Apple finally got with the times and updated its MacBook Pro Touch Bar laptops with faster new 8th gen Intel processors. The 13″ has quad-core CPUs while the 15″ has six-core CPUs. They also have an improved keyboard and a True Tone display that adjusts to ambient lighting.
Microsoft is out to make tablets look like a bad deal with the new Surface Go. It’s a Windows-based 2-in-1 that has a 10″ 1800×1200 screen, 9h battery life, a USB-C port, and a microSD slot. It will be available starting 7/10/18 for $399. An LTE model will arrive late 2018.
Digital Storm’s mid-tier gaming laptop may not look flashy or modern, but it’s what’s inside that counts, and what the company is asking for it is very reasonable. The Equinox 15 has a 1080p 144Hz screen, a 6-core Core i7 CPU, GTX 1070 Max-Q GPU, and upgradable RAM and storage.
Quick Look is one of the most useful features on Macs, letting you preview a file’s content just by pressing the spacebar while you’re on a Finder window. Paddy Xu’s QuickLook imports the exact same feature to Windows 10. It works with both documents and media files.
The ASUS ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GE has a 5.5″ touchpad that’s actually a second display. It has native apps like providing touch controls for Microsoft Office, a calculator, and a media player, and you can actually extend your display to it as well. Drops 7/2018 for $2299.
FozzTexx offers a flashback to what life was like for computer users in the late 1970s. Check out the sleek styling and cutting edge monochrome screen on that TRS-80 Model II, complete with 8″ floppy drive and acoustic coupler! They left out the modem squeal, so here you go.
Razer finally trimmed down the bezels in their previous Blade gaming laptop. The result is a 15.6″ display in the body of a 14″ laptop. The first model available has a 144Hz 1080p display and a GTX 1070 GPU; lower and higher end variants will be available starting 6/2018.
Laptop stands are great for improving ergonomics and cooling, but most of them aren’t as portable as laptops themselves. This aluminum stand folds down small enough to toss in a backpack, while still offering stability. Works with laptops and tablets from 8″ to 15″.
MSI’s new GS65 Stealth Thin is a laptop that’s equally suited for gaming and productivity on the go. It has a NVIDIA GTX1070 GPU, 8th Gen Intel Core-i7 CPU, a 15.6″ 1080p 144Hz display and a battery that lasts for up to 8h, all in a package that weighs only 4.1lb.
The Surface Hub 2 was designed to help teams collaborate and communicate. It’s a PC with a 4K 50.5″ touchscreen display that can be used in landscape or portrait. Up to four Hub 2s can be connected to each other, and multiple Windows users can log in to access their files.
If you want to make sure your PC’s components stay clean, check out SilverStone’s Mammoth Series MM01 PC case. It’s rated IP 43 for dust and water protection, thanks to its partially sealed design and HEPA filter. It has two 180mm fans to ensure adequate air flow.
The updated version of Gigabyte’s low profile and long lasting gaming laptop comes with Intel’s 8th generation Core i7 CPU. It also has NVIDIA’s GTX 1070 Max Q GPU and a matte 1080p display with 144Hz refresh rate. There’s also an optional 4K display qith 60Hz refresh.
Despite its popularity as a building material, wood is rarely used in the construction of PC cases. Bucking that trend, DIY Perks built a truly unique computer system from wood, with rope trim. We love how he incorporated the air cooling system as a sculptural design element.
The Raadition is a PC chassis that looks exactly like the classic Apple II computer. It even comes with a built-in mechanical keyboard with your choice of Cherry MX switches. It’s not for newbie builders and is a bit noisy under load, but it sure beats modding the real deal.
Kevin Lieber of Vsauce2 got his hands on a vintage 1980s Telcon Zorba, an early “portable” CP/M-based PC, and demonstrates just how far we’ve come in the last 30 years, along with a little round of ZORK, still considered to be one of the greatest adventure games of all time.
Simone Giertz and William Osman teamed up to do something stupid and silly. They took Simone’s goofy Citicar and turned it into a giant computer mouse. Driving and steering controls the cursor, while honking the horn is a click. It totally sucks, but that’s what we expected.