Laptops

by William Min ·Posted
When Apple made the switch to their in-house silicon in November 2020, it revolutionized the Mac. The M1 family of chips delivered major improvements to both performance and power efficiency, turning the MacBook Pro into a true mobile powerhouse. With each iteration of Apple silicon, Apple has made significant improvements, such as transitioning from the already-impressive M1 5nm architecture to the industry-leading M3 3nm
by Mos Khan ·Posted
Today, at a special press event, Microsoft announced a new Surface Pro and Surface laptops powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon X Series chips. The new processors mark a significant milestone in Microsoft's move to Arm-based devices and the company is referring to these as Copilot+ PCs in reference to their AI-powered features. Surface Pro and Surface laptops
by Mos Khan ·Posted
If you're a photographer in the market for a new MacBook, odds are you’re debating whether you should go with the newly updated MacBook Air or the more powerful MacBook Pro. Now that the updated MacBook Air features the same M3 processor as the MacBook Pro, choosing which is better for photo editing is
by William Min ·Posted
First teased at CES 2024, Razer has finally unveiled the Razer Blade 18, now with Thunderbolt™ 5. Improving on the standards of its predecessor, Thunderbolt™ 5 delivers up to 80 Gb/s of bi-directional bandwidth and can reach up to 120 Gb/s with Bandwidth Boost. Thunderbolt™ 5 also doubles the PCIe data throughput for faster storage and external graphics, which is ideal for both creators and gamers
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Scott Owsley discusses the Intel®-based 2nd Gen Lenovo ThinkPad P16, designed for the heaviest of workloads. As a workstation, you can customize and maximize the specs to fit your needs. Owsley also tests how the ultra-performance mode handles Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, DaVinci Resolve, and Handbrake. 0:00 - About The ThinkPad 1:18 - Customizations 4:27 - Build Quality 8:05 - Enterprise Use 9:52 - Performance 12:
by Mos Khan ·Posted
Microsoft announced two new Surface devices today―the Surface Pro 10 and Surface Laptop 6―via its Surface for Business event. These won't be directly available to consumers, however, because Microsoft is aiming these at businesses and professionals instead. The event also put a significant emphasis on AI-powered features, with Microsoft even announcing a separate event to highlight the brand’s vision later this year. Both Surface models are powered by the latest Intel® Core Ultra™ processors, which is definitely the biggest takeaway from the
by William Min ·Posted
With the releases of 14th Gen Intel® Core™ and Intel® Core Ultra™ processors, HP has updated several of its computer models, including the FireFly G11, EliteOne 840 G9, Elite 800 G9 Mini, and Elite 800 G9 SFF. These HP models run Windows 11 Pro and are protected by HP Wolf Pro Security. From laptops to AiOs to small compact towers, HP provides options for the home, the office, and anywhere in between. FireFly G11 Creative professionals looking to combine pro-level performance with portability should look to the
by Mos Khan ·Posted
For those willing to invest in one, gaming laptops offer many benefits. The best gaming laptops pack the power of a desktop machine into a much lighter device, but the tradeoff is usually price. However, for those looking for a powerful machine without the hassle of putting one together yourself, there are still gaming laptops that offer a healthy balance of performance and price. Shopping for a good gaming laptop means not only considering factors like how much performance you need from key components like a CPU or GPU, but also keeping in
by Shawn C. Steiner ·Posted
It has been a busy week with some major announcements, some minor announcements, and one very interesting bit of news. Cameras are always king here at B&H, so the Leica SL3 is the key launch this week. The third time around seems to be the charm, with improvements to almost every aspect of the camera. Shure also had some fun news this week, with the release of the
by Mos Khan ·Posted
Apple stealthily dropped a new product announcement today: an update to its line of MacBook Air laptops. Today's update finally brings Apple's latest in-house silicon M3 chip to the 13- and 15-inch versions of the Air. The M3 versions of the MacBook Pro dropped late last year, so Apple is finally getting around to updating the rest of its product lineup with M3 chips, most likely to keep in line with an increasingly competitive market.
by Shawn C. Steiner ·Posted
Last week was a busy one, with CP+ bringing tons of exciting photography news. This week sits between CP+ and WPPI, so there isn’t too much to discuss. We have a few cool accessories to mention, namely the Core SWX NANOX series of batteries and PGYTECH Card Reader/Case Combos. In the
by William Min ·Posted
Samsung helps spearhead the new wave of AI PCs with the Galaxy Book4 Pro Laptop. Powered by the powerful Intel® Core Ultra™ 7 155H processor, the Galaxy Book4 Pro features a mix of performance, efficiency, and low power island e-cores, delivering fast performance and maximum power efficiency. The Intel® Core Ultra™ 7 also features a neural processing unit (NPU). When coupled with Intel®’s AI PC Acceleration program, which has more than 100 independent software vendors (ISV), the Galaxy Book4 Pro can deliver helpful AI features in a wide
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted
Tools don’t make the artist, but they certainly do help—especially when those tools come from NVIDIA. Case in point: NVIDIA Studio, a creator-focused platform featuring some of the most powerful creative tools on the planet. Whether you’re an aspiring artist, an industry vet, or just someone who likes to dabble in the creative arts, NVIDIA Studio can help you achieve all your artistic ambitions. NVIDIA RTX GPUs With more than 
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Apple’s silicon is its own beast. Luckily, Scott Owsley is here to explain how the Apple 16" MacBook Pro with M3 Max Chip performs against its predecessors by exporting video through Adobe Media Encoder, DaVinci Resolve, and After Effects. 0:00 - Introduction 0:34 - Specs 1:50 - M3 Max vs. M2 Max vs. M1 Max 5:04 - Today's Tests 6:01 - Media Encoder Benchmarks 7:11 - DaVinci Resolve Benchmarks 8:07 - After Effects Benchmarks 8:28 - How Much has the M3 Improved from its Predecessor? 9:30 -
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted
Hundreds of new products were announced at CES 2024, including lots of exciting gear for content makers and other creatives. Here are some of the most exciting creator-friendly products. Monitors Big-name monitor manufacturers like Samsung and LG tend to go hard at CES, and this year’s tech showcase was no exception. Along with some