Laptop News

12-inch MacBook: Apple Pulls Performance Back To Redefine The Laptop – Forbes

Monday, April 20, 2015

Question: How do you marry a MacBook with an iPad? Answer: the new 12-inch MacBook. Three things this past week make a pretty convincing case that Apple Apple is trying its best to reduce the 12-inch MacBook to something as near to a tablet as you can get without ditching the keyboard: my hands-on time, a review by Anandtech, and the iFixit teardown. You’re excused for mistaking it for a…

Berkeley: Laptop stolen in strong-armed robbery – San Jose Mercury News

Sunday, April 19, 2015

BERKELEY — A person stole a man’s laptop and escaped in a car early Saturday morning, UC Berkeley police said. The strong-armed robbery happened around 12:17 a.m. at the intersection of Channing Way and Bowditch Street, police said. A man walking east on Channing from Bowditch felt someone grab his laptop from his hand. The suspect then ran toward a white sedan, and the man followed him, police said. During…

Is using a laptop or tablet bad for my child’s back? – The Guardian

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Which teenager doesn’t lie on their bed for hours hunched over their laptop, tablet or phone? There’s even a word for it – iPosture – and there is increasing evidence that it is causing back and neck pain in young adults. According to the British Chiropractic Association (BCA), its latest survey shows that 40% of those aged 16 to 24 have had back or neck pain, although it didn’t give the…

Is using a laptop or tablet bad for my child’s back? – The Guardian

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Which teenager doesn’t lie on their bed for hours hunched over their laptop, tablet or phone? There’s even a word for it – iPosture – and there is increasing evidence that it is causing back and neck pain in young adults. According to the British Chiropractic Association (BCA), its latest survey shows that 40% of those aged 16 to 24 have had back or neck pain, although it didn’t give the…

Graphic designs: Six speedy 17-inch gaming laptops – The Register

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Product Roundup Gaming laptops have a reputation for being big and heavy and providing battery life that is counted in minutes rather than hours. Slowly, though, increased power efficiency in both CPU and GPU designs has given rise to a new generation of gaming laptops that are at least semi-portable. Designs such as MSI’s 22mm Stealth Pro have slimmed the gaming laptop down to almost Ultrabook dimensions, even if the…

Pornhub sends new PC to man who broke laptop to stop mum catching him … – Metro

Thursday, April 16, 2015

.@DenzelMichaelUK we heard about ur recent tragedy, so we’re snding u a brand new pc for being a loyal fan chk it out pic.twitter.com/09oQ10NUN0 — Pornhub ARIA (@Pornhub) April 14, 2015 Pornhub is sending a brand new computer to a man who smashed his laptop to stop his mum catching him watching porn. The teen, identified only as Denzel, made headlines when he tweeted a picture of a smashed laptop screen under…

TUSD buying thousands of computers, mostly laptops – Arizona Daily Star

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Tucson Unified School District will spend up to $3.7 million to increase technological resources at dozens of campuses. The money will be used to purchase laptops for two separate groups — 63 schools that serve elementary-age children and 14 racially concentrated campuses that lack technological resources. In all, 3,268 computers, most of which are laptops, will be purchased, along with 103 carts that allow for the equipment to be…

The 5 best laptop bags you’ve never heard of – BGR

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

You take what may very well be an unhealthy amount of time picking out the perfect gear. From your laptop computer and smartphone to your headphones and ever the pens you carry. Everything has to be perfect for you, and you scrutinize every detail in order to ensure that’s the case. Are you really going to carry all of that great gear around in some tattered bag you bought eight…

The 5 best laptop bags you’ve never heard of – BGR

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

You take what may very well be an unhealthy amount of time picking out the perfect gear. From your laptop computer and smartphone to your headphones and ever the pens you carry. Everything has to be perfect for you, and you scrutinize every detail in order to ensure that’s the case. Are you really going to carry all of that great gear around in some tattered bag you bought eight…

The 5 best laptop bags you’ve never heard of – BGR

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

You take what may very well be an unhealthy amount of time picking out the perfect gear. From your laptop computer and smartphone to your headphones and ever the pens you carry. Everything has to be perfect for you, and you scrutinize every detail in order to ensure that’s the case. Are you really going to carry all of that great gear around in some tattered bag you bought eight…

Dell has a Linux version of its sleek XPS 13 laptop – Engadget

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The nearly bezel-less Dell XPS 13 is one of our highest rated laptops, thanks namely to its compact size, attractive design and fast performance. But if Windows just isn’t your preferred operating system, now there’s another option to choose from: Linux. As part of its commitment to the platform, which took off with the introduction of Project Sputnik, Dell’s announced a Ubuntu-based developer edition of its sleek 13-inch laptop. Naturally,…

The 5 best laptop bags you’ve never heard of – BGR

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

You take what may very well be an unhealthy amount of time picking out the perfect gear. From your laptop computer and smartphone to your headphones and ever the pens you carry. Everything has to be perfect for you, and you scrutinize every detail in order to ensure that’s the case. Are you really going to carry all of that great gear around in some tattered bag you bought eight…

The 5 best laptop bags you’ve never heard of – BGR

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

You take what may very well be an unhealthy amount of time picking out the perfect gear. From your laptop computer and smartphone to your headphones and ever the pens you carry. Everything has to be perfect for you, and you scrutinize every detail in order to ensure that’s the case. Are you really going to carry all of that great gear around in some tattered bag you bought eight…

HP transforms the Omen into its thinnest workstation laptop yet – Digital Trends

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Late last year HP introduced the Omen, a super-thin gaming laptop similar to the Razer Blade. Now the company is putting that same laptop to work with its new Omen Pro mobile workstation. Aesthetically, the system is essentially the same as the Omen. It has a dark, metallic chassis that’s only 19 millimeters (about three-quarters of an inch) thick. Weight is a bit under five pounds, which isn’t bad for…

The 5 best laptop bags you’ve never heard of – BGR

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

You take what may very well be an unhealthy amount of time picking out the perfect gear. From your laptop computer and smartphone to your headphones and ever the pens you carry. Everything has to be perfect for you, and you scrutinize every detail in order to ensure that’s the case. Are you really going to carry all of that great gear around in some tattered bag you bought eight…

HP Spectre x360 Review: My New Favorite Backflipping Windows Laptop – Gizmodo

Monday, April 13, 2015

“Oooh, what’s that?” It’s the reaction I get every time I pull out the new HP Spectre x360 in a coffee shop. It hasn’t failed yet. Java fiends always want to know where I got such a good-looking laptop—and they’re always surprised when I tell them the answer. But the truly surprising thing about HP’s new Spectre is how much you get for your money. What Is It? A thin,…

HP’s Omen Pro is a slim laptop meant for serious work – Engadget

Monday, April 13, 2015

Tempted by HP’s svelte Omen gaming laptop, but need even more horsepower? Say hello to the Omen Pro. It shares the same aluminum 0.78-inch, 4.68-pound frame as its gaming sibling, but it packs in faster Core i7 processors and an NVIDIA Quadro K1100M graphics card. It also shares the original Omen’s unibody aluminum case and 15.6-inch 1080p touchscreen, and it sits right alongside HP’s ZBook workstations, except it balances style…

This HP laptop will stand out in a dorm room – USA TODAY

Saturday, April 11, 2015

The small size of the HP Stream means it’s great to use at your desk or in your lap.(Photo: Reviewed.com) These days so much of what we do on a laptop can be done almost entirely within your browser. With freely available services like Gmail, Dropbox, and Google Docs you can accomplish tasks online that once required both a powerful laptop and expensive software. It’s no surprise then, to see…

Dell loads Ubuntu Linux onto its best thin-and-light laptop – PCWorld

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Dell is giving Linux fans a laptop to call their own with the XPS 13 Developer Edition. The hardware is nearly identical to the Windows version that launched in January, including the edge-to-edge display that essentially fits a 13-inch laptop in an 11-inch body. But instead of Microsoft’s operating system, the XPS 13 Developer Edition comes with Ubuntu 14.04. It’s even $50 cheaper than the Windows version when you line…

Fancy a wire-free laptop? Intel just showed one – PCWorld

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Intel has shown what it calls the “world’s first no-wires” laptop, which has wireless charging and can connect to peripherals without cables. The prototype laptop frees users from carrying a bulky power adapter, since the laptop recharges after being placed on a wireless charging table or surface. It also connects wirelessly to external displays through Wi-Di (Wireless Display) technology, which could eliminate HDMI and DisplayPort ports. The wireless display needs…