I tested Dell’s $3,000 gaming laptop and it spoiled me with unconventional features

Kyle Kucharski/ZDNETZDNET’s key takeawaysThe Alienware m18 R2 is a top-tier gaming laptop available now for a starting price of $1,899.It has a commanding presence, is highly customizable, and is powerful enough to handle just about any game you want to play. This is a large, expensive laptop that requires plenty of juice, and when the fans … Read more

This gadget adds dual 4K display support to your laptop, even if the hardware doesn’t support it

Plugable USB-C Dual HDMI adapter Adrian Kingsley-Hughes/ZDNETZDNET’s key takeawaysThe Plugable USB-C Dual HDMI adapter is available on Amazon for $90.It’s small, portable dual-HDMI adapter that supports dual 4K 60Hz displays from a single Thunderbolt, USB4, or USB-C port, compatible with macOS 11+, Windows 10+, and ChromeOS 100+ systems.This adapter requires drivers to be installed to … Read more

Amazon spring sale 2024 laptop deals: MacBooks, ASUS gaming PCs, more

Table of Contents Table of Contents Apple MacBook deals Samsung Galaxy Book deals ASUS gaming laptop deals SAVE UP TO $580: Amazon has a small assortment of Mashable-approved laptops on sale for as low as $620 ahead of its Big Spring Sale (taking place from March 20 to 25). Best early Amazon spring sale laptop … Read more

Dell’s latest gaming laptop is an ultraportable machine I wouldn’t mind bringing to work

Cesar Cadenas/ZDNETZDNET’s key takeawaysThe Alienware m16 R2 aims to be the perfect laptop for gamers and professionals alike, and it succeeds.It delivers high-level performance and a 2K display that’ll make both groups smile, while giving users a way to tone down the RGB lighting via Stealth Mode.You’ll need to keep that charger close by, as … Read more

Apple MacBook Air with M3 Review

MacBook Air with M3 13- and 15-Inch The Macbook Air redesign from two years ago is still just as silent, slim, and comfortable as you expect, but you won’t see a massive difference from M2. The MacBook Air is a good choice for an ultra-thin, though fully capable laptop, regardless of whether you opt for … Read more

Unplug Your Laptop Now, or It Will Stay Plugged in Forever

Do you want to be chained to an outlet for the rest of your life? Of course not. That’s why you got a laptop in the first place. Somewhere down the line, many of us got the idea that our laptops should always be plugged in to improve their performance. This is a myth that’s … Read more

M3 MacBook Air (2024) review: Benchmark results of Apple’s AI laptop may surprise you

pros and cons Pros “Pro” enough for lots of professional users Form factor sets a high bar in style and substance Supports two external monitors with the lid closed Upgraded neural engine for faster AI tasks Cons LCD display lags behind OLED competitors 8GB of RAM on base model limits its uses Limited to two … Read more