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  • Lightspeed Laptops Inbound: RMIT’s Quantum Computing Breakthrough

    Lightspeed Laptops Inbound: RMIT’s Quantum Computing Breakthrough

    A leap in the realm of quantum computing has been achieved with the creation of a reprogrammable light-based processor, a world-first according to Australia’s RMIT scientists. This breakthrough could usher in a new era of quantum computing and communication with profound implications for various sectors like medicine research and discovery, environmental monitoring and laptops. Lead…


  • Acer launches new AMD Swift laptops

    Acer launches new AMD Swift laptops

    Acer is launching new AMD-based Swift Edge 16 and Swift Go 14 laptops with AMD Ryzen 8040 series processors that are equipped with Ryzen Ai. The laptops feature AMD Ryzen 8040 Series processors with up-to (integrated) AMD Radeon 780M graphics and Ryzen Ai which supports capabilities such as AcerSense, Acer PurifiedVoice, Acer PurfiedView, the new…


  • Lenovo is going to reveal its new laptops at MWC

    Lenovo is going to reveal its new laptops at MWC

    In Barcelona, at the Mobile World Congress tech expo (26 – 29 February), Lenovo will unveil its latest laptops and some rather-innovative concepts. At CES, Lenovo launched its first, 14th-Gen laptops featuring Intel’s NPU. It featured in the company’s new ThinkBook, ThinkPad, Yoga and Legion notebooks. Lenovo said, “With the company’s vision of “AI for All”…


  • New, Dual-Screen Asus Zenbook Duo becomes available in Australia

    New, Dual-Screen Asus Zenbook Duo becomes available in Australia

    We usually have to wait a long time for laptops announced at the Las Vegas, CES trade show to show-up on these shores but Aussies won’t have to wait long for the new, proper dual-screen Zenbook Duo to hit Australia. The previous Zenbook Duos have been odd, experimental, yet impressive models models with a narrow…


  • LG Announces Back to School Laptop Recommendations

    LG Announces Back to School Laptop Recommendations

    LG has announced its recommendations for laptops in the Back To School period. We suspect that these premium models aren’t the best for smaller kids who won’t care for them, but the Back To School period nowadays tends to include more-mature students and anyone in Australia properly settling into the office for the year and…


  • Microsoft Surface Laptops in Australian Back To School Sales

    Microsoft Surface Laptops in Australian Back To School Sales

    Microsoft Australia has announced that its Microsoft Surface range will be available at discounted prices in its forthcoming Back To School laptop sale that runs from 18 – 24 January 2024. The following devices are on sale at (up to) 20 per cent off: Product Description Discount Available from Microsoft Australia Microsoft Surface Pro 9 Laptop power,…


  • LG announces new Gram Pro and its updated 2024 range

    LG announces new Gram Pro and its updated 2024 range

    LG announced its 2024 LG Gram laptop series at the CES tech show in Las Vegas. All models get an Intel Core Ultra processor upgrade and there’s a new LG Gram Pro model too. However, there was no mention of local, Australian pricing and availability. LG gram Pro and LG gram Pro 2-in-1 The LG…


  • Lenovo unveils its new, 2024 laptops with Aussie pricing and availability

    Lenovo unveils its new, 2024 laptops with Aussie pricing and availability

    Lenovo showed-off its new, 2024 laptop range at the CES trade show in Las Vegas. There were many new models in its design, gaming and business ranges including, Yoga, ThinkBook, ThinkPad, IdeaPad and Legion. Lenovo also announced local, Australian pricing and availability. New Lenovo Yoga Laptops Lenovo showcased its latest Yoga laptops and convertibles for…


  • Here are the Asus ROG laptops launched at CES

    Here are the Asus ROG laptops launched at CES

    Asus Republic of Gamers (ROG) announced new and enhanced gaming laptops at its ‘For Those Who Dare: Transcendence’ launch at the CES 2024 tech expo in Las Vegas. The updated ROG laptops include Zephyrus G14 and G16 portable powerhouses and a refreshed, ROG Strix SCAR 18 18-inch monster. Most feature new Intel Core Ultra 9…


  • What new laptops did Asus show-off at CES?

    What new laptops did Asus show-off at CES?

    At its, “In Search of Incredible: Transcendence” CES 2024 launch event, Asus showed-off its latest, dual-screen Zenbook Duo laptop among other Intel Core Ultra and AMD Ryzen 8040-based laptops. These include the latest Zenbook 14 OLED​, Vivobook Pro 15 OLED and Vivobook S models. There was also a redesigned Asus ExpertBook B5 (which hopefully fixes…


  • HP shows-off new, ultraportable Omen gaming laptop (and more) at CES

    HP shows-off new, ultraportable Omen gaming laptop (and more) at CES

    HP has shown-off a new Omen Transcend 14 portable gaming laptop, updated its 16-inch Transcend laptops and unveiled new, HyperX accessories at the CES trade show in Las Vegas. The slim, portable, 14-inch gaming laptop is available with, up-to, an Intel Core Ultra 9 185H processor and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 GPU. It has…


  • MSI unveils new ‘Claw’ handheld and new laptops at CES

    MSI unveils new ‘Claw’ handheld and new laptops at CES

    MSI has announced new Core Ultra laptops and a new, Core Ultra-powered handheld gaming device at CES. The new laptops feature Intel’s 14-th Gen HX processors with Neural Processing Units and integrated Intel Arc graphics while the handheld device, called The Claw, which is MSI’s first, is also the first gaming handheld to feature a…


  • Acer shows-off updated Aspire Go and new, carbon-neutral Vero 16 laptops at CES

    Acer shows-off updated Aspire Go and new, carbon-neutral Vero 16 laptops at CES

    Acer has announced new additions to its Aspire laptop line including a new, 16-inch, carbon-neutral Aspire Vero at the Las Vegas, CES, tech expo. Aspire Vero 16 Acer says that the new Aspire Vero 16 is made for those who are looking for an eco-friendly choice without sacrificing performance. The textured chassis contains no volatile…


  • Acer announces new 16” and 18” Predator Helios and Neo gaming laptops (plus local pricing and availability) at CES

    Acer announces new 16” and 18” Predator Helios and Neo gaming laptops (plus local pricing and availability) at CES

    Following a succession of sober-looking gaming laptops that could also fit inside an office, Acer has unveiled new, aggressive-looking, flagship, gaming laptops at the CES tech expo in Las Vegas: the Predator Helios 18 and Predator Helios 16. The new models are long-awaited updates to Acer’s top-tier, Predator Helios gaming laptop line which last manifested…


  • Updated Acer Nitro 17 budget gaming laptop unveiled at CES

    Updated Acer Nitro 17 budget gaming laptop unveiled at CES

    As part of a slew of new gaming laptop announcements, at the Las Vegas-based CES tech expo, Acer unveiled a new member of its popular, Nitro, budget gaming laptop line, the 17-inch Acer Nitro 17. The new laptop features Intel’s brand-new, 14th-Gen processor (up to a Core i7-14700HX) with its Ai-focused NPU (Neural Processing Unit)…


  • Acer Unveils New Swift Go and Swift X ‘Ai laptops’ (and local pricing) at CES

    Acer Unveils New Swift Go and Swift X ‘Ai laptops’ (and local pricing) at CES

    Acer has updated its impressive Swift laptops with Intel’s new 14th-Generation ‘Meteor Lake’ processors. It showed off the new models at the Las Vegas, CES technology expo and also announced local availability and pricing. It comes after Acer performed the first, public demonstration of a Meteor Lake laptop at the Intel Developer Conference in San…


  • Dell set to announce new 10-inch rugged tablet

    Dell set to announce new 10-inch rugged tablet

    Dell has announced a new, 10-inch, fully ruggedised, Windows tablet for workers in hostile environments called the Latitude 7030 Rugged Extreme Tablet. It follows in the footsteps of other rugged devices from Dell, like the Dell Latitude 7330 Rugged Extreme which costs around US$10,000 and has to be ordered by request. However, as we noted…


  • Twelve South announces AirFly Pro Deluxe Edition Bluetooth transmitter gadget

    Twelve South announces AirFly Pro Deluxe Edition Bluetooth transmitter gadget

    Twelve South has announced an expansion to its AirFly product line of Bluetooth audio transmitters with the introduction of the AirFly Pro Deluxe Edition. The device facilitates the use of wireless headphones in contexts where wired jacks are prevalent but lack Bluetooth connectivity. The original AirFly devices plugged into either a 3.5mm audio jack or…


  • Predator League 2024: Valorant Oceanic Qualifiers call for registrations

    Predator League 2024: Valorant Oceanic Qualifiers call for registrations

    The Asia Pacific Predator League, one of the region’s top eSports tournament circuits, announced its 2024 return with a prize pool that includes over US$400,000, the Predator Shield and other Acer Predator products. Known as a platform for budding eSports professionals, the Asia Pacific Predator League has, since its 2018 debut, seen participation from over…


  • Acer unveils first Meteor Lake “AI PC” – an Intel Core Ultra laptop

    Acer unveils first Meteor Lake “AI PC” – an Intel Core Ultra laptop

    Acer COO, Jerry Kao, flew from Taiwan to San Jose just to show off the first Intel Core Ultra laptop (codenamed Meteor Lake) and called it an “AI PC.” He joined Intel CEO, Pat Gelsinger, on stage with a hot-off-the-press Acer Swift laptop and ran a (very) quick generative AI demo with it. Core Ultra…