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Lenovo recalls ThinkPad batteries for fire hazard

Lenovo is recalling certain ThinkPad battery packs that could be a fire hazard due to overheating, which could ultimately also lead to computer damage. The recall applies to 34,500 batteries sold in the U.S. and 2,900 batteries sold in Canada, said the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in a statement. The company also recalled 117,732 […]

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9

The largest and most powerful device in Amazon’s Kindle Fire range has a gorgeous screen and takes great photos, but the customised version of Android will be a sticking point for many

Dell Inspiron 17R on Sale for $435 at Dell Outlet

Dell Outlet has a generous $300 off coupon Z2ZR49LBT7HRT9 on the Inspiron 17R-5737 model laptop that’s priced at $735.  The Inspiron 17R-5737 is a 17” screen laptop with the following specs: Display: 17.3-inch LED backlit display with Truelife and HD+ Display Processor: Intel Core 4th Gen i7-4500U processor Memory: 8GB memory Storage: 1TB Hard Drive […]

Microsoft confirms 200 million Windows 8 licenses sold: Still short of Windows 7

Microsoft has confirmed thatWindows 8 has crossed the 200 million mark in license sales. It’s been a while since the software giant gave us figures for Windows 8 but after being received with mixed feelings, it has now reached the 200 million milestone. The last time Microsoft gave figures was in May last year when […]

Sony sells PC division, spins off TV arm

Loss-making PC business goes to a Japanese investment group, spelling an end to Sony’s involvement in the industry and potentially the Vaio brand itself

Android on pace to surpass one billion devices this year, says Gartner

This year vendors will ship 1.1 billion devices based on Android, while Windows stages a small comeback and the number of Apple machines, percentage-wise, increases the most, according to estimates from market research company Gartner. Shipments of PCs, tablets and mobile phones of all shapes and sizes will increase by 7.6 percent year-on-year to 2.47 […]

Windows 8 reaches double digit operating system market share

Microsoft’sWindows 8 operating system ended 2013 by totalling more than 10 percent market share. Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ended the year with 6.89 percent and 3.6 percent respectively to reach a combined 10.49 percent total market share. The figures come from Net Applications which tracks market share statistics for internet technologies. See also: Windows […]

Origin EON17-S review: This gaming laptop is an absolute beast

I’m a gamer. And, like most gamers, I prefer huge, liquid-cooled, multiple-graphics-card-sporting desktops to laptops (even gaming laptops). But sometimes you need a machine that’s as portable as it is powerful, and that’s where Origin’s extreme gaming laptop, the EON17-S, comes into play. This hulking desktop replacement is pretty sexy, considering it’s an 11.25-pound monster. […]

Alienware 14 review: portable gaming laptop that delivers on style and performance

Price: �1,539 inc VAT Rating: 8 The Alienware brand dominates gaming laptops, but the latest addition to Dell’s range isn’t the huge, brash notebook you’d expect – it’s got a 14in screen, and it looks fantastic. See: The 7 best gaming laptops of 2013. Dell has done sterling work to temper the immature excesses of […]

Toshiba unveils new business notebooks under its Portege and Tecra brands

Toshiba took the wraps off a new line of business notebooks and mobile workstations today. Each machine is manufactured from magnesium alloy and is powered by a fourth-generation Intel Core processor, with vPro technology and Trusted Platform Module (TPM) support. All five of the new machines can be mated to the same optional dock, so […]

Pricing and Detailed Specs now Available for Upcoming ThinkPad Models

October has arrived, and that of course means Halloween is soon, but more importantly it also means that new ThinkPads will be coming out if Lenovo sticks to their promised release schedule.  The ThinkPad T440s recently started selling on the Lenovo Japan website so the hope is that North America is not far behind.  Furthermore, […]

Intel demos low-power chips for laptops and tablets: Bay Trail, Haswell Y and Broadwell

Intel says Bay Trail, Haswell Y and Broadwell will give it an advantage in power consumption and speed

Dell Announces New Latitude 7000 Series Ultrabooks

Taking a page out of their experience with selling popular consumer Ultrabooks, namely the XPS 13, Dell is launching a couple of new business targeted Ultrabooks in the form of the 12-inch Latitude E7240 and 14-inch E7440.  Both new Latitudes feature a carbon fiber reinforced lid for extra durability, spill resistant keyboard, Gorilla Glass scratch […]

HP replaces enterprise chief, posts Q3 sales drop

Hewlett-Packard reassigned Enterprise Group chief Dave Donatelli on Wednesday as it reported an 8 percent decline in revenue for its fiscal third quarter, saying all of its major divisions except software brought in less money than a year earlier.        

MSI GE60

This powerful gaming laptop sets the bar for all Haswell laptops to come

Asus Transformer Book TX300 review – hands on

Is the Asus Transformer Book the most innovative laptop-tablet hybrid yet?

UK superfast broadband on the rise in 2013, according to Ofcom

Percentage of users of 30Mbit/s services increases rapidly

Dell Precision M4700 Mobile Workstation review: powerful mobile workstation

The Dell Precision M4700 provides workstation levels of performance, along with a rugged design that can cope with a wide range of outdoor environments. Read our Dell Precision M4700 Mobile Workstation review to find out more.        

Samsung is taking pre-orders on its Ativ Book 9 Lite

Samsung announced this morning that it is taking pre-orders on its Ativ Book 9 Lite notebook PC, which was first announced on June 20. One of the most interesting features of the new notebook is the custom AMD CPU, which Samsung is describing as a “white-label” quad core.        

New HP ENVY 15t-j000 Quad Edition with Intel’s Haswell now Available

The new HP ENVY 15t-j000 Quad Edition customizable laptop is now available via HP.com for the starting price of $760.99 after discounts are applies.  The ENVY 15t-j000 Quad Edition base model comes with an Intel Core i7-4700MQ 3.40GHz Quad Core processor, Intel integrated HD5000 graphics, 8GB of RAM, a 1TB 5400RPM hard drive and 1366 […]

PC Advisor Awards 2013: this year’s PC Advisor Awards winners revealed

We present our roll call of honour for the best of the past year’s technology, and our guide to the brands you can trust. Here are the winners of the PC Advisor Awards 2013.        

ThinkPad Helix now Available on Lenovo.com for $1,679

The ThinkPad Helix has finally become available on Lenovo.com, after many delays, but as you would expect there are no bargain prices to be found for this premium notebook to tablet convertible.  The starting price is $1,679, and Lenovo isn’t even pretending that’s a sale price, you pay full sticker for new.  At the base […]

Design innovation: The PC’s secret weapon in the war for relevance

As laptop and desktop sales plummet by record amounts, some PC manufacturers are wading out of their comfort zones in hopes of breathing life back into the market.        

The most reliable Windows laptop is a Mac, says Soluto

Soluto’s PC troubleshooting Web service has saved many a forehead from banging against a desk. By scanning computers for installed software and crowdsourcing problems, Soluto’s consumer service helps with everything from boot times and app crashes to remote configuration. Soluto used the wealth of data it collected in this way to compile a list of […]

Rain Design mStand 360 review: giving the rise to your MacBook with strength and style

The Rain Design mStand 360 comes to the rescue as a laptop stand suited to Apple MacBooks, guaranteed to turn more than heads.