THE BEST Computers

Aukey 12-in-1 Type C Hub

Aukey 12-in-1 Type C Hub

If you have a newer laptop, there’s a good chance it only has USB Type C ports. This hub adds a plethora of ports with just one connector. It’s got a gigabit Ethernet port, 2 HDMI ports, 1 VGA port, 2 USB 3.0 ports, 2 USB 2.0 ports, 1 USB C data port, 1 USB C charging port, and SD / microSD card slots.

Learning to Dress

Learning to Dress

Computer science PhD students at the Georgia Institute of Technology are using artificial intelligence tech to try and help a computer learn to put clothes on like a human might – assuming humans were actually hot dogs with carrots for arms.

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HP Presidents’ Day Sale 2020

Save big on computers, peripherals, and accessories in the HP Presidents’ Day Sale. They’ve got great laptops, desktops, printers, monitors, and other gear at prices up to 60% off. From the HP Spectre X360 touchscreen laptop to the HP Color Laserjet Pro MFP, there’s no better time to upgrade your office or home. (Sale ends 2/22/20)

Mac Mini Refurb Deal

This refurbished 2011 Mac Mini isn’t going to win any speed records, but it’s a cheap way to pick up a great little computer with lots of ports. It’s got a 2.3GHz Core i5 CPU, 8GB RAM, 500GB HD, and measures just 7.7″ square by 1.4″ tall. Grab one today in The Awesomer Shop.

MacBook Air 11″ Refurb Deal

MacBook Air 11″ Refurb Deal

Grab a bargain on a refurbished 2015 MacBook Air that makes a great second computer. It has a 1.6GHz Core i5 CPU with 2.7GHz Turbo Boost, 128GB SSD, a 1366×768 display, and runs for up to 9 hours per charge. This refurbed model comes with a satin black case. Save an extra 20% with code 20SAVE20. (Expires 1/2 @ 12:30pm PST)

iMac 21.5″ Refurb Deal

Need a spare computer, or something for the kid’s room? Grab a certified refurb 21.5″ iMac. This previous-gen machine has an Dual Core i3-2100 3.1GHz CPU, 4GB RAM, and 250GB HD. This is the thicker, 2011 model, which means easier repairs and upgrades. Save an extra 20% with coupon code GREENMONDAY20 (Expires 12/10/19)

Building a Brass and Leather PC

Building a Brass and Leather PC

Today’s computers and gadgets are built from molded plastics and precision-cut metals, while vintage objects had so much character because of their use materials that can be imperfect. DIY Perks decided to build himself a unique PC that looks amazing because of its use of more traditional materials.

Razer Basilisk Ultimate Mouse

Razer Basilisk Ultimate Mouse

Razer’s top-of-the-line wireless gaming mouse features an astoundingly precise 20,000 DPI sensor, tracks up to 600 inches per second, and is roughly 25% faster than its competition. It packs 14-zone Chroma RGB lighting, 11 programmable buttons with fast optical switches, a lift-off sensor, and customizable scroll wheel resistance.

Samsung Chromebook Refurb Deal

Looking for a super cheap laptop? For under a hundred bucks, you can grab this refurbished 2012 Samsung Chromebook. It’s got an 11.6″ screen, an Exynos 5 Dual-Core 1.7GHz CPU, and is great for surfing the web, or working with Google’s convenient (and free) office applications.

Dell Chromebook 11 Refurb Deal

Need an extra machine for the kids? Or something you can just toss around to check email and surf the web? This Grade A refurbished Dell Chromebook 11 should do. It’s got a 2.1 GHz Celeron CPU, 16GB of SSD storage, and an 11.6″ screen. Priced right around a hundred bucks, it’s a great bargain in The Awesomer Shop.

Building a Rope and Wood PC

Building a Rope and Wood PC

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.

Why Ctrl-Alt-Delete?

Why Ctrl-Alt-Delete?

It’s a key sequence PC users dread having to use, but the old “Ctrl-Alt-Delete” is still in use today. Nostalgia Nerd looks back at the origin of this key combo which dates back to the 1980s. We’re sure that Apple will profess that their “Command-Option-Esc” key combo is far superior.

Prestigio Click&Touch Keyboard

Prestigio Click&Touch Keyboard

Tech startup Clevetura is readying an innovative new keyboard which manages to place a capacitive multi-touch trackpad underneath its keys, saving space, while providing a larger tracking area. In addition to pointing, it supports scrolling and pinch-zoom gestures.

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Editors Keys Shortcut Keyboards

Editors Keys Shortcut Keyboards

Editors Keys makes Mac and Windows keyboards that are premarked with shortcuts for content creation and editing applications such as Final Cut, Photoshop and Ableton Live. They also have keyboard covers for MacBook and Surface Pro systems.

Weird Computers of the 1970s

Weird Computers of the 1970s

The personal computing revolution didn’t reach the masses until the 1980s, but back in the 1970s, a groundswell was forming among hardcore tech nerds. LGR takes a look back at a number of the unusual computer designs that emerged in the years leading up to the PC revolution.

Raspberry Pi 4

Raspberry Pi 4

The latest iteration of this cheap and tiny computer now has support for two 4K displays via micro-HDMI, Bluetooth 5.0, and a faster CPU than ever. It also packs gigabit Ethernet, 2 USB 2 ports and 2 USB 3 ports, and up to 4GB of RAM. Initial demand is high, so it might take a while to get one, though.

A History of the Mouse Cursor

A History of the Mouse Cursor

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.

Classicbot Plush Computer

Classicbot Plush Computer

Fans of classic Macintosh computers will just love this jumbo-sized plush from Classicbot. Created in collaboration with Dark Label HK, the 19″ tall plush all-in-one computer will look great sitting on your couch, and makes a wonderful snuggle buddy. Drops August 2019.

DIY Folding Desk PC

DIY Folding Desk PC

PCs housed inside desks are nothing new, but they are interesting at best, and tacky at worst. But DIY Perks shows us that it’s possible to make one that’s tasteful and space-saving, while still showing off the computer’s components.

Dierya 60% RGB Keyboard

Dierya 60% RGB Keyboard

An ultra-compact 60% keyboard that features top-end features without breaking the bank. It features 63 anti-ghosting mechanical keys with RGB backlighting, and works with either a wired USB or wireless Bluetooth connection. Available in four different key firmnesses.

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bd594: Ice Ice Baby (f/DECtalk)

bd594: Ice Ice Baby (f/DECtalk)

Check out the hook while my robotic DJ revolves it. It’s been a while since we heard from bd594 and his band of misfit computer parts. This time, they’re joined by a DECtalk speech synthesizer to provide a Stephen Hawking-esque take on Vanilla Ice’s vocals.

2019 Apple Mac Pro

2019 Apple Mac Pro

Apple’s refresh of the Mac Pro brings back its modular and well-ventilated cheese grater design. But the future-proofing doesn’t stop there. It can be maxed out with a 28-core 2.5Ghz Intel Xeon CPU, a whopping 1.5TB of RAM, and up to four GPUs. While you’ve got your credit card out, add on the 32″ 6K Pro Display XDR.

2019 Dell XPS 15

2019 Dell XPS 15

The 2019 Dell XPS 15 (7590) is powered by the new 9th generation Intel CPUs – up to a 5Ghz, 8-core Core i9. It can also be configured with an NVIDIA GTX 1650 GPU. Best of all, it can be tricked out with a 4K OLED display. Drops 06/2019.

It Should Be Easy

It Should Be Easy

Anyone who has ever had to take a call from a parent who has managed to screw up their computer will instantly recognize the conversation in Ben Meinhardt’s hilarious animated short. Though we’re pretty sure even the Geek Squad couldn’t fix this problem.

HP Omen X 2S Laptop

HP Omen X 2S Laptop

HP’s upcoming Omen X 2S gaming laptop has a 6″ 60Hz LCD touchscreen above its keyboard. You can use it to magnify and mirror part of the main 15″ screen, have a second application open, use the laptop’s utility app and more. It will be available 07/2019 for $2099+.

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