Intel debuted a dual-screen computer concept earlier this month, and now ASUS has followed suit with "Project Precog". Simply put, it's a full-fledged convertible device, which means it can be used in tent formation, folded around as a tablet, or just in laptop mode, where the bottom screen is your keyboard. Users can also lay it completely flat to game on both displays, while serving as a semi-desktop replacement. Continue reading for another hands-on video. Click here for a few bonus images.
The Intel Tiger Rapids prototype gives us a glimpse of the future with a device that combines a tablet and laptop into one. For those who haven't seen it before, this concept basically is a Windows 10 PC that sports a 7.9-inch LCD on one side and a matching E Ink panel on the other, which the operating system sees as a USB peripheral. It's mainly designed for business users, as it lets them take notes on one side via an included stylus or virtual keyboard, and use them on the other. Click here for a few bonus images.
ASUS unveiled a line of new ZenBook Pro laptops at Computex in Taipei, and they all have a 5.5" ScreenPad instead of a normal touchpad. The ZenBook Pro 15 (UX580) will hit stores in July, priced from $2,299, and best of all, the display doubles as a touchpad with support for Microsoft's precision drivers for Windows 10 gestures. That's right, there's a toolbar up top loaded with an app launcher, including built-in support for YouTube, Spotify, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Or, you can use it to mirror a smartphone on your PC with the ASUS Sync app. Continue reading for a hands-on video and more informaton. Click here for a few bonus images.
In the near future, smartphones, tablets and laptops may all be merged into a single device, similar to TechConfiguration's Huawei Mate X. This all-in-one device boasts tablet, smartphone and laptop modes, with the latter enabling it to function as a tiny computer of sorts. Features include a 24-megapixel camera up front, an in display fingerprint scanner, Kirin 980 CPU, 6GB of RAM, and an 8,000mAh battery. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Crucial's BX300 24GB 3D NAND Internal SSD is perfect for laptops or desktops alike, and it's being offered for just $58.39 shipped, today only, originally $87.99. Ever wonder why your phone works as soon as you push a button, yet your computer takes forever? The reason is simple: Your phone runs on flash memory technology, while your computer runs on an outdated hard drive. It's possible - in fact, it's easy - to get the same near-instant speed you expect from your phone out of your computer. Product page. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.
Apple is set to unveil a slew of new products at WWDC in June, and a new MacBook could be in the lineup. There have been several rumors of the company ditching Intel processors for AMD, or even custom ARM chips, but many have been hoping for just a fresh design. One possibility could be a model with an edge-to-edge OLED display, a new keyboard, as well as an ultra slim form factor, like the "MacBook X" that you see above. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Timbuk2's Blink Pack is a rugged laptop backpack perfect for travel, business, or just everyday use, and it's being offered for just $48 shipped, today only, originally $119.99. This clamshell opening Weekender pack is made from water-resistant 420D Ripstop Nylon and features an internal organizer for pens, phones, etc., a padded laptop compartment (up to 15"), as well as a grab handle for easy lifting. Product page. Continue reading for a hands-on video review, more pictures and information.
When the VR-enabled stylus pen is locked in place, the "O-Pen" functions as a tablet, but slide it out, and you have yourself a laptop, complete with a keyboard, stylus, as well as a tablet stand. When the pen is paired with a VR headset, like the HTC Vive Pro or Oculus Rift, it can be used as a design tool. Continue reading for two animated pictures showing it in-action.
There are a plethora of laptops, including the MacBook Pro with the Touch Bar, but what if you wanted a notebook that lets you view information with the lid closed? Introducing the "Waterbook". At the bottom of its palm rest, you'll find a scrolling OLED marquee display that can be used to display messages, emails, date, time, song title, etc., even when the laptop is closed. Continue reading for more pictures.
At first glance, this appears to be just another Bluetooth keyboard tablet cover of sorts, but it's actually a Surface Book-like laptop. Simply remove the hidden OLED display from the slot, dock it on the keypad above, and the device is ready for use, whether it be gaming, work, or simply browsing the web. Continue reading for more pictures and information.