Toshiba Chromebook CB30-102

A good-value Chromebook with class-leading battery life

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet

A storming Android tablet

Toshiba’s 4K laptop to ship next week for $1,499.99

One of the first laptops with a 4K screen will go on sale from Toshiba for US$1,499.99 next week. The Satellite P55T has a 15.6-inch screen that can display images at a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, which is four times that of the current high-definition 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution. Laptop screens have […]

Samsung Galaxy TabPRO 10.1

The same huge-resolution screen as the Galaxy Note, but at a lower price – could the Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 be a winner?

Acer Aspire V5 Touchscreen Laptop With Intel Core i5 and 15” 1080p Screen for $499

It’s been awhile since we’ve seen an amazing deal on an Ultrabook, but there is one now.  The Microsoft Store is offering the Acer Aspire V5 Touchscreen laptop with Intel Core i5, 4GB RAM, 500GB HD and (drum roll please) a 15.6” 1080p IPS screen all for the price of $499.  Here are the full […]

Intel brings Windows 8.1 to schools with new education hybrid

Intel this week showed off a laptop-tablet hybrid with Windows 8.1 for the education market, where Chromebooks and tablets are also fighting for position. The Intel Education 2-in-1 hybrid has a 10.1-inch screen that can detach from a keyboard base to turn into a tablet. Intel makes reference designs, which are then replicated by device […]

Stop using that Vaio Fit hybrid! Sony warns of fire risk

If you are one of the approximately 500 people in the U.S. using the Sony Vaio Fit 11A, you’ll want to stop using that PC immediately. On Friday, the Japan-based electronics maker said the new Vaio convertible laptop was at risk of overheating and catching fire due to a faulty battery.  From Sony’s announcement: Please […]

Three essential ‘hardware’ tools every PC user needs

PCs are pretty self-sufficient. Most of the time they don’t need extra accessories, and these days Windows 8.1 automatically takes care of many regular maintenance chores for you. Nevertheless, taking proper care of a PC means pulling out some physical equipment every now and again. You don’t need to plop a full-blown workbench next to […]

Toshiba Satellite C55D-A-13U review: large-screen budget laptop perfect for use at home

Price: £399.00 inc VAT Rating: 6 If you’re looking for a large-screenbudget laptop for use at home, but can’t stretch to £500 then the Toshiba Satellite C55D-A-13U may do the job for a highly competitive £399. (See: What’s the best budget laptop?) There’s actually more than a dozen different models in the C55D range, with […]

Samsung Ativ Book 9 Lite review: budget laptop with a SSD, slimline design and impressive battery

Price: £499 Rating: 8 Samsung’s Book 9 Lite has been around for a while now, and its original £600 price tag has now been cut to £499 on a number of web sites. It’s not a top performer by any means, but at that price it’s one of the slimmest and most elegant budget laptop […]

End of Windows XP sales bolsters PC sales: Gartner

The end of Windows XP support has boosted PC sales, easing the decline in worldwide shipments, according to Gartner. Worldwide PC shipments totaled 76.6 million units in the first quarter of 2014, a 1.7 percent decline from the first quarter of 2013, according to preliminary results by Gartner. Read also:A Beginner’s Guide to Windows 8 […]

Thank XP: Desktop PC sales take off again in Western Europe

PC sales in Western Europe have risen after 13 consecutive quarters of decline, according to market research company Gartner. The market research company said government spending and the replacement of machines running Windows XP contributed to the growth. Across the whole of Europe, the Middle East and Africa, PC sales grew by 0.3 percent after […]

Packard Bell EasyNote TE69 review: not a bad budget laptop if you can’t stretch to £400

Price: £375 inc VAT Rating: 6 Packard Bell, a sub-brand of Acer, is also concentrated on the low-cost end of themarket. Other models in the TE69 range use old Pentium and AMD processors. This newer model is still far from state-of-the-art, but it at least has an Intel Core series process – one of 2012’s […]

Lenovo Flex 15D review: a budget laptop that handle basic tasks but not much more

Price: £500 inc VAT Rating: 6 The Flex is an admirable attempt to adapt the convertible design of Lenovo’s Yoga Ultrabooks to make a bendy laptop at a more affordable price point – although that attempt is only partly successful. (See: What’s the best budget laptop?) It’s not quite as versatile as the Yoga though, […]

Google partners Citrix to deliver Windows in enterprise Chromebooks

Citrix has partnered with Google to deliver business-critical Windows apps to Google Chromebooks, and has already pulled in major clients, such as Woolworths. Google’s Chromebooks for Business, combined with Citrix’s XenApp virtual app delivery solution and Citrix Receiver for HTML5, will enable customers to deliver all types of Windows apps using Citrix HDX technology. Citrix […]

Children from St Vincent and the Grenadines to benefit from 12,500 free laptops

A partnership between Acer, Microsoft and Trend Micro, masterminded by Dennis Publishing, will give all secondary school children a new laptop

Advent Tacto review: a budget laptop that has specs that rival more expensive laptops

Price: £270 inc VAT Rating: 6 Advent is the brand name used on budget PCs made specially for the Dixons stores group, which includes PC World and Currys. The Advent Tacto certainly looks to be good value for money, as it manages to offer perfectly respectable screen quality and entry-level performance for a mere £270. […]

HP Pavilion 15 TouchSmart (n232sa) review: budget laptop with good all-round performance and an attractive screen

Price: £500 Rating: 8 The Pavilion 15 TouchSmart cost £700 when HP originally launched it at the end of 2013. But it has recently come down in price and now represents something of a bargain at just £500. (See: What’s the best budget laptop?) It’s not, admittedly, the most portable ofbudget laptops – we weighed […]

New HP 20% Off Laptop Coupon Code for April 2014

HP has a new 20% off coupon code PCQD20 for laptops you configure over $999 this week, and Free Shipping to boot.  Just apply coupon code PCQD20 at checkout to see the price drop 20%.  This deal is particularly good if you’re looking to buy a higher end machine with a big sticker price as […]

Acer Aspire S3-392G

A stunning Ultrabook with dedicated graphics

Samsung Galaxy NotePro 12.2 review: a 12-inch powerhouse of a tablet that’s too big for it’s own good

Price: TBC Rating: 7 The Samsung Galaxy NotePro 12.2 is a peculiartablet for the very simple reason that it is unusually big and expensive. It’s an incredibly powerful and well-built device that is very well endowed in the features department. Here, we take an in-depth look at what the giant tablet has to offer in […]

Lenovo G580

[UPDATED 04 April 2014] A great laptop held back by a tricky touchpad

Scan 3XS Graphite LH145

Scan’s first home and office laptop has great battery life and a very powerful processor

Meet Novena, the pricey PC that’s open-source inside and out

A new computer made almost entirely from open-source hardware is now available for pre-order. But unlike open-source software, it’s anything but free. The project is called Novena, and as Wired reports, nearly all of its components are open-source. That means anyone can dive deep into the schematics and scrutinize the designs for bugs, defects and […]

Fumble-free USB 3.1 connector will be in products by year end

The redesigned USB connector, belonging to the USB 3.1 specification, could be in laptops and mobile devices by the end of the year. The appealing advances in the USB 3.1 technology include faster data transfer speeds and the user-friendly Type C connector, which connect to devices on either end. Since users won’t have to worry […]