Laptop News

HP debuts new Spectre x2 hybrid alongside updated high-end laptops – TrustedReviews

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

HP has taken the wraps off several newly upgraded laptops and hybrids at the Cannes Film Festival, and looks to be appealing to media creators and students with its latest offerings. Firstly, the company introduced a new version of its tablet hybrid in the form of an upgraded Spectre x2, which now comes in just one model and takes much of its design cues from the high-end Spectre laptops. The…

Disabled children’s laptops stolen in Wolverhampton – BBC News

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Image copyright British Transport Police Image caption Police have released images of a man they would like to talk to Laptops that help two disabled children to communicate have been stolen from a railway station. The computers, which were in a carrier bag, were briefly left on the main concourse at Wolverhampton station. Police said the equipment had been specially built for the children and their family were distraught. British…

HP’s Envy 13 offers Surface Laptop features without the markup—or Windows 10 S – PCWorld

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

HP’s latest Envy 13 debuts in a post-Surface-Laptop world, where PC makers seem ready to challenge the MacBook Air’s dominance in the thin-and-light category. Due to ship in June or July, the Envy 13 may lack the exotic touch of the Surface Laptop’s Alcantara-clad body. Based on the specs, however, it could offer greater value. The Envy also comes with full Windows Home rather than the Surface Laptop’s Windows 10…

HP’s Envy 13 offers Surface Laptop features without the markup—or Windows 10 S – PCWorld

Monday, May 22, 2017

HP’s latest Envy 13 debuts in a post-Surface-Laptop world, where PC makers seem ready to challenge the MacBook Air’s dominance in the thin-and-light category. Due to ship in June or July, the Envy 13 may lack the exotic touch of the Surface Laptop’s Alcantara-clad body. Based on the specs, however, it could offer greater value. The Envy also comes with full Windows Home rather than the Surface Laptop’s Windows 10…

HP gives Envy laptops an edgier look, updates Spectre x2 with Kaby Lake CPUs – Ars Technica

Monday, May 22, 2017

reader comments 18 HP announced a slew of updates to its Envy laptop line today, in addition to a mildly revamped Spectre x2. Many of these changes focus on elevating overall design, but in a practical way that doesn’t impede the power and efficiency of each device. Slimmer bezels, bold edges, and USB Type-C abound, giving way to a more modern-looking Envy family and Spectre x2. Envy’s new edges Envy laptops and…

HP’s Envy 13 offers Surface Laptop features without the markup—or Windows 10 S – PCWorld

Monday, May 22, 2017

HP’s latest Envy 13 debuts in a post-Surface-Laptop world, where PC makers seem ready to challenge the MacBook Air’s dominance in the thin-and-light category. Due to ship in June or July, the Envy 13 may lack the exotic touch of the Surface Laptop’s Alcantara-clad body. Based on the specs, however, it could offer greater value. The Envy also comes with full Windows Home rather than the Surface Laptop’s Windows 10…

Thief takes disabled children’s laptops in Wolverhampton – BBC News

Monday, May 22, 2017

Image copyright British Transport Police Image caption Police have released images of a man they would like to talk to Laptops that help two disabled children to communicate have been stolen from a railway station. The computers, which were in a carrier bag, were briefly left on the main concourse at Wolverhampton station. Police said the equipment had been specially built for the children and their family were distraught. British…

LG Gram review: Amazingly light laptop either needs to be cheaper or better – Ars Technica

Sunday, May 21, 2017

reader comments 3 We live in uncertain times, but when it comes to laptops, we’re actually pretty spoiled these days. The low-end still has plenty of junky machines, but buying good, thoughtfully designed computers for $700 and up is also easier than ever. That means that sweating the details is more important than ever. A thin-and-light design, a nice IPS screen, a non-terrible keyboard and trackpad, and a good (and/or…

Best laptops for summer 2017: MacBook, HP EliteBook, Asus rank high – Fox News

Friday, May 19, 2017

No laptop is problem-free and even some of the top global laptop suppliers ship lemons sometimes. Inevitably, some software programs will cause trouble. That said, here are some of the best laptops to consider if you’re in the market, including ones from Apple, Samsung, HP and more. Chromebook popularity takes off Chromebooks are surging in the education market, largely due to their low prices. The newest…

A step by step guide to travelling under the laptop ban – The Independent

Friday, May 19, 2017

There’s good news and bad news for travellers hoping for an update on the electronics ban.  The good: US and European officials met yesterday in Brussels to discuss the potential expansion of the “laptop ban” to cover transatlantic flights and decided against the move. The bad: The ban, as it currently stands, is very much still in place and enforced. Originally introduced in March by the Trump administration on flights…

At the heart of laptop ban debate, officials ask which is worse: Bombs or accidental battery fires? – Quartz

Friday, May 19, 2017

In a debate over air travel safety, US and European officials agree on one thing: Laptops on flights could be dangerous. The proposed expansion of a US ban on laptops and other large consumer electronics in cabins could land more of these devices in the luggage hold, creating the risk of accidental battery fires, officials have said. It would also be a logistical nightmare to enforce, with minute differences between…

Laptop bombs a question of when, not if – UN official – BBC News

Friday, May 19, 2017

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Laptops are banned in aircraft cabins on flights to the US from eight countries The head of the UN’s counter-terrorism committee has warned it is a question of “when, not if” terrorists use laptops to smuggle bombs on to planes. Jean-Paul Laborde spoke to reporters after officials decided not to ban laptops from aircraft cabins on flights to the US from EU countries. Such a…

Lenovo debuts back-to-school laptops before school’s even out – Engadget

Friday, May 19, 2017

At the lower end of the spectrum, the company has refreshed its IdeaPad range of 14, 15 and 17-inch laptops. The machines have been designed to deliver good performance with a sleeker, thinner, less cluttered design. There’s plenty of customization options available, too many to detail here, but for the most part you’re getting a Windows 10 machine that’ll run anything up to a Core i7 CPU. Prices for these…

Asus ROG teases the world’s first AMD Ryzen laptop – PCWorld

Friday, May 19, 2017

Just days ago, AMD promised that Ryzen-powered laptops will hit the streets in the third quarter—sometime in July through September. But it looks like we won’t need to wait quite that long to get our first glimpse of a Ryzen notebook, going by an intriguing new teaser video on Asus’s Republic of Gamers YouTube page. The video doesn’t spill many beans, but it doesn’t need to in order to get…

The best laptops to buy in 2017 – Telegraph.co.uk

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Picking a winner when buying a new laptop is no easy task and finding the balance between the right features for you and a fair price can make for a daunting search. Due to the range of models, operating systems and constant updates it can be hard to choose the right system that is going to last. With so much choice just a few clicks away, The Telegraph has broken down…

US allies go their own way on White House in-flight laptop ban … – ABC News

Saturday, May 06, 2017

A month and a half after the United States announced it would ban large electronics from the cabins of certain passenger flights originating in the Middle East, the uneven measures enacted by its closest allies in response have raised questions about the Trump administration’s decision to take such severe action. While the United Kingdom quickly followed suit in prohibiting passengers from carrying laptops and other devices on flights from specific…

Microsoft’s Surface Laptop has a filthy secret – BGR

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Microsoft’s Surface Laptop — ugh, that name — is one of the more interesting device announcements we’ve seen so far in 2017. It’s a mid-range notebook with a stripped-down operating system designed with simplicity in mind, and carries a not-quite-budget price of $999. It also happens to have an interior adorned with fabric. How luxurious! Unfortunately for Microsoft, there’s a really, really good reason why fabric and electronics don’t usually…

This USB-C battery pack will recharge your laptop on the go – The Verge

Saturday, May 06, 2017

The team behind the Lifepowr A2, a massive 27,000mAh battery pack with an AC outlet has returned with a new-and-improved battery pack that features USB-C. The Lifepowr A3 still comes in at 27,000mAh (allowing it to be stored in carry on luggage on flights), but comes with two USB-C ports featuring Thunderbolt 3, Quick Charge 3.0, two USB-A ports that also support Quick Charge 3.0, and the AC socket. All…

Carry your computer everywhere? LG’s new light laptop was made for you – USA TODAY

Saturday, May 06, 2017

LG Gram 13 (2017) Laptop Review (Photo: Reviewed.com) — Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. Our picks and opinions are independent from any business incentives. It’s been while since you had to buy a thick, heavy laptop. Unless you need gobs of power…

Listen to our take on the Surface Laptop, Samsung DeX, and the Google Docs spam – The Verge

Saturday, May 06, 2017

This week Microsoft unveiled its new laptops in New York City, and Verge senior editor Tom Warren flew in from London to check it out. Nilay, Paul, and Dieter invite Tom to the show to discuss the new products from Microsoft and the various other news that popped up on the site this week, including Samsung’s new docking station, Apple’s earnings, and the Google Doc you should not have clicked….