Archive for 'Laptop Reviews'

Acer Aspire S3-392G

A stunning Ultrabook with dedicated graphics

Scan 3XS Graphite LH145

Scan’s first home and office laptop has great battery life and a very powerful processor

PC Specialist Cosmos II HD

A great gaming laptop for those on a budget

Toshiba Satellite C75-A-13N

A large 17.3in laptop with a fast Core i3 processor

Toshiba Satellite S50D-A-10G

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

Acer Aspire V5-572P Touch

A good value touchscreen laptop with a great keyboard and battery life

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 2

Lenovo’s tiny 11in Yoga hybrid now comes with a brand new Baytrail Pentium processor

Asus VivoBook X550CA

A cheap touchscreen laptop that gets the best out of its Ivy Bridge processor

Chillblast Prestige i5-4200SH

This laptop has enough power to rival a top-end 13in Macbook Pro

Asus X552CL

A great value 15.6in laptop with dedicated graphics

Asus Memo Pad 8

An 8in screen and fantastic battery life give the MemoPad 8 a boost over the similarly-priced 7in competition

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

MSI GE70 2PE Apache Pro

This huge gaming laptop comes with one of Nvidia’s brand new GTX 8-series GPUs

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

Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display

A groundbreaking screen makes this one seriously desirable laptop

Apple 11-inch MacBook Air (2012)

The laptop that spawned a hundred Ultrabook imitators is back, and it’s better than ever

Top tips for recovering deleted files

We’ve all done it: accidentally deleted files and immediately realised we needed them. Here are our top tips on how to successfully recover files for free.

Acer announces sub-$700 ultrabooks upgradable to Windows 8

Acer on Wednesday announced new Timeline Ultra M5 ultrabooks starting at US$679.99 that will be upgradable to Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 8 Pro for $14.99.

Average Apple Laptop Price is now 300% the Average Price of a PC Laptop

Here’s an interesting statistic, with the introduction of the Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display the average selling price of an Apple laptop selling in’s top 20 list of laptops is, at the time of this writing, an eye popping $1,580, 3 times the cost of a PC laptop.  That’s mostly because the new […]

Student Laptop Purchase Discounts and Freebies 2012 Roundup

Many will know by now that students can get a Free Xbox 360 with the purchase of a laptop during the Summer of 2012 from various retailers.  But did you know you can get a free $100 iTunes gift card with a Mac purchase or free PS3 with a Sony VAIO purchase?   We’re here to […]

Buyer’s Guide: Getting the best deals

Here are some quick tips to help you buy the right laptop at the best possible price

HP Pavilion m6 15” Ultrabook Now Available at Best Buy for $729

Remember the Pavilion m6 HP announced in April?  We’d almost given up hope it would be released, but just this week it started showing up in Best Buy retail stores and is available on for $729.99 as the Pavilion m6-1045dx with an Intel Core i5 configuration.  The great news is that the Core i5 […]

Panasonic Eluga review

A watertight effort that sadly has a few leaky spots

HP Envy 4t-1000 SleekBook Review

Just to confuse everyone, HP is calling the new Envy 4t a Sleekbook, not an Ultrabook. That makes some sense as the 4t doesn’t quite hit all the Ultrabook check boxes. While the Envy 4t does have the requisite ULV CPU, it’s not quite as waif thin as an Ultrabook, measuring .78” in height. The […]

HP Pavilion dv6z-7000 with AMD Trinity Gets a User Review

The HP Pavilion dv6z-7000 with the new AMD Trinity APU has only been out a few days but it’s already got a user review to go with it.  The review comes compliments of T2050 in the NotebookReview Forums.  T2050 purchased the dv6z-7000 in New Zealand so apparently it’s now available worldwide, the particular configuration purchased […]