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Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 is a New Convertible With Kaby Lake Y Processor

By James A.

Samsung launched a new Chromebook, a convertible tablet that weighs about 2.9 pounds, which is quite big for a slate, but OK for a laptop. You can call the Chromebook Plus V2 a laptop actually and you wouldn’t be too wrong. The device has a 12.2 inch Full HD touchscreen and we detailed it below.

Inside the device there’s a 6 watt Intel Celeron 3965Y Kaby Lake-Y processor and this is an update to the Chromebook Plus, that already exists and it’s made by Samsung too. The product will be available on Best Buy from June 24th, priced at $500. The 12.2 inch screen offers a Full HD resolution, touch input and digital pen input, plus a 39 Wh battery.

4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage, plus there are plenty of ports here: USB Type-C, USB 3.0 Type-A and microSD. It also has stereo speakers, a 1 MP front camera and 13 MP back camera, which is strangely placed above the keyboard, basically the back of the device when it’s folded for use in tablet mode. The product has an aluminum and plastic combo of materials and it measures 0.7 inches in thickness.

The device has a 360 degree hinge and somehow it doesn’t feel like an upgrade from the device from 2017. It has a lower resolution screen, a beefier design and pretty similar specs otherwise. Another plus is the full size USB port, which the last year unit didn’t have.

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Lenovo Yoga Book 2 Pro May be in Development, According to Leak

By Radu Iorga

The Lenovo Yoga Book was probably the most “ahead of its time” tablets I’ve played with and it’s no wonder Lenovo is working on a successor. Actually, that successor should have been out by now, so the OG may have just been an experiment. However, a certain “Lenovo Yoga Book 2 Pro” has appeared online, getting certified by Bluetooth SIG apparently.

Launched back in 2016, the first Lenovo Yoga Book felt and looked like a laptop, a convertible rather, but had the unique attribute of offering a touch keyboard. It was also very slim and light, extremely elegant and its hinge mechanism was a joy to look at. It also relied on the “Create Pad” concept, basically offering a Wacom-style drawing and input area.

It was available with your choice of Windows or Android and the prices weren’t bad, starting at $499. In 2017 we saw a cheaper version of it and now it’s time for a Pro model, it seems. Sadly, the Yoga Book was like a smart movie, loved by critics (reviews), but not loved by the public. The new listing on the Bluetooth SIG website refers to a Lenovo Precision Pen, that’s meant to work with a yet unannounced device, dubbed Lenovo YogaBook 2 Pro.

It’s hard to envision upgrades here, aside from the obvious RAM, storage and CPU. It’s clear that we can’t get an Intel Atom anymore and maybe there’s room for a Snapdragon this time around. Seeing how even Apple is rumored to be working on a touch keyboard laptop and ASUS too, there’s still a market for a new Yoga Book.

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First Video Worth Sharing Today! The Dell XPS 15 2 in 1 Convertible!

By Tim

This one comes to us from Andrew over at AMDTech and is the unboxing and initial impressions. I have watched one other video on this device and it seems to have 1 minor flaw and that is battery life (but let us wait for confirmation).

However, it has a great display, touch screen panel and the usual Dell quality.  It is plenty powerful enough for your daily workload and has a lot of ports!

No it is not inexpensive, but it certainly isn’t overpriced as some other notebooks, with far fewer ports.

So let us get right to the video after I remind you to check out Andrew’s channel on YouTube and remember to like it and subscribe!

That is all for now,

Tim

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Dell Launches Two Laptops With AMD Ryzen Mobile Processors: Inspiron 13 7000 and Inspiron 15 5000

By Radu Iorga

Dell unveiled this week two new laptops that are part of its Inspiron lineup, only they’re a bit different from the average Inspiron. How? Well, they come with AMD Ryzen Mobile processors. More details are available below.

AMD debuted its lineup of Ryzen Mobile chips last year, proposing an alternative to the Intel Kaby Lake Refresh chipsets. The new Dell Inspiron models start at $700 and they include the Inspiron 13 7000 2 in 1 convertible and the Inspiron 15 5000. Dell Inspiron 13 7000 is a 19.2 mm thick laptop, that’s made of brushed aluminum and it weighs up to 1.75 kilograms, depending on the chosen config.

You can choose a Ryzen 5 2500U processor or the Ryzen 7 2700U chip, plus between 8 GB and 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of SSD storage. The notebook has a 13.3 inch 1920 x 1080 pixel display of the touchscreen variety, plus an IR camera with Windows Hello and all the connectivity you need: USB Type-C 3.1, USB Type-A, USB 2.0, HDMI 1.4 and SD card slot. A 42 Whr battery rounds up the list.

 

The Dell Inspiron 15 5000 uses a Ryzen 3 2200U, Ryzen 5 2500U or Ryzen 7 2700U processor, 8 or 16 GB of RAM and 1 TB of HDD. The screen is a touch one, with Full HD resolution and a 42 Whr battery is here too. Connectivity is the same as above and the price should be $630 and up.

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HP ZBook Studio X360 is Basically an Intel Xeon Machine for on the Go Editing

By Radu Iorga

Who would have imagined that you could rotate and flip your laptop and still have it be good enough for video and photo editing? HP proposes that via the ZBook Studio X360, an editing studio on the go basically.

With this machine, HP wants to take on the best and latest MacBook Pro models and also the Dell XPS 15. There’s actually a whole new series of ZBook Studio laptops, which promise to offer desktop workstation performance in a convertible format. The two newcomers rely on the Intel 8th generation processors, going as high up as Xeon and also benefiting from the speed of SSDs.

First things first, we’ve got the HP ZBook Studio x360 G5, promoted as “the world’s most powerful convertible PC”, by HP. Inside we’ve got an 8th gen Core i5 or Core i7 CPU, but you can also opt for a Xeon E3-2186M chipset. Up to 32 GB of RAM are here, of the DDR4-2667 variety. Storage goes up to 512 GB of SSD PCIe NVMe M.2. Even the screen has some selections ready and I’m talking about a 15.6 inch DreamColor panel with 4K resolution, but there’s also Full HD of course.

 

Anti glare, Gorilla Glass 4, you name it, plus touch support are all here. The graphics are crazy for the format: NVIDIA Quadro P1000 with 4 GB of memory. A bundled Wacom AES pen is also available, with 4096 levels of pressure. The product weighs 4.9 pounds and measures 20.4 mm in thickness. Its battery life is slated at around 16 hours and the 360 degree hinge makes it more versatile.

Then comes the HP Zbook Studio G5. That one is slightly slimmer and lighter and comes with the same Xeon and NVIDIA solutions. There’s an 18.9 mm waistline here, 4.4 pounds of weight and a HDMI 2.0 output, plus two USB 3.0 ports and two USB 3.1 Type-C ones with Thunderbolt, which are shared by the device above too.

And this is just the tip of the iceberg for connectivity, that includes an SD card reader, WiFi ac, Bluetooth 5.0 and NFC. Windows Hello is activated via a 720p front camera and Bang & Olufsen speakers take care of the acoustics, via stereo setup and dual microphones. HP Zbook Studio x360 is priced up from $1499 and the Zbook Studio goes up fro $1299. They’ll come in May.

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