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Surface Pro 3 vs Surface 3 comparison: Why the Surface 3 is not as good deal as the Surface Pro 3. But students and home users should still apply

Microsoft’s all-new budget Windows tablet takes on the Surface Pro 3 – and comes up short. Not too short Price: £475 Rating: 0 We compare the all-new, budget, Surface 3 tablet with the exceptional Surface Pro 3 (review here). Can Microsoft’s latest Windows laptop/tablet hybrid offer a good deal for students and home users, as […]

Hands on: The $149 Hisense Chromebook succeeds at being incredibly affordable

This Chromebook costs just $149. The Hisense Chromebook, that is, announced Tuesday morning and available immediately via This model and the Haier Chromebook also announced today set a new standard for affordable computers compared to Windows and Mac PCs.  We could easily criticize this Chromebook for everything it doesn’t have for $149, but we […]

Asus ZenBook UX305F review: Simply the best budget ultrabook around

Analysts like to bemoan the PC industry’s penchant for “racing to the bottom,” but they always seem to forget the good too: Lower prices and better hardware. Asus new ZenBook UX305F is proof that racing to the bottom doesn’t always have to end in a duffle bag of compromises and tears. In fact, the ZenBook […]

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 […]

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 […]

AMD vs Intel: which processor is best?

There was a time when choosing the right processor for your laptop or desktop PC was relatively straightforward. There was a choice of perhaps half a dozen models from Intel or a similar number from AMD, but CPUs have bred faster than rabbits on Viagra. In the battle of Intel vs AMD, which processor should […]

HP Pavilion x360 review: laptop-cum-tablet is portable, well-built and good value

Price: 349 Rating: 6 We’ve not seen many hybrids as cheap as the £349 HP Pavilion x360. And this laptop-cum-tablet doesn’t even look like a budget machine, thanks to its bright red enclosure and classy interior.(See also: The 25 best tablets of 2014: What’s the best tablet in the UK right now.) The red plastic […]

Gigabyte and Schenker team up to create ultimate gaming laptops

The XMG Core Series will offer high-powered customisable laptops with top class design

Toshiba Chromebook CB30-102

A good-value Chromebook with class-leading battery life

Acer Aspire V5 Touchscreen Laptop With Intel Core i5 and 15” 1080p Screen for $499

It’s been awhile since we’ve seen an amazing deal on an Ultrabook, but there is one now.  The Microsoft Store is offering the Acer Aspire V5 Touchscreen laptop with Intel Core i5, 4GB RAM, 500GB HD and (drum roll please) a 15.6” 1080p IPS screen all for the price of $499.  Here are the full […]

Three essential ‘hardware’ tools every PC user needs

PCs are pretty self-sufficient. Most of the time they don’t need extra accessories, and these days Windows 8.1 automatically takes care of many regular maintenance chores for you. Nevertheless, taking proper care of a PC means pulling out some physical equipment every now and again. You don’t need to plop a full-blown workbench next to […]

HP Pavilion Touchsmart 11-e030sa

This tiny 11in touchscreen laptop looks great and lots of ports, but does it have the power to make it the perfect budget ultraportable?

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 15 Touch Screen Laptop on Sale for $485

Staples has the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 15 laptop with touch screen feature for only $485 after you use coupon code 16010 at checkout.  The regular price is $500 but the coupon code knocks an extra $15 off to bring it down to $485, which makes it $157 cheaper than the next closest retailer pricing.  Here […]

Asus X75VC review: a mid-range laptop that offers excellent gaming performance

Price: �599 inc VAT Rating: 7 The Asus X75VC is a fairly chunky laptop – the X75VC’s designers haven’t wheeled out the usual chrome-effect metal or brushed aluminium for this machine; instead, this machine is clad entirely from black plastic. There are no lights on show, and the only sop to style is a lined […]

Seagate releases industry’s thinnest 2TB laptop drive

Seagate today announced it is shipping its highest density laptop drive, a standard 9.5mm thick model with up to 2TB of capacity. Manufactured in China under its Samsung hard disk drive (HDD) division, the 5400rpm Spinpoint M9T drive has the highest platter density of any 2.5-in form factor drive to date. Each platter has 667GB […]

Asus Transformer Trio review – hands on

We go hands on with Asus’s Windows and Android-powered laptop-tablet hybrid.

Sony VAIO flip review – hands on

Sony’s latest take on the convertible laptop/tablet hybrid gets the hands-on treatment from the IFA show floor

Sony Vaio Fit 15E review – a cheap laptop with attractive multimedia features

Sony’s Vaio Fit 15E provides attractive multimedia features at an everyday price. Read on for our Sony Vaio Fit 15E budget laptop review.        

Dell XPS 12 Convertible Ultrabook with Haswell now Available

The Dell XPS 12 convertible Ultrabook is now available with Intel’s 4th generation (Haswell) Core i5/i7 processors.  The design remains the same, but you now get a choice of either an Intel Core i5-4200U or Core i7-4500u.  Dell is also now offering a larger 50Whr battery for up to 9.5 hours of battery life.  There’s […]

How small businesses can unravel the extended-warranty conundrum

The conventional wisdom has always held that extended warranties are a sucker’s bet. It’s often said that businesses far and wide–from automakers to computer companies–make more money on the sale of extended warranties than they do from the actual products they make. Consumer Reports has led this charge for years, finding that retailers that push […]

Intel’s Atom is on a collision course with Core–and everybody loses

Intel has made it clear that its fourth-generation Core or “Haswell” processors will power future PCs. But at the low end of the notebook market, the company’s branding strategy will be far muddier–and that’s bad for Intel, considering it needs to tell consumers exactly what to buy.        

Samsung rationalizes PC naming scheme

In an attempt to rationalize its Windows PC lineup, Samsung announced Friday that it will gather all its Microsoft boxes under the ATIV brand.        

Toshiba AT300se

A budget 10in Android tablet that’s just a tad too expensive given its limited features

Windows 8 laptops can’t command Windows 7 prices

Tepid enthusiasm for Windows 8 is bad news for Microsoft, but it’s good news for laptop shoppers.        

Lenovo G585 Budget Laptop $157.08 (Refurbished from

For less than the price of a cheap tablet you can get the Lenovo G585 for $157 direct from Outlet store when you use coupon code DOORBUSTERS: Because you’re buying direct from Lenovo they certify they have tested and refurbished it so it’s in perfect working order and in most cases even looks to […]