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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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NVIDIA now has a total of 27 different RTX Studio laptops

By: Anthony Garreffa | Laptops | Posted: Jul 29, 2019 @ 8:00 CDT

SIGGRAPH 2019 - NVIDIA has just expanded its RTX Studio range of laptops and professional-grade mobile workstations by 10 new products, with the RTX Studio family now consisting of 27 different models.

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The new RTX Studio models come form NVIDIA partners including Dell, HP, Lenovo, and BOXX and launch alongside the new NVIDIA Studio Driver which is optimized for creative apps that are throughout the floors of SIGGRAPH. The new RTX Studio Driver delivers something important for creative power users, with 30-bit color support in OpenGL-based apps like Adobe Photoshop and Premiere for all GPUs.

Here are the 10 new models:

  • Lenovo Legion Y740 Laptop Studio Edition features up to GeForce RTX 2080 GPUs within 17- and 15-inch laptops, available later this fall.
  • Lenovo ThinkPad P53 and P73 mobile workstations support up to Quadro RTX 5000 GPUs within 17- and 15-inch systems. The ThinkPad P53 is available now and the ThinkPad P73 will be available starting August.
  • Dell Precision 7540 and Dell Precision 7740 mobile workstations, available today, are configurable with up to Quadro RTX 5000 GPUs.
  • HP ZBook 15 and 17 mobile workstations feature Quadro RTX GPUs, with the 17-inch model configurable with up to a Quadro RTX 5000.
  • BOXX GoBOXX SLM mobile workstations are available with a Quadro RTX 3000 GPU in the 15-inch system and either Quadro RTX 4000 or 3000 in the 17-inch system.

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New Apple MacBook Pro rumored to start at around $3000

By: Shannon Robb | Laptops | Posted: Jul 26, 2019 @ 14:53 CDT

Rumors are becoming far more prevalent as the inevitable launch of the new Apple MacBook Pro 16" comes to fruition. Rumors from the translated source are showing the new MacBook Pro 16" model could have a starting price of 90,000 to even 100,000 NTD which means an expected retail price of around $3000 USD.

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The other point of contention for potential buyers is the lack of an OLED display, which to many is a significant upset as it has been the desired option for many users seeking MacBook Pro upgrades. Apple is reportedly sticking to an LG sourced LCD panel. This is not a horrible thing as LG makes some stunning display panels, but for the price, I do think users want to see OLED on the flagship mobile PC from Apple.

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

By: Anthony Garreffa | Laptops | Posted: Jul 9, 2019 @ 23:29 CDT

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:

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We're talking:

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

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