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Lenovo introduces new budget laptops

Lenovo is bringing three budget laptops to market in June, including one that can be equipped with Intel’s RealSense 3D camera. The Lenovo Z51 is a 15-inch Windows 8.1 notebook that’s meant to be both a workstation and a home entertainment center, the company said Wednesday. The PC also has room to fit an optional […]

CyberGhost VPN review: Easy-to-use VPN for ensuring personal privacy online

CyberGhost is an easy-to-use VPN for ensuring personal privacy online. Read our CyberGhost review Price: $6.99 per month (£4.73) Rating: 7 CyberGhost is an easy-to-use VPN for ensuring personal privacy online, which works with Windows, OS X, Android and iOS. Read our CyberGhost review.(Also see:Best free VPN services 2015.) CyberGhost was founded in Germany by […]

Asus’ new Transformer Book Chi hybrids are more affordable Surface clones

Asus is taking orders for the latest version of its Transformer Book Chi laptops, which can convert into tablet mode with detachable keyboards. The T100 Chi is a successor of sorts to the old Transformer Book T100 from 2013. It has a 10.1-inch IPS touchscreen with 1920-by-1200 resolution, quad-core Intel Atom Z3775 1.46GHz processor, 2 […]

Trend Micro Internet Security 2015 review: 20 percent cheaper than its rivals and still offers top antivirus protection

Price: Free Rating: 0 Now with speed to match the incredible range of customisable options, the Firefox web browseris back. Read our Mozilla Firefox (v35) review.(Also see:All software reviews.) For many people, Firefox was probably the first alternative browser they ever installed. Launched originally in 2004, the open source offering has been a constant in […]

Dell Inspiron 11 series 3000 review: This Yoga-like 2-in-1 laptop delivers solid value

Dell’s Inspiron 11 3000 series is a hybrid whose obvious competition is the extremely similar Lenovo Yoga 2 11. Both are touchscreen tablet/laptop hybrids whose two halves pivot 360 degrees to achieve multiple configurations. But while they closely resemble each other in many ways, the Inspiron 11 series 3000 outperforms and outlasts the Yoga 2 […]

Asus G550JK review: strong, smart laptop with a great screen and comfortable keyboard

Price: 1099 Rating: 8 There’s been a shift in gaming laptops, with bulky, expensive systems being challenged by leaner, cheaper laptops. The Asus G550JK is the latest to impress thanks to a good-looking chassis and full-HD screen.(Also see: Best gaming laptops 2014.) The black aluminium body is highlighted with red, from the backlit keyboard and […]

Wireless charging to reach PCs, tablets next year

Wireless charging will reach PCs next year, and laptops will be able to recharge when placed on tables, pads or surfaces supporting power delivery, according to an Intel executive In other words, laptop users won’t have to carry power bricks, said Kirk Skaugen, senior vice president and general manager of Intel’s PC Client Group. Skaugen […]

Acer Chromebook 13 turns on 4K graphics

Acer is cranking up graphics in its latest Chromebook 13, a 13.3-inch laptop that has an processor capable of rendering 4K video. The Chromebook 13 has Nvidia’s Tegra K1 processor with 192 graphics cores. The laptop is one of the first with K1, which can render video at 3840 x 2160 pixels, four times the […]

Apple reports a huge profit but sales disappoint

Apple has racked up another hugely profitable quarter on sales of iPhones and Macintosh computers, though its revenue growth was slower than expected. Apple on Tuesday reported a profit of $7.7 billion for the April to June quarter, up 12 percent up on the same period last year and ahead of analyst estimates of $7.5 […]

Intel wants your next PC to have no wires

Intel wants to completely eliminate wires from computers, and is working on a series of wireless technologies to make that a reality in the coming years. PCs are on the way to a “true no-wire” experience, and Intel is working on technologies to remove the clutter of power cords, display connectors and peripheral cables, said […]

Acer Travelmate B113-M

This compact, low-cost laptop looks like a netbook, but it’s got a full Core i3 CPU to make it very quick

Dell Latitude 3340 review: a ‘built for school’ laptop that provides good value for money

Price: £590 inc VAT Rating: 8 Dell’s website tells us that the Latitude 3340 is ‘built for school’, and its sturdy design and strong battery life are certainly well suited to that role. See also: What’s the best laptop you can buy in 2014? The laptop is actually found within the Business section of Dell’s […]

Toshiba Portégé R30-A-14K review: a £900 laptop with relatively lightweight design, long-lasting battery and disappointing display

Price: �900 inc VAT Rating: 7 Toshiba tends to take its time when it comes to new fads like Ultrabooks, or even updating its laptops with the latest Haswell processors. True to form, its Portégé R30 is a distinctly unassuming mid-range laptop with a modest specification and little in the way of eye-catching features. See […]

Samsung debuts Chromebook 2 with full HD screen

Samsung on Monday launched the Chromebook 2, a Chromebook noteworthy for its use of a powerful ARM processor and the option of a full HD screen. Samsung’s Chromebook 2 is actually more advanced than the Series 3 Chromebook that Samsung launched last March, so don’t the name confuse you. From the Exynos 5 dual-core chip used […]

HP 20% off Coupon Code and Free Shipping this Week

HP has a 20% off coupon code PC32999 for laptops you configure over $999 this week, and Free Shipping to boot.  Just apply coupon code PC32999 at checkout to see the price drop 20%.  This deal is particularly good if you’re looking to buy a higher end machine with a big sticker price as the […]

Chromebook power tips: How to work smarter online and offline

Don’t let the “Scroogled”-spouting Pawn Stars guys fool you: Chromebooks aren’t useless hunks of plastic. Google’s Chrome OS has matured into a functional operating system, and not just because Web browsers themselves are evolving into something spectacular. Beyond a desktop-class browser and other software improvements, Chromebooks offer a full keyboard, mouse support, and peripheral ports. […]

HP Chromebook 11 with 4G LTE pops up at Best Buy

Google’s lineup of low-end Chromebooks no longer lacks a 4G LTE option. Best Buy is now selling a 4G LTE version of the HP Chromebook 11, with coverage from Verizon Wireless, in select stores. At $379, the price is $100 more expensive than the Wi-Fi version, but users can get a $50 rebate after activating […]

Dell Inspiron 15 7000

An incredibly stylish desktop replacement with a dedicated graphics chip

Apple hires CEO of Burberry to run retail operations

Apple is hiring Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts to lead its retail business, choosing someone from a fashion brand rather than from a consumer electronics retail chain. Ahrendts will be joining Apple in a newly created position as senior vice president of retail and online stores. She will be a member of the executive team, reporting […]

Sony Vaio Fit E (SVF15A1C5E) review: powerful and versatile 15-inch laptop

Price: £1037.99 inc VAT Rating: 7 We were impressed by the low-cost Vaio Fit 15E laptop that we reviewed from Sony recently, but Sony also makes a more expensive version called the ‘Vaio Fit 15′ (with no ‘E’). This provides greater performance as well as additional features such as a touch-sensitive screen with full HD […]

Windows touchscreen laptops, Chromebooks save back-to-school

Touch-enabled Windows notebooks and Chrome OS-powered Chromebooks contributed to better-than-expected PC sales during the back-to-school period and may hint at a less dismal holiday-selling season than once thought, a retail analyst said today. “The trajectory of the numbers means that the holidays should be more aligned with back-to-school than with the [gloomier] projections of earlier […]

Asus demos two new Zenbooks, three Transformers, and an ultraportable laptop at IFA

Asus continues to break new ground in computer form factors, announcing a number of new PC products at the IFA show in Berlin today. The company demonstrated two new additions to its Windows Transformer line of convertible tablets, two glass-enveloped Ultrabooks, and what must be an extremely inexpensive ultraportable laptop. Asus also showed off a […]

Best Gaming Laptops for Back to School 2013

Many students will be getting ready to go back to school in just a month, if you’re a college student and looking for a laptop that can double as both a work machine and a gaming machine for those times where you need to blow off steam, we’re here to help point out some of […]

ASUS ROG G750 laptop review – hands on

We take a close look at the latest Asus ROG gaming laptop, the G750, which uses an Intel 4th generation Core processor and Nvidia dedicated graphics

HP EliteBook 8470p review: business notebook with tons of power and features

Stacks of built-in features, fast performance and a good support plan make this a worthy business machine. Read our HP EliteBook 8470p review to find out more.