This Year in Gear
The Top Laptop and Computer Releases of 2018
Most people buy a new computer every four years. While there were some good computers announced this year by Apple, Microsoft, Google, Acer, Dell and Lenovo, none was exciting enough to whip out a credit card and make me implode my two-year-old machine. That said, I’m always eager to improve my workstation — both mobile and at home — and this year’s computer accessories did warrant spending. From new wireless mice to elegant laptop stands, cool new travel adapters to productivity dongles, these are the coolest we saw this year. And, we’ve sprinkled in some of the biggest computer and laptop releases of the year in case your four years is up.
It elevates the MacBook Pro off the desk and is also pretty great for housing your laptop when it's in "closed-display" mode.
The hub features a number of ports: gigabit ethernet, micro/SD card slots, three USB 3.0 ports, 4K HDMI (30Hz), 4K mini DisplayPort (30Hz) and a USB-C Power Delivery port.
Milled from a single piece of brass and aluminum, hand-polished and bead-blasted.
For all normal customers, the updated iPad costs $329.
It's also the first Chromebook with a fully detachable keyboard.
The wool and leather two-in-one device combines your mousepad with a wireless charger to help declutter your desk in style.
Don't have enough desk space for a lamp?
It's specially engineered to make the Magic Mouse glide with less friction and more precision.
It comes in 12-inch, 13-inch, and 15-inch models, so that it fits seamlessly under your current laptop.
It's the smallest and most affordable Surface tablet ever.
In a surprise announcement, Apple has updated its MacBook Pro line of pro-grade laptops with beefed-up specs. And they start at the same prices as before.
The biggest tech company in the world issues out super affordable two-factor authenticators to its employees.
Now fits Apple's new, larger Magic keyboard with numeric keypad.
This accessory that adds two USB ports to your MacBook or MacBook Pro's power adapter.
Google's answer to online phishing is surprisingly simple to use.
Satechi has launched the first worthy competitor to Apple's Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad — and it's a fraction of the cost.
Ecoflow's River Rapid is powerful and slim -- the ultimate MacBook Pro accessory.
Here's a spec breakdown of each.
Apple has finally reimagined the aging MacBook Air with a Retina Display, Touch ID, faster internals and a form factor that's 10% thinner.
They have smaller bodies, bigger screens and also ditch the Lightning port in favor of USB-C.
The last time Apple updated the Mac Mini was slightly over four years ago. So this new release has been a long time coming for Mac power users who need more than a laptop can...