Laptop News

Feds urge airlines to ban laptops in checked bags, citing fire, explosion risk – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017

The U.S. government is urging the world airline community to ban large, personal electronic devices like laptops from checked luggage because of the potential for a catastrophic fire. The Federal Aviation Administration said in a paper filed recently with a U.N. agency that its tests show that when a laptop’s rechargeable lithium-ion battery overheats in close proximity to an aerosol spray can, it can cause an explosion capable of disabling…

5 Deals on Desktops, Laptops and More to Upgrade Your Home and … – WIRED

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

The holidays are fast approaching and every day is a little shorter than the last at this time of year. If you’re starting to get in the mood to treat yo’ self to some new tech for the winter, we have a few bargains for you this week. These picks come from our friends at TechBargains and were curated by the team here at WIRED. Dell XPS 8910 desktop PC…

Why Apple should make Mac chips: Windows 10 ARM laptops will have multi-day battery life – 9to5Mac

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Industry players, such as Microsoft, have arrived in Hong Kong this week for Qualcomm’s 4G/5G Summit, an annual event to strategize and discuss trends and technology developments. One of the topics of surefire interest revolves around Microsoft’s upcoming ARM-powered Windows 10 laptop. In a glimpse into its battery life potential, Microsoft’s Principal Group Program Manager for Connectivity Partners, Pete Bernard, told Trusted Reviews that he only needs to “charge it every couple…

5 Tech Deals That Will Upgrade Your Home and Commute – WIRED

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The holidays are fast approaching and every day is a little shorter than the last at this time of year. If you’re starting to get in the mood to treat yo’ self to some new tech for the winter, we have a few bargains for you this week. These picks come from our friends at TechBargains and were curated by the team here at WIRED. Dell XPS 8910 desktop PC…

Microsoft claims Windows 10 ARM battery life will be a ‘game-changer’ for laptops – The Verge

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Microsoft first unveiled its plans for ARM-powered Windows laptops last year. The new devices will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor, and will support traditional desktop apps thanks to an emulator in Windows 10. While Qualcomm previously promised laptops before the end of the year, we haven’t heard much about them yet. Asus, HP, and Lenovo are all preparing devices, and it seems like battery life will be a…

Watch Circuit Breaker Live episode 003: Pixel 2, Extra Bass, and the best laptops – The Verge

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Hello! It’s your good friend and confidant, Paul Miller. It’s my pleasure to inform you that Circuit Breaker Live, the live show we do every Tuesday on Twitter, was live. Yesterday. On Twitter. But we get it, not everybody can catch the live broadcast, so we’ve posted the recording here for your viewing pleasure. This week Dieter Bohn was on (in person!) to talk about Google’s new Pixel 2 and…

Microsoft claims Windows 10 ARM battery life will be a ‘game-changer’ for laptops – The Verge

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Microsoft first unveiled its plans for ARM-powered Windows laptops last year. The new devices will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor, and will support traditional desktop apps thanks to an emulator in Windows 10. While Qualcomm previously promised laptops before the end of the year, we haven’t heard much about them yet. Asus, HP, and Lenovo are all preparing devices, and it seems like battery life will be a…

The Pi-Top turns a Raspberry Pi into a laptop to help teach coding – The Verge

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

The original Pi-Top was a modular laptop powered by a Raspberry Pi that came out on Indiegogo back in 2014. Now, the company (also called Pi-Top) is back with an updated version of the laptop that looks to improve on the original in a couple of key ways, via Engadget. The Raspberry Pi is best known as a diminutive mini-computer that’s good for coding projects due to its low cost…

Best Laptops Winter 2017: Speed Spikes On Intel 8th Gen Quad Core – Forbes

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

Credit: Hewlett-Packard HP Spectre 13: HP says it will squeeze a quad-core 8th Gen processor into a 0.4-inch thick chassis. If you’ve been waiting to upgrade your laptop, now’s (really) the time to make the move. Mainstream 13-inch-class laptops running Intel’s 8th Generation Core processors will be fast — a lot faster than anything before. Typically, Intel mobile quad-core processors have been 45 watts and restricted to larger, high-performance laptops…

Five signs your laptop is in trouble – Popular Science

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

5. Strange noises As a computer’s internal components begin to wear out, it can grow too old to function properly. Refusal to switch on is a sure sign of hardware issues. But you should also keep an ear out for strange and repeated noises coming from the depths of your laptop, because these can indicate that hardware failure is imminent. When you hear these sounds, immediately save your data to…

Five signs your laptop is in trouble—and how to fix them – Popular Science

Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017

5. Strange noises As a computer’s internal components begin to wear out, it can grow too old to function properly. Refusal to switch on is a sure sign of hardware issues. But you should also keep an ear out for strange and repeated noises coming from the depths of your laptop, because these can indicate that hardware failure is imminent. When you hear these sounds, immediately save your data to…

Eurocom Launches Sky X4C, X7C and X9C Laptops with Core i7-8700K CPUs – AnandTech

Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017

Eurocom has introduced its new Sky X4C, X7C and X9C desktop replacement notebooks featuring Intel’s latest six-core Coffee Lake processors (up to Core i7-8700K) and upgradeable NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics. Like other Eurocom systems, the machines are manufactured by Clevo, but they will have configurations that are specific to Eurocom. The systems will be available for sale in the coming weeks. Eurocom’s Sky X-series DTR laptops are…

Schools across St. Louis expand lessons using laptops, tablets and smartphones – STLtoday.com

Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017

Rebecca Feazel’s gifted second-graders had a big day recently — it was the day they learned how to use a Google Chromebook laptop. The Hazelwood teacher showed the nine children how to make a Google Slides presentation about fractions on their laptops. They poked the keys one by one with their index fingers, eyes searching for the right letters and punctuation marks. One girl had misspelled…

pi-top outs a new laptop for budding coders and hardware hackers – TechCrunch

Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017

U.K. edtech startup pi-top has a new learn-to-code-and-tinker machine. It’s another modular Raspberry Pi-powered laptop but this time they’ve reduced the number of steps needed to put it together, as well as adding a slider keyboard design so the Qwerty panel can be pulled out to provide access to a rail for mounting and tinkering with electronics. It’s a neat combination of the original pi-top laptop concept and the lower cost…

How to get a good laptop deal this Black Friday – TechRadar

Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017

By now, you’re almost certainly familiar with Black Friday: it’s a day (and following weekend) which sees some massively tempting discounts applied to all manner of technology and gadgets. And naturally that includes Windows laptops (or those running other operating systems, which we’ll touch on briefly here, too). Indeed, expensive pieces of hardware, particularly premium notebooks, can often see chunky discounts applied, with retailers hoping that knocking a chunk off…

Intel laptops are too expensive. Will AMD Ryzen machines be cheaper? – The Guardian

Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017

The “light but mighty” (in speed and capacity) laptops from Dell, HP and Microsoft seem to me to be very expensive because Intel sells processors at premium prices. Now that AMD has produced Ryzen chips, can you foresee if and when these makers will produce desirable laptops with cheaper AMD chips? I can afford to pay Intel’s price premium, but I’d be more likely to buy if the £1,600 price…

The 10 Best Laptops of 2017 (So Far) :: Tech :: Lists :: laptops :: Paste – Paste Magazine

Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017

Laptops aren’t going anywhere. They’ve morphed, they’ve evolved and they’ve adapted—but they’re still around, perhaps as strong as ever. With three significant platforms in macOS, Windows 10 and ChromeOS, the laptop scene really does reach a wide swath of consumers with a variety of different needs in their computer. Ranging from affordable laptops made for first time buyers and college students to professional-grade Ultrabooks with some serious power,…

Intel’s laptops are too expensive. Will AMD Ryzen machines be cheaper? – The Guardian

Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017

The “light but mighty” (in speed and capacity) laptops from Dell, HP and Microsoft seem to me to be very expensive because Intel sells processors at premium prices. Now that AMD has produced Ryzen chips, can you foresee if and when these makers will produce desirable laptops with cheaper AMD chips? I can afford to pay Intel’s price premium, but I’d be more likely to buy if the £1,600 price…