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Laptops

The mid-range G550JK (left) and 4K-packing GX500 (right)

Asus has announced two additions to its Republic of Gamers (ROG) laptop range. The systems, known as the GX500 and the G550JK, make use of the same design language, while occupying two distinct product spaces – one svelte and high-end with an impressive 4K display, the other a mid-range offering with a premium build.  Read More

Gizmag takes a quick look at the Transcend JetDrive Lite, a MacBook storage expansion acce...

MacBooks can make for great notebook PCs, but their speedy solid-state drives don't give you much storage bang for your buck. So why not do something with that SD card slot, and give yourself some extra semi-permanent storage? That's the thinking behind Transcend's JetDrive Lite. Read on, for Gizmag's quick look.  Read More

Gizmag reviews the latest version of the 13-in Retina MacBook Pro

If you're shopping for a new MacBook, do you go for light and thin with a mediocre display resolution – like you'd get from a MacBook Air? Or do you spend more for a thicker laptop with an amazing display, a la the Retina MacBook Pro? Let's revisit the 13-in MacBook Pro with Retina Display, and see if we can lend a hand.  Read More

Transcend's JetDrive Lite promises to expand MacBook storage without sticking out like a s...

If a MacBook Pro or Air owner wants to expand the storage of his or her laptop, the price can be quite high through Apple. Transcend has just unveiled a more reasonably priced solution called the JetDrive Lite that goes into the SD card slot, but it does it without sticking out like a standard SD card.  Read More

Gizmag compares the specs and features of the MSI GT70 Dominator Pro (left) and the Asus R...

Both the MSI Dominator Pro-888 and the Asus ROG G750JZ are high-end gaming laptops, but they’re not quite created equally. While the Asus machine is clearly the looker of the two, the GT70 has a few tricks up its sleeve when it comes to internals. Read on as Gizmag compares these two high-end laptops.  Read More

Gizmag reviews the (early 2014) 11-in MacBook Air, an extremely incremental update to Appl...

At Gizmag, we often review brand spankin' new devices that sit on the cutting edge of technology. Other products we review are little more than incremental updates over their predecessors. And then there's the 2014 MacBook Air, a device that gives new meaning to the word "incremental." Read on, as we share our quick impressions of the ever-so-slightly updated 11-in MacBook Air.  Read More

The 10.1-inch ArcBook Android netbook from Archos

Archos has pulled back the curtain to reveal what's claimed to be the first touchscreen Android netbook, the ArcBook. Designed for students and mobile workers, the wallet-friendly portable workhorse features a 10-inch screen, a 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex processor and a battery that promises to keep going long after the school day or shift is over.  Read More

Google and Intel have announced that the number of devices running Chrome OS is about to s...

The number of devices running Google's Chrome OS is about to significantly increase. At a press event in San Francisco yesterday, Intel and Google upped Chrome system designs to 20 by introducing a bunch of new computers and notebooks from OEM partners like Acer, LG, Asus, Dell and Lenovo, including a few powered by the latest generation Core i3 processors.  Read More

The Chromebook N20p can be used in laptop mode, or Stand Mode

Lenovo has followed the recent release of student-only rugged 11e laptops running Google's Chrome OS with its first pair aimed squarely at consumers. Both the N20 and N20p sport an 11.6-in HD display, but only the latter boasts a hinge that allows its keyboard to be swiveled so far back that it becomes the base of a touch-enabled screen angled for movie viewing comfort.  Read More

Finsix has created a new small laptop charger called the Dart

Laptop chargers can be fairly bulky and unwieldy, at odds with the supposed portability of their devices. A group of MIT graduates has recognized this and developed a charger that is significantly more compact. The Finsix Dart is about a quarter of the size of other laptop chargers.  Read More

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