Laptops

Samsung’s new Notebook 7 takes on the MacBook Pro with its familiar design

These are good-looking laptops

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Samsung Notebook 7 | Image credit: Samsung

While all eyes were on Apple for its WWDC keynote, Samsung quietly unveiled new laptops called the Notebook 7. For those who don’t know, Samsung also creates notebooks but they aren’t that popular. The new models might pique the interest of consumers though, because they are greatly inspired by the design of Apple’s MacBook Pro.

Like most laptops today, Samsung’s new Notebook 7 series will come in 13- and 15-inch versions with 1080p screens. Design-wise, it has a close resemblance to the MacBook Pro with its diamond-cut edges, large trackpad, and even the font used on the keyboard. The default wallpaper and wide indentation into the metal chassis also seem very familiar.

However, the Notebook 7 has plenty of ports unlike any of the current MacBooks. It features two USB 3.0, a USB-C, HDMI, and a microSD card slot. Users don’t have to live the dongle life with Samsung’s laptops.

Samsung Notebook 7 | Image credit: Samsung

Pricing starts at US$ 1,000 and they’ll be available in the US by July 26 through Amazon and Samsung’s online store. Standard specs of the two sizes include 8th-gen Intel Core processors, 8GB of memory, and fingerprint sensors. The 15-inch model can be equipped with an NVIDIA GeForce MX250 and extra SSD for faster performance.

If those aren’t enough, Samsung also has the Notebook 7 Force. It’s similar to the 15-inch model but it comes in a sleeker black color. Additionally, it’s loaded with the latest NVIDIA GTX 1650 graphics, 16GB of memory, an Ethernet port, Gigabit Wi-Fi, and two slots for storage expansion.

Samsung Notebook 7 Force | Image credit: Samsung

With its beefier specs, the Notebook 7 Force has a pricier tag of US$ 1,500. The extra bucks will give users a capable laptop for video editing and gaming. Although, it has a smaller battery than usual at 43Wh. This could affect battery life, especially when doing some video editing.

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SEE ALSO: Huawei and Samsung settle three-year patent dispute

Gaming

Honor launches Hunter V700 gaming laptop with a kickass design

Honor’s first gaming laptop

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Honor’s first gaming laptop has arrived and the brand is confident it can make a mark in the market. Starting with the Hunter V700, the brand says it packs best-in-class performance, excellent heat dissipation, as well as portability.

To start off, the laptop has a very aggressive design that focuses on RGB lighting, ergonomics, and sustained performance. Honor has managed to fill a high-end configuration despite the thin chassis.

It has a 16.1-inch display with a 144Hz refresh rate that’s accompanied by 4.7mm thick bezels, 100% sRGB color, and a maximum brightness of 300 nits. Unlike Apple’s laptops, Honor has managed to pack a USB-A port, HDMI, and an RG45 ethernet jack.

Honor has also included a new hinge that it likes to call Wind Valley design. According to the brand, the design facilitates up to 40 percent more volume of air for cooling.

“Traditional gaming notebooks tend to be thick and heavy to meet the high-performance and heat dissipation requirements expected in this category. Honor believes the pursuit of performance can co-exist with a lightweight and portable design,” Honor said in a statement.

The Honor Hunter V700 starts at CNY 7,499 (US$ 1,105) for the Core i5-10300H,  GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, 16 GB of RAM, and 512 GB of storage.

It’s followed by a Core i7-10750H with an RTX 2060, along with the same volume of RAM and storage, costing CNY 8,499 (US$ 1,250).

Lastly, you can get a Core i7-10750H, RTX 2060, 16 GB of RAM, and a 1TB SSD storage for CNY 9,999 (US$ 1,475). The sale is currently limited to China via VMall.

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ASUS ROG, ACRONYM partner for Special Edition Zephyrus G14

Bringing together impressive power and top-tier design into one device

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ASUS ROG ACRONYM

ASUS ROG pits its ROG Zephyrus G14 as its most all-around gaming laptop. It comes with powerful hardware in a sleek design, along with features fit for a personalized experience. In essence, it’s the ultimate laptop for gamers and content creators, alike. And apparently, ASUS isn’t the only one who sees it that way.

Errolson Hugh, co-founder of leading technical appparel company ACRONYM has his vision of an empowered user. He believes that more empowered users aren’t strictly just gamers, but is also a thinker and a creator. Since 1994, the company built an extensive portfolio of apaprel sourced from top notch materials.

These initiatives make ACRONYM an ideal partner for ASUS ROG, and it’s seen in their Special Edition Zephyrus G14. In terms of hardware, the Special Edition ROG Zephyrus G14 still carries the latest AMD Ryzen 9 CPU and NVIDIA RTX 2060 GPU. Now, ACRONYM infuses its own design philosophy and brings distinct visual features to the device.

Pricing and availability for the Special Edition ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 have yet to be announced.

SEE ALSO: ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 review

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Huawei MateBook X (2020) + FreeBuds Pro + Watch GT 2 Pro Hands-On

Huawei ecosystem done right

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It seems like the pandemic isn’t stopping companies from announcing their newest tech. Today, Huawei announced not just new software features, but also their latest hardware in the annual Huawei Developers’ Conference (HDC).

Whether it’s the newly-updated MateBook X, Pro-rated iterations such as the FreeBuds Pro and the Watch GT 2 Pro.

Head over to our latest hands-on video as we talk about these devices and how Huawei’s seamless ecosystem can make your life meaningful.

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