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The problem with most laptops these days is that the ones built specifically for gaming are quite bulky, but what if there was portable dock that can easily slide into any backpack? Introducing the Microsoft XYV laptop with the Reinforcer Dock. This dock features an external graphics card, power supply, a cooling system, and all the extra ports you could need for your gaming accessories. You can either use it as is, or connect everything to a larger display. Read more for additional pictures.
Acer’s Chromebook 11 runs on Chrome OS, and now supports the Google Play Store, which comes pre-installed, all for $169 shipped, today only, originally $219.99. This operating system by Google comes with built-in virus protection, updates automatically, boots up in seconds and continues to stay fast over time. Plus, all the Google apps you know and love come standard on every Chromebook, which means you can edit, download, and convert Microsoft Office files in Google Docs, Sheets and Slides. It features an Intel Celeron N3060 processor, an 11.6” HD Display, 4GB of RAM, 16GB eMMC and up to 10-hour battery life. Product page. Read more for three more deals in Acer’s one-day Amazon sale – view all of them here.
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Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims Apple will release an all-new 16-inch MacBook Pro, next-generation iPhone models with bilateral charging, and possibly a slightly upgraded iPad Pro. Before we get to the laptop, this year’s iPhones will be available in 6.5-inch, 5.8-inch, and 6.1-inch screen sizes, but all retain Lightning connectivity rather than opt for USB-C, along with frosted glass casing, improved Face ID with a higher power flood illuminator, larger batteries, as well as a triple camera design. What many are looking forward to is the new MacBook Pro that boasts a screen size between 16-inches and 16.5-inches with an all-new design. Read more for a concept video and additional information.
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A recently discovered Apple patent describes a responsive keyboard mechanism through which various layers shape-shifting glass would be able to be modified depending on what they’re being used for. When this is combined with haptic feedback, you basically get a touchscreen display that simulates an actual computer keyboard. Read more to see the patent and what the final keyboard could look like on a future MacBook Pro.
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Micro-Star International’s (MSI) GS75 Stealth proves that gaming laptops don’t need to be bulky, as it features the latest GeForce RTX 2080 graphics in a svelte 2.2 kg package with dimensions up to 60% smaller than regular 17″ laptops. Its immersive 17.3″ 144Hz IPS-level display provides gamers a panoramic view of the playing field, while the golden hinge accent and aluminum alloy add to both rigidity and aesthetics. There’s also an extra-large touchpad with a silky smooth glass surface for improved responsiveness and pinpoint accuracy. Boasting the first passive radiator design on laptop speakers, the GS75 is able to deliver stunning audio bass and ‘extra oomph’. Read more for another video review and additional information.
Razer has just unveiled the Quartz Pink edition of its Razer Blade Stealth ultraportable laptop. Not just a simple paint job, the chassis was Anodized at the sub-molecular level in futuristic pink, and the laptop itself is machine milled from a single block of high-grade aluminum. Featuring a Whisky Lake 8th-Gen Intel Core i7-8565U processor, 16GB of 2133MHz dual-channel memory, NVIDIA GeForce MX 150 4GB graphics a 256GB PCIe M.2 SSD and up to 11 hours of battery life, all packed into a frame that measures just 4.9mm thin. The display provides up to 100% sRGB color space for vivid colors, and improved power efficiency for longer battery life. Read more for another hands-on video and additional information/
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The ASUS ZenBook S13 (UX392) is a subnotebook that combines beauty and power into one ultraportable device. Featuring a 13.9-inch FHD frameless four-sided NanoEdge display with the world’s slimmest bezels as well as a 97% screen-to-body ratio, the largest of the industry, NVIDIA GeForce MX150 discrete graphics, an 8th Gen Intel i7 quad-core processor, 1TB of PCIe x4 SSD storage, and a 50Wh battery that provides up to 15 hours of battery life. Read more for a video review, additional pictures and information.
ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) debuted the massive ROG Mothership (GZ700), a new desktop replacement that redefines the form factor for gaming laptops, at CES 2019. Instead of laying flat, this desktop replacement stands tall to draw more air into its advanced cooling system while its keyboard detaches and folds to fit different scenarios, giving you the freedom to find the perfect position. Its machined aluminum chassis sports a 17.3” Full HD IPS-level display with NVIDIA G-SYNC technology, an Intel® Core™ i9-8950HK processor, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 GPU, a RAID 0 array with three NVMe SSDs, and next-generation networking that enables greater than gigabit speeds for both wired and wireless connections. Read more for another hands-on video, additional pictures and information.
Alienware has just revealed its monstrous desktop replacement at CES 2019, the all-new Area-51m laptop. Priced from $2549, this massive 8.54-pound laptop boasts Intel’s 9th-generation desktop CPUs and “full-fat” versions of NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX GPUs. The base model comes equipped with a six-core Core i7-8700 chip and RTX 2060 with 6GB GDDR6 video memory, but can easily be upgraded to the eight-core i9-9900K and RTX 2080 with 8GB GDDR6. Other features include a 17.3-inch 1080p IPS display (NVIDIA G-Sync and Tobii eye-tracking compatible), up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM , and a triple storage configuration that includes two 1TB PCIe M.2 SSDs as well as a 1TB hybrid drive. Read more for two more videos, hands-on pictures and additional information.
An all-new Acer Swift 7 has made its debut at CES 2019 sporting a 92 percent screen-to-body ratio, making the display near bezel-less. Measuring in at 9.95mm thick and weighing just 890 grams, this 14-inch laptop features an 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8500Y (1.5 GHz base frequency / 4.2 GHz boost frequency) Amber Lake processor, up to 512GB of SSD storage, up to 16GB of LPDDR3 RAM, and a pop-up camera built directly into the keyboard. The base model with a 256GB SSD storage and 8GB RAM will be priced at $1,699. Read more for a hands-on video and additional information.