Apple sets new records for quarterly revenue and sales of iPhones

New iPhones are meh? Apple sets new records for quarterly revenue and sales of iPhones

NEWS  /  01 Feb 2017  /  16 weeks ago

Apple had a blockbuster holiday season, with new records set for iPhone sales and quarterly revenue. Sales of Macs and Apple Watches also did well.

New Chromebooks launched this year will soon have full access to Google Play!

New Chromebooks launched this year will soon have full access to Google Play!

NEWS  /  24 Jan 2017  /  17 weeks ago

According to an announcement by Chromium OS project, all new Chromebooks launched this year will be able to install Android applications. Owners of older Chromebooks may not be left out; read on for more details!

New firmware update is available for the Surface Pro 4

New firmware update is available for the Surface Pro 4

NEWS  /  23 Jan 2017  /  17 weeks ago

Better system stability and longer battery life during sleep are a couple of improvements in this update.

Rumor: Apple to offer a souped up MacBook Pro this year with up to 32GB RAM

Rumor: Apple to offer a souped up MacBook Pro this year with up to 32GB RAM

NEWS  /  17 Jan 2017  /  18 weeks ago

KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has said in his last investor note that he expects Apple to update their MacBook and MacBook Pro offerings later this year, with platform-wide adoption of Intel's Kaby Lake architecture.

NVIDIA rolls out mobile Pascal-based Quadro GPUs in a handful of portable workstations

NVIDIA rolls out mobile Pascal-based Quadro GPUs in a handful of portable workstations

NEWS  /  13 Jan 2017  /  19 weeks ago

NVIDIA has announced the roll out of its mobile Pascal-based Quadro graphics cards in portable workstations from various brands, including the likes of Dell, HP, Lenovo, MSI, and Fujitsu.

Consumer Reports now recommends 2016 MacBook Pros after Apple fixes Safari bug

Consumer Reports now recommends 2016 MacBook Pros after Apple fixes Safari bug

NEWS  /  13 Jan 2017  /  19 weeks ago

Consumer Reports has reversed their earlier decision not to recommend the 2016 MacBook Pros (MBPs). After retesting the MBPs using a new beta software update, CR found consistent battery life that now “fall well within the recommended range in Consumer Reports ratings.

Aftershock updates S-series with Intel Kaby Lake CPUs, announces entry-level MX-series

Aftershock updates S-series with Intel Kaby Lake CPUs, announces entry-level MX-series

NEWS  /  12 Jan 2017  /  19 weeks ago

Aftershock has refreshed its line of S-series notebooks with Intel’s latest seventh-generation Kaby Lake processors. The S-series now comes with G-Sync panels by default, and the company also announced a new entry-level MX-series of notebooks equipped with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti GPUs.

Apple says it was a bug that caused Consumer Reports’ MacBook Pros’ erratic battery life

Apple says it was a bug that caused Consumer Reports’ MacBook Pros’ erratic battery life

NEWS  /  11 Jan 2017  /  19 weeks ago

Consumer Reports’ tested the 2016 MacBook Pros and found highly inconsistent battery life. Apple now says it was because of a bug triggered by CR’s testing methods.

HP launches sleek new notebooks, 35-inch Omen gaming monitor, next-gen Sprout Pro and more!

HP launches sleek new notebooks, 35-inch Omen gaming monitor, next-gen Sprout Pro and more!

NEWS  /  10 Jan 2017  /  19 weeks ago

At CES 2017, HP Inc. announced a wide range of new computing products. They include the new HP Spectre x360 and EliteBook x360 notebooks, and there’s even the next-generation Sprout immersive PC. So read on for more details!

ASUS says its ASUSPro B9440 is the world's lightest 14-inch business notebook

ASUS says its ASUSPro B9440 is the world's lightest 14-inch business notebook

NEWS  /  10 Jan 2017  /  19 weeks ago

When you’re a corporate executive who’s always on the move, the last thing you would want bobbing around in your backpack is a big and bulky notebook. This is where the 14-inch ASUSPro B9440 comes in.

Dell updates its gaming notebooks with new Intel Kaby Lake processors

Dell updates its gaming notebooks with new Intel Kaby Lake processors

NEWS  /  07 Jan 2017  /  20 weeks ago

Along with the release of the full range of new Kaby Lake processors from Intel, Dell has also announced that its has updated its entire range of gaming notebooks with Intel’s newest processors.

Acer unveils Aspire V Nitro Black and VX gaming notebooks and Aspire GX gaming PC at CES 2017

Acer unveils Aspire V Nitro Black and VX gaming notebooks and Aspire GX gaming PC at CES 2017

NEWS  /  07 Jan 2017  /  20 weeks ago

Acer has launched two performance-oriented gaming notebook series and a desktop gaming PC series at CES 2017.

MSI updates its entire range of gaming notebooks with Intel's latest processors

MSI updates its entire range of gaming notebooks with Intel's latest processors

NEWS  /  06 Jan 2017  /  20 weeks ago

MSI's range of gaming notebooks will receive a round of "true gaming" updates, including a switch to Intel's newest 7th-gen Kabylake processors and some audio tweaks.

Razer is showing off an insane triple display gaming laptop at CES

Razer is showing off an insane triple display gaming laptop at CES

NEWS  /  06 Jan 2017  /  20 weeks ago

Razer always has something impressive to show off at CES, but this year they've really outdone themselves. Project Valerie is a crazy gaming laptop with three built-in 17-inch 4K displays. Open the laptop and the two side screens automatically deploy by sliding out the side.

MSI's VR One to get 7th-Gen Intel Core i7 processor upgrade

MSI's VR One to get 7th-Gen Intel Core i7 processor upgrade

NEWS  /  05 Jan 2017  /  20 weeks ago

MSI's VR One will get an update with a 7th-Gen Intel processor refresh.

Samsung jumps back into the gaming notebook fray with its new Odyssey laptops

Samsung jumps back into the gaming notebook fray with its new Odyssey laptops

NEWS  /  05 Jan 2017  /  20 weeks ago

Samsung has announced the Odyssey, a brand new gaming notebook that represents the electronics giant’s re-entry into the gaming space after quite a number of years away.

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Here's a 15-inch notebook that's lighter than most 13-inch notebooks in the market and definitely sleeker and handier than any others in its class. Don't take our word for it, we asked colleagues in other departments what they thought.