Google shows off the latest Chromebook Pixel 2, with some serious hardware upgrades

  • 11/03/2015 at 23:36 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Laptops

Google Chromebook Pixel 2Google has released the latest Chromebook Pixel, the second in the series and one that they hope will impress even the most hardened user with its hardware upgrades and serious power boost.

The first thing anyone will notice about the Chromebook Pixel 2 will probably be the weight. While most laptops and netbooks are getting sleeker, thinner and lighter, the Pixel is relatively heavy by comparison. It is a full 3.3 lbs, nothing insane but certainly more than its more manageable counterparts.

Extra weight is courtesy of more power, which makes it worth it.

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Apple event hits hard with new MacBook, Apple Watch release date, and more

Apple WatchToday’s Apple Event was one of the most anticipated of the year, with plenty of speculation to go around. Now, we see that it was worth the wait with a few massive announcements that include the Apple Watch’s release date, a new MacBook, and the launch of Apple TV with exclusive HBO Now rights.

Apple Watch Coming To Store In April

Which brings us to the biggest news, and the most interesting since Apple released in iPad back in 2010: the Apple Watch. After months of speculation and rumors, it has been revealed that the Watch will hit shelves on April 24. It will be their first steps into the wearables game, a risky market that they have been carefully preparing for long past the release of competitive devices.

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Mobile World Congress 2015 Preview

MWC 2015Barcelona is once again playing host to the largest and most important mobile event of the year, the Mobile World Congress. Already, people are on the edge of their seats as we anticipate the year’s most crucial and interesting releases in the mobile market.

By its very nature, this event has plenty of surprises. Smaller producers, or even well known brands that have fallen from grace in recent years, can sweep in with some really cool tech. But there are some coming unveilings that are known, and much anticipated. A few have already been shown off. Let’s take a look.

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Samsung announces Chromebook 2 with a new leather design

  • 03/03/2014 at 22:07 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Laptops

Samsung Chromebook 2Samsung has published a press release this morning revealing details about the Chromebook 2, the much anticipated update to the laptop series.

In the past, the Chromebook developed a bit of reputation for being an educational tool. Now they are pushing that idea harder than ever, with the Chromebook 2 catering  mostly to the K-12 sector.

“Chromebooks are particularly important in the education space – according to Futuresource, one in four devices now sold into K-12 schools in the U.S. are Chromebooks – so we’ve designed our latest models with students and teachers in mind, including features like rapid start times, longer battery life and an easy-to-grip design,” the press release said.

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HP showed off new Envy 17 Leap Motion Laptop

  • 20/09/2013 at 18:34 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Laptops

HP Envy 17 Leap Motion LaptopHP has released details and shown off their new Envy 17 laptop this week. The biggest feature of this new product is that it includes a Leap Motion controller.

Many companies have been moving away from laptop computers in exchange for more work in the phone/tablet (phablet) market. But HP seems to be taking a different route, instead instilling some of the more popular features from other genres to the more traditional laptop model.

The most talked about feature of the Envy 17 is definitely Leap Motion. This is a motion activated mouse that allows you to interact without touching the computer itself. This is in addition to already having a touch screen, which is sure to be another perk that will draw people to the device.

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Google’s new Haswell Chromebooks are faster and use less power

  • 11/09/2013 at 23:21 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Laptops

Google Haswell ChromebooksThe Chromebook has been a very quiet device in the past. Using low cost parts in order to present a budget friendly laptop, things never quite took off. But now they have announced a new, better version that uses Intel Haswell processors, as well as a new Chromebox using the same.

Back when the Chromebook was first launched, it had a lot of hype. Google had promised a functional but affordable alternative to other brands that were charging an arm and a leg.

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Lenovo unveils Yoga 2 Pro, ThinkPad Yoga at IFA 2013

  • 05/09/2013 at 19:50 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Laptops

Lenovo Yoga 2 ProLenovo has unveiled a series of products at the Berlin IFA 2013 electronics show this morning, including two new additions to their popular Yoga series, the Yoga Pro 2 and the ThinkPad Yoga.

In an industry currently going through some major growing pains as it tries to adapt to the new needs of consumers, Lenovo has been doing surprisingly well. Convinced that laptops are dying and that PC’s have long since lost their appeal, they have been attempting to create intermediary devices that are more portable but still have the wider applications of the products that came before them.

One of the main ways they have been doing this is by making tablet/laptop hybrids that are lightweight and have swinging hinges that create a stand while also offering a keyboard. Turning it into both a touch screen, standing tablet and a basic laptop style computer.

The Yoga 2 Pro and ThinkPad Yoga use the same format. But it is the Yoga 2 that has the real stand out features that sets it apart from any of its predecessors.

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