MacBook Pro, deems it very hard to repair, iFixit tears down the new entry-level 13″

MacBook Pro, deems it very hard to repair, iFixit tears down the new entry-level 13″

Last week Apple finally refreshed its MacBook Pro line of laptops, after many years. And while the company mostly talked about the Touch Bar at the event, the entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro doesn’t have that, or Touch ID fingerprint recognition. This cheapest (if you can even use that word for a device that starts at $1,499) model has been torn down by iFixit today, revealing its insides. The laptop in question has the model number

Surface Pro 5 release date, news and rumors

Surface Pro 5 release date, news and rumors

Surface Pro 5 features The impressive, if a bit troubled, Surface Pro 4 is nearing its one-year anniversary, so naturally we tech lovers are already thinking about its successor. And with the Surface Pro 4 having sold nearly 10 times more than its younger (but bigger) sibling, the Surface Book, surely Microsoft has a sequel in the works. In fact, rumors of a Surface Pro 5 release date have been floating around the

MacBook Pro 2016 release date, news and rumors

MacBook Pro 2016 release date, news and rumors

MacBook Pro 2016 release date, news and rumors Apple’s MacBook Pro range hasn’t been updated for some time: the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina was refreshed in March 2015 and the 15-inch in May. New MacBook Pros are clearly imminent, especially considering Apple’s market share in the computing space fell 4.9% in Q2 2016 compared to the year prior. The biggest change is likely to be in the Pros’ processors, and while

Lenovon Yoga Book Convertible Scraps Physical Keyboard in Favor of Touch-Sensitive Surface

Lenovon Yoga Book Convertible Scraps Physical Keyboard in Favor of Touch-Sensitive Surface

At IFA trade show in Berlin, Lenovo announced its latest addition to the Yoga product line, the Yoga Book convertible laptop that replaces physical keyboard with a large touchpad, which can act as a keyboard and a drawing board. The Yoga Book will be one of the thinnest and lightest convertibles on the market and will be available with Google Android and Microsoft Windows OSes.

MacBook: Review Updated

MacBook: Review Updated

Introduction Update: If a recently granted patent is to be believed,the next MacBook might have 4G LTE capabilities. What’s more, if you’re simply looking for a MacBook Air alternative with 2016 specifications, the Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air might pique your interest. Did you buy the 12-inch MacBook? I did, but not because I wanted one. No: the laptop I really wanted was a new MacBook Air, or even a redesigned

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air, from $525

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air, from $525

Today Xiaomi has introduced its first pair of notebooks and unvieled the Mi Notebook Air family. As the name suggests, these are aimed head first into Apple’s Air line of notebooks, albeit at a very different price point. The laptops feature 12.5” and 13.3” full HD displays and are based on Intel’s Core M as well as Core i5 microprocessors. The price of the

Lenovo ThinkPad P70 Review: Mobile Xeon Workstation

Lenovo ThinkPad P70 Review: Mobile Xeon Workstation

It’s been almost a year now since Lenovo first announced the new P50 and P70 mobile workstations, which were 15-inch and 17-inch notebooks, respectively. The part of the announcement which likely caused the most buzz was that Intel was now going to offer their professional Xeon parts in a laptop, with the launch of the Xeon E3-1500M v5 chip. Previous to this, mobile workstations

GIGABYTE Aero 14: Thin Gaming Laptop with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M and 10-Hour Battery Life

GIGABYTE Aero 14: Thin Gaming Laptop with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M and 10-Hour Battery Life

GIGABYTE has introduced its new Aero 14 gaming laptop, which weds a relatively thin form-factor with high-performance components such as an Intel Skylake-H CPU, and a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M GPU, along with a high-resolution display and a  claim of a 10-hour battery life. The new notebooks are designed for those who would like to have decent performance in games, but who are not

ASUS Transformer 3 Pro: 2-in-1 with Core i5/i7

ASUS Transformer 3 Pro: 2-in-1 with Core i5/i7

Not to be outdone on the subject of 2-in-1s today, ASUS has announced a second 2-in-1 to complement the newly announced Transformer 3. Dubbed the Transformer 3 Pro, this portable is a more direct competitor to Microsoft’s popular Surface Pro lineup. Although the standard Transformer 3 is not necessary a budget option, of the two Transformers it is the cheaper one, utilizing what’s likely a Core M processor and having all-around weaker specifications. However for users that need more processing power (Core i5/i7), more storage (Up to 1TB, PCIe), more RAM (up to 16GB), and more connectivity (HDMI, USB Type-A, MicroSD) the…

ASUS ROG Laptops with Optional 120 Hz AHVA Display Panels

ASUS ROG Laptops with Optional 120 Hz AHVA Display Panels

In the recent years, ASUS became one of the world’s largest supplier of gaming notebooks and gaming displays. Having obtained a lot of expertise in building monitors and laptops for gamers, the manufacturer decided to apply it knowledges to build laptops with display panels featuring 120 Hz refresh rates. ASUS has unveiled that it is on a new breed of ROG laptops that

Samsung 750 EVO (120GB & 250GB) SSD Review

Samsung 750 EVO (120GB & 250GB) SSD Review

Since the introduction of their first consumer TLC SSD with the SSD 840, Samsung’s consumer/retail SATA SSD lineup has consisted of two product families: the MLC-based Pro drives, and the TLC-based 840 and EVO drives. The strength of Samsung’s SSD controllers and the advantages of 3D NAND have allowed the 850 EVO to maintain a solidly mid-range position in the SSD market well

Surface Pro 5 release date, news and rumors

Surface Pro 5 release date, news and rumors

Surface Pro 5 features Update: We’ve included early information and imagery detailing a purported new Surface Pen patent filed by Microsoft earlier this year. Read on below! The impressive (if a bit troubled) Surface Pro 4 is only a few months old, so naturally we technology lovers are already thinking about the fifth edition of Microsoft’s laptop-killing tablet. In fact, rumors of a Surface Pro 5 release

Microsoft Surface Pro 3: Updates

Microsoft Surface Pro 3: Updates

Introduction and design Update: Sure, everyone is fawning over theSurface Pro 4these days. (And rightly so – it’s pretty stellar.) But, considering what you might need from a PC, you might not have to plunk down a huge wad of cash for Microsoft’s best yet. In our bout ofSurface Pro 4 vs Surface Pro 3, you’ll be surprised by just how close in performance the two devices are. Meanwhile, surely you’ve seen how we’ve

HP Spectre: The World’s Thinnest Laptop

HP Spectre: The World’s Thinnest Laptop

  HP has announced its new Spectre laptop – the world’s thinnest 13.3” notebook. Despite its miniature size, the Spectre uses Intel’s Core i5/i7 microprocessor, a PCIe-based SSD, a full-size keyboard as well as an advanced audio system developed by Bang & Olufsen. To build its new notebook, HP had to use a number of innovative technologies, although to make the system so small and thin it had to

HP Spectre 13.3 is a 10.4mm razor-sharp laptop that you can actually get with a diamond finish

HP Spectre 13.3 is a 10.4mm razor-sharp laptop that you can actually get with a diamond finish

It is not particularly easy to shine at an event like the New York Times International Luxury Conference, but this year HP managed to turn some heads with what it claims to be the thinnest laptop in the world. At this year’s event, hel in Versailles, France, HP showcased the Spectre 13.3, which measures the razor-thin 10.4mm! If you can’t put that into perspective, imagine the girth of an AAA battery, or better yet, a stack of eight

Razer Blade Stealth Review: Razer Takes On The Ultrabook

Razer Blade Stealth Review: Razer Takes On The Ultrabook

Razer has traditionally been a company focused on gaming. In fact, their tagline is “For Gamers. By Gamers.” So when Razer announced at CES that they were building an Ultrabook – a product category whose size and power limitations are typically the antithesis of gaming – it was a bit surprising. Razer decided it was time to branch out into more of the mainstream of PC hardware,

Acer Predator 17: Review

Acer Predator 17: Review

Introduction and design Of all the big, red monsters that are the Acer Predator series of gaming laptops, this might be the biggest and reddest yet. The Predator 17 is a gargantuan top-of-the-line machine that, while sharing a broad design with the Predator 15, makes it look like a whelp. That said, it also shares the Predator 15’s cleverest feature: its expandable, reversible cooling system. This, on top of a speedy

Windows 10 is close to nabbing 13% of the desktop OS market

Windows 10 is close to nabbing 13% of the desktop OS market

According to the latest report from Net Market Share, Microsoft’s Windows 10 is continuing its upward spiral in terms of how many PCs it powers. This version now sits at 12.82% of the market for desktop operating systems, as you can see from the pie chart below. Windows 10 claimed 11.85% of that market back in January, so it looks like more and more people and businesses are adopting it. However, its growth is slowing down, so it’s

Gigabyte Announces New 17.3″ Gaming Laptops with Intel Skylake Processors

Gigabyte Announces New 17.3″ Gaming Laptops with Intel Skylake Processors

  GIGABYTE has introduced its new family of desktop replacement gaming notebooks with Intel’s Skylake microprocessors. The new laptops not only feature new CPUs, but also add support for technologies like USB 3.1, M.2, HDMI 2.0 with HDCP 2.2 and some other improvements. The GIGABYTE P57 laptops are powered by the Intel Core i7-6700HQ (four cores with Hyper-Threading technology, 2.60 GHz default