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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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AMD Expands Zen 3 Into Laptops At CES 2021

AMD’s CEO, Dr. Lisa Su, was back again this year delivering the company’s CES 2021 Keynote, which the entire industry watched intently. 2020 was an excellent year for AMD, and that started at CES 2020 with the announcement of the Ryzen 4000 series in laptops. While AMD has not fully reported 2020 year financials, expectations …

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The Dell XPS 17: The Content Creator’s Dream Laptop

Many of you are familiar with the Dell XPS line of laptops, the XPS 13, 15 and 17, where the company typically debuts its latest, greatest technologies. This year was no different, with a few twists—Dell introduced refreshed designs of both the XPS 13 and 15 (which traditionally leap-frog years) and reintroduced the XPS 17 …

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Apple MacBook Pro 13″ M1 AAA Gaming Experience: Good Performance For Thin And Lite, But Rough Experience For Some Games

My expectations for AAA gaming on any 13″ notebook with integrated graphics are low for any IGP notebook brand. At Apple’s WWDC and Mac product launch, gaming (game/games/gaming) was cited 23 times, so I believe Apple intended to create a good gaming experience. Gaming has not been much of a focus for the Mac operating …

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Apple MacBook Pro 13″ M1 AAA Gaming Experience: Good Performance For Thin And Lite, But Rough Experience For Some Games

My expectations for AAA gaming on any 13″ notebook with integrated graphics are low for any IGP notebook brand. At Apple’s WWDC and Mac product launch, gaming (game/games/gaming) was cited 23 times, so I believe Apple intended to create a good gaming experience. Gaming has not been much of a focus for the Mac operating …

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Apple MacBook Pro 13” M1 Review- Why You Might Want To Pass

I’ve read the first batch of Apple MacBook Pro 13” M1 reviews from the Apple-chosen first reviewers and you’d be hard to find anything negative about the new laptop. At the worst, there were some complaints about the iOS app experience, but on the whole, early reviews, described the new MacBook Pro 13’ essentially as …

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Surface Laptop Go Review: Premium Notebook On A Budget

Since 2012, Surface has led the way as the Microsoft PC brand. Microsoft Surface offers a range of premium notebooks, including the Surface Book, Surface Laptop, and as of earlier this month, the newest addition, the Surface Laptop Go. The Surface Laptop Go is Microsoft’s lightest and most affordable notebook it has ever launched at …

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HP ZBook Create G7 Notebook PC Review- A Workstation For Prosumer Creators

Since 2013, HP has been offering mobile workstations under the Z Workstation brand, including the popular ZBook. Mobile workstations are becoming more popular for creators and gamers who need to game and create while on the go or away from their primary PC. This has been especially true during the time of Covid-19. Thanks to …

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Apple Claims The IPhone 12’s A14 Bionic ‘Challenges Laptops’ But Gives No Details

Apple hosted its iPhone 12 launch event on Tuesday and gave more details on its newest Apple A14 Bionic SoC. The A14 SoC is the heart of Apple’s latest iPad Air, and all four versions of the new 5G enabled iPhone 12. During the new iPhone 12 and A14 Bionic chip’s unveiling, the company made …

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Microsoft Launches Surface Laptop Go And Improves Windows 10 On ARM User Experience

The Microsoft Surface brand continues to be an industry leader in premium devices and peripherals. The brand has a firm foot in premium devices with 2-in-1’s, notebooks, tablets, earbuds, headphones, all-in-one’s, and more. Under the leadership of Panos Panay, the Surface team has $7 billion in annual revenue run rate to show for their efforts. …

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Intel’s 11th Gen Core Processors And ‘Evo’ Platform Brand Raises The Notebook Processor Competitive Stakes

Intel has been crushing it financially recently through the execution of a more diversified portfolio even as it faces fierce PC and datacenter server processor competition as well as challenges in future process nodes. Yesterday was a big day in the long history of Intel as it unveiled the next generation of notebook processors, which, …

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The Dell XPS 17 Review: Sleek, Simple, And Powerful

For the last five years, the Dell XPS lineup has been extremely innovative and pushed the envelope in terms of design and features. The XPS systems are typically thoughtfully designed for excellent user experience as the XPS displays are crisp and colorful, and features and performance are top of the line. The latest addition to …

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