Huawei's extremely compact and light 13" Windows 10 Ultrabook, the MateBook X, weighs just /2.3 lb. and is 12.mm thin. That's similar to the 12" Apple MacBook but Huawei improves on that formula with a larger display, deeper keyboard and full Intel 7th generation Core i5 and i7 CPUs. The MateBook X has a 2160 x 1440 IPS display with a 3:2 aspect ratio like Microsoft Surface products, backlit keyboard and two USB-C ports.
This is the second Tango AR Android smartphone to hit the market. We look at the Verizon version in this review (it's also available in other countries and GSM unlocked). The phone has a 5.7" 2560 x 1440 AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 4 and it's compatible with Google DayDream VR, and has an augmented reality camera and sensors. It runs Android 7 Nougat with Asus ZenUI on the Snapdragon 821 CPU with Adreno 530 graphics, 6GB RAM and 128GB storage plus a microSD card slot. It has an 8MP front camera and rear 23MP camera..
The refreshed Xiaomi Notebook Air 13.3 Ultrabook has an Intel Core i5-7200U 7th gen CPU and NVIDIA Pascal generation MX150 2GB GDDR5 graphics. This is a premium laptop with an aluminum casing that's 14.8mm thick and weighs 1.3 kg / 2.86 lb.. It has a lovely full HD IPS display, backlit keyboard with 1.5mm travel, a fingerprint scanner and 1MP webcam. Even better, the price is great.
The Z2 Force is available on the 4 big US carriers (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon) and it's also sold as an unlocked GSM phone on Moto's website for $720. The Z2 Force has a 5.5" QHD 2560 x 1440 AMOLED display with ShatterShield, 4G LTE, a microSD card slot and no headphone jack. It runs Android 7.1.1 on the 2.35 GHz Snapdragon 835 CPU with $GB RAM and 64 GB storage. It has dual 12MP rear cameras, and it's compatible with Moto Mods.
The Helios 300 line are Acer's relatively affordable 15.6" and 17.3" gaming laptops with NVIDIA GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5 dedicated graphics and a 7th generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ quad core, 45 watt CPU. We look at the 15" model that starts at $1,100 with 16GB RAM, a 1920 x 1080 matte IPS display and a 256GB M.2 SSD. The Helios 300 has a backlit keyboard, Microsoft Precision trackpad, Dolby audio and strong Qualcomm Atheros WiFi 802.11ac.
The 2017 refresh of the slim and light 15.6" MSI Stealth Pro has NVIDIA's new Max-Q technology and a GTX 1070 dedicated graphics card. On the outside, little has changed with the Stealth Pro (also available as the GS73VR 17.3" model). It has a black aluminum casing, weighs just 3.96 lb. and is 17.5mm thick. The laptop runs Windows 10 on the Intel Core i7-7700HQ quad core, 45 watt CPU with 32GB DDR4 RAM and a 512GB SSD plus 1 TB 5400 RPM HDD.
This is a 7" mini Windows 10 laptop with an aluminum casing, full HD IPS display and a surprisingly responsive keyboard. It's also available with Ubuntu Linux. This 1.1 lb. UMPC is 18.5mm thick and truly can fit in a large pocket or the palm of your hand, yet it packs as much power as a high end netbook. It has a quad core 1.6 GHz Intel x7-Z8750 CPU with Intel HD 405 graphics, 8GB LPDDR3 RAM, 128GB solid state storage.
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.
The MSI GT73VR 7RF Titan Pro is a 17.3" desktop replacement gaming laptop with Intel 7th gen Kaby Lake quad core 45 watt CPUs and NVIDIA GTX 1080, GTX 1070 and GTX 1070 SLI options. The GT series is MSI's top of the line with excellent performance and cooling. The Titan Pro GT73VR line is available with Core i7-7700HQ and i7-7820HK CPUs, DDR4 RAM (64GB max), a 256GB SSD, 1TB 7200 RPM HDD and Killer AC1525 WiFi and Killer Gigabit Ethernet..
Toshiba's 12.5" ultraportable has 360 degree hinges and a Wacom AES pen. This is an extremely thin and light convertible with a magnesium alloy casing and Intel 7th generation Kaby Lake Core i5 and i7 CPUs. The 15.4mm thick, 2.4 lb. notebook is available with 8 or 16GB RAM and fast PCIe NVMe SSDs. It has a 1920 x 1080 IPS matte display with Gorilla Glass 4, a backlit keyboard and a Thunderbolt 3 / USB-C Gen. 2 port. The X20W competes with the Microsoft Surface Pro, Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 and other thin and light convertibles and 2-in-1 models.
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