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.
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.
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