Sunday, 26 April 2015

3D-printed model of London's buildings lets you see the future


It's a tabletop version of London colour-coded for architects. In this view of the interactive model of the city, unveiled yesterday at The Building Centre in London, red and yellow sections represent sightlines – restricted areas where construction cannot take place to preserve views of famous landmarks such as St Paul's Cathedral.
The 12.5-metre-long reconstruction, built by design company Pipers over five months, reproduces more than 85 square kilometres of the city. One-tenth of its 170,000 buildings were constructed recently enough to have existing digital versions that could be used to fabricate scaled-down copies with a 3D-printer. Older buildings, however, had to be laser-cut or fashioned by hand, at a cost of about £250,000, before the city's landscape was assembled with the help ofOrdnance Survey, the UK's mapping agency. The final model contains many elements that are accurate down to the nearest centimetre.
(Image: NLA/Paul Raftery, Pic 2 Nils Jorgensen/REX Shutterstock)
Not everything on the map exists in the actual city – at least not yet. Tall buildings for which planning permissions have been issued have been rendered bright white, to distinguish them from their existing, dove-grey neighbours. There are currently 263 of these future constructions.
(Image: NLA/Paul Raftery, Pic 2 Nils Jorgensen/REX Shutterstock)
The interactive model has been designed for visitors to explore how the city will adapt and change. A projection and lighting system controlled with a touchscreen can be used to focus on certain features, for example sightlines or historic events, by displaying digital animations across the surface. The Great Fire of 1666 can be depicted in one view, where the financial district in the centre of the capital appears to burn. Key facts about upcoming projects to reshape the city can also be brought up.

Tiny robots climb walls carrying more than 100 times their weight


Mighty things come in small packages. The little robots in this video can haul things that weigh over 100 times more than themselves.
The super-strong bots – built by mechanical engineers at Stanford University in California – will be presented next month at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation in Seattle, Washington.
The secret is in the adhesives on the robots' feet. Their design is inspired by geckos, which have climbing skills that are legendary in the animal kingdom. The adhesives are covered in minute rubber spikes that grip firmly onto the wall as the robot climbs. When pressure is applied, the spikes bend, increasing their surface area and thus their stickiness. When the robot picks its foot back up, the spikes straighten out again and detach easily.
The bots also move in a style that is borrowed from biology. Like an inchworm, one pad scooches the robot forward while the other stays in place to support the heavy load. This helps the robot avoid falls from missing its step and park without using up precious power.

Heavy lifting

All this adds up to robots with serious power. For example, one 9-gram bot can hoist more than a kilogram as it climbs. In this video it's carrying StickyBot, the Stanford lab's first ever robot gecko, built in 2006.
Another tiny climbing bot weighs just 20 milligrams but can carry 500 milligrams, a load about the size of a small paper clip. Engineer Elliot Hawkes built the bot under a microscope, using tweezers to put the parts together.
The most impressive feat of strength comes from a ground bot nicknamed ╬╝Tug. Although it weighs just 12 grams, it can drag a weight that's 2000 times heavier – "the same as you pulling around a blue whale", explains David Christensen – who is in the same lab.
In future, the team thinks that machines like these could be useful for hauling heavy things in factories or on construction sites. They could also be useful in emergencies: for example, one might carry a rope ladder up to a person trapped on a high floor in a burning building.
But for tasks like these, the engineers may have to start attaching their adhesives to robots that are even larger – and thus more powerful. "If you leave yourself a little more room, you can do some pretty amazing things," says Christensen.

Human cruise control app steers people on their way

Where are you going? <i>(Image: Ingrid Rasmussen/Plainpicture)</i>
Electrodes attached to legs can guide people wherever you want them to go via an app. Welcome to the bizarre world of electro-stimulation
For a few days last summer, a handful of students walked through a park behind the University of Hannover in Germany. Each walked solo, but followed the same route as the others: made the same turns, walked the same distance. This was odd, because none of them knew where they were going.
Instead, their steps were steered from a phone 10 paces behind them, which sent signals via bluetooth to electrodes attached to their legsMovie Camera. These stimulated the students' muscles, guiding their steps without any conscious effort.
Max Pfeiffer of the University of Hannover was the driver. His project directs electrical currentMovie Camera into the students' sartorius, the longest muscle in the human body, which runs from the inside of the knee to the top of the outer thigh. When it contracts, it pulls the leg out and away from the body. To steer his test subjects left, Pfeiffer would zap their left sartorius, opening their gait and guiding them in that direction.
Pfeiffer hopes his system will free people's minds up for other things as they navigate the world, allowing them to focus on their conversation or enjoy their surroundings. Tourists could keep their eyes on the sights while being imperceptibly guided around the city.
Acceptance may be the biggest problem, although it is possible that the rise of wearable computing might help. Pfeiffer says the electrode's current causes a tingling sensation that diminishes the more someone uses the system. Volunteers said they were comfortable with the system taking control of their leg muscles, but only if they felt they could take control back.
One of the students compared the feeling to cruise control in a car, where the driver can take control back when they want it. "Changes in direction happened subconsciously," said another.
Pfeiffer steered students manually, but the plan is to build the mechanism into other apps. Navigation apps, for instance, could steer people along their route automatically, meaning they never have to look at their phone or think about where they are going.
"When I use Google Maps and I navigate somewhere, I am always pulling my mobile out of my pocket to check," he says. "We want to remove this step out of the navigation process so you just say ‘I want to go there', and you end up there."
The system could also be used to direct crowds, not just individuals. "Imagine visitors to a large sports stadium or theatre being guided to their place, or being evacuated from the stadium in the most efficient way in the case of an emergency," the team write in a paper that will be presented at the CHI conference in Seoul, South Korea, next week.
Evan Peck of Bucknell University in Pennsylvania says Pfeiffer's system will stop us being chained to our smartphones. "We're developing all this really wonderful tech and almost all of it demands our attention," he says. "We build a navigation system, but then we have to stare at it."
"Their goal is letting you use your attention on what you want to use it on," says Peck. "It's in your hands now."

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Battle Lines Drawn Around the Legality of 'Killer Robots'

U.S. Navy drone aboard aircraft carrier.
This article was originally published on The Conversation. The publication contributed this article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.
The future of lethal autonomous weapon systems (LAWS) – often referred to in the popular press as “killer robots” – remains uncertain following a week-long meeting in Geneva to discuss their legality.
While the LAWS debate in Geneva was deeper and richer than previous discussions, key definitions – which are needed to word a protocol to restrict them – remain unclear and up for continued debate.

And with nations like the United Kingdom openly opposed to a ban, a protocol may end up being blocked entirely, much to to the chagrin of activists.
The British say existing international humanitarian law (IHL) is sufficient to regulate LAWS. While there was universal agreement among delegations that key IHL principles such as distinction, proportionality and precautions in attack apply to LAWS, there were sharp differences of opinion as to whether machines can be programmed to observe such distinctions.
The UK has taken the view that programming might in future represent an acceptable form of meaningful human control, and research into such possibilities should not be pre-emptively banned. In future, they might even reduce civilian casualties. The Czechs (a NATO ally) also expressed caution about a ban.
However, other nations repeated their calls for a ban, including Cuba and Ecuador.

Down with the robots

Still, for the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots, British opposition is surely a major concern. The UK has a veto on the UN Security Council. British allies such as Australia and the US might decline to support a ban. Battle lines have been drawn. Definitions will be critical.
Clearly the British will defend their national interest in drone technology. BAE’s Taranis – the long range stealth drone under development by UK multinational defence contractor BAE Systems – is a likely candidate for some sort of “state of the art” lethal autonomy.
Interestingly, BAE Systems is also on the consortium that is developing the F-35 Lightning II, widely said to be the last manned fighter the US will develop.
Sooner or later there will be a trial dogfight between the F-35 and Taranis. It will be the Air Force equivalent of Kasparov vs Deep Blue. In the long run, most analysts think air war will go the way of chess and become “unsurvivable” for human pilots.

Definitional issues

At the Geneva meeting, many nations and experts supported the idea of “meaningful human control” of LAWS, including Denmark and Maya Brehm, from the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. Although others, such as France and former British Former Air Commodore, W. H. Boothby, thought it too vague.
The Israelis noted that “even those who did choose to use the phrase ‘meaningful human control’, had different understandings of its meaning". Some say this means “human control or oversight of each targeting action in real-time”. Others argue “the preset by a human of certain limitations on the way a lethal autonomous system would operate, may also amount to meaningful human control”.
It is perhaps a little disappointing that, after two meetings, basic definitions that would be needed to draft a Protocol VI of the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) to regulate or ban LAWS remain nebulous.
However, UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Christoph Heyns, has been impressed by the speed and also the “creativity and vigour” that various bodies have brought to the discussions.
Most nations accept that “fully autonomous weapons” that could operate without “meaningful human control” are undesirable, though there is no agreement on the meaning of “autonomous” either.
Some states, such as Palestine and Pakistan, are happy to put drones in this category and move to ban their production, sale and use now. Others, such as Denmark and the Czech Republic, maintain that no LAWS yet exist.
This is another definitional problem. Paul Scharre’s presentation was a good summary of how we might break up autonomy into definable elements.

Future of war

Aside from the definitional debates there were interesting updates from experts in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics.
Face and gait recognition by AI, according to Stuart Russell, is now at “superhuman” levels. While he stressed this did not imply that robots could distinguish between combatant and civilian as yet, it is a step closer. Russell takes the view that “can robots comply with IHL?” is the wrong question. It is more relevant to ask what the consequence of a robotic arms race would be.
Patrick Lin made interesting observations on the ethical notion of human dignity in the context of LAWS. Even if LAWS could act in accordance with IHL, taking of human life by machines violates a right to dignity that may even be more fundamental to the right to life.
Jason Miller spoke on moral psychology and interface design. Morally irrelevant situational factors can seriously compromise human moral performance and judgement.
Michael Horowitz presented polling data showing that people in India and the United States were not necessarily firmly opposed to LAWS. Horowitz’s key finding was that context matters. What the LAWS is doing when cast in the pollster’s story is significant. How you frame the question makes a significant difference to the approval numbers your poll generates.
Overally, the meeting was a step forward in the debate around the status and legality of lethal autonomous weapons. Although that debate – and it implications on the future of warfare – is still far from settled.
This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Follow all of the Expert Voices issues and — and become part of the discussion — on Facebook, Twitter and Google +. The views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the publisher. This version of the article was originally published on Live Science.

choosing a gps watch

Flowchart shows GPS watch options.

Best GPS Watch for Triathletes: Garmin Forerunner 920XT

Price: $440 (plus $50 for compatible heart-rate monitor)
Mobile compatibility: iOS and Android
Data transfer: Bluetooth, USB
Features: tracks indoor and outdoor running, cycling and swimming; multisport or triathlon mode; daily activity tracking; vibration alerts; ability to create and follow custom workouts; live race tracking (i.e., send live GPS data to others); smart notifications from mobile device
Design/Comfort:
The Garmin FR920XT close up.
The FR920XT is fairly wide, but it's thin enough to slip inside your wet suit or under your running glove.
Credit: © Jeremy Lips / LiveScience.com
The FR920XT may not be the smallest GPS watch (in fact, it's rather bulky), but it is slim enough to slip under a wetsuit or tuck under your sleeve. And though it's large, it's very comfortable to wear when you're working out, and the device's four buttons are easy to press. The watch also has a bright backlight that makes it easy to read, even if you're underwater.
User-friendliness:
The FR920XT tracks all three triathlon sports (running, cycling and swimming) and is loaded with features. You'll want to spend a bit of time getting to know the FR920XT before using it during a workout, but once you familiarize yourself with the watch, it's easy to navigate.Garmin's website also has some great video tutorials that can help you get started with the watch. Unlike most GPS watches, the FR920XT connects to Wi-Fi, which makes it easy to upload data from the watch to your mobile device or computer. You can also transfer data to your phone or tablet via Bluetooth, or plug the watch into your computer with a USB cord to upload your workouts.
Value of information:
The FR920XT tracks a lot of data, from the most basic stats (e.g., distance, time and pace) to more advanced metrics, like running and swimming efficiency and VO2 max (maximum oxygen consumption during a workout, a good measure of physical fitness). All of this data is displayed in an easy-to-read format on the Garmin Connect website or mobile app. Both the site and the app have a few features to help you make sense of the data. For example, if you use Garmin's HRM-Run heart-rate strap, you can collect information related to running efficiency (such as vertical oscillation and ground contact time). This data is graphed out and color-coded in Garmin Connect. (Purple dots on your cadence graph mean you're a very efficient runner, whereas red dots mean there's a lot of room for improvement.)
Enjoyment/Inspiration:
When you achieve a fitness milestone while wearing the FR920XT, you'll be rewarded with a "badge," which is like a congratulatory note after you run your fastest mile or bike your longest recorded distance. I really liked this feature and found that it kept me motivated during workouts. Garmin Connect also doubles as a kind of social network for fitness lovers, and you can use the site to connect with athletes in your area or get some insight into how others are training with their GPS watches.

Best GPS Watch for Runners: TomTom Runner Cardio

Price: $250
Mobile compatibility: iOS and Android
Data transfer: Bluetooth, USB
Features: tracks indoor and outdoor running, vibration alerts
Design/Comfort:
The TomTom Runner Cardio close up.

The Runner Cardio has an unconventional design that makes navigating the watch easy.
Credit: © Jeremy Lips / LiveScience.com
The TomTom Runner Cardio has a large, brightly lit display that's easy to read while running. And unlike most watches with buttons along the outer edges, this watch has a single button located underneath the display that can be pressed up, down, left or right. While unconventional, this design makes it easy to navigate the watch during a workout.
User-friendliness:
Not only is the watch easy to navigate while running, but it's also easy to figure out how to work the Runner Cardio without reading any kind of instruction manual. You can upload data from the watch to your computer by plugging the device in with a USB cord, or you can upload data wirelessly to a mobile device via Bluetooth. But the most user-friendly feature of this watch is its built-in heart-rate sensor, which lets you leave your heart-rate chest strap at home and track your pulse right from your wrist.
Value of information:
This running watch provides all the information you need to track your progress, whether you're a seasoned runner who's training for a race or a beginner looking to monitor your improvement over time. The watch tracks distance, time and pace, along with calories burned, elevation gain and cadence (steps per minute). Unlike the Forerunner 620, an advanced running watch from Garmin, the Runner Cardio doesn't collect data about your vertical oscillation (movement up and down, or "bounce") or ground contact time (the amount of time your foot stays on the ground with each step). But running-efficiency data can actually be more overwhelming than it is useful, which is one of the reasons we chose the Runner Cardio, not the Forerunner 620, as our pick for the best GPS watch for runners. The heart-rate data that the Runner Cardio collects is displayed in an easy-to-read format in the TomTom MySports mobile app and on the company's website. It's easy to analyze your average heart rate, as well as your heart rate over the course of your run, in both the app and the online dashboard.
Enjoyment/Inspiration:
The straightforward design of this watch makes it enjoyable to use, even during intense workouts. The watch is missing some of the motivational features that come with watches from Polar and Garmin — like "badges" that you can receive for achieving your best time, or the ability to share your stats with other TomTom users — but these features aren't necessarily must-haves for GPS watches. The watch does have one great motivational feature: the "Race This" mode that lets you try to beat your time or distance from a previous workout.

Best GPS Watch for Its Value: Polar M400

Price: $150 (plus $50 for compatible heart-rate monitor)
Mobile compatibility: iOS and Android
Data transfer: Bluetooth, USB
Features: tracks indoor and outdoor walking, running and cycling; daily activity tracking; ability to create and follow custom workouts and create custom sports profiles; vibration alerts
Design/Comfort:
The Polar M400 running screen.
You only have to press one button on the M400 to start tracking a workout.
Credit: © Jeremy Lips / LiveScience.com
The Polar M400 is made from durable materials, like stainless steel and rigid plastic, that make it seem sturdy and ready for anything. But despite its brawn, the watch is comfortable to wear while working out, and the device's five buttons are easy to press, even when you're running. I like that this watch comes in solid black or white. Many of the watches I tested were brightly colored and too bold for my taste.
User-friendliness:
Navigating the M400 is easy, which is more than I can say for many of the GPS watches I've tested. You need to press only one button to start recording a workout — and that button is bright red, so you can't miss it. I did run into some trouble when I first tried to set up the watch on my computer. (The Polar software didn't immediately recognize my device.) But when I called Polar's customer service hotline, I was immediately connected with a company representative who helped me troubleshoot the problem, which was entirely a result of user error.
Value of information:
The M400 isn't designed to track swimming workouts, and it doesn't have a multisport mode, so you can't really use it as a replacement for a triathlon watch. However, you can use the watch to track both running and cycling workouts. Runners and cyclists can use the watch to track their time, distance, calories burned, pace, speed and heart rate (when the watch is paired with a heart-rate strap). The watch also tracks your daily step count and calories burned. All of this data is displayed in the Polar Flow mobile app and website, which is easy to navigate and features some ready-to-read charts and graphs. You can also customize the data that the watch collects and displays by creating new "sports profiles" online. This allows you to label all of your workouts properly, whether you're playing soccer or taking a dance class.
Enjoyment/Inspiration:
The M400 is one of the easiest GPS watches to navigate, which makes it a pleasure to use. And for people who are interested in connecting with other athletes to stay motivated or swap workout advice, the Polar Flow website seconds as a type of social network. You can use the site to find other fitness fanatics in your area and see how you measure up to the competition.

Best GPS Watch Overall: Garmin Vivoactive

Our rating: 8.5/10
Price: $250 (plus $50 for compatible heart-rate monitor)
Mobile compatibility: iOS and Android
Data transfer: Bluetooth, USB, ANT+
Features: tracks indoor and outdoor running, walking and cycling; tracks indoor swimming and golf; smart notifications from mobile device; daily activity tracking; vibration alerts; music controls
Design/Comfort:
The Garmin Vivoactive.
The Vivoactive combines a touchscreen with conventional buttons, which makes navigating the watch easy.
Credit: © Jeremy Lips / LiveScience.com
The Vivoactive has a slim design that sets it apart from other bulky, multisport GPS watches like the Suunto Ambit3 and the Polar V800. It has a modern-looking square face that is easy to read and makes the device seem more like a smartwatch than a sports watch. Like the Fitbit Surge — another fitness watch with "smart" features — the Vivoactive combines a touch screen with conventional buttons, making it easy to navigate (once you get the hang of it). The dimly lit screen can be tough to read in the dark, but the watch has a backlight that you can activate with the tap of a button.
User-friendliness:
The Vivoactive syncs wirelessly with your mobile device via Bluetooth, or you can plug the watch into your computer to transfer data via a USB cord. But if you don't feel like syncing data from your watch to some other device, you can just view your stats right on the watch itself. Workout summaries, as well as a record of your daily activity, are stored on the watch, and you can access this information by hitting the History widget on the main menu. In my experience, the watch's battery lasts about five days when you're using the GPS feature every day for about 30 minutes or so. That's a decent battery life that rivals those of smartwatches and fitness trackers that don't have GPS capabilities.
Value of information:
The Vivoactive is missing some of the advanced data tracking that you'll find on Garmin products that are devoted exclusively to running, swimming or triathlon training. For example, the watch can't be paired with a heart-rate sensor to track in-depth data about running efficiency (which is something you can do with Garmin's Forerunner 920XT and the Forerunner 620). But you can use the Vivoactive to track your distance, pace, time, cadence and elevation gain while running. The metrics are similar for cycling, and you can even use the watch to track speed. Swimmers can also use the Vivoactive to track laps, strokes per lap and swimming efficiency (or SWOLF). All of this data is displayed in an easy-to-read format on the Garmin Connect mobile app or on Garmin's online dashboard, which features comprehensive graphs and charts, as well as workout summaries and information about your daily steps and calories burned.
Enjoyment/Inspiration:
The Vivoactive connects with Garmin's new app platform, Connect IQ, where you can download custom display screens for the watch and try out apps developed by other Garmin users. I really enjoyed customizing the watch. (I downloaded the weather app and a new "watch face," or display screen.) I also like that the watch features Garmin's signature "move bar" — a graphic on the display screen that turns red when you've been inactive for more than an hour. If you don't get up and walk around, the watch will buzz your wrist until you get moving. I found this feature useful for reminding me to be more active throughout the day.

Best GPS Watches of 2015

Garmin Forerunner 920XT, TomTom Runner Cardio and Polar M400.

After testing more than 20 GPS watches, we recommend the Garmin Vivoactive as the best GPS watch overall. If you want the most bang for your buck, we recommend the Polar M400, a $150 watch that tracks running, cycling and a variety of other sports.
We rounded up a total of 21 watches, including devices designed specifically for runners and triathletes. We tested these products out on runs, bike rides and, when applicable, in the pool for swim workouts. Then, we evaluated each watch based on its comfort, design, accuracy, user-friendliness and the value of the information it provided. Here are our top picks:
GPS Watches Compared

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Asus ROG G751JY-DH72X specification

Asus ROG G751JY-DH72X

Type: Gaming
Processor Name: Intel Core i7-4860HQ
Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz
Operating System: Windows 8.1 Pro
RAM: 32 GB
Storage Capacity (as Tested): 1512 GB
Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M
Screen Size: 17.3 inches
Weight: 9.06 lb
Screen Type: Widescreen
Native Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Graphics Memory: 4096
Storage Type: HDD, SSD

Rotation Speed: 7200 rpm + SSD

Networking Options: 802.11ac (2.4+5.0 GHz Dual-band)

Battery Type: 88 Whr (Watt hours)

Battery Rundown - Standard Battery: 3:04

PCMark 8 - Work Conventional: 3369
3DMark - Cloud Gate: 22458

PCMark 8 - Work Conventional: 3369
3DMark - Cloud Gate: 22458
3DMark - Fire Strike Extreme: 4324
Heaven 4.0 - Medium Quality - 1366 x 768 - Off: 154
Heaven 4.0 - Ultra Quality - Native - 4X: 55
Valley 1.0 - Medium Quality - 1366 x 768 - Off:114
Valley 1.0 - Ultra Quality - Native 4X: 59
Handbrake 0.9.9: 1:15 min:sec
CineBench R15: 621
Photoshop CS6 Multimedia Tests: 3:04 min:sec




Most Expensive Laptops in the World

Top 10 Most Expensive Laptops in the World

10) Alienware 18

$ 5,400

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Alienware 18








Alienware 18 acquired 10th position as most expensive laptop in the world. Alienware 18 is a laptop which you will definitely love. It will not only impress you with its looks but also by its stunning configuration. The processor is outstanding with ample of RAM, Intel Core i7 Quad-Core Processor and 32GB RAM. Alienware will definitely not disappoint you on Graphics, it is packed with dual NVIDIA GTX 780M graphics card. And surely you will enjoy gaming in 18.4-inch widescreen.
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Alienware 18


9) Rock Xtreme SL8

$5,500

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Rock Xtreme SL8









Rock Xtreme SL8 is among the most expensive laptops because you will be amazed when you will get to know about Rock Xtreme SL8 configuration. Being most expensive laptop in the gaming arena, it will give you best performance. The notebook is packed with 2.83GHz Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 processor and 8GB of RAM. It has a 17-inch widescreen and comes with dual NVIDIA 9800M GTX 1GB dedicated SLi Graphics.
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Rock Xtreme SL8

8) Stealth MacBook Pro

$ 6,000

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Stealth Mackbook Pro









The Stealth MacBook Pro may not impress you with its price as it is one the most expensive laptop, but surely it will impress you by its looks. Leaving the metallic silver aluminum body behind, Apple comes up with the soft matte black in Stealth MacBook Pro.The Stealth MacBook Pro has a 15-inch widescreen with with matte display. It has 3.06GHz of processor with 8GB of DDR3 RAM and 256GB SSD . The Stealth MacBook Pro has an amazingcooling system. A special slim cooling pads comes with it that can be mounted at the bottom of the MackBook Pro, that improves air circulation and provides an ultimate bottom surface cooling.
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Stealth MackBook Pro

7) Origin EON18

$6,500

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EON18








Another most expensive laptop is from Origin. This notebook won’t make you worried on the performance side.EON 18 comes with a quite bigger screen if you compare it with other notebooks, it has 18.4-inch widescreen. It is packed with 2.53-GHz Intel Core Extreme QX9300 processor with DDR3 RAM of 8GB. For best performance Origin is providing two internal SSD each of 160GB. This notebook won’t disappoint you on the graphics side also, it comes with dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M GPU each of 1GB memory.
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EON18

6) Falcon Northwest Fragbook DRX

$ 6,500

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FragBook DRX









Falcon Northwest is calling its Fragbook DRX as a gaming laptop. You will automatically start loving this laptop when you will get to know about its outstanding specifications. It comes with a 3.33-GHz 4th Generation Intel Core i7 975 Quad Core processor. The Fragbook DRX is also known for its amazing graphics which is supported by NVIDIA GeForce 280M GTX Graphics with a whooping 32GB DDR3 RAM17-inch widescreen with matte finish. Its storage device capacity is divided into four internal Drives (dual mSATA and dual SSDStorage).
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FragBook DRX

5) Voodoo Envy H171

$ 8,500

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ENVY H171







Voodoo Laptops are basically designed for gamers, engineers or designers, who need high configuration system to carry out their task. The Envy series are high performance laptops. Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800 processor and a Dual NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GPU are embedded into it. It has three Hard Disk Drive, each of 200GB, means a total of 600GB HDD. It comes with full HD 17.3-inch screen. Even you can get the choice of paint you want on the laptop and also the tattoo finishes on it.
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ENVY H171

4) Ego’s Bentley Laptop

$ 20,000


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Ego Bentley Laptop







The Ego Bentley laptop secured fourth position in most expensive laptops in the world. The Ego laptop is manufactured in partnership with the luxury automaker Bentley. It’s a notebook with sleek exterior. This priceless laptop exterior is made of Bentley finest interior leather. It is packed with an AMD TurionTM processor with2GB RAM160GB Hard Drive with decent 12.1-inch widescreen. A cool handle is provided to make it look like a fancy handbag. This laptop is available in 10 different colors.
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Ego Bentley Laptop

3) Tulips E-Go Diamond Laptop

$ 3,55,000

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Tulip Ego Laptop








Why Tulips E-Go Diamond laptop is among the most expensive laptops?. As you can judge by its name, the laptop is made of brilliant cut diamonds with solid palladium white gold. Apart from precious stones being used, the laptop is made in such a way that it looks like a fashion accessory (a handbag) rather than a notebook as you can see in the picture. This hand-bag shaped laptop has interchangeable covers which are available in a variety of designs. The E-Go Diamond laptop has AMD Turion 64 bit processor with 1GB RAM and 80GB Hard Drive.
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Tulip Ego Laptop

2) MacBook Air Supreme

$5,00,000

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MackBook Air Supreme








The MackBook Air is transformed to MackBook Air Supreme by famous designer, Stuart Hughes. The Apple logo on the MackBook Air Supreme is embedded with 53 Diamonds weighing 25.5 carats. The MackBook Air Supreme is transformed into three editions, MackBook Air Supreme ICE (2,10,000)FIRE($3,35,798) andMackBook Air Supreme Platinum ($5,00,000) edition. The ICE Edition body is coated with polished pure platinum. In FIRE Edition the aluminum body is replaced with polished pure gold. And in PLATINUM Edition the body is replaced with pure solid platinum.
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MackBook Air Supreme

1) Luvaglio Laptop

$ 1,000,000

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Luvaglio Laptop







And here is the most expensive laptop in the worldLuvaglio laptop. The first question that might be coming into your mind is that “Why Luvaglio laptop is so expensive”?. The truth behind the million dollar laptopis that it’s the world’s first handcrafted laptop and it is made of precious stones like diamonds that is why it is thecostliest laptop in the world. The anti-reflective 17’’ widescreen LED lit, 128 GB of SSD and a Blue Ray Driveslot are the major specs of the world’s most expensive laptop. The Luvaglio laptop has a screen cleaning device integrated into it. The best part is that, you can choose the precious stone you want to have on the laptop.
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Luvaglio Laptop