Laptop News

The Pixelbook is Google’s first real attempt at a mainstream laptop – TechCrunch

Friday, October 06, 2017

Google used its annual hardware event to announce the Pixelbook. This is essentially the third iteration of the company’s Chromebook Pixel laptop, though with the Pixelbook, the company is taking a new approach. I’m not just talking about the fact that this is a very thin 2-in-1, though that’s obviously new, too. What’s different this time around is that the company actually believes it can make a laptop for the…

Chinese factory supplying major laptop brands accused of student labour abuses – The Guardian

Friday, October 06, 2017

The world’s biggest laptop brands rely on Chinese student labourers as young as 16 to work 12-hour days on factory production lines, with their funding and graduation at risk if they fail to comply, a labour watchdog has claimed. Students on vocational courses are recruited in their thousands to produce keyboards, assemble parts and fit screws during internships at Quanta Computer, a Taiwan-owned Fortune 500 company whose factories in China…

eMMC vs. SSD: Know the difference before buying a laptop – Windows Central

Friday, October 06, 2017

What’s the difference between eMMC and SSD storage? Storage in a laptop or tablet is a big deal. It’s usually one of the big features advertised by a manufacturer, but it’s also one of the spots where a big number (1TB!) can hide some lesser-known hardware terms that will affect the device’s overall performance. In the case of budget laptops, you’ll often see storage advertised as eMMC. Let’s take a…

The Pixelbook is Google’s first real attempt at a mainstream laptop – TechCrunch

Friday, October 06, 2017

Google used its annual hardware event to announce the Pixelbook. This is essentially the third iteration of the company’s Chromebook Pixel laptop, though with the Pixelbook, the company is taking a new approach. I’m not just talking about the fact that this is a very thin 2-in-1, though that’s obviously new, too. What’s different this time around is that the company actually believes it can make a laptop for the…

Police release video of Alameda Starbucks laptop thieves – SFGate – SFGate

Friday, October 06, 2017

Over the past three months, there has been a wave of laptop thefts at coffee shops in Alameda. Another happened Tuesday evening at a Peet’s Coffee on Webster Street. Media: KTVU The Alameda Police Department has released video depicting two young men who stole laptops out of customers’ hands at Starbucks cafes in Alameda on September 4. One incident took place at the Starbucks location at 1364 Park Street; the…

Cops: Man steals $5,900 in laptops and devices from Atlanta school – Atlanta Journal Constitution

Friday, October 06, 2017

Nearly 20 laptops, a projector, a keyboard and an iPad were taken, according to a police report. A panel board to the alarm box was noted as damaged. 

25 Years of ThinkPad: The Best and Most Innovative – Laptop Mag

Friday, October 06, 2017

The first laptop that was developed exclusively after Lenovo bought the brand, 2008’s ThinkPad X300 is one of the best laptops ever made by any brand. Though it came out around the same time as Apple’s first MacBook Air, the groundbreakingly-thin and light X300 has serious-productivity features such as a high-res (for the time) screen, a fingerprint reader and a speedy SSD. It even came with a built-in DVD-R drive,…

HP’s Spectre Laptops Might Just Be the Prettiest You Can Buy – Gizmodo

Friday, October 06, 2017

All images: Sam Rutherford/Gizmodo About a month ago, Intel announced its new 8th-gen CPUs, so we put together a little roundup of all the coolest notebooks getting new Core i silicon. But one company was notably left off the list, because it didn’t have anything to share at that time. Now, HP is finally ready to show off its new Spectre and Spectre x360, and even though the saying goes…

The Pixelbook is Google’s first real attempt at a mainstream laptop – TechCrunch

Friday, October 06, 2017

Google used its annual hardware event to announce the Pixelbook. This is essentially the third iteration of the company’s Chromebook Pixel laptop, though with the Pixelbook, the company is taking a new approach. I’m not just talking about the fact that this is a very thin 2-in-1, though that’s obviously new, too. What’s different this time around is that the company actually believes it can make a laptop for the…

The Pixelbook is Google’s first real attempt at a mainstream laptop – TechCrunch

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Google used its annual hardware event to announce the Pixelbook. This is essentially the third iteration of the company’s Chromebook Pixel laptop, though with the Pixelbook, the company is taking a new approach. I’m not just talking about the fact that this is a very thin 2-in-1, though that’s obviously new, too. What’s different this time around is that the company actually believes it can make a laptop for the…

Cops: Man steals $5900 in laptops and devices from Atlanta school – Atlanta Journal Constitution

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Nearly 20 laptops, a projector, a keyboard and an iPad were taken, according to a police report. A panel board to the alarm box was noted as damaged. 

The Pixelbook is Google’s first real attempt at a mainstream laptop – TechCrunch

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Google used its annual hardware event to announce the Pixelbook. This is essentially the third iteration of the company’s Chromebook Pixel laptop, though with the Pixelbook, the company is taking a new approach. I’m not just talking about the fact that this is a very thin 2-in-1, though that’s obviously new, too. What’s different this time around is that the company actually believes it can make a laptop for the…

Ex-Harrods IT man cleared of stealing company issued laptop – The Register

Thursday, October 05, 2017

The former Harrods IT worker accused of stealing a laptop from the luxury department store has been cleared of theft – but was fined for trying to remove it from the department store’s domain. Pardeep Parmar, of Grove Road, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, previously pleaded guilty to causing a computer to perform a function to secure unauthorised access to a program or data, a charge under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. Such…

The Pixelbook is Google’s first real attempt at a mainstream laptop – TechCrunch

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Google used its annual hardware event to announce the Pixelbook. This is essentially the third iteration of the company’s Chromebook Pixel laptop, though with the Pixelbook, the company is taking a new approach. I’m not just talking about the fact that this is a very thin 2-in-1, though that’s obviously new, too. What’s different this time around is that the company actually believes it can make a laptop for the…

The Pixelbook is Google’s first real attempt at a mainstream laptop – TechCrunch

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Google used its annual hardware event to announce the Pixelbook. This is essentially the third iteration of the company’s Chromebook Pixel laptop, though with the Pixelbook, the company is taking a new approach. I’m not just talking about the fact that this is a very thin 2-in-1, though that’s obviously new, too. What’s different this time around is that the company actually believes it can make a laptop for the…

Laptop Starts Smoking on Virgin America Flight to JFK, No Injuries Reported – NBC New York

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Travelers on a Virgin America flight from Las Vegas to John F. Kennedy International Airport had a bit of a scare early Wednesday when a laptop started smoking in the cabin, authorities say.  No injuries were reported on Flight 1260 and the smoke was put out before the plane landed at JFK around 6 a.m. The plane was taxied to the gate.  It wasn’t clear how long the laptop had…

Best eGPUs: Add Graphics Power to Your Laptop – Laptop Mag

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

The Razer Core is made for the Blade Stealth both literally and figuratively. While the Core will work with other laptops, the Stealth is rather finicky when it comes to its eGPU. Despite its heavy frame, the Core is exceptionally svelte, allowing it to squeeze into more narrow spaces. I’m also a fan of the easy accessibility of the box’s Quick Release handle. Design: The Core just looks like…

The 5 best 2-in-1 laptops of 2017: the best hybrid laptops ranked – TechRadar

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Now that Google’s leaked Pixelbook is shaping up to be much more than another premium Chromebook attempt, there’s yet another reason to be excited for the future of 2-in-1 laptops. But what about the present? While it’s true that Fuschia OS could shake up hybrid notebooks as we know them, let’s not undermine what Windows 10 has already accomplished. That goes without mentioning Chrome OS, which has notably made its…

5 great laptops that offer built-in LTE wireless – Windows Central

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

These laptops can keep you connected even when Wi-Fi is unavailable. A good laptop is all about portability, and for many of you — especially anyone using their device on the road, in remote locations — that means being able to stay connected to the internet no matter where you travel. In this case, a laptop with LTE connectivity is a great decision. A Surface Pro with LTE is arriving…

Dealmaster: Get a Dell 2-in-1 laptop with a 512GB SSD for $765 – Ars Technica

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

reader comments 7 Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains, we have another round of deals to share. Today, we’re bringing you more bargains for various Dell PCs, bundled deals for a fancy Samsung 4K TV and Amazon’s Echo Dot speaker, and a smattering of other savings. Also, at least as of this writing, Nintendo’s Switch console is actually available on Amazon. (Yes, it’s amazing that we still have to alert you of this seven…