Microsoft’s budget Surface Laptop that’s still not cheap, and more tech news

Your tech news digest, by way of the DGiT Daily tech newsletter, for Friday, 2 October 2020.

1. New laptops: Microsoft’s new Surface line

Microsoft unveiled the Surface Laptop Go, and gave the Surface Pro X an update, further building out Microsoft’s Surface lineup.

So, does any of it matter? Let’s take a look.

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Surface Laptop Go:

  • The new Surface Laptop Go features a 12.4-inch touchscreen display, 10th Gen Intel CPU, starts at 4GB RAM and 64GB eMMC storage options, with “13 hours” of battery with “typical device usage”, plus fast charging, and the good Surface keyboard, and 1.1kg.
  • It also goes back to Windows 10 S, and the display is 1536×1024, which isn’t quite 1080p resolution.
  • But it is trying to be affordable, starting at $549, which pushes it against the world of Chromebooks and iPads and Macs for educational purposes, or cheap portable options for those who need
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BMax Y11 convertible 11.6-inch laptop review

In a surprising twist, we received the BMax Y11, a convertible laptop that sports an 11.6-inch touchscreen display. We say surprising as it is not the first time we’ve seen the exact chassis; indeed, we saw the Teclast TBook F5 in January 2019 and the Jumper EZBook X1 from December 2018 sporting an identical design, down to the location of the ports and buttons.

Price

Where to buy

Banggood sells the BMax Y11 for $285.99 at the time of writing with the code BGBmax002. Note that, while this price includes delivery, it is exclusive of any taxes that may be levied by the relevant authorities or the courier companies on behalf of the vendor. 

This laptop was provided by online Chinese retailer Banggood and customers can grab the BMax Y11 for $285.99 using the code, BGBmax002. That’s a not-so-insignificant discount of $24. 

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Acer Aspire R 14 R5-471T-50UD Overview – An Inexpensive 2-In-1 Laptop With Four Modes of Use

This mid-range convertible laptop has all of the newest features that make it superior to others in its class. It has everything from a solid design to impressive battery life. Anybody who is shopping for an inexpensive 2-in-1 tablet / laptop hybrid will find everything they’re looking for with the Acer Aspire R 14 R5-471T-50UD.

Owners can fluidly move between four modes. There is no limit to the work that can be accomplished. He machine sports a nice exterior with classy diamond-cut edges. The hinge features a unique 360-degree design that allows the device to be used in a variety of modes: Tent, Tablet, Display, and Laptop. Thanks to the Zero Air Gap display design, users can expect better visuals in any setting – including outdoors. The touchscreen is full HD LED with a 1920 x 1080 resolution.

Other specs include:

• Windows 10 Home Operating System (64-bit)

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