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VAIO 12.5-inch SX12: the MOST PORTS on a laptop EVER?!

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Laptops | Posted: 1 week, 4 days ago

In an age where we're slowly going port-less, and if Apple had its way we'd be living our lives from dongles, so VAIO has changed this offering ALL THE PORTS on its new SX12 laptop. Check out the new 12.5-inch laptop and the ports you get:




We're talking:


  • 3x USB-A
  • USB-C
  • HDMI
  • Ethernet
  • An SD card slot
  • VGA(!)
  • A headphone jack

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Microsoft foldable Surface PC will run Android apps in 2020

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Laptops | Posted: Jun 26, 2019 1:28 am

Microsoft could well and truly surprise the world next year with a new foldable Surface PC that is called codename Centaurus, a new dual 9-inch foldable touchscreen laptop powered by a new 10nm Intel Lakefield CPU.




The new Centaurus-named foldable Surface would have 2 x 9-inch 4:3 aspect ratio displays, and not a single foldable panel. Windows Central "can confirm" Centaurus is "indeed an Intel device, and does feature two separate displays, not a single foldable display like found on the recently announced Lenovo foldable PC". Another one of the main selling points of Centaurus is that it will be capable of running Android apps.


Microsoft's new foldable Surface PC will run Windows Core OS, with support for Android apps making the dual-screen Centaurus a very hotly-rumored product. According to sources of both Forbes and Windows Central we can expect Centaurus is launch in the first half of 2020, with a possible October 2019 hardware reveal or tease event.

Apple 16-inch MacBook Pro rumors: new CPU, high-res display

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Laptops | Posted: Jun 25, 2019 2:55 am

Apple is reportedly working on a new 16-inch MacBook Pro that would sit above its current-gen 15.4-inch MacBook Pro and the super-awesome but now-retired 17-inch MacBook Pro.




The new 16-inch MacBook Pro would rreportedly boast a native 3072 x 1920 resolution, compared to the 2880 x 1800 resolution on the 15.4-inch MacBook Pro. The new 16-inch display would reportedly be provided by LG Display, wouldn't be all-OLED but a future all-OLED model wouldn't be surprising -- it would be damn beautiful, and I hope it comes sooner rather than later.


Analyst Jeff Lin believes the new 16-inch MacBook Pro would pack a new CPU from Intel which should ride up to a new Core i9 chip, and I'm hoping a ton of DDR4 RAM, high-speed storage, and high-end graphics which will be the surprise move. Will Apple use AMD Radeon Vega designs, or could they use a new Navi-based Radeon RX 5700 series solution?

HP unveils dual-screen gaming laptop: the new Omen X 2S 15

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Laptops | Posted: May 15, 2019 2:27 am

HP has just unveiled its new Omen X 2S 15 gaming laptop, a new dual-screen laptop that rocks a huge 17-inch panel (which comes in 1080p or 4K) and a second 6-inch 1080p display above the keyboard.




The new Omen X 2S 15 can be cconfigured with some seriously fast internals including Intel's latest 9th-gen Core i9-9880H CPU and NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q GPU. The 17-inch display can be configured with a 1080p 240Hz G-Sync panel or a 4K 60Hz G-Sync panel, depending on what you're after. You can opt for up to 32GB of RAM and plenty of storage options between NVMe, SSDs and Optane tech.


There are some games that will benefit from the secondary 6-inch display with games that can make good use of a map or mini map in a game, displaying in front of you between the keyboard and display.

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Lenovo unveils world's first foldable PC prototype

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Laptops | Posted: May 15, 2019 1:31 am

Lenovo has just unveiled a new prototype foldable laptop, something that will feature a future Intel processor and will be an always-on, always-connected laptop running Windows 10.



The company unveiled the new foldable laptop prototype to the media which rolls out with a 13.3-inch 2K OLED-based display that has a Galaxy Fold-like design with its latch magnetically leaving a small gap near the hinge. When the prototype foldable laptop is laid out flat, Engadget said during its hands-on that they were "impressed to see that the PC didn't have an obvious crease".


The new laptop will need a tweaked version of Windows before it'll be able to go mainstream, but The Verge said that the foldable screen folds "as advertised" and that Windows "worked well enough". That doesn't inspire confidence as it would be quick and dirty hands-on time and not a full detailed review over weeks and months of using it and folding the screen hundreds of times.

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ASUS ROG Zephyrus G: AMD Ryzen CPU, GeForce GTX graphics

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Laptops | Posted: Apr 25, 2019 12:52 am

ASUS has just unveiled its new ROG Zephyrus G gaming laptop that is a first to combine the worlds of an AMD Ryzen CPU and GeForce GTX into a gaming laptop with a 120Hz display. Meet, the ROG Zephyrus G:



The new ROG Zephyrus G has a quad-core AMD Ryzen 7 3750H processor, NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1660 Ti which is clocked at 1335MHz at 60W under ASUS' own in-house ROG Boost tweaking. There's also up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM and up to 512GB of NVMe SSD storage inside of the laptop.




The ASUS ROG Zephyrus G sports a 15.6-inch 1080p 120Hz display which is the perfect blend of mid-range resolution with high-end refresh rate on an well-sized 15.6-inch panel. The ROG Zephyrus G uses an 81% screen-to-body ratio that pulls you into the display, with bezels on three sizes at just 6.2mm. Not the thinnest on the market, but damn thin.

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GIGABYTE's new AERO 15 Classic notebook is 0.74 inches thick

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Laptops | Posted: Apr 24, 2019 7:30 am

GIGABYTE has refreshed its gaming laptop line up with new 9th-gen Intel Core processors and NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics with its new AORUS 15 notebooks, but there were also refreshes of the AERO 15 range which are thinner and lighter than the AORUS family laptops.




The refreshed AERO 15 Classic gaming laptop comes in two forms with the option of a Core i7-9750H that clocks up to 4.5GHz or the Core i9-9980HK which clocks up to 5GHz. Both systems can be configured with up to 64GB of RAM and have 2 x M.2 slots for a huge amount of super-fast NVMe storage. The flagship AERO 15 Classic-YA comes with NVIDIA's flagship GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q graphics with 8GB of GDDR6.




The company is offering the world's first 3mm thin bezel, which is an impressive feat.

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AORUS 15 gaming laptop refresh: 1080p 240Hz LCD, RTX 2070

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Laptops | Posted: Apr 24, 2019 6:23 am

The latest refresh of the AORUS 15 gaming laptop has been unveiled, with some pretty damn good internals that are worth a look with some industry-leading stuff going into the AORUS 15.




Inside, the new AORUS 15 gaming laptop comes in three variants with changes between the LCD and GPU. First off we have the flagship AORUS 15-XA with a 15.6-inch 1080p 240Hz IGZO LCD from Sharp, while the AORUS 15-WA model comes with the same 15.6-inch sized display but is made by LG, is an IPS display and falls down to 144Hz. The lower-end AORUS 15-SA rolls out with the same 15.6-inch 1080p 144Hz LCD from LG.


The big difference between the three AORUS 15 gaming laptops is that the flagship model packs the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070, the middle AORUS 15 includes a RTX 2060, while the lower-end AORUS 15 rocks the new GTX 1660 Ti.

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Everything you need to know about Razer's new Blade laptops

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Laptops | Posted: Apr 24, 2019 4:02 am

Razer has just unveiled its refreshed Blade gaming laptops with a new Blade 15 and Blade Pro 17 with various configurations that include Intel's fresh new 9th generation Core processors and NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX series graphics cards.




Starting with the high-end and larger Blade Pro 17, we have Razer using a large 17.3-inch 1080p panel with super-slim 6mm bezels that give you a compact, but beautifully large gaming laptop. Inside, you can get a beasty Intel Core i7-9750H processor, and options of between the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060, or the RTX 2070 Max-Q or RTX 2080 Max-Q.


Razer has provided 16GB of DDR4-2667 by default, with the option of 32GB or 64GB if you are RAM hungry and want to run a bunch of browser tabs at once. There's plenty of storage options with the refreshed Razer Blade Pro 17 gaming notebook with 512GB of NVMe storage by default, something t hat can be upgraded up to 2TB if you need it, as well as another M.2 slot for an additional NVMe SSD.

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Digital Storm teases GeForce RTX 2070 Max-P gaming laptops

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Laptops | Posted: Apr 23, 2019 1:30 pm

Digital Storm has just announced its next-gen Avon gaming laptop that packs both Intel's new Core i7-9750H processor, and NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 2070 Max-P graphics.




The new Intel Core i7-9750H packs 8C/8T of performance on the 14nm node at up to 4.5GHz, with the Avon gaming laptop starting at $1999 with 16GB of DDR4-2400 RAM and the RTX 2070 Max-P with 8GB of GDDR6. It rolls out with a equivalent of a 17.3-inch screen in a traditional 15-inch laptop footprint thanks to Digital Storm using a slim 6mm bezel.




The upgraded $2349 model packs double the RAM (32GB versus 16GB) and 1TB of NVMe SSD storage (1TB versus 500GB). The models have identical Intel Wi-Fi 9560 + Bluetooth, Windows 10 Home, and lifetime support in the US alongside 3-year warranty.