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5 ways Apple can make the next MacBooks better than ever

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The next Apple product launch is locked in for Sept. 12. New iPhones and Apple Watches are a near certainty — convincing photos of both have been leaked — and a new iPad Pro with a big Face ID redesign seems likely too. With all of that, will Apple even have time to showcase the […]

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No new Macs, iPad Pros, AirPower or AirPods 2: What we didn’t get from Apple today

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  Apple’s Sept. 12 iPhone event has come and gone and — no surprise — it was about iPhones. Or mostly anyway. Apple also introduced the Apple Watch Series 4, but what about all those other rumored products that Apple supposedly has in the works? The event was otherwise bereft of product news.   Here’s […]

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Razer unveils Stealth laptop and gaming accessories in Quartz Pink

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For eons, true romantics have honored Valentine’s Day with the three traditional gifts: flowers, chocolates and ultraportable gaming laptops. Just in time for this year’s celebration, Razer has announced a limited-edition lineup of pink hardware that includes its sub-3 pound Stealth model and a variety of accessories.  The $1,599 Razer Blade Stealth Pink Quartz edition comes with […]

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Microsoft Surface Book deal: $1,050 for 13.5-inch i7

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Regular readers know I’m not particularly fond of Microsoft’s Surface tablets — you just can’t do much without the snap-on keyboards, which aren’t included in the box by default. But the Surface Book? That’s a pretty tasty piece of laptop. Pricey, too — or it was when it made its debut back in 2015. The […]

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Asus ROG Mothership reimagines the power laptop at CES 2019

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If you can’t take the heat, get out of the clamshell. That was part of the motivation behind Asus dramatically reimagining the design for its luggable 17-inch gaming laptop, the ROG Mothership (GZ700), in order to pack in the new Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 GPU, an overclocked Intel Core i9-8950HK and more.  Launched at CES […]

Gaming laptops: The top performers

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  There’s a new force dominating the world of gaming laptops, and its name is RTX. These high-end GPUs from Nvidia first came to desktop PCs in late 2018, and are now the standard for laptops, after just a few short months.  All of these gaming laptops, from just under $1,000 to $5,000 or more, […]

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The Touch Bar might be the keyboard of the future on coming MacBooks

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In the wake of user complaints and multiple lawsuits concerning problems with the ‘butterfly switch’ keyboard Apple has used in its laptops since 2016, the company may be developing new user interfaces that depend less on moving mechanical parts.  The company has filed three new keyboard-related patents, Mashable reported on Monday.  One of the patent applications […]

Best Chromebooks for students

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  Google’s Chrome operating system excels at the basics. It’s great for getting stuff done like email, working in documents and spreadsheets and browsing the Internet. But it’s also well-suited to entertainment tasks like watching movies, listening to music and browsing the Internet. And it’s doubly true if you’re already immersed in Google’s ecosystem, which extends […]

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Acer forks the design of its portable, pricey line of Triton gaming laptops

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Following a quick sneak peak at IFA in August, Acer has introduced two new models in its premium-meets-portable line of Predator Triton gaming laptops. Based on the same cantilevered design Acer used for its 15.6-inch Predator Triton 700, the new $4,000 Predator Triton 900 comes equipped with a 17-inch 4K display, eighth-gen Intel Core i7 processors […]

B&H preempts Black Friday with 2018 MacBook Air discounts up to $150

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We’re still more than a week out from the official kickoff for Black Friday on Nov. 23. But B&H is jumping the gun with a sale on the new 2018 MacBook Air that starts today. No, it’s not the most massive discount. But $100 to $150 off a brand-new Apple laptop, which was introduced just a couple […]