The 15 best laptops of 2017: the top laptops ranked

Best laptops

Regardless of your field of work or study, everyone has the need for a laptop. Although Apple has been keen to sell us on the iPad Pro, ostensibly the tablet to replace our MacBooks, and Microsoft the Surface Pro 4, the laptop space still thrives.

While the PC space in general is experiencing a decline in market share in spite of the thriving Mac, the best laptops of today continue to bridge the gap between portability and performance using a handful of more versatile operating systems and constant hardware advances.

Whether you want to use the full-fledged desktop versions of Adobe’s Creative Suite software or simply use a trackpad and keyboard to draft up documents in Microsoft Office, a laptop is the way to go. Even the games are better on a laptop as opposed to a smartphone or tablet.

Even in the face of being banned on flights to the US, laptops stand strong. That’s largely due, of course, to the wide variety of form factors to choose from. 2-in-1s, Ultrabooks, gaming laptops and traditional clamshells considered, these are our picks of the top laptops around.

With the 2016 model, the Dell XPS 13 reigns supreme as the best laptop you can buy today. Thin and light with a battery life that exceeds 7 hours, according to our movie test, Dell’s flagship laptop is the posterchild for Ultrabooks. Once again, too, Dell has managed to squeeze a 13.3-inch screen into an 11-inch frame, proving the nigh-borderless InfinityEdge display to be a design marvel. Outfitted with Intel’s latest Kaby Lake processors and lightning-fast storage and memory, the Dell XPS 13 is dressed to impress with welcome addition of a Rose Gold color option as well. It should comes as no surprise, then, that we still rank it as the best Ultrabook and best laptop …read more

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Stephen Jackson: Draymond Green ‘is a new version of me, just way more athletic’

Stephen Jackson may just be among Draymond Green’s biggest fans.

After all, Green embodies what Jackson tried to do during the latter’s NBA career.

“I say Draymond is a new version of me, just way more athletic — and I love it” Jackson told KNBR on Tuesday. “I wore his jersey last year to the Finals, and I plan on wearing it again.”

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The former Warriors guard extrapolated on why Green is like Jackson 2.0.

“That chip on his shoulder, the way he play — as Steve Kerr will tell you, every team needs a guy like that. I was that guy in San Antonio. I was that guy on a lot of teams,” Jackson said. “You need a guy like that to even it out. You don’t want your team to be a pushover. And sometimes, his emotion might hurt the team. But you can live with that, because you got a guy going to bat for all your guys.”

Like when Green pep-talked Durant so hard the internet made a meme of it — which KD loved.

In the Warriors’ sweep of the Blazers, Green notched 13.8 points, 9.5 rebounds, 7.5 assists, 4.3 blocks and 1.8 steals per game — while shooting 50 percent overall and …read more

Source:: The Mercury News

Robinhood stock trading app confirms $110M raise at $1.3B valuation

Zero-fee stock trading app Robinhood has joined the unicorn club thanks to reaching 2 million users and 17% month-over-month growth of its revenue-driving Robinhood Gold subscription product. The startup confirmed to TechCrunch that it’s raised a $110 million Series C at a $1.3 billion valuation led by DST Global, with participation by existing investors NEA, Index Ventures and Ribbit… Read More …read more

Source:: TechCrunch – Startups