Laptops

MacBook Pro 16: Our wishlist (and what’s most likely)

MacBook Pro 16: Our wishlist (and what’s most likely)

Apple was tipped to reveal a 16-inch MacBook Pro in the year 2019, and this afternoon we're going to take a look at what that'll mean. This would be the biggest MacBook Pro (or indeed MacBook of any sort) since the 2012 MacBook Pro on which I'm typing right this minute. No MacBook Pro's been up to the task of delivering such a monstrously adequate display - until now, it would seem. Almost, anyway.

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16-inch MacBook Pro with new design is the biggest 2019 prediction

16-inch MacBook Pro with new design is the biggest 2019 prediction

Save for the replacement of all ports with Thunderbolt 3 ports, some MacBook Pro fans might bemoan that Apple's professional laptops haven't received a major evolution, let a lone a positive one. The new ports themselves might have split camps but the new Touch Bar and the new keyboards on the 2016 models have been nothing short of controversial. This year might bring a breath of fresh air if Ming Chi-Kuo is correct. This year will see not only a redesign of the MacBook Pro but also the biggest MacBook Pro size since 2012.

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Guide to getting the most bang-for-buck laptop

Guide to getting the most bang-for-buck laptop

The laptops that take the ad spaces are often the flashiest, most desirable – and most expensive – laptops you’ll find around. But most of us mere mortals don’t have the cash to splash on such luxurious devices - And maybe that isn’t such a bad thing; look beyond the billboards and you’ll find a whole range of great laptops that do the job just as well, if not better. And a closer look helps pick out exactly what you don’t need, so you don’t feel so bad about forgoing the latest and greatest, not to mention saving some money.

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General Chromebooks enable Instant Connect internet tethering

General Chromebooks enable Instant Connect internet tethering

Assuming your smartphone has the ability to tether to other devices and share internet, your Chromebook might well be able to make use of said ability this week. The most recent update from Chromebooks Product Manager Jesse Johnston gives us the situation - there's need to get on the web on your Chromebook, but there's no local wi-fi. What do you do? You start your smartphone's cellular network connection tethering ability up and you're on your way.

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Chuwi UBook will give the Surface Go a run for its money

Chuwi UBook will give the Surface Go a run for its money

The Microsoft Surface Go is, of course, the most affordable Surface ever and it offers a Surface experience to those who either need a companion computer on the go or a portable tablet that can do almost anything within reason. Despite its relatively low price compared to its more powerful siblings, some consider it still overpriced for its specs. If you’re one of those and don’t mind crowdfunding a similar device, then Chuwi’s new UBook might be that perfect bang for the buck you’re looking for.

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Acer TravelMate B114-21 is a tough, AMD laptop for students

Acer TravelMate B114-21 is a tough, AMD laptop for students

AMD is really pushing heavily into Intel territory. It is challenging its old-time rival in markets where Intel used to reign alone, and that includes the education sector. AMD has recently partnered with OEMs to start putting its A series of notebook chips into previously Intel or ARM exclusive Chromebooks. Now it’s spreading its wings even further with Acer’s latest TravelMate B114-21, the PC maker’s first education-centric notebook powered by AMD.

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MacBook Pro flexgate shows Apple might be losing its touch

MacBook Pro flexgate shows Apple might be losing its touch

There’s a reason why Apple’s products are highly prized despite being highly priced. The company is famous for its attention to detail and near-perfect balance of form and function. Lately, however, questions have been raised about whether the company still has what it takes to keep up that image. Because from ugly antenna lines to bending phones and tablets to fragile and expensive laptop screens, Apple seems to be making too many compromises for the sake of looking good.

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HP announces two new Chromebooks in education push

HP announces two new Chromebooks in education push

HP is bolstering its Education Edition Chromebook lineup today by announcing two new devices aimed primarily at the classroom. The Chromebook x360 11 G2 EE and the Chromebook 11 G7 EE will be joining the company's existing G-series in April, with a few details about both computers being revealed today.

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Purism Librem privacy laptops get a minor upgrade

Purism Librem privacy laptops get a minor upgrade

There is no shortage of calls for electronic devices that respect and protect users’ privacy but there are extremely few that bet their money on it. One such company is Purism, a social purpose corporation (SPC) based in the US that has made a name for itself with its brand of privacy-focused open source laptops three years ago. Knowing that such laptops need not only be open but also functional, the company is announcing version 4 of the Purism Librem laptops with slightly upgraded hardware at the same price tag.

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The Best of CES 2019

The Best of CES 2019

The year's most interesting collection of gadgetry and technology of many sorts hit Las Vegas this past week in the form of CES 2019. We looked at the lot, perused the booths, and met with the biggest brands in the business to see what stuck out most. Today we've listed our yearly "Best of CES" awards so that you might discover what we found to be the best, the brightest, and that which had the most potential. Computers, cars, TVs, gaming products, and smart devices are all in the mix.

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Acer Predator Triton 900 Hands-on: Flipping out on gaming excess

Acer Predator Triton 900 Hands-on: Flipping out on gaming excess

We got the chance to get up close and personal with the Predator Triton 900 this week at CES 2019. This Acer-made computer brings gaming power with a robust (read: not made just to be thin and light) laptop with a transforming appearance. The display does a flip. Instead of being relegated to one open position, this laptop flips on a hinge and locks in in several different positions, making it an ideal candidate for one serious gamer's mobile-yet-PC gaming rig.

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Acer Swift 7 hands-on: An impossibly thin and lightweight laptop

Acer Swift 7 hands-on: An impossibly thin and lightweight laptop

Acer has introduced an incredibly thin, incredibly light laptop called the Swift 7. This 14-inch ultrabook weighs a mere 1.9lbs and measures less than 1cm thick, the result being a notebook so svelte it scarcely feels real. Despite its slim size, Acer has taken care to make the Swift 7 durable via Gorilla Glass 6 on the display and a magnesium-alloy chassis.

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