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.
It’s not just the addition of a rose gold colorway, the new 12” Macbook got some internal upgrades. It is now faster, thanks to a sixth-gen Intel Core M processor. The battery is also improved, now offering 10 hours of web browsing and 11 hours of video. The gold does look nice though, doesn’t it?
At 10.4mm thin, HP’s new Spectre notebook computer is the slimmest ever created. That even beats out Apple’s newest MacBook. An aluminum, carbon fiber, and copper construction paired with a speedy Core i5 or Core i7 processor helps blend form with function in what is arguably the most beautiful laptop available. PC makers obviously aren’t giving up on the laptop market. They are being forced to build eye-catching, powerful devices to compete with mobile.
For big-time storage needs you can take with you on the road, have a look at Seagate’s new Innov8 drive. It’s the first-ever USB-powered (USB-C) drive to offer a whopping 8TB of storage in a portable, external package.
BRCK was designed and engineered as a rugged, self-powered, mobile WiFi device that connects you to the internet in places with poor infrastructure. Insert a 3G data enabled SIM card in over 140 countries around the world and broadcast a WiFi signal that you can share with others.
A fifteen dollar computer might seem suspect until you see what’s inside—which you can, with the see-through PINE64, a powerful 64-bit expandable single board computer. Currently available for pre-order on Kickstarter, this little unit packs a 1.2 Ghz Quad-Core Processor, supports up to 2 Gigs of RAM & can output 4K video.
Kangaroo is a Windows 10 desktop PC that’s the size of a phone. Powered by a 2.24GHz Intel Cherrytrail processor, it offers 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal storage plus an HDMI port & two USB ports. Not bad for $99.
Here’s a way to improve that 1-port 12-inch Retina MacBook. Satechi’s compact Type-C Hub Adapter plugs into the side of the MacBook, adding three USB 3.0 Type-A ports, a Micro SD card slot, and an SD card slot. It’s available in gunmetal, silver, and gold to match each shade of your Macbook.
Solu is a pocket-sized computer with a cloud-linked OS and subscription-based access to applications. It can be used as a stand-alone device with its zoomable UI or linked with a keyboard & display. Not bad to look at either. Currently funding on Kickstarter.