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MSI’s Latest Laptops Are Smaller, Sturdier, and Some Even Vibrate

When MSI released the GS65 last year, it took a risk. Instead of making something massively powerful like the GT75, MSI swapped out its typical red-and-black colour scheme and focused on a thin-and-light to create a more portable, but still fast all-rounder. And as a result, the GS65 became the company’s best selling laptop of 2018. But for 2019, MSI is leaning heavily on a refreshingly old school information source to help improve its systems: feedback from users...and feedback in the laptops themselves. Read More >>

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CES 2019: Acer’s New Swift 7 Is So Thin It Doesn’t Seem Real

At some point, Acer is going to have to give up its yearly quest to make the Swift 7 just a little bit slimmer, but that time hasn’t come yet, because at CES 2019 Acer has once again triumphed over physics to create something stupendously skinny. Read More >>

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CES 2019: Alienware Is Redefining the Gamer Aesthetic, Again

Every few years Alienware, Dell’s gaming-focused brand, dramatically changes its design language. In 2009 it moved from the alien-like aesthetic it had embraced for a decade to something more industrial and reminiscent of an 80s supercar. And starting in 2019, Alienware plans to roll out a slew of products created using a whole new style, beginning with the gorgeous Alienware Area-51m, which shares its name with the desktop that put Alienware on the map back in 1998. Read More >>

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CES 2019: Dell Might Have Just Perfected the XPS 13

Dell’s XPS 13 has been one of the best ultraportable laptops on the market for years now. It’s sleek, it’s stylish, and it’s often cheaper than an equivalent Mac. But recent models have had one glaring flaw: a webcam located below the screen that made you look like Shrek every time you used it. Read More >>

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CES 2019: You Ruined One of Lenovo’s Best ThinkPads

Okay you jack asses. We need to fight. Because starting this year the Lenovo Yoga Thinkpad X1 – Lenovo’s 360-hinge version of the practically perfect X1 Carbon, is dropping the very light and durable all carbon fibre body and replacing it with heavier and lamer aluminium. Read More >>

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Samsung’s Latest Laptops Want to Win You Over With Style

When it comes to mainstream laptops, they all sort of have the same specs. You get a CPU from Intel (or maybe AMD), memory and storage from Micron, Kingston, WD, or Samsung, and maybe a graphics card from Nvidia. So how else are computer makers supposed to entice potential buyers? Well on Samsung’s latest laptops at CES 2019, it thinks superior styling is the answer. Read More >>

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CES 2019: Huawei Is Going Hard at the MacBook Air With Its New MateBook 13

Huawei has only been in the laptop game for a few years now, but following up on the success of systems like the MateBook X Pro, Huawei is expanding its notebook portfolio with the new MateBook 13. Read More >>

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CES 2019: The Asus ROG Mothership is an Overpowered Surface for Gamers

When I heard Asus was bringing a laptop called the Mothership to CES 2019, I knew I had to see it. Actually, calling it a laptop doesn’t quite do this thing justice, because it’s one part 2-in-1, it’s one part gaming machine, it’s loaded up with more RGB lights than a UFO, and I absolutely love it. Read More >>

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CES 2019: This Laptop Has a Notch

Little by little, smartphone design has been making an impact on laptops thanks to features like touchscreens, built-in fingerprint readers, face-scanning cameras, and more. So naturally, after notches became one of the most discussed (and often reviled) features on phones in 2018, Asus went and added one to the new ZenBook S13. Read More >>

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CES 2019: Acer’s Chromebook 315 Is a Lot of Laptop for Under £300

If the only thing you care about is finding the most laptop for your money, Acer’s new $280 (UK price TBA) Chromebook 315 might be exactly what you need. Read More >>

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CES 2019: HP’s Newest Chromebooks Are Priced Just Right

As the kids who started out using Chromebooks grow up, the kinds of systems running Chrome OS need to evolve too. So in order to please the increasing number of people who want something more sophisticated out of a modern-day netbook without abandoning the platform’s budget-conscious roots, HP brought the new moderately priced Chromebook x360 14 G1 and super cheap Chromebook 14 to CES 2019. Read More >>

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LG Gram Review: Unbelievably Light and Thin, Without Compromise

After being released in the US at the start of 2018, LG has finally felt it necessary to bring the Gram laptop to the UK. Getting its name from the fact that it weighs less than a kilogram (most of them do, anyway), the Gram is designed to offer great laptop performance without all the extra weight that can affect the portability of other machines. Being someone who reviews technology products from time to time, LG let me spend a few weeks with the Gram to try all that for myself. Read More >>

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How to Set Up Your iPad to Be the Best Laptop Replacement It Can Be

Apple wants you to use your iPad or your iPad Pro like a proper computer: But how do you go about doing that? And does it actually work? Here are the apps, software tweaks, and accessories you need to turn your Apple tablet into a makeshift laptop—and some of the annoyances you’re still going to come across. Read More >>

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Okay, Which MacBook Should You Actually Buy

You are in the market for a laptop. You are aware that Windows and Chrome OS laptops are cheaper and are now just as well crafted and designed as Apple ones. You do not care. You want an Apple laptop. As an avowed user of the platform for 20-plus years, I support this decision to spend more money than you should to use a wonderful OS on some nicely designed hardware. But the question is which laptop do you buy? Read More >>

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The 23 Coolest Gadgets of 2018

No matter how jaded we become, each year the fine gadget purveyors of the world manage to find new ways to delight and surprise us with gear that’s inventive, exciting, and just plain cool. We put our heads together and collected the very best and most interesting products we were lucky enough to try this year. Here’s to more in the year ahead. Read More >>