Cheap Chromebook 11-inch

Amazon is selling a terrific 11-inch Chromebook for just $159

By on August 26, 2016 at 8:20 AM.

Amazon is selling a terrific 11-inch Chromebook for just $159

I might be showing my age by saying this, but it’s still crazy to me that you can actually now buy a perfectly capable laptop for under $200. I’m old enough to remember the days when $1,000 couldn’t even get you a very good laptop — it would probably weigh about 10 pounds and have a battery that lasted about 90 minutes. Now, you can snap up an ASUS C201 11.6 Inch Chromebook that weighs just 2 pounds and has great battery life for just $159 on Amazon. More →

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Macbook Pro 2016

The upcoming Macbooks will be fast in ways you probably weren’t expecting

By on August 24, 2016 at 6:00 PM.

The upcoming Macbooks will be fast in ways you probably weren’t expecting

Apple’s upcoming Macbooks need to be a major refresh to the lineup, since the laptop selection is looking a little old lately. We’re expecting Touch ID and a new OLED button panel to come to the 2016 Macbook Pro, but code hidden in the latest version of macOS Sierra hints at one additional feature.

According to code uncovered by 9to5Mac, macOS Sierra will support USB 3.1 Gen 2, better known as the upgraded version of USB-C. Apple introduced USB-C ports into its lineup with the 2015 Retina Macbook, and it’s a safer bet than ever that those ports will be coming to the new Macbook Pro.

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Cheap Gaming PC

The killer gaming PC of your dreams is more affordable than you think

By on August 19, 2016 at 3:20 PM.

The killer gaming PC of your dreams is more affordable than you think

If you’ve been trying to game on a 5-year-old beater and dreaming of the day when you can finally afford a high-quality gaming rig, it’s time to stop dreaming. Amazon currently has a great sale going on two different CybertronPC setups, one that’ll cost you less than $700 and a second that’s under $550 right now.

And just in case you have a little extra cash burning a hole in your pocket, we’ve included a third rig that’s also on sale but still ridiculously expensive. More →

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Surface vs iPad Pro

Microsoft’s Surface brutally bullies the iPad Pro in a new commercial

By on August 16, 2016 at 9:00 PM.

Microsoft’s Surface brutally bullies the iPad Pro in a new commercial

There’s little love lost between the Microsoft Surface and the iPad. Apple’s device is more popular, but the Surface is more powerful and versatile, which Microsoft argues makes it an all-around better device. The debate will never be settled, but Microsoft has taken out an ad to show the iPad Pro who is boss.

The format is not new: both devices, side-by-side, with Siri talking to Cortana. The idea is that Siri is putting on a party to celebrate her new keyboard, but Cortana is the rude kid that shows up and craps all over everything.

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Reddit Chat Bot

Oh god, Elon Musk is training artificial intelligence using Reddit

By on August 16, 2016 at 5:00 PM.

Oh god, Elon Musk is training artificial intelligence using Reddit

Look, Reddit is great. I spend too much time on it. The cat pics are a good way to balance out the evil inherent in the internet. But as good as its communities can be, it’s an objectively terrible place to train a supercomputer. But that’s what Elon Musk, a car salesman who apparently wants to build the ultimate internet troll, is trying to do.

As MIT Technology Review reports, OpenAI, a Musk-backed non-profit working on machine learning, is training its new supercomputer about conversation using Reddit threads. When the robot apocalypse comes, our only warning will be in doge memes.

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Intel Alloy VR Headset

Intel just made the wireless VR headset I’ve always wanted

By on August 16, 2016 at 1:16 PM.

Intel just made the wireless VR headset I’ve always wanted

On stage at the Intel Developer Conference, Intel just unveiled a wireless VR headset. Forget setting up sensors in your office or backpack PCs: this could be the thing that makes VR not dumb.

Project Alloy is an all-in-one VR headset. That means the VR viewer, as well as the computer and sensors are all on board. Unlike the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive, which require an external desktop and sensors, there’s nothing to tether yourself to here.

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Surface Book 2 Pro 5 Release Date

Microsoft’s new Surface Book could make the OLED MacBook Pro dead on arrival

By on August 11, 2016 at 3:30 PM.

Microsoft’s new Surface Book could make the OLED MacBook Pro dead on arrival

Thinner, faster, and with awesome new tricks up its sleeve. That’s pretty much what the 2016 MacBook Pro refresh is expected to be according to multiple reports, making it the most significant MacBook Pro update in recent years. But Apple isn’t the only company preparing a hot laptop for this year’s end, as Microsoft is working on its own Surface upgrades. More →

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Cheap 4K Monitor

Our favorite 4K monitor is on sale right now for $383 on Amazon

By on August 10, 2016 at 6:30 PM.

Our favorite 4K monitor is on sale right now for $383 on Amazon

We’ve finally arrived at a point in time where it just doesn’t make sense for most people to purchase new televisions and PC monitors with anything less than 4K resolution. The difference in picture quality has always been huge, but the price barrier that has historically made 4K devices a stretch for many consumers is now all but gone. Case in point: Amazon is now selling our favorite 4K monitor, the Dell Ultra HD 4K Monitor P2415Q 24-Inch Screen LED-Lit Monitor, for just $383 with free shipping. More →

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MacBook Pro 2016 Specs Release Date

Apple’s hot new MacBook Pro might be good enough for VR, but it won’t launch next month

By on August 10, 2016 at 8:51 AM.

Apple’s hot new MacBook Pro might be good enough for VR, but it won’t launch next month

Apple is very interested in virtual reality, but not all of its hardware can support VR at this point. However, things may change later this year when Apple launches its 2016 MacBook Pro series. Detailing the alleged new features of the new laptops, a report casually mentions that some models will pack high-end Polaris graphics cards, which have been built to offer gamers cheap access to VR, at least on desktops. More →

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Best Gaming Laptop 2016

This Gigabyte laptop is every gamer’s dream, and it’s on sale on Amazon

By on August 10, 2016 at 8:20 AM.

This Gigabyte laptop is every gamer’s dream, and it’s on sale on Amazon

Finding the right gaming laptop means finding the perfect balance between power and price. Going too heavy on the specs means having to shell out thousands of dollars, but a machine without enough power will leave you frustrated despite letting you save a bit of money. Lucky for you, the BGR Deals team found a killer portable gaming rig that’s on sale on Amazon from now through August 23. Check out the GIGABYTE P34Wv5-SL2, which costs $1,032.20 right now on Amazon and sports an Intel Skylake Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM, a 1TB HDD, a 128GB SSD and plenty more. More →

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MacBook Pro Air 2016

The Macbook Pro update will finally be coming this fall, report suggests

By on August 8, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

The Macbook Pro update will finally be coming this fall, report suggests

Apple is expected to debut a new line of MacBook laptops at some point in the last quarter of the year, with the long-forgotten Macbook Pro expected to finally get an update

It’s not clear at this stage whether the MacBook Air brand will be discontinued or not, but a new report reveals more details about Apple’s rumored 2016 MacBooks. More →

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