Porsche Design is anything but predictable and with the release of the BOOK ONE they’re exploring new terrain yet again. This time, a 2-in-1 laptop computer with a detachable display that functions as a tablet. The display is deployed using a VarioHinge, inspired by the gearbox of a sports car. Under the hood there’s a 7th Gen 2.70 GHz Intel i7-7500U processor, 16 GB RAM, & 512 GB SSD hard drive. Battery life is 14 hours.
The Magic Bridge adapter allows you to organize & streamline your desktop by connecting your Apple Magic Trackpad 2 to your Apple Wireless Keyboard. You can put the trackpad on either the left or right & the adapter gives you easy access to the power switch & Lightning ports for charging.
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.