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The New ASUS C302CA Chromebook Finds Its Way on Newegg at $499 Before Being Taken Out

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Chromebooks are unique laptops that do not run Windows or Mac OS, but rather work on the Linux-based operating system known as Chrome OS developed by Google. It is an extremely secured platform and very user friendly. The best thing about Chromebooks are that they aren’t power-hungry and have long battery lives sacrificing higher performance, yet still being very easy to use for work and play.

ASUS is no doubt one of the most innovative technology player in the market. Their Chromebook Flip C100PA managed to grab eyeballs and deliver a punch in its performance, while being neat and handy 2-in-1 laptops in the market. So it was natural for everyone to wait and watch what ASUS was going to do next in its range of Chromebooks.

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So it actually did come as a surprise when ASUS’ latest Chromebook was available online without an official announcement for the company. With new and latest modifications and specifications, the ASUS C302CA-DHM4 is the one we are talking about. The new laptop was put up on Newegg for sale at $499 just a couple of days ago, before it was taken out owing to widespread news.

Nevertheless the ASUS C302CA comes with a more refined flip design, 12.5 inch screen, 1080p screen, Intel core M3 processor, and much more to surprise you. The ASUS Chromebook has a backlit key board, which is an essential feature, especially for those who work in the dark. The keyboard can be folded around the back serving as a tablet for you, which may appeal to some but not everybody. Tablet users who want to use Android, can use Chrome OS-compatible Android apps.

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Although it was priced at 499$ at Newegg and then the listing removed, the new Chromebook ASUS is expected to be officially unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show next week.

With improved features, the new Chromebook from ASUS is more powerful, bigger, better, and costlier this time. ASUS already makes great designs which the consumers love. If you are looking to buy a Chromebook, this is the right time to have one. This could be the perfect start this new year in your professional life as the handy machine packs enough punch to be deemed worthy.

Source: Chrome Unboxed

The Consumer Electronics Show would be in January where the unique and not-so-secret ASUS Chromebook is expected to be launched officially by ASUS. The new specs will surely set new standards in the market and would meet the expectations of the users.

The ASUS C302CA is touted to have –

  • Intel Core M3 (4M Cache, up to 2.2 GHz)
  • 4G LPDDR3 RAM
  • 64 GB SSD storage
  • 5 inch HD Touchscreen
  • Light weight, 2.65lbs
  • 11ac WiFi
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • Headset Jack
  • Battery: 39WHrs
  • Size: 11.97 inch
  • 2 USB ports and one micro SD card Reader
  • Back lit Keyboard

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Apple recalls 15in MacBook Pro laptops over battery fire risk

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Apple is recalling some of its 15in MacBook Pro laptops over a battery fire risk.

The company said on Thursday that a limited number of its largest laptop line, sold between September 2015 and February 2017, contained batteries that “may overheat and pose a safety risk”.

Apple asked customers with MacBook Pro (Retina, 15in, Mid 2015) laptops to stop using the machines immediately and to seek to have the battery replaced as soon as possible, which would be done free as part of the recall. It said the service may take one to two weeks.

The company said anyone with the model, which cost upwards of £1,599, should cross-check the serial number of the machine on the Apple recall site. The serial number could be found by clicking on the Apple menu in the top left corner of the screen and choosing “About this Mac”.

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““Customer safety is always Apple’s top priority, and we have voluntarily decided to replace affected batteries, free of charge,” Apple said in a statement.

The battery issues did not affect other 15in MacBook Pro laptops or other Mac products, it said.

Battery safety issues have been taken more seriously across the technology industry since the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone was recalled twice before being permanently discontinued after a series of battery fires.

Despite being dwarfed by iPhone sales, Apple’s Mac line of laptop and desktop computers remain a key part of the business. In its most recent quarterly financial results, Macs brought in $5.5bn (£4.2bn) in revenue.

The third-generation retina MacBook Pro is the immediate predecessor to the current fourth-generation MacBook Pro line, which dropped traditional connectivity ports for the modern USB-C standard and the Touch Bar in 2016.

In April, Apple recalled of some of its plug adapters after discovering they could break and cause electric shocks when touched.

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Apple is recalling some of its 15in MacBook Pro laptops over a battery fire risk.

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Huawei Looking to Grab Eyeballs with Newly Launched Huawei MateBook X, MateBook E, and MateBook D

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Huawei has already established itself as a trustworthy brand across the world. The Chinese tech giant is slowly expanding itself into all areas of the tech industry. This time it has directly come onto the laptop world with the launch of its three exclusive Huawei Matebook models – MateBook X, MateBook E and MateBook D.

All three Matebook models have branched into different areas of devices. MateBook X, for example, is a 13-inch laptop, while MateBook D is a 15.6-inch Notebook. On the other hand MateBook E is a 2-in-1 tablet-cum-laptop. Huawei launched all three of them officially at an event in Berlin. Now let’s take a closer look at all 3 models.

 

MateBook X 

 

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This laptop comes with a 13-inch IPS display with a 3:2 aspect ratio and it boasts a resolution of 2160×1440 pixels on screen. According to Huawei, this laptop is all set to come with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The 4.4-inch bezel will make it easier to carry around for sure.

Talking about specs, this laptop is all set to arrive with 7th Generation Intel Core i5/i7 coupled with Intel HD620 graphics. It will come in two variants: one with 4GB RAM and i5 processor and another with 8GB RAM and i7 processor. Similarly the internal memory will vary – either it will be 256GB or 512GB of SSD storage. The price of Mateboox X starts from $1,575.

 

MateBook D 

 

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It has a 15.6-inch screen and seems to be the big brother of MateBook X – but both of them differ in specs. From the gaming point of view, this laptop comes with Nvidia graphics to support high definiti0n gaming. It might come in three variants or you can get the option to expand the memory. It has three options – 4GB/8GB/16GB – when it comes to the RAM.

As with the RAM, you will get similar options with the hard disk drive too. A 1TB of hard disk drive is the highest variant but you can also buy the 256GB or 512GB variants. More features shall be revealed as we get hands on it. For now, Huawei has unveiled this phone in three colors – Champagne Gold, Space Grey and Aurora Blue. It will be available for prices starting $899 up to $1,125.

 

MateBook E 

 

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Do you remember the original Huawei MateBook? Consider this an upgrade of the same device. It has the same basic design though – but there is a 2K panel to view videos this time. According to Huawei, this laptop can hold up to 9 hours of battery life. The starting price shall be $1,125 and it can increase up to $1,460.

All of these three devices come with their own specifications and specialties. However, it seems like they are competing with one another. Huawei’s decision to release all three of them at an event is rather strange. From the name (MateBook), it seems like it is some Chinese derivative of MacBook. Now all there is left to see is how it actually performs.

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Twitch Allowing Steamers to Make More Money with Affiliate Program

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Online game-streaming platform Twitch has introduced its affiliate program that allows non partnered streamers to make more money and improve their popularity among users to be partnered. With an intention to grow a larger community of the smaller streamers such an affiliate program has been initiated. A Twitch partner gets a lot of benefits. A twitch partner gets access to tools, emotes, and various other benefits to grow his or her community.

 

So, this affiliate program is meant to benefit the small streamers with its Cheering with Bits tool. It was launched in 2016 and is based on virtual currency called “bits”, and has a value of $1.40 per 100 bits. The currency is available in 5 denominations such as 1, 100, 1000, 5000 and 10,000.

 

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It is an invite-only program and is not for everyone. Subscribers who have broadcasted up to 500 minutes in the last month are eligible. Other eligibility criteria include at least 50 followers, at least 7 unique steaming days, an average of three concurrent viewers.  With new ways and ideas, Twitch has got a greater idea to increase its active community. This would motivate the creators to add more content for the users and increase engagement per user base. Greater engagement would increase the average revenue per user (ARPU).

 

Online videos have become a strategic tool for marketers to promote their products and capture consumer attention. Live streaming is way to connect to the audience real-time over the Internet. Subsequently, affiliates would get more subscriptions, access to run ads, and get one subscriber emote to award its subscriber. For this, Twitch will use its discretion to choose the affiliate for going further.

 

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Twitch is majorly dominated by video game players, but also aspiring musicians, chefs and artists. The expectations are to attract at least 10,000 streamers into this affiliate program. Certain new features would be added into the program to make it more attractive for users as well as streamers. It is an idea to create a system that the viewers would pay the reward to the streamers according to the performance.

 

Twitch’s main rival YouTube has just revised its polices to pay only to those who attract more than 10,000 views and another event happened related to the hate videos or racist videos that have made advertising appear less on YouTube. Twitch has come up with new features after such incidents to grow its community with safe money making methods.

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