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Top 9 Best Laptops You Can Get This Month (May 2018)

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It’s actually been a while since I made posts about laptops so I’ll make it up to you by writing this post. Most of us use our mobile devices for almost all the tasks we need to do – send an email , upload a document,etc. but there are still features that laptop’s have that aren’t available on our smartphones yet.

Here are the best laptops I think you should check out

#1 HP Spectre x360


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The design of this computer is definitely amazing. I’m certain if you search for the best designed laptops in the world, this pc would definitely make the top of the lists with its sleek and minimal design. Of course it comes along with great hardware iinside. The 360-degree rotatable display attached to it further makes it convenient for you to use this device anywhere around in any situation.

Spec Sheet

  • CPU: 2.2GHz Intel Core i5-5200 (dual-core, 3MB cache, up to 2.7GHz with Turbo Boost)
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 5500
  • RAM: 8GB DDR3 (1600Mhz)
  • Screen: 13.3-inch, 1,920 x 1,080 FHD Radiance LED-backlit touchscreen
  • Storage: 256GB SSD
  • Ports: 3x USB 3.0; HDMI, mini DisplayPort, headphone/microphone combo
  • Connectivity: 802.11ac (2×2) and Bluetooth 4.0 combo
  • Camera: HP TrueVision Full HD WVA Webcam (front-facing); Integrated dual digital microphones
  • Weight: 3.26 pounds
  • Size: 12.79 x 8.6 x 0.63 inches (W x D x H)

#2 Dell XPS 13

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If you are looking for a high end or top-notch device that could do you even the most complex tasks with complete ease this is definitely one of the best. You’ll be shocked at what Dell has to offer for you inside this package.

Spec sheet

  • CPU: 2.3GHz Intel Core i5-6200U (dual-core, 3MB cache, up to 2.8 GHz with Turbo Boost)
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 520
  • RAM: 8GB LPDDR3 (1,866MHz)
  • Screen: 13.3-inch QHD+ (3,200 x 1,800) InfinityEdge touch display
  • Storage: 256GB PCIe SSD
  • Ports: 1 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 3.0 w/PowerShare, 1 x USB Type C and Thunderbolt 3, SD card reader, headset jack
  • Connectivity: DW1820A 2×2 802.11ac 2.4/5GHz; Bluetooth 4.1
  • Camera: 720p widescreen HD webcam with dual array digital microphones
  • Weight: 2.93 pounds (1.32kg)
  • Size: 11.97 x 7.87 x 0.35 – 0.59 inches (W x D x H) (30.4 x 19.9 x 0.89-1.5mm)

#3 HP Envy 14-joo8tx

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Coming to laptop’s I’m not a huge fan of HP and Apple products. Nevertheless, those two companies make really great computers .This is another great laptop from  HP, built with same passion but HP compromised on the specs in order to reduce the cost, However it can definitely beat any other laptop in a similar price rangewhen it comes to performance.This current gen HP Envy 14 – J008TX is the direct successor to last year’s HP Envy k102tx. The latest refresh brings a more power efficient 5th Gen processor from Intel, Nvidia 900 series GPU, 12GB of RAM and more


#4 Apple MacBook Air 13


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Like I said , I’m not a big fan of Apple products .However the Macbook 13 Air kind of makes sense. It’ll definitely work well for you if you’re looking to have a taste of what it feels like using a non-windows computer.

Specs

CPU: 3.1GHz Intel Core i5-7267U (dual-core, 4MB cache, up to 3.5GHz)
Graphics: Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650
RAM: 8GB (2,133MHz LPDDR3)
Screen: 13.3-inch, 2,560 x 1,600 Retina LED display (IPS, 500 nits brightness, wide color P3 gamut)
Storage: 256GB SSD (PCIe 3.0)
Ports: 4 x Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C), headphone/mic jack
Connectivity: 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2
Camera: 720p FaceTime HD webcam
Weight: 3.02 pounds (1.37kg)
Size: 11.97 x 8.36 x 0.59 inches (30.41 x 21.24 x 1.49cm; W x D x H)

#5 Asus UX305LA-FB055T


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Asus are definitely among the companies that produce the finest laptops in the world from small parts of the computer devices like  the RAM modules to the large parts like the motherboards, processors etc, Asus is a top-rated manufacturer in each category.

CPU: Intel Core i7 5th Gen
RAM: 8 GB
Storage: 512 GB SSD
Display: 13.3
Graphic: Intel HD Graphics
Battery: 6-cell lithium ion

#6 Asus X555LJ XX132H


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This is for you if you just do moderate tasks on your laptop. It has a  large display and the good battery life is actually one of the selling points of this device.Asus X555LJ-XX132H is a stylish and powerful Mainstream Laptop and is powered by dual core clocked at a speed of 2.2 Ghz upto 2.7 Ghz and sports a 15.6 inch HD LED Backlit Display that comes with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels,so the picture quality is crisp and detailed.The screen size is big enough for an enriching gaming, surfing and video watching experience.On the memory front, the laptop is equipped with a hard drive of 1 TB and a 4 DDR3 RAM,thereby making it possible to store ample amount of data.All the above features ensure that you breeze through all your tasks throughout the day.The connectivity options available on the device are WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0,1 x USB 2.0, 2 x USB 3.0, HDMI, VGA.It supports an optical Drive, comes with Built in HD Webcam, Multi media card reader.It is loaded with Stereo Speakers and Sonic Master for a great audio experience. –

#7 Lenovo Z51-70


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Lenovo focuses on making devices that not only assist you with moderate/ heavy tasks etc but also fit into your budget. It means that you can get devices with high specs from Lenovo at a much cheaper price .ProcessorIntel Core i5-5200U
Graphics adapterAMD Radeon R9 M375 – 2048 MB, Core: 1015 MHz, Memory: 2200 MHz, DDR3, 14.502.1002.1003, AMD Enduro
Memory8192 MB
, DDR3, 1600 MHz, single-channel, 2 memory banks, 1 filled
Display15.6 inch 16:9, 1920×1080 pixel, Chi Mei CMN15C4, TN LED, glossy: no
MainboardIntel Broadwell-U PCH-LP (Premium)
StorageSamsung PM871 MZYLN256HCHP, 256 GB
Weight2.3 kg ( = 81.13 oz / 5.07 pounds), Power Supply: 339 g ( = 11.96 oz / 0.75 pounds)



#8 Lenovo Yoga 500


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Foldable laptops are extremely flexible .With its 360 degrees screen type , you’re definitely going to love it. Also this laptop is also filled with tons of amazing hardware as well.

OS: Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 (Win 8.1 models upgradeable to Windows 10)
Processor: 5th Gen Intel Core i Processor
GPU: Intel HD Graphics, up to NVIDIA GeForce Graphics
Memory: from 4GB RAM, up to 8GB RAM
Colours: Black
Dimension: 340 x 235 x 21.5 mm (14-inch), 385 x 255 x 22.2 mm (15.6-inch)
Weight: 1.8 kg (14-inch), 2.1 kg (15.6-inch)

#9. Asus UX305FA

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I call this small but mighty. It looks small but its a giant when it comes to productivity, this small laptop has incredible powers hidden inside the case. If you are looking for a cheap alternative to big laptops and also want to the same specs  you should definitely go for it..

  • Processor. Intel® Core™ M 5Y10 Processor, …
  • Operating System. Windows 10 Home. …
  • Chipset. Integrated Intel® CPU.
  • Memory. LPDDR3 1600 MHz SDRAM, 4 GB, up to 8 GB.
  • Display. 13.3″ Auto IPS FHD (1920×1080)/IPS QHD+(3200 x 1800)
  • Graphic. Integrated Intel® HD Graphics 5300.
  • Storage. – 128GB SSD. …
  • Card Reader. 2 -in-1 card reader ( SD/ SDHC)

Michael Ajah is a Computer Science Student of The University of Port Harcourt and a Chelsea Fan. He loves RnB and a little mix of Trap Music. An awesome tech reviewer and analyst. Email - [email protected]

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Mediatek unveils Helio G95 gaming Processor for budget smartphones, could debut on Tecno Camon 16 or Realme 7

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Adding to its ever-growing portfolio and stern competition to it’s Qualcomm counterpart, Taiwanese chipmaker, Mediatek has announced a new gaming Chipset for the Helio G90 series. The Helio G95 SoC offers a 5% boost in GPU performance over the G90T though the rest of the feature set is identical to the latter.

With the G95, MediaTek aims at closing the huge gap existing between the mid-range and flagship gaming smartphone segment and the first phone to use this processor could be the Tecno Camon 16 or Realme 7 with both due for official releases on September 3.

The G90T ended up on phones like the Redmi Note 8 and Note 9 Pro and Realme 6 , so the odds are on we likely get to see more phones with the G95 chip launch in the final lap of the third quarter of the year.

Here’s everything the Mediatek Helio G95 has on offer

Mediatek Helio G95 Features

Essentially, it would be best to understand that the Helio G95 SoC is an overclocked G90T processor, in that it comes with an upgraded Mali-G76 GPU running at 900MHz. The G90T, on the other hand, is equipped with a Mali-G57 GPU that’s running at 800MHz.

Features like HyperEngine game technology, multi-camera support of upto 4 sensors and an APU (AI processing unit) are also very much welcome. The chip also supports upto HDR10+ enhancement quality in real-time.

The G95 processor is manufactured using the 12nm fabrication process and has two Cortex-A76 cores running at 2.05GHz while the six power-efficient Cortex-A55 cores can run upto 2.0GHz.

MediaTek’s famed HyperEngine game technology is responsible for optimizing the gaming experience to provide the best connection speed, picture quality and ensures a smooth gameplay experience on budget devices. There are several customisation options that users can fine-tune further.

Furthermore, Helio G95 chipset supports upto 10GB LPDDR4x RAM, UFS 2.1 storage, upto Full HD+ displays with 90Hz refresh rate and dual 4G SIM cards.

Additionally, the chip can be paired with upto 64MP cameras with upto 4K UHD rerecording.

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The MediaTek Helio G95 will power many phones set to launch in September. The first of such as confirmed by Naijatechguy could be the Tecno Camon 16 set to launch on September 3 in India.

The smartphone has been teased with stunning bezeles display, a 64MP camera unit with Samsung’s GM1 or Sony’s IMX686 sensor here which could all play into the hands of the new Helio G95 processor.

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“Fitbit of tiny wires in your skull” – Elon Musk set to define future of Neurotechnology with landmark Neuralink chip unveiling

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In case you missed it probably you’ve been living under a rock or something incredibly heavy, a major global announcement was passed on couple hours ago which could well determine what value our lives still hold here on Earth

Naahh, definitely not another wave of Coronavirus but

Research nerd and Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s neuroscience startup Neuralink on Friday unveiled a coin-sized computer chip that could provide the age-old solution to treating brain and neuro-ailments.

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The move is regarded as another giant stride though early step taken toward the goal of curing human diseases with the same type of implant.

Co-founded by Elon Musk’s Tesla Inc and SpaceX CEO Musk in 2016, San Francisco Bay Area-based Neuralink aims to implant wireless brain-machine interfaces that include thousands of electrodes in the most complex human organ to help cure neurological conditions like Alzheimer’s, dementia and spinal cord injuries and ultimately fuse humankind with artificial intelligence.

Though the mighty risks of artificial intelligence can’t be understated, Neuralink implant’s most important achievement beyond medical applications would be “some kind of AI symbiosis where you have an AI extension of yourself.”

This practically would mean having small-smart devices that electronically stimulate nerves and brain areas to treat hearing loss and Parkinson’s disease have been implanted in humans for decades.

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Brain implant trials have also been conducted with a small number of people who have lost control of bodily functions due to spiral cord injuries or neurological conditions like strokes.

“An implantable device can actually solve these problems,” Musk said on a webcast Friday, mentioning ailments such as memory loss, hearing loss, depression and insomnia.

Musk did not provide a timeline for those treatments, appearing to retreat from earlier statements that human trials would begin by the end of this year. Neuralink’s first clinical trials with a small number of human patients would be aimed at treating paralysis or paraplegia, the company’s head surgeon Dr. Matthew MacDougall said.

For the Friday Neuralink webcast, Musk presented what he described as the “three little pigs demo.”

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Gertrude, the pig with a Neuralink implant in the part of its brain that controls the snout, required some coaxing by Musk to appear on camera, but eventually began eating off of a stool and sniffing straw, triggering spikes on a graph tracking the animal’s neural activity.

Musk said the company had three pigs each implanted with the chip for the past couple months, and also revealed a pig that previously had an implant. They were “healthy, happy and indistinguishable from a normal pig,” Musk said. Musk said the company predicted a pig’s limb movement during a treadmill run at “high accuracy” using implant data.

Furthermore, the Neuralink’s chip, is roughly 23 millimeters (0.9 inch) in diameter which Musk described as “a Fitbit in your skull with tiny wires” making it relatively minute in size.

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“I could have a Neuralink right now and you wouldn’t know,” Musk said. “… Maybe I do.”

We hope you don’t for now though Mr Musk!

Stanford University neuroscientist Sergey Stavisky said the company had made substantial and impressive progress since an initial demonstration of an earlier chip in July 2019.

“Going from that to the fully implanted system in several pigs they showed is impressive and, I think, really highlights the strengths of having a large multidisciplinary team focused on this problem,” Stavisky said.

Neuralink’s chip could also improve the understanding of neurological diseases by reading brain waves, one of the company’s scientists said during the presentation.

Though some researchers however opined longer studies would be required to determine the longevity and lifespan of the device.

Also, Startups such as Kernel, Paradromics and NeuroPace are trying to exploit advancements in material, wireless and signaling technology to create devices similar to Neuralink making it really a race in time to create an actual feasible device.

Though another question which albeit could be on the lips of users will be about personalization of data. We are not envisaging a Google Ad kind of scenario here, but with the extent user data is been mined and misused, you can only prepare for the worst nowadays.

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