Windows Stories May 28

Earlier today at Computex 2019, HP announced plans to continue exploring the use of unique materials in its products. The new HP ENVY Wood Series does just that, by offering several of its laptops in various authentic wood styles.

Use of wood will be accompanied by other materials, which seems to be plan since we have yet to see how it will wear and tear in laptops. There will be a total of three styles for customers to pick from including Nightfall Black with Natural Walnut, Ceramic White with White Birch, or Natural Silver with Pale Birch. expand full story

Windows Stories February 26

expiredSteelSeries’ Stratus XL Game Controller works w/ PCs, VR, & Fortnite on Android: $30 (Reg. $40+)

Amazon is offering the SteelSeries Stratus XL for $29.95 shipped. While this controller has been fetching around $40 at Amazon, it’s currently selling for about $55+ at retailers like Walmart. Today’s deal is within $1 of Amazon’s all-time low and is the best we can find right now. Now that Epic has added support mobile controllers on Fortnite for Android, it’s now within your reach to score a Victory Royale. When you’re not playing Fortnite, this controller will also pair nicely with Windows, select VR headsets, Steam, and more. Rated 4+ stars from nearly 70% of reviewers.

Windows Stories January 31

When it comes to gaming, many folks prefer a keyboard and mouse, but few (if any) actually prefer gaming on a touchscreen. Game controllers are generally the preferred input method, but it can be a jungle out there with many platforms being choosy regarding which devices they will play nice with.

SteelSeries, a company that is definitely a staple in the gaming industry, has taken the wraps off of its latest controller. Stratus Duo aims to be platform agnostic thanks to having multiple wireless technologies which allow it to work on mobile devices, PCs, and many VR headsets. expand full story

Windows Stories December 12, 2018

The PC industry is struggling to remain exciting. This is largely due to the fact that we are in an era where iPads and iPhones not only look great, but they are also beginning to surpass the performance offered by many Intel and AMD-powered laptops. For this reason, we are seeing some breakthrough innovations in laptops that trim down bezel sizes and overall dimensions as a whole. With the announcement and upcoming debut of its new 14 and 17-inch gram laptops, LG is showing that it has the chops for competing with the best of them, including Apple. expand full story

Windows Stories April 9, 2018

expiredHP’s workstation ZBook 15 has a quad-core processor, 4GB GPU, more: $799 (Reg. $1,000+)

Today only, as part of its daily DealZone, B&H offers the 2.8GHz/8GB/1TB 15.6-inch HP ZBook 15 G4 Mobile Workstation computer with a 4GB GPU for $799 shipped. Currently $1,600 at Walmart, this laptop fetches closer to $1,000 at Newegg, with this being one of the best prices we’ve tracked. If you’re looking for a powerful quad-core computer with Thunderbolt 3, Windows 10 Pro, and a dedicated graphics card, this is a great option. HP laptops are generally well-rated on Amazon.

Windows Stories November 28, 2016

expiredAcer Gold Box has some inexpensive Windows PCs/All-in-ones, 24″ 1080P HDMI Display: $90 shipped

Acer’s got a line-up of inexpensive Windows 10 PCs on God Box today but the standout for me is the 24-inch 1080P IPS display w/HDMI for $90 with 4.4/5 star ratings. That $329 all in one doesn’t look bad either. If you are into gaming, The $480 Aspire ATC-UR62 seems like a great baseline.  

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