Tablets are still the slimmest and most portable devices but they need keyboard accessories to simulate a laptop look and feel. 2-in-1 devices compromise little and offer the best of both world’s with touch-first computing as well as convertible functionality into a fully functioning notebook.
For 2017, we’re seeing even slimmer models with improved battery life and innovations in terms of keyboard design. Newer laptops are cutting down on ports, some are jumping into the USB Type-3 bandwagon while reducing the extra USB, HDMI, modem and video-out ports.
New iPhones and Google Pixel devices are expected in the coming months and with them improved software functionality. Here are some of the expected updates in iOS 11 and the Android O
While telcos and service providers have offered new options and plans, it isn’t as affordable, or as transparent as it needs to be (i.e. in the EU, you can travel across borders, use your home service without penalties).
Surface Laptop travels easy, is a great companion on long flights and has truly impressive battery life. Windows 10 S boots up faster, has less bloatware and feels eminently more secure.
THE VOID combines interactive sets, virtual reality, real-time effects and gear to create an experience that goes beyond reality. The state-of-the-art experience is launching with Ghostbusters: Dimension, which turns guests into Ghostbusters, transporting them to New York City to track and trap ghosts while engaging all the senses with sights, sounds, smells and motions.
The Galaxy Book is Samsung’s latest attempt at capturing the 2-in-1 PC market on the high end and, while styled much like the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, actually targets the Microsoft Surface Pro dead on but offers the added value of being able to connect seamlessly with Samsung phones.
More than any other competitor to Apple, Microsoft and Google seem to have the most at stake. Both companies originated as OS and software creators and now see, like Apple, the benefit of making the whole widget, packaging it and pushing out not just products but supporting ecosystems for apps, entertainment and accessories.