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Is this the cheapest Windows 10 laptop in PH?

In Laptops by Ramon Lopez0 Comments

T could very well be true. The Sparc S1 Techbook is now available on Lazada Philippines, and it’s going for P4,999 (about $98) for a limited time. Its original price is P5,499 ($108), which is still crazy low considering the Techbook is a full-fledged Windows 10 laptop with what looks like — gasp! — backlit keys.

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Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air: What may change this year

In Laptops by Alora Uy Guerrero0 Comments

T’S no secret among our circle of friends that we had bugged our contact at Xiaomi just to buy the Mi Notebook Air on the first day it went on sale in China. Long story short, we were able to get one of the few units available at Mi Home in Shenzhen. So these days, we’re using three PCs: Xiaomi’s first-ever …

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Apple is PC industry’s biggest loser in 2016

In Business, Laptops by Alora Uy Guerrero0 Comments

HE latest report of market-research firm IDC did not surprise us; we had already expected the PC industry to shrink in 2016. Based on the data, worldwide shipments of traditional PCs — desktops, notebooks, and workstations combined — fell to 260 million units, down 5.7 percent from 2015. It was the fifth straight year that the industry shrank. And Apple took the …

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Starmobile’s MacBook clone sells for only P7,990 on Lazada

In Laptops by Alora Uy Guerrero0 Comments

UNNY, but the latest Starmobile product that has caught our attention is not a smartphone. It’s a silver Windows 10 laptop the company calls the Starmobile Engage Aura. And it looks a lot like the Apple MacBook but sells for only P7,990 on Lazada Philippines starting today, December 7, until the 12th to coincide with the online store’s Grand Christmas Sale.

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IFA 2016: Behold the world’s first curved laptop

In Laptops by Alora Uy Guerrero0 Comments

aiwanese manufacturer Acer seems to have pulled out all the stops for the gaming laptop that it just unveiled at this year’s IFA consumer-electronics show in Berlin, Germany. Called the Acer Predator 21X, the notebook will go down in history as the world’s first laptop with a curved screen.

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Dell Precision 15 is a near-bezel-less MacBook Pro killer

In Laptops by Ramon Lopez0 Comments

Dell had proved its mettle in the PC business and has been one of the most enduring brands in the industry. And while I haven’t found its previous notebook designs to be prettier or better than the MacBook’s aluminum unibody, Dell’s Precision 15 refresh looks the part of a MacBook Pro killer, or a mobile workstation that people would want …

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Dell’s Power Companion battery packs can charge laptops, phones

In Laptops by Ramon Lopez0 Comments

Running short on battery life when least expected is a popular concern of notebook owners, and for good reason: external battery packs for laptops are hard to find, and there aren’t as many for sale. You’d be hard-pressed to find one from a big manufacturer, let alone something that’s fully compatible with your machine. Dell is aware of these challenges, and hence …

This rugged portable SSD is smaller, thinner than your phone

In Laptops by Ramon Lopez0 Comments

That is, unless you’re rocking a ridiculously thin phone like the OPPO R5, or something else almost equally devoid of edges. I mean, just take a gander at it. Tell me that isn’t one of the tiniest, if not the tiniest, portable drives you’ve laid eyes on. Tell me that isn’t a true achievement in design that provides a glimpse …

What does DOST’s 50MB of free Internet get you?

In Business, Laptops, Phones, Tablets by Ramon Lopez0 Comments

Image via The Verge Earlier this week, reports surfaced that the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has already begun installing Internet access points in the Quezon City Circle. This is in anticipation of a P1.4-billion project that plans to deploy 7,000 public WiFi hotspots across the Philippines before the end of 2015. Its initial rollout is slated on July 24, …

Lenovo unveils 4 new laptops, price starts at P14,495

In Laptops, Tablets by Ramon Lopez2 Comments

Hoping to maintain its competitive advantage in the PC and tablet industries, Lenovo today unveiled 4 new consumer laptops for the local market. The company’s latest offering includes the Lenovo Yoga 300 and 500, Ideapad 100, and Z51 laptop, which is by design a multimedia workstation aimed at music and movie lovers. The Lenovo Z51 is a 15-inch laptop equipped with …

We’re breaking the rules of online publishing…

In Business, Cars, Games, Apps, and OS, Laptops, Phones, Tablets, Wearables by Alora Uy Guerrero0 Comments

Who are crazy enough to soft-launch a site that’s so bare? My writing partner since my Mega Publishing days, Ramon Lopez, and I are. We have disregarded the first, second, and third rules of online publishing: You do not launch a website unless it’s packed with articles, or as my former boss, Summit Media president Lisa Gokongwei-Cheng, would call it, puno. Surprisingly, …

This is ASUS’ answer to Apple’s 2015 MacBook

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(UPDATED) Sure, Apple’s all-new MacBook dropped the bomb on us with its stunning design and typing-focused engineering, but Mac users aren’t the only ones getting an ultra-portable notebook this year. Meet the ASUS Transformer Book T300 Chi, one of the latest entries into the burgeoning category of convertible PCs that function as a laptop and tablet depending on how you …

With MacBook, Apple to redefine gold standard for notebooks?

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Via Forbes (UPDATED) We didn’t think that the MacBook would steal the Apple Watch‘s limelight at the Cupertino-based company’s March 10 (March 9 in the U.S.) Spring Forward event. But it did. It’s the first to get gold and space-gray variants. It’s the first to have a 12-inch display — and a Retina one at that. It’s the first after 4 …