Just released in the US are the Lenovo LaVie Z and Lavie Z 360 laptops. What’s so special about a pair of laptops? Well the fact that the standard “clamshell” style LaVie Z weighs just 1.72 pounds and the convertible “360” version is just 2.04 pounds is simply astounding. (An average run-of-the-mill laptop is 5 lbs. or more.) Both designs sport 13.3” WQHD (2560 x 1440) multi-touch displays and exceptional battery life of up to 9 hours of video playback! Not only are these new laptops incredibly light and thin (only 0.67” when closed) but they boast full-power, 5th generation Intel Core i7 series processors as well! So even though you’re getting the world’s lightest laptop, you’re also getting a fully-equipped workhorse that gets the job done. Speaking of getting the job done, each system has 3 standard sized USB 3.0 ports, SD card reader, and a full-size HDMI port for connecting all your peripherals. A 256GB solid-state drive and 8GBs of RAM round out this high-performance duo.
So if they didn’t save weight by using slow processors, small batteries or low-res screens, how did they pull off this incredible feat? If you guessed that they used plastic for the body you’d be wrong. The shell is made from a magnesium/lithium alloy that gives you the great strength of magnesium with less weight than aluminum in a package more durable than plastics.
For the non-techy computer user, in laymen’s terms this means that Lenovo just released two new computers that are extremely lightweight, fast, have the standard access ports, great battery life, fast storage, built with quality components to make it durable.
Current pricing is $1499 for the clamshell style and $1699 for the convertible version so these probably aren’t something for everyone. But if you need fast computing power, long battery life and incredible portability, we can get you hooked up!
Microsoft has released their new web browser to people running the tech preview version of Windows 10. Originally code-named “Project Spartan,” Microsoft’s new “Edge” browser seems poised to rival Google Chrome. With Cortana integration and an adaptive “new tab” experience that customizes itself to you, Edge has some interesting new twists on the web browsing experience. Compatibility shouldn’t be an issue as both Internet Explorer 11 and Edge will be available on Windows 10 when it debuts later this year. Stay tuned for an in-depth review of Microsoft Edge in the near future.
In other exciting news, Emsisoft AntiMalware has achieved a 100% detection rating in AV-Comparitives real-world test (up from 99.7%). From the Emsisoft Blog “Antivirus testing organization AV-Comparatives published the first real-world protection test in its 2015 test series: March 2015. The detailed overall result reports (covering four months each) are released in July and December. For this test, AV-Comparatives used a test set of 410 live test cases (malicious URLs found in the field) consisting of working exploits (i.e. drive-by downloads) and URLs pointing directly to malware. In other words, mimicking the threats a typical user would experience in everyday life. Emsisoft detected all threats, and thereby received a 100% detection rate. In 0.7% of the cases Emsisoft Anti-Malware displayed an alert which recommends the user to block the threat instead of automatic removal, which is why AV-C counts these as ‘user dependent.’”
We shared about Emsisoft’s protection back in March, and we’re reminding you of it again because we want to make sure you can take advantage of our sale. It’s been popular, and we are extending the end date of our sale price for Emsisoft Antimalware until the end of May! Got multiple computers to protect? Get an additional discount on purchases of 3 licenses or more! We also offer FREE installation with purchase,* so we even take the “work” out of the installation and configuration for you.
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