Razer's first major redesign of their unibody aluminum 4.5 lb. ultraportable gaming laptop sports much improved vapor chamber cooling, NVIDIA GTX 1060 Max-Q and GTX 1070 Max-Q dedicated graphics and an Intel 8th gen 6 core i7-8750H CPU. The 2018 Razer Blade has a 15.6” display available in 144Hz IPS and 60Hz matte full HD variants, and there’s a 4K UHD 100% Adobe RGB option too.
The Huawei MateBook X Pro is a 14” metal chassis premium Ultrabook with a striking 3000 x 2000 touch screen, Intel 8th gen CPUs, a fast M.2 NVMe SSD and a nice price. The 2.93 lb. / 1.33 kg MateBook X Pro is Huawei’s 2018 premium laptop that sells for a compelling $1,199 for the Core i5-8250U with 8GB RAM and a 256GB SSD and $1,499 with a Core i7-8550U, NVIDIA MX150 dedicated graphics, 16GB RAM and a 512GB SSD.
This is a very light and thin gaming laptop minus the gamer looks. It has a classy metal chassis and weighs just 4.1 pounds. The GS65 starts at $1,799 with an NVIDIA GTX 1060 and the GTX 1070 Max-Q model (used in this review) starts around $2,000. All configs have an Intel 8th gen Core i7-8750H 6 core, 45 watt CPU, a 144Hz matte non-touch IPS display, per key RGB backlit keyboard and an M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD.
the 6th generation Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 14” premium business Ultrabook with a slim 16mm chassis, Intel 8th gen Kaby Lake R processors and an optional (incredible) HDR display. The 1.13 kg / 2.49 lb. laptop has an ample selection of ports despite its light weight and slim design: two Thunderbolt 3 ports, HDMI, USB-A, microSD and optional 4G LTE.
The ONePlus 6 sells for $529 starting price and attempts to compete with the much more expensive Samsung Galaxy S9+, LG G7 and the iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X. This is an unlocked GSM phone with Gigabit 4G LTE that works with most carriers around the world (including the US). The phone has a narrow bezel 6.28” “Optic AMOLED” 2280 x 1080 widescreen display with a notch up top, Gorilla Glass 5 front and back and a Snapdragon 845 processor with Adreno 630 graphics. It’s available with 6 or 8GB RAM and 64/128/256GB storage, has NFC, MiMo WiFi, and dual SIM card slots.
The 3rd generation of Lenovo’s 14” slim and light Windows convertible has 360 degree hinges, a touch screen, Wacom AES ThinkPad Pro Pen and an optional stunning HDR display. Essentially the convertible version of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon 6th Gen Ultrabook, it's updated with Intel 8th gen Kaby Lake R quad core CPUs and featuresa fast PCIe NVMe SSD, optional 4G LTE, two Thunderbolt 3 ports and a durable casing.
This is an extremely light laptop at 2.2 lb. that marries the design of the 2017 Notebook 9 with the S Pen and 360 degree hinges of the Notebook 9 Pro. It’s a new model for 2018 and has Intel 8th gen Kaby Lake R quad core i7-8550U processor, a fast PCIe NVMe SSD, a full HD display and USB-C.
Thie most recent addition to the 15" Spectre x360 line is the most powerful yet with the Intel 8th gen Kaby Lake-G quad core i7-8705G CPU paired with AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL 4GB graphics in the same sleek package as before. The 2-in-1 has a 4K IPS 15.6" display with pen and touch, a new keyboard with number pad and Thunderbolt 3. It competes directly with the Dell XPS 15 2-in-1.
The LG Gram is refreshed for 2018 with Intel 8th generation Kaby Lake R CPUs, and it's available in 13.3, 14 and 15 inch sizes. We look at the 15" high end model with a Core i7-8550U, full HD IPS touch screen, Thunderbolt 3 and the usual insanely light 1095g / 2.4 lb. weight that’s half the weight of most thin and light 15” laptops.
The Envy x360 is the more affordable counterpart to the HP Spectre x360 15”, and it has a similar design and a metal casing minus the fancier Spectre x360 high end finishes and design touches. The Envy goes up against the similarly priced 15” Dell Inspiron 7000 2-in-1 and we look at the $799 stock configuration. The laptop runs Windows 10 Home on the quad core, 15 watt Intel Core i7-8550U CPU with 12GB DDR4 RAM and a 1TB 7200 RPM HDD.
A classic ZenBook Ultrabook that brings a classy and lightweight aluminum chassis and high end appointments at price that’s lower than many competitors. The 15.9mm thick laptop runs Windows 10 on the 8th gen Kaby Lake R Core i7-8550U quad core CPU with 16GB RAM and a 512GB SSD. It has a matte IPS display, weighs just 2.76 lb. and has USB-C and a backlit keyboard.
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