Laptop News

Microsoft’s Surface Laptop is great, once you upgrade Windows 10 S – TechCrunch

Monday, July 17, 2017

I’ve talked to a number of people on the Surface team over the last few months, and the decision to hinder their beautiful new piece of hardware still boggles the mind. The Surface Laptop is really nice — in fact, it’s quite possibly the best piece of hardware to carry the Surface name. But for some reason Microsoft saw fit to use the product to showcase Windows 10 S, a stripped-down…

Help Me, LAPTOP: Should I Upgrade or Buy a New Notebook? – Laptop Mag

Sunday, July 16, 2017

When your old laptop is just too slow to keep up with the new software and tasks you’re throwing at it, you have two choices: buy a brand new laptop with faster components or try to upgrade your existing system. Forum user _satwik has exactly this dilemma. They own a three year-old Lenovo Z50-70 with an Intel Core i5 4th Gen CPU, 8GB of RAM, a 1TB hard drive and…

Labor-saving laptop computers revolutionized reporters’ lives – Norman Transcript

Sunday, July 16, 2017

The OU journalism students that traveled with me to the 1988 Democratic National Convention in Atlanta were required to file daily news stories back to their sponsoring Oklahoma newspapers.  Driving home from Atlanta in a university van, we stopped at a truckstop somewhere in Arkansas and headed for the bank of pay phones. A student put down her Tandy TRS-80 Model 100 computer, typed a few…

Best Cheap Laptops (Under $200) Ranked Best to Worst – Laptop Mag

Saturday, July 15, 2017

A great value, the 11.6-inch Chromebook 3 offers the brightest screen we’ve seen on any laptop in this price range, hitting a strong 259 nits on our light meter, where other sub-$200 systems struggle to reach 200 nits. That luminosity allows for wider viewing angles and a much better web-surfing and movie-watching experience. Thanks to its 4GB of RAM, the Chromebook 3 is also a multitasking champ, easily handling a…

Asus Zephyrus gaming laptop is almost as thin as a MacBook Pro … – Business Insider

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Asus/Amazon Asus has released a gaming laptop that’s nearly as thin as Apple’s latest MacBook Pro, but is cheaper and much, much more powerful. It’s called the ROG Zephyrus, and it’s a beautifully-designed machine with a clever trick to keep itself from overheating when you’re playing graphics-intensive video games. Now, I’m not exactly comparing the $2,700 Zephyrus to the $2,800 MacBook Pro, as the two laptops are designed with different users in mind. And…

Students are Better Off without a Laptop in the Classroom – Scientific American

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

As recent high school graduates prepare for their migration to college in the fall, one item is sure to top most students’ shopping wish lists: a laptop computer. Laptops are ubiquitous on university campuses, and are viewed by most students as absolute must-have items, right alongside laundry detergent, towels, and coffee pots. Without question, personal laptops can enhance the college experience by facilitating engagement with online course material,…

Dell’s latest laptop is the world’s first that can charge wirelessly – Business Insider

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Dell announced on Tuesday its Latitude 7285 laptop, which the company says is the world’s first laptop that can charge wirelessly. To work, you’d need the Latitude 7825’s wireless charging keyboard, as well as the wireless charging mat, which are both sold separately in a combo for $550 on top of the Latitude 7825’s base $1,200 price tag.Dell It’s an identical concept to wireless charging smartphones, where you place a smartphone onto…

These are the best laptop deals of Amazon Prime Day 2017 … – TechRadar

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Update: We’ve refreshed this page with a number of piping hot deals, but act quickly, as some are bound to expire soon! Have you reached here from the United Kingdom? Here are the best laptop deals in the UK on Prime day. The day of ultimate sales – well, short of Black Friday – has finally arrived: Amazon Prime Day is here. And, with that comes some sweet deals on…

‘Laptop Ban’ on Airplanes Expands but Wisely Gives Airlines a Way Out – Daily Signal

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The Department of Homeland Security announced on March 21 that all personal electronic devices larger than a cell phone–such as a laptop–were banned from the cabin of direct flights to the U.S. from 10 Middle Eastern and African airports. Over three months later, they created an alternative to both expand and replace the ban: large electronics would be banned on all flights to the U.S. unless airports met more stringent…

These are the best laptop deals of Amazon Prime Day 2017 – TechRadar

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The day of ultimate sales – well, short of Black Friday – has finally arrived: Amazon Prime Day is here. And, with that comes some sweet deals on all sorts of laptops. From Ultrabooks to gaming laptops with business notebooks and hybrid laptops in between, Amazon Prime Day has a deal for nearly every type of mobile computer user. (Though gaming laptop deals far outnumber the others, at least there…

MSI’s decked out Titan laptop with dual GTX 1070 GPUs is on sale for $1899 – PC Gamer

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

If it is a monster laptop you’re looking for, MSI’s fully loaded GT83VR Titan SLI-055 is currently on sale at Newegg for $2,199, down from its original price of $3,299. There is also a $300 mail-in-rebate available that knocks the final tally down to $1,899. The Titan is not a thin and light laptop by any means—it measures up to 2.52 inches thick (1.66 inches at its thinnest point) and…

The best laptop deals at Amazon on Prime Day 2017 – TechRadar

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Amazon Prime Day 2017 has kicked off early, and there are already some brilliant laptop deals available to buy. Across the Amazon website there have been big reductions for laptops from some of the biggest manufacturers, including Dell. Even with big price cuts, buying a laptop is still a big commitment, so we are only listing the very best products here – so you can buy with confidence. Amazon Prime…

MSI’s decked out Titan laptop with dual GTX 1070 GPUs is on sale for $1899 – PC Gamer

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

If it is a monster laptop you’re looking for, MSI’s fully loaded GT83VR Titan SLI-055 is currently on sale at Newegg for $2,199, down from its original price of $3,299. There is also a $300 mail-in-rebate available that knocks the final tally down to $1,899. The Titan is not a thin and light laptop by any means—it measures up to 2.52 inches thick (1.66 inches at its thinnest point) and…

I took a two-week work trip without a laptop — here’s how I made it work – Business Insider

Monday, July 10, 2017

Forget the laptop, says Hootsuite CEO Ryan Holmes, pictured. Courtesy of Ryan Holmes. I took a two-week work trip to Europe last month, and I didn’t bring a laptop. And that’s the rule, not the exception for me. For the past year, I’ve been steadily weaning myself off of my MacBook and relying more and more on my iPhone for work. With the iPhone currently celebrating its 10-year anniversary, and…

MSI’s decked out Titan laptop with dual GTX 1070 GPUs is on sale for $1899 – PC Gamer

Monday, July 10, 2017

If it is a monster laptop you’re looking for, MSI’s fully loaded GT83VR Titan SLI-055 is currently on sale at Newegg for $2,199, down from its original price of $3,299. There is also a $300 mail-in-rebate available that knocks the final tally down to $1,899. The Titan is not a thin and light laptop by any means—it measures up to 2.52 inches thick (1.66 inches at its thinnest point) and…

More international carriers win reprieve from laptop ban – Washington Post

Monday, July 10, 2017

Several international airlines and airports affected by a U.S. ban on laptops and other large electronic devices have moved quickly to put new security measures in place so their customers can once again bring devices on board when they fly. Officials with the Department of Homeland Security confirmed Monday that six carriers and six international airports will no longer have to abide by the ban that was put into place…

Buy phone, laptop from 2000-2011? You may be owed money – Local 10

Monday, July 10, 2017

MIAMI – A class action lawsuit that has been settled is basically a guarantee that you’ll get free money. How much, however, is still unknown. The class action lawsuit was brought against LG, Hitachi Maxell and NEC on behalf of customers who bought products containing lithium-ion cylindrical batteries, such as portable computers, power tools, camcorders, and replacement batteries. The three manufacturers were accused of allegedly fixing the price of cylindrical…

MSI and Gigabyte gaming laptops are on sale for Amazon Prime Day – TechRadar

Monday, July 10, 2017

The first Amazon Prime Day deals appear later today, and right before that, we have six deals at midnight, two of which are for high-end gaming laptops. MSI and Gigabyte laptops are up to 23% off today until the end of July 11, when Amazon Prime Day concludes. So there’s just a little time to save on these items. What’s meaningful about this deal is that MSI i7 GTX 1060…