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Apple admits MacBook Pro keyboard issue with repair program

Apple admits MacBook Pro keyboard issue with repair program

MacBook Pro and MacBook owners with sticky or unresponsive butterfly keys will get free repairs, Apple has quietly confirmed today. The new Keyboard Service Program for MacBook and MacBook Pro is Apple's first real acknowledgement that some of the low-profile keyboards on its latest notebooks haven't been quite as successful as initially promised.

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Lenovo ThinkPad P52 is a VR-friendly 15-inch beast

Lenovo ThinkPad P52 is a VR-friendly 15-inch beast

Lenovo has a new VR-Ready certified notebook, and while the ThinkPad P52 mobile workstation may not look much different from its ThinkPad siblings, there's a whole lot going on under the hood. The 15-inch notebook is targeted at mobile workers who need more GPU grunt for their everyday tasks, including AR and VR content creation.

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ASUS ZenBook Pro 15 and ScreenPad put a twist to multitasking

ASUS ZenBook Pro 15 and ScreenPad put a twist to multitasking

Productivity gurus these days may frown upon multitasking but computers are just built for that purpose. And given the trend these days, humans are heading down that road, for better or worse. Perhaps those same productivity gurus will frown upon ASUS’ new ZenBook Pro 15 and ZenBook Pro 14 for that same reason. These already powerful laptops are made even more powerful by a 5.5-inch Full HD ScreenPad masquerading as its touchpad. And this “second display” is made for one thing and one thing alone: help you be more efficient by letting you do more things at the same time.

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A WWDC 2018 MacBook Pro update is looking even more likely

A WWDC 2018 MacBook Pro update is looking even more likely

Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro may well be in line for an update at WWDC 2018, with stock levels hinting that the Cupertino firm could be running down supplies in advance of a new model. The annual developer event starts on June 4, and there have been ongoing rumors that Tim Cook & Co. will use its keynote to debut fresh hardware.

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Acer Swift 5 slims down, gets bigger display for 2018

Acer Swift 5 slims down, gets bigger display for 2018

Acer announced a ton of new Chromebooks during its New York press conference today, but if you weren't swayed by those, then you might want to have a look at the new Swift 5 notebook. Developed with portability in mind, the Swift 5 might be a better choice than one of Acer's new Chromebooks if you're looking for something with a little more power.

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Here are all of Acer’s 2018 Chromebooks

Here are all of Acer’s 2018 Chromebooks

During the next@Acer press conference today, the company announced its 2018 lineup of Chromebooks. The line includes four new Chromebooks in all; two with 13-inch displays and two with 15-inch displays. As you'd probably expect, a couple of these Chromebooks are convertibles, including one of the 15-inch models, which is a first for Acer.

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The Huawei MateBook X Pro is finally on sale in the US

The Huawei MateBook X Pro is finally on sale in the US

Huawei's MateBook X Pro, the MacBook-rivaling ultraportable notebook that proves the company can make some seriously impressive design, is now available in the US. Announced back at Mobile World Congress, the 13.9-inch notebook gets a 3K resolution touchscreen with minimal bezels, along with a clever way to hide its webcam for both aesthetic and security reasons.

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Acer Spin 3, 5 start Alexa’s notebook debut, more coming

Acer Spin 3, 5 start Alexa’s notebook debut, more coming

HP may have dibs on putting Alexa inside an all-in-one PC, but Acer is making Amazon's highly popular smart assistant mobile. Acer and Alexa doing what Google has been, for months, rumored to be preparing: putting an AI-driven smart assistant inside a notebook computer. With Alexa inside the Acer Spin 3, Spin 5, and, soon Nitro 5 Spin, Amazon's domination of the voice-controlled AI assistant space is nearly complete.

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ASUS ZenBook Pro 15 gets Core i9 upgrade and high-end screen

ASUS ZenBook Pro 15 gets Core i9 upgrade and high-end screen

ASUS has quietly launched a new performance laptop, the ASUS ZenBook Pro 15, squeezing a six-core Core i9 processor into a super-slim chassis. Latest of the 15.6-inch notebooks to bear the ZenBook Pro 15 name, the new laptop also finds space - and battery power - for a discrete NVIDIA GPU.

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Apple’s big 2018 MacBook Air refresh just got some bad news

Apple’s big 2018 MacBook Air refresh just got some bad news

For the past few months, we've been hearing that Apple may look to launch a MacBook Air refresh at some point in 2018. At one point, rumors claimed that Apple was looking at a spring launch for this new laptop, but with May just around the corner, that's seeming increasingly unlikely. Today, a new report states that the refreshed MacBook Air may not be here for a while yet, though it should still arrive before we close out the year.

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Huawei MateBook X Pro Review

Huawei MateBook X Pro Review

I couldn't help but make a comparison to a MacBook right out the box when I first opened the Huawei MateBook X Pro. This is a device that's taken some definite design cues from the MacBook Pro - the latest round of MacBook Pros, at least. It runs Windows 10, though, and it has some unique features that Apple's notebook doesn't. This Huawei MateBook X Pro isn't just a notebook made by a smartphone company - it's a smart piece of hardware in its own right.

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HP ZBook Studio x360 packs Xeon for potent tableteering

HP ZBook Studio x360 packs Xeon for potent tableteering

HP is taking on Apple's MacBook Pro and Dell's XPS 15 with its new ZBook Studio laptops, promising desktop workstation performance in oddly portable packages. The two new machines pack Intel's 8th Generation chips - up to Xeon CPUs, in fact - and lashings of speedy SSD storage, with the biggest choice coming down to how you like your hinge.

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