Encased in domestically-sourced, selectively-cut wood from trees grown in the USA, Volta V is the first commercially-produced handcrafted wooden computer. The idea is that rather than adding to the world’s Mount Everest of E-Waste, your computer can be easily upgradable as well as considerably more biodegradable. Choose from multiple configurations for gaming & streaming in 1080P or 4K or a top-of-the-line unlocked hot rod featuring Intel Skylake Core i7 4.0GHz Overclocked, 16GB DDR4 RAM, NVidia GeForce 1080 8GB, 500GB SSD & Windows 10 64 Bit.
Whether you’re using it as a laptop or a tablet, Dell’s small & lightweight XPS 13 delivers a brilliant HD display and features a nearly borderless Infinity Edge design. The compact 2-in-1 is powered by seventh-gen Intel Core i5-7Y54 or Core i7-7Y75 processors & offers a Micro SD card slot & USB Type-C ports for plug-in accessories.
Gamers, prepare to have your face melted. The picture quality of Quantum Dot technology in Samsung’s CH711 Curved monitor is designed to deliver “richer and more vibrant color from any viewing distance” with 2,560 x 1,440 WQHD resolution and 125% sRGB color coverage. Available in 27 & 31.5-inch models, it is set to be unveiled at the upcoming CES show.
The most obvious failing of the new MacBook Pro is its disappointing deficit of useful ports. The HyperDrive remedies the issue by plugging into one of the 3 USB C ports and providing all the other stuff you need without annoying adapters & dongles: an HDMI output, SD/microSD slots, two USB 3.1 ports and a Thunderbolt 3 port supporting 100W of power delivery.
LG & Apple teamed up to create a new series of 4K & 5K displays designed specifically to work with the new MacBook Pro. The 27-inch, 5K Ultrafine Display features IPS technology & boasts 5120 x 2880 resolution, built-in camera, speakers & offers 3 USB C-type ports. The 4K model is 21.5” with 4096 x 2304 resolution.
That’s a nice upgrade. Aside from a thinner and cleaner design, the new MacBook Pro integrates what they call a Touch Bar. This multi-touch retina screen bar replaces the traditional function keys to provide a dynamic enhancement to your favorite applications. It’s slick. Everything else has been souped up as you would expect including a faster processor, faster SSD, better screen and quicker graphics performance.
Microsoft has unveiled the Surface Studio all-in-one desktop PC. It’s a fine looking machine and the super-thin display is a touchscreen that tilts down to almost flat (20º) for drawing & drafting with the Surface Pen stylus. The other unique feature is the Surface Dial, a scrolling wheel that sits on the screen & brings up context-aware menus like tools or color pickers. Inside, it’s powered by a Core i5 or Core i7 quad-core processor offering up to 32 GBs of RAM.
The highlight of HP’s completely redesigned ENVY AIO desktop is the pedestal-mounted 27-inch QHD monitor that’s just 15mm thick. The display uses HP’s Low Blue Light technology that reduces eye-strain and won’t disrupt melatonin production as standard monitors do. The brain is an Intel Core i5 or i7 processor & audio is delivered with 4 front-facing Bang & Olufsen speakers.
HP screams into the 21st century with a new PC design that can only be described as the most modern consumer PC desktop we’ve ever seen. Its brain is a 6th generation Intel Core processor with up to 16GB of memory, and optional AMD R9 470M graphics cards, so it’s as powerful as it is good looking. The Pavilion Wave also features integrated 360º audio created in partnership with B&O Play.
This hybrid device combines a tablet and a touch-sensitive surface powered by Wacom. The Wacom surface responds to a stylus and an ink cartridge can be added to the stylus allowing you to write & draw on paper while the Yoga book makes a digital copy of your work in real time. The Wacom surface also features light-up keys for typing. 2 versions will be offered: one powered by Android Marshmallow & the other is Windows 10.