Laptop News

Get a burly Asus ROG 17.3-inch laptop with GeForce GTX 1070 for $1599 – PC Gamer

Friday, September 15, 2017

What used to be a laptop that sold for around $2,500 can now be had for $1,599 after mail-in-rebate. We are talking about the 17.3-inch Asus ROG G752VS-XB72K, which pairs an Intel Core i7-6820HK processor with a GeForce GTX 1070 GPU. The laptop is on sale at Newegg for $1,799. Using promo code EMCSRKBE3 knocks $100 of the price, and there’s also a $100 mail-in-rebate available. Asus loaded this laptop…

Lenovos’ Flagship Gaming Laptop Drops the Ball in One Very Crucial Way – Gizmodo

Friday, September 15, 2017

All images: Sam Rutherford/Gizmodo There’s no shortage of computer makers that would like to sell you a big, expensive gaming laptop. So in an effort to differentiate themselves, companies are thinking of ways to make a portable screen attached to a keyboard and some silicon inside seem more attractive. Asus latched onto Nvidia’s new Max Q design program for its new Zephyrus gaming laptop and crammed top-of-the-line specs into previously…

Acer Predator 21 X Review: The most insane laptop ever built – PCWorld

Friday, September 15, 2017

There are three things you should immediately know about Acer’s Predator 21 X laptop. First, it’s hands-down the fastest laptop we’ve ever seen. Period. Second, it’s the widest laptop we’ve ever seen: 22.4 inches wide, 12.4 inches deep, and 2.71 inches to 3.28 inches high, front to back. And third: It’s the most expensive laptop we’ve seen in a long time. Sure, at $9,000, you’d think it would be the priciest…

Are searches of laptops and cellphones by border agents unconstitutional? – PBS NewsHour

Thursday, September 14, 2017

A TSA official removes a laptop from a bag for scanning using the Transport Security Administration’s new Automated Screening Lane technology at Terminal 4 of JFK airport in New York City. A federal lawsuit filed Wednesday claims the U.S. government’s growing practice of searching laptops and cellphones at the border is unconstitutional. REUTERS/Joe Penney. WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed Wednesday claims the U.S. government’s growing practice of searching…

Forced Searches of Phones and Laptops at US Border Are Illegal, Lawsuit Claims – New York Times

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

David Lapan, a spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security, said he could not comment on pending litigation but that “we absolutely believe the searches are lawful.” In March, Joseph B. Maher, the acting general counsel for the agency, defended the practice in a USA Today opinion piece. “These electronic media searches have produced information used to combat terrorism, violations of export controls, and convictions for child pornography, intellectual property…

You Asked: Can Using a Laptop Make You Infertile? – TIME

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Using a laptop the way its name suggests—on your lap—has long sparked concerns about male fertility due to crotch overheating. Even now, while many laptops run cooler than their predecessors, men planning to father children still need to be mindful of the risks, some experts say. Related “Human males have testicles outside our bodies for a reason,” says Dr. Jesse N. Mills, an associate clinical professor of urology and director…

The Best Cheap Gaming Laptops – IGN

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

By Jason Cipriani Be sure to visit IGN Tech for all the latest comprehensive hands-on reviews and best-of roundups. Note that if you click on one of these links to buy the product, IGN may get a share of the sale. For more, read our Terms of Use. Traditionally gaming laptops have been three things: big, heavy, and expensive. That isn’t always the case any longer, as components have gotten smaller and more portable,…

Considering a budget laptop? You should expect these compromises. – Windows Central

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

What are the concessions made when buying a cheap laptop? Anyone in the market for a new laptop knows that there are plenty of questions that need answering before a final decision is made. If you’re on a budget (who isn’t these days?), you can still get an awesome device, but you will likely have to put up with a few concessions. Let’s take a look at exactly what you…

TSA Approves Testing for Scanners That Allow Liquids, Laptops to Stay in Bags – Condé Nast Traveler

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

While Apple was busy announcing you’ll pay $1,000 for the iPhone X’s ability to unlock using a facial scan, other reports emerged about futuristic scanners that will affect airline travel for years to come. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has approved a test run of computed tomography (CT) scanners, which sound like something from Tron, but quite simply, will let you keep liquids and your laptop in your carry-on bag….

Some phones and laptops are vulnerable to ‘BlueBorne’ exploit – Engadget

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

There are technically several distinct attack vectors spread across current mobile operating systems. As Armis noted in its BlueBorne info page, Apple’s iOS beyond version 9.3.5 are vulnerable, but that vector was ironed out in iOS 10. Microsoft released an update today to all Windows versions that closes the vulnerability, with details listed here. Google’s Android, however, is spread across so much hardware that the onus to update falls on…

Some phones and laptops are vulnerable to ‘BlueBorne’ exploit – Engadget

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

There are technically several distinct attack vectors spread across current mobile operating systems. As Armis noted in its BlueBorne info page, Apple’s iOS beyond version 9.3.5 are vulnerable, but that vector was ironed out in iOS 10. Microsoft released an update today to all Windows versions that closes the vulnerability, with details listed here. Google’s Android, however, is spread across so much hardware that the onus to update falls on…

Some phones and laptops are vulnerable to ‘BlueBorne’ exploit – Engadget

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

There are technically several distinct attack vectors spread across current mobile operating systems. As Armis noted in its BlueBorne info page, Apple’s iOS beyond version 9.3.5 are vulnerable, but that vector was ironed out in iOS 10. Microsoft released an update today to all Windows versions that closes the vulnerability, with details listed here. Google’s Android, however, is spread across so much hardware that the onus to update falls on…

The new iPhone and its competitors hope to make laptops obsolete – Los Angeles Times

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

LaNada Peppers uses her Samsung Galaxy Note 5 for nearly everything. As a journalist and communications manager, the 35-year-old relies on her smartphone to take photos, update social media, write stories, book interviews, capture video and send emails. When she needs to type fast, she connects a portable keyboard. If she needs to edit audio, an app does the job. “Essentially, I live on this thing and don’t know what…

Everything You Need to Know Before Buying a Gaming Laptop – PC World

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

In order to buy the right tool for the job, you have to know what to look for. It seems obvious but this advice applies as much to shopping for a gaming laptop as it does buying a car or smartphone. It is very easy to buy into the look, or the marketing buzz around a product but it is far more important to learn to look below the surface…

This case for Apple’s new MacBook laptops will give you all the ports Apple took away – Business Insider

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Dockcase This morning, I forgot to bring the USB-C adapter I use to connect my 2016 MacBook Pro to my monitor at work, and now I’m working off my laptop’s display instead of using my dual-display setup. I’m all for the transition to USB-C, as it lets me plug several accessories like monitors, hard drives, peripherals, and even my laptop’s power cable into a single USB-C dock, which uses up…

This Malaysian Guy Just Spent RM39,999 On A Laptop – Rojak Daily

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The laptop in question is the Acer Predator 21 X. And yes, RM39,999 includes GST. Who bought it? His name is Arysan Ismail, he’s 34, and he has an IT Startup. Bet you wished you had your own startup now right?  He was quoted as saying “Life is short, enjoy what you can, buy while you still can”. And buy he did. Just yesterday. …

Xiaomi’s latest laptop targets Apple’s MacBook Pro – The Verge

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Xiaomi entered the laptop market last year with its Mi Notebook Air that was designed to target Apple’s MacBook in both name and design. This year the Chinese company is shifting its focus to Apple’s MacBook Pro, with the launch of its own Mi Notebook Pro. The Mi Notebook Pro includes a 15.6-inch display (1920 x 1080) with narrow bezels, Intel’s latest quad-core i7 processor, up to 16GB of RAM,…

Acer Predator 17 Gaming Laptop Review – IGN

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

By Jason Cipriani Be sure to visit IGN Tech for all the latest comprehensive hands-on reviews and best-of roundups. Note that if you click on one of these links to buy the product, IGN may get a share of the sale. For more, read our Terms of Use. Acer’s lineup of gaming laptops is quite broad, as the company offers models ranging in price from a modest $799 for the budget-oriented Aspire VX 15…

This case for Apple’s new MacBook laptops will give you all the ports Apple took away – Business Insider

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Dockcase This morning, I forgot to bring the USB-C adapter I use to connect my 2016 MacBook Pro to my monitor at work, and now I’m working off my laptop’s display instead of using my dual-display setup. I’m all for the transition to USB-C, as it lets me plug several accessories like monitors, hard drives, peripherals, and even my laptop’s power cable into a single USB-C dock, which uses up…

Xiaomi’s latest laptop targets Apple’s MacBook Pro – The Verge

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Xiaomi entered the laptop market last year with its Mi Notebook Air that was designed to target Apple’s MacBook in both name and design. This year the Chinese company is shifting its focus to Apple’s MacBook Pro, with the launch of its own Mi Notebook Pro. The Mi Notebook Pro includes a 15.6-inch display (1920 x 1080) with narrow bezels, Intel’s latest quad-core i7 processor, up to 16GB of RAM,…