Thie most recent addition to the 15" Spectre x360 line is the most powerful yet with the Intel 8th gen Kaby Lake-G quad core i7-8705G CPU paired with AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL 4GB graphics in the same sleek package as before. The 2-in-1 has a 4K IPS 15.6" display with pen and touch, a new keyboard with number pad and Thunderbolt 3. It competes directly with the Dell XPS 15 2-in-1.
This is an extremely light laptop at 2.2 lb. that marries the design of the 2017 Notebook 9 with the S Pen and 360 degree hinges of the Notebook 9 Pro. It’s a new model for 2018 and has Intel 8th gen Kaby Lake R quad core i7-8550U processor, a fast PCIe NVMe SSD, a full HD display and USB-C.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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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