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Alienware m15: Specs, features, price in the Philippines

Oct 16, 2019 - 9:00 PM

Check out the specifications and pricing for Alienware's m15, as well as Dell's G series laptops

Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Google could be your twin moron if you do not make it your slave

Aug 25, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Heavy multitasking really disrupts attention, and attention is essential to sustain a path towards a goal

Lenovo introduces foldable-display laptop

May 15, 2019 - 1:24 PM

After phones, a laptop adopts a foldable display

LENOVO FOLDABLE. Photo from Lenovo


Pre-order promo: ASUS TUF gaming laptops with backpack, extended warranty

May 07, 2019 - 11:52 AM

The new gaming laptops land in the Philippines on May 24, with pre-orders ending on May 12

What Samsung’s first 15.6-inch OLED 4K laptop display brings to the table

Jan 28, 2019 - 11:17 AM

The premium display makes it to laptops by the second quarter of the year

Photo from Samsung


Apple's new MacBook Air now has a Retina display

Oct 30, 2018 - 11:34 PM

Prior to the 2018 model, the Air has been using the same 1,440 x 900 display since 2010


New Asus Zenbook laptops have touchpad that doubles as number pad

Aug 30, 2018 - 4:38 PM

The Zenbook 13, 14, and 15 also tout a compact body with a near-frameless display

NUMPAD. The trackpad doubles as a numerical keypad in this series of Asus laptops. Photo by Kyle Chua/Rappler


Asus showcases thinnest ROG gaming laptop

Aug 18, 2018 - 11:21 AM

The Asus Zephyrus S is 12% slimmer than the original Zephyrus, known for being one of the thinnest gaming laptops in the market

Apple fixes a bug that made its new MacBook Pros run slower than advertised

Jul 25, 2018 - 7:30 AM

Apple confirms a bug that made MacBook Pros run slow – unless they were in a freezer

Photo from Apple


Apple’s new MacBook Pros get a much-needed performance boost

Jul 13, 2018 - 11:42 AM

The company says that the 15-inch model is up to 70% faster, while the 13-inch model is twice as fast.

PRO UPGRADES. Apple says the new Pros will deliver faster performance for complex simulations and data manipulation. Photo from Apple


Huawei Matebook X Pro to launch in PH

Jun 29, 2018 - 4:15 PM

The Matebook D and E will also be hitting local shores likely within the next month

MATEBOOK X PRO. Huawei's flagship laptop has a 91% screen-to-body ratio. Photo from Huawei


Apple acknowledges Macbook keyboard problem, extends warranty and repairs

Jun 26, 2018 - 12:12 PM

The extended warranty now covers models up to four years after it was first bought from retail.

MACBOOK. Apple is extending warranty coverage for Macbooks with problematic keyboards. Screenshot of the Macbook Pro from Apple website

First gaming laptop with Intel Core i9 lands in PH for P229,995

Jun 22, 2018 - 3:45 PM

The Asus ROG Chimera is known for having introduced 144Hz displays to laptops

CHIMERA. The high-end device arrives in the Philippines a year after its reveal at IFA 2017 in Berlin. Photo from Asus


IN PHOTOS: Asus' upcoming dual-screen laptop, the Precog

Jun 05, 2018 - 2:49 PM

Currently known as Project Precog, the laptop is expected to come out in 2019

New ASUS laptop's touchpad doubles as full HD touchscreen

Jun 05, 2018 - 12:30 PM

Meet the new 'ScreenPad,' Asus' touchpad-touchscreen hybrid

SCREENPAD. The 2018 Zenbook Pro series from Asus features a touchpad/touchscreen hybrid. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Huawei launches new tablet, laptop in flagship phone hiatus

Feb 27, 2018 - 12:07 PM

Huawei will be launching the P20 smartphone on March 27 instead

IN PHOTOS: Microsoft Surface Book 2

Oct 18, 2017 - 6:10 PM

Microsoft says its new laptop is twice as powerful as the latest MacBook Pro


No laptop ban as U.S. says all airlines have raised security

Jul 21, 2017 - 3:11 PM

The more intense inspections of carry on electronics are expected to make airport boarding procedures longer than before

GREENLIT. Laptops remain allowed on flights as US authorities beef up on-ground security checks

Kuwait airline says U.S. laptop ban lifted

Jul 10, 2017 - 12:24 PM

Now our passengers flying from Kuwait International Airport to JFK in NY will be able to use all of their personal electronic devices the Kuwait Airways says on Twitter

Royal Jordanian Airlines now exempt from U.S. laptop ban

Jul 10, 2017 - 1:20 AM

Jordan s national carrier now joins Etihad Emirates Turkish Airlines and Qatar Airways in winning exemption

A sign marks the check-in for Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian Airlines and Finnair on March 21, 2017 at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.  Passengers traveling to the United States from 10 airports in eight Muslim-majority countries will be prohibited from bringing laptops, tablets and other portable electronic devices on board with them when they fly. The nine airlines affected by the US ban are Royal Jordanian, EgyptAir, Turkish Airlines, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Kuwait Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Qatar Airways, Emirates and Etihad Airways. / AFP PHOTO / DON EMMERT

Turkey says U.S. to lift laptop ban on Istanbul-origin flights

Jul 04, 2017 - 9:44 PM

Its removal would come after Turkey began using highly sophisticated tomography devices for X ray and ultrasound at Istanbul s Ataturk International Airport

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Jul 03, 2017 - 9:36 AM

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WATCH: Asus Republic Of Gamers unveils new gear at Computex 2017

May 30, 2017 - 6:15 PM

See what the computer gaming brand has in store this year

Reveal rundown: 5 Asus laptops launched at Computex 2017

May 30, 2017 - 12:32 PM

Here are the specs photos prices and availability of the Taiwanese firm s 2017 laptop lineup

U.S. weighs banning laptop computers on international flights

May 29, 2017 - 1:00 AM

The United States current laptop ban only covers flights from 10 airports in the Middle East and North Africa

LAX ARRIVAL. An Emirates Airlines aircraft, flight 215 from Dubai, comes in for a landing at Los Angeles International Airport on March 21, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Frederic J. Brown/AFP

Laptop ban on flights to U.S. 'likely' to expand – official

May 17, 2017 - 9:06 AM

US Department of Homeland Security spokesman David Lapan is set to attend high level talks with European partners in Brussels on the scale and scope of the expanded laptop ban

LAPTOP BAN. Kuwaiti social media activist Thamer al-Dakheel Bourashed puts his laptop inside his suitcase at Kuwait International Airport in Kuwait City before boarding a flight to the United States on March 23, 2017. Photo by Yasser Al-Zayyat / AFP

After ban, Turkish Airlines to offer laptops to VIP travelers

May 06, 2017 - 6:15 PM

Passengers may now request for laptop from the cabin crew for in flight use

LAPTOP SERVICE. Turkish Airlines offers laptops to business-class travelers after the ban on large electronic devices from certain countries. Photo from Turkish Airlines

Microsoft out to regain ground in schools with Surface Laptop

May 03, 2017 - 12:33 PM

Along with the new laptop Microsoft also reveals the Windows 10 S operating system – devices running on which could go for as low as 189

COOL CAT. After the Surface Studio, Microsoft adds another cool-looking device to their hardware roster, the Surface Laptop. Screenshot from Microsoft/YouTube

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Apr 02, 2017 - 11:17 AM

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Laptop ban hits Dubai for over 1 million weekend travellers

Mar 25, 2017 - 6:27 PM

Around 1 1 million people are expected to pass through the world s busiest international airport as the city marks UAE spring break Dubai Airports says

LAPTOP BAN. Kuwaiti social media activist Thamer al-Dakheel Bourashed puts his laptop inside his suitcase at Kuwait International Airport in Kuwait City before boarding a flight to the United States on March 23, 2017. Photo by Yasser Al-Zayyat / AFP

Emirates offers laptop 'handlers' to cope with US ban

Mar 23, 2017 - 11:52 PM

Emirates will allow passengers to hold on to their gadgets after checking in until boarding time when security staff at the gates will themselves pack the devices into boxes and load them onto the flight and return them upon landing in the US

EMIRATES GETS LAPTOP HANDLERS. An Emrirates Airlines aircraft, flight 215 from Dubai, comes in for a landing at Los Angeles International Airport on March 21, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. File photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP

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Mar 22, 2017 - 10:40 AM

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TOAST TO FRIENDSHIP. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Thailand Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-o-chan hold a toast for the decades-long friendship between the two countries following the signing ceremony at the Thai Koo Fah Building in Bangkok, Thailand on March 21, 2017. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./Presidential Photo

UK issues laptop, tablet flight ban after U.S. warning

Mar 22, 2017 - 1:02 AM

UPDATED Airlines impacted by Britain s cabin ban on electronic devices on flights from some Middle East and North Africa countries have until Saturday March 25 to implement the measure

Lenovo launches new computers fitted with Intel's Kaby Lake chips

Mar 15, 2017 - 6:55 PM

The new Lenovo computers get to enjoy enhanced performance and power efficiency from Intel s latest processors

THINKSTATION. The Lenovo computer features a workstation-class Xeon processor. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

Asus launches ROG GX800 gaming laptop for P369,995

Feb 21, 2017 - 7:03 PM

As expensive as a second hand car the machine is designed to play games at 4K resolution at ultra settings

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Jan 08, 2017 - 9:39 AM

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Blessing of the Black Nazarene replica in Quiapo, Manila. January 7, 2017. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Acer's Predator 21 X, the world's first curved laptop, coming out February

Jan 04, 2017 - 6:16 PM

If you have 9 000 to spare this gaming laptop may very well exceed your expectations for anything you want to do with it

THE PREDATOR 21 X. Acer's new laptop is a beastly machine with a curved screen. Image from Acer.

The top laptops in 2016 for every budget

Nov 27, 2016 - 4:04 PM

Looking for a new laptop for Christmas? Here are some of the best we ve seen this year

WATCH: Weighing the features of the Asus Zenbook 3

Nov 10, 2016 - 2:14 PM

A casual conversation about the Asus impressive ultra thin notebook the Zenbook 3

Asus' Zenbook 3 aims for the top at Computex

May 30, 2016 - 7:25 PM

The Zenbook 3 will start at 999 with a core i5 processor 4GB of RAM and a 256GB solid state drive Users can also get higher tiered models for 1 499 and 1 999

THE ZENBOOK 3. Asus' Zenbook 3 has specs that rival Apple's Macbook. Image from Asus.

Xiaomi considering entering laptop business – report

Sep 02, 2015 - 7:30 PM

The Bloomberg report cites people with direct knowledge of the matter adding Xiaomi may have a notebook on sale in the first quarter of 2016

QUIZ: What’s your travel personality?

Apr 16, 2015 - 4:49 PM

Find out how to make the most of your vacation by figuring out your travel personality

Poll watchdog pushes for 'laptop count' to replace PCOS

Apr 10, 2015 - 4:09 PM

Former poll commissioner Gus Lagman proposes a system where votes will be counted manually on blackboards and encoded in laptops in the voting precincts

PROPOSING TO COMELEC. Former Comelec commissioner Augusto 'Gus' Lagman (1st from right) and former Comelec chairman Christian Monsod (2nd from right) speak with Comelec commissioner Luie Tito Guia after a meeting on April 11, 2015. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

Acer Philippines reveals premium device lineup

Mar 26, 2015 - 6:12 PM

Acer s premium line includes smartphones tablets laptops and even monitors and projectors

PREMIUM. Acer's Cuki Pendor discusses the company's premium line of smartphones and tablets. Photo by Victor Barreiro Jr/Rappler

Apple working on 12-inch Macbook Air – report

Jan 08, 2015 - 3:07 AM

This new reported Macbook Air uses a retina display and has an edge to edge keyboard

A NEW MACBOOK AIR? This image from 9to5Mac shows an artist's rendition of some of the changes that are in a reported prototype.

'Portable light-emitting devices' impact health – study

Dec 24, 2014 - 2:21 PM

Do you use an electronic device right before bedtime? This one s for you

Microsoft Surface Pro 3, fastest texting challenge (TechRap)

May 26, 2014 - 12:04 PM

Microsoft unveils Surface Pro 3 Unboxing Samsung Series 9 Ultra High Def Curved TV Fastest texting challenge

Laptop used for first US presidential email finds a buyer

Apr 18, 2014 - 9:52 PM

The Toshiba Satellite laptop that belonged to White House physician Robert Darling sells for 61 000 in a Boston auction

EMAIL SENT. A file picture taken on November 7, 1998, released by the White House, shows US President Bill Clinton preparing to send the first-ever US presidential email. The Toshiba Satellite that Clinton borrowed sold for $60,667 in an online auction. Agence France-Presse photo/The White House

Samsung reveals leather-clad Chromebook 2 notebooks

Mar 04, 2014 - 6:06 PM

Google and Samsung release a high end Chromebook that shares the same faux leather design of new Samsung smartphones and tablets

TechRap: ASUS Transformer Book Trio

Feb 27, 2014 - 2:53 PM

We review the Windows Laptop Android tablet in one the Asus Transformer Book Trio plus news on Facebook WhatsApp and the Galaxy S5