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Take $150 Off Dell’s Inspiron Gaming Laptop with 1050 GPU – Laptop Mag

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Dell’s Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming laptop is more than a pretty face. In fact, we think it’s a budget gamer’s dream come true. It offers impressive gaming performance and over 11 hours of battery life in a stylish chassis for just $899. For a limited time, Dell is lowering the price of its budget behemoth to $749.99. That’s $150 off and one of the best prices we’ve seen…

Asus’ first laptop with Windows 10 S is now available – The Verge – The Verge

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Three months after the launch of Windows 10 S, Asus is launching its first laptop running the limited new version of Microsoft’s OS. The computer is called the VivoBook W202, and it’s a relatively cheap laptop meant to be used in schools. It sells for $279 and will be available today. The specs are pretty basic here, but it’s really just designed to have what it needs to get by…

Take $150 Off Dell’s Inspiron Gaming Laptop with 1050 GPU – Laptop Mag

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Dell’s Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming laptop is more than a pretty face. In fact, we think it’s a budget gamer’s dream come true. It offers impressive gaming performance and over 11 hours of battery life in a stylish chassis for just $899. For a limited time, Dell is lowering the price of its budget behemoth to $749.99. That’s $150 off and one of the best prices we’ve seen…

Surface Laptop Core i7 gets fresh lick of paint | TechRadar – TechRadar

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Up until now if you wanted the Surface Laptop in any of its three special colors, you were pretty much limited to one Intel Core i5 configuration, but at long last Intel Core i7 variants are here. Since its arrival last June, the Core i7 Surface Laptop has only been available in platinum, while those in Cobalt Blue, Burgundy and Graphite Gold were limited to Core i5 chips with smaller…

Asus’ first laptop with Windows 10 S is now available – The Verge

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Three months after the launch of Windows 10 S, Asus is launching its first laptop running the limited new version of Microsoft’s OS. The computer is called the VivoBook W202, and it’s a relatively cheap laptop meant to be used in schools. It sells for $279 and will be available today. The specs are pretty basic here, but it’s really just designed to have what it needs to get by…

The 25 fastest gaming laptops ranked – CNET

Monday, August 14, 2017

Sarah Tew/CNET Gaming on a laptop is no longer the frustrating compromise it once was. Slimmer designs paired with more powerful processors and graphics cards have brought gaming laptops closer than ever to performance previously found only in desktops. And the pace of innovation hasn’t slowed down. Just in the past year, laptops can now easily support high-end virtual reality headsets like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, and new designs…

New program has students trading in books for laptops – WJXT Jacksonville

Monday, August 14, 2017

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The times are changing when it comes to how children learn at school. In the old days, our school lockers were full of books, but now some area kids’ lockers only has a single laptop inside. Duval County is ahead of the curve. The laptop lockers are the first of their kind in the country. There are 1,000 laptop lockers in total. Some were installed at the…

You Must Buy One of These 6 Laptops and Tablets for School – WIRED

Friday, August 11, 2017

HP’s latest version of the Spectre X2 ($1,299) is beating Microsoft’s Surface at its own game, offering more features for less dough. Like the Surface Pro, it is foremost a tablet by design. Its easel-like hinge bends back to 165 degrees, which is great for notetaking (or doodling) with the included pen. Unlike the Surface Pro, this HP also includes a keyboard in the box. Today the Spectre X2 is the…

Consumer Reports’ Surface Laptop flap is based on data from past Surface models – PCWorld

Friday, August 11, 2017

When Consumer Reports stopped recommending the Microsoft Surface Laptop and latest Microsoft Surface Book, it did so based not on those specific products’ reliability. Rather, the company used reliability surveys of earlier Surface devices (including Surface 3, Surface Pro 3, and the early Surface Book), according to a report the publication released Thursday. In addition to removing its “recommended” rating from four Microsoft Surface devices, Consumer Reports stated it wouldn’t recommend any…

How to Nab Deals with Your Student Email Address – WIRED

Thursday, August 10, 2017

College isn’t cheap, and we’re not just talking about tuition. Between the cost of books, living expenses, food, and going out, your budget’s probably pretty tight. Good news, though: All you need is your school-provided .edu email address to take advantage of plenty of sweet student discounts. We hunted down the best deals for you to study (or party) on. Use all that extra cash to treat yourself to something…

Consumer Reports pulls recommendation for Microsoft Surface laptops – CNNMoney

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Consumer Reports is no longer recommending Microsoft Surface laptops and tablets. The publication on Thursday removed its “recommended” rating for Microsoft’s Surface Laptop and the Surface Book. This applies to both 128GB and 512GB storage options. This is the first time in two years Consumer Reports removed a laptop recommendation when it pulled ratings for three Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) models and a Lenovo (LNVGF) laptop due to repair histories. Consumer Reports…

Consumers Reports pulls Microsoft laptop recommendation – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Thursday, August 10, 2017

See more of the story Consumer Reports is pulling its recommendation of four Microsoft laptops after one of its surveys found that users were complaining about problems with the devices. The consumer advocacy group said Thursday that it can no longer recommend Microsoft laptops or tablets because of poor reliability compared to other brands. Microsoft said the findings don’t accurately reflect Surface owners’ “true experiences.” The consumer group says Microsoft…

Toshiba Portégé x30 review: What can work laptops learn from consumer devices? – Ars Technica

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

reader comments 20 Despite turmoil surrounding its chip business—and the decision to stop selling consumer laptops—Toshiba hasn’t stopped making portable computers. The company’s Portégé and Tecra laptop families are built for businesses and employees, so they may not be as flashy as consumer devices, but they’re still important. Work-issued laptops are the primary PCs for many people. At a glance, the Portégé x30 has the painfully plain design of a work laptop, but…

The best laptops you can buy – Business Insider – Business Insider

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

The best MacBook Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Why you’ll love it: The 13-and-15-inch MacBook Pro models boast top-tier specs, a beautiful design, and Apple’s excellent macOS operating system. More interested in Apple’s macOS than Microsoft’s Windows? Then perhaps the latest MacBook Pro is the right laptop for you. However, as you might expect from Apple, it won’t come cheap. Generally speaking, Apple’s laptops are very powerful, and the new MacBook Pro models are…

6 things to know about buying a laptop for college in 2017 – CNET

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Sarah Tew/CNET It’s August, and that can mean only one thing: Winter is coming. Also school. (Sorry, totally caught up in “Game of Thrones” season 7.) With a new school year often comes the need for a new laptop, and for college students in particular, it can be tough to pick the right model. How much should you (or, more likely, your parents) plan to spend? How much horsepower do…

These are the lightest 15-inch laptops you can buy – CNET – CNET

Monday, August 07, 2017

Ultraportables don’t need to have small screens.  Sarah Tew/CNET It used to be if you wanted a lightweight laptop, one that weighed less than three pounds, you had to settle for a 12- or 13-inch screen size. Not anymore.  With display sizes of 15 or 15.6 inches, these ultraportable laptops give you more room for work, viewing the web, movies and games. But, with weights ranging from 2.4 to 4.4…

These are the lightest 15-inch laptops you can buy – CNET

Monday, August 07, 2017

Ultraportables don’t need to have small screens.  Sarah Tew/CNET It used to be if you wanted a lightweight laptop, one that weighed less than three pounds, you had to settle for a 12- or 13-inch screen size. Not anymore.  With display sizes of 15 or 15.6 inches, these ultraportable laptops give you more room for work, viewing the web, movies and games. But, with weights ranging from 2.4 to 4.4…

Rights group: Israel bans Gazans from traveling with laptops – ABC News

Sunday, August 06, 2017

A rights group says Israel has imposed new travel restrictions on Palestinians, preventing them from leaving blockaded Gaza with laptops. The ban also applies in the opposite direction — an Associated Press reporter was barred Sunday from taking his laptop into Gaza. Cogat, an Israeli defense body, referred questions to the Shin Bet security service. The Shin Bet says it is not aware of a laptop ban and will look…