Black Friday laptop deals: Surface Pro 7, Razer Blade, more

Over the Black Friday 2020 shopping event, vendors worldwide will begin launching time-sensitive sales for a range of laptops. 

Whether you’re in the market for a hefty workhorse able to manage power-hungry programs, you’re an illustrator that needs a device suitable for creative applications, or you want a budget-friendly replacement for a laptop on its way out for work, study, or entertainment, the Black Friday sales event — generally taking place over the week starting November 23 — is the perfect time of the year to grab a bargain. 

Below, ZDNet has compiled a list of the best laptop sales currently on offer. As some products sell out and other deals expire, we will continue to update — so make sure to come back and check for new deals as they appear. 

$400 off

Over at Best Buy over the Black Friday event you can pick up a Lenovo Yoga

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Oukitel WP8 Pro phone review: slimline and rugged with a great battery life Review

The Oukitel WP8 is the first smartphone i have reviewed from Oukitel – it is not a familiar brand to me. However, this manufacturer builds both rugged and slimline phones with nice form factors and an array of multi-lens cameras.

Inside the box there is the phone, a SIM pin, an OTG cable and a micro cable and charger. There is also a quick start guide.

On the right-hand edge of the WP8 there is the SIM card slot, the power key and the fingerprint sensor, The left hand side has volume buttons and a configurable smart button.

The headphone jack is sealed beneath a silicone cover at the top of the device, and the charging port is at the bottom of the phone.

The WP8 has a huge 6.49 inch screen with 720 x 1560px and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Pixel density is 268ppi and it delivers 450nit brightness.

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Widespread adoption of WBA OpenRoaming on the cards

Less than six months after the standard was first introduced, 79% of service providers, equipment manufacturers and enterprises have adopted or plan to adopt the WBA OpenRoaming standard, according to a cross-industry survey from Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), the worldwide industry body dedicated to improving Wi-Fi standards and services.

The finding is presented in the WBA annual industry report, which puts forward the case for WBA OpenRoaming based on the prediction that the world will become a single, giant Wi-Fi network, allowing billions of people and their devices to connect automatically and securely to millions of Wi-Fi networks around the world.

In this unified network, users will be able to roam from location to location without the need for logins, registrations or passwords. High-profile backers of WBA OpenRoaming include AT&T, Boingo, Broadcom, Cisco, Commscope, Google, Intel and Samsung.

The study revealed that as much as 95% of the comms

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A look at the growing world of virtual HQs on services like Branch, Gather, and Huddle, which are using spatial tech to create a metaverse dedicated to work (Natasha Mascarenhas/TechCrunch)

Natasha Mascarenhas / TechCrunch:

A look at the growing world of virtual HQs on services like Branch, Gather, and Huddle, which are using spatial tech to create a metaverse dedicated to work  —  ‘The future of transportation is no transportation’  —  In retrospect, 2019 feels like the working world’s last dance with spontaneity.… Read More