Google has a media event on October 4 where we should see the next-gen Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 smartphones, but it seems like we might be getting a peak at their upcoming Chromebook Pixel successor, something teased now as Google Pixelbook.
Pixelbook is an official name, with Google seemingly adopting the Pixel branding in a big way, with a few different variants of Pixelbook to be made available. This is what we should expect:
- Pixelbook 128GB: $1199
- Pixelbook 256GB: $1399
- Pixelbook 512GB: $1749
Google's previous-gen Pixel laptops were just that... laptops, they didn't fold into a tablet like Pixelbook does. This allows Pixelbook to compete directly against Microsoft and their increasingly popular Surface and Surface Book line of products. Pulling Google into the same line as Microsoft, the new Pixelbook laptop has an optional Pixelbook Pen which is $99.
The Pixelbook Pen is pressure sensitive, with tilt support and supposedly no lag. If Google can pull this off, the $1199 and $1399 models of Pixelbook are going to be incredibly popular. The price will pull all-Google users in, which there are hundreds of millions of, and yet another release in their Pixel range of products.
Qualcomm has come out trolling Apple the day before the new iPhone is announced, and so did Samsung with the announcement of their new 11nm and 7nm nodes coming in 2018. Chinese electronics giant Xiaomi has joined in on the iTrolling, with the announcement of their new Mi Notebook Pro.
Xiaomi's new Mi Notebook Pro rocks a 15.6-inch 1080p display with Corning's Gorilla Glass tech, with configurations available with up to the Intel Core i7-8550U processor, 16GB of DDR4 RAM, and a 256GB PCIe-based SSD. Inside, we can expect NVIDIA's GeForce MX 150 graphics as standard, 2 x USB Type-C ports, 2 x USB 3.0 ports, a full-sized HDMI port, 3-in-1 SD card reader, and the courageous 3.5mm headphone jack.
Xiaomi also includes a large glass touchpad with a built-in fingerprint sensor, dual Harmon Infinity speakers, a full-size backlit keyboard with 1.5mm key travel, dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1 tech. Battery wise we have a 60kW battery that should be good for up to 9 hours of local video playback, but Xiaomi is providing quick charge technology that will provide 50% charge in just 35 minutes.
The new Mi Notebook Pro is just 360.7 mm x 243.6 mm x 15.9 mm (14.2 inches x 9.6 inches x 0.625 inches) at a weight of 1.95 kg (4.29 pounds), while the price starts at $858 for the stock configuration, and reaches $1073 with the best components. The Mi Notebook Pro goes on sale on September 15.
MSI have released their new monster laptop, the MSI GT75R Titan. This laptop is the envy of most desktops and is powered by Intel's Core i7-7820HK processor that features MSI's Cooler Boost 5 that allows for overclocking up to 4GHz.
With a wide selection of GPU's available, you will have a tough time selecting out of NVIDIA GTX 1070, GTX 1070 SLI or a GTX 1080. With support up to 64GB of DDR4-2400MHz RAM memory, you can select two 512GB SSD in RAID 0 and a 1TB HDD for your storage needs.
SteelSeries have teamed up with MSI to provide an impressive SteelSeries-designed RGB mechanical keyboard. Also included is a USB 3.1 Type-C port, a memory card reader and HDMI/mini DisplayPort connections.
Razer today has teased us with a new configuration option for their Razer Blade Pro, aimed at gamers and creative professionals with a reduced budget, the new Blade Pro option features a NVIDA GeForce GTX 1060 rather than a GTX 1080 and a full-HD 120Hz display, rather than the premium 4K display.
This VR ready laptop is powered by Intel's 7th gen Quad-Core Core i7 CPU, 16 GB DDR4 2400MHz RAM and features hybrid storage configuration of 256GB PCIe SSD plus 2TB HDD to delivers both speed and capacity.
"The Razer Blade Pro is the ultimate gaming laptop that packs desktop-level performance with unmatched portability," says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. "This latest iteration offers an optimized configuration for gamers and professionals that want a 17-inch display and top-notch build quality. The thin design houses the latest in performance components and features expandable memory and storage capability."
Dell's new Inspiron 15 7000 gaming laptop takes aim at gaming enthusiasts who are constantly on the move. Featuring Intel's 7th Gen H-series quad-core mobile CPU, paired with NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1060 discrete GPU including NVIDIA's Max Q Design technology and up to 32 GB 2400mhz DDR4 RAM, this is a serious laptop for serious gamers.
The latest gaming titles and video editing is no challenge with all that power, but what use is power without a stunning display? Not to worry, thanks to the anti-glare IPS wide viewing angle FHD or optional 60hz 4K UHD display that provides amazing clarity.
With all that performance comes unwanted heat, unwanted heat requires pro-grade cooling. Behind those exterior vents are extra-capacity heat exchangers connected by oversized piping to dual cooling fans, ensuring the system is always cool and at optimum performance. Ensuring a lag-free gaming experience, the Inspiron features new 2x2 Wi-Fi antenna design that provides great wireless performance, while the SmartByte software prioritises gaming and video content.
Today at Lenovo's Holiday Product Launch in Berlin, Lenovo have announced several new exciting products to add to their product range. Including their VR headset for Microsoft's Mixed Reality- Lenovo Explorer, Lenovo Home Assistant Pack, their flagship Yoga 920 and the Miix 520.
With Microsoft announcing they're preparing to democratize virtual reality this holiday, Lenovo have shot out of the blocks with their new immersive VR headset, the Lenovo Explorer. The Lenovo Explorer is a comfortable and lightweight design that is affordable and capable of playing the latest games in virtual reality, access Microsoft Office suite, viewing shows in a relaxing virtual home office environment and able to enhance video watching experiences via 3D, 360-degree and 4K. Aimed as a natural extension of your PC, the Explorer is the simplest PC-VR/MR setup ever thanks to no external sensor required, just plug, update and enjoy. All from $349.99, or $449.99 with Touch Controllers, this is exceptionally good value.
The Tab 4 series just got a whole lot more versatile, smarter and flexible with the announcement of the Lenovo Home Assistant Pack. The Home Assistant Pack works with Amazon Alexa, making any Tab 4 series tablet (Tab 4 8, Tab 4 10, Tab 4 8 Plus and Tab 4 10 Plus) a voice-activated assistant with a screen. Weighing only 300 grams, this portable, yet powerful 3-watt speaker boosts the sound of your Tab 4, enabling it to fill a room. Priced from only $69.99, the Lenovo Home Assistant Pack is the perfect addition to your Tab 4 series tablet.
ASUS has just unveiled its new 17.3-inch gaming laptop, with the Chimera laptop rocking a GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card, and a beautifully smooth 144Hz LCD display with 7ms response time.
Inside, the ASUS Chimera rocks Intel's Core i7-7820K which hits a max CPU clock of 4.3GHz, while the GTX 1080 reaches 1974MHz. ASUS has included a built-in Xbox Wireless feature that lets you use your Xbox controller on Windows 10 without the need of the huge USB adapter.
ASUS' new Chimera gaming laptop starts at $2000, but it can be configured with up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM and super-fast PCIe-based storage as well. ASUS simply teased the new Chimera gaming laptop @ IFA 2017, with no detailed specifications on it just yet.
HP has just unveiled its new Omen X gaming laptop, which offers a decent upgrade path for those who want to make their gaming laptop a little faster, or add more storage over time.
HP's new Omen X won't let you upgrade the CPU or GPU, so there's nothing new there, but the RAM, HDD and SSD are all replaceable. HP says that you won't need to rip the Omen X open to replace out the components, but instead there's a back panel on the Omen X that needs a Philips head screwdriver, and that's all.
Inside, the new Omen X is a 15.6-inch 1080p 120Hz gaming laptop that rocks an Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 graphics card, and 8GB of DDR4 RAM - all for $1200. If you want to spend a little more, you can ramp up to the Core i7-7820K, GTX 1080, 32GB RAM, and NVMe-based SSD storage.
Earlier this week in New York City, the Lenovo Transform event took place with the company unveiling a pretyt awesome concept notebook that features a flexible display and a unique hingeless design.
Lenovo Senior Vice President of Commercial Business, Christian Teismann, talked about previous-gen Lenovo notebooks... and went right into the concept model. You can roll it up for tablet-like portability, speak into it, write on it, and everything in between. Lenovo's iconic red pointing stick is there, but the ability to roll or bend your notebook screen has a million and one applications. It's great to see a company like Lenovo at least experimenting, in an otherwise stale market.
HP is really throwing a party with its Omen gaming line of products, with the new Omen 15 and Omen 17 gaming laptops rocking refreshed CPUs and GPUs, and much more. There's even a big plus with HP using NVIDIA's new Max-Q technology, which has massive thermal and power tweaks to the GTX 10 series card and a design guide for partners, making super-powerful gaming laptops really thin, and quiet.
The new flagship Omen 17 gaming laptop comes in 4 variants, all rocking Intel's new Core i7-7700HQ processor. Here's the differences:
- $1099: 8GB DDR4, GTX 1050 2GB, 1080p 60Hz LCD, 1TB HDD
- $1279: 12GB DDR4, GTX 1060 6GB, 1080p 120Hz G-Sync, 1TB HDD
- $1599: 16GB DDR4, RX 580 8GB, 1080p 60Hz FreeSync, 256GB PCIe SSD + 1TB HDD
- $1799: 32GB DDR4, GTX 1070 8GB, 4K 60Hz G-Sync, 256GB PCIe SSD + 2TB HDD