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Five stylish and powerful notebooks

Tuesday, 8 November 2016


Acer Swift 7 

The Taiwanese manufacturer presented the first ultraportable laptop under 1cm thick at the IFA 2016 consumer tech show in Berlin, Germany. The Swift 7 is a 13.3in laptop PC that’s just 9.98mm thick and weighs 1.1kg, making it the slimmest notebook on the market. 

The gold and black device has a Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) IPS display, a new-generation Intel Core i5 (Kaby Lake) processor, 8GB RAM, a 256GB SSD and two USB 3.1 Type-C ports. Prices start at US$1,100 (RM4,633). 



Lenovo Yoga Book 

Presented at this year’s IFA trade fair in September, the Yoga Book is a hybrid device that’s part tablet, part PC. Plus, it’s available with either Windows or Android operating systems. It has a unique Halo keyboard that’s entirely touch-sensitive and can be adapted and customised to suit specific uses.  

Users can even write on the graphics-tablet-style surface with the Real Pen stylus and see their handwriting reproduced onscreen. The Android model starts at US$500 (RM2,106) and the Windows version starts at US$550 (RM2,316).



HP Spectre 

Earlier this year, HP caused a sensation with the Spectre, a laptop that stands apart from the rest of the firm’s range. As well as boasting latest-gen components, it has a super-slim build (10.4mm) and a lightweight design (1kg). 

HP has also treated the Spectre to a scratch-resistant glass display and a twin-speaker audio system designed in partnership with Bang & Olufsen. The HP Spectre starts from US$1,170 (RM4,929).



LG gram 

The LG gram offers three different screen sizes (from 13.3in to 15.6in), a lightweight 980g build and a slim design that has little to envy of the other models in this selection at 12.8mm to 16.8mm thick. 

The top-of-the-range LG gram PCs come with the latest Intel Core processors, up to 256GB of flash memory and 8GB RAM, depending on the model. All models feature an instant boot function. 

The LG gram range starts from US$800 (RM3,369) for the 13in model to US$1,500 (RM6,319) for the 15in version.



Apple MacBook Pro 

The latest MacBook Pro is Apple’s slimmest model yet at 14.9mm thick. In terms of design, it stands out with the new “Magic Toolbar,” a row of touch-sensitive contextual controls, and a prominent trackpad. It also features a Touch ID fingerprint reader for unlocking the computer and making secure purchases online with Apple Pay. 

Unlike competitor models, Apple’s luxury laptop only has Thunderbolt 3 and USB Type-C connectors. You’ll therefore need an adapter to hook up your iPhone or older external hard drives, for example. 

Prices start at US$1,800 (RM7,580) for a 13in MacBook Pro featuring the new technology or US$2,400 (RM10,109) for a 15in model.

Source by: Internet

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