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Acer back-to-school Windows lineup includes $249 Aspire R 11 tablet and Aspire E laptops starting at $599

Acer is trying to cover all the bases with its back-to-school Windows PC lineup, announced en masse at an event Thursday in New York.  The slew of new computers are all due out this summer, ranging from sub-$300 laptop-tablet hybrids to desktop replacements with dedicated graphics cards. They’re all shipping with Windows 8.1, and are […]

Fancy a wire-free laptop? Intel just showed one

Intel has shown what it calls the “world’s first no-wires” laptop, which has wireless charging and can connect to peripherals without cables. The prototype laptop frees users from carrying a bulky power adapter, since the laptop recharges after being placed on a wireless charging table or surface. It also connects wirelessly to external displays through […]

Acer brings two new Chromebooks to the education market

Acer is targeting students and teachers two Chromebooks, one a 15.6-inch laptop, the other a 11.6-inch model, that are built to withstand repeated use in the school environment. The Taiwanese PC maker has been offering an expanding line of notebooks loaded with Google’s Chrome OS, which have been gaining popularity as a lower-cost alternative to […]

This freedom-loving laptop discovered how to make Intel CPUs boot without closed firmware

You may be rolling an obscure flavor of Linux on your new laptop and sporting a Free Software Foundation bumper sticker on your bio-diesel powered V-Dub, but chances are your laptop isn’t really that “free,” thanks to closed firmware binaries hidden deep inside hardware itself. That’s something Purism says it has finally cracked with its […]

What to expect from CES 2015: Samsung, Sony, LG and more

CES is one of the biggest technology shows of the year and is fast approaching. Here’s what to expect from all the major manufacturers at CES 2015. Also see: Best smartphones 2014. CES 2015 kicks off in January so prepare to shake off that New Year’s hangover and take in all the new tech – […]

Intel pastes second screen on prototype laptop

Forget laptop stickers: Intel’s pasted a second screen on a prototype laptop it showed at its annual developer conference. The laptop had a regular screen on one side of the display panel and a gray scale e-ink screen on the other. When it was shut, the e-ink screen could serve as an electronic sticker to […]

MSI GE70 2PE Apache Pro review: gaming laptop squeezes maximum performance from CPU and GPU at a decent price

Price: 1299 Rating: 8 The new and more power-efficient GTX 800M series of GPUs from nVidia has given rise to a new generation of slimmer, lighter gaming laptopsin recent months. However, the GE70 2PE Apache Pro is a bit of a throwback to the days of the big, heavy gaming beasts once more. See also: […]

Microsoft targets MacBook in new Surface Pro 3 ads

“So you’re saying it does more than my Mac?” That’s the line, supposedly uttered by a MacBook Air user, that caps off one of Microsoft’s new Surface Pro 3 ads. Whereas Microsoft’s previous Surface ads have pitted the hybrid PC against the iPad, the new ads (three in total) take aim at Apple’s laptops instead. […]

School system CIOs are sold on Chromebooks

David Andrade, the CIO of Bridgeport Public Schools in Connecticut, has deployed 11,000 Chromebooks over the past year and plans to add another 5,000 in the next 12 months. It’s a major deployment, but not unusual. Other school systems are doing much the same thing. The Cherry Creeks School District in Greenwood Village, Co. deployed […]

Apple unveils minor bumps to MacBook Pro laptops

Apple today refreshed the MacBook Pro line with minor upgrades of the processor, a small price cut to the aged non-Retina model, and additional RAM for the least-expensive Retina configurations. The updates — the first since October 2013 — were expected, as some of the pricing and component changes had leaked over the weekend from […]

Toshiba Satellite S70-B-10N review: A good desktop replacement laptop

Price: £1199 inc VAT Rating: 6 We recently reviewed Toshiba’s C70 laptop, which attempted to provide a 17-inch entertainment laptop for a bargain-basement price of just £379. The C70 was certainly cheap, but a laptop at that price inevitably offers pretty modest performance and build quality. If you’re looking for a 17-inch desktop replacement that […]

Asus X550LDV-XO610H review: respectable battery life makes the Asus X550 a good desktop replacement laptop

Price: 599 Rating: 7 The X500 range from Asus is designed to provide affordable laptops at ‘everyday’ prices. The cheaper pricing is probably helped by using cheaper chips – most of the models currently listed on Asus’ website are using last-generation Intel Ivy Bridge processors from 2012.(See also: 20 best budget laptops of 2014.) The […]

Man falls in love with porn-packed Macbook, attempts to marry it

Chris Sevier, suspended from practising law in 2011, has tried to file a motion that would allow him to marry it

WWDC may focus on OS X 10.10 as iOS 8 features pushed to version 8.1

Apple may have pushed back features originally planned for iOS 8 to the next version, and will instead use the WWDC conference to focus on OS X

VMware looks to AirWatch to simplify management and centralize client storage

VMware is leaning on AirWatch to let users access files from one place using virtual and physical clients and let admins manage desktops in the same way they handle mobile devices. When VMware announced the US$1.54 billion AirWatch acquisition in January, it was the company’s biggest purchase ever, and the company is now ready to […]

Acer Aspire V5 TouchScreen Laptop with Intel Core i7 for $599

The Microsoft Store is back again with another incredible deal on an Acer V5 Ultrabook, this time it comes equipped with an Intel Core i7 and 1080p touchscreen for the price of $599.  The specific model for sale is the Acer Aspire V5-573P-9899.  Specs are as follows: Processor: Core i7 4500U 1.8GHz Processor Screen: 15.6″ […]

Toshiba Satellite S50D-A-10G

This AMD powered laptop has great graphics performance, but does it have the processing power to match?

Sony VAIO Flip 14a 1080p Ultrabook for $444 (Refurb)

If you don’t mind refurbished laptops and do like paying a very low price for a premium Ultrabook, check out this deal for the Sony VAIO Flip 14a at Cowboom.com (a Best Buy online store).  The Sony VAIO Flip 14a that’s on sale comes with a 1080p screen, 4GB of RAM, Intel Core i3 4th […]

HP Slatebook 10 X2

HP’s latest Android tablet desperately wants to replace your budget laptop, but you get better value and battery life from the competition

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 with Intel Core i5 $599.99 at Best Buy

Best Buy has an incredible deal on the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 two in one laptop convertible, you can get an Intel Core i5 equipped 3rd generation processor for $599.99, that’s $300 off the $899.99 regular price.  The full specs of the Yoga 13 on sale at Best Buy (online and in store) are as […]

HP ships an Android all-in-one PC, plus several business laptops and desktops

It seems like a bit of a disconnect for HP to announce new commercial PCs at a trade show focused on consumer electronics, but HP–which didn’t book exhibit space at this year’s CES–is wise not to waste the opportunity. (Follow CES 2014 live, and get the latest CES news here.) The company unveiled seven new […]

HP EliteBook laptop range updated with Folio 1040 and Specrtre Pro 13 Ultrabooks

HP has added several new models to its EliteBook professional laptop range, with the Folio 1040 G1 and Spectre 13 Pro Ultrabooks leading the line-up

Acer announces first Chromebook with touchscreen for $299.99

Acer announced the first Chromebook laptop with a touchscreen for US$299.99, which is about $100 more than the company’s cheapest non-touch model. The C720P Touchscreen Chromebook has an 11.6-inch touchscreen, which displays images at a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. The lightweight laptop offers roughly seven-and-a-half hours of battery life and runs on an […]

Samsung Ativ Book 9 Lite review: affordable ultraportable laptop

Price: £599 inc VAT Rating: 0 Samsung says the Ativ Book 9 Lite shares the same ‘design identity’ as the flagship Ativ Book 9 Plus. It certainly looks similar – no bad thing since the flagship Plus model is one sleek and attractive laptop. See allmid-range laptop reviews. The name of the Lite model might […]

Tablet shipments to surpass PCs in Q4 2013

Tablet shipments will surpass total PC shipments in the fourth quarter of 2013 (Q4 2013), forecasts IDC.