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Razer Blade refresh adds GeForce GTX 970M GPU and Intel Core i7 quad-core CPU

The “world’s thinnest gaming laptop” just got a big game-enhancing shot in the arm. Razer said it’s refreshed its Razer Blade with a beefy new GeForce GTX 970M and an Intel quad-core that’s almost 400MHz faster than last year’s model. Externally, the 4.5-lb. Razer Blade doesn’t change much, but it’s the insides that matter the […]

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 […]

"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 […]

Technicolor Color Certification Program: Marketing hype or genuine consumer benefit?

Think back to the last time you bought a brightly colored item online: A laptop, a smartphone, a pair of shoes, a hat. How closely did the item displayed on your computer monitor match the color of the item you eventually unboxed? If you’ve ever purchased a blue sweater only to discover on delivery that […]

AMD gives FX processors new lease of life with first laptop chips

AMD’s high-performance FX desktop processors were on ice recently, but the product line is getting a new lease of life by going into laptops for the first time. The company announced two new FX laptop processors that will be AMD’s flagship offerings, and will be among the company’s fastest laptop chips. AMD has offered FX […]

Toshiba CB35-A3120 Chromebook review: It hits a sweet spot

The Chromebook has found its sweet spot, and it’s around the $279 range where the Toshiba CB35-A3120 Chromebook resides. It sure isn’t down in the dumps with the $200-or-so cheapies, with their clackety plastics and sorry little screens. Nor is it in the 1-percenter fantasyland of the gorgeous and expensive Chromebook Pixel. The $250 Samsung Chromebook 3 is nice, […]

Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga review: a well-designed convertible laptop

Price: £995.99 Rating: 7 Lenovo’s Yoga laptops have proved to be among the more popular convertible devices that can function as both a laptop and a tablet, and the company has now added a Yoga model to its ThinkPad range of business laptops. See all high-end laptops reviews. At first glance the ThinkPad Yoga simply […]

Chromebooks charge into business market, capture 20% o commercial notebooks

Sales of Chromebooks exploded from basically nothing in 2012 to more than 20 percent of the U.S. commercial PC market, analyst firm NPD reported on Monday, while Windows PCs and Macs�remained flat at best. NPD estimated that, throughout all of 2013, 14.4 million desktops, notebooks, and tablets were sold through U.S. commercial channels, typically resellers. […]

Apple MacBook webcam LEDs can be hacked to secretly spy on owners

US academics demonstrate how hardware protection can be overridden to activate the webcam on a MacBook laptop without turning on the activity LED

Student@Home offers IT support from tech savvy students

A new scheme called Student@Home will see IT students provide technical support for those with computer problems. For a monthly fee of £2, customers of Student@Home can book an appointment seven days a week and a student will normally be available within 24 hours. They can provide IT support for all kinds of issues such […]

Acer CEO resigns as company plans restructuring and layoffs

Acer CEO J.T. Wang is resigning from his post at the Taiwanese PC maker and will be replaced by president Jim Wong as part of a corporate restructuring that will try to revitalize the company’s sagging fortunes. Citing the company’s recent run of poor financial results, Wang said in a statement on Tuesday: “It is […]

Acer Aspire S7 Pro gains business credentials – hands on

Acer has revealed the Aspire S7 Pro Ultrabook and TravelMate X313 tablet, business-ready devices with TPM and vPro based on its consumer range

Asus Zenbook Prime Touch UX31A

Asus’ flagship Ultrabook now comes with a ten-point touchscreen

HP Spectre 13 x2 becomes first passively cooled Windows 8 hybrid

HP ditches active cooling for its Spectre 13 X2 hybrid laptop, which uses a passively cooled Intel Haswell processor for the first time

Versus TouchTab 10.1

This budget 10in tablet is surprisingly good value

Top 5 Windows 8 Convertible Notebooks for Back to School 2013

It’s back-to-school time, and that means it’s time to look for a laptop that’s both productive and convenient for school. Just like fashion, technology also has its seasonal changes and the latest trend for mobile tech are devices that act as a hybrid laptop and tablet called a convertible notebook. These devices combine the touch-screen, […]

ThinkPad T440s with IPS Screen and Intel Haswell Shows up on Lenovo Website

The Lenovo ThinkPad T440s has been revealed and is was in plain sight on the website, though it is not available to order yet.  The page has since been taken down by Lenovo, but can still be seen via the Google webcache archive.  It appears this Ultrabook will succeed the not long lived ThinkPad […]

Apple MacBook Air 11in (Mid-2013) review: ultraportable laptop that still sets the standard

The 11-inch version of the MacBook Air provides a welcome improvement in battery life, as well as performance that bodes very well for the forthcoming generation of Haswell-based laptops. Read our Apple MacBook Air 11in (Mid-2013) review to find out more.        

Lenovo G400s and G500s Budget Laptops with Touch Coming Soon

Lenovo certainly isn’t lacking for laptop offerings, but one thing the market is in sore need of is a few more budget friendly mainstream sized laptops that offer touch screen.  And as such, Lenovo has decided to roll out the G400s and G500s to its G-series of “Essential” (aka, budget oriented) laptops.  The G500s is […]

Asus Vivobook S400CA

This slick touchscreen ultraportable looks fantastic and is light enough to take anywhere

Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx review – Windows 8 laptop and tablet priced to shift

Lenovo’s Atom-based Windows 8 tablet-laptop hybrid is lightweight and usable, but build quality doesn’t cut it. Here’s our Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx review.        

Slideshow: When the PC is obsolete, how will you do this, and this, and this?

Last week, the PC industry was rocked by news that Q1 computer shipments had declined by as much as 14 percent, year on year. Analysts cite various factors, but they put most of the blame on a consumer shift toward tablets and other mobile devices.        

HP SpectreXT TouchSmart 15-4010nr review – good-looking laptop lacks true Ultrabook power

The HP SpectreXT TouchSmart 15-4010nr’s brushed-aluminum look screams Ultrabook, and this laptop’s bigger display is a nice bonus. Here’s our HP SpectreXT TouchSmart 15-4010nr review.        

Vizio 14” Ultrabook for $599 at Microsoft Store

The 14” screen Vizio CT14-A4 Ultrabook is on sale for $599 at the Microsoft Store online right now, that’s about $100 cheaper than the next cheapest price of $698 at   The Vizio CT14 Ultrabook has an HD+ (1600 x 900) resolution screen, making it stand out among other budget Ultrabooks that tend to have […]

New HP Coupons, 20% Off dv6t and dv7t Quad Notebooks

HP has issued some new laptop coupons for the month of March, there’s a 20% off offer on the dv6t Quad and dv7t Quad plus a $100 off coupon on the ENVY 4t.  Here are the details: Get 20% off the purchase of an HP ENVY dv6t Quad Edition or dv7t Quad Edition laptop with […]