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11 insane laptop designs you never knew existed – Business Insider

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Asus “I need a laptop for writing emails and social media.” If that sounds like you, the laptops in this list aren’t designed with you in mind. Nay, the laptops in this list are designed for eccentric and/or rich people who have very specific needs, like intense gaming or carrying around an abridged version of the internet. Take a look at the weirdest laptops we’ve ever seen:

Lenovo teased the future of laptops with flexible screens – Business Insider

Thursday, June 22, 2017

HENRY BLODGET: Tech market is nowhere near the dotcom days

The weirdest laptops on Earth: PHOTOS – Business Insider – Business Insider

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Asus “I need a laptop for writing emails and social media.” If that sounds like you, the laptops in this list aren’t designed with you in mind. Nay, the laptops in this list are designed for eccentric and/or rich people who have very specific needs, like intense gaming or carrying around an abridged version of the internet. Take a look at the weirdest laptops we’ve ever seen:

72% Off Stylish Laptop Carriers – Indianapolis Star

Thursday, June 22, 2017

You’re probably carrying your laptop around with you more than you’d like, but as long as you’re commuting to work, that’s probably not going to change. What can change, however, is the comfort and style in which you carry it. This carrier was designed in New York to be the peak of commuter fashion, fully equipped with a pocket to fit any laptop as well as several outer pockets to…

Traveling Internationally With (or Without) a Laptop – New York Times

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Q. We leave in July for two months in Europe. I can live with only an iPad, but my husband works as a consultant even when we’re overseas. He is a bit uneasy about taking his computer, but also uneasy about not taking it because of a potential laptop ban. Should we be concerned? A. The Department of Homeland Security has been mulling an expansion of its current ban on…

That Bewildering Laptop Ban – Bloomberg – Bloomberg

Thursday, June 22, 2017

When the U.S. government announced a ban on carry-on laptops and other gadgets for certain flight routes in March, the policy made little sense. In the months since, it has only grown more bewildering. At the moment, the ban applies to large electronic devices on flights originating at 10 airports in the Middle East and North Africa. It may be expanded to other airports. Or it may not be. Last…

As Laptop Ban Talks Drag On, Airlines See Cargo Bin and Operational Issues — Not Big Demand Dropoff – Forbes

Monday, June 19, 2017

Kuwaiti social media activist Thamer al-Dakheel Bourashed puts his laptop inside his suitcase at Kuwait International Airport  before boarding a flight to the United States on March 23, 2017. Yasser al-Zayyat/AFP/Getty Images) Should we ban airline passengers on U.S.-bound flights from carrying on laptops and other large electronics? Or, already three weeks into what is expected to be the busiest summer travel season in U.S. history, should we just keep…

A teardown of Microsoft’s new Surface laptop reveals that it’s almost impossible to repair – The Verge

Sunday, June 18, 2017

We really liked Microsoft’s new Surface Laptop: it’s got the right balance of power, portability, and design. It’s also apparently impossible to repair on your own, according to teardown specialists at iFixit. There’s no screws holding the case together, so the technicians were forced to try and pry apart the Alcantara fabric, noting that it was difficult to do without tearing it. Underneath, the individual components are also difficult to…

A teardown of Microsoft’s new Surface laptop reveals that it’s almost impossible to repair – The Verge

Saturday, June 17, 2017

We really liked Microsoft’s new Surface Laptop: it’s got the right balance of power, portability, and design. It’s also apparently impossible to repair on your own, according to teardown specialists at iFixit. There’s no screws holding the case together, so the technicians were forced to try and pry apart the Alcantara fabric, noting that it was difficult to do without tearing it. Underneath, the individual components are also difficult to…

10.5-inch iPad Pro (2017) Vs. Surface Pro Gen 5 (2017): Best Laptop Replacement – Forbes

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Credit: Apple 10.5-inch iPad Pro with Smart Keyboard. The 10.5-inch iPad Pro and 2017 Surface Pro “5” are arriving at just about the same time. Both tablets offer keyboard bases to replace your laptop. Which one gets the job done? I’ve spent time with both devices. Which will let you ditch your laptop? Read on. iPad Pro 10.5: For a pure tablet experience, it doesn’t get any better than the 10.5-inch…

Airlines Grapple With Potential Challenges of Broader Laptop Ban … – Wall Street Journal (subscription)

Saturday, June 17, 2017

As the U.S. considers expanding a ban of carry-on laptops on international flights, airlines are scrambling to prepare for what would be additional security checks and probably angry customers. The most likely measure would be secondary airport checkpoints to temporarily confiscate most electronic devices from passengers. Those could lead to longer lines, delayed flights and higher costs, and could be the industry’s biggest…

Microsoft released two brand-new laptops this week, both killer Apple rivals — here’s how to choose between them – Business Insider

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Microsoft Surface Laptop (left) and Surface Pro (right) are both killer alternatives to the MacBook and iPad Pro.Melia Robinson/Business Insider This week, Microsoft released not one, but two new laptops.  First, you’ve got the Surface Laptop, an all-new device that’s aimed at students. It also serves as the showcase device for Windows 10 S, a streamlined (but flawed) version of the operating system designed to eke higher performance out of…

Airlines Grapple With Potential Challenges of Broader Laptop Ban – Wall Street Journal (subscription)

Saturday, June 17, 2017

As the U.S. considers expanding a ban of carry-on laptops on international flights, airlines are scrambling to prepare for what would be additional security checks and probably angry customers. The most likely measure would be secondary airport checkpoints to temporarily confiscate most electronic devices from passengers. Those could lead to longer lines, delayed flights and higher costs, and could be the industry’s biggest…

Inside Microsoft’s Surface Laptop and Surface Pro – ZDNet

Friday, June 16, 2017

Microsoft’s fabric-covered Surface Laptop is cut from a different cloth The iFixit team is impressed by Microsoft’s new Surface Laptop and Surface Pro. That is, impressed by the fact that the devices are “so much worse than we expected.” See also: Build yourself a Windows-powered iMac Pro clone So, what did the iFixit team not like about Microsoft’s latest crop of devices? Well, it all comes down to repairability, or…

What should I consider when buying a laptop for university? – The Guardian

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Our granddaughter is off to university this year and we will be buying her a laptop. We will discuss this with her, but some advice from you would be welcome. Mike and Joan This is a common question every summer, so a broad reply might help a few people. There are lots of things to consider, including course requirements, the usage scenario (portability, ergonomics etc), the user’s previous experience, support…

Review: Microsoft’s First Laptop Is Beautiful, But Has One (Fixable) Flaw – TIME

Thursday, June 15, 2017

When Microsoft debuted its first Surface device in 2012, it was pitched as the tablet that could replace your laptop. But Windows fans have been dying for the software giant to release a full-blown laptop for years. The Surface Laptop, starting at $999 and launching on Thursday, is that device. Microsoft dipped its toes into the notebook space with 2015’s Surface Book, but it was still a tablet hybrid. The…

Microsoft’s Surface Laptop and Pro are now available worldwide – Engadget

Thursday, June 15, 2017

The bad news is that only the base Core i5 version is available today — the Core i7 variant won’t be coming out until this summer. Also, only the US gets all four colors on launch date, while everyone else will have to make do with the platinum version for now. Microsoft will release Burgundy, Cobalt Blue and Graphite Gold in Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, HK,…

Review: Microsoft’s First Laptop Is Beautiful, But Has One (Fixable) Flaw – TIME

Thursday, June 15, 2017

When Microsoft debuted its first Surface device in 2012, it was pitched as the tablet that could replace your laptop. But Windows fans have been dying for the software giant to release a full-blown laptop for years. The Surface Laptop, starting at $999 and launching on Thursday, is that device. Microsoft dipped its toes into the notebook space with 2015’s Surface Book, but it was still a tablet hybrid. The…

The U.S. Will Expand The Laptop Ban To 71 More International … – Jalopnik

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Photo credit: John Moore/Getty Images Maybe, just maybe, the U.S. government found its compassionate side and decided to think about our on-flight sanity before enforcing a sweeping laptop ban on incoming flights from other countries. According to reports, the U.S. could back off if international airports beef up security screening. Talks of electronics bans on incoming flights into the U.S. have been going on for several months now, sparked by…

Origin PC’s Slimmest Laptop Just Got a Serious Max-Q Boost – Laptop Mag

Thursday, June 15, 2017

LOS ANGELES – While I definitely love a big ole hulking gaming laptop, thin and lights have a place in my heart as well. And if notebooks like the new Origin PC Eon15-S have their way, they will earn even more of my attention. The latest version of the high-performance iteration of the Eon15-S will be available very soon, starting at around $1,600. That’s compared to $2,073 for the previous model. I…