Laptop Reviews

MacBook 2018: Our Wish List | News & Opinion

Apple doesn’t break down its earnings by product, but it wouldn’t be too much of a stretch to say that Cupertino, Calif.’s most famous Inc. is printing money by selling the MacBook. Going by specs, it’s the company’s most entry-level laptop if you ignore the MacBook Air (and I’ll explain why you should below), but its starting price of $1,299 is far above what you’d expect to pay for an entry-level ultraportable from a rival like Dell or Lenovo. The…

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New HP Envy, Elite PCs Ramp Up the Power, Add Alexa | News & Opinion

The main benefit of a 2-in-1 convertible laptop is the ability to use it as both a tablet and a conventional laptop, but models like the 15-inch Dell XPS 15 prove that the form factor can also be a cutting-edge albeit slightly unwieldy platform to show off the latest CPU innovations. The latest large, cutting-edge 2-in-1 is the HP Envy x360 15, unveiled this week with a choice of Intel or AMD processors and AMD Radeon RX Vega graphics. It’s…

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Lenovo Yoga 730 (13-Inch) Review & Rating

A series of minor but welcome changes to Lenovo’s consumer 13-inch 2-in-1 convertible laptop mean that the latest model, the Lenovo Yoga 730 (starts at $799.99, $849.99 as tested), is thinner, lighter, and more powerful than its Yoga 720 predecessor. The improvements are probably not enough to prompt an upgrade if you already have the previous model, but they make this laptop an even better choice if you want a single device to use mostly as a laptop and occasionally…

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HP Envy 17: Specs, features, price, release date

HP’s Envy 17 is a powerful laptop that consumers can afford. This larger machine may never stray far from a table, but it should keep you from missing your desktop PC in most ways. Announced Monday and available later in May, the Envy 17 will have a starting price of $1,050. The specs offer some notable performance parts, as you’ll see when you run down the list: HP Envy 17 price, specs and features CPU: Intel 8th-generation Core i7-8550U Memory: Up…

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HP Envy 13: Specs, features, price, release date

HP’s Envy 13 is a laptop with an immediate challenge: How to control Intel 8th-gen Core quad-core thermals in thin-and-light laptop? The answer could be the Command Center utility that comes with it, with settings designed to beat the heat. HP employed another trick or two to squeeze maximum value out of this skinny consumer laptop, and we’ll show them to you below. Anounced Monday and available later in May, the Envy 13 will have a starting price of $1,000.…

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HP’s Envy x360 13 goes all in on Ryzen

HP’s Envy x360 13 is a 360-degree convertible that’s fully committed to AMD’s new Ryzen mobile processor. Announced Monday and expected to be available later in May, the all-AMD product line will have a starting price of $760. If there were Envy x360 13 models with Intel CPUs, the Ryzen models would likely be less-expensive counterparts. This is what we’re seeing with the Envy x360 15, which ships with a choice of either.  Specs and features HP The HP Envy…

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The Best Mobile Workstations of 2018

How to Buy the Right Workstation Laptop The most demanding, hardcore users need the most powerful laptops on the planet. You probably agree. You probably think we’re talking about gamers and gaming laptops. Actually, though, we’re talking about work, not play: applications such as computer-aided design (CAD), architecture, engineering, video editing and post production, 3D rendering and animation, virtual reality, and oil and gas exploration. The machines that take these jobs to job sites or conference rooms are mobile workstations—laptops…

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Which Apple MacBook Should You Buy?

Picking the Right Apple My hands were clammy with excitement one July day a little more than a decade ago as I obsessively refreshed the FedEx website to watch a very special shipment make its way from Suzhou in China’s Jiangsu province to my home in Oregon, where I was eagerly awaiting the arrival of perhaps the most exciting graduation gift a college-bound kid at the time could hope for: a shiny white first-generation MacBook with an Intel Core Duo…

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MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RE review: Stylish enough for work and powerful enough for play

If you’re been looking for a gaming laptop to trick your corporate IT department into funding your PC gaming—MSI’s GS65 Stealth Thin 8RE may be just what the you’ve been looking for. On the outside, it’s sedate black aluminum with bronze edges. On the inside are state-of-the-art, gaming-grade components with enough performance to basically put anything made before it to shame. Adam Patrick Murray The GS65 Stealth is designed to look at home in a corporate conference room. Only the…

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Dell Latitude 3390 Review & Rating

The Dell Latitude 3390 (starts at $599; $908 as tested) is the least expensive convertible 2-in-1 in the company’s Latitude line of business machines. Sporting a 13.3-inch 1080p touch display and an IR camera for facial recognition, it offers a competent feature set for everyday productivity. Based on Dell’s consumer-grade Inspiron 13 5000 (5379) 2-in-1, the Latitude 3390 adds a USB-C port for docking stations and includes an onsite warranty. This convertible ultimately falls short of our expectations, though, with…

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Windows on Qualcomm Gets 64-Bit App Support | News & Opinion

The dream of carrying a single device that combines the best of laptops, tablets, and smartphones inched closer to reality this week, when Microsoft and Qualcomm announced a small but significant improvement to their Always Connected PC platform. The update, announced at Microsoft’s Build developer conference, will allow 64-bit apps to run natively on laptops and tablets that use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon CPU, originally designed to power smartphones. These devices include the HP Envy x2 detachable tablet, which boasts a physical…

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Acer Aspire E 15 (E5-576G-5762) Review & Rating

The decision to supersize something, whether it’s a fast food meal or an SUV, is often fraught with controversy. Not so with the $599 Acer Aspire E 15 (E5-57G-5762). Spending just a bit more—say, $99 more than the $500 we typically consider the cutoff for a budget laptop—yields a 15-inch full-HD display, surprisingly good build quality, a capacious SSD, and a discrete graphics processor. All of these things make the E 15 an excellent desktop-replacement laptop for buyers on a…

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Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 (9575) Review & Rating

When it comes to convertible 2-in-1 hybrid laptops, we’re not big fans of 15.6-inch models. They’re simply too heavy to be convenient. That said, if you’re looking for a desktop-replacement that can flip and fold for occasional use as a tablet or stand up for a presentation, the Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 (starts at $1,299.99; $2,349 as tested) is awfully nice. And thanks to its innovative, cooperative CPU—Intel’s Core i7-8705G with AMD’s Radeon RX Vega M GL discrete graphics built…

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 3rd Gen review: A speedy, premium 2-in-1 with a lofty price tag

Tough, fast, and generous with battery life, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga has a lot going for it, but a bargain price isn’t one of them. We certainly admire the ThinkPad’s top-notch construction, impressive performance and clever touches, like its retractable keys, built-in pen charger and privacy-minded webcam shutter. That said, expect to pay up for the ThinkPad X1 Yoga’s premium features. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga price and specifications We tested the ThinkPad X1 Yoga model 20LD0015US ($1,673.10 from Lenovo),…

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