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If you’re shopping for an Android smartphone this holiday season, two of your best options are Google’s Pixel XL and the LG V20. While the Pixel is probably the better all-around choice, the V20 will better serve certain groups of customers. Let’s compare their features and specs. Size The LG V20 is 3-percent taller, 3-percent wider and 4-percent thicker. As we’ll see in a moment, though, it pays you back with a bigger screen. Weight The V20 is also 4-percent heavier. Build Both phones are, in typical flagship fashion, made of aluminum. Colors Three color options to choose from for…

To help you with buying decisions (especially holiday gift giving) we’ve rounded up the year’s leading 2-in-1 tablet/laptop hybrids at a variety of price points. Let’s take a closer look at these boundary-blurring convertibles. For the sake of this comparison, we are including some devices that are essentially tablets with extra functionality, and others that are laptops first.  The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 and iPad Pro fall into the former category. They’re standalone tablets with sold-separately keyboard attachments (the Type Cover for US$130 and Smart Keyboard for $169, respectively) that propel them into laptop territory. On the other hand, the…

While we don’t have the stats to prove it, we’d be surprised if Apple didn’t sell many more 13-inch MacBook Pros than it does ultra-expensive, less-portable 15-inch models. But if you want the most power and screen real estate – and don’t mind ponying up to get it – you might be wondering which generation of these big notebooks to buy (or whether to upgrade). Let New Atlas lend a hand, as we compare the new and old 15-inch MacBook Pros. Size It might not look like a radical difference on paper, but the 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro shrinks down…

Pixel XL, the first made-by-Google phablet, has earned big accolades for its camera, super-swift performance and pure Android experience. Still, it’s an expensive phone, and not all of its features are necessities. How does it compare to one of our favorite bargain ‘droids, the OnePlus 3? Size Only the Pixel is XL in name, but both phones could be considered such. The OnePlus 3 is smaller, but only by 1-2 millimeters in each dimension. When it comes to thickness, there’s only a tenth of a millimeter’s difference. Weight The slightly smaller OnePlus is 6-percent lighter. Build Both phones have an…

Choosing a new smartphone can be a chore. Not only are you hammered with hyperbole from all directions, with each company insisting its product is Elvis, Jesus and Chuck Norris rolled into one, but there are almost as many different software/platform combos as there are phones. Let New Atlas help, as we line up our picks for the 10 best high-end smartphones of 2016 – to compare their features, specs and harder-to-define intangibles. For this late 2016 edition of our Smartphone Comparison Guide, we’re looking at 10 handsets: Google Pixel XL Google Pixel Apple iPhone 7 Plus Apple iPhone 7…

Apple and Microsoft announced their new-for-2016 laptops within a day of each other. Join New Atlas as we compare and contrast the 13-inch models of Apple’s current MacBook Pros with the Microsoft Surface Books. Before we get started, keep in mind that there are two main variants of each laptop. The MacBook Pro has astandard non-Touch Bar model and a higher-end Touch Bar variety (more about the so-called “Touch Bar” below). The Microsoft Surface Book is available in the standard configuration that was released last year or the newly released top-shelf Performance Base edition. Size Both of this year’s 13-inch…

https://youtu.be/36WCHfGwusc The 2016 battle of the tech giants is in full force after Microsoft and Apple unveiled their new products a day apart. If you’re still struggling to choose a winner based on the announcements alone, have no fear. You can now compare and contrast the MacBook Pro and Surface Studio through a visually stunning split-screen video montage, set to Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory’s “Pure Imagination.” On the left, check out Apple’s new and improved MacBook Pro featuring the Touch Bar. On the right, Microsoft’s transformative Surface Studio and Surface Dial. Though very different products, the similarities in…

Apple thinks it’s reinvented the laptop again, with the new 2016 MacBook Pro. Is a strip of touchscreen ripped straight from the world of smartphones, along with a few more standard upgrades, enough to justify the notebook’s staggering sticker price? Let’s tackle that topic, as we line up the 13-inch version of the new 2016 MacBook Pro with its 2015 counterpart. Size The new 13-inch MacBook Pro (note that we excluded the 15-inch options from this comparison) gets a more compact footprint, sticking with the same screen size but shrinking down to 3 percent shorter, 3 percent narrower and 17…

his week Microsoft and Apple went head to head in an epic battle to win the hearts of technology buffs everywhere. Microsoft announced it would be holding an event on Wednesday, and naturally, its competitive frenemy, Apple, chose to host its MacBook event the following day. Drama. Though Apple has a reputation for dazzling fans with impressive events, many people felt it was Microsoft that came out on top this time around. For Apple’s main event, the company unveiled a new Touch Bar on Macbook Pros. Though captivating and full of emoji, the feature was simply added to the current…

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