System76 Launch is a configurable keyboard with open source firmware and hardware

Linux PC company System76 has been selling laptop and desktop computers with Linux software for over a decade. But until a few years ago the company did that by installing custom software on OEM hardware. In 2018 System76 began manufacturing some of its own desktop computers in-house. And now the company is launching a new […]

Dell’s new Alienware gaming laptops are first with Cherry MX ultra-low profile mechanical keys

Mechanical keyboards are popular with gamers because they provide tactile feedback and tend be faster than other types of keyboards. So it’s no surprise that most desktop keyboards designed for gamers feature mechanical key switches. But it’s less common to find laptops with mechanical keys because they tend to take up more physical space, making […]

Lisperati1000 is a DIY portable programming workstation with a mechanical keyboard

Sometimes you need a general purpose computer that can handle everything from document editing to gaming, with a bit of light meme stock trading thrown in for good measure. And sometimes you want a purpose-build device that’s designed to do one thing and do it well. Conrad Barski’s Lisperati1000 is a computer that falls in […]

Razer’s $3699 Blade Pro gaming laptop is basically a tower PC in a portable body

Gaming company Razer is launching its most powerful laptop to date… and arguably one of the most powerful gaming laptops ever. The Razer Blade Pro is a notebook with a high-resolution 17.3 inch display, an Intel Core i7-6700HQ quad-core processor, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 desktop graphics, PCIe M.2 solid state storage, and 32GB of DDR4-2133 […]

Razer launches a $170 mechanical keyboard for the iPad pro

Apple positions the iPad Pro as a tablet with laptop-like power… but if you want to use it as a laptop you need to pay extra for a keyboard. Apple charges $169 for a “Smart Keyboard,” for the 12.9 inch iPad Pro but there are also some third-party options… and the latest is one of […]