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Apple’s Touch Bar Doesn’t Have to Be So Terrible

Apple killed a laptop that had a lot more fans than I expected last week. Around the Gizmodo office, my colleagues groaned when news broke that following a refresh of its laptop line, there would no longer be a standard MacBook Pro without a Touch Bar. Apple, in their eyes, was going all in on the little touch-sensitive OLED strip above the number pad, and it was a travesty. Read More >>

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Huawei Says Little Has Changed Despite President Trump’s Pledge to Ease Restrictions on Tech Giant

Huawei says its relationship with the U.S. is basically the same as it was a couple of months ago, despite President Donald Trump’s pledge to ease restrictions that currently bar American companies from doing business with the Chinese tech giant. Read More >>

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Apple Just Gutted Its Laptop Line Up

A new round of laptops appeared in the Apple Store this morning, which is bad news if you ask me. Yesterday, there were four distinct models of MacBooks. Now, there are two. Neither of them is particularly impressive. Read More >>

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Apple Might Start Ditching Its Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Laptop Keyboards Later This Year

There hasn’t been an Apple product as universally maligned and hated as the company’s low profile butterfly keyboards since the Newton PDA. Introduced in 2015 to help MacBooks achieve thinner designs, even Gizmodo staffers have had keys on their laptops that broke, or inexplicably just stopped working. As a result, the company expanded its Keyboard Service Program to fix any problems, and even upgraded the keyboard’s materials; but 2019 could actually see Apple finally switch to a better scissor switch design. Read More >>

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Apple Discovers ‘Power’ Issue With Logic Boards in Some 2018 MacBook Airs, Will Offer Free Repairs

Apple has identified a serious issue with a “very small number” of 2018 MacBook Air laptops that requires the replacement of the main logic board, 9to5Mac reported on Sunday, citing internal documents from the company. Read More >>

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11 Things Your Laptop Can Do That You Might Not Know About

Sure, you may have had your Windows or macOS laptop for years and years, but have you actually explored every utility and feature it’s got to offer? Take a trip off the beaten track to some of the lesser-known features and options available to you—from expanding your screen space, to improving system security. Read More >>

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Asus Zenbook S13 Review: A Notch, a Bump, a Clever Little Laptop

When I first saw the ZenBook S13, I wasn’t quite sure what to make of it. For starters, putting a notch on a laptop just seemed like a weird holdover from Asus’ phone business, and its bluish silver and copper orange colour scheme sometimes made it hard to see the letters on its keys. But the more time I spent with the ZenBook S13, my feelings started to change. It’s a clever bit that takes some time to appreciate, and all told, it’s a worthy alternative to the systems like the Dell XPS 13 and Huawei MateBook X Pro. Read More >>

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HP Spectre x360 15 Review: A Slick Laptop That’s Nearly Ruined by One Stupid Mistake

The HP Spectre x360 15-inch laptop is a lovely machine. Impeccably designed, powerful enough for most big tasks, and featuring a new 15.6-inch OLED display that will make your eyes weep with joy. Too bad HP put a terrible trackpad on the thing. Read More >>

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Apple Launches Recall Programme Because Some MacBook Pros ‘May Pose A Fire Safety Risk’

Facing overheating batteries that “may pose a fire safety risk,” Apple launched a voluntary recall and replacement programme today for the 15-inch 2015 MacBook Pro with Retina Display. Read More >>

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Huawei Cancels Launch of New MateBook Laptop, Citing US Trade Bans

Chinese tech giant Huawei has cancelled the planned launch of a new MateBook laptop at the CES Asia 2019 trade show in Shanghai this week due to sweeping U.S. sanctions against the company, Ars Technica reported on Wednesday. Read More >>

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Alienware’s Big Redesign Comes to Its Thinnest Gaming Laptops

At CES Alienware announced a major redesign, featuring devices with soft-touch plastic and an overall look that was meant to be less aggressive with its gamer aesthetics. But new design only launched on Alienware’s enormous and enormously powerful Area-51M, a laptop that starts at £2,220 and requires a significant emotional investment due to its price and size. Now the more user-friendly redesign is trickling down to the thinner m15 and m17, and at first glance, this looks like one of the slickest gaming laptops we’ve seen. Read More >>

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Asus’ Wildly Ambitious ZenBook Pro Duo Is the Most Dual-Screen Laptop Yet

Sir Francis Bacon once wrote that “There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.” And while I’m not sure he would have felt that way about the new ZenBook Pro Duo, between its cramped keyboard, awkward touchpad location and massive 14-inch second screen on Asus’ latest laptop, I can’t help but feel like that quote applies here too. Read More >>

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It Is Kind of Shocking Who is Doing Some of the Most Interesting Stuff in Laptops Right Now

There are things I associate HP with: printers, instant ink, and inexpensive enterprise computers. Oh, and very interesting laptop design. I know, it’s weird. Read More >>

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The New XPS 13 2-in-1 Comes Tantalisingly Close to Overshadowing the Original

When it comes to laptops, I’m a big advocate of 2-in-1s like Lenovo’s Yoga C930 and Microsoft’s Surface Go because their flexible designs let you use them in situations a traditional notebook might not be able to handle. However, to deliver that kind of adaptability, sometimes 2-in-1 makers have to include trade-offs 2-in-1 such as higher prices or weaker specs. Read More >>

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The New Updated 8-Core MacBook Pro is Apple’s Fastest Laptop Yet

When Intel announced a new line of 9th-gen CPUs a few weeks ago, it was sort of expected that those processors would find their way into a wide range of new and refreshed laptops like those from Asus and Razer. However, since Apple sometimes skips over entire generations of silicon, being able to get those chips in a new MacBook wasn’t exactly a sure thing. Read More >>