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MacBook vs. MacBook Pro: how to pick between Apple’s two $1299 laptops – The Verge

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

I badly need a new computer. The last time I bought one was in the summer of 2011, not long after the MacBook Air’s first (and only) redesign. It was perfect timing: my last MacBook, the white plastic kind, had wiring literally sticking out of it after taking a spill. And Apple had just dropped the Air’s price down to $1,299 — the same price I believe my original MacBook…

Pennsylvania police, hunting for stolen laptops, say they stumbled on $40 million bitcoin scam – Washington Post

Monday, July 24, 2017

Law enforcement in Pennsylvania’s Bucks County likely didn’t think they were dealing with a dark Web criminal pro when Theodore Price’s name first popped on their radar. According to federal court documents, detectives from the Northampton Township Police Department north of Philadelphia began tracking the unemployed 30-year-old earlier this month after fielding a complaint from Price’s girlfriend’s parents about stolen laptops. But what started out as an alleged deadbeat boyfriend boosting…

Exploding laptop battery in Melbourne home prompts warning about buying non-genuine parts – ABC Online

Monday, July 24, 2017

Updated July 24, 2017 16:06:47 Photo: The computer had been left on continuous charge and overheated. (Supplied: MFB) A laptop left on continuous charge, with a battery purchased online, has exploded in a Melbourne home, causing spot fires in a bedroom. A woman in her 20s was injured but did not require hospital treatment after the fire broke out in her home in Canterbury, in Melbourne’s east, on Sunday…

The Pros and Cons of SLI Laptops – Laptop Mag

Monday, July 24, 2017

If you’re looking for a high-performance gaming laptop capable of standing toe-to-toe with the beefiest desktop rigs, then you’ll want to consider a laptop with the multi-GPU setup known as SLI. To help you make that decision, we’ve outlined what SLI is (and what it isn’t), how it works, what makes it good and any trade-offs you need to know about when considering SLI in your gaming laptop. What…

ASUS ROG Zephyrus review: Gaming laptops will never be the same again – Engadget

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Unlike most other laptops, ASUS pushed the Zephyrus’s keyboard and trackpad all the way to its front edge. That allowed the company to place all of its high-powered hardware towards the back of the case — in particularly, the CPU and GPU — so it could all be cooled at once. It took me a while to get used to the Zephyrus’s strange keyboard orientation, and even longer to adjust…

Laptop ban from six Middle Eastern countries set to be lifted – Telegraph.co.uk

Saturday, July 22, 2017

A ban on passengers carrying laptops and iPads in hand luggage on flights to the UK from the Middle East is set to be lifted, The Daily Telegraph understands. Travellers flying from Tunisia, Turkey, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Lebanon have been banned from carrying electronic devices larger than a smartphone in cabin bags since March. The ban was introduced in response to intelligence about terrorists developing bombs that could…

Surface Laptop is just a laptop, making it Microsoft’s most baffling release yet – Ars Technica

Friday, July 21, 2017

reader comments 126 After several years of building systems that compete with, but aren’t quite, laptops, Microsoft has built a plain old laptop: the Surface Laptop. I think there’s a good chance that the Surface Laptop will become Microsoft’s best-selling piece of PC hardware. This is such a straightforward proposition: it’s a regular PC laptop. It has no trickery; no tear-off keyboard, no special hinge, no detachable GPU, none of the…

25 best battery life laptops for 2017 – CNET

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Sarah Tew/CNET There’s nothing worse than having your laptop shut down in the middle of a big meeting, while writing an important email or halfway through streaming the latest binge-worthy Netflix series. Fortunately, battery life for laptops, tablets and hybrids continues to show steady improvement, with systems regularly hitting the 10-hour mark and beyond. Improvements to Intel’s Core i-series CPUs, as well as power-management improvements in both Windows 10 and…

Saudi national carrier says laptop ban on US flights ended – Reuters

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

KHOBAR (Reuters) – A ban on laptops and other large electronic devices from the cabins of direct flights to the United States from Saudi Arabia has been lifted, Saudi Arabian Airlines said on Wednesday. In March, U.S. officials imposed restrictions on passengers carrying laptops and other large electronic gear in cabins on nine airlines, most of which were Middle Eastern carriers, to address the potential threat of hidden explosives. The…

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…

What Laptop Reviews Aren’t Telling You – Shacknews

Monday, July 17, 2017

The modern Laptop PC is smaller and lighter than it’s ever been and is literally packed to the limit with some of the most advanced components available. Enthusiast-class laptops carry enough horsepower to be legitimate desktop replacements. The price tags on mobile equipment has always been higher than the equivalent performing desktop gear because of the size difference . Countless dollars and engineering man-hours are poured into the compact designs to extract…

Gigabyte Aero 15W-CF2 (15.6-inch laptop with a tiny screen bezel … – KitGuru

Monday, July 17, 2017

The Gigabyte Aero 15 is an intriguing laptop for two main reasons. The first is the way it packs a mid-sized 15.6-inch screen into a laptop that appears to have a 14-inch chassis – that 5mm bezel on the sides and top edge is remarkably slender. The second point is that we rather expected this sleek, light and stylish laptop would be branded as an ‘Aorus’, rather than a ‘Gigabyte’….

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…

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…