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Review: Microsoft’s First Laptop Is Beautiful, But Has One (Fixable) Flaw – TIME

Thursday, June 15, 2017

When Microsoft debuted its first Surface device in 2012, it was pitched as the tablet that could replace your laptop. But Windows fans have been dying for the software giant to release a full-blown laptop for years. The Surface Laptop, starting at $999 and launching on Thursday, is that device. Microsoft dipped its toes into the notebook space with 2015’s Surface Book, but it was still a tablet hybrid. The…

Mini-review: How much faster have high-end iMacs gotten in the last 5 years? – Ars Technica

Thursday, June 15, 2017

reader comments 55 Apple seems committed to the Mac Pro and iMac Pro for now, but the company says that its most popular desktops with pro users remains the 27-inch iMac. Unlike phones and tablets, which can still post big performance gains from year to year, desktops age more slowly and gracefully. A typical replacement cycle in many businesses and schools is three or four years, and, as long as…

The US Will Expand The Laptop Ban To 71 More International Airports If They Don’t Beef Up Security – Jalopnik

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Photo credit: John Moore/Getty Images Maybe, just maybe, the U.S. government found its compassionate side and decided to think about our on-flight sanity before enforcing a sweeping laptop ban on incoming flights from other countries. According to reports, the U.S. could back off if international airports beef up security screening. Talks of electronics bans on incoming flights into the U.S. have been going on for several months now, sparked by…

Origin PC’s Slimmest Laptop Just Got a Serious Max-Q Boost – Laptop Mag

Thursday, June 15, 2017

LOS ANGELES – While I definitely love a big ole hulking gaming laptop, thin and lights have a place in my heart as well. And if notebooks like the new Origin PC Eon15-S have their way, they will earn even more of my attention. The latest version of the high-performance iteration of the Eon15-S will be available very soon, starting at around $1,600. That’s compared to $2,073 for the previous model. I…

Community Presents: Recommend Me a Laptop – Tom’s Guide

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Struggling to find the perfect laptop? Get expert advice and guidance in real-time with ‘Recommend Me A Laptop’, hosted by the Tom’s Guide Community Staff. Our special guest this week is Andrew Freedman, one of our writers at Tom’s Guide. Andrew joined the Tom’s Guide team in 2015, reviewing computers and keeping up with the latest news. He holds an M.S. in Journalism (Digital Media) from Columbia University.  His previous…

Review: Microsoft’s First Laptop Is Beautiful, But Has One (Fixable) Flaw – TIME

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

When Microsoft debuted its first Surface device in 2012, it was pitched as the tablet that could replace your laptop. But Windows fans have been dying for the software giant to release a full-blown laptop for years. The Surface Laptop, starting at $999 and launching on Thursday, is that device. Microsoft dipped its toes into the notebook space with 2015’s Surface Book, but it was still a tablet hybrid. The…

The US Will Expand The Laptop Ban To 71 More International Airports If They Don’t Beef Up Security – Jalopnik

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Photo credit: John Moore/Getty Images Maybe, just maybe, the U.S. government found its compassionate side and decided to think about our on-flight sanity before enforcing a sweeping laptop ban on incoming flights from other countries. According to reports, the U.S. could back off if international airports beef up security screening. Talks of electronics bans on incoming flights into the U.S. have been going on for several months now, sparked by…

iMac 27-inch (2017) preview – Macworld UK

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Apple was busy on the stage at its Worldwide Developers Conference this June. Unveiling updates to nearly every Mac it makes, with notable exceptions from the Mac mini and the Mac Pro – although we know that a new Mac Pro is coming next year. The Mac update that probably stole the show was the iMac Pro, but that new Mac won’t be arriving until December 2017, so for now…

Community Presents: Recommend Me a Laptop – Tom’s Guide

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Struggling to find the perfect laptop? Get expert advice and guidance in real-time with ‘Recommend Me A Laptop’, hosted by the Tom’s Guide Community Staff. Our special guest this week is Andrew Freedman, one of our writers at Tom’s Guide. Andrew joined the Tom’s Guide team in 2015, reviewing computers and keeping up with the latest news. He holds an M.S. in Journalism (Digital Media) from Columbia University.  His previous…

Surface Laptop vs MacBook Air: It’s Not Even Close – Laptop Mag

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

If you’re looking for a good ultraportable laptop, Apple and Microsoft both have appealing options in the Surface Laptop and MacBook Air. Both laptops weigh well under 3 pounds and start at around $999. So, should you choose the tried-and-true MacBook Air, which recently got a minor spec bump, or Microsoft’s brand-new sexy Surface Laptop? We’ve compared them to help you decide. Design With its…

Origin PC’s Slimmest Laptop Just Got a Serious Max-Q Boost – Laptop Mag

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

LOS ANGELES – While I definitely love a big ole hulking gaming laptop, thin and lights have a place in my heart as well. And if notebooks like the new Origin PC Eon15-S have their way, they will earn even more of my attention. The latest version of the high-performance iteration of the Eon15-S will be available very soon, starting at around $1,600. That’s compared to $2,073 for the previous model. I…

Apple’s Thunderbolt Display doesn’t work with a 12-inch MacBook’s USB-C port – Macworld

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

While the USB-C connector type has a lot of advantages and it’s now guaranteed with Intel’s full support at being the dominant peripheral format for the next many years, there’s still a lot of confusion about the difference between USB-C and Thunderbolt 3. That comes up in an email from Simon Shaw, who can connect his 24-inch Apple Cinema Display to a 12-inch MacBook (2016 release) using a Mini DisplayPort…

Apple’s iPad Pro is closer than ever to replacing your laptop – Washington Post

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

(Apple) Last year, I reviewed Apple’s new iPad Pro and found that it was not quite the laptop replacement that we had hoped for. But with the tablet that Apple announced last week, the company is closer than ever, especially once iOS 11 is released. I tested the device for several days, on the road and at home. Apple lent me a 10.5-inch iPad Pro, which is the newest size —…

Apple’s iPad Pro is closer than ever to replacing your laptop – Washington Post

Monday, June 12, 2017

(Apple) Last year, I reviewed Apple’s new iPad Pro and found that it was not quite the laptop replacement that we had hoped for. But with the tablet that Apple announced last week, the company is closer than ever, especially once iOS 11 is released. I tested the device for several days, on the road and at home. Apple lent me a 10.5-inch iPad Pro, which is the newest size —…

iMac (2017) vs iMac Pro: What’s the difference? – TrustedReviews

Monday, June 12, 2017

New iMac (2017) vs iMac Pro: How much more powerful is Apple’s upcoming iMac Pro than its new range of all-in-ones? We take a look. WWDC this year brought a host of new announcements, and while HomePods and new iOS 11 updates are all well and good, we’re a tad excited about the iMac developments. Not only did Apple upgrade the existing lineup with new graphical capabilities and Intel’s latest…

Don’t buy a new MacBook Air — consider replacing the battery instead – Business Insider

Monday, June 12, 2017

Flickr/Matthew Pearce This week, Apple announced a small update to its MacBook Air, boosting the processor so the line will run a little faster. To be honest, it’s a snoozer of an upgrade.  The Air now starts with a 1.8 GHz processor, instead of a 1.6 GHz processor. That’s a minor change, and as my colleague Jeff Dunn pointed out, there are a lot of reasons you should NOT buy…