Microsoft announced a new Surface Pro at its ShangHai event today. While the new Surface Pro is not a full-blown iteration of the Surface Pro 4, it does update it with some much-needed improvements and a few new features.Model Microsoft Surface ProColors PlatinumMaterial Magnesium AlloyProcessor Intel 7th Gen Core m3, i5, i7Graphics Intel HD Graphics 615 (m3) Intel HD Graphics 620 (i5) Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 (i7)Memory 4GB, 8GB, 16GB DDR4Display 12.3″ 2,736 x 1,824p PixelSense displayCooling Passive (m3, 15) Active (i7)Weight m3: 1.69 lbs (766 g) i5: 1.73 lbs (786 g) i7: 1.73 lbs (786 g)Price Starting at $799.99
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Digitimes reports that the prices of retail laptops are expected to increase by 5% to 15% in 2Q2017 to offset the rising cost of components.
Components like DRAM, SSDs, and displays are experiencing a shortage due to a shift in manufacturing. Many component manufacturers are prioritizing production for the lucrative smartphone market which has unfortunately left a shortage of PC components.
The shortage has already began affecting both the DRAM and NAND markets last year. Mainstream SSDs are expected to increase by 10% due to the NAND shortage and PC vendors have already begun seeing SSD price quotes [...]
Kicking off PAX West 2016, Gaming hardware maker Razer recently announced some updates to the Blade Gaming Laptop and the Blade Stealth Ultrabook.
Razer Blade 14″
As one of the most popular gaming notebooks on the market, the 14″ Razer Blade has recently been updated to take advantage of Nvidia’s latest GeForce GTX 1060 graphics. According to Razer, the new Pascal architecture based GTX 1060 graphics card will provide up to a 40% increase in performance compared to last generation graphics.
In addition to the new GTX 1060 graphics solution, the 14″ Razer Blade still offers all the features that made it [...]
HP’s new Spectre laptop is not only the thinnest laptop on the market, but quite possibly the sexiest too.
As a new premium product to the HP’s Spectre line, the HP Spectre shows off its luxury heritage to the fullest. Meticulously crafted from aluminium and carbon fibre in a two-tone accent, the Spectre is just 10.4mm thick and weighs 2.45lbs. The corning gorilla glass screen and the unique piston hinge mend the pieces together in a spectacular fashion.
Unlike some competitor’s products, the Spectre does not sacrifice on the number of ports. In fact, the Spectre comes with three USB Type-C ports, two of which are compatible with [...]
Razer has added a new model to its Razer Blade gaming laptop line in the form of an ultrabook and a graphics expansion dock.
The Razer Blade Stealth is the smallest of the Razer Blade series. With a weight of 2.75 lbs, it further emphasizes power in mobility. The Razer Blade Stealth ultrabook comes equipped with an Intel Core i7-6500U CPU with Intel HD 520 integrated graphics and 8GB of DDR3 RAM. It can be configured with up to a 512GB PCIe SSD, albeit this option is only available on the model with the UHD display. Networking is handled with a wireless AC network card with Bluetooth 4.1. The Razer Blade Stealth is also the world’s first ultrabook with per-key RGB [...]
October 6 was a big day for Microsoft. In New York, the software giant launched perhaps the biggest product launch event it had in recent memory.Surface Book
The Surface Book is Microsoft’s latest premium 2-in-1 device and its features don’t disappoint. It comes with a 13.5″ screen with a whopping resolution of 3000p x 2000p. According to Microsoft’s press release, the optically bonded screen has a fineness comparable to that of printed paper. The screen, or the Clipboard, can be detached from the keyboard base to be used independently as a tablet. It can also be connected in reverse, turning the unit into a canvas. The Surface Book does away [...]
Among the companies updating their Ultrabooks to take advantage of Intel’s recently announced Broadwell processors is Samsung who recently showcased their latest ATIV Book 9 Ultrabook at CES 2015.
Measuring at 0.46″ (11.8mm) at its thickest point and weighing a mere 2.09 lbs (970g), Samsung claims that the 12.2″ ATIV Book 9 is their thinnest and lightest Ultrabook ever produced. It’s probably also the quietest too as the entire unit is passively cooled to ensure completely silent operation under load thanks to its new ultra power efficient Broadwell-based Intel Core M 5Y10C CPU. Broadwell’s 14nm lithography is expected to improve power [...]
We recently had the pleasure of getting some hands on time with Lenovo’s 2015 ThinkPad X1 Carbon here at CES 2015 and it appears that Lenovo is making sure that the ThinkPad X1 Carbon continues to be king of the business Ultrabook market.
First unveiled last year, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon differentiates itself from the typical laptops by using carbon fiber as its material of choice. This resulted in an Ultrabook that was durable, lightweight, and had a unique premium feel. It also successfully brought Lenovo’s renowned ThinkPad reliability and innovation into the ultra-portable business market segment.[...]
Ever since Apple’s release of the Retina Display MacBook line back in June 2012, its superior display technology has been left relatively unchallenged by its PC competitors. Featuring a pixel density of 220 PPI and a resolution of 2880×1800, it was easily the best notebook display on the market.
Now nearly a year later, it looks like a number of manufacturers will finally be joining in on the mix, offering similarly impressive displays. As recently discovered by Notebook Italia, the ASUS UX51VZ-DB115H, a variant of the ASUS UX51 series may possibly be carrying a 15.6″ IPS panel with a pixel density of 211.82 PPI and a resolution of 2880 x 1620. The product [...]
Years ago when HP/Voodoo first unveiled the ENVY, it was one the best looking ultraportable notebooks on the market. It had a full carbon fiber chassis topped off with a high gloss layer and boasted an ultra thin profile even before Ultrabooks were cool. Now years after that first introduction, HP has fully incorporated the ENVY line into their lineup of notebooks, so let’s see what HP has done with their latest iteration of their finest ultraportables.
Today we’ll be reviewing the HP ENVY 4 TouchSmart (ENVY 4-1102xx) Ultrabook. As suggested by its name, the ENVY 4 TouchSmart will include a touchscreen, which has gotten more and more [...]