Laptops

Today's laptops are thinner, lighter and more capable than ever. They also come in a wider range of form factors, with convertibles, hybrids and 2-in-1 units joining the familiar clamshell design. Once only powerful enough for business users and students, modern laptops can now pack enough grunt to be classified as gaming rigs. Read on for news, reviews and comparisons of the best laptops on the market.

A year ago, an MIT-backed startup called Mobile Pixels launched crowdfunding efforts for a slick-on, slide-out second screen for laptops called Duo. Now the team is back with a similar setup, this time adding up to two screens per laptop.
  • Computex 2019 in Taipei, Taiwan, has opened its doors this week, showcasing all that's new and shiny in the world of computing. Asus has revealed the ZenBook Pro Duo – a powerful laptop aimed at content creators that features a 14-inch secondary touchscreen above the keyboard.
  • At Lenovo's own Accelerate event in Orlando, the company unveiled a prototype machine that makes Samsung's folding phone look like a kids' toys. This foldable PC can act like a small-screen laptop, big-screen desktop, book-format tablet or stylus-operated sketchbook.
  • Asus has announced three new Chromebooks that has been ruggedized for students and its first Chrome OS tablet. The Education Series is made up of two 11.6 inch Chromebooks – one a clamshell laptop and the other a convertible – and a 14 inch version, together with a toughened up 9.7 inch tablet.
  • Samsung has announced two Notebook 9 Pen 2-in-1 convertibles that come with an 8th Gen Core processor, Gigabit Wi-Fi and can run for up to 15 hours between charges. And as the model name suggests, they both rock an S Pen that slots into the body when not being used to draw onscreen.
  • ​TV, phone and white goods giant LG also has its own line of lightweight portable computers. With CES 2019 just around the corner, the company is adding two new flavors to its range of gram laptops – a 17 inch model and a 14 inch 2-in-1 convertible.​
  • Razer has launched its latest Blade Stealth ultraportable gaming laptops, which sport really thin bezels down the sides of the Full HD or 4K display, Intel's Whisky Lake processor and an impressive 13 hour battery life.​
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