Laptop News

Some phones and laptops are vulnerable to ‘BlueBorne’ exploit – Engadget

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

There are technically several distinct attack vectors spread across current mobile operating systems. As Armis noted in its BlueBorne info page, Apple’s iOS beyond version 9.3.5 are vulnerable, but that vector was ironed out in iOS 10. Microsoft released an update today to all Windows versions that closes the vulnerability, with details listed here. Google’s Android, however, is spread across so much hardware that the onus to update falls on…

The new iPhone and its competitors hope to make laptops obsolete – Los Angeles Times

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

LaNada Peppers uses her Samsung Galaxy Note 5 for nearly everything. As a journalist and communications manager, the 35-year-old relies on her smartphone to take photos, update social media, write stories, book interviews, capture video and send emails. When she needs to type fast, she connects a portable keyboard. If she needs to edit audio, an app does the job. “Essentially, I live on this thing and don’t know what…

Everything You Need to Know Before Buying a Gaming Laptop – PC World

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

In order to buy the right tool for the job, you have to know what to look for. It seems obvious but this advice applies as much to shopping for a gaming laptop as it does buying a car or smartphone. It is very easy to buy into the look, or the marketing buzz around a product but it is far more important to learn to look below the surface…

This case for Apple’s new MacBook laptops will give you all the ports Apple took away – Business Insider

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Dockcase This morning, I forgot to bring the USB-C adapter I use to connect my 2016 MacBook Pro to my monitor at work, and now I’m working off my laptop’s display instead of using my dual-display setup. I’m all for the transition to USB-C, as it lets me plug several accessories like monitors, hard drives, peripherals, and even my laptop’s power cable into a single USB-C dock, which uses up…

This Malaysian Guy Just Spent RM39,999 On A Laptop – Rojak Daily

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The laptop in question is the Acer Predator 21 X. And yes, RM39,999 includes GST. Who bought it? His name is Arysan Ismail, he’s 34, and he has an IT Startup. Bet you wished you had your own startup now right?  He was quoted as saying “Life is short, enjoy what you can, buy while you still can”. And buy he did. Just yesterday. …

Xiaomi’s latest laptop targets Apple’s MacBook Pro – The Verge

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Xiaomi entered the laptop market last year with its Mi Notebook Air that was designed to target Apple’s MacBook in both name and design. This year the Chinese company is shifting its focus to Apple’s MacBook Pro, with the launch of its own Mi Notebook Pro. The Mi Notebook Pro includes a 15.6-inch display (1920 x 1080) with narrow bezels, Intel’s latest quad-core i7 processor, up to 16GB of RAM,…

Acer Predator 17 Gaming Laptop Review – IGN

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

By Jason Cipriani Be sure to visit IGN Tech for all the latest comprehensive hands-on reviews and best-of roundups. Note that if you click on one of these links to buy the product, IGN may get a share of the sale. For more, read our Terms of Use. Acer’s lineup of gaming laptops is quite broad, as the company offers models ranging in price from a modest $799 for the budget-oriented Aspire VX 15…

This case for Apple’s new MacBook laptops will give you all the ports Apple took away – Business Insider

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Dockcase This morning, I forgot to bring the USB-C adapter I use to connect my 2016 MacBook Pro to my monitor at work, and now I’m working off my laptop’s display instead of using my dual-display setup. I’m all for the transition to USB-C, as it lets me plug several accessories like monitors, hard drives, peripherals, and even my laptop’s power cable into a single USB-C dock, which uses up…

Xiaomi’s latest laptop targets Apple’s MacBook Pro – The Verge

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Xiaomi entered the laptop market last year with its Mi Notebook Air that was designed to target Apple’s MacBook in both name and design. This year the Chinese company is shifting its focus to Apple’s MacBook Pro, with the launch of its own Mi Notebook Pro. The Mi Notebook Pro includes a 15.6-inch display (1920 x 1080) with narrow bezels, Intel’s latest quad-core i7 processor, up to 16GB of RAM,…

Best rugged laptops 2017: we test drop-proof laptops for working outside – TechRadar

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

If your job entails moving around a lot, or visiting busy worksites and factories, then you’ll want to invest in a rugged laptops. The best rugged laptop will have a solidly-built body that can withstand drops, or even pressure being placed upon it – such as if something heavy falls on top of it. It should also ideally have some protection against liquids, dust and high and low temperatures. While…

Xiaomi’s latest laptop targets Apple’s MacBook Pro – The Verge

Monday, September 11, 2017

Xiaomi entered the laptop market last year with its Mi Notebook Air that was designed to target Apple’s MacBook in both name and design. This year the Chinese company is shifting its focus to Apple’s MacBook Pro, with the launch of its own Mi Notebook Pro. The Mi Notebook Pro includes a 15.6-inch display (1920 x 1080) with narrow bezels, Intel’s latest quad-core i7 processor, up to 16GB of RAM,…

This case for Apple’s new MacBook laptops will give you all the ports Apple took away – Business Insider

Monday, September 11, 2017

Dockcase This morning, I forgot to bring the USB-C adapter I use to connect my 2016 MacBook Pro to my monitor at work, and now I’m working off my laptop’s display instead of using my dual-display setup. I’m all for the transition to USB-C, as it lets me plug several accessories like monitors, hard drives, peripherals, and even my laptop’s power cable into a single USB-C dock, which uses up…

Xiaomi’s latest laptop targets Apple’s MacBook Pro – The Verge

Monday, September 11, 2017

Xiaomi entered the laptop market last year with its Mi Notebook Air that was designed to target Apple’s MacBook in both name and design. This year the Chinese company is shifting its focus to Apple’s MacBook Pro, with the launch of its own Mi Notebook Pro. The Mi Notebook Pro includes a 15.6-inch display (1920 x 1080) with narrow bezels, Intel’s latest quad-core i7 processor, up to 16GB of RAM,…

Laptops are great, but not if it means the end of handwriting – The Guardian

Monday, September 11, 2017

Students’ handwriting is now so rubbish that Cambridge University may allow them to use laptops in their exams instead of pen and paper. The poor examiners have been struggling to read scripts, and the students struggling to write them. And if Cambridge does it, then everybody else will probably do it, and it will be goodbye cursive writing (and presumably the end of joined-up writing lessons in schools, which are…

This case for Apple’s new MacBook laptops will give you all the ports Apple took away – Business Insider

Monday, September 11, 2017

Dockcase This morning, I forgot to bring the USB-C adapter I use to connect my 2016 MacBook Pro to my monitor at work, and now I’m working off my laptop’s display instead of using my dual-display setup. I’m all for the transition to USB-C, as it lets me plug several accessories like monitors, hard drives, peripherals, and even my laptop’s power cable into a single USB-C dock, which uses up…

Xiaomi’s latest laptop targets Apple’s MacBook Pro – The Verge – The Verge

Monday, September 11, 2017

Xiaomi entered the laptop market last year with its Mi Notebook Air that was designed to target Apple’s MacBook in both name and design. This year the Chinese company is shifting its focus to Apple’s MacBook Pro, with the launch of its own Mi Notebook Pro. The Mi Notebook Pro includes a 15.6-inch display (1920 x 1080) with narrow bezels, Intel’s latest quad-core i7 processor, up to 16GB of RAM,…

RIP wireless laptop docks as Intel bins WiGig parts – The Register

Monday, September 11, 2017

Intel has issued “Product Change Notifications” for several WiGig products it used to make wireless laptop docks. Chipzilla’s interest in WiGig laptop docks was a classic Intel attempt to cook up a product that needs its silicon on the client and in peripherals, in the hope that PC-building partners would popularise the result. Shopping for PCs? Ding, dong, the Dock is dead in 2017’s new models READ MORE In this…

I’ve fallen in love with a laptop—the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga | Ars … – Ars Technica

Sunday, September 10, 2017

reader comments 154 When writing a review, whether of a computer game, a film, a book, or a piece of hardware, there is always a certain amount of pressure to be “objective,” to write from some kind of non-personal, neutral viewpoint divorced from any kind of emotional response. I’ve never subscribed to this view myself. Here at Ars, we don’t try to review every piece of hardware that hits the market;…

I’ve fallen in love with a laptop—the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga – Ars Technica

Sunday, September 10, 2017

reader comments 139 When writing a review, whether of a computer game, a film, a book, or a piece of hardware, there is always a certain amount of pressure to be “objective,” to write from some kind of non-personal, neutral viewpoint divorced from any kind of emotional response. I’ve never subscribed to this view myself. Here at Ars, we don’t try to review every piece of hardware that hits the market;…

I’ve fallen in love with a laptop—the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga – Ars Technica

Sunday, September 10, 2017

reader comments 126 When writing a review, whether of a computer game, a film, a book, or a piece of hardware, there is always a certain amount of pressure to be “objective,” to write from some kind of non-personal, neutral viewpoint divorced from any kind of emotional response. I’ve never subscribed to this view myself. Here at Ars, we don’t try to review every piece of hardware that hits the market;…