Apple has improved their top of the line Mac laptop by listening to its customers: the Butterfly keyboard is replaced with the Magic Keyboard, cooling is improved, storage is doubled and you get it with up to 64GB RAM. The bigger, higher resolution display has smaller bezels, so the footprint isn’t much larger than the 15” MacBook Pro it replaces. The Mac laptop also boasts more powerful AMD Radeon Pro 5300M and 5500M graphics. It's available with Intel 9th gen, 45 watt 6-core i7 and 8-core i9 processors.
The 13” Pro X is similar in design to Surface Pro 7, but it has a 0.7” larger PixelSense IPS 3:2 aspect ratio display, rounded edges and smaller bezels. The Surface Pro X runs Windows 10 Home on a custom Qualcomm 8cx family processor, the Microsoft SQ1 with a 3GHz top speed. This is an ARM CPU, so don't expect compatibility with Windows 64 bit programs meant for Intel and AMD CPUs. 4G LTE is built-in but as with SP7, the keyboard and pen are sold separately.
MSI’s new 15” laptop for creators, the Prestige 15 is also available with similar specs in a smaller 14” size as the Prestige 14. We look at the high end 15" model with a 6 core Intel 10th gen Comet Lake CPU, NVIDIA GTX 1650 Max-Q dedicated graphics, 4K matte wide gamut IPS display, 32GB RAM and 1TB SSD storage.
This 2019 refresh of the XPS 15 has Intel 9th gen processors, NVIDIA GTX 1650 graphics and OLED display option. The XPS 15's casing remains the same as last gen, with a few tweaks to cooling and the webcam has moved up top above the display.
This is Microsoft’s 2019 refresh of their iconic 12.3” Windows 10 tablet that morphs into a laptop via Type Cover. The Surface Pro 7 finally adds a USB-C port and also makes the move to Intel 10th gen Ultrabooks CPUs with faster Intel Iris Pro graphics on the Core i5 and i7 models. The Core i3 and i5 versions are fanless for silent operation. The Surface Pro 7 has a high resolution 3:2 aspect ratio display supporting touch and the optional Surface Pen.
The high end Razer Blade Stealth 13 model for late 2019 now has an Intel 10th gen Core i7 and NVIDIA GTX 1650 Max-Q graphics. That’s a lot of horsepower in a 13.3” Ultrabook, and for the first time, the Stealth might truly be a 13” gaming laptop. There’s also a version with Intel Iris Plus graphics instead of dedicated graphics for those who don’t need the high end graphics performance.
This is perhaps the most important phone release since the original iPhone°™it’s the first shipping smartphone that folds open to a 7.3” tablet. The admittedly very expensive and somewhat delicate Android phone has an external 4.6” glass OLED display and a striking interior polymer folding OLED 2152 x 1536 display. The inner display is similar in size and aspect ratio to an iPad Mini 5. The Fold is powered by the Snapdragon 855 CPU with 12GB RAM and 512GB storage. It has 6 cameras, comes with Galaxy Gear Buds 1 year of 24/7 Concierge service.
This is the long awaited 2019 refresh, model 7390. There are a lot of improvements over the first gen model, with the new more powerful Intel 10th gen Ice Lake 10nm 15 watt CPUs, a new 16:10 aspect ratio display, active cooling with vapor chamber and an even slimmer and lighter unibody aluminum design. The 2-in-1 convertible Ultrabook has a 13.4” full HD or 4K display with touch and optional pen support.
The Asus ZenBook Pro Duo UX581 is a 15.6” premium laptop with 2 displays. It has a main 4K OLED display and a secondary 14” 4K-width ScreenPad Plus display above the keyboard. The laptop is geared towards creatives but it has the power of a gaming laptop. It’s available with Intel 9th gen Core i7 and Core i9 CPUs, NVIDIA RTX 2060 dedicated graphics, up to 32GB RAM and up to 1TB NVMe SSD. It comes with an N-Trig pen.
The 5.7” Pixel 4 and 6.3” Pixel 4 XL are Google’s 2019 flagship Android smartphones. The phones run Android 10 on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 CPU, have 6GB RAM and two storage capacity options. Google has added a second rear camera telephoto lens for better portrait and close up photos, and radar for gesture recognition. Both have facial recognition and OLED displays.
This is the 2019 refresh of this slim yet powerful 15.6" laptop with Intel 9th gen 45 watt CPUs and NVIDIA GTX 1650 Max-Q graphics. The ThinkPad is available with a variety of displays, both matte non-touch and touch. At the high end there are 4K wide gamut IPS and 4K OLED touch panels. It competes with the Dell XPS 15 and perhaps even the 15" MacBook Pro.
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