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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Report: Dell, HP held merger talks with EMC as PC hardware makers scramble to get out

With more and more computing hardware moving into the tablet and smartphone spaces, old giants like Dell, EMC, and Hewlett-Packard are exploring merger talks, according to a report. The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday night that EMC had called off a year-long round of talk that would have merged the company with Hewlett-Packard, according to […]

SAP, a devices company? Maybe, maybe not

While SAP has made a big push into mobile software and device management with the acquisition of Sybase and a series of apps, it hasn’t made overt moves into the devices market. But this could change down the road, judging from a recently published patent application submitted by SAP. The application, which was published late […]

HP Stream revealed: Microsoft’s Chromebook killer is a Chromebook clone

Microsoft drove out Linux as the platform of choice during the netbook craze, and now the Windows maker is hoping it can do the same to the latest PC upstart, the Chromebook. Back in July, Microsoft announced its intention in this regard by showing off the Hewlett-Packard Stream, an upcoming $199 laptop designed to take […]

Google bringing Android mobile devices closer to Chromebooks

Chromebooks will soon be able to receive notifications and run applications from Android smartphones and tablets. Google is trying to bridge the gap Chromebook laptops and Android mobile devices, making app and data exchange seamless, said Sundar Pichai, senior vice president of Android, Chrome and Apps, during a keynote Wednesday at the Google I/O conference […]

Surface Pro 3 ‘notebook’ reaches retail today

Microsoft today kicked off sales of the Surface Pro 3, the 2-in-1 touted by the company as a notebook replacement. The it’s-a-table-it’s-a-notebook, which was unveiled one month ago, is currently available in two models, both powered by a dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, the same used in 2013’s Surface Pro 2. For $999, customers get […]

PC sales this year look just slightly better, IDC says

The skies have brightened slightly since March for the beleaguered PC, with sales now likely to fall by just 6 percent this year, according to research company IDC. A quarter ago, IDC had forecast a drop of 6.1 percent for worldwide sales of desktop and portable PCs in 2014. The good news since then has […]

Dell Inspiron 15 Non-Touch Laptop for $250 at Dell.com

Dell.com has Dell Inspiron 15 Non-Touch Laptop for $250 and to add to that shipping is free, this is all part of the Dell.com Memorial Weekend Sale.  Here are the specsSpecs for this most basic of basic 15” laptop models from Dell: Screen: 15.6″ 1366×768 LED Processor: 4th Generation Intel Celeron 2955U 1.4GHz CPU Memory: […]

Buoyed by Chrome OS success in schools, Lenovo unveils two new Chromebooks

With low-cost Chromebooks catching fire in education settings, Lenovo has expanded its Chromebook line to consumers. Lenovo announced two consumer-grade clamshell Chromebook models today, each with an 11.6-in. display and running Intel Celeron processors. The Chromebooks go on sale this summer starting at $279. The new N20p includes a touchscreen with a keyboard that can […]

Scan 3XS Graphite LH145

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

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 2

Lenovo’s tiny 11in Yoga hybrid now comes with a brand new Baytrail Pentium processor

Hannspree Hannspad SN1AT71

A 10in budget tablet that’s painfully slow to the point that you’d be much better off with a similarly priced 7in model

Hands On: Intel’s RealSense is both productive and fun

Intel is here at CES pushing the idea that we will interact with our PCs in far easier and smarter ways in the near future. And if the company’s new Kinect-like camera interface is any guide, voice and gesture interaction with PCs might indeed be just about ready for prime time. Throughout 2014, OEMs including�Acer, […]

Chillblast Photo OC Mobile review – photo-editing laptop with IPS display good value for photography professionals

Price: 1199 Rating: 8 Chillblast is well-known for its high-end desktop gaming rigs, with a wide variety of customisation options on its web site that allow you to more or less design your own PC. However, the company does assemble laptops and desktop systems for more ‘serious’ applications too, including its new Photo OC, which […]

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (Version 3) Announced

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has received its 3rd incarnation as Lenovo announced the latest update to the series prior to the doors opening at CES 2014.  The new ThinkPad X1 (which we kind of wish Lenovo had just called the X3 for ease of discussion) weighs a mere 2.83lbs, is 0.70 inches thin and […]

HP Split X2

This evolution of HP’s laptop-tablet hybrid is a huge improvement on the Envy X2

Intel introduces 2-in-1 – laptop by day, tablet by night

New 2-in-1 product category designed for those that want a laptop and a tablet

How about a solar-powered, submersible laptop for $350?

A Canadian company plans to unveil a solar-powered laptop in Ghana next week and the device could find its way to North America, perhaps as a Chromebook, by the end of the year.        

Crossbar develops 1 Terabyte RAM on chips smaller than a postage stamp

Crossbar’s non-volatile memory is also capable of 3D stacking, making it more space and energy efficient than traditional non-volatile memory

IWF warns of websites unknowingly hacked to host child porn

UK internet charity warns that malicious website owners are hosting content on third-party sites

Intel’s ‘Bay Trail’ Atom chip could blur the line between PCs, tablets

Desktops, notebooks, tablets: Just five years ago, those three words defined three distinct classes of products. But now consumers are being asked to choose among all-in-ones, two-in-ones, convertibles, mini-tablets, ultraportables, and phablets. With Intel’s new “Bay Trail” Atom chip, due this fall, you can expect the market to diversify even more.        

Staples $100 Off Windows 8 Laptops and Free Office 365 for Students this Weekend!

Staples has a great deal running this weekend for those looking for a Windows 8 laptop.  Any laptop priced $499 or more has a $100 off coupon you can use for it, the in store coupon code you can tell them to use at the register is “43717” and online at Staples.com you can use […]