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ASUS dropped a pair of ZenBook ultraportable laptops, and one of them features a brand-new display aspect ratio. The Zenbook S includes a taller-than-standard 3:2 display for improved document viewing. ASUS also released the ZenBook Flip 13 convertible laptop.
ASUS's new ZenBook models are powerful little machines. Both systems feature 10th generation Intel Core processors; the ZenBook Flip 13 is available with an i5-1035G1 or an i7-1065G7. The ZenBook S comes equipped with an i7 onboard.
The ZenBook S is positioned as a somewhat higher-end laptop compared to the Flip 13. Not only does it come standard with a more potent processor, but it also includes 16GB LPDDR4x memory and a 1TB PCIe NVME 3.0 x4 M.2 SSD. The ZenBook Flip 13 consists of a smaller capacity 512GB NVMe drive, and you can get it with 8GB or 16GB of memory. Curiously, the memory in the Flip 13 runs a 3733MHz, whereas the ZenBook S includes slower 3200MHz memory.
Eurocom has just unveiled what seems to be the most crazy-specced laptop I've seen so far, packing Intel's latest-and-greatest Core i9-10900K processor and NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER (Non Max-Q) graphics card. Introducing the Eurocom Sky Z7 Mobile Supercomputer.
You can option all the way up to the flagship Core i9-10900K + RTX 2080 SUPER, with up to 128GB of fast DDR4 memory, and an insane 13TB of SSD storage. This can come from 3 x M.2 NVMe drives (4TB each) and then 1TB of M.2 SATA (13TB total).
Better yet, if you need the super-fast CPU and 128GB of RAM, and needed that huge 13TB of super-fast NVMe storage -- they're easily accessible ports for users to quickly upgrade (or even plug-and-play) super-fast NVMe SSDs into Eurocom Sky Z7 Mobile Supercomputer.
Lenovo has just flexed its muscle in the gaming laptop and gaming PC market, with the introduction of a bunch of new Legion-branded gaming systems.
We have 5 new gaming PCs from Lenovo which all pack AMD's latest Ryzen processors, with the Legion 5 gaming laptops packing AMD's new Ryzen 7 4800H-series mobile processor. Inside, NVIDIA takes care of the GPU side of things with its GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card.
Lenovo offers a 15-inch and 17-inch version of its Legion 5 laptop, with 60Hz and 144Hz refresh displays. We have up to 16GB of DDR4-3200 RAM, up to 1TB of PCIe SSD with prices starting at $760 for the 15-inch model and $1090 for the 17-inch Legion 5.
ASUS has experienced a huge uptick in gaming laptop sales in the month of April 2020, right in the middle of the on-going COVID-19 pandemic worldwide.
ASUS and ROG (Republic of Gamers) gaming laptops represent close to 25% of ASUS laptop sales in April 2020, where surprisingly the higher-end ROG models with GeForce RTX graphics being the most popular, and best-selling laptops in the ASUS lineup. ASUS and ROG gaming laptops now command 22.6% of the global market share of laptops.
The company has had some kick ass laptops out this year, unveiling the world's first gaming laptop with a super-insane 300Hz display in the ROG Zephyrus S GX701. There are countless other superb gaming laptops that ASUS has in its arsenal -- and things are only going to get better towards the end of 2020 and into 2021 with the next-gen Radeon and GeForce graphics cards launching.
Best Buy has a sweet deal going on an Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch notebook. It's rare to get a solid discount on Apple hardware, and when you see them, anyone in the market should jump at the discount. Best Buy's deal shaves $200 off the standard cost of the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar.
The normal price is $1,799.99, and with the discount, shoppers can get the machine for $1,599. Buyers get a MacBook Pro with a 13-inch display for the money. It offers 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. This is the latest model of the 13-inch MacBook Pro.
The keyboard is backlit, and the screen measures 13.3-inches. Intel Iris Plus integrated graphics handles visuals, and the processor is tenth-generation Intel Core i5 operating at 2 GHz. The machine runs Mac OS and promises ten hours of use per charge.
When it comes to designing all matter of electronic projects one of the best ways to build a device needing a computer for the brain is by using the budget-priced Raspberry Pi developer board. The Pi is suitable for a wide range of tasks and can be had for around $35. The thing with the Raspberry Pi is that you have to do the building yourself, it's just a board, memory, and a processor.
However, an interesting new product has shown up on kick start or that takes a Raspberry Pi and turns it into a very cool laptop computer that can also be used as a STEAM education platform. The device features 22 kinds of common sensors and modules along with independently develop software to help students of all ages learn about the Raspberry Pi.
Users can do all sorts of stuff using the CrowPi2 laptop including playing games like Minecraft or learning to program with Python among other tasks. Other features include an 11.6-in IPS screen with full HD resolution. The chassis is also designed with a very cool removable keyboard that's wireless allow users to type comfortably.
Anyone starting to gear up for the back-to-school season, which will be here before you know it, needing a new laptop, might want to check out a Chromebook. Chromebook's typically have plenty of power for typical computing tasks that are performed in the office, at home, and school, while costing significantly less money. Lenovo has a nice Chromebook called the C340 that is a 15.6-in touch-screen two-in-one Chromebook.
Normally the machine sells for $449, but right now, Best Buy has it on sale with $100 discount bringing the price to $349. For the money, you get an Intel Pentium Gold processor, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of flash storage. The screen is a larger 15.6-inch unit giving plenty of space.
The two-in-one design means the screen can fold back, and it can be used as a tablet. The Intel Pentium Gold processor is the 4417U model number operating at 2.3 GHz. Since the machine is a Chromebook, it runs Chrome OS (obviously). Other than low cost, another big benefit of a Chromebook is long battery life, and the C430 certainly delivers on that.
When it comes to custom gaming PCs, one of the many companies out there building them is called Origin PC. Origin PC has some specials for the coming July 4 holiday in the United States that offer hundreds of dollars off select laptop gaming computers. One of the offerings is the EVO16-S or NT-16 featuring an Intel Core i7-8750H processor for $200 off.
Those machines also include free ground shipping in the United States. Gamers can also save $100 and get free US ground shipping on the EON15-X AMD or the NS-15 AMD laptops. All Origin PC laptop computers get free ground shipping in the US during the sale.
Gamers wanting a desktop system can also get some nice discounts on Ryzen-powered desktops with a $50 Visa reward card and free US ground shipping. Gamers who prefer Intel can get free shipping, but no discounts. Anyone who purchases one of the smaller M-Class RTX Studio desktops gets three months of Adobe Creative Cloud and free shipping.
Dell has announced that it has launched the new G7 15/17 gaming laptop that promises style able to go from gaming to the classroom. The G7 machines are entirely redesigned, featuring a slim profile with powerful hardware under the hood. Both the 15 and 17-inch versions of the G7 have similar features, including customizable chassis lights.
The G7 15 is 4 mm thinner in its current iteration than the previous generation of the machine measuring only 20.5 mm thick at the hinge. The notebook uses an updated hinge design and a black anodized all-metal chassis. The display has narrower bezels at 6.5 mm for the 15 and 8.16 mm on the G7 17.
Whichever size buyers choose, both G7 notebooks are powered by the latest 10th generation Intel Core processors. Up to a Core i9 processors available under the hood, and graphics are handled by NVIDIA with up to a GeForce RTX 20
Acer has announced a series of new computers today, including updated rugged notebooks that fit into the Enduro lineup. The first of the rugged machines is the Acer Enduro N7, which is a rugged notebook constructed with shock-absorbent materials that offer the reliability needed for first responders and other workers in the field. The N7 meets MIL-810G and is IP65 certified. Acer says that it was engineered to withstand drops on the hardest flooring and to resist dust and water.
The display is a very bright 14-inch full HD unit with a 700-nit brightness rating, making it visible outdoors and in. The N7 ships with dual batteries. Batteries include an integrated bridge battery and a hot-swappable battery promising 10 hours of use per charge. Acer fits the machine with an eighth-generation Intel Core i5 CPU with enough power to navigate between several applications and to work on multiple tasks at once. Acer also integrates a hardware-level Trusted Platform Module the checks for intrusion during startup.
Another rugged machine in the line is the Enduro N3 Rugged Notebook that is designed to strike a balance between durability and portability. The machine is resistant to drops and water with MIL-STD 810G and IP53 certifications. It measures 4.37 pounds and is 0.98 inch thick. The corners are reinforced to protect against drops, and the display is covered in Gorilla Glass.