THE BEST Laptops

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.

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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.

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

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

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.

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.

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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

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.

Grovemade Laptop Stand

Grovemade Laptop Stand

Grovemade’s new and beautiful laminated wooden laptop stands. They have cork feet and an aluminum stop lined with leather. They work with up to 15″ laptops and come in walnut or maple veneer.

2015 Microsoft Surface 3

2015 Microsoft Surface 3

Like the Surface Pro 3, the Surface 3 runs the desktop version of Windows 8.1. It has a 10.8″ 1920×1280 touchscreen, an Atom CPU, a USB 3.0 port, DisplayPort and a microSD reader. The keyboard cover and stylus are sold separately.

Brik Case for MacBooks

Brik Case for MacBooks

The Brik Case is a lid protector for the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro that supports LEGO, Mega Bloks, PixelBlocks, KRE-O, or K’NEX Bricks. It works with MacBooks made in 2013 or later and comes with 100 1×1 bricks.

Giveaway: New MacBook

Giveaway: New MacBook

Drop on by the Technabob Shop for a chance to win the ridiculously slim, sexy and lightweight new 2015 MacBook, packing a super-sharp Retina display, and valued at $1299. (Contest Ends 4/22/15).

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2015 Apple MacBook

2015 Apple MacBook

At just 2lb. and with a single USB-C port for everything, the new MacBook is as minimal as it gets. It has an insanely small fanless logic board, a 2304×1440 12″ display, 8GB RAM and 256/512GB SSD. Drops 4/10 for $1299+.

Dell XPS 13: Up Close

Dell XPS 13: Up Close

Dell put their 2015 XPS 13 laptop in our hands, and it’s pretty damned awesome – smaller than a MacBook Air, built from aluminum and carbon fiber, and an available eye-popping, 3200×1800 touchscreen. Full review on Technabob.

Mod Laptop Sleeve

Mod Laptop Sleeve

This laptop sleeve costs more than some laptops, but in return you get premium leather and lots of room for your other things. It has pockets, slots and straps for pens, cords, notebooks and more. Available in three colors and three sizes.

Giveaway: Macbook Pro Retina

Giveaway: Macbook Pro Retina

We’ve got another awesome giveaway happening over on the new Technabob Shop. This time, one lucky entrant will end up with a shiny new 13″ Macbook Pro with a Retina display, 8GB RAM, and a 128GB SSD. (Contest Ends 3/18/15)

2015 Razer Blade

2015 Razer Blade

Razer updates its 14″ gaming laptop with the NVIDIA GTX970M GPU with 3GB VRAM, Core i7 2.6GHz quad-core CPU and 16GB RAM. Plus it still has that sweet 3200×1800 14″ touchscreen, all in a 0.70″-thick aluminum unibody chassis.

2015 Dell XPS 13

2015 Dell XPS 13

Dell’s XPS line has reached its white swan moment. The new XPS 13 is a stunner, with thin bezels on its 1080p display and carbon fiber on its case. It lasts up to 15h per charge and has a 3200×1800 touchscreen upgrade option.

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