Best laptops, desktops and tablets for creatives in 2019

  I’ve culled these recommendations from products we’ve tested that stand out for their performance, design and features for drawing, painting, designing, rendering, photo and video editing as well as other creative tasks. The latest development to improve your experience all around are the mobile hexacore Intel Core i7, i9 and Xeon processors, which deliver …

Acer unveils superlight 15-inch laptop plus tons of gaming hardware at IFA

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Acer has introduced an array of new computer hardware at IFA in Berlin, including what it says is the world’s lightest 15-inch notebook.  The Acer Swift 5, starting at $1,100, weighs just 2.2 pounds — about 0.3-pound less than LG’s 15.6-inch Gram, which formerly held the title of lightest 15-incher and costs about $900 more. (For …

Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 gets an LTE version for $599

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Samsung’s making it possible to keep its premium Chromebook Plus V2 two-in-one online all time, wherever you are.  The electronics giant is adding an LTE version of the Plus V2 to its lineup, so you can open it up and start working without having to hunt down a secure Wi-Fi network first. And while Chromebooks are no …

Asus debuts new Chrome OS tablet, Chromebooks geared toward the classroom

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On Thursday, Asus debuted its Chromebook Education series, a range of different Chrome OS devices designed for use in the classroom.   The announcement covered the Asus Chromebook C204 and Asus Chromebook C403 (both clamshell laptops), the Asus Chromebook Flip C214 convertible and Asus Chromebook Tablet CT100. While Asus has released several Chromebooks in the …

Best cheap gaming laptops under $1,000 to get in 2019

Gaming laptops running Nvidia’s new RTX 2060, 2070 and 2080 graphics cards are now readily available. But, unless you’re prepared to spend at least $1,500, you’ve got a bit of a wait ahead of you before prices drop below $1,000. The good news is the prices on older laptops with Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 10-series GPUs started …

MacBook Air 2018: All the rumors on specs, price and Oct. 30 debut

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The rumor mill strikes again. As widely predicted, Apple will hold an event on Oct. 30 after introducing the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR and the Apple Watch 4 just last month.  Coming up next, according to the rumors: a new iPad Pro, a new set of AirPods, a more compact HomePod — and a new MacBook Air.  For months now, we’ve been …

Google may have just spilled the beans on a new wave of Chrome OS tablets

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Last Wednesday, a seemingly innocuous request appeared in Google’s Chromium codebase: ‘Add mappings for ‘Hamburger’ and ‘Assistant’ keys on Hammer/Wand/Whiskers and BRYDGE keyboards.’  But that single sentence may have been enough to reveal a secret — Google may be planning to bring a new wave of high-end Chrome OS tablets to market. That’s because Brydge …

The Huawei MateBook D 14-inch laptop with 256GB SSD: Just $530

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MacBook, MateBook. MateBook, MacBook. It’s no stretch to say this Huawei laptop was cut from the same cloth as Apple’s venerable line. Thankfully, the Chinese machine doesn’t have the same premium price. In fact, today it’s even cheaper than usual. For a limited time, and while supplies last, Newegg has the Huawei MateBook D 14-inch …