Startup Frore Systems demonstrates custom piezoelectric cooling in MacBook Air [Updated]

The performance of any laptop depends, among other things, on efficient cooling. And even the best passive-cooled ultrabooks can still deliver more power with certain upgrades. For example, the American startup Frore Systems in San Jose has its own view on such performance improvements not only for ultrabooks but also ... Read more

Progress without excess: review of the ROG Strix SCAR 17 (2023) gaming laptop from ASUS

Manufacturers of gaming laptops are in no hurry to abandon the classic versions of the “desktop substitute” sizes, so there are currently many diagonals in the portfolio of top brands. For example, 18-inch options have not completely replaced the usual seven-inch format, so choosing such a laptop can provide a ... Read more

Lenovo sues ASUS for patent infringement

On November 15, Lenovo filed a patent infringement lawsuit with the US International Trade Commission (ITC) against ASUSTeK Computer Inc. and ASUS Computer International. The company announced this in an official press release. The lawsuit alleges infringement of various Lenovo patents related to software, hardware and connectivity in various ASUS ... Read more

Windows Hello did not protect: researchers managed to bypass popular fingerprint scanners in laptops

Microsoft’s Windows Hello fingerprint authentication system was compromised on laptops from Dell, Lenovo, and Microsoft itself. Security researchers at Blackwing Intelligence have discovered vulnerabilities in three of the most popular fingerprint sensors commonly used for security in Windows Hello laptops. The study, presented at Microsoft’s BlueHat conference in October, focused ... Read more

A look at the Lenovo YogaBook 9i – what do two screens in a laptop give you?

Earlier this year, at CES, Lenovo presented a very unusual laptop called the YogaBook 9i. I’m not even sure that “laptop” is the right term (although the company positions it that way), because the device has two screens, an external keyboard, and a stand that allows it to be used ... Read more

The new base model MacBook Pro 14 will not satisfy users of multiple external monitors

Presentations of new MacBook Pro models always emphasize support for working with multiple external high-resolution monitors. This time, there were such slides, but they did not apply to every model. This year, the MacBook Pro lineup grew, with 14-inch variants in the base models receiving M3 processors and reducing the ... Read more

First test results of laptops with Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite processors

Last week, Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon X Elite SoC for laptops – Snapdragon X Elite. Using its own processors with Oryon cores on the Arm architecture, the company aims to make Snapdragon X Elite a turning point for the Snapdragon brand, winning back a portion of the lucrative Windows laptop ... Read more

Scary fast: updated MacBook Pro gets M3 chips and a new color. Apple has left the 13-inch MBP with Touch Bar in the past

Right after the general information about the M3 processor line, Apple showed the first laptops that received them. As expected, they were MacBook Pro 14 and 16. However, the 13-inch model, which was the last laptop with Touch Bar, has finally disappeared from the pool of MacBook Pro variants (a ... Read more

Scary fast: Apple has updated its lineup of in-house processors, demonstrating the M3, M3 Pro and M3 Max

The Scary fast presentation, which Apple held at a time that was not very usual for it, lasted only half an hour. A third of this time (not counting the introduction and a short speech by Tim Cook) was devoted to the update of the M3, M3 Pro, and M3 ... Read more

Acer Swift Go 14 SFG14-71 review – a compact laptop for office tasks

The Acer Swift line of laptops has grown significantly over the years and now has several lines. Swift is an ultraportable laptop with quite productive hardware for an ultrabook and sometimes some interesting features. For example, the Swift 5 was the first 14-inch laptop to weigh less than 1 kg. ... Read more

Scary Fast: Apple has announced its next Special Event

Nevertheless, Apple will please fans of its computers this year. According to Mark Gurman of Bloomberg, the manufacturer plans to update some Macs later this month. And today the company’s website has posted an announcement of the event, which will be held online. Users also started receiving invitations separately. The ... Read more

New iMac models and possibly MacBook Pro will appear in a week – Gourmet

The latest insider information about the new Mac computers has shown serious discrepancies in forecasts. Last week, Ming-Chi Kuo wrote that we can’t expect an improved iMac this year, however, in his weekly column for Bloomberg, Mark Gurman outlined a completely different version of Apple’s computer update schedule. According to ... Read more

AMD unveils Radeon RX 7900M mobile graphics card for 1440p gaming

AMD has unveiled the Radeon RX 7900M mobile graphics card based on RDNA 3 architecture, Engadget reports. It is positioned as AMD’s fastest mobile gaming chip to date. The RX 7900M is designed primarily for 1440p (QHD) gaming rather than 4K gaming, with the goal of achieving higher FPS. One ... Read more

Lenovo Legion 9i gaming laptop with liquid cooling system is already in Ukraine

Lenovo has announced the launch of a new gaming laptop model that was announced at IFA 2023 in September this year – Lenovo Legion 9i. According to the manufacturer, this is the first 16-inch gaming laptop with an autonomous cooling system. The Lenovo Legion 9i uses 13th-generation Intel Core processors ... Read more

Google introduced Chromebook Plus – a more powerful category of laptops on Chrome OS

Google has introduced Chromebook Plus, a new category of Chromebooks that should make it easier for consumers to choose more powerful models. Drawing parallels with Intel’s Evo program for Windows-based computers, the Chromebook Plus certificate will be awarded to laptops that meet the best technical criteria. This initiative aims to ... Read more

From macOS to Windows: experience of using ASUS Zenbook S 13 OLED

The Zenbook S 13 OLED is a very compact 13-inch Windows 11 laptop that I first managed to test this spring, and then I remembered the model as a rather interesting alternative to the MacBook Air. So I decided to try it out in this role: to switch to the ... Read more

ASUS ExpertBook B9 OLED (B9403) – a laptop for business and beyond

Corporate laptops are a special category with higher requirements than regular models. The obvious requirements of performance and battery life are complemented by reliability and durability, as well as additional information security features. ASUS has a corresponding line of ExpertBook laptops that meet these requirements. And today we’re going to ... Read more

LG Gram Fold – 17-inch folding OLED laptop

Only a couple of weeks have passed since the announcement of the HP Spectre Fold and now it’s joined by LG Gram Fold, another 17-inch model with a folding screen. The LG Gram Fold runs on Windows 11 Home and is powered by a 10-core Intel Core i5-1335U processor (TDP ... Read more

Surface Laptop Go 3 is another basic laptop from Microsoft

Microsoft has presented the Surface Laptop Go 3, which will go on sale in the US on October 3 at a starting price of $799. With a 12.4-inch PixelSense touchscreen display with a resolution of 1536×1024 pixels and a 3:2 aspect ratio, the model is positioned as an affordable and ... Read more

Microsoft unveiled the flagship Surface Laptop Studio 2 laptop-transformer

At a special event in New York City, Microsoft unveiled Surface Laptop Studio 2, a flagship laptop with a creative work focus. Retaining the aesthetics of its predecessor, the device features a 14.4-inch PixelSense Flow touchscreen display with a resolution of 2400×1600 dots, a refresh rate of 120 Hz and ... Read more

Review of the MSI Vector GP77 13VG gaming laptop

If you need a modern gaming PC, but don’t like the idea of assembling a desktop yourself, a powerful gaming laptop with a large screen can be a good alternative. For example, such as MSI Vector GP77 13VG.   Specifications Model MSI Vector GP77 13VG-072UA Display IPS, 17,3”, 2560х1440, 16:9 ... Read more

ASUS Zenbook 14 Pro OLED (UX6404) review – creative class

ASUS has updated its premium Zenbook Pro line, designed for professional users, with the Zenbook 14 Pro OLED (UX6404). This is a relatively compact 14.5-inch laptop with an OLED screen, weighing 1.6 kg and packed with powerful components. What it has to offer and whether it’s really suitable for those ... Read more

HP Spectre Fold – 17-inch folding laptop

HP is making its debut in the folding laptop market with the 17-inch Spectre Fold, which aims to compete with similar offerings from ASUS and Lenovo. The device features a 17-inch OLED display with a 4:3 aspect ratio and a resolution of 2560×1920 pixels. The screen can be folded to ... Read more

Intel unveils Thunderbolt 5 with data transfer speeds up to 120 Gbps and charging up to 240 watts

Intel has officially announced Thunderbolt 5, the latest version of the high-speed hardware interface developed in collaboration with Apple. This new standard promises to bring significant improvements over its predecessor, Thunderbolt 4. Among the most significant innovations: Increased speed. Thunderbolt 5 offers a total bandwidth of up to 120 Gbps, ... Read more

ASUS Vivobook S15 OLED laptop review: attention to detail

In most laptops, manufacturers often ignore some details that are very rare in Windows laptops in general. For example, try to think of three laptop models that have light sensors (Apple models don’t count). Some may miss biometrics, some have weak displays, some have problems with battery life… But there ... Read more