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Microsoft says its new laptops are twice as powerful as the MacBook Pro — here’s what that means – Business Insider

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Both Apple and Microsoft are making expensive pro-level laptops.Microsoft Microsoft is mounting a direct challenge to Apple’s MacBook Pro laptops. In recent years, Apple’s MacBook Pros have been the high-end notebook of choice for those who need a high-performance laptop.  Now, Microsoft wants its Surface Book to be that device. The company best known for Windows is making direct comparisons to Apple’s aluminum juggernaut.  Here’s how Microsoft’s corporate VP of devices Panos…

The new MacBook keyboard is ruining my life – The Outline

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

I was in the Grand Central Station Apple Store for a third time in a year, watching a progress bar slowly creep across my computer’s black screen as my Genius multi-tasked helping another customer with her iPad. My computer was getting its third diagnostic test in 45 minutes. The problem was not that its logic board was failing, that its battery was dying, or that its camera didn’t respond. There…

Selling your MacBook Pro with Touch Bar? Apple recommends this step – 9to5Mac

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

If you’re selling (or generously handing down) your MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, Apple recommends an extra step when erasing your data before parting ways with your machine. This step requires an obscure Terminal command that you wouldn’t assume and isn’t required on Macs without the Touch Bar. Sony A6500 It’s not exactly clear what Touch Bar data is stored and being erased (the Touch ID fingerprint reader is part…

Razer’s Blade Stealth laptop now packs a quad-core processor – Engadget

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The quad configuration is available now in North America (France, Germany and the UK get it later in the year) for $1,699 and ships with the usual 16GB of RAM, a 3,200 x 1,800 screen as well as a 512GB SSD. Razer clearly sees the more powerful chip as an upsell at this stage rather than an across-the-board upgrade for every model, and that price is perilously close to the…

Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2017: Best cheap laptop, Macbook and Chromebook deals – The Independent

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Laptops are a versatile gift. Whether it’s for work or play, they’re suitable for all ages. And with Christmas looming, finding a Black Friday deal on the laptop can leave more money for stocking fillers – or a little extra in your back pocket. Luckily, there are likely to be a significant amount of them. Chromebooks could drop as low as £100, bargain basement laptops could hit £150, while known…

Mark Meadows: Senate Obamacare deal is a ‘good start’ – Washington Examiner

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Rep. Mark Meadows called a nascent bipartisan deal to fund Obamacare payments a “good start” but shied away from full support. The North Carolina Republican told the Washington Examiner that the contours of a deal announced Tuesday has promise, but more changes will be needed to lure support from conservatives. Meadows’ statement comes after Rep. Mark Walker, R-N.C., leader of the 170-member Republican Study Committee, called the deal a “bailout.”…