Laptop News

The five best laptops your money can buy … just in time for tax rebates – The Australian Financial Review

Monday, June 12, 2017

Its ultra-flat keyboard isn’t exactly comfortable to use for long periods, but in short bursts it’s hard to beat for speed and accuracy. Ditto the Force Touch trackpad: the fact that it has absolutely no give in it does take a toll on your fingertips, but it does offer more functionality than any Windows trackpad on the market. Plus, the trackpad is huge, which counts for a lot. There’s also…

How Trump’s Laptop Travel Ban Can Be Good for Business – Fortune

Monday, June 12, 2017

Back in April, I was facilitating a leadership program for a global oil field services company. One of the executives at that company was attending the course, and had just flown into the states from Saudi Arabia for the first time since the U.S. banned laptops on select inbound international flights. He wanted to talk about what it was like to be on business travel without having work staring at…

Israel Hacked ISIS Cell to Uncover Laptop Bomb Plot to Down International Flights – Newsweek

Monday, June 12, 2017

Israel’s top cyber hacking operations against the Islamic State (ISIS) led to the discovery that a small cell of bombmakers in Syria was planning to down planes using sophisticated laptop bombs. The New York Times reported the discovery of the crucial intelligence, later leaked by U.S. President Donald Trump to the Russians, and one of the few successes achieved in cyber intelligence efforts against ISIS. According to unnamed officials the…

iPad Pro 10.5-inch Review – Laptop Mag

Monday, June 12, 2017

When I first saw the new iPad Pro’s test results from our lab, I thought there was a big mistake. This new 10.5-inch tablet turned in performance scores so high that they blow away most laptops. In fact, the iPad Pro (starting at $649 for 64GB, $907 with keyboard and Apple Pencil) smokes the new 12-inch MacBook and rivals the 13-inch MacBook Pro. That’s how powerful the new A10X Fusion…

How Trump’s Laptop Travel Ban Can Be Good for Business – Fortune

Monday, June 12, 2017

Back in April, I was facilitating a leadership program for a global oil field services company. One of the executives at that company was attending the course, and had just flown into the states from Saudi Arabia for the first time since the U.S. banned laptops on select inbound international flights. He wanted to talk about what it was like to be on business travel without having work staring at…

FHS to provide laptops to every student – Sentinel & Enterprise

Monday, June 12, 2017

Starting in September, Fitchburg High School will join the ranks of schools nationwide that provide every student a personal laptop. The trend, according to Boston University lecturer Dr. Laura Jimenez, is likely here to stay. “I think the cat’s out of the bag. The genie is…

How Trump’s Laptop Travel Ban Can Be Good for Business – Fortune

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Back in April, I was facilitating a leadership program for a global oil field services company. One of the executives at that company was attending the course, and had just flown into the states from Saudi Arabia for the first time since the U.S. banned laptops on select inbound international flights. He wanted to talk about what it was like to be on business travel without having work staring at…

How to Work On a Flight With No Laptop – PCMag

Saturday, June 10, 2017

The laptopocalypse is coming. In one of the most insane tech and travel related decisions I’ve ever seen, the Department of Homeland Security is considering banning any electronic device larger than a smartphone on a wide range of commercial flights. I won’t get into the purported security rationale for this, except to say that we wouldn’t be “completely safe” in the air even if we all flew naked; terrorists could…

How Trump’s Laptop Travel Ban Can Be Good for Business – Fortune

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Back in April, I was facilitating a leadership program for a global oil field services company. One of the executives at that company was attending the course, and had just flown into the states from Saudi Arabia for the first time since the U.S. banned laptops on select inbound international flights. He wanted to talk about what it was like to be on business travel without having work staring at…

Help Me, LAPTOP: Comp Sci Major Needs a Notebook – Laptop Mag

Saturday, June 10, 2017

When you’re shopping for a college laptop, you need to look for something that is durable, has a good keyboard and screen for writing papers, and provides the performance you need for your major. Forum user Taylornicole is planning to start college in the fall and looking for a sub-$1,200 laptop that will last through four years of computer science study. Taylor is considering a 14-inch Lenovo Flex 5 2-in-1,…

The best gaming laptops in 2017 – Telegraph.co.uk

Friday, June 09, 2017

Gaming laptops are a serious investment compared to a console or even a decent desktop computer, although there are advantages to a gaming rig you can pick up and take on the move. While many purists will attest to the power and adaptability of a gaming desktop PC, if you need a piece of kit that you can take to a friend’s house or university then you may want to…

HP EliteBook x360 is a stunning, practical laptop for work: review – Fox News

Friday, June 09, 2017

Hewlett-Packard has built an amazing laptop that any business can bank on. HP has been making laptops for businesses for a long time and it shows. The 2017 EliteBook x360 nails all the essentials including design, construction, keyboard, battery life, performance, portability, and security. I’ve been using the 13.3-inch EliteBook x360 for the last month or so. Here’s my brief review. Design strikes a key balance  …

US considers expanding a laptop ban as lithium battery fires increase – Chicago Tribune

Friday, June 09, 2017

As the U.S. government considers expanding a ban on laptop computers and other electronic devices from the cabins of commercial flights, federal data show that storing such devices in the cargo area of a plane could increase the risk of fires. Federal Aviation Administration statistics indicate that airplane fires involving lithium batteries are on the rise. In 2014, the FAA reported that such batteries were responsible for nine fires, extreme…

The best gaming laptops in 2017 – The Telegraph – Telegraph.co.uk

Friday, June 09, 2017

Gaming laptops are a serious investment compared to a console or even a decent desktop computer, although there are advantages to a gaming rig you can pick up and take on the move. While many purists will attest to the power and adaptability of a gaming desktop PC, if you need a piece of kit that you can take to a friend’s house or university then you may want to…

How to work on an airplane when you can’t use your laptop – CNET – CNET

Thursday, June 08, 2017

If you’re freaking out about the proposed laptop ban on international flights, well, I don’t blame you — especially considering that the ban includes tablets, which would be the logical go-to alternative. Fortunately, nothing is set in stone, so freaking out won’t do you any good. However, you may want to start considering your options should the ban go into effect. Although your productivity may well take a hit if…

How to work on an airplane when you can’t use your laptop – CNET – CNET

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

If you’re freaking out about the proposed laptop ban on international flights, well, I don’t blame you — especially considering that the ban includes tablets, which would be the logical go-to alternative. Fortunately, nothing is set in stone, so freaking out won’t do you any good. However, you may want to start considering your options should the ban go into effect. Although your productivity may well take a hit if…

Gigabyte’s AERO 15 gaming laptop comes close to displaying the correct colors – TechCrunch

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

The Gigabyte AERO 15 seen here is your usual gaming laptop, but with a twist — a color-corrected screen. While Retina displays on Macs have become the gold standard for laptop displays, Windows machines have instead opted for absurd amounts of pixels or touchscreens — with inconsistent color reproduction and color gamut. Razer is trying to fill this gap with their Blade THX edition and Gigabyte just brought in their entry…

How to work on an airplane when you can’t use your laptop – CNET

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

If you’re freaking out about the proposed laptop ban on international flights, well, I don’t blame you — especially considering that the ban includes tablets, which would be the logical go-to alternative. Fortunately, nothing is set in stone, so freaking out won’t do you any good. However, you may want to start considering your options should the ban go into effect. Although your productivity may well take a hit if…