Awesome Laptops

FINsix Dart-C USB-C Laptop Charger

FINsix Dart-C USB-C Laptop Charger
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This light and compact charger will soon be available with a USB-C connector for the 2016 13″ MacBook Pro, Dell XPS 13 and other laptops with USB-C ports. If you already have the FINsix charger itself, you can purchase just the USB-C cable for $35.

Eve V Convertible PC

Eve V Convertible PC

The Eve V is a crowdsourced Windows tablet-laptop hybrid. It can be configured with a mobile Core i7 CPU, 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD. It has a 12.3″ 2736 x 1824 IGZO LCD touchscreen and four speakers. Ports include two USB 3, one USB 3.1 Type-C and one Thunderbolt 3 Type-C.

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2016 Alienware 13

2016 Alienware 13

Alienware’s smallest gaming laptop now comes with a mobile version of the new GTX 1060 GPU and quad-core i5/i7 CPU, and its keyboard now has N-key rollover. It works with Alienware’s external GPU dock and can be configured with a 2560×1440 OLED touchscreen.

Microsoft Surface Book i7

Microsoft Surface Book i7

The most powerful version of Microsoft’s hybrid portable computer packs a more powerful Intel Core i7 CPU, GTX GeForce 965M GPU, up to 16GB RAM, up to 1TB SSD storage and a battery that lasts up to 16h. It also works with the new Surface Dial control peripheral.

2016 MacBook Pro

2016 MacBook Pro

Apple’s latest pro notebook is thinner, faster, has a much larger trackpad, a new keyboard, Touch ID, and a color multitouch toolbar that replaces the function keys with customizeable and contextual controls. In 13″ or 15″ sizes with a variety of Core i5 & Core i7 CPUs.

2016 Razer Blade Pro

2016 Razer Blade Pro

Razer updates its 17″ gaming laptop with a 4K G-Sync-compatible touchscreen, a GTX1080 GPU, a 2.6Ghz i7-6700HQ CPU, 32GB RAM, up to 2TB SSD and low-profile mechanical keys, all in a minimalist frame that could pass for an ultraportable. Drops soon for $3.7K+.

MSI GT83VR Titan SLI Laptop

MSI GT83VR Titan SLI Laptop

Built to run the latest VR games, the GT83VR Titan SLI is a monster of a gaming laptop, with an 18.4″ display, Intel’s quad-core i7-6920HQ or 6820HK CPU, 512GB to 1TB SSD, Nvidia GTX 1080 Dual SLI GPUs, and a mechanical Steelseries keyboard with RGB backlighting.

Fixing a Laptop’s Cooling Fan

Fixing a Laptop’s Cooling Fan

ElectroBOOM opened up his old laptop to try and fix its cooling fan while discussing a few of the things that can go wrong when the fan stops working. He also shared his patent pending fan cleaning and external cooling solutions.

Superbook for Android

Superbook for Android

An affordable dumb terminal for Android devices. The Superbook weighs 2lb and has an 11.6″ 1366 x 768 screen, a multitouch trackpad, a keyboard with Android keys, a USB Type-C port, and a battery that lasts up to 8h that also charges your device.

2016 Razer Blade

2016 Razer Blade

The mature gaming laptop continues to impress. For the same price as the base 15″ MacBook Pro, you get a 14″ 3200×1800 touchscreen, a 6GB GTX970M GPU, RGB LED backlit keys and a USB-C port to connect it to the Razer Core and other peripherals.

ASUS ZenBook 3

ASUS ZenBook 3

The ZenBook 3 has Apple squarely in its sights. It weighs just 2lb and is just 0.46″ when closed, making it lighter and thinner than a MacBook. Yet it packs serious specs, including a 12.5″ 1080p display and up to a Core i7 CPU, 16GB RAM and 1TB SSD. Drops Q3 2016 for $999+.

Acer Predator 17 X

Acer Predator 17 X

The new Acer Predator 17 X gaming laptop can be ordered with up to a 17″ 4K IPS display, a 2.7GHz Core i7-6820HK quad core CPU, 64GB RAM, and an NVIDIA GTX 980. Yes, the desktop graphics card. This hefty 10lb machine drops 6/2016 starting at $2800. More here.

Acer Switch Alpha 12

Acer Switch Alpha 12

Acer’s 2-in-1 Windows 10 notebook packs the power of a proper Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 CPU, and a quiet liquid cooling system. The 12″ IPS display offers 2160×1440 resolution, and the system includes a keyboard. An optional active pen adds drawing capabilities. Drops 6/2016.

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2016 HP Spectre 13

2016 HP Spectre 13

HP tries to marry style and power with the new Spectre 13. It’s the world’s thinnest laptop at just 10mm thick and it weighs just 2.5lb. But it has a Core i5/i7 CPU, 8GB RAM, up to 512GB SSD, three USB-C ports and a 13.3″ 1080p display. Drops 4/25/16 for $1,170+.

Dell XPS 15: Making Awesome(r) Things

Dell XPS 15: Making Awesome(r) Things
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We’ve been on the hunt for a laptop that could keep up with the daily demands of creating The Awesomer. Thanks to its powerful 6th-gen Intel core i7 CPU, insanely sharp 15″ 4K display, and great build quality, the 2016 Dell XPS 15 is our officially our machine of choice.

Up Close: Dell XPS 15

Up Close: Dell XPS 15
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We’ve been building The Awesomer on the Dell XPS 15 laptop, a true MacBook Pro killer. Our system packs a sharp and accurate 4K slim-bezel display, 6th-gen Intel Core i7 CPU, Nvidia GTX 960M graphics, Thunderbolt 3, 16GB RAM, a 512GB SSD, and is crazy fast for work or play.

LG Gram 15 Laptop

LG Gram 15 Laptop

LG’s new 15Z960 laptop has a 15.6″ 1080p screen and a full-size keyboard with a numpad, but it’s only 0.66″ thick and weighs just 2.2lb – even lighter than the 11″ MacBook Air. It has a Core i5 or i7 CPU, 8GB RAM and 256GB or 512GB SSD.

Toshiba dynaPad

Toshiba dynaPad

At just 0.3″ thick and weighing only 1.28lb., this is the thinnest and lightest 12″ Windows tablet yet. It has a 1080p display, a digitizer pen with 2,048 levels of sensitivity, a microSD slot, a 1.44Ghz quad-core Intel Atom CPU, 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage.

Razer Blade Stealth

Razer Blade Stealth

Unlike the other Razer Blades, the 12.5″ Blade Stealth is an ultrabook – it’s thin, light and lasts up to 8h per charge, but it only has integrated graphics. To make up for that, Razer made the Core, an add-on that lets you connect desktop GPUs to the laptop via a Thunderbolt 3 cable.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga

Lenovo’s newest laptop-tablet hybrid has an optional 2160×1440 OLED touchscreen for eye-popping brightness and color saturation. It also has an integrated stylus and up to 6th gen Core i7 CPU, 16GB RAM, and 1TB SSD. Available 2/16 starting at $1450.

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2015 Dell XPS 15

2015 Dell XPS 15

The powerful XPS 15 finally gets the excellent XPS 13’s nearly borderless display. It also has a USB Type-C port, up to a 4K touchscreen, up to Core i7 CPU, up to 16GB RAM, up to 1TB HDD/SSD and optional NVIDIA GTX 960M GPU. Available soon for $999+.

Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Microsoft reminds Apple what a pro tablet looks like. Like its predecessors, the Surface Pro 4 runs a desktop OS – in this case Windows 10 – and has a (pseudo) optional keyboard cover, which has better spacing and a larger touchpad than the Pro 3.

Microsoft Surface Book

Microsoft Surface Book

Microsoft once again improves on the laptop-tablet hybrid. The Surface Book has a 13.5″ 3000×2000 display that can be used as a tablet when undocked from its laptop-grade keyboard. The latter also has additional battery and an optional discrete GPU.

Toshiba Satellite Radius 12

Toshiba Satellite Radius 12

The Satellite Radius 12 is the world’s first laptop-tablet hybrid with a 12.5″ 4K touchscreen display. It’s also certified by Technicolor for color accuracy. It also has Intel’s new Skylake CPUs and Windows 10 facial authentication. Drops Q4 2015 for $999+.

Apex 3-in-1 Stand

Apex 3-in-1 Stand

The Apex’s upper level can hold a laptop or a tablet, while the lower level is for phones. It has a built-in cord organizer and its two hinges each have 10 adjustment levels. It folds down and has a carry case for portability.

2015 Alienware 18

2015 Alienware 18
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Alienware’s bank- and back-breaking flagship is back. The new Alienware 18 has a 1080p 18″ WLED display, factory overclocked and user-replaceable 4th gen Core i7 CPU, at least 16GB RAM and starts with dual 6GB GTX 970M in SLI.

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