The XPS 17 sports four Thunderbolt 3 ports, a full-size SD card reader, and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. It is a very well-connected modern machine, though there is no USB-A, as there has been in previous XPS laptops. Dell is kind enough to include a USB-C to USB-A 3.0 cable and HDMI dongle in the box, however. If you’re considering differences in ports when looking at the two laptops, there’s just one. The MacBook has four Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports, as well as a headphone jack, but there is no SD card slot. That means you’ll need to dongle up with the MacBook. … [Read more...] about Dell XPS 17 vs. MacBook Pro 16-inch: Which big laptop reigns supreme?
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You won’t have to worry about it lacking in sound depth either thanks to its DTS-HD speakers that provide fantastic audio to tickle your eardrums. For its TV platform, the UM6900PUA uses WebOS, which comes with an immense catalog of TV shows and movies for you to enjoy, from all the most widely used streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and Disney+ among others. With these, you won’t have to worry about running out of things to watch any time soon. If your content comes more from elsewhere, though, it comes with three HDMI inputs, two USB ports, and at least one input for every possible external device you can think of apart from DVI for widespread connectivity. It doesn’t have any included virtual assistants, but it is compatible with Apple’s HomeKit, so you can add this TV to your list of connected devices. If you’re interested in a 4K TV with an IPS display that doesn’t break a $500 budget limit, then you can check out the LG UM6900PUA Series 4K … [Read more...] about Cheap 65-inch 4K TVs: Save big on LG, Samsung, TCL, and Vizio
The built-in Roku TV platform also comes packed with over 4,000 different streaming services for you to choose from, like Netflix, Hulu, and Disney+ to name a few. The menu is designed to be easily navigated for your ease of use, and the TV also allows you to turn your phone into a Roku remote with the free app, boasting unique features, like private listening and voice control. Other virtual assistants you can use include Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. The TCL 4 Series is available on Best Buy for $750 from its retail price of $800. … [Read more...] about 5 TV deals you can’t afford to miss this Memorial Day
Originals are overrated At this point, HBO Max doesn’t offer the same level of original content that Netflix and Disney+ deliver, with Anna Kendrick’s rom-com series Love Life and the kid-friendly Not-Too-Late Show With Elmo the most noteworthy projects. However, original projects aren’t necessarily the hook when it comes to a service that offers HBO’s prestige programming alongside popular, quirky fare like DC Universe’s Doom Patrol series or Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty. … [Read more...] about HBO Max hands-on impressions: A rough start, but plenty of potential
Performance and battery life At its heart, the MatePad Pro is the same as the Huawei Mate 30 Pro and P40 Pro smartphone. It uses the Kirin 990 chipset. It’s matched to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage space, with room for a proprietary Huawei memory card. MicroSD cards do not fit inside. Huawei has announced a 5G version, but my review model is Wi-Fi only. The battery has a 7,250mAh capacity and is charged using a USB Type-C wired connection or wireless charging. … [Read more...] about Huawei MatePad Pro Review: In the iPad’s shadow