I think we all saw this day coming. With how powerful mobile processors are getting, it was only a matter of time before mobile silicon makers made the big push to get their chips in full-fledged Windows laptops and tablets. For Qualcomm, that day has arrived, but for everyone else, the question is: What’s new?
Microsoft’s Surface Pro lineup have pretty much set the standard for the 2-in-1 detachable category. I don’t think there’s a device in the market right now that can really match the package Microsoft offers with their Surface Pro.
But, like Surface Pros tend to be, they’re very expensive and that usually begs the question: Is it worth the premium over the other, more affordable, 2-in-1 detachables in the market? Well, today I got to spend some time with Microsoft’s latest Surface Pro and here’s what I think.
If ASUS‘ launch in Computex 2017 left you drooling for their uber thin yet powerful devices, you’re in for a treat because today, Malaysia becomes the first region in which ASUS launches their brand new laptops.
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Microsoft isn’t the only one releasing a slew of new devices. Huawei‘s also got some toys to show us and they’re an update to the company’s previous first Windows 10 device, the MateBook. This time, there are three variants — called the MateBook X, MateBook E and MateBook D — and they’re all a little different from each other.
The Acer Switch Alpha 12, which can be seen as the affordable Surface Pro 4 alternative is getting a new replacement. At its [email protected] event in New York, they had introduced two new 2-in-1 convertible notebook models – the Switch 5 and Switch 3. Both are running on Windows 10 with the latest Creators Update.
The Dell XPS 13 in its hybrid 2-in-1 form has finally arrived in Malaysia. Introduced earlier at CES 2017, this is one of the world’s smallest 13 inch 2-in-1 laptop and it comes with a QuadHD+ Infinity Edge display.
In recent memory, HP has really impressed when it comes to the build, look and finish of their high-end laptops. I was absolutely enamoured when the company unveiled the then world’s thinnest Spectre 13 and now they’re continuing that trend with the gorgeous update to the Spectre x360.
Few tablets have caught my eye more than Lenovo‘s stunning Yoga Book. This sleek sci-fi looking tablet could very well be the next step in the development of the tablet as we know it. And now, you can buy one for yourself in Malaysia from below RM2,600.
Lenovo launched a massive roster of devices today. These products come in from all across the range from entry-level to high-end plus a bunch of funky new items. While time was rather limited, I did get to spend time with some of the more interesting items at the launch.
Laptops, 2-in-1s, Surfaces’ and iPad Pros, what do they all have in common? They’re more productive than regular mobile devices; the commonality? A keyboard. Yes, the way we type dictate how productive we are, or at least for the time being.
So since we’ve seen that drafting long-winded text has always been a headache-inducing experience; hence, Google has reworked their existing Pixel brand to encase a new screen and bluetooth keyboard combination in the form of the Pixel C(onvertible).
Could this be a direct answer to the dwindling tablet sales? Convergence devices have a chance to occupy some market share and it seems that most manufacturers are coming up with some sort of variation to tackle this problem.