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Lenovo stops selling small-screen Windows tablets in the US

Lenovo has stopped selling Windows tablets with screen sizes under 10 inches in the U.S. due to lack of interest. Lenovo has stopped selling two small-screen Windows tablets with 8-inch screens: the ThinkPad 8, which was announced in January and a model of Miix 2, which started shipping in October last year. “In North America, […]

Microsoft confirms Surface Pro 3 resellers and distributors

Microsoft has confirmed that it will not change its Surface commercial sales model ahead of the launch of its Surface Pro 3 tablet in August. Existing distributors, Ingram Micro and Synnex Australia, will continue to supply the Windows 8.1-based ‘laptop replacement’ tablet to the resellers which stocked the previous generation of the product. The 13 […]

Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1DV review: slim and light budget laptop offers decent performance

Price: 519 Rating: 0 When we first reviewed one of Toshiba’s L50 laptops last year suggested the company should “cut the price by £100 and it’d be a good budget offering”. And indeed this year’s recommended retail price has been lowered. In actual fact the price cut on this year’s model is closer to £130, […]

Apple reportedly working on ARM-based iMac, MacBook and Mac Minis

Apple could be investigating low-power ARM processors for entry-level versions of its iMac all-in-one, Mac Mini desktop and MacBook laptop ranges, according to a new report

Surface Pro 3 vs Macbook Air comparison – which one should you buy?

Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 goes head to head with Apple’s Macbook Air – which is better value, which has better specs and which one should you buy?

Laptop makeover: 5 ways to extend its useful life

No matter how hard you try or how meticulously you care for it, your notebook is going to show signs of age over time. Keycaps wear down and get that off-putting, shiny-plastic look. Dirt, crumbs, and gunk get stuck in the keyboard and other crevices, while lint and dust build up in virtually every crack, […]

Sony VAIO’s fatal flaw: The PCs cost too damned much

Sony’s floundering PC business is no more, sold to a group of investors that plan to pull the once-vaunted VAIO brand back within Japan’s borders. The sudden death is shocking, sure, but mourn not this loss, fellow PC faithful. Sony’s computers have long stood out from the crowd, slickly designed and clad in colorful cases, […]

Best laptops to buy in 2014

[UPDATED: 23/01/14] Discover the best laptops to buy in 2014 and read our in-depth laptop reviews, as rated by our team of expert reviewers.

Samsung Ativ Book 8

This stylish laptop is very powerful, but does it justify the price?

HP Chromebook 11 pulled off shelves due to overheating charger

Ominous rumblings rumbled this morning, as The Verge reported that Best Buy had yanked all of its supply of the HP Chromebook 11 from store shelves and stored them in secure warehouse locations, “effective immediately.” The laptop disappeared from Amazon’s online shelves, too, as well as from HP and Google’s own web stores. Something was […]

PC Specialist UltraNote X15

This formidable laptop isn’t as slim as many but we love its Full HD display

HP Pavilion 15-e072sa

This bright red laptop has a long battery life and is certainly a looker

From calculators to tablets, Intel to emphasize mobile era

Intel’s dominance of the chip market is starting to wane as PC shipments slump and smartphone and tablet adoption grows, but the manufacturer will try to prove it can make fast and power-efficient processors for mobile devices at its annual developer gathering next week.        

Lenovo to reinstate Start menu to Windows 8

Lenovo has decided enough is enough and will put the Start menu back for its Windows 8 PCs and laptops.        

HP EliteBook 8570p Review

The Elitebook 8570p is Hewlett-Packard’s current solution for businesses and individuals wanting a well-built, durable 15.6” premium business machine. Starting at $899 for the basic model on HP’s Small and Medium Business website, the 8570p can be customized with several Intel Ivy Bridge Core i5 or i7 processors, up to a 1920×1080 Full HD display, […]

Toshiba Satellite U940-11N

This ultraportable is powerful but its battery won’t keep you going for a full day on the road

Toshiba Kirabook with Retina-rivalling high resolution screen announced

Looks to take on Apple’s MacBook Pro with Retina Display through a slim and light Ultrabook with optional touch-screen display module – perfect for Windows 8

Nice Deal on HP 27” IPS Monitor for $240 after $100 Off Coupon

While a laptop is great for on the go computing there’s nothing like having a bigger and better screen for when you’re at home or work and can simply be more productive by seeing more on the screen or using an extended display and dual tasking between multiple windows.  Furthermore, if you need a higher […]

New HP Coupon, $100 Off Pavilion TouchSmart 15z SleekBook

HP has issued a new coupon this week for $100 off the purchase of any customized Pavilion TouchSmart 15z Sleekbook purchased from  Just use coupon code NB3273 at checkout to get the discount, pricing starts at $649.99 before coupon on this model, so with the coupon code the price drops to $549.99.  The base […]

New HP Coupon for $100 off the ENVY 6t

HP has a new coupon this week that gets you $100 off any customized HP ENVY 6t laptop ordered via  Just use coupon code NB2613 at checkout to get $100 off, the coupon works between now and March 26th so you’ve got 10-days to use the coupon unless it’s used 1,000 times at which […]

Asus Transformer Book 13-inch Tablet Convertible Arrives in Japan

The Asus Transformer Book is going to be the latest entry into the blossoming Windows 8 laptop to tablet convertible category.  Though it was announced last summer, the Asus “TransBook” (as they’re now calling it) has suffered from a much delayed release and just this week will go on sale in Japan, followed in the […]

Queensland college deploys Samsung ATIV hybrid devices

Samsung Electronics has signed an education partnership with Queensland’s AB Paterson College which will see the latter deploy 1400 Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro devices running Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system.

Dell Ultrasharp 27” 2560 x 1440 IPS Monitor for $649

The Dell UltraSharp U2711 27” monitor features a high end IPS quality screen with PremierColor and a high resolution of 2560 x 1440 for only $649 right now with a $350 off coupon via Dell Business, that’s the lowest price (by about $100) we’ve seen for this particular model.   To get the deal you have […]

A road warrior’s guide to locking down your laptop

Mobile computing may be convenient, but it’s also inherently risky. When you drag your laptop to the coffee shop or bring it along on your travels, you’re making all your private data and one of your most expensive possessions a big, fat target for sticky-fingered thieves. And unlike traditional theft targets like jewelry or wallets, […]

PCs move out of the show’s limelight

PCs were upstaged by tablets, smartphones and TVs at this year’s International CES show, with some companies maintaining a smaller presence or holding back product announcements for a later date.