This is the first time that HP has introduced a truly top-of-the-range convertible business laptop in a 14-inch form factor. The x360 1040 G5 still carries the DNA of the EliteBook brand but has evolved into something that is decidedly different from the rest of the business laptops at the very high-end of the market.HP business laptops explainedAt the time of writing, HP’s website lists 42 different business laptop categories and countless other SKUs (stock keeping units). The more popular families are ProBook (SMB focused), ZBook (workstation), Chromebook, and EliteBook (Enterprise focused), while businesses looking for something cheaper can opt for the HP250, HP255 or the Stream. The mt range is the least well-known of the lot and is made up of a pair of mobile thin clients that run Windows 10 IoT Enterprise.DesignThe HP EliteBook x360 1040 G5 is only available in one color – namely silver, which is what you naturally get from an aluminum chassis. That’s in stark … [Read more...] about HP EliteBook x360 1040 G5 2-in-1 convertible business laptop review
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Over the weekend, cut-priced versions of the iPhone SE made a brief appearance on Apple's US clearance page, before being quickly snapped up by buyers. Priced at $249 for the 32GB version, and only $299 for the 128GB variant (which represent a price cut of $100 and $150 respectively compared to the original price), it makes sense that these were quickly snapped up by those looking for a new iPhone, but who weren't interested in paying the big bucks for the iPhone XS or iPhone XR. Must read: 2019: The Apple products you shouldn't buy Featured stories Google raises G Suite prices: Basic to $6 a month per user, business to $12 a month Star Trek: The technology won, but Roddenberry's visionary society lost How ‘cloud-native’ applications are transforming IT, and why it took so long Save $166 on SanDisk's monster 400GB microSD card As far as smartphone go, the iPhone SE is a pretty vintage piece of kit. First released in early 2016 (it was initially offered in 16GB … [Read more...] about Is Apple paving the way for a new budget mini iPhone?
Ever since Apple introduced the MacBook Air more than a decade ago and Intel formalized the Ultrabook format, thin-and-light laptops have gradually become mainstream. The transition to ever-slimmer notebooks has produced its own issues, though, as the number and size of ports have been reduced – and some connectors have been abandoned altogether.One port, though – Thunderbolt 3 – is set to be the one that rules them all, which in turn is changing how users connect to devices. These changes have created opportunities for peripheral manufacturers, and OWC, like others, has pushed out Thunderbolt 3 devices, with the Thunderbolt 3 docking station being a prime example of what can be achieved.It is available in designs with 12 and 14 ports, currently selling for $228.88 (around £180) after rebate for the 12-port version and $299.99 (around £240) for the 14-port model. The latter adds a USB Type-C connector, a higher 85W power delivery mode and a microSD card … [Read more...] about OWC Thunderbolt 3 docking station review
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