Tag Archive: laptops

Chrome may soon embrace Snapdragon laptops with native ARM version

A native ARM version of Chrome could bring better performance to the table.

One downside to picking up a Windows 10 on ARM laptop built on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon platform is that traditional desktop apps require emulation, which brings an inevitable performance hit. But Chrome, the most popular browser on the market, could be close to circumventing that limitation.

Speaking in an interview with Android Authority at Arm TechCon, Qualcomm’s senior director of product management, Miguel Nunes, confirmed  [Read More…]

Lenovo unveils the first Yoga Chromebook at IFA 2018, alongside other laptops and hybrids

Also present at IFA 2018 in Berlin, Lenovo today introduced a bevy of new products including laptops and a new family of connected devices. Below we take a short look at each product and see what they bring to the table.

Lenovo Yoga C930

The new Yoga C930 is Lenovo’s flagship Windows 10 hybrid laptop which comes  [Read More…]

Acer’s premium Chromebook 13 laptops coming in September for $649.99 and up

Acer finally announced pricing and availability information for its set of premium laptops, the Chromebook 13 and the Chromebook 13 Spin. The two devices were launched back in late May.

Acer’s Chromebook 13 line directly competes with the Google Pixelbook, with 3:2 ratio displays and high-end specs. But obviously, Acer undercut Google in terms of pricing.

Starting in September, the Chromebook 13 and 13 Spin will be available for $ 649.99 and $ 749.99 respectively at select retailers  Indeed, these  [Read More…]

Amazon reveals its back to school Prime Day deals with 35% off select laptops, 40-inch TVs for $195 and more

Here’s the best look we’ve seen at Amazon’s Prime Day deals yet.

Amazon has been teasing its millions of deals for a little bit already, but we’ve yet to see any specifics about what products would be on sale or what prices they would be at. While revealing its back to school and college deals, Amazon has also given us a nice peek at some of the deals we can expect to see on Prime Day.

From everyday items  [Read More…]

This $20 LG external DVD writer works great with laptops that no longer have optical drives

Finally you can bust out that dusty movie collection.

This LG 8X USB 2.0 ultra slim portable external DVD writer is down to $ 19.99 on Amazon. It normally sells for $ 25. This is a match for a price it only dropped to briefly over the Black Friday weekend. Before that, the last time this DVD writer dropped even as low as $ 23 was back in 2016.

An external drive like this would be a  [Read More…]

Huawei gets serious about laptops with new MateBook devices

MateBook E takes on the Surface, while MateBooks X and D go after Apple’s MacBook line.

So, Huawei makes laptops now. Sure, it’s dabbled in tablets in the past, and even released a single 2-in-1 Windows convertible last year, in the form of the original MateBook. But today Huawei showed just how serious it is about making real, actual computers, with the launch of three new MateBook devices at an event in Berlin, Germany. None of them  [Read More…]

U.S. bans laptops and tablets on flights from eight Middle East countries

Travelers from eight Muslim-majority countries are prohibited from carrying devices larger than a smartphone onboard U.S.-bound flights.

The Department of Homeland Security is rolling out new restrictions for carry-on items for U.S.-bound flights from eight Middle East countries. Electronic devices larger than a smartphone are prohibited from being carried onboard flights from nine airlines operating out of 10 airports in eight countries. People flying from these airports will have to stow laptops, e-readers, portable gaming devices, and  [Read More…]

Google-branded laptops, including future Chromebook Pixels, have been shelved

In a roundtable interview with journalists at MWC, Google’s hardware chief revealed the company won’t revive its premium Chrome OS laptops of the past.

The few generations of Chromebook Pixels that you’ve grown to love over the past few years? They’re the last of its kind. If you’ve got one, might as well put it into storage for preservation.

Google’s Rick Osterloh told TechCrunch and other journalists at Mobile World Congress that the Pixel laptop — the first-ever-of-its-kind premium  [Read More…]

CES 2017 Day Two: New laptops, new phones, and old ideas made new

Update all the laptops

Thinner, faster, lighter, stronger.

With new 7th-generation Core chips from Intel landing in the months before CES, it was time for a seemingly every PC manufacturer to update their lineup. In the cards for everybody: thinner, lighter, marginally faster, longer-lasting batteries, Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C, and a notable decrease in bezels.

Samsung’s updated Notebook 9 is the new lightest 13-inch laptop Samsung finally makes gaming laptops: this is the Notebook Odyssey ASUS  [Read More…]

Examining the possibility of an Android-only strategy across phones, tablets, laptops and desktops

Consolidating resources and letting the more successful OS take over may make the most sense.

If you’ve followed the story of Google’s concurrent management of both Android and Chrome OS, you’ve likely wondered how (or even if) their paths may converge at some point in the future. A report out of the Wall Street Journal claims that convergence may be little more than a year away, and I think it makes a lot of sense.

While  [Read More…]