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All posts tagged "laptops"

  • New Macbook Pro now in SA: what about price?

    The iStore has announced the availability of the latest generation Macbook Pro laptops in South Africa. The 13-inch Macbook Pro was launched on 28 November in the country, while the 15-inch model will be available "soon", the store chain wrote in an emailed statement. Most of the new Macbook Pro models come equipped with a "Touch Bar", being a touch-sensitive strip that replaces the row of function keys. The Touch Bar also includes a Touch ID fingerprint scanner, allowing users to authenticate purchases and lock down their device. The new Macbook Pro line isn't cheap, but the Touch Bar seems rather intriguing Don't care...

  • New Macbook Pro leaked with touchbar, Touch ID

    Apple is widely tipped to reveal a new MacBook Pro or two on 27 October, but it looks like they may have spoilt their own launch. According to MacRumors, the latest version of MacOS Sierra shows what appears to be the new MacBook Pro. What stands out in the image though? For starters, the rumours of a touch-enabled bar (replacing the function key row) seem to be true. The touchbar seems context-sensitive too, so imagine media controls appearing on it when playing a movie or editing options when typing a document. The New MacBook Pro seems to be a radical and long-overdue laptop, if the...

  • Alcatel Plus 10: the new budget hybrid king?

    It's tough to find decent Windows laptop/tablet hybrids at the sub-R5000 price point, but TCL's new Alcatel device might just pack the goods. At a suggested price of R3559, you get a budget-minded Intel Cherry Trail X5 processor (T3 Z8350), 2GB of RAM, 10.1-inch 1280x800 display, dual front speakers and 32GB of expandable storage. In the camera department, we've got a 5MP main camera and a 2MP shooter with flash for video calling and selfies. However, TCL has also spiced things up with the addition of a keyboard dock, featuring an extra 2580mAh battery over and above the tablet's 5830mAh pack. The keyboard dock...

  • Acer Predator 21 X: a VR laptop for gamers revealed

    Keeping track of the Acer Predator 21 and other launches at IFA 2016? Have a look at our IFA portal right here. Conventional wisdom says that gaming laptops are overpriced and offer less bang for your buck. But, if anything, Acer is certainly not skimping on the specs with its new Acer Predator 21 X notebook. This monstrosity comes with a curved 2560x1080 display that features integrated eye-tracking technology, making for a rather innovative design, for starters. Then again, many would probably prefer a higher resolution screen, so it probably is skimping on specs in this regard... Anyway, the machine isn't merely running Intel...

  • Xiaomi reveals dual-camera Redmi Pro, Mi Notebook Air laptop

    Chinese technology colossus Xiaomi said it would have some stuff to announce today, and it didn't disappoint. The company revealed the Redmi Pro smartphone, coming in three variants. The first two options feature the ten-core MediaTek Helio X20 processor and 3GB of RAM, while the top-end model has a slightly upgraded Helio X25 chip and 4GB of RAM. The entry-level 32GB Redmi Pro will cost RMB1499 (R3212 as a straight conversion), the 64GB model will have a RMB1699 (R3940) price tag and the 128GB option has a price of RMB1999 (R4279). All devices come with a hybrid SIM slot, allowing you...

  • HP Spectre X2 review: a Microsoft Surface by any other name

    HP's been on a rather impressive streak with laptops lately, delivering the snazzy Elitebook Folio and its latest Pavilion Gaming notebook (review) in recent months. But what if you value a versatile form factor and battery life above snazzy graphics and truckloads of power? Well, then you'll need to take a peek at the HP Spectre X2. Let's start with the hardware Unbox the HP Spectre X2 and you'll instantly notice the distinct form factor, being a convertible tablet akin to the Microsoft Surface line. So that means a tablet with a kickstand and a lightweight keyboard cover. It's not quite a cut-and-paste job...

  • Scan 3XS Graphite LG5 review: good things come in small packages

    We're living in the post-Ultrabook era. Even when laptops are designed to do something much more taxing than pushing websites around, we still expect them to be sexy. Which explains why this diminutive laptop has us in two minds. On one hand it's a tiny machine that packs a decent punch on the hardware side of things. On the other, it's a little on the ugly side due to its thickness and drab colouring. It's also surprisingly heavy for its size. It's not an Ultrabook, in other words. The 3XS Graphite LG5 isn't looking to make a name for itself with...

  • It’s $1699 for a 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro: Interested?

    Here's a delicious piece of information. The 13-inch Retina Display MacBook Pro is being priced at US$1 699. Sorry, prices start from US$1 699. That's for the base model then. As specs escalate, so does the price by a reported US$200-300. The smaller MacPro with Retina Display will launch 23 October and is a far less expensive than the 15-inch daddy, which starts from US$2199. Resolution is 2560x1600, which is part and parcel...