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AbleWord PDF editor review: Free software is more than just a word processor with PDF reading- and writing capabilities built in

Price: Free Rating: 7 AbleWord is more than just a word processor with PDF reading- and writing capabilities built in. Read our AbleWord free PDF editorreview.(See allPDF editor reviews.) Although we’ve referred to it as a PDF editor – and many people use it as such since it provides a free alternative to the commercial […]

HP teases wire-free computing with Elite X2 1011 hybrid

Hewlett-Packard is taking a step to cut the cords from tablets and laptops with its Elite X2 1011 G1, which will be able to connect to displays and send print commands wirelessly. The Elite X2 1011 G1 is first an 11.6-inch tablet, but turns into a laptop when a keyboard is attached. But the hybrid […]

Three critical laptop accessories for summertime travel

With July in full swing now that Independence Day is over, thoughts are turning to company-sanctioned time off for travel and relaxing in the sun. Before you head out on your great summer vacation, you’ll want to make sure you pack well not only for yourself but your laptop as well. No matter if you’re […]

Microsoft wants MacBook Air owners to trade up to a Surface Pro by trading in

Microsoft has launched a buy-back program to try to get MacBook Air owners to part with their notebooks and replace them with new Surface Pro 3 devices. The offer, which started Friday and runs through July 31, will give customers up to $650 in store credit for a used Apple MacBook. The credit can be […]

AMD tackles thorny problem of laptop battery life

Advanced Micro Devices is reworking its core PC chip design to be 25 times more energy-efficient over the next six years, possibly resulting in laptop battery life of up to 50 hours on idle time. So said Sam Naffziger, corporate fellow at AMD, adding that estimated battery life on active use would also be significantly […]

HP Pavillion 11 x360

This sturdy red laptop is cheap and cheerful but still more capable than a traditional netbook

Beats audio will keep banging in HP laptops through 2015 despite Apple buy

There are many reasons Apple is buying Beats for $3 billion, but integration with HP computers isn’t one of them. Still, Beats has its contractual obligations to fulfill, and so HP will continue to produce laptops and desktops with Beats integration through 2014. As CNET reports, HP will sell these PCs through 2015, at which […]

Toshiba shows us the Yoga-like Satellite Radius, plus two new detachable notebooks

Poor Lenovo. HP co-opted its contortionist laptop design in February with the Pavilion x360, and now Toshiba is introducing a Yoga copycat. The Satellite Radius is a 15.6-inch convertible with a 360-degree hinge that offers five usage modes: Laptop, tablet, presentation, audience, and tabletop. In a briefing last week, Toshiba’s Senior Product Marketing Manager Carrie […]

New HP Laptop $250 Off Coupon Code for Week of 5/11/2014

HP has a new $250 off coupon code SHOP250 for laptops you configure over $1,199 this week.  Just apply coupon code SHOP250 at checkout to see the price drop by $250.  If you only configure a laptop that’s $899 or more but not over $1,199 then use coupon code SHOP175 to get $175 off instead.  […]

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 and, 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