Massdrop and the Techwear Intern’s dedicated laptop carrier is waterproof and tear-resistant. It has an EVA foam padding for the laptop compartment. It can be combined with a strap and with Massdrop’s MACS pouches. It comes in two sizes.
THE BEST Laptops
The successor to the Lenovo X280, the X390 laptop packs a 13.3″ display in the body of a 12″ machine. It’s only 0.7″ thick and weighs just 2.7 lb. It’s powered by Intel 8th gen CPUs, has an optional SIM slot for LTE, and lasts up to 17 hours per charge. Drops 6/2019 for $1099+.
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.
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.
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’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+.
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.
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