Microsoft have made it even more difficult to choose which Surface product to buy with the release of the revised Surface Pro and the new Surface Laptop. Which one do you buy? Which one is better? Surface Pro. Surface Laptop. Surface Pro. Surface Laptop. The mental back-and-forth is real. We've put together this nifty guide to help you decide which one is the right one for you.
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Not everyone needs a super fast laptop equipped with the fastest CPU, stacks of memory and a capacious SSD to store all your data. For some, a laptop is a second device that fits a specific need when travelling.
Students love low-cost machines as most of their content is stored on the cloud so all they need is enough local processing power to carry out basic tasks. And others want a machine for occasional use and don't have a massive budget. So, what can you get for $1000 or less?
Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
Gaming notebooks that don't compromise on price, weight or performance are growing increasingly more common. Dell's managed to secure a place as one of the better options if you're considering such a laptop, with its Inspiron 15 7000 the best contender. Right now, you can grab the budget powerhouse for less than $1400, an amazing deal considering it packs an NVIDIA GTX 1060.
When Apple launched the MacBook Air at the end of January 2008, it was an overpriced marvel of design and tech. The laptop, a silvery sliver of machined aluminium, was 1.9cm at its thickest and weighed 1.36kg. In an impractical but effective on-stage demonstration, Steve Jobs unveiled the the $2499 computer by removing it from a Manila interoffice envelope to demonstrate just how svelte it really was. "What is the MacBook Air?" he asked while pacing the stage. "In a sentence, it's the world's thinnest notebook."
Following its more mobile Blade and Blade Stealth laptops, Razer has introduced its top-of-the-line Blade Pro gaming-focused machine in Australia for the first time.
With a 17.3-inch screen, a Core i7 Kaby Lake processor and a beautiful, comfortable design in black aluminum crammed into a shell only 2.2cm thick, this is an absolute beast of a laptop that also manages to look and feel premium and classy.
For years, Microsoft and others have been trying to figure out how to get Windows running on chips other than x86 processors most commonly made by Intel and AMD. The hope is that by broadening the platform to makers of mobile devices, Windows on ARM-based chips will lead to cheaper, more accessible systems than the standard laptops we have now.
I couldn't help but think back to the 1970s when Microsoft announced the new Surface Book 2 - memories of the opening titles from The Six Million Dollar Man came flooding back. The new Surface Book 2 boasts the latest processors from Intel, upgraded graphics and a massive 17 hours of battery life when playing back video. And Microsoft has one target firmly in their sights. Most of the comparisons Microsoft makes is with Apple's MacBook Pro, claiming to be better, stronger and faster.
The new Razer Blade Stealth is an unusual beast, in a good way. It exists as a product manufactured by a company that proudly states “For Gamers, By Gamers” on the cardboard box that it ships in. However, like the previous model, it doesn’t really feel like a gaming laptop. No, the Blade Stealth isn’t a gaming laptop. But it is one of the best ultrabooks you can buy.
Panasonic has announced their new Toughbook CF-33 – a ruggedised 2-in-1 with a detachable keyboard. It has a 12-inch screen and is 37% thinner and 26% lighter than the CF-31 it supersedes. Battery life has been boosted to 10 hours. Not bad for a package that weighs in at 2.761 kg in laptop mode or 1.527 kg without the keyboard.
Dear Lifehacker, I just bought a new laptop with USB type C charging. The manufacturer's wall charger is rated 45W, and is not modular - the USB-C cable is all one piece with the power adaptor. I'd love to minimise the gear I take on the go, so ideally I'd like a wall charger that is modular so I can plug in a micro USB cable for my phone / Bluetooth headset, and a USB-C cable for my laptop.
If you're packing your laptop in a checked bag, the best advice is probably don't do it. From lost luggage to lost data, there's so much that can go wrong. With the recent discussion concerning a laptop ban in the US, though, you may not have a choice. Whatever the circumstance, you want to keep your laptop safe once you drop off your bag and go on your way.
The Surface Pro 5 launched recently and, as expected, it's the best iteration of Microsoft's 2-in-1 devices yet. But it's not the only new tech from Microsoft. They also launched the Surface Laptop, a Pro-looking device aimed at the crowd who would traditionally buy a Macbook Air.
The Surface Laptop became available in Australia last week, and I paid out of pocket to grab one on launch day. I've been using it ever since; here's what that's been like.
Over the last few weeks, I've been road testing a number of different Windows 10 tablets and 2-in-1 computers. When I started the journey, my goal was to replace an iPad Pro - which is a great piece of hardware but doesn't quite meet my specific needs - with something else. I really like the idea of a "proper" file system that lets me easily save documents and sync them to the could without any messing about. And a touchscreen is also part of my life. So, what did I choose?
After upgrading my laptop, I spent months feeling bad that I hadn't yet sold the old one. It sat around for months, until one day when a friend was over to work on a writing project. He hadn't brought his computer, so I fired up the spare laptop, whisking away my guilt. That spare computer has now become a dedicated guest computer.
The government is looking "very closely" at invoking a ban on passengers carrying laptops on international flights for certain legs. Prime Minister Turnbull told ABC News "We are taking into account all of the information and advice we're receiving internationally and we're working very closely with our partners. In due course, any announcements will be made formally though the Transport Minister."