Normally, when I have to work on a laptop, I am much slower than when I’m at home because I use a big old 30-inch screen that lets me get like four windows open at once without having to switch back and forth.
If you are a cat owner, this won’t surprise you. When you aren’t home, your cat does all kinds of stuff you wouldn’t approve of. Apparently, logging onto your laptop so they can surf the web for dirty cat pics is just one of them.
Today, even single board computers are locked in an arms race of size and power. There’s nothing inherently wrong with that, but Konstantin Dimitrov thinks that for budding programmers and electronic engineers, simplicity and soul will go a long way.
Last year, console modder Ed Zarick showed off the aesthetic side of his customizing skills with an R2-D2-themed PS4 laptop. Now he’s back with another beautiful one-off, this time based on the new droid on the block.
This Xbook One is the same as Ed’s made-to-order Xbox One laptops, except its case has BB-8’s white, orange and silver patterns as well as LEDs on its lid.
Last week we checked out Ben Heck’s keyboard and display in a box that he made to test dev kits. I mentioned that it should be a gadget that already exists. It turns out it does, and it’s called the NexDock.
The NexDock is basically the old Motorola Atrix lapdock except you connect devices to it via its mini-HDMI and USB ports, which means it works with a variety of smartphones, single-board computers, PCs-on-a-stick and media streaming devices.
HP takes on rivals Microsoft and Dell with its latest 2-in-1, and it looks like they’ve got a winner on their hands. The HP Elite x2 1012 G1 combines style, functionality, build quality and versatility in a single package.
Over the years, I’ve worked with all different sizes of laptops, from tiny 10″ netbooks to hulking 17″ luggable workstations. Each of these served its purpose, but the fact is that unless you’re doing heavy duty content creation, 15″ and larger laptops are too bulky for most users to carry around, so a 12″ or 13″ model is ideal for everyday productivity.
I recently started working with Dell’s latest XPS model, the new XPS 12, which provides the best of both a tablet and a laptop in one.
The HELCY bag has a silly backronym – Healthy Ergonomic Laptop Case for You – but the idea behind it is actually pretty sound. If you usually take a stand with your laptop, why not carry one less item around and use your bag as the stand?
HELCY uses a pair of straps to create an adjustable and apparently sturdy base when used as a stand.
Console laptop expert Ed Zarick keeps pushing his modding skills. His latest finished casemods are based on the upcoming Captain America: Civil War. One is a Captain America-themed Xbox One laptop and the other is an Iron Man-themed PlayStation 4 laptop.
It used to be that when you said “laptop dock,” all it meant was additional ports and connectivity options. Then came PCI-E adapters that let you use desktop graphics cards with laptops, one of the latest examples being Alienware’s Graphics Amplifier.
Last year, I had the opportunity to go hands-on with the Microsoft Surface Pro 3, and thought it was an excellent system – offering performance, great battery life, an amazing screen and both tablet and laptop capabilities in a single system.
My cat is kind of a dick. She has multiple scratching posts around the house and she still likes to scratch on the furniture. She also likes to sit right on my hands if I am typing on the laptop, and then bite me if I move.
Ed Zarick made a name for himself cramming current gen consoles into a laptop form, but so far the case mods he’s done have basic decorative details, mostly the 3D printed corner pieces. He must have realized that too, so he built this R2-D2-themed PS4 laptop to show off what he can do.
Instead of using decals, Ed filled the laptop’s case with 3D printed replicas of Artoo’s parts with the help of the guys at Astromech.
Earlier this year we checked out Ed Zarick’s Playbox, a laptop that contains both the Xbox One and the PS4. That was supposed to be a one-off, but Ed got a lot of requests for the console combo that he decided to add it to his list of products on sale.
Ed says he couldn’t find enough 22″ Vizio monitors, so for the PlayBox Mk.