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New MacBook Pro Rose Gold

Photo credit: Martin Hajek

Apple will release a new MacBook Pro sooner than later, and industrial designer Martin Hajek provides us with an early preview. This concept showcases a new ultra slim form factor, along with a USB-C connector, found in the current MacBook. You can expect it to come in several colors - Rose Gold, Gold, and Silver - as well as possibly having a 4K / 5K display. Click here to view the first image in this week's things that look like other things gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of Blue Origin's rocket launch, flight and landing.

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Crucial Laptop Memory

Crucial's 8GB Single DDR3 1600 MT/s Laptop Memory is the perfect upgrade for any system, and you can pick one up for just $25.99, today only, originally $88.99. It is dual voltage and can operate at 1.35V or 1.5V. It is Unbuffered and is non-ECC. It conforms to the industry standard SODIMM layout of 204 pins and is compatible with computers that take DDR3 SODIMM memory. Product page. Continue reading for a video on how to choose the right RAM, along with more information.

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Lenovo Ultraportable Laptop

Lenovo's ThinkPad 11E 11.6" Ultraportable Windows 10 Professional Laptop is perfect for anyone who needs a bit more functionality than tablets can offer, and you can pick one up for just $199.99 shipped, today only, originally priced at $669. Get reliable performance from the Intel N2940 Quad-Core 1.83GHz processor, while the HD Anti-Glare LED-backlit display with 1366 x 768 resolution showcases movies and games in stunning clarity. Product page. Continue reading for a torture test video and more information.

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Acer Aspire E5

Acer's Aspire E5 (574G) 15.6" Laptop is perfect for everyday users, and you can pick one up for $549.99 shipped, today only - there may be a shipping delay, but you can still lock in the price by ordering now. Featuring a 6th Generation Intel Core i5-6200U Processor 2.3GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 2.8GHz, 8GB of DDR3L SDRAM Memory, a 1TB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive and NVIDIA GeForce 940M with 4GB of dedicated DDR3 VRAM. The large 15.6-inch Full HD ComfyView LED-backlit LCD Display with a 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio delivers an optimal viewing experience. Spending several hours at a time on your laptop? Acer BluelightSheld technology protects your eyes from potentially harmful blue-light emission, reducing eye strain and fatigue over extended periods. Product page. Continue reading for a video review and more information.

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HP-110 Portable Laptop

Priced at $2995 ($6841.40 in today's dollars), the Hewlett-Packard HP 110, also known as the HP Portable, was basically an MS-DOS compatible laptop released in 1984. It featured a Harris 80C86 running at 5.33-MHz with 272 KB of RAM, and had an 80 character by 16 line monochrome (480 x 128 pixel) liquid crystal display. The device ran MS-DOS 2.11, and had the application programs MemoMaker, Terminal Emulator and Lotus 123 in ROM. Its LCD could be tilted for better viewing, or just folded down over the keyboard for easy transport. Continue reading for more fascinating historical pictures.

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Razer Blade Stealth

Razer may be known for their computer peripherals, but their latest creation is aimed at the ultrabook market. Introducing the $999 (base model) Razer Blade Stealth, a 2.75-pound, 0.52-inch thick laptop that boasts an Intel Core i7 Skylake processor, 12.5" high-res touchscreen display (2560 x 1440), 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of PCIe storage. For intense gaming, simply connect it via Thunderbolt 3 port to the Razer Core graphics dock, which offers a double-wide, full-length PCIe NVIDIA or AMD graphics card, extra ports, a separate power supply, and most importantly, plenty of heat dissipation. Continue reading for two more hands-on videos. Click here for more images.

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ASUS Zenbook i7 Ultrabook

The ASUS ZenBook UX303UB Touchscreen Ultrabook won't break the bank, but it's definitely no slouch, and you can pick one up for $1089 shipped, today only, originally priced at $1299. Weighing just 3.2-pounds, it's equipped with a 6th-Gen Intel Core i7 Processor, a blazing fast 512GB SSD, a beautiful 13.3" QHD+ IPS display, and a NVIDIA GT 940M discrete graphics. Product page. Continue reading for a full video review and more information.

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Samsung Chromebook 2

Samsung's Chromebook 2 is the perfect backup laptop for business, travel, school, etc., and you can pick one up for $149.99 shipped, today only. This slim, lightweight laptop features a 11.6-inch HD display, a powerful Intel Celeron processor, an elegant leather-like stitched design, and up to nine hours of battery life on a single charge. It boots up in just 10 seconds and delivers Wi-Fi speeds three times faster than standard 802.11n. Security features like automatic updates and sandboxing technology protect your Chromebook from viruses and malware. Product page. Continue reading for a full video review and more information.

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Laptop Cooler Life Hack

Laptop coolers will normally run upwards of $15, or at least for a decent one that won't break down after a simple tumble, and comes complete with 160mm fans that can spin at approximately 1500RPM. However, for those who want an even more economical solution, your local grocery store just might be the best bet. That's right, just pick up a two dozen carton of eggs and just prop the computer up on the cardboard afterwards. If you need even more height, simply fasten the two halves together with super glue. Continue reading to see 21 more cleaning life hacks that will come in handy. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery.

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ASUS F555LA Laptop

The ASUS F555LA is a great all-around laptop (video / photo editing, basic gaming, etc.), and can be picked up for just $329.99 shipped, today only, originally priced at $499.99. With the latest 5th generation Intel Core i3 processor, the F555 gives you the performance you need while consuming power efficiently to ensure a longer battery life. Plus, the two USB 3.0 ports - 10 times faster than USB 2.0 - lets you transfer photos, music and movies in a fraction of the time. Product page. Continue reading for a full video review and more information.

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