ASUS VivoBook Q301LA

We are using touchscreen technology everywhere. Windows 8 is not a new thing to us anymore. But what is new to us is, a touchscreen notebook with inexpensive price tag where we can enjoy windows 8 and its true potential. With the new Asus VivoBook Q301LA, we are able to experience everything we were looking for […]

ASUS VivoBook Q301LA Review

We are using touchscreen technology everywhere. Windows 8 is not a new thing to us anymore. But what is new to us is, a touchscreen notebook with inexpensive price tag where we can enjoy windows 8 and its true potential. With the new Asus VivoBook Q301LA, we are able to experience everything we were looking for […]

Acer C720p Chromebook review: A budget Chrome OS laptop with a touchscreen

Price: 249 Rating: 8 An Acer C720 Chromebook with a touchscreen, the Acer C720p is a great budget laptop for getting work done on the go – if you can live in a world of Chrome OS.See also:Which laptop to buy: 2014 laptop buying advice, and the best laptops of 2014. The Acer C720p Chromebook […]

Lenovo B50-30 review: A £200 budget Windows laptop to rival Google’s Chromebooks

Price: 200 Rating: 7 Lenovo’s B50-30 is a Windows 8 budget laptopcosting just £200, putting it in direct competition with Google’s Chromebooks. Also see: Best budget laptops 2014. Two hundred pounds for a brand-new Windows laptop? That’s got to be an irresistible attention-grabber for anyone looking for a working laptop on a budget. We’ve been […]

Aorus X7 V2 power laptop review: Every gamer’s dream

Price: 1725 Rating: 9 How’s this for a gamer’s dream. If there’s one thing better than a decent graphics processor in a laptop, it’s got to be two very decent graphics processors in the same machine. That’s what the Aorus X7 v2 offers, a pair of nVidia GeForce GTX 860M GPUs, arranged to work in […]

HP Chromebook 14 review: the best way to enjoy Chrome OS on a large screen

Price: 259 Rating: 8 HP’s Chromebook 14 offers one of the best ways to enjoy Chrome OS on a large screen. Here’s our HP Chromebook 14 review.See also:Which laptop to buy: 2014 laptop buying advice, and the best laptops of 2014. For the most part Chromebooks have been presented as small, portable, cheap, lightweight machines […]

Dell Chromebook 11 review: Fast, smart and portable – what more do you want from a Google Chromebook?

Price: 239 Rating: 8 It might be Dell’s first attempt at a Chromebook, but the Chromebook 11 ticks all our boxes as a fast, cheap and reliable laptop.See also:Which laptop to buy: 2014 laptop buying advice, and the best laptops of 2014. Another newcomer to the Chromebook shores is PC behemoth Dell. The Chromebook 11 […]

Lenovo recruits Ashton Kutcher to unveil its new Yoga 3 Pro and ThinkPad Yoga 14

It’s been a full year since Lenovo announced it had signed up Ashton Kutcher as a “product engineer,” and Lenovo is apparently happy with the partnership. The actor/investor is to appear via satellite at a Lenovo event in London on Thursday to introduce several new products, including the new Yoga 3 Pro and ThinkPad Yoga […]

Dell pushes laptop chip clock speed to 4.4GHz in Alienware 18

Dell is cranking up laptop performance with an overclocked 4.4GHz Intel Core i7 chip in its new Alienware 18 laptop, which is targeted at gamers. The company on Thursday also announced an Alienware 17 laptop with optional Core i7 chips with clock speeds surpassing the 4.0GHz threshold. Processors running at that frequency are rare in […]

"Pressure is on" as HP plans business split…

Following news that Hewlett-Packard plans to split its business in two, one focused on PCs and printers, the other on enterprise hardware and services, Forrester Research analysts believe the “pressure in on” the tech giant to keep pace with industry change. “The age of the customer is changing a lot of things in the tech […]

Asus C300M review: a bigger 13in Chromebook that’s decent value – if you like the colours

Price: £250 inc VAT Rating: 8 If the smaller screen sizes of most Chromebooks lack the kind of real estate you prefer, then the Asus C300M might be a more attractive option. Although its little brother (the C200) has a ‘standard’ 11.6in display, the C300 expands the vista to 13in, making this model one of […]

Nvidia improves laptop gaming, battery life with new flagship GPUs

Games with better special effects and more life-like images are coming to laptops with Nvidia’s latest flagship GeForce GTX 980M and 970M graphics processing units. The GeForce GTX 980M and 970M GPUs are Nvidia’s fastest laptop graphics cards ever, the company said. Users will be able to play games at higher resolutions than conventional 1080p […]

Nvidia raises the curtain on its latest mobile GPUs: the GeForce GTX 970M and the GeForce GTX 980M

Nvidia dropped its other GPU shoe today, taking the wraps off the mobile version of its “Big Maxwell” architecture, embodied in the GeForce GTX 970M and GeForce GTX 980M mobile graphics processors. The new parts have the same advanced feature set as the GeForce GTX 970 and GTX 980 desktop GPUs that Nvidia announced on […]

As HP splits in two, weaker PC makers won’t survive the shakeout, analysts say

Two years ago, analysts began worrying that consumers would stop buying PCs. While their warnings may have been a bit overblown, it certainly does seem that vendors are increasingly reluctant to make PCs. Over the past year, Dell has gone private, Samsung has pulled out of the European PC market, Sony has sold off its PC […]

HP’s new Stream tablets, laptops fuel Microsoft-Google OS battle

Hewlett-Packard is fueling Microsoft’s battle with Google’s Android in low-cost devices with the first Windows-based Stream tablets, starting at US$99.99. The tablets include the US$99.99 Stream 7 tablet, which has a 7-inch screen, and the $149.99 Stream 8, which has an 8-inch screen. HP is also announcing new Stream laptops — which have been referred […]

HP thinks its $200 Stream notebook is the future of Windows computing

Microsoft COO Kevin Turner first held up the as-yet-unannounced HP Stream laptop at the Windows Partners Conference last July, boasting that it would cost just $199. The press instantly dubbed the inexpensive notebook a “Chromebook killer.” So when HP finally got around to officially announcing the Stream on September 8, it was pilloried for the […]

How Intel, Microsoft and the wireless carriers will finally realize the promise of an ‘always connected’ PC

Remember the “connected PC,” that always-tethered-to-the-Internet machine that would put the web at our fingertips, 24-7? It was a noble–if failed–PC industry initiative long before the age of smartphones and tablets. But now it looks like always-connected machines are finally on the horizon: Upcoming PCs based on Intel’s “Skylake” platform will come with built-in LTE support, connecting […]

Windows PCs lose back-to-school sales to Chromebooks, Macs

Kids aren’t the only ones who approach back-to-school season with a looming sense of dread. Computer makers count on returning students to goose PC sales, but the past few back-to-school seasons have been a bloodbath, offering no relief amid a protracted period of free-fall in the market. But not this year! The NPD Research Group reports […]

Dell Inspiron 11 series 3000 review: This Yoga-like 2-in-1 laptop delivers solid value

Dell’s Inspiron 11 3000 series is a hybrid whose obvious competition is the extremely similar Lenovo Yoga 2 11. Both are touchscreen tablet/laptop hybrids whose two halves pivot 360 degrees to achieve multiple configurations. But while they closely resemble each other in many ways, the Inspiron 11 series 3000 outperforms and outlasts the Yoga 2 […]

Samsung shuts down European laptop, Chromebook sales amid PC industry turmoil

The PC market’s war of attrition has just claimed another casualty. Samsung is shutting down its laptop operations in Europe–including Chromebooks–according to a report from PC Advisor. The culling occurs mere months after Sony sold off its Vaio line, and days after HP and Dell were each rumored to hold merger talks with EMC in […]

Toshiba’s Tecra C50 series laptops signal new push into SMB market

Toshiba’s Tecra C50 series isn’t just any new crop of laptops. The product line also marks a shift in the company’s mission, as Toshiba seeks to broaden its business footprint. Toshiba announced last week that it was reducing its PC workforce by 900 people, but the company has since clarified that its “U.S. consumer business […]

Dell’s PC, tablet innovations draw attention

In a copycat PC industry, Dell is trying to attract attention with the innovative features and technology firsts that it is bringing to PCs and tablets. Dell is adding new hardware and software features that could make an otherwise mundane PC or tablet more attractive to customers. Buyers may have to pay more for the […]

Inateck 13in MacBook Pro Retina Ultrabook Case review: Stylish felt laptop case is a bargain

Price: £13.99 inc VAT Rating: 8 There are way too many cases to choose from when looking for something to protect that shiny new MacBook Pro you just purchased. But most cases make the Apple device look ugly, bulky or both. If you want to keep thing simple, you’re better off getting something like the […]

Exclusive: Samsung exits laptop market including Chromebooks

Following in the path of Sony and its Vaio PCs, Samsung has decided to exit the laptop market stopping sales of Ativ Windows and Chromebook devices in Europe, PC Advisor can confirm. It’s common knowledge that the PC market is in decline with Sony pulling out and selling its Vaio business back in February of […]

Lenovo to cough up $100 refunds, $250 vouchers to settle IdeaPad suit

Lenovo will refund US$100 or issue a $250 voucher to owners of the IdeaPad U310 and U410 laptops to settle a class-action lawsuit alleging design defects in the computers. The U310 and U410 laptops, which shipped in 2012, had defects that caused Wi-Fi to slow down or not work. Complaints about Wi-Fi in the laptops […]