HP Chromebook 15 with IPS display and full-sized keyboard goes official

The new HP Chromebook 15 is the first from the brand in this display size and comes with Intel Pentium Gold 4417U and Core i5 processor options

Leading computing brand HP has expanded its Chromebook lineup with the launch of its latest product, the Chromebook 15. The company has recently announced the Chromebook 15, which comes packing a decent spec sheet for its price tag. The newest laptop flaunts backlit IPS touchscreen display, fullscreen keyboard with number pad and Chrome OS as its highlights.

HP Chromebook 15 specifications

The HP Chromebook 15 comes with 15.6-inch IPS BrightView micro-edge WLED backlit touchscreen featuring a screen resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. The 1.8kg chassis of the new laptop is also home to a full-sized backlit keyboard with a number pad on the side. The base variant of the Chromebook 15 is equipped with Intel Pentium Gold 4417U processor, paired with 4GB of DDR4 RAM, whereas, the high-end model features Intel Core i5 chipset. For graphics, both variants get the Intel HD Graphics 610. HP also claims that the Chromebook 15 can deliver up to 13 hours of backup on a single full charge.

The newest Chromebook from the company features a front-facing, wide-angle webcam with dual microphones, and built-in speakers courtesy of Bang & Olufsen. The Chrome OS-powered laptop features  Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 4.2 for connectivity.

ASUS ROG Zephyrus: This Gaming Laptop Is Barely Thicker Than The MacBook Pro

It looks like a run-of-the-mill ultraportable. And you can use it like one if you prefer. The ASUS ROG Zephyrus, however, is a full-fledged gaming laptop that you can use to play the latest AAA games without having to be chained to a desk at home.

Measuring 16.9 mm thick, the laptop is barely bulkier than the MacBook Pro’s 15.5 mm enclosure, giving you a proper gaming PC that won’t burden you with neither heft nor bulk. No, ASUS didn’t pull off any magic tricks here to achieve the slim frame. Instead, it comes courtesy of Nvidia’s new Max-Q version of the GTX 1080 GPU, whose 50 percent better efficiency allows it to require minimal cooling (basically, fewer heatsinks and fans) compared to a standard graphics card.

Aside from the redesigned GPU, the ASUS ROG Zephyrus houses an Intel Core i7 CPU, up to 24GB of RAM, and up to 1TB of SSD storage. It comes with a 15.6-inch 1080p display that boasts a 120Hz refresh rate and 100% sRGB coverage, along with an RGB-backlit keyboard that sports a 30-key rollover and 1.4mm of travel. ASUS, by the way, has moved the keyboard way out front in the laptop while the track pad gets moved to the right hand side – a setup that better mimics the way we play games on a desktop rig, all while allowing them to put the cooling units on the upper half of the panel.

Logitech Powerplay Mouse Pad Wirelessly Charges Your Gaming Mouse During Use

Back in the day, gamers chose wired mouse peripherals over wireless counterparts due to latency concerns. While most latency problems are now adequately handled by high-end gaming mice, the issue of battery life is the only remaining concern. Simply put, no one wants to find their mouse bereft of battery charge in the middle of a heated contest. The Logitech Powerplay wants to end that for good.

A mouse pad with an integrated wireless charging hardware, the setup is designed to keep charging your mouse the entire time you’re playing. That way, there’s zero chance of ever finding your mouse battery drained, ensuring you will never be left defenseless in the middle of battle.

The Logitech Powerplay mouse pad measures 10.8 x 12.6 inches, which should be spacious enough for most people’s gaming needs. It uses a custom electromagnetic resonance system that’s built into the mouse pad, which keeps sending power any time a compatible Logitech Powercore receiver is detected. With a compatible mouse, charging becomes a largely seamless affair – one that you won’t need to consciously think about, as the mouse stays charged through everyday use.

The mouse pad, by the way, comes with both soft and hard surfaces that you can swap at will, depending on your gaming preferences. As of now, only two mouse products will support the proprietary wireless charging tech, namely the Logitech G903 and the Logitech G703, although more will likely to come if the mouse pad finds a decent adoption rate.