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HP’s Omen X 2S is Proof Dual-Screen Laptops Can Be Awesome

I admit I might have a problem because no matter where I am or what I’m doing, one screen just isn’t enough. At my desk at home and work, I have dual monitors, and even when I’m sitting on my couch watching TV, I almost always have a phone or laptop open off to the side, checking emails, reading news, or playing a game. That said, based on figures that say an estimated 68 percent of Americans browse their phones while watching TV, it seems I’m not the only addicted to screens. Read More >>

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Airlines Ban Some Recalled MacBook Pro Models From Flying, Citing Fire Risk

The US Federal Aviation Administration has “banned select MacBook Pro” units from flying in the air after Apple issued a warning that some contained batteries that pose a fire risk, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday. Read More >>

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The Complete Guide to SSDs in 2019

The solid-state drive or SSD has evolved from an expensive luxury available only to the professional power user to standard issue for anyone picking up a laptop. At the same time, many more standards and technologies have developed around SSDs, meaning picking one isn’t as straightforward as it once was—but we’re going to bring you right up to speed here. Read More >>

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Samsung Teases a Super-Light Laptop with a Monstrous 23-Hour Battery Life

Samsung always has a few surprises planned for its big launch events, so after announcing the new Galaxy Note 10, Samsung announced an ARM-based laptop with built-in LTE connectivity and a claim of a whopping 23-hours of battery life. Read More >>

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The Acer Predator Triton 900 is Almost a Great Portable Battlestation

For a long time, big gaming notebooks were just that: thick, heavy, and more powerful versions of standard laptops, even laptops as ridiculous as the Acer Predator 21X from back in 2017. But more recently, gaming notebook makers have been experimenting with more far-out designs like what we’ve seen from the Asus ROG Mothership – which looks like what you’d get if a Microsoft Surface and a Star Destroyer had a baby – and now this: the Acer Predator Triton 900. Read More >>

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Should You Get a Laptop With a 16×9 or a 3×2 Display?

There’s a lot to think about when you’re buying a laptop (how much power it offers, how big it is, whether or not the keyboard detaches) but what you might not consider is the aspect ratio of the display. You’re faced with a choice between 16x9 and 3x2 screens, and your pick makes more of a difference than you might think. Read More >>

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This Extremely Tiny Gaming Laptop Recreates the ThinkPad’s Iconic Nipple As a Joystick

Aside from maybe Apple’s MacBooks, there isn’t a line of laptops with as much brand recognition as IBM’s ThinkPads—now manufactured by Lenovo. They’ve been around for almost 30 years now and were responsible for some real innovations in laptop design, including the TrackPoint nub in the middle of the keyboard that Paul Klinger has lovingly recreated as part of this custom miniaturised ThinkPad he created. Read More >>

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Apple’s Touch Bar Doesn’t Have to Be So Terrible

Apple killed a laptop that had a lot more fans than I expected last week. Around the Gizmodo office, my colleagues groaned when news broke that following a refresh of its laptop line, there would no longer be a standard MacBook Pro without a Touch Bar. Apple, in their eyes, was going all in on the little touch-sensitive OLED strip above the number pad, and it was a travesty. Read More >>

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Huawei Says Little Has Changed Despite President Trump’s Pledge to Ease Restrictions on Tech Giant

Huawei says its relationship with the U.S. is basically the same as it was a couple of months ago, despite President Donald Trump’s pledge to ease restrictions that currently bar American companies from doing business with the Chinese tech giant. Read More >>

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Apple Just Gutted Its Laptop Line Up

A new round of laptops appeared in the Apple Store this morning, which is bad news if you ask me. Yesterday, there were four distinct models of MacBooks. Now, there are two. Neither of them is particularly impressive. Read More >>

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Apple Might Start Ditching Its Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Laptop Keyboards Later This Year

There hasn’t been an Apple product as universally maligned and hated as the company’s low profile butterfly keyboards since the Newton PDA. Introduced in 2015 to help MacBooks achieve thinner designs, even Gizmodo staffers have had keys on their laptops that broke, or inexplicably just stopped working. As a result, the company expanded its Keyboard Service Program to fix any problems, and even upgraded the keyboard’s materials; but 2019 could actually see Apple finally switch to a better scissor switch design. Read More >>

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Apple Discovers ‘Power’ Issue With Logic Boards in Some 2018 MacBook Airs, Will Offer Free Repairs

Apple has identified a serious issue with a “very small number” of 2018 MacBook Air laptops that requires the replacement of the main logic board, 9to5Mac reported on Sunday, citing internal documents from the company. Read More >>

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11 Things Your Laptop Can Do That You Might Not Know About

Sure, you may have had your Windows or macOS laptop for years and years, but have you actually explored every utility and feature it’s got to offer? Take a trip off the beaten track to some of the lesser-known features and options available to you—from expanding your screen space, to improving system security. Read More >>

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Asus Zenbook S13 Review: A Notch, a Bump, a Clever Little Laptop

When I first saw the ZenBook S13, I wasn’t quite sure what to make of it. For starters, putting a notch on a laptop just seemed like a weird holdover from Asus’ phone business, and its bluish silver and copper orange colour scheme sometimes made it hard to see the letters on its keys. But the more time I spent with the ZenBook S13, my feelings started to change. It’s a clever bit that takes some time to appreciate, and all told, it’s a worthy alternative to the systems like the Dell XPS 13 and Huawei MateBook X Pro. Read More >>

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HP Spectre x360 15 Review: A Slick Laptop That’s Nearly Ruined by One Stupid Mistake

The HP Spectre x360 15-inch laptop is a lovely machine. Impeccably designed, powerful enough for most big tasks, and featuring a new 15.6-inch OLED display that will make your eyes weep with joy. Too bad HP put a terrible trackpad on the thing. Read More >>