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Lenovo 25th Anniversary ThinkPad Pops Up Online in Leak: Looks Like a Classic!

By Radu Iorga

It appears that Lenovo has been prepping something special for its 25th anniversary of the ThinkPad brand, a limited edition ThinkPad laptop. We remind you that the firm bought the iconic brand from IBM and made it into the respected laptop series that it is today. Let’s see what the freshly leaked ThinkPad 25 brings.

It’s got a classic ThinkPad design, vintage and old school too, with the domed keys and the mouse joystick in the middle. Even the trackpad is a throwback to the last decades of laptop action. There’s a red TrackPoint nub in the middle of the keyboard, the trademark blue Enter key and the ThinkPad logo at a 45 degree angle. Specs are said to be based on the existing ThinkPad 470 model and they should include a 14 inch IPS display, Intel Core i7 CPU and 16 GB of RAM.

512 GB of SSD storage also make the cut, plus an Nvidia GeForce 940MX GPU. The connectivity front is also all modern up, with USB Type-C with Thunderbolt 3 and 3 standard USB ports, SD card slot and HDMI, as well as Ethernet. A fingerprint scanner is placed above the trackpad from what I can see and the webcam on board has facial recognition with Windows Hello support. WiFi ac and Bluetooth 4.2, plus a Sierra Wireless LTE modem should be here.

 

No idea when this device will debut officially, but considering the ThinkPad anniversary is in October, that’s our best bet, so in 2-3 weeks it should come. The device is said to weigh 1.58 kilograms and measure 19.95 mm in thickness. Its battery should be a 48 watts unit, in the basic config. The ThinkPad introduction happened in 1992, in a time when laptops weren’t as big as they were in the early 2000s, but they were getting there.

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The HiBook News: This Edition, Still Searching For The Perfect Notebook

By Tim

As folks may have noticed I am really looking into getting another notebook. I have covered quite a few of them on here in recent posts and videos. However I am sort of beginning to  narrow my list down.

Price is of course a big concern, but so is RAM and a decent display. I am currently leaning towards a 13.3 or 14.1 inch notebook and my minimums are not all that restrictive since quite a few have made my “A” list.

My minimum specs are as follows:

  • 13.3 inch or larger Full HD 1080p display
  • An Intel Celeron N3450 processor
  • 6 GB RAM
  • SSD storage availability is a must
  • Good battery life is a must
  • Dual Band Wireless 802.11b/g/n/ac
  • Plenty of ports for a mouse/microSD and HDMI out

Those specs have eliminated a few devices from my list already such as the Chuwi LapBook 12.3. There simply is no point in getting a 12.3 inch notebook when the Hi12 is a mere 3 tenths of an inch smaller and has a great display and works well as a notebook when used with my Logitech K480 Bluetooth keyboard.

I have also eliminated the Chuwi SurBook 2 in 1 device because it isn’t any bigger than the LapBook 12.3 and is does not have SSD expansion capabilities.

That of course has me down to the following notebooks:

  • The Chuwi LapBook 14.1, which meets almost all the requirements and is dirt cheap. It does lack the 6 GB RAM but 4 GB is probably more than I really need. I did a comparison post between this one and the LapBook 12.3 a few weeks back.
  • The Jumper EZBook 3 Pro which is priced very reasonably and has the 6 GB RAM.  It has all the requirements I listed above and has done well in reviews!
  • Last on my current list is the new Chuwi LapBook Air which has some killer specs with the 8 GB RAM and a fully laminated screen. However this one is only a want until I see some reviews on it. At this point we don’t know how it actually performs when it comes to the display and battery life.

Now by no means are the notebooks that I eliminated not good they are both  great, but for me they just don’t fit into what I need for work and they simply are not big enough to justify me spending the money on.

So that is the current list and where I am at right now, unless some kind soul would like to donate a small bundle of cash so I can get a few into my hands for serious testing. Or if folks actually clicked the ads and links here and bought a few of these items, that would help tremendously.

That is all I have for now. As usual this post was written on the Hi12 while the HiBook is the server today.

Tim

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Finally We Have Some Pricing AND Specs On The Chuwi LapBook Air Notebook!

By Tim

The LapBook Air

Today Chuwi’s web site reflected that the LapBook Air would soon be released and you can sign up to either win one or get a $50 coupon off the initial sales price of $429.99.  That sales price, is pretty low considering the specs! The $50 coupon would really make this an appealing notebook for many folks at $379! (which by the way, was below my guess back when they were asking folks to guess the price)

Of course I had to look around for the specs and found them listed on both Gearbest and Amazon. Based on what I have read on those 2 sites here is what we are looking at spec-wise.

  • Intel Apollo Lake N3450 CPU
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 128 GB eMMC onboard storage
  • Easy to access slot on bottom to add an M2 2242 SSD
  • 1920 x 1080 fully laminated display
  • Back-lit Keyboard
  • 2 Full size USB 3.0 ports
  • a microSD card slot
  • HDMI port
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack
  • Dual Band Wireless 802.11b/g/n/ac
  • Battery is 10000 mAh

Those are the things I know for sure. How it performs, how good the display looks and how the battery life is I will leave up to Andrew and Chris, the two reviewers that I follow and trust.

One more thing I do know, Amazon has stated the LapBook Air will be available on Oct 10th!

And now, more images…

 

 

That is all I have at this time,

Tim

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Today’s Video Worth Sharing: Full Review Of The Jumper EZBook 3 Plus

By Tim

Our video today covers the full review of the Jumper EZBook 3 Plus. This is a fairly decent notebook but does have one major flaw and that is the TN display, (click here for more info on display types).

However if you are just looking for processing power and RAM and an easily upgradeable storage solution, then this might be what you are looking for.

The short list of specs are as follows:

  • Intel Core M3 7Y30  processor
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 128 GB SSD (Upgrade M2 slot on bottom of notebook)
  • WiFi b/g/n/ac dual band
  • microSD slot
  • 2 full size USB 3 .0 ports
  • 1920 x 1080 display, 14 inch

Overall this is a decent notebook for productivity or school. It certainly isn’t a gaming notebook, but it can do real work.

So let us get to the video from Chris over at TechTablets and see what he has to say.

This notebook is available for about $429 at this link.

That is all for now,

Tim

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Chuwi LapBook Air Now Officially Up for Preorder, at $429

By Radu Iorga

We wrote about the Chuwi LapBook Air ever since it was just a teaser and a set of renders and now it’s ready for prime time. Shown at IFA 2017, the device is now up for preorder at $429 or 429 euro, depending on where you live.

You can preorder the device here and it’s also supposed to get a special initial discount, of $50 via coupon. This takes the price down to $379. A special giveaway will also be active from September 20th. The Chuwi LapBook Air is promoted as a MacBook-style device, with a 1.3 kilogram weight and just 6 mm thickness.

It’s got a 14.1 inch IPS fully laminated screen with 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution and high brightness. It also brings a matte texture and relies on OGS tech for a whole piece bezel less glass panel upfront. The keyboard has its own backlighting and specs include an Apollo Lake N3450 processor, 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of SSD storage.

Windows 10 is the OS of choice and the battery capacity is 33.7 Wh. Dual band WiFi also makes the cut, as well as dual mic noise reduction tech and stereo speakers. A fully specced machine I’d say, for a not bad price, not bad at all.

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