Sound designer Michiel de Boer presents a lesson on origins of the humble mouse cursor, as well as its evolution in both Windows and Mac. Not only did Michiel put the research in, he also has a soothing voice. Plus he made his own versions of the Windows cursors.
This compact computer has an 8″ 1920×1200 touchscreen. It’s powered by a 1.1Ghz Intel Silver CPU and has 8GB RAM and 128GB or 256GB of SSD storage. It has USB type-A, USB-C, HDMI and 3.5mm ports, and runs on Windows 10 or Ubuntu. An optional stylus is available.
The latest version of Samsung’s Galaxy Book now has Gigabit LTE for always-on connectivity. It also has a built-in kickstand, a 12″ AMOLED display, two USB-C ports, a microSD port, a 3.5mm jack and still comes with a keyboard and the S Pen stylus. Drops 11/2/18 for $1000.
Goodbye chunky Alienware laptops. The upcoming m15 has a 15.6″ screen yet looks more like a 13″ laptop thanks to its thin side bezels. It comes in 1080p or 4K variants, has 8th Gen Intel CPUs and maxes out with a GTX 1070 GPU. Drops 10/25/18 starting at $1299.
Microsoft improves its premium all-in-one PC. It’s faster, and the Surface Studio 2’s 28″, 4500 x 3000 resolution touchscreen display is now brighter and has more contrast. Its storage maxes out with a 2TB SSD, while its GPU can be either a GTX 1060 or a GTX 1070.
Lenovo will be releasing what appears to be an officially-licensed desktop PC that resembles the NCC-1701A Enterprise from Star Trek. Inside is a projector, a 9th gen Intel Core i9 CPU, a GTX 2080 GPU, up to 32GB RAM and up to 3TB storage. Photos via My Drivers.
Lenovo’s new P1 laptop is for those with demanding needs for performance on the go. The 15.6″ laptop weighs under 4 lb thanks to its carbon fiber and magnesium alloy case, yet packs a Core i7/Xeon CPU, up to 64GB RAM, up to 4TB SSD and an NVIDIA Quadro P2000 GPU.
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.
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