Showing posts from May, 2019

Overall Laptop Market Will be Increasingly Driven by the 2-in-1 Product Category Until the Middle of the Next Decade

SAN FRANCISCO, May 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The global laptop market size is anticipated to reach USD 108.91 billion by 2025, according to a study by Grand View Research, Inc., progressing at a CAGR of 0.4% during the forecast period. Increasing urbanization and growing spending capacities of consumers belonging to middle and upper-middle classes, coupled with evolving lifestyles, are projected to help the global market gain significant momentum over the coming years.

Key suggestions from the report:

The 2-in-1 laptop segment is anticipated to exhibit the highest CAGR over the forecast period. This can be attributed to growing demand for lightweight and technologically-advanced laptopsThe 13" to 14.9" screen size segment is projected to expand at a CAGR exceeding 0.5% in terms of value over the same period as these laptops are ideal for diverse applications such as personal, gaming, and businessThe USD 501-USD 1,000 segment accounted for a significant market share as these la…

Huawei MateBook X Pro Review by Laptop Magazine

Chinese tech giant Huawei is not known for making laptops, but its 14-inch MateBook X Pro (tested at $1,499; starting at $1,199) could change all that. Not only does it pack a gorgeous, high-res display and speedy performance, its battery lasts all day. And while its name and design beg for comparisons to Apple's MacBook Pro, the MateBook X Pro's keyboard is far more comfortable. At launch, the only things standing between you and its glory were its high price and severely limited availability, and those problems are (mostly) worries of the past. All things considered, the MateBook X Pro is worthy of its place on our Best College Laptops and Best Touch Screen Laptops pages.

Laptop Magazine gave this laptop Editor's Choice mark

The Pros
Fast performance; Exquisite screen; Comfortable keyboard; Long battery life; Both USB Type-C and Type-A ports

The Cons
Limited availability

The Huawei MateBook X Pro is a speedy, long-lasting premium notebook.

Read full review at Laptop…

I Personally Miss 4:3 Square Screen Laptops

4:3 square screen laptops gone long ago. Industry moved first to 16:10 screens - this screen standard lived very shortly - 1-2 years and was finally replaced by 16:9 aspect ratio screens.

I personally missed them. My first work horse to use for coding and building my first website was Thinkpad R50 with 15" 4:3 screen. It was extremely comfortable to use - text was comfortable to read, web pages easy to work with.

One can still get one of those "square" screen Thinkpads. Some of them are pretty good. Professional and business line of IBM Thinkpads - T-series had models in T41/41/43 line equipped with gorgeous IPS screens with resolutions of 1400:1050 (SXGA) and even 1600:1200 (UXGA).

My passion for old IBM Thinkpads just did not want to fade completely and i bought on Ebay one Thinkpad then another one. Many of them are offered for parts or  not working, but usually they just needed backup CMOS battery to be changed or they where missing power adapter, or hard drive, or…