The 6th generation 9.7" iPad from Apple adds two important upgrades: it supports the Apple Pencil and it runs iOS 11 on Apple's A10 CPU. Starting at $329, it's a much more affordable way to get into note taking and drawing with Apple's excellent digital pen. The tablet has a Retina display, 32 or 128GB storage and is available in WiFi-only and WiFi + 4G LTE versions.
They look a lot like the S8 and S8+ they replace, but Samsung has tweaked and perfected the S8 formula to make for a more efficient and enjoyable experience. They run Android 8.0 Oreo with Samsung Experience 8 on the Snapdragon 845 or Exynos 9810 (depending on region), and they have stunning QHD+ 2960 x 1440 curved AMOLED displays, 64GB storage, 4G LTE, a microSD card slot and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The 5.8” S9 and 6.2” S9+ are IP68 water resistant, support wireless charging and VR. They’re available on all major carriers as well as unlocked with both GSM and CDMA support.
The LG Gram is refreshed for 2018 with Intel 8th generation Kaby Lake R CPUs, and it's available in 13.3, 14 and 15 inch sizes. We look at the 15" high end model with a Core i7-8550U, full HD IPS touch screen, Thunderbolt 3 and the usual insanely light 1095g / 2.4 lb. weight that’s half the weight of most thin and light 15” laptops.
the 6th generation Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 14” premium business Ultrabook with a slim 16mm chassis, Intel 8th gen Kaby Lake R processors and an optional (incredible) HDR display. The 1.13 kg / 2.49 lb. laptop has an ample selection of ports despite its light weight and slim design: two Thunderbolt 3 ports, HDMI, USB-A, microSD and optional 4G LTE.
The Mate 10 Pro sits at the top of Huawei's Mate Android smartphone lineup. This unlocked GSM phone has an 18:9 aspect ratio small bezel 6" OLED 2160 x 1080 display, a front 8MP camera and Huawei's usual excellent Leica branded dual rear cameras (12MP color main camera and 20MP monochrome camera, both with f/1.6 lenses). The Mate 10 Pro runs Android 8.0 Oreo with Huawei's EMUI 8.0 overlay on the Kirin 970 CPU with 4 or 6GB RAM and 64 or 128GB internal storage.
The 3rd generation of Lenovo’s 14” slim and light Windows convertible has 360 degree hinges, a touch screen, Wacom AES ThinkPad Pro Pen and an optional stunning HDR display. Essentially the convertible version of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon 6th Gen Ultrabook, it's updated with Intel 8th gen Kaby Lake R quad core CPUs and featuresa fast PCIe NVMe SSD, optional 4G LTE, two Thunderbolt 3 ports and a durable casing.
This is an unlocked GSM Android smartphone. Unlike the BlackBerry KeyONE, this is a slate design phone with a software rather than hardware keyboard. It has a metal frame and carbon fiber finish on the back that results in a classy and sturdy design. The $449 GSM unlocked phone has a 5.5” full HD IPS display, Snapdragon 625 processor, 4GB RAM, 32GB storage and a microSD card slot. Battery life is excellent thanks to a 4,000 mAh battery.
The 2018 edition of the Vaio S 13.3” Ultrabook is a thoroughly modern laptop that weighs just 2.34 lb. and is slim and stylish yet it packs ports you’d usually find only on mobile workstations like Gigabit Ethernet and VGA. The magnesium alloy clad Vaio S runs Windows 10 Pro on Intel 8th gen 15 watt quad core U series CPUs (Core i5-8250U and Core i7-8550U) with Intel HD 620 graphics. It has enhanced cooling for longer periods of Turbo Boost (called Vaio TruePerformance), and faster performance like the Dell XPS 13 9370, but with cooler core temperatures.
A Surface Pro clone with a newer and faster CPU, USB-C ports, optional Thunderbolt 3 and serviceable internals. The 5290 replaces the 5285 we reviewed last year, and it boasts Intel 8th gen Kaby Lake R U series Core i5 and i7 CPUs, up to 16GB RAM and your choice of a SATA3 or PCIe NVMe SSD. The convertible tablet has 1920 x 1280 (3:2 aspect ratio) display supporting touch and Wacom AES pen.
The Envy x360 is the more affordable counterpart to the HP Spectre x360 15”, and it has a similar design and a metal casing minus the fancier Spectre x360 high end finishes and design touches. The Envy goes up against the similarly priced 15” Dell Inspiron 7000 2-in-1 and we look at the $799 stock configuration. The laptop runs Windows 10 Home on the quad core, 15 watt Intel Core i7-8550U CPU with 12GB DDR4 RAM and a 1TB 7200 RPM HDD.
A classic ZenBook Ultrabook that brings a classy and lightweight aluminum chassis and high end appointments at price that’s lower than many competitors. The 15.9mm thick laptop runs Windows 10 on the 8th gen Kaby Lake R Core i7-8550U quad core CPU with 16GB RAM and a 512GB SSD. It has a matte IPS display, weighs just 2.76 lb. and has USB-C and a backlit keyboard.
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