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2017 Razer Blade Stealth

2017 Razer Blade Stealth

Razer’s ultrabook now comes in two screen sizes: the original 12.5″ and a new 13.3″ screen with thin bezels. It also has a new second color scheme – dark gray with a non-glowing Razer logo on the lid and only a white backlight for its keyboard. It also works with the Razer Core.

TAKU PC Case

TAKU PC Case

A smartly designed aluminum case for DIY PC builders, designed by CRYORIG and built by Lian Li. The TAKU provides a home for a Mini-ITX motherboard and all of its components in a minimal, easy-to-upgrade enclosure that doubles as a monitor stand. (Thanks Ben!)

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Turing Tumble

Turing Tumble

It looks like a small pachinko machine, but the Turing Tumble is actually an educational puzzle toy that mimics and demonstrates how computers think. It comes with a book filled with puzzles for everyone from beginners to seasoned software engineers.

ASUS ROG Zephyrus

ASUS ROG Zephyrus

At just 0.7″ thick and weighing only 4.9lb, the Zephyrus is the most portable laptop that can be equipped with NVIDIA’s flagship GeForce 1080 GPU. A massive front grill and a built-in stand that pops out when you open the laptop provides ample cooling. Drops 6/27/17.

ASUS Zenbook Pro UX550

ASUS Zenbook Pro UX550

ASUS’ new productivity machine weighs just under 4lb and is only 0.74″ thick. But it packs the latest Core i7 CPU, a GeForce GTX 1050 or 1050Ti GPU, a 1080p or 4K screen, up to 16GB of RAM, up to 1TB SSD and a 14h battery. Drops 7/2017 starting at $1299.

New Microsoft Surface Pro

New Microsoft Surface Pro

What could have been the Surface Pro 5 does away with the numbers. The new model has a more versatile hinge, up to 2.5x faster CPU, quieter cooling, and up to 13.5 hours of battery life. It’s compatible with the Surface Dial and the new Surface Pen is much more capable.

Gigabyte Aero 15

Gigabyte Aero 15

Gigabyte’s 15″ workhorse laptop. The Aero 15 has a nearly bezel-less 1080P/4K display (the exact same panels used in the Dell XPS 15) that’s been pre-calibrated to Pantone certifications, a 5GB GTX 1060 GPU, 10h battery life and user upgradeable RAM and SSDs.

2017 Origin Eon 15-S

2017 Origin Eon 15-S

Origin’s “entry level” gaming laptop is no slouch. The Eon 15-S comes with a 15.6″ 1080p matte display, a 4GB GTX 1050 Ti GPU, choices of dual-core i3, quad-core i5 or i7 CPUs, 8GB+ RAM, 120GB+ SSD and a 500GB+ HDD. And it comes with Origin’s free lifetime support.

SteelSeries QcK Prism Mouse Pad

SteelSeries QcK Prism Mouse Pad
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The QcK Prism only features colorful RGB LED illumination, and has two different surfaces, cloth on one side for friction, and a smooth-gliding polymer on the other. The 12 LED zones can be programmed to display colors based on in-game events like low health or ammo.

2017 Razer Blade Pro

2017 Razer Blade Pro
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The latest version of Razer’s 17″ laptop has a Core i7-7820HK CPU, 32GB RAM, dual SSDs in RAID 0, GTX 1080 GPU, low-profile mechanical keyboard, 100% Adobe RGB 4K touchscreen with G-Sync, THX-certified 3.5mm audio out and more.

A Tiny Laptop

A Tiny Laptop

Austin Evans takes a look at the GPD Pocket, a ridiculously compact laptop which runs Windows 10 or Linux on a system about the size of a sketch book. Its 7″ 1920×1200 touchscreen display looks great, but it would take some getting used to that teensy keyboard.

Calyos NSG S0 PC Case

Calyos NSG S0 PC Case

A PC chassis that cools CPUs and GPUs more than most solutions, and without using any moving parts – no fans, no pumps – or electricity. Calyos’ proprietary vapor cooling system uses capillary action to cycle its refrigerant through its gigantic radiators.

MSI Trident 3 Arctic Gaming PC

MSI Trident 3 Arctic Gaming PC
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A limited edition of MSI’s small form-factor gaming PC, decked out in snowy white, packing an Intel Kaby Lake Core i7-7700 3.6 GHz CPU, and GeForce GTX 1070 graphics, making it powerful enough to run VR games. Front USB 3.1 and HDMI ports make VR setup a breeze.

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Unboxing a 1988 IBM PC

Unboxing a 1988 IBM PC

“I’m gonna need a moment here.” Watch Lazy Game Reviews geek out while opening and setting up an IBM AT – 8Mhz CPU! 512KB RAM! – and the legendary Model M keyboard. You can skip to 23:15 to see the setup come alive, but you’re going to miss out on the fun.

Corsair One Gaming PC

Corsair One Gaming PC

PC parts maker Corsair’s first attempt at a complete computer is a surprisingly competitive package. The One is a compact (mini-ITX) build with a restrained design, separate radiators for the GPU and CPU, a huge exhaust at the top, and a competitive price, given its power.

Computer Cooking

Computer Cooking

We’re thinking this video in which a woman stops what she’s doing at work and turns her PC into an impromptu pancake griddle is sort of like the Chinese equivalent of HowtoBasic. Though the result of her cooking looks far more appealing than that channel’s food stuffs.

Computer Predictions from 1979

Computer Predictions from 1979

David Hoffman released this footage from a 1979 documentary he worked on called The Information Society. In it, privacy expert Alan Westin provided a remarkable view of what future computing might be like. Among his predictions – online review services like Yelp.

iBuypower Snowblind PC

iBuypower Snowblind PC

iBuypower’s new computer doesn’t come with a mouse or a keyboard, but it does come with a display – a transparent display built into its side panel. The 19″ 1280 x 1024 screen acts like a second monitor, so you can show whatever you want on it. 2017 y’all. The fyooch.

Volta V PC

Volta V PC
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Computer Direct Outlet’s Volta V is a custom-made PC that houses high end components in a compact bamboo or walnut chassis. It has liquid cooling and magnetic dust filters to keep it cool, clean and quiet, and comes with a lifetime warranty.

Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO Y910

Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO Y910

The IdeaCentre AIO Y910 is a 27″ gaming PC with a considerate design. It’s an all-in-one, but you can upgrade its RAM, storage and desktop-class GPU. It also has an HDMI input so you can use it as a monitor, extending its life even when its CPU becomes obsolete.

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2017 Dell XPS 15

2017 Dell XPS 15

Call it the DellBook Pro. The latest update to Dell’s bestselling 15″ laptop now uses the latest Intel Kaby Lake CPUs, has a larger battery and gives you the option to upgrade to an NVIDIA GTX 1050 GPU, 4K touchscreen, up to 1TB SSD, and 32GB RAM. Price starts at $999.

Intel Compute Card

Intel Compute Card

What you’re looking at here could be the future of home and office computing. Intel’s 5mm thick gizmo holds the brains, storage, and ports of a complete computer system. It’s designed to be docked into a monitor, appliance, or other devices, allowing for quick and easy upgrades.

2017 Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon

2017 Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon

Lenovo managed to cram in a 14″ 1080p/1440p screen, the latest Intel CPU, 2 USB-C ports, 2 USB 3 ports, an HDMI port, an Ethernet port, a microSD/SIM card slot, and its vaunted full-size keyboard in a tiny weatherproof carbon fiber case that weighs just 2.5lb.

2017 Dell XPS 13 2-in-1

2017 Dell XPS 13 2-in-1

Dell’s compact and nearly bezel-less laptop now has a hybrid variant. The XPS 13 2-in-1 has Intel Core M CPUs for a fan-less setup, a 1080p or 1800p touchscreen, two USB-C ports and a microSD card slot. It also comes with a USB-C to USB-A adapter.

HyperDrive for MacBook Pro

HyperDrive for MacBook Pro

In Apple’s endless quest to reduce thickness and weight, they trimmed nearly all of the ports from the new MacBook Pro. HyperDrive brings them back, trading two USB-C ports for HDMI, microSD/SD, Thunderbolt 3, two USB 3.1 ports, and a USB-C port for good measure.

HP Z2 Mini PC

HP Z2 Mini PC

Despite measuring just 8.5″ x 8.5″ x 2.28″, HP’s new desktop system packs a punch, which can be kitted out with workstation-class parts like an Intel Xeon E3-12XXv5 CPU, NVIDIA Quadro M620 (mobile) GPU w/2GB VRAM, a speedy M.2 SSD, and up to 32GB ECC DDR4 RAM.

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