This freedom-loving laptop discovered how to make Intel CPUs boot without closed firmware

You may be rolling an obscure flavor of Linux on your new laptop and sporting a Free Software Foundation bumper sticker on your bio-diesel powered V-Dub, but chances are your laptop isn’t really that “free,” thanks to closed firmware binaries hidden deep inside hardware itself. That’s something Purism says it has finally cracked with its […]

Inateck BK1003E Ultra-slim Universal Bluetooth Keyboard review: Stylish and great value, enhances productivity with Android tablets, Windows tablets and iPads

Price: 17.99 Rating: 8 The BK1003E Bluetooth keyboard from Inateck is stylish, great value, and makes working on your Android tablet, Windows tablet or iPad a cinch. Read our Inateck BK1003E wireless keyboard review.See allkeyboard reviews. Inateck’s BK1003E ultra-slim Bluetooth keyboard oozes style, with a brushed steel underside and matte black plastic top. Full-size and […]

Apple MacBook Air 13 inch (2014) Review

MacBook Air laptops are renowned for their combination of impressive design, ultra-light weight and unmatched performance. This new 13 inch MacBook 2014 version is not an exception. It not only has the apple’s elegant outlook but also it is powered up with all the latest technologies. If you are seeking a premium looking Ultrabook that […]

Tokyo court hears lawsuit against Apple over laptop charger pins

The Tokyo District Court has begun hearing arguments in a lawsuit brought by a Japanese parts maker against Apple over alleged patent infringements. Shimano Manufacturing filed the suit against Apple in August claiming that it abused its market dominance by demanding unreasonable rebates on parts including pins used in charger cables for the MacBook Pro. […]

HP 255 G3 review: with decent keyboard, trackpad and display for only £200 the HP is a good budget Windows laptop

Price: 200 Rating: 7 Illustrating that Intel doesn’t quite have a 100 percent monopoly on processors to power Windows PCs, AMD still makes chips that we find in slower and less efficient budget laptops. The HP 255 G3 laptop here can boast of its quad-core chip and Radeon graphics processor, wrapped up in a 15-inch […]

Fujitsu LifeBook A512 review: budget laptop with fast processor and anti-glare display is good for business use

Price: 370 Rating: 6 The Fujitsu LifeBook A512 is abudget laptop that stands out because it is designed for business use. But that doesn’t restrict it to just the office, as its build and specification can still be of interest to anyone looking for a cheap laptop. Pre-installed with Windows 7 Professional, it also recommends […]

Asus X751L review: large-screen budget laptop has decent CPU, storage capacity and memory

Price: 450 Rating: 6 With its 17.3-inch widescreen display, not to mention its quite substantial 2.6 kg weight, the Asus X715L falls into the laptop category we’d call ‘desktop replacement PC’. The large glossy screen with its slightly improved image quality make it more useful as a entertainment computer, even if graphics performance may limit […]

Acer Aspire V 13 review: classic budget laptop offers better wireless, faster storage and solid performance with good battery life

Price: 350 Rating: 9 Most laptops that cost under £400 tend to be quite large and clunky. Not so the Acer Aspire V 13, a lightweight cheapie of an ultrabook. Confusingly Acer names this laptop both as the V 13 and V3-371. (For more, see: Best budget laptops 2014.) Whatever you’d like to call this […]

Lenovo recalls more than 500,000 power cords due to spark, burn risk

Lenovo is issuing a recall for more than 500,000 computer AC power cords in the U.S. after receiving reports of the cord overheating, sparking, melting, and burning. All problematic cords were reported by users outside the U.S. The current recall also affects 44,000 devices sold in Canada, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. […]

Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70 review: 15-inch budget laptop with full-HD display offers decent gaming, quality build and five-hour battery life

Price: 379 Rating: 8 Lenovo has given the Z50-70 laptop some extra touches that lift it from the usual lowest-budget laptop category, starting with a full-HD 1920 x 1080 display. (For more, see: Best budget laptops 2014.) The IdeaPad Z50-70 is a 15.6-inch model with a fourth-generation Intel Core i3, and its discrete nVidia graphics […]

Acer Aspire Switch 11: The Perfect Blend of Laptop & Tablet

If the Aspire Switch 10 was Acer’s two-in-one gem, the new Aspire Switch 11 takes that successful model and expands it into something even more versatile. All 2-in-1 devices lean slightly towards either tablet or laptop in their core design, and the Switch 11 definitely veers towards the latter, with its larger screen making it […]

Acer Aspire V Nitro: Power Laptop with Speedy Graphics

Naming is such an important aspect of any laptop launch, and manufacturers don’t always get it right. For every new device that arrives with a moniker that perfectly captures its primary focus, there are others with names made up of seemingly random letters and digits. Thankfully, with the Acer Aspire V Nitro, that name tells […]

What to expect from CES 2015: Samsung, Sony, LG and more

CES is one of the biggest technology shows of the year and is fast approaching. Here’s what to expect from all the major manufacturers at CES 2015. Also see: Best smartphones 2014. CES 2015 kicks off in January so prepare to shake off that New Year’s hangover and take in all the new tech – […]

Surface Pro 3 vs iPad Air 2 comparison: Surface Pro 3 is the better laptop, iPad Air 2 is the better tablet

Price: £475 Rating: 0 Many Apple fans were hoping for an iPad Pro this year, but it didn’t happen. What they did get was a successor to the iPad Air. Here we compare the iPad Air 2 with Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 so you know which is the best device to buy. As we said […]

Are HP’s new EliteBooks too cool to be corporate?

HP’s new EliteBook laptops may be corporate tools, but they’ve got some cool factor, too–whether it’s the carbon-fiber-infused shell of one model, or the twistable display on another. Cool is good, because these EliteBooks face as much pressure as the mobile workforce they support. They have to perform, and they have to last. I’ll be […]

Thieves may regret stealing HP’s Elitebook Folio 1020 laptops

Thieves might regret stealing Hewlett-Packard’s ultrathin Elitebook Folio 1020 laptops, which have a feature that turns them into nothing more than paperweights in case of theft. A special feature in the Elitebook Folio 1020 is an “always on” capability so the laptop can be tracked even when it’s shut off, as with smartphones and tablets. […]

PC stagnation means zero-sum game for OEMs, OS makers

IDC this week said that while the PC industry would end the year better off than it had expected, the foreseeable future holds no hope for a return of growth. Instead, the business will be a zero-sum game of replacement PCs, where gains by one computer manufacturer or operating system developer will come at the […]

HP Envy 15 x360 15-u000na review: 15in Windows laptop folds to become a big fat Windows tablet with a terrible display. But why?

Price: 600 Rating: 5 HP is hedging its bets with this laptop, literally making it flexible enough to broaden its appeal. It’s added folding tricks that let it fold back on itself, so where a normal laptop has a display that will hinge backward just beyond the vertical, the lid on the Envy 15 x360 […]

Thinkpad T440s, Lenovo’s Best Business Machine!

Lenovo ThinkPad T series have always been a good line of business laptops. Regardless of their look, they have been well known for their great performance, extended battery life, and superior usability. Undoubtedly, the T440s is no exception. Moreover, it probably is one of the best and most successful laptops of the series. The 14-inch […]

Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro review: A potential Surface Pro 3 killer with a fancy new hinge

Ahh, how the PC world turns so quickly. A year ago, the industry would have pondered whether the Yoga 3 Pro was a MacBook Air killer. Today, we have to wonder whether Lenovo’s new super-bendable computer is actually a Surface Pro 3 killer. You might question the comparison, but I think it’s fair. Both the […]

Use a 13in laptop as a dedicated gaming system with Alienware’s Graphics Amplifier

Alienware’s Graphics Amplifier. Gaming with a laptop computer has just gotten a whole lot more interesting with the introduction of Alienware’s Graphics Amplifier. This amplifier is a dedicated external box that can connect to a compatible Alienware laptop (there is only one at the moment) and harness the power of a full-sized desktop graphics adapter. […]

Dell Inspiron 3542, Reviewing The Value Powerhouse

The Dell Inspiron series has always been a popular and desired choice for average users due to its very reasonable prices and satisfying specs. They weren’t the best looking notebooks around in the past, because of their thickness and substandard design. But things have changed. Nowadays Dell offers laptops with decent built and sophisticated appearance […]

Aorus X3 Plus review: gaming laptop offers good frame rates and super high-resolution screen

Price: 1550 Rating: 8 Gigabyte’s venture into posher gaming laptops continues apace, with this more portable 14-inch model that packs fast nVidia graphics and an absurdly high resolution screen. See also:22 best laptops 2014: What’s the best laptop you can buy in the UK? Under the brand name Aorus, there are two laptops available from […]

Dell to put depth-sensing 3D cameras in more Android, Windows devices

Dell will bring virtual reality to more Windows and Android devices next year, replacing 2D cameras with depth-sensing 3D cameras. The depth-sensing camera is for more than just selfies and Skype videoconferencing. It is able to go deep inside images to track depth and provide information such as distance between objects. Dell later this month […]

Twinhead International Durabook R8300 review: expensive but unbreakable rugged laptop

Price: £2,827 inc VAT (as reviewed); prices start at £2,118 inc VAT Rating: 8 Several companies produce rugged laptops but many are categorized as just ‘business rugged’ or ‘semi-rugged’, the aim being to provide users with peace of mind even if they don’t work in a particularly hazardous environment. See also:22 best laptops 2014: What’s […]