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With the MateBook X, Huawei finally has a MacBook to call its own – TechCrunch

Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017

When the MateBook launched last year, plenty of sites were quick to position it against Apple’s offerings. There were caveats, of course. Namely, the fact that the device was a touchscreen two-in-one. Now the company’s done messing around. Alongside the updated version of last year’s model, the company just said screw it and launched a device designed the compete with the MacBook straight on. The MateBook X drops the touchscreen…

Flying without your laptop? Don’t worry. It can be done – Chicago … – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The list of air travel restrictions could get longer and more annoying as the Trump administration this week considers banning large electronic devices, including laptops and tablets, on board flights from Europe to the U.S. For flyers on United and American, the two biggest global carriers out of O’Hare International Airport, this probably will be seen as another unwelcome, meddlesome and onerous show of government authority over air travelers’ lives….

Microsoft’s Surface Pro Laptop Returns With Bigger Brains – WIRED

Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017

After three years, four models, and endless debate over whether to call it a tablet or a laptop, Microsoft’s lineup of hybrid Surface devices finally nailed it with The Surface Pro 4, which hit store shelves in October of 2015. It was beautifully designed, impressively powerful, and in tune with the changing ways people worked. The product that once cost Microsoft nearly $1 billion in write-offs became a bright spot…

Now is the worst time to buy a new MacBook from Apple – Business Insider

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

Getty If you’re hoping to buy a new Apple laptop, you should wait two weeks before pulling the trigger. On June 5, Apple will kick off its annual developer conference, and it looks as if it might launch some new products in addition to announcing software updates for iPhones, Macs, and Apple Watches. Apple is planning to release three new laptops next month, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. Apple may…

Now is the worst time to buy a new MacBook from Apple – Business Insider

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

Getty If you’re hoping to buy a new Apple laptop, you should wait two weeks before pulling the trigger. On June 5, Apple will kick off its annual developer conference, and it looks as if it might launch some new products in addition to announcing software updates for iPhones, Macs, and Apple Watches. Apple is planning to release three new laptops next month, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. Apple may…

Acer Predator 21 X review: overpowered overkill – The Verge – The Verge

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

The first thing you notice about the Acer Predator 21 X is the size. Whether you’re seeing it for the first time as you take it out of the custom Pelican case it ships in, passing someone struggling to carry it on their way to a meeting, or sitting down to see it at a desk day after day, the sheer bulk of the 21-inch, almost 19 pound laptop…

Acer Predator 21 X review: overpowered overkill – The Verge – The Verge

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

The first thing you notice about the Acer Predator 21 X is the size. Whether you’re seeing it for the first time as you take it out of the custom Pelican case it ships in, passing someone struggling to carry it on their way to a meeting, or sitting down to see it at a desk day after day, the sheer bulk of the 21-inch, almost 19 pound laptop…

Apple MacBook UPDATE – Why this could be the WORST time EVER to buy a new MacBook – Express.co.uk

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

Apple is poised to refresh its entire MacBook line-up, sources have claimed. The Cupertino-based company is expected to unveil a bumper crop of new laptops at its annual developer conference. The World Wide Developers Conference, WWDC, hasn’t seen a new hardware launch for some four years, but sources speaking to Bloomberg believe that could be about to change. Sources speaking to the publication claim Apple will upgrade its razor-thin 12-inch…

2017 MacBook Pro, 12-inch MacBook (and maybe MacBook Air) Refresh: What To Expect – Forbes

Posted: Sunday, May 21, 2017

Credit: Brooke Crothers MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and Dell XPS 15. With the MacBook Pro, 12-inch MacBook, and possibly the MacBook Air due for a refresh in June at the WWDC, let’s dig down a little and set expectations. Here’s what Bloomberg said this week: The MacBook Pro will get a faster Kaby Lake processor from Intel Corp., said [sources]…Apple is also working on a new version of the 12-inch…

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

Posted: Sunday, May 21, 2017

reader comments 12 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…

Why you shouldn’t buy a new MacBook right now – CNBC

Posted: Saturday, May 20, 2017

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Microsoft Surface Laptop: Hands-On Review – Forbes

Posted: Saturday, May 20, 2017

Credit: Brooke Crothers Surface Laptop. I spent some hands-on time with the Surface Laptop. How good is it? Read on. The Surface Laptop with Windows 10 S won’t be available until June 15 but it has already arrived at the Microsoft Store. I spent some time with Microsoft’s new “low-cost” Surface device at a Microsoft Store in Los Angeles. Keyboard: Excellent. The Surface Laptop keyboard is not anything like Apple’s Butterfly keyboard, used…

Why you shouldn’t buy a new MacBook right now – CNBC

Posted: Saturday, May 20, 2017

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Why you shouldn’t buy a new MacBook right now – CNBC

Posted: Saturday, May 20, 2017

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Source: DHS secretary hints at possibly expanding laptop ban to US – CNN

Posted: Saturday, May 20, 2017

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Why you shouldn’t buy a new MacBook right now – CNBC

Posted: Saturday, May 20, 2017

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Why you shouldn’t buy a new MacBook right now – CNBC

Posted: Friday, May 19, 2017

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Why you shouldn’t buy a new MacBook right now – CNBC

Posted: Friday, May 19, 2017

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Apple’s New MacBook Pro Headache Could Be Solved At WWDC – Forbes

Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017

As Apple’s annual Worldwide Developer Conference approaches, thoughts are turning to the keynote. It’s unusual but not unprecedented for new hardware to be announced at the June event. There are indications that the MacBook portfolio is going to receive an update at WWDC. If there’s one crowd that would applaud a refresh on the MacBook line-up it would be developers – even if they all bought the last update to…