Laptop Reviews

Razer’s Project Linda turns the Razer Phone into a laptop

Another CES, another Razer prototype. Unlike last year’s three-screened laptop Project Valerie, Razer’s Project Linda, announced Tuesday, is something that might actually make it to market. Project Linda is a dock for your Razer Phone in the form of a laptop. Razer’s approach might have taken inspiration from the clamshell-like Lap Dock (originally called the Mobile Extender) that shipped as an option for HP’s Elite x3 Windows phone. That phone is dead, though, so Razer has an opportunity to reincarnate…

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Lenovo Brings HDR, Amazon Alexa to Premium ThinkPads | News & Opinion

Far-field microphones in the X1 Carbon laptop and the X1 Yoga will allow them to function just like any other Alexa speaker. January 8, 2018 8:00PM EST January 8, 2018 LAS VEGAS—Lenovo announced a major overhaul of its top-of-the-line ThinkPad business laptops at CES on Monday, adding support for the Amazon Alexa voice assistant and other consumer-friendly features that could elevate the ThinkPad from stodgy board room veteran to status symbol ultraportable. Perhaps the most noteworthy addition to the X1…

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Lenovo’s Miix 630 lasts 20 hours on battery using a Qualcomm chip

Lenovo’s Miix 630 looks a lot like Microsoft’s Surface Pro, a Windows tablet with a detachable keyboard, but there’s a key difference. Announced Monday night at CES, the Miix 630 joins a small, but growing cadre of systems that run on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 Mobile PC platform. Putting this high-end smartphone chip into a Windows PC brings the promise of slimmer, lighter systems that run for many hours longer than a similar system would if based on an Intel or…

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Amazon’s Alexa app headed to Windows PCs, exposing Cortana’s smart-home weakness

Slide over, Cortana. Amazon’s Alexa is headed to Windows PCs, as Amazon aggressively forged partnerships with Acer, Asus, and HP here at CES. Both Amazon and Microsoft had already planned to bring the Alexa digital assistant to smart speakers like the Harman Kardon Invoke, as part of a set of “skills” that allowed third-party app integrations to add additional intelligence. But this is a bit different: Amazon and PC makers are bringing an Alexa app to select Windows PCs, challenging…

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HP Spectre x360 First Look

PCWorld | Jan 8, 2018 HP’s Spectre x360 will offer the CPU option of Intel’s Kaby Lake G part, which has the semi-custom AMD Radeon Vega discrete GPU. We look closer at this sleek, sculpted laptop with all the fixings. Similar Hardware & Accessories Source link

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AMD Expands Lineup of Mobile Ryzen, Vega Chips | News & Opinion

LAS VEGAS—AMD made waves last year with its powerful Ryzen 5, Ryzen 7, and Ryzen Threadripper CPUs designed for high-end desktops, offering comparable performance to Intel’s best processors at equivalent or lower prices. But the company appears to want to shake up the entire market for business and consumer laptops, so it’s also introducing CPUs for workstations as well as the Chromebooks and cheap 2-in-1 convertibles that are now a staple of Best Buy aisles. The complete Ryzen mobile lineup,…

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Intel launches five Core chips with Radeon graphics from rival AMD

Intel’s startling marriage with AMD’s graphics chips has finally borne fruit, as Intel announced five new Core H-series chips that use two variants of the AMD “Vega M” GPU. The combination of Intel and AMD technology should outperform a last-gen system with a discrete Nvidia chip, Intel says. You can jump straight to our performance section to learn more about Intel’s claims. The new 8th-generation, quad-core Core i5 and Core i7 chips, together with what AMD calls the Radeon RX Vega M…

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