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NEC's new VersaPro laptop is a blast from the past, it's got a DVD player and VGA port

Kosta Andreadis | Dec 21, 2023 8:02 PM CST

In 2023 (and the soon-to-be 2024), trying to find a brand-new laptop with a DVD drive is like trying to find a still-standing Blockbuster that offers DVD rentals. The PC market, both desktop and mobile, has moved on from optical storage - but there is one location where you can still pick up a laptop with a DVD drive. The land of the rising sun, Japan.

NEC's new VersaPro laptop is a blast from the past, it's got a DVD player and VGA port

In addition to a 13th Gen Core processor, the new NEC VersaPro Type VD also sports a DVD drive and VGA port.

The new NEC VersaPro Type VD is a laptop geared toward the business crowd, and yes, it includes a DVD Super Multi drive. This blast from the past feature is joined by a few more blasts from the past - an actual VGA connector and a removable battery. Having a removable battery is admittedly pretty cool, as that's one feature that we'd love to see make a comeback.

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Apple's macOS Sonoma 14.2.1 update fixes a potentially embarrassing screen sharing bug

Oliver Haslam | Dec 19, 2023 2:45 PM CST

Apple has today released a new macOS software update that is designed to fix a particularly nasty bug that had the potential to really embarrass a Mac user when they shared their screen.

Apple's macOS Sonoma 14.2.1 update fixes a potentially embarrassing screen sharing bug

The bug, which was reported online, caused random windows in other macOS Spaces to appear on-screen when a Mac's screen-sharing feature was enabled. While the Space on-screen may be clear, it was possible for screen sharing to accidentally make another Space available to those watching along. The potential consequences there are obvious, ranging from showing others embarrassing things like a browser window that was believed to be hidden. But there was also a potential privacy issue that could have seen data accidentally shared with a third party.

Thankfully, Apple says that this macOS 14.2.1 update fixes this issue, adding that it fixed a session rendering issue to improve session tracking. The result? It appears that the bug has been fixed and that those who share their screen should now have a better understanding of exactly what is being shown to others.

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Lenovo Legion Pro 5 gaming laptop: up to Core i9-14900HX, up to RTX 4090

Anthony Garreffa | Dec 18, 2023 9:45 PM CST

Lenovo's new Legion Pro 5 gaming notebook has been spotted at a retailer, with a cost of $1800 and packing Intel's latest 14th Gen Core "Raptor Lake Refresh" CPU.

Lenovo Legion Pro 5 gaming laptop: up to Core i9-14900HX, up to RTX 4090

The new Lenovo Legion Pro 5 gaming laptop features up to the Intel Core i9-14900HX processor rocking 24 cores and 32 threads of power (8 P-Cores and 16 E-Cores) at up to 5.8GHz clock speeds and a maximum turbo power design of 157W (55W PL1). Intel just launched its new Meteor Lake GPUs, but Lenovo has decided on the 14th Gen Core CPUs inside of its new Legion Pro 5 laptop.

The laptop in question here for $1800 packs the Intel Core i9-14900HX processor, 32GB of DDR5-5600 memory, 1TB of SSD storage, and the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 8GB Laptop GPU. There's an additional Gen4 M.2 SSD slot inside, while the RAM can be upgraded to a huge 96GB of DDR5 memory if that's what you need.

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HP's new Omen Transcend 14 gaming laptop: Intel Core Ultra 9 185H CPU + RTX 4070 GPU

Anthony Garreffa | Dec 18, 2023 5:40 PM CST

HP's new Omen Transcend 14 gaming laptop has been teased with some new images released by Windows Report, teasing the world's lightest 14-inch gaming notebook... check it out:

HP's new Omen Transcend 14 gaming laptop: Intel Core Ultra 9 185H CPU + RTX 4070 GPU

The new Omen Transcend 14 gaming notebook is the latest member of the Omen Transcend gaming laptop family, with a smaller 14-inch display compared to the usual 16-inch displays in the Omen Transcend family. Windows Report says that the same design language is used with the new Transcend 14 as the current-gen Transcend 16, with some hardware changes inside.

When it comes to hardware, HP is shipping its new Omen Transcend 14 gaming laptop with either an Intel Core Ultra 7 155H or Core Ultra 9 185H processor, which are Intel's new Meteor Lake CPUs with built-in NPUs for generative AI goodness. Both of the CPUs are 16-core, 22-thread Meteor Lake chips, with the Core Ultra 9 185H packing a 45W default TDP, which is the same as Intel's 13th Gen Core "Raptor Lake-H" series mobile CPUs for gamers.

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REV-9 workstation laptop with 64-core, 128-thread AMD EPYC CPU, RTX 4080, liquid cooling

Anthony Garreffa | Dec 17, 2023 7:02 PM CST

We can safely say this is something we haven't seen before: a workstation laptop with an AMD EPYC processor and desktop NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 graphics card.

REV-9 workstation laptop with 64-core, 128-thread AMD EPYC CPU, RTX 4080, liquid cooling

Welcome the new REV-9 workstation laptop, a custom laptop that packs a data center-level processor and desktop graphics that's designed for advanced compute rendering, scientific research, and the film industry for a portable, on-the-go solution for 3D artists and more.

The considerably chunky laptop is made by a Chinese company, with a 17.3-inch display with an option for 4K 120Hz or 2.5K 240Hz and a 3.5-inch display that provides diagnostic data for both the CPU and the GPU. The CPU inside of the REV-9 comes in two varieties: an EPYC 7713 or EPYC 9554 processor, the difference is the former is a Zen 3 chip, while the latter is a Zen 4 chip. We have up to 225W TDPs supported here, with an average Cinebench R23 score of 49,000 points.

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Intel Evo Edition branded laptops announced: Intel Core Ultra, fast boot, 10+ hours of battery

Kosta Andreadis | Dec 14, 2023 8:05 PM CST

Intel Evo laptops and the Evo branding were created to indicate that a piece of hardware delivers a certain level of quality in all areas. For a market as crowded as the laptop one, it can be confusing when you see two products with similar specs perform very differently - so the solution here is like a seal of quality.

Intel Evo Edition branded laptops announced: Intel Core Ultra, fast boot, 10+ hours of battery

With the arrival of Meteor Lake and the new Intel Core Ultra processors, Intel's most efficient mobile architecture to date, the new 'Intel Evo Edtion' sticker on a Core Ultra device now ensures that it meets Intel's high-end specs for battery life, noise level, AI performance, GPU performance, and an 'Instant On' feature that will turn the laptop on in under 1.5 seconds.

Intel is calling the new Evo branding 'no compromise mobile performance,' and it can already be found on new Intel Core Ultra products launching this week - including the new Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon and the MSI Prestige 16 AI Studio B1V.

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Laptop makers bet the farm on AI PC as the 'next big thing' in 2024: 11% growth expected

Anthony Garreffa | Dec 11, 2023 7:38 PM CST

AI, AI, AI... it's all you're going to hear in 2024, with PC and laptop makers both betting the farm on the AI PC trend in 2024 and beyond.

Laptop makers bet the farm on AI PC as the 'next big thing' in 2024: 11% growth expected

TechInsights reports that laptop shipments dropped a chunky 27% in 2023 compared to 2021; we're expecting a "joyful" year for 2024 when it comes to laptop sales. Shipments are expected to drive up because of a mix of next-gen hardware -- Intel with its new Meteor Lake processors and AMD with its new Hawk Point processors -- and both featuring AI hardware.

The report says that we can expect an 11% growth in laptop sales in 2024 from artificial intelligence (AI) entering the world of laptops, as well as the consumer upgrade cycle, which is expected to be bigger in 2024. We also have new competitors powered by the Arm architecture that are also heavily jumping into the race, with the likes of Qualcomm and its latest Snapdragon SoC.

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Apple's updated M3 MacBook Air could launch as soon as March 2024

Oliver Haslam | Dec 6, 2023 1:45 PM CST

Apple's MacBook Air is among the best laptops on the market at its size, especially since the company added its own silicon and ditched Intel for good. But the current m2 model is about to get a refresh for an even better one if reports turn out to be true. And it's going to happen soon.

Apple's updated M3 MacBook Air could launch as soon as March 2024

That's according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman who says that Apple intends to try and arrest a slowdown in laptop sales by adding a newly refreshed model to the lineup in the shape of the new M3 MacBook Air. Gurman cites unnamed sources when he says that Apple is already hard at work on the device and that it could debut in March 2024.

The new MacBook Air, codenamed J613 and J615, will reportedly come in the same 13- and 15-inch sizes that the current M2 model offers with the addition of that speedy new M3 chip. That M3 chip was announced not that long ago and is currently available in the 24-inch iMac. Expectations are high that Apple will also add support for the same M3 chip to the upcoming iPad Pro as well, a tablet that is also set to debut in March if rumors are true.

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ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16 gaming laptop: Core 9 Ultra 185H CPU + RTX 4090 GPU

Anthony Garreffa | Dec 4, 2023 9:36 PM CST

ASUS is cooking its new ROG Zephyrus M16 gaming laptop that will rock both the best CPU on offer from Intel and the best GPU on offer from NVIDIA.

ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16 gaming laptop: Core 9 Ultra 185H CPU + RTX 4090 GPU

Inside the new ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16 gaming laptop, we are to expect the flagship Core 9 Ultra 185H "Meteor Lake" CPU, which will be joined by the GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU with 16GB of VRAM. It will also be joined by 16GB of LPDDR5X memory and a 1TB PCIe 4.0 M.2 SSD.

On the CPU side of things, we should expect the Core Ultra 9 processor to feature 16 cores and 22 threads of CPU power at up to 5.1GHz. This is the flagship Core 100 series "Meteor Lake" CPU and should be unveiled at CES 2024 in the first week of January, and not just in the new ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16 gaming laptop, but other gaming laptops unveiled in January 2024.

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Alienware's new 2024 gaming laptops leaked: Intel Meteor Lake 'Core Ultra' CPU powered

Anthony Garreffa | Nov 30, 2023 6:30 PM CST

Dell's next-gen XPS and Alienware gaming laptops have been teased, rocking either 14th Gen Core or new Core 100 series CPUs from Intel.

Alienware's new 2024 gaming laptops leaked: Intel Meteor Lake 'Core Ultra' CPU powered

The upcoming wave of next-gen Alienware gaming laptops is led by the new Alienware m16 R2 gaming laptop, powered by Intel's new Core Ultra H series CPUs and NVIDIA's current-gen fleet of GeForce RTX 40 Laptop GPUs. Dell is using a new redesigned chassis, a new thermal system to keep its new CPU and GPU as cool as possible, and more.

We'll also have a new feature called Stealth Mode, which will turn your new Alienware m16 R2 gaming laptop into something a little more inconspicuous. Stealth Mode will disable all of your RGB lighting, fan profiles will be changed, and more so that the gaming laptop can be used at school or even work without standing out.

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