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Asus reveals monstrous creator notebooks in the StudioBook range

his week, Asus revealed its ProArt StudioBook laptops at IFA. The company claims these are the most graphically powerful laptops currently available.

Asus announces a (real) dual-screen laptop, the ZenBook Pro Duo

Asus has announced a truly dual-display laptop, the Zenbook Pro Duo, that'll come to South Africa at the end of August with a starting price of R40,000.

Mecer Xpression Z140C – When you need a functional computer on a budget

Not everyone can drop R6k or more on an entry-level laptop and it's with those folks in mind that Mecer has created its Xpression Z140C machine. Starting at just R2,700, it's a true budget computer. 

Lenovo’s Thinkpad P52 is a bomber of a notebook, packing 128GB of RAM

We might be showing our ages a little but we remember a time when 16MB of RAM for a computer was a normal thing. A 500MB hard drive used to be more than enough storage space. Back then, a computer with 128GB of RAM was unthinkable. These days… not so much. Lenovo has revealed their new Thinkpad P52 notebook, a high-end notebook that has been designed to function as a mobile VR-ready workstat...[Read More]

Time to put the Toshiba Tecra X40 to the test

While everyone is busy flipping out over convertible laptops — Toshiba is busy building some high-spec business laptops that should have enough jump in their step to keep up with Dell and HP. That’s what we expect from Toshiba, and the review unit we received runs an Intel Core i5-7200U processor and comes with 8GB RAM. Which should be enough to keep up with general day-to-day office-bound w...[Read More]

HP’s taking another shot at the gaming notebook market with the Omen X

An omen is a sign of an event of great import. The death of a king. The rise of an empire. The final episode of Game of Thrones. You know, things like that. So when HP’s newest gaming notebook is called the Omen X Laptop, you’re supposed to feel almost awed to be privy to knowledge of its existence Which could, you know, almost be how you feel. That’s because HP’s newly-ann...[Read More]

Apple’s new Touch Bar: a breakthrough or common sense?

Apple’s MacBook Pro series is back in the media thanks to the company’s announcement of the new “Touch Bar”. Announced last Thursday, the Touch Bar uses retina display and multitouch technology to replace the MacBook Pro’s top row of static function keys. It might seem like a simple idea, but it builds on a long history of research on what is referred to as “human–computer interaction”. The featur...[Read More]

This is Dell’s updated-for-2016 XPS 13 – now available in rose gold

Dell’s XPS 13 notebook has always been one of the more popular models to issue forth from the company so its not surprising that there’s an updated model, carrying Intel’s new 7th generation processors, on the way. Buyers will soon be able to pick up an XPS 13 toting Intel’s newest Kaby Lake Core i3, i5, and i7 chipsets, as well as a selection of other specs typical of the ...[Read More]

Nvidia launches trio of VR-capable notebook GPUs

Just bought a new gaming notebook? Now that’s a shame, as your tech is now old. Nvidia has announced that it is bringing its GTX 10 series of cards to gaming notebooks… pretty much everywhere. These Pascal cards aren’t mobile-specific options either, Nvidia are bringing their GeForce GTX 1080, the GTX 1070 (which takes the place of the GTX980 M) and the GTX 1060 (which will take ...[Read More]

HP Pavilion 15 – Undercover gamer

So you like the idea of an HP gaming notebook but you’re not comfortable shelling out R40,000 for the HP Omen, no matter how attractive a machine it is. There’s an alternative for you, which reduces the price – by a cool R15,000 – and actually ups the performance a smidgen (or more than that) but you’re going to love the aluminium body and all that attractive engineer...[Read More]

Asus ZenBook UX305

The Macbook Air typically hogs all of the attention around the Stuff offices but then we got one of Apple’s new 12-inch Macbooks in and the Air was nothing but a distant memory (expect that review soon, just by the way). Not everyone starts salivating at the sight of new Apple hardware though and for those people there is now an option. That option comes from Asus in the shape of the ZenBook...[Read More]

Acer Aspire Switch 10 E

Acer seems to be loathe to let go of the netbook form factor, with their Switch range of devices conforming to that design spec while at the same time being  standalone tablets. It’s an unusual thing to stick with but every company has to have their own er… thing that they do. This is Acer’s. And by and large, the idea works. Sort of. I was okay with the Acer Aspire Switch 10 and...[Read More]

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