All too often, gaming laptops have the problem of overstating just how "made for gamers" they are. With their neon lights, science fiction-like design elements, and brightly colored accents, it usually doesn't take long to identify if a particular portable computer was made for gaming. MSI's new GS70, on the other hand, takes a different approach. Sporting an ultra-slim build, a dark gray aluminum chasis, and lacking unnecessary LEDs, the company's latest laptop is obviously designed with a more mature look in mind. It may not be quite as attractive as the Razer Blade line, but you definitely won't feel ashamed when you pull out the GS70 public — that is, as long as you can find a bag big enough to fit the laptop and its giant 17.3-inch display.
From the ashes of the Nexus Q — the half-baked $299 set-top box introduced at Google I/O 2012 that was discontinued before ever making it to store shelves — the Chromecast has risen. Honing the same AirPlay-style streaming capabilities, but ditching the expensive orb-like hardware in favor of a $35 HDMI dongle, the Chromecast is a simplified solution with an unbeatable price. Though certainly not without its flaws, the Chromecast is a great cross-platform wireless streaming system that will only get better with time.
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