Asus just released its Zen AiO 24 (M5401), an ultra-thin & streamlined all-in-one desktop. It looks like it’s all screen, that’s because the 2.8-mm bezel surrounding the 23.8-inch backlit full HD display, gives it a screen-to-body ratio of 93 percent. An IR camera allows hands-free log-in, a 720p webcam for high-quality online visuals. The display also supports 100% of the sRGB color gamut & can be touchscreen-enabled.
Behind the rainbow of cool pastel colors, Apple’s new 24-inch iMacs are equipped with the brand’s high performance M1 chip, which is found in MacBook Pro. 7 & 8-core GPUs are another solid upgrade. Looks-wise, it’s fresh. The case back of the new design is completely flat and the 4.5K Retina display is surrounded by a much slimmer bezel. Available April 20.
The MacBook Air is 2.8-pounds, so a laptop that weighs in at a mere 2.45 is impressive. Especially if it’s got an OLED display. That’s the deal with the new ZenBook 13 OLED from ASUS. Its full HD 13.3-inch OLED display delivers 400 nits of brightness and supports 100% of the DCI-P3 color gamut—for flawless cinematic visuals. Wireless connectivity via Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi 6 and all the ports: one HDMI 2.0, 2X Thunderbolt, 4X USB-C, 1X USB-A and a MicroSD card slot. Sound by Harmon Kardon.
It’s a big claim but GigaDrive is putting it out there. This is the world’s fastest external SSD drive. It is powered by Thunderbolt4 and USB4—a next-gen universal cable connectivity that allows lightning fast yet stable read and write speeds of 2,800MB-per-second. Available in 1, 2, & 4TB capacity, it is a rugged, waterproof, & pocketable storage device that offers performance beyond all the rest. A funded Indiegogo.
From the creators of the Duo & Trio portable laptop screens, comes a pair of larger and much-improved add-on 1080p display screens. The slim new DUEX Lite is a 12.5” display that mounts magnetically to your laptop & deploys on a 180º rotatable slide-out track. The DUEX Plus is a 13.3” display compatible with all laptops as well as Nintendo Switch & some Android devices. Its display offers auto-rotation and an additional USB port for additional connection & charging. A funded Kickstarter.
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As the first to feature contoured carbon construction, VAIO’s Z Laptop is super light: weighing just 2.32 pounds—sorry Macbook Air. And to compliment its sporty exterior, the Z is powered by an 11th-gen Intel Core H processor. Iris Xe graphics, 32GB of RAM & 2TB of SSI storage are standard equipment. Its 4k HD display rotates 180º. Available for pre-order now.
With integrated ports for HDMI, USB-A, & USB-C, Razer’s newest dock is a flashy hub for plugging in peripherals. Like Razer’s other products, the Chroma V2 also features customizable RGB lights, enabling you to add a colorful bit of mood lighting to the tasking/gaming.
Dell’s new curved 40-inch monitor is a wraparound big-screen for your desktop. The 40-inch wide UltraSharp 40 Curved Monitor is a stunning 5K2K display that covers 99% of the sRGB color gamut with specs not far off from Apple’s top-of-the-line Pro Display XDR. 300 nits brightness, 21:9 aspect ratio, and an impressive array of ports, including dual HDMI & Thunderbolt. Slated to launch on January 28.
The X-Kit from UGREEN has a lot going on. It’s both a 5-in-1 USB-C Hub & an ergonomic, foldable laptop stand offering super-fast data transfer at speeds of 5Gbps. Integrated ports include: 2X USB 3.0, 4K HDMI, one SD & TF port, and one USB-C data delivery to connect your laptop or tablet with the X-Kit. Plus the stand offers four adjustable angles for max mobility & improved posture. A funded Indiegogo.
The Samsung Smart Monitor combines a Tizen-powered smart TV with built-in wi-fi and PC functionality to offer all-in-one versatility. In addition to WiFi, the Smart monitor offers Bluetooth and wireless DeX connectivity with compatible Samsung smartphones. The new Smart monitors are also AirPlay 2 compatible, allowing users to share content from all AirPlay devices. With Samsung’s Hub app, users can stream direct from Netflix, HBO, and YouTube.
More than just a mouse, Logitech’s ERGO M575 Wireless Trackball is a versatile & comfortable input device, combining an integrated trackball for precise control & unlimited scrolling motion in a space-saving design. Customizable function buttons & a wrist-friendly ergonomic form. Connects via bluetooth LE or the included dongle. Additionally, the M575 is constructed of plastics containing up to 50% recycled content.
Porsche Design and Acer teamed up to create RS i7, a powerful 14-inch laptop with an all-metal chassis & a carbon fiber cover. Fusing Porsche Design with the latest Acer tech, it packs an 11th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and an NVIDIA GeForce MX350 GPU yet weighs just 2.65 lbs. That’s light! Its FHD IPS touchscreen is covered in Corning Gorilla Glass & battery life is 17 hours.
Corsair makes sweet gear for the gamers; their new TBT100 is a Thunderbolt 3 docking station with all the ports you need for a custom expandable system. Its sleek, low profile form factor keeps your desktop tidy while offering two HDMI 2.0 ports, two USB 3.2 Type-C ports, two USB 3.1 Type-A, A Gigabit Ethernet port & a 3.5mm jack for headphone out and microphone in. There’s also an SDXC card reader.
Designed for seamless Zoom control, Logitech’s portable MX Anywhere 3 mouse is optimized for video conferencing, with integrated side-buttons that allow users to toggle both microphone & video camera with 1 convenient click. Its software also allows you to program the buttons for app-specific control using apps like Google Chrome, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Word and Final Cut Pro.
LG just dropped a new 38-inch UltraWide QHD+IPS display into its lineup of award-winning curved monitors. The model 38WN95C-W delivers stunning wraparound visuals with a 21:9 aspect ratio & 3,840 x 1,600 resolution. Developed for creatives whose work in video, animation & image re-touching demands flawless color & clarity, it enables seamless multitasking for work & entertainment. Also offers Thunderbolt 3 connectivity.
Samsung’s Odyssey G9 is a curved ultra-wide display optimized for gaming today and equipped for tomorrow’s tech. With the capacity for smooth gameplay at up to 240 fps, it speeds past most PC’s graphic capabilities, so it’s futureproof, at least for now. Resolution is 1440p, so higher than standard 1080 but not quite 4K, what it may lack in resolution, it makes up for in panoramic width—like having 2 monitors side-by-side.
Equipped with 10th-gen Intel CPUs and new NVIDIA GPUs, Microsoft’s Surface Book 3 brings the MacBook Pro contender respectably up to date. Available in 13.5” & 15” models, this new portable PC still features its innovative, removable display, allowing users to run it as a laptop, flip the screen 180º, or detach it for use as a tablet. Both models offer up to 32GB of RAM and 17.5 hours of battery life.
Redesigned for a cleaner more refined appearance, HP’s new 2020 Omen Desktop computers, the 25L and 30L, offer improved cooling and plenty of power to run even the most demanding PC games. Both machines are designed to offer easy upgradeability giving users customizable options for increased GPU power, RAM, and additional storage. And they still feature customizable multi-color LED lights for that glowing Matrix vibe.
With its integrated Track Point for easy, precise navigation in tight spaces without a mouse, Lenovo’s ThinkPad TrackPoint II Keyboard translates the ThinkPad notebook’s iconic typing experience into a stand-alone device. It features the same ergonomic shape and connects seamlessly via Bluetooth or the wireless Nano USB dongle, allowing up to 2 devices to connect. Supports both Android and Windows OS.
Designed to be the ultimate companion for the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, LineDock is an all-in-one dock that augments your laptop with one extra charge, 9 extra ports and 1TB of storage. The docks include 3X USB-C, 3X USB 3.0, 1X SD card reader, 1X HDMI, 1X Mini Display Port, and 1X 4K display output. Plug in a 2nd display in 4k, power up devices with its 100W pass-through power, & use the 20K mAh battery to charge your MacBook to 100% in just 2 hours. Super-thin, lightweight, and sized perfectly for your Macbook.