Chromebase by LG: All-in-One Chrome OS Computer

Yes, desktop computers, people still use them. At next month’s Consumer Electronics Show, LG will put out the Chromebase, an all-in-one that runs Chrome OS, houses 2 GB of memory and 16gb SSD. Chrome OS allows instant on access to your content, which theoretically comes stored in the cloud. Therefore, the target demo for the Chromebase might be travelers, students or anyone needing a quick connection to their info.

Maingear Pulse 17: The World’s Thinnest Gaming Laptop

Thin laptops are nothing new, but when you demand gaming excellence from your system, well, like Fat Joe at Thanksgiving, it remains tough to stay svelte. Maingear says it has found way though with its new Pulse 17 (starts at $2,099). Promising to be the world’s thinnest gaming laptop, the specs — Haswell Core i7 4700HQ processor, GeForce GTX 765M graphics card with 2GB RAM, 17.3-inch 1,920 x 1,080 widescreen display — make that claim even more impressive.

Apple MacBook Pro: Battery Life Boostage

Oh that precious battery life. Is there any technological advancement needed more than extra juice? I mean besides a Waffle Generator. The guys at Apple don’t think so, and they’ve put their money where there mouth is with the new line of MacBook Pros. Of course much of the credit has to go to Intel for its new Haswell processors which will be inside the new laptops and promise to extend battery life up to 9 hours. The 13-inch Pro (starting at $1,299) will feature a 2.4GHz Core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Naturally things are also thinner and lighter this time around, with the 13-incher weighing in at just 3.46 pounds and measuring just 0.71 inches thick.

Google HP Chromebook 11: Stretching $279 Pretty Far

Google’s new HP Chromebook 11 ($279) weighs about the same as a squirrel (2.4 lbs), but it does so much more. For starters it charges up with a micro-USB, and if you have an Android smartphone, you’ve already got one of those. HP says you’ll enjoy content on the 11.6-inch IPS display surrounded by a magnesium frame for 6-hours on its battery. The Samsung Exynos 5250 processor and 16GB of onboard storage mean this won’t dethrone any PC power players on your desk or lap, but unlike a squirrel, it also won’t grab your nuts.

Mac Pro: The Desktop Ain’t Dead

If you thought the desktop computer was dead, Apple has a little splash of cold water for your face. The new Mac Pro ($TBA) is coming and its aiming to be a dominant piece of hardware for hardcore video editors, musicians, graphic designers, and overall fans of space age styling. The brand new hardware — to be  be fully assembled in the US — will be just one-eighth the size of the old Mac Pro. From its Darth Vaderish aluminum exterior to its support for 4K displays, everything is revamped. Intel’s next-generation Xeon E5 processors will fuel the fun, with an HDMI 1.4 out port, six Thunderbolt 2 ports, two gigabit ethernet ports, four USB 3 ports, and full flash storage also on board.

Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display

Apple’s new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display (starting at $1,699) is all like “Heyyy, look at my screeeen!” and while we normally don’t fall for such sophomoric attempts at PR, we do have to pay attention here. The new model is 20% thinner than the previous 13-incher, and with  227 pixels per inch and a 2560 x 1600 screen resolution, your family photos* should look amazingly vivid and clear; though the lack of a discrete graphics card is certainly a con. Battery life is supposedly gonna be sweet at seven hours thanks to the 74-watt battery.

*amateur granny porn

murderbox MKII

The ultimate gaming rig won’t be coming from Dell or HP. It just won’t. For bleeding edge performance, you’ll need to custom build your PC with the latest and greatest parts, and if money is no object, you’d be wise to consider the Murderbox MKII ($1200) for your case. The MKII is made mostly of aluminum which is media-blasted using a proprietary process that produces a fine-texture surface which is then finished with black anodizing.  It’s gorgeous and it’s state-of-the-art. Your move, Compaq.

Samsung Series 7 Slate PC

The Samsung Series 7 Slate ($1,199) has undergone a makeover in preparation for its partnership with Windows 8. It’s kinda like when you meet a girl at the laundromat in your  shorts and raggedy T, then you show up at her house in a damn near tux. (The girl was Windows 8 in this lame analogy). A Core i5 processor, detachable keyboard dock, and pressure-sensitive stylus are the standout new offerings here. Also – we can’t confirm this yet – but we believe that the Series 7 will also come with access to the Internet. Just a rumor at this point, but we’ll keep you updated!