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Laptops

How Laptops are Made

How Laptops are Made

Science Channel takes inside a factory that cranks out laptop computers like the one you might be looking at this very minute. The assembly starts out using high speed robots to pick and place parts on its circuit boards, but the rest is a labor-intensive, manual process.

Blau Laptop Organizers

Blau Laptop Organizers
~$17+  Pledge Link Comment

Blau Design’s trio of stretchy elastic and silicone organizers are designed to carry small items such as phones, mice and pens and can be wrapped around 13″ or 15″ laptops as well as paper notebooks. The Fold and the Slim can also be used on their own.

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Lenovo Y540 Gaming Laptop

Lenovo Y540 Gaming Laptop

Lenovo’s Legion Y540 is a gaming laptop with an elegant design. It has white backlighting on its keyboard, up to an 8th gen Core i7 CPU, NVIDIA RTX 2060 Max-Q GPU, and a 15.6″ 1080p display with an optional 144Hz refresh rate. Drops Spring 2019 starting at $930.

Alienware m17 Gaming Laptop

Alienware m17 Gaming Laptop

Clocking in at 5.79 lb, Alienware’s 2019 m17 is the world’s thinnest and lightest 17″ gaming laptop, thanks to its copper and magnesium alloy case. It can be maxed out with Intel’s 8th gen Core i9 CPU and NVIDIA’s RTX 2080 Max-Q GPU. It drops 1/29/19 starting at $1649.

Alienware Area-51m Gaming Laptop

Alienware Area-51m Gaming Laptop

Alienware’s new desktop replacement gaming laptop. The beastly Area-51m can be maxed out with desktop-class Core i9 CPU and NVIDIA RTX 2080 Max-Q GPU… for now. That’s because you can swap out its CPU and GPU, as well as its RAM and battery. Drops 1/29/19 for $2549+.

ASUS ROG Mothership Laptop

ASUS ROG Mothership Laptop

ASUS’ GZ700 ROG Mothership gaming laptop borrows a trick from 2-in-1 hybrids. Its keyboard can be detached from the 17.3″ 1080p 144Hz display and used wirelessly or via USB-C. It has a six-core i9 CPU, an RTX 2080 GPU and up to 64GB RAM.

ASUS ZenBook S13

ASUS ZenBook S13
$TBA  Buy Link Comment

With a top lid that’s 97% screen, ASUS‘ aluminum unibody laptop has all but dispensed of its display bezels. There’s a tiny webcam bump-out, but that’s a smart tradeoff. The computer maker also says the 13.9″ laptop is the world’s slimmest to sport discrete graphics.

LG Gram 17 Laptop

LG Gram 17 Laptop
$1700  Buy Comment

LG’s latest addition to its lightweight laptop line has a 17″ 2560×1600 screen, despite having the footprint of a 15.6″ laptop. The Gram 17Z990 has thin bezels, 8th Gen Core i7 CPU, 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD. It weighs under 3lb. and lasts up to 20h per charge.

2019 Samsung Notebook 9 Pen

2019 Samsung Notebook 9 Pen

Samsung’s Notebook 9 Pen is a laptop and tablet hybrid that works with the included S Pen stylus. The 2019 model has two times reduced latency as its predecessor. It also has thin bezels, expandable storage and two USB-C Thunderbolt 3 ports.

2018 Razer Blade Stealth

2018 Razer Blade Stealth
$1400+  Buy Comment

Razer updates its Blade Stealth in terms of both beauty and power. It now has very thin bezels and comes standard with the NVIDIA MX150 4GB GPU, making it suitable for light gaming. It can be configured with a 1080p or a 4K touchscreen display.

2018 MacBook Air

2018 MacBook Air
$1199+  Buy Link Comment

It took years, but Apple finally upgraded its beloved ultraportable. The new MacBook Air has a 13.3″ 2560×1600 Retina display, a fingerprint sensor for Touch ID, two USB-C ports, an 8th gen dual-core Core i5 CPU, 8GB/16GB RAM, and 128GB to 1.5TB SSD.

Topjoy Falcon 2-in-1 Laptop

Topjoy Falcon 2-in-1 Laptop
$399+  Pledge Comment

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.

Samsung Galaxy Book 2

Samsung Galaxy Book 2

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.

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Razer Blade 15 (Late 2018)

Razer Blade 15 (Late 2018)
$1600  Buy Comment

The Razer Blade 15 laptop now comes in a standout limited-edition Mercury White finish that goes well with the company’s other white peripherals. There’s also a more affordable base Blade 15 that has a 60Hz display, single zone RGB lighting and GTX 1060 GPU.

Alienware m15 Gaming Laptop

Alienware m15 Gaming Laptop

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 Surface Laptop 2

Microsoft Surface Laptop 2
$999  Buy Link Comment

Microsoft’s powerful and beautiful Surface Laptop has been upgraded with 8th gen Intel CPUs, twice as much RAM – now 8GB – on the base model and improved cooling. Its unique alcantara cover now comes has a slick matte black option.

HP Spectre Folio

HP Spectre Folio
$1300+  Buy Link Comment

With the Spectre Folio, HP aims at people who want to own an elegant and stylish computer. The laptop and tablet hybrid is clad in full grain leather that extends to the touchpad. It has a Core i5 or Core i7 CPU, up to 16GB RAM, up to 2TB SSD, and a nano SIM slot.

2018 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme

2018 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme
$2079  Buy Link Comment

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme is an enticing variant of the thin-and-light business notebook. You get the thin and light form, trademark keyboard and no nonsense looks, a 1080p screen or 4K touchscreen, and most notably, a GTX 1050 Ti GPU for gaming or video editing.

Acer Triton 900

Acer Triton 900

Acer’s upcoming Triton 900 is a gaming laptop with its 4K display mounted on an easel-like hinge, allowing you to set the display closer and at an angle, or flip it to the reverse side to share what’s onscreen. It also has upgraded cooling and a low-profile mechanical keyboard.

ASUS Zephyrus S Gaming Laptop

ASUS Zephyrus S Gaming Laptop

ASUS’ upcoming Zephyrus S gaming laptop is only 0.6″ thick and weighs just 4.6 lb. But it has a 15.6″ 144Mhz 3ms 1080p screen, Core i7 CPU, GTX 1060 or GTX 1070 Max Q GPU, up to 24GB RAM and up to 1TB NVMe SSD. Drops 8/31/18 for $2000+.

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2018 Lenovo ThinkPad P1

2018 Lenovo ThinkPad P1
$1949+  Buy Comment

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.

2018 Origin EON15-S Gaming Laptop

2018 Origin EON15-S Gaming Laptop
$1449+  Buy Comment

The latest update to Origin’s light and slim gaming laptop sees thin bezels on its 1080p display, Intel 8th Gen CPUs, and a GeForce GTX 1050Ti or 1060 GPU. The 2018 EON15-S also has a USB-C port, two display ports, an HDMI port and individual RGB keyboard lighting.

GPD Pocket 2 Mini Laptop

GPD Pocket 2 Mini Laptop
$529+  Pledge Link Comment

The latest version of GPD’s tiny Windows laptop. The Pocket 2 features a faster processor and a better keyboard. It now has a microSDXC slot, a USB-C port, a USB-A port and a cooling fan that you can turn off, all in a package that’s lighter than the original.

Mobile Pixels Duo Laptop Monitor

Mobile Pixels Duo Laptop Monitor
$220+  Pledge Comment

Mobile Pixels’ Duo is a 12.5″ 1080p USB-C monitor that clips on the back of laptops via magnetic adhesives for use as a secondary screen. The USB-C cable handles both data and power. You can adjust the Duo’s hinge as well as fold it behind your laptop’s screen.

2018 MacBook Pro

2018 MacBook Pro
$1799+  Buy Link Comment

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.

2018 ASUS ZenBook S

2018 ASUS ZenBook S
$1499  Buy Link Comment

The ASUS ZenBook S UX391 is an ultraportable that’s both light and powerful. It has an 8th gen Core i7 CPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB NVME SSD and a battery that lasts up to 13.5h. Its display props up the keyboard at an angle to make typing more comfortable.

Microsoft Surface Go

Microsoft Surface Go

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.

Alcove Mobile Workstation

Alcove Mobile Workstation
$79-$99  Pre-order Link Comment

This unique felt laptop case opens up to provide a private workstation. It not only enhances privacy from the sides, it reduces glare on your screen, cuts background noise and reflects your computer’s sound. An optional LED bar adds a dimmable work light.

Digital Storm Equinox 15

Digital Storm Equinox 15
$1875+  Buy Link Comment

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.

ASUS Project Precog Laptop

ASUS Project Precog Laptop

ASUS’ Project Precog is a laptop with two symmetrical touchscreens as its main output and input interfaces – no keyboards, no touchpads, no palm rests. It’s like the peak of a 2-in-1 laptop-tablet hybrid, though it remains to be seen how practical such a device can be.

2018 ASUS ZenBook Pro 15

2018 ASUS ZenBook Pro 15

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.

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