I have a new semi-custom desktop that has my first ever SLI GPU setup as well as Samsung's amazingly fast new Samsung 950 PRO -Series 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD.
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Windows fans no longer need to pine for a MacBook Air: HP's Envy Notebook is thinner and less expensive than the Apple offering, and provides a number of unique features. Is it the ultimate Ultrabook? It comes very close.
I'm not sure why it's doing so now, but in a bid to perhaps stave off the sales doldrums of winter, the Microsoft Store online is offering great savings on some of Microsoft's first-party devices, including Band 2, Surface Pro 4, and Xbox One.
A few tidbits from around the web: More details on that Surface power cord recall, a WWII shooter game hits Kickstarter, Lenovo's quarterly results show the firm is still mostly a PC maker, Google's podcast service is imminent, and Amazon is opening more retail book stores.
As you may recall, I'm a big fan of the InFocus Kangaroo mini-PC, which offers amazing functional value and a low price. Today, InFocus announced a second model of its mini-PC, called Kangaroo Plus, which provides double the RAM, storage, and performance.
With Microsoft reporting its earnings for the final calendar quarter of 2015, we have some useful data for evaluating how the firm's devices businesses are doing. And as you should expect, there's some high points and some not-so-high points.
With its Tablet PC initiative faltering in the mid-2000s, Microsoft set out to reinvigorate the segment with a new offering aimed at a new generation of smaller personal computers. Dubbed Ultra-Mobile PC (UMPC) and code-named Origami, this unique design still reverberates strongly today in various phones and tablets.
Acer and Microsoft revealed this week that they have collaborated on a new Windows 10 laptop aimed at the education market. Dubbed the TravelMate B117, this new laptop provides unique interactive features that are ideal for the classroom.
Last year, I discussed my plans to build my next desktop PC, and then never really followed through. But this year, I'll be building two PCs, a gaming PC for my son and a non-gaming PC for myself.
As promised, Microsoft has delivered the initial lists of Skylake-based business PCs on which it will support Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. These lists come from four of the biggest PC makers for businesses: Lenovo, HP, Dell and NEC.
Arriving in a box the size of a 1972 Super Beetle, the HP ENVY Curved All-in-One is the most beautiful PC I've ever laid eyes on. The only question is whether I'm worthy of the expansive and curved 34-inch ultra-widescreen display.
Here are some tidbits from around the web: Passwords that suck, AMD results, Build sells out rather quickly, Continuum for phones will work on mid-range devices too, Intel offers new security tech on Core vPro chips, more.
A few tidbits from around the web: Surface flip-flopping,. Nokia repair shops to turn away walk-ins, WhatsApp drops exorbitant annual fee, tech companies found using cobalt sourced from child labor, Apple will finally offer a way to hide its crapware in iOS 9.3.
The Dell Venue 8 Pro was perhaps the only truly excellent Windows 8.1 mini-tablet. And with the PC maker now shipping the long-awaited Windows 10 version of this device, a looming question awaits: Is it any good?
Here are a few tidbits from around the web: What the PC industry could learn from the NRA, Lumia 650 rumors, the best way to run Windows 10 on a Mac, and John Romero makes a free new level for the original Doom.
An interesting new startup seeks to bring 5 billion in emerging markets into the personal computing age. But the company---called Endless---isn't doing so with trendier new products likes phones or tablets. Instead, it is focusing on desktop PCs.
Alcatel has announced a Windows device that has an 8 in display that is running Windows 10 Mobile which makes it a large phone instead of a small tablet.
Samsung released a new ultra book late in 2015 and I got to spend a few minutes with the high end laptop that is loaded with features.
Dell is still one of the world's largest sellers of PCs, and the firm arrived for CES 2016 in Las Vegas with a simple message: Sorry, naysayers, but the PC market is alive and well. And it has some new business PCs to announce to help make that case.
Samsung has released a new device that looks and feels like a Surface Pro but it is thinner and has its own unique foldable keyboard.
Razer has released a new laptop called the Blade Stealth and it has the option for pairing it with an external GPU that makes this laptop a gaming machine.
Lenovo has updated their laptops for 2016 and one model, the Thinkpad X1 Yoga, has an OLED screen which will hopefully become standard on all new laptops.
Lenovo has announced a new gaming laptop and at 10lbs, it is not light but it packs nearly everything you could ever want under-the-hood including LEDs.
HP has taken its proven formula with the Spectre x360 setup and added an OLED display to it which appears to be a winning combination.
HP has updated its Spectre x360 with new bits under-the-hood which should make the laptop, which has been well received, continue to sell well in its new size.
At CES this week, Alcatel Onetouch announced the PIXI 3, an 8-inch Windows 10 Mobile Tablet. But unless I'm missing something, this thing is an effect a giant smart phone, since it provides 4G LTE connectivity too.
HP this morning announced the new business-focused EliteBook Folio, which it bills as its thinnest and lightest notebook ever. Like other modern super-portable PCs, this device is powered by Intel Core M processors, but it can be had with a 4K display as well.