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Apple's new 16-inch MacBook Pro: 64GB RAM, 8TB SSD for $6099

By: Anthony Garreffa | Laptops | Posted: 3 days, 8 hours ago

Apple's new 16-inch MacBook Pro is here, and if you max out its internal specs then you'll be coughing up an eye-watering amount of money with the fully-loaded 16-inch MacBook Pro costing $6099.

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What will you get for $6099 exactly? Well it's not exactly slow, with a huge 64GB of RAM and 8TB of all-flash storage on offer -- this is on top of an Intel Core i9 processor at up to 5GHz, and an AMD Radeon Pro 5500M with 8GB of GDDR6 memory. The 64GB of RAM comes in at DDR4-2666MHz.

The upgrade from 1TB of SSD to 8TB of SSD is a big one, coming in at a huge $2200 upgrade while the Radeon Pro 5500M comes in 4GB and 8GB varieties, with the additional 4GB of GDDR6 costing $100. Apple's new 16-inch MacBook Pro starts at $2399 with a 6-core Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB RAM, Radeon Pro 5300M, and 512GB SSD.

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Razer Blade 15 Advanced has light-based optical mechanical keyboard

By: Anthony Garreffa | Laptops | Posted: Oct 14, 2019 @ 22:18 CDT

Razer has always been at the forefront of technology when it comes to its gaming laptops, but the latest Blade 15 Advanced really takes things to the next level with an optical mechanical keyboard.

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The new Razer Blade 15 Advanced and its optical mechanical keyboard uses light sensors in place of physical switches, with the light sensor-based keyboard technology finding a better home in a gaming laptop that needs a thin, but precise keyboard.

Razer says that because the new Blade 15 Advanced's optical mechanical keyboard has no "bounce back issues" compared to other keyboards, with N-Key rollover also here to get away from ghosting issues when you're slamming your fingers into the keyboard typing or during those hectic gaming sessions.

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Google's rumored Pixelbook Go expected at October event

By: Anthony Garreffa | Laptops | Posted: Sep 23, 2019 @ 23:16 CDT

Google will be launching its new Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL smartphones at its upcoming event in October, where we will also reportedly be introduced to the new Pixelbook Go.

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Pixelbook Go is Google's rumored new laptop that will have fans of the Chomebook happy, as it seems like the Pixelbook Go is aiming at Microsoft's popular Surface Go, and that is a good thing.

Right now it is just a single image as a tease, with the Pixelbook Go reportedly featuring a 13.3-inch 4K display with a 360-degree hinge. Google is reportedly keeping the "Molecular Disney" branding that was on the Pixel Slate.

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Dell refreshes the XPS 13 laptop with Intel 10th-gen CPU and Wi-Fi 6

By: Anthony Garreffa | Laptops | Posted: Sep 6, 2019 @ 7:00 CDT

Dell has refreshed its XPS 13 laptop with Intel's latest 10th-gen CPU offerings, as well as the latest in Wi-Fi 6 connectivity that is 3x faster than the previous generation.

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The new Dell XPS 13 has the same look as the refreshed XPS 13 earlier this year, but internally it is a new beast. Starting with the use of Intel's new 10th-gen Comet Lake-U processors, with the Core i3-10110U and Core i5-10210U processors starting at $999, while the higher-end Core i7-10710U will be available in October.

We have the usual up to 16GB of RAM and up to 256GB SSD storage, while inside the new XPS 13 laptops all feature Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, thanks to the Killer AX1650 (2x2) which is based on Intel's own Wi-Fi 6 Chipset.

Lenovo releases new Yoga laptops rock 4K HDR, 10th-gen Intel CPUs

By: Anthony Garreffa | Laptops | Posted: Sep 6, 2019 @ 5:00 CDT

Lenovo had a big show this year at IFA 2019 unveiling not one or two new Yoga laptops, but four new models that spread into 3 new models in their C-series and a new model in its S-series family.

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The new Yoga models are familiar, roling out with the same flexibility as previous-gen Yoga products but have new features and internals to keep us impressed. We're looking at USB-C, Dolby Vision, and even Intel's new 10th-gen CPUs.

Starting with the new flagship Lenovo Yoga C940, we have a 4K VESA DisplayHDR 400 screen with super-slim bezels, Dolby Vision, and 500 nits of brightness. Lenovo will be offering the Yoga C940 in two sizes: 14- and 15.6-inch, with the displays starting off at a 1080p resolution but making their way up to 4K.

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Acer's new Predator Triton 500 gaming laptop also rocks 300Hz display

By: Anthony Garreffa | Laptops | Posted: Sep 6, 2019 @ 3:20 CDT

Acer unveiled its new Predator Triton 500 gaming laptop at IFA 2019, a new laptop rocking a 300Hz display -- just like the new ASUS Zephyrus S GX701.

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The new Acer Triton 500 has a 15.6-inch 1080p 300Hz display that will be shipping in December for $2800, where inside it is powered by an Intel Core i7-8750H processor, and offer either 16GB or 32GB of DDR4.

It'll be powered by NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 2060 or RTX 2080 with Max-Q, up to 2 x 512GB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSDs in RAID 0 for the speed freaks out there. I would definitely be going with the RTX 2080 Max-Q if it were up to me, because you're going to need as much graphics grunt as you can to hit 300FPS.

Although, if you're playing something like League of Legends, CS:GO, or Overwatch -- then the RTX 2060 should be good to go for 1080p 300FPS if you play on low/medium detail.

Acer's new ConceptD 9 Pro is now an RTX Studio laptop with Quadro RTX

By: Anthony Garreffa | Laptops | Posted: Sep 4, 2019 @ 8:16 CDT

Acer has just unveiled its revamped range of ConceptD premium notebooks, receiving the stamp of being an NVIDIA RTX Studio laptop.

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The new ConceptD 9 Pro rolls out with a huge 17.3-inch 4K display, up to NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 graphics, and up to 32GB of RAM. The previous Acer ConceptD flagship laptop had up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 graphics card, but now it is packing Quadro RTX goodness.

Acer is aiming its new ConceptD range of laptops at VR developers, big data analytics, and AI applications. It has enough power to handle it all, with a smaller 15.6-inch model (also 4K) in the new ConceptD 7 Pro with up to a 9th-gen Core i7 processor from Intel and Quadro RTX 5000 graphics.

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ASUS ProArt StudioBook One can handle 8K video editing on the go

By: Anthony Garreffa | Laptops | Posted: Sep 4, 2019 @ 7:00 CDT

ASUS has just unveiled the world's most graphically-powered laptop with its new ProArt StudioBook One laptop, packing NVIDIA's super-fast Quadro RTX 6000 graphics and a high-end 4K 120Hz display. The NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000 has 24GB of GDDR6 memory... in a laptop.

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The new ASUS ProArt StudioBook One can handle 8K video editing on the go, and has been designed in collaboration with NVIDIA. Bob Pette, Vice President of Professional Visualization at NVIDIA, explains: "Powered by Quadro RTX 6000 graphics, ProArt StudioBook One is the flagship of our RTX Studio line of laptops, designed for the most demanding creative and technical users".

Pette continued: "It delivers extreme power and portability for those working with live virtual production, realtime 8K editing, data analytics, CAD design and simulation, and other dataheavy workloads to create stunning, immersive content fast and efficiently from any location".

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GIGABYTE's new AORUS 17 is the world's first 'AI gaming laptop'

By: Anthony Garreffa | Laptops | Posted: Aug 28, 2019 @ 3:39 CDT

AORUS has just unveiled its new AORUS 17 gaming laptop, bursting at the seams with features and the latest technology including GeForce RTX graphics and a 240Hz display.

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The new AORUS 17 rolls out with Intel's new 8C/16T CPU in the Core i9-9980HK, and more "All Intel Inside" goodies with Intel and GIGABYTE working together to include the 9980HK processor, Intel 760 SSD, Intel-based Killer AX1650 Wi-Fi, and Thunderbolt 3. There's up to 64GB of RAM on offer, with 8GB/16GB/32GB options available.

NVIDIA provides its GeForce RTX graphics (RTX 2060, RTX 2070, and RTX 2080 options), so you should be able to handle hitting 240FPS in esports titles without a problem. You'll also be able to run RTX-powered games like Remedy's recent triumph, Control.

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FAA bans recalled MacBook Pros from ALL flights over battery concerns

By: Anthony Garreffa | Laptops | Posted: Aug 13, 2019 @ 21:11 CDT

The US Federal Aviation Administration (or FAA) has banned certain Apple MacBook Pro laptops on US flights after Apple began recalling 15-inch MacBook Pro models over batteries that can overheat, and create a fire safety risk.

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Apple said back in June that it had "determined that, in a limited number of older generation 15-inch MacBook Pro units, the battery may overheat and pose a fire safety risk". Now the FAA has chimed in saying that it was "aware of the recalled batteries that are used in some Apple MacBook Pro laptops" and has since communicated with all major US airlines about the ban.

The FAA put its foot down with US airlines reminding them about 2016 safety rules for products with recalled batteries. These laws means that the affected Apple laptops, MacBook Pro models sold between September 2015 and February 2017 (that is a lot) cannot go on a flight on domestic or international flights into, and out of the US.

The bigger issue here is that most MacBook laptops look the same... so the TSA will be going through millions of bags per day with hundreds of thousands if not millions of Apple MacBook laptops. This means after a few days or weeks of this anything with an Apple logo on a MacBook (MacBook Air, normal MacBook, and MacBook Pro) will be flagged.

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