Notebooks

After A 24-Year Absence, Intel Re-Enters The Discrete GPU Market With Arc

I hope everyone can agree that any competition is good competition. In more cases, than not, drives innovation and growth within the industry. There isn’t a lot of competition in discrete merchant graphics in PC gaming, commercial, workstation, and datacenter- there’s AMD and NVIDIA. I have always believed that three vendors are better for a …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Moor Insights & Strategy Coverage Of Apple’s M1 SoC

Moor Insights & Strategy has written extensively on Apple’s newest M1 Silicon and its disruptive presence in the market. Moor Insights & Strategy analysis of the Apple M1 devices begins with Apple’s first M1 announcement in 2020 and ends with an analysis of the M1 Max and M1 Pro. You can download the paper by …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Moor Insights & Strategy Coverage Of CES 2022

At CES 2022, Moor Insights & Strategy analysts covered the most innovative technology trends in gaming, XR, IoT, mobile, personal computers, displays, processors, and automotive technology.  The Consumer Technology Association accommodated those analysts who attended live. You can download the paper by clicking on the logo below: Table Of Contents The Most Exciting Gaming Products …

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The Ways The Surface Laptop Studio Is Better Than The MacBook Pro For Creators

This year has been a transitional year for Apple’s MacBook Pro lineup of devices. It has made many impressive changes to the MacBook Pro, with some of those changes being a step back to familiarity and others a massive leap in performance. I have been doing a great deal of testing with the MacBook Pro …

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Top Notebook Trends And Products From HP, Lenovo, And Dell At CES 2022

At CES, laptop OEMs announced their new competitive lineup of commercial, consumer, and creator/gaming laptops every year. As we jump into the new year, these new laptops set the stage for how the year will play out in innovative trends and new technologies. I want to give my top trends of CES 2022 from the …

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No, The 16-Inch MacBook Pro M1 Max Does Not Win In Every Notebook Content Creation Scenario

Apple announced its next-generation MacBook Pros this past October, and with it, Apple’s next generation of M1 silicon. Based on initial reviews, the changes to these new MacBooks seemed to excite the tech world. It wasn’t perfect at launch, far from it, but many ISVs jumped on board to write native apps for the new platform. …

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AMD, Intel, And NVIDIA, Announce New CPU, GPU And Automotive Processors At CES 2022

Although this year’s CES was far from ordinary with the pandemic still near and protocols still in place, it was a very exciting CES. I have already written about Qualcomm’s achievements in the realm of automotive and ADAS systems. I have also already written on the top notebook trends at CES 2022, of which these new technologies will go into. …

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HP Launches New Lineup Of Consumer Devices With A Focus On Camera Quality

Two weeks ago, HP announced its new line of consumer PCs and Monitors for the fall. This year, HP’s lineup of devices considers how often we use video calls and how much it has become a part of our digital lives post Covid-19. I cover many new and innovative technologies that span the digital transformation …

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Microsoft Announces New Surface Devices Including The Powerful Surface Laptop Studio

Every year for the past couple of years, Microsoft has rolled out a new and what I believe to be an innovative Surface device that brings to life what Microsoft envisions for its Windows operating system and Office Suite. I appreciate what Microsoft has done with its Surface devices and believe the Surface experience encapsulates …

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HP Shaking Up Its Consumer Family With New Chrome OS Devices

Today, HP announced two new devices that target consumers with an all-in-one Chrome OS desktop and a Chrome OS detachable powered by Qualcomm. Chrome OS holds a simple but niche OS market today primarily in education but during the pandemic, many businesses tried out the experience. I believe the rapid growth of digital adoption happening …

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Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Fold Reviewed: The Most Compact And Versatile 13” PC

Lenovo’s Thinkpad X1 Fold is the world’s first genuinely foldable PC. Most other PCs are convertibles that can rotate around the hinge of the display and the keyboard or detach from the keyboard. The Thinkpad X1 Fold is the first laptop in the world that can bend in half, from a 13” tablet to a …

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Synaptics May Be A Premium IoT Company, But It’s Still Cranking Out Solid Fingerprint Readers For Notebooks And Chromebooks

As I’ve been following and writing about Synaptics over the last few years, I’ve witnessed a fascinating and transitional time for the company. I’ve seen Synaptics turn around its financials under its adept new CEO, Michael Hurlston, and lean hard into its IoT efforts. So much so that I believe it’s more apt these days …

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Samsung Launches New Galaxy Book Pro PCs At Galaxy Unpacked 2021

Last week, at Galaxy Unpacked 2021, Samsung launched a couple of new Windows PCs, the Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 360. Samsung is taking a mobile-first approach here with an extra emphasis on the word “mobile”. The company looks committed to blurring the lines between mobile and PC. Samsung also designed the Galaxy …

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What’s Better, The New M1 MacBooks Or The Microsoft Surface?

Over the last five months, I have spent an immense amount of time using the new Apple M1 MacBooks. I published an out-of-the-gate review of the M1 MacBook last November using my productivity tools. I then followed it up with a AAA gaming review and finally an Intel Evo PC vs. MacBook M1 review. I have spent much time evaluating …

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What I Still Wish The M1-Based MacBooks Could Do

It has been nearly three months since I first reviewed the M1-based MacBook Pro. I was quite surprised that over 1,000,000 people read the article, but then again, I should not be, as it was different from other reviews during this time. In this review, I tested a bunch of office apps and a few of my …

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Dell Elevates The Work From Home Experience At CES 2021

Dell has a history of making big product launches at CES, across multiple product segments in its client product portfolio. This year, Dell’s new products center around commercial clients, new productivity displays and gaming. Dell’s core business has always been commercial client, be that desktops or laptops. This year, though, the company leaned more heavily …

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Dell’s New Enterprise PC’s, Displays, And Software Shows Commitment To Collaboration

The first-ever entirely virtual CES came and went. At the first of the year, the Consumer Electronics Show is always a popular time for companies to launch new products, and Dell took full advantage of the opportunity. Dell stepped up its game the past three to four years and it seemed like it was a …

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Lenovo Launches A Plethora Of Innovative Consumer And Enterprise Devices At CES 2021

CES is officially came and went. It’s always exciting to watch companies launch new, innovative tech products each year at the show. Although this year’s CES may look a bit different, companies like Lenovo show no signs of letting up.  Lenovo took this year’s CES as an opportunity to launch a plethora of new innovative …

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NVIDIA Turns Up The Ampere At CES 2021

With this year’s CES happening virtually, I, unfortunately, did not get a chance to tour NVIDIA’s suite and tour NVIDIA’s latest gaming innovations. In past years, NVIDIA has used CES to launch the latest in gaming notebooks and display technologies. This year was no different, except I could not check out the latest in gaming …

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