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.
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.
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’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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Razer’s Project Linda is a laptop dock for the Razer Phone. It has a 13.3″ 2560×1440 touchscreen, 200GB of storage, a USB-C port, a USB-A port, and a headphone jack. It charges the phone, while the mobile device can act as a second screen or a touchpad.
Console modder Ed’s Junk has turned the Xbox One X into an all-in-one portable system. But his Xbook One X doesn’t just come with a 21.5″ 1080p display. It also has a built-in keyboard that makes typing and navigating menus a breeze. We only wish it had a 4K screen.
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