Now available in 13.3 and 15 inch sizes-- we look at the 15" in this review. These are 2-in-1 convertible Windows 10 laptops that compete directly with the HP Spectre x360 and Lenovo Yoga 720. We look at the 15" model that sells for $1,299. It has an aluminum casing, color accurate 1920 x 1080 display supporting touch and the included S Pen (Wacom EMR), Intel Core i7-7500U 7th gen Kaby Lake CPU, AMD Radeon 540 2GB GDDR5 dedicated graphics, 16GB DDR4 RAM and a 256GB SSD.
We go hands-on with the newest Surface Pro model. It features the same casing as the Surface Pro 4, with an updated hinge and changes on the inside. Most notably, it runs Intel 7th generation Kaby Lake CPUs on Windows 10 Pro, and the pen has improved. Alas, the pen is no longer included in the box, nor is the Type Cover keyboard. Microsoft claims much improved battery life and the Core m and Core i5 models have no fan and are thus silent.
This is the second generation Moto Z Play, the Moto Z2 Play Android smartphone that supports Moto Mods modular accessories. The mobile phone is available on Verizon Wireless for $408, and it will available as an unlocked phone later this summer for $499. The Z2 Play has a 5.5" AMOLED full HD display, the 2.2 GHz Snapdragon 626 CPU with 3GB RAM (Verizon version) or 4GB RAM (unlocked). It has 32GB storage and a microSD card slot.
They're finally here! Apple's high end iPad models for 2017: the iPad Pro 10.5" and the second generation iPad Pro 12.9". Both feature 600 nit Retina 264 PPI displays with P3 color gamut, True Tone color compensation and ProMotion 120Hz refresh rate displays. They both use the extremely fast Apple A10X CPU, have 4GB RAM and your choice of 64, 256 or 512GB storage. The 10.5" model's slim bezels mean it almost as compact as the iPad Pro 9.7 it replaces.
The Acer Predator 21 X is a gaming laptop in name only since it weighs 18.74 lb. and has a 21" curved widescreen display. While it's neither terribly portable nor affordable, the mighty Predator 21 X was intended to show off Acer's high end design prowess for gaming products. The laptop runs Windows 10 on the Intel Core i7-7820HK overclockable quad core 45 watt Kaby Lake 7th gen CPU with two NVIDIA GTX 1080 8GB GDDR5 graphics cards in SLI. It has 64GB DDR4 2400 MHz RAM, 1 TB PCIe NVMe SSD in RAID0, a 1TB 7200 RPM HDD and a Cherry MX Brown mechanical keyboard. There's a right mounted trackpad that can be flipped to a number pad.
The most affordable member in the Moto phone lineup for 2017 is available for as little as $70 on Verizon or $130 unlocked (with 4G LTE and both CDMA and GSM network support) direct from Moto. The Moto E4 has a 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 quad core CPU, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage and a microSD card slot. The phone has a 5" HD display, a removable 2800 mAh battery, a front fingerprint scanner, 5MP front camera, 8MP rear camera and dual band WiFi 802.11ac. It runs the latest version of Android currently available- Nougat 7.1.1 with Google Assistant.
Apple's mid-2017 refresh has Intel 7th generation quad core i7 Kaby Lake CPUs and AMD Radeon Pro 5xx series graphics. The casing and core features are the same as the 2016 15" MacBook Pro, and Apple has simply refreshed the CPU/GPU and tweaked the Butterfly keyboard. This is Apple's largest and highest end laptop, with a price tag starting at $2,399 US.
Lenovo's got their mojo back with the Y520: it has competitive specs for the price, an NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti, a nice slim design and it's understated looking. The laptop starts at $850, and that gets you an Intel 7th generation Kaby Lake Core i5-7300HQ CPU, 8GB DDR4 RAM and a 1TB HDD. Our $1,180 middle configuration adds a boot 128 gig PCIe SSD, 16GB RAM and upgrades to the Core i7-7700HQ.
The 2017 refresh of the 12.5" X Series ThinkPad sports Intel 7th generation Kaby Lake CPUs and a USB-C port along with an impressive selection of ports and long battery life. The X270 has Lenovo's Bridge Battery system, with an internal battery and removable rear battery.
The 2.86 lb. high end yet affordable Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13 is a 13.3" Windows 10 Ultrabook with a unibody aluminum design, NVIDIA 940MX 1GB GDDR5 dedicated graphics, Sharp IGZO 1920 x 1080 display and Intel Core i5 and i7 processors. The 14.8mm Xiaomi Notebook Air 13 looks a bit like the 13" MacBook Pro until you open the lid to reveal the backlit silver keyboard rather than Apple's usual black keyboard. Build quality is excellent, the specs are fantastic for the price, and the only caveat is that it's not sold directly in the US, and you must get it through importers like GearBest.
Apple has finally refreshed the iMac 21" and 27" models, and we look at the 27" model here. The all-in-one comes standard with a 27" 5K Retina display with wide P3 color gamut, Thunderbolt 3, Apple's Magic Mouse 2 and Bluetooth Magic Keyboard. The computer starts with quad core 65 watt Intel 7th generation Kaby Lake Core i5 CPUs, and a 4.2 GHz Core i7 is also available. It has AMD Radeon Pro 5xx series graphics (570, 575 and 580 available) and your choice of a Fusion HDD or an SSD.
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