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What to look for when buying a new computer, laptop or hybrid

Buying a new computer is a lot like ordering a pizza: You think it’s a fairly simple task until you realize how many choices you need to make. But if your existing machine is so old it could barely run solitaire, you’re probably due for an upgrade. The good news is two-fold: there are many new exciting developments in the ... Read More »

Dell is selling our favorite budget gaming laptop for $800 right now

Bargains are in a bit of a lull before the holidays arrive, but there are still a few decent deals out there. Right now, Dell is offering a 15-inch gaming laptop with a Core i5 Kaby Lake processor, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics card for $800, and IPS screen. That last detail—the IPS screen—makes this price ... Read More »

Consumer Reports’ Surface Laptop flap is based on data from past Surface models

When Consumer Reports stopped recommending the Microsoft Surface Laptop and latest Microsoft Surface Book, it did so based not on those specific products’ reliability. Rather, the company used reliability surveys of earlier Surface devices (including Surface 3, Surface Pro 3, and the early Surface Book), according to a report the publication released Thursday. In addition to removing its “recommended” rating from four Microsoft Surface ... Read More »

Acer Predator 21 X: We unbox the beastliest gaming laptop ever

It came in a Pelican case: The Acer Predator 21 X, all 18 pounds and $8,999.99 of it, a pure and uncompromising gaming machine that’s only theoretically portable. Seriously: This laptop is so heavy, we had to take turns holding it during our unboxing video. But to its credit, it has everything: Intel 7th-generation (Kaby Lake) Core i7-7820HK overclockable CPU 64GB of ... Read More »

Laptop Ban: Emirates, Turkish Airlines Say Exempted From Electronics Restriction

HIGHLIGHTS The ban was lifted “effective immediately” on Dubai International Emirates blamed travel restrictions for a drop in demand on US flights The UK ban does not apply to flights from Dubai and Abu Dhabi The United States has lifted the in-cabin ban on laptops and other large electronic devices on US-bound flights from Dubai and Istanbul, Emirates and Turkish Airlines said ... Read More »

Surface Laptop: Everything you need to know

We posted our Surface Laptop review today—get the highlights below. We’ve also updated this piece with information on the ship date for the highest-end SKU, and details about how to get Microsoft Office while running Windows 10 S. The Surface Laptop stole the show at Microsoft’s May 2 event. The focus may have been on education, Windows 10 S, and affordable laptops for classroom use, but the ... Read More »

Surface Laptop: Everything you need to know

We posted our Surface Laptop review today—get the highlights below. We’ve also updated this piece with information on the ship date for the highest-end SKU, and details about how to get Microsoft Office while running Windows 10 S. The Surface Laptop stole the show at Microsoft’s May 2 event. The focus may have been on education, Windows 10 S, and affordable laptops for classroom use, but the ... Read More »

Lava Helium 14 Laptop With 14.1-Inch Display, Windows 10 Launched at Rs. 14,999

HIGHLIGHTS The laptop sports a 14.1-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display The Helium 14 comes with 2GB of RAM Lava Helium 14 is already available for purchase from Flipkart Domestic mobile and tablet manufacturer Lava on Wednesday announced that it has partnered with Microsoft and Intel to launch its first ever laptop – Helium 14. Priced at just Rs. 14,999, the ... Read More »

Flipkart Unveils Rs. 999 per Month Laptop Offer Partnering With HP, Intel, Microsoft

HIGHLIGHTS Consumers can Rs. 999 per month in a 36-month EMI Flipkart has partnered ICICI Bank and Citibank The laptop sports a Intel Core i3 processor E-commerce marketplace Flipkart on Monday announced that it has collaborated with HP, Intel, and Microsoft so that consumers can buy the HP Imprint, an Intel Core i3-powered Windows 10 laptop priced at Rs. 35,954, ... Read More »

Laptop Ban Affecting Middle East-US Traffic, Says IATA

HIGHLIGHTS US in March announced laptop/tablet ban on flights coming in & going out The Middle-East bound flights were mostly targeted IATA has said that it’s affecting the flight traffic Restrictions on bringing large electronic devices into aircraft cabins on certain routes to the United States are affecting traffic between the Middle East and the United States, a global airlines’ ... Read More »