It may not be long before we see the iMac sporting a dramatic redesign. New Apple patent filings point to a potential iMac that's made almost entirely out of a single sheet of glass, which would be a big departure from the iMac we're familiar with today. Obviously, there's no guarantee that Apple will actually pursue such a design in a mass market product, but the fact that patent filing exists does indicate that it's something Apple has considered.
The new Elite Dragonfly G2 and Spectre x360 15 may bring the promise of freedom from wires and desks but that doesn't mean that those who do need to work at home or in the office have to feel left out. There are other kinds of freedoms and HP is delivering them in two ways. The new ENVY 32 All-in-One computer gives desktop users the freedom to experience and create multimedia content in rich detail thanks to its powerful CPU and GPU combo wile the new E24d G4 and E27d G4 Advanced Docking Monitors free users from the tyranny of multiple cables.
Lenovo is making a big play for your desktop, with a new ThinkCentre M90a All-in-One and a bevy of displays for CES 2020, including the promising new ThinkVision Creator Extreme. The new Windows 10 all-in-one offers a host of privacy features to go along with its discrete GPU, while the new ThinkVision monitors include features like docking stations and curved LCD panels.
Lenovo's IFA 2019 showing isn't all about laptops and Chromebooks, as the handsome IdeaCentre A540 - and a pair of high-resolution monitors - illustrates nicely. The new all-in-one PC promises to be something attractive enough that you won't mind leaving it out, while the new G34w Gaming Monitor and L28u Monitor pack in the pixels.
Chrome OS was and always has been designed for use with a keyboard and mouse but its predominant form has been laptops. But just like Android, that has never stopped anyone, be it users or even OEMs, from taking the OS and putting it in other form factors. Many of those Chrome OS devices have all but disappeared but Acer had just announced two new Chromebase all-in-one computers to give the dying breed one last hurrah.
“Smart” is the buzzword underlying today’s tech products, from smart phones to smart cars to smart homes and even smart cities. It is almost ironic that one of the most powerful devices we have, the PC, is almost getting left behind. At CES 2019, Lenovo is proving that it doesn’t have to be. With the Yoga S940, the company is bringing out its smartest laptop yet and the Yoga A940 makes smart use of all its power and flexibility. But being smart doesn’t just mean AI and the Yoga C730 and Yoga Mouse with Laser Presenter show how you can also be smart about work.
Normally I'd never say an all-in-one machine was "versatile" in basically any respect - they're supposed to be made to be easy to use, primarily. The ASUS Zen AiO seems to be something different. I've not yet gotten my hands on one, so I'm not certain how well it lives up to its claims, but it would appear that it's designed to look nice at the same time as it offers easy access to its innards - that's pretty rare.
Acer is giving its Swift, Aspire, and Spin notebook, 2-in-1, and all-in-one PCs a revamp at IFA 2018, shedding weight while gaining niceties like discrete NVIDIA or Radeon graphics. At the top of the range, the Swift 5 will be the world's lightest 15-inch notebook, Acer says, tipping the scales at 2.18 pounds.
HP has updated its ENVY desktop line, adding Alex to its vast ENVY Curved AiO 34, and adding a minimalistic but potent tower to the range. Revealed today, the new desktops feature a more mature, restrained design language than you might expect from machines that have a gaming bent.
Dell and Alienware have gone all-in on Intel's freshly-announced 8th Gen Core i9, i7, and i5 chips, with a revamped range of laptops, 2-in-1s, all-in-one PCs, and desktops. In laptops, the flagship Dell XPS 15 gets 6-core 8th Generation Intel Core processors and up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti graphics. A 15.6-inch 4K Ultra HD touchscreen is offered, and there's Windows Hello, optional fingerprint recognition, and Thunderbolt 3. It'll be up for preorder on April 15, starting at $999.99.
Acer's Aspire S24 wants to upset the apple cart, and prove that it's not only Cupertino that can design a good looking all-in-one. Launching today, the Aspire S24 combines waifs dimensions with legitimately useful features rivals haven't even started to offer, including a way to recharge your smartphone cable-free. Read on for what you need to know.