Laptop shortage leads to online rip-offs

The latest item in short supply during the pandemic: laptop computers.

Millions of American children need laptops for online learning this fall, and that’s leaving store shelves thin. If your child needs a basic laptop or Chromebook for school, or you just need one for work and home, you may need to shop online right now.

But Jorge Rosado says ordering from a website left him empty-handed with a $125 charge on his credit card.

“I sent them a couple of emails already, and nobody got back to me,” he said. “Nothing.”

Rosado, who only had a few hundred dollars to spend, found a site selling rebuilt laptops and MacBooks called The Laptop Store, based in San Francisco.

He said the site took his credit card number immediately and gave him a tracking number, but nothing ever showed up.

“They signed my name to leave the package, but there was

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Honor’s First Gaming Laptop: The Hunter V700

With all the political wrangling going on with Huawei and Honor, one product line that both companies seem to be able to push is the laptop and notebook business. Both Huawei and Honor have announced devices powered by the latest Intel and AMD processors, and despite the first few years of some really nice designs, like the Matebook X Pro or the Magicbook 14, the two companies are now starting to get a bit more adventurous. Enter the first gaming laptop, the Hunter V700.

The Honor Hunter V700

This new product line from Honor starts with an interesting concept which takes advantage of the strong identity and product design team that the company has. The Honor Hunter brand can use a single H to identify the marque, and in this instance they put it onto a full bodied gaming laptop.

The standard ‘15.6-inch chassis’ size actually holds a 16.1-inch display,

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Newegg’s best gaming laptop deal is back! ASUS ROG Zephyrus S now $1,400 off…

Last week’s killer gaming laptop deal that just blew us away, Newegg is bringing back their insane ASUS ROG Zephyrus S gaming laptop deal. Only this time, they’ve gone even bigger.

For a limited time, the ASUS ROG Zephyrus S 15″ gaming laptop with RTX 2080 (model# GX531GX-XS74) is on sale for just $,1599! That’s a massive $1,400 off one of the best gaming laptops available – and it’s $100 more than last weeks deal.

For a limited time, you can jump on one of the best gaming laptop deals we’ve seen in some time all over again. What makes this ASUS ROG Zephyrus gaming laptop deal so incredible you ask? This bad boy includes one of NVIDIA’s new RTX 2080 GPUs to deliver some of the best performance in gaming possible.

With a massive $1,400 savings, gamer’s looking to get a true high-end gaming laptop have an incredible opportunity

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The Best Value 16-Inch Laptop

Think of Huawei what you will—and everyone’s got opinions—but there’s almost no denying the fact the company has produced some of the finest hardware in the smartphone scene in recent years. While the smartphones drew plenty of attention and coverage, Huawei’s laptops had been quietly garnering top marks, too.

And now the company’s sub-brand, Honor, wants in. Technically speaking, Honor had released a laptop last year, but it’s this year’s update, named the MagicBook Pro, that really brings over many of the flourishes from the well-reviewed MateBook X Pro series.

I’ve been testing a European unit of the MagicBook Pro for over a week and this is, as usual with Honor’s products, an almost flagship level premium product in a more affordable package.

What carries over from the MateBook X series?

Let’s start by running down the list of things carried over from Huawei’s

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China Laptop and Tablet Computer Exports Report 2020

DUBLIN, Sept. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The “Research Report on Laptop and Tablet Computer Exports in China 2020-2024″ report has been added to’s offering.

According to the report, there are two categories of portable computers exported by China: Laptops and Tablets. From 2017 to 2019, China’s laptop computer export volume was relatively stable, maintaining at about 140 million units per year. At the beginning of 2020, the economy of various industries was generally hit by the COVID-19, but laptop exports increased by 9.46% due to the WFH (work from home).

Different from laptops, in general, the export volume of China’s tablet computers showed an overall downward trend. Besides the export price of tablets is lower than that of laptops, and it fluctuates more. In 2017, the average price of tablets was USD 168.82, and in 2018, it increased by 16.28% to USD 196.31. The average

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The new XPS 13 laptop is more than $200 off during Dell’s Semi-annual Sale

Finding a great deal isn’t always easy, but Dell’s Semi-Annual Sale is making it all much simpler. Right now, Dell is extending its 17% employee discount to everyone and giving you the chance to save hundreds on a new PC, like this new XPS 13 laptop. Using promo code SAVE17 during checkout brings its price down to $953.67, saving you more than $200 off its full price.

While the code isn’t valid on everything, there is a note above the items that are eligible which states you can “save 17% at checkout”. The items which the code doesn’t work on are still discounted and worth your attention, so don’t forget to take a look at all of your options when shopping the sale.

Dell’s new XPS 13 laptop is built to handle working from home and it makes a good match for content creators as well. Along with a 10th

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Grab Yourself A Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 For Only $749

Woot is currently selling the Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 for only $749. That is a really great price on the Surface Laptop 2, considering the 13.5-inch model starts at $999.

Keep in mind, this is the previous generation, as the Surface Laptop 3 launched earlier this year.

In this deal, you’re getting the Intel Core i5 model with 8GB of RAM. And you can choose from either 128GB of storage for $749 or 256GB of storage for $799. The 128GB model is available in Platinum, while the 256GB is available in Platinum, Burgundy and Black.

Go beyond the traditional with Surface Laptop 2. Featuring improved performance and the full Windows 10 Home experience, slip it in your bag and make every day more productive.

The perfect partner for your side project, Surface Laptop 2 gives you the performance to do what you want with the 8th Gen Intel Core processor.

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5 Tips for Choosing a Laptop for a Graphic Designer


Finding the right laptop for your graphic design needs can be a daunting task. You’ll be using this device for your work, so the end goal is to ensure it’s powerful enough to run any software that might be required for a project. Also, you’ll have to think about future upgrades! What if you decide to switch from 2D to 3D designing?  Your new laptop should be powerful and upgradable enough so it can keep up with the everchanging trends in your line of business.

So, where do you begin your search for the ultimate graphic designer laptop?

In this article, we will help you find that out and we’ll provide you with some amazing tips to make this process easier for you!

So without further ado, let’s begin!

1. You’ll need a good screen resolution


Don’t mix this up with the screen size! Of course,

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The Linux Laptop Market Has A Pricing Problem

Desktop Linux is always going to have an area of opportunity: more adoption among “typical” PC users. They need a computer for less demanding everyday tasks like web shopping, the occasional video conference, keeping tabs on social media, and maybe some light gaming. They don’t need 8 cores or blistering performance. So why does it feel like everyone inside our Linux echo chamber — the people covering the distros and the hardware — only focus their hype on the expensive bleeding edge? Headlines and videos seems dominated by the System76 Lemur Pros, Lenovo ThinkPads and XPS Developer Editions of the world. Where are the affordable Linux laptops, and why aren’t we talking more about them?

I’m guilty of encouraging and perpetuating this behavior; I do it myself all the time. What, you think I’ll turn down the newest and shiniest?

Most hardware

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Online scammers taking advantage of laptop shortage

A need for laptops brought on by more virtual learning is pushing parents to shop online, but there’s something you’ll want to know so you don’t waste your money.

Millions of American children need laptops for online learning this year, forcing many parents to turn to online retailers as store shelves are left thin, but buyers beware.

Jorge Rosado said ordering from a website left him just as empty handed.

“I sent them a couple of emails already, and nobody got back to me,” he said.

Rosado said he only had a few hundred dollars to spend, and with affordable laptops in short supply in major stores, his only real option was searching online.

He found a site called The Laptop Store supposedly out of San Francisco.
Rosado said the website took his credit car and gave him a tracking number, but nothing ever showed up.

“They signed my name,

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