Archive by Author

Meet Novena, the pricey PC that’s open-source inside and out

A new computer made almost entirely from open-source hardware is now available for pre-order. But unlike open-source software, it’s anything but free. The project is called Novena, and as Wired reports, nearly all of its components are open-source. That means anyone can dive deep into the schematics and scrutinize the designs for bugs, defects and […]

Alienware 18 review: big, heavy and outrageously expensive gaming laptop

Price: £3080 inc VAT Rating: 9 Alienware is planning an update for its 17-inch gaming laptop that includes the new nVidia GeForce 800M series graphics cards. But even 2014′s latest graphics processor is unlikely to match the sheer 3D gaming performance of the dual GPUs housed within this 18-inch screened behemoth. See also: what’s the […]

Samsung confirms two new Chromebooks for the UK

[UPDATE 12.40: UK prices confirmed] Series 2 Chromebooks set for May release with 11.6in and 13.3in models both on the way

Lenovo Outlet Coupon for 15% Off all Laptops Coupon This Week

Lenovo Outlet is for the next couple of days offering a 15% off coupon for everything in the Outlet that works on top of the existing Sale pricing.  All you have to do is use coupon MARDIGRAS at checkout to get this 15% off, the deal lasts through Friday March 7th.  One example deal you […]

AMD boosts Android on Windows PCs and tablets powered by its chips

Advanced Micro Devices has optimized a version of Android for tablets and PCs containing its chips, and will sell it on new PCs through retail stores in Europe. See all MWC news. View our MWC live blog. AMD doesn’t intend that Android will replace Windows on those devices, nor will it offer a dual-boot option. […]

Lenovo Refurbished Laptop Deals this Week

Lenovo has a few refurb deals going on now through February 4th that may be of interest if you’re looking to get a great price on new technology but not pay the new sticker price.   The IdeaPad Yoga convertible tablet can be had for $322 (regularly $460), the ThinkPad Edge E531 is $609 (usually $870) […]

New Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon review – hands on

We try out the slimmer, lighter Lenovo ThinkPad Carbon X1

Logitech Wireless Mouse M560 review: A handy Windows 8 mouse at a good price

Price: �34.99 inc VAT Rating: 8 Logitech’s new M560 is a wireless mouse designed forWindows 8 users. Read our review to find out more. The M560 is small but comfortable with an understated matt black finish (also available in white). Textured rubber sides make the device grippy. The symmetrical design means it not only looks […]

Apple launches OS X Mavericks for free, today

Apple has announced its OS X Mavericks update for Macs is available for free and downloadable today. The firm made the announcement at its special event in San Francisco today. In something of a surprise the new version of the operating system, 10.9 to be exact, is a totally free upgrade for OS X users. […]

New HP Laptop Coupon for $120 Off Customized Models

HP has a new laptop coupon this week that gets you $120 off the purchase of any customized laptop priced $899 or more, here are the details on that coupon: Save $120 instantly using coupon code NB1627 on select customized HP laptop and hybrid PCs over $899 at the HP Home & Home Office Store. […]

HP Pavilion Ultrabook 14-b003SA

This ultrabook’s not much to look at but it’s a proper laptop rather than a low-power, low-performance model

Haswell comes to Chromebooks with Acer’s new C720-2800 for just $250

The first Haswell-based Chromebook has arrived, a scant month after we saw a tantalizing array of prototypes at the Intel Developer Forum. Acer announced Thursday that the C720-2800, an initial model of its C720 Chromebook product line, would be available for pre-order at Amazon.com and BestBuy.com, for an affordable price tag of $250. Acer says […]

Lenovo ThinkPad X440 and T440/T440s Officially Announced

It’s been a while since Intel announced their Haswell 4th generation processor lineup back in the Spring, but Lenovo has finally seen fit to crank out a refresh of its flagship lineup of T and X series ThinkPads.  The X240 will replace the current X230 and the T430/T431s will be replaced by the T440/T440s respectively.  […]

Medion LifeTab E10310

One of the cheapest 10.1in Android tablets around, but it’s very slow compared to the 7in competition

Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus

Samsung’s ultimate Ultrabook blew us away with its 3,200×1,800 resolution display and phenomenal build quality

Lenovo IdeaPad U410 Touch

This touchscreen Ultrabook with dedicated graphics might be the best value ultraportable yet

RuneScape 3 and its HTML 5 engine have launched

UPDATED: New graphics engine and storyline now out

Toshiba Portégé R930-18L

This ultraportable business laptop doesn’t quite have enough power to justify its price

Samsung 840 250GB SSD Review

One of the largest flash suppliers in the world, Samsung has made significant headway in the solid-state drive market. While originally only producing SSDs for OEM distribution, they introduced their first customer-targeted SSD (the 470) in 2010, with the 830 (released late 2011) gaining mass popularity in the SSD market due to its performance and […]

Toshiba Satellite L955D-104

One of the few laptops we’ve seen with an AMD Trinity processor, but can it stand up to Intel-based laptops?

Deal: Lenovo Y500 with Nvidia 750M and Full HD Screen for $809

The deals just keep getting better on the powerful Lenovo IdeaPad Y500, this time around you can get a fully loaded configuration for $809 when using coupon code HOMEPCDEAL via the Barnes & Noble Affinity store.  The B&N exclusive offer store is open to anyone to create an account, you don’t have to have a […]

Intel’s Haswell 4th Generation Core Chips Set for June Release

Intel had made it official that their 4th generation of mobile processors, code named “Haswell”, will debut in June at the Taiwan 2013 Comdex show.  While that’s the official debut date, in the past we’ve often seen new processors sneak into laptops before the official release so it’s possible that at the end of next […]

Microsoft to bring back Start button in Windows 8.1

Microsoft is planning to resurrect the iconic Start button which users are sorely missing from its Windows 8 operating system.        

End is in sight for Intel’s Atom netbook-specific processors

Intel’s Atom processors designed for netbooks could be on their last leg, with analysts saying that the chip maker could be tweaking its product road map as PC sales tumble and tablet adoption widens.        

Toshiba Tecra R940-1JG review – 14in business laptop ticks some boxes

The Toshiba Tecra R940-1JG is a few-frills Windows laptop for basic business users.