Dell hits 15 hours of battery life and beyond with XPS 13 laptop

Dell has slimmed down and sped up its new laptops, but the 15 hours or more of battery life offered by its XPS 13 ultraportable stands out. The XPS 13 is a showcase for some of the innovations Dell is offering to make PCs more attractive and user friendly. It’s up to 15 millimeters thick, […]

ThinkPads get Broadwell and break the 100 million mark

Lenovo says it’s crossed a huge milestone with its ThinkPad line that’s impressive even if you say it without the Dr. Evil pinkie to the lips: 100 million. That sales figure, of course, goes all the way back to 1992 and the ThinkPad 700 when Big Blue was hawking the line. IBM, as we all […]

HP’s Stream mini-PC with Windows battles Chrome desktops

Hewlett-Packard is making an assault on low-cost Chrome desktops with an inexpensive Stream mini-PC running Windows 8.1. The Stream Mini Desktop starts at US$179.99, and has similarly minimalist features to low-cost Chrome desktops, or Chromeboxes. The cheapest Stream model has just 32GB of internal storage and 2GB of RAM, and like Chromeboxes is for those […]

Intel cranks up laptop battery life, graphics with new Broadwell Core chips

Laptop battery life and graphics will get a serious boost with Intel’s new Core processors, which will reach PCs this month after a lengthy delay. The fifth-generation Core processors, code-named Broadwell U, are destined for Windows laptops, Chromebooks, desktops and mini-PCs. Lenovo, Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Asus and Acer are among those using the new chips in […]

Origin beastly new EON laptops boast full-blown desktop Core i7 processors

For years, the mantra with gaming laptops has been the same as other gadgets–sleeker, thinner, and more lightweight. And companies have pushed that basically as far as it can go, with Razer’s Blade gaming laptop line looking practically indistinguishable from a normal laptop. Which is why I find it sort of refreshing to see Kevin […]

10 things you need to know about Intel’s new Broadwell chips

3D cameras, 4K graphics and biometric log-ins are some of the capabilities that Intel’s fifth-generation Core chips will bring to new laptops later this month. The systems will also be thinner, faster and offer longer battery life. But while the chips, based on Intel’s Broadwell architecture, offer attractive features, the decision about whether to buy […]

Lenovo slims down, adds horsepower to new ThinkPads

Thinner, lighter, faster … expensive: Here come Lenovo’s new ThinkPads, which also have longer battery life. Lenovo hasn’t radically changed the new ThinkPads, and for good reason. Its committed user base resists product overhauls. Headlined by the ultrathin ThinkPad Carbon X1 and workhorse ThinkPad X250, the new laptops now have Intel’s latest fifth-generation Core i3, […]

Acer refreshes Aspire line with 5th-gen Intel CPUs and RealSense imaging technology

Acer may be the big name in Chromebooks today and its former CEO may be known for saber-rattling, but the company still wuv’s you, Windows. On the Saturday just before this year’s Consumer Electronics Show kicks off in Las Vegas, the company has announced a stable of Wintel boxes (yup, no AMD here). None of […]

Acer goes big with 15-inch Chromebook and a new Broadwell CPU

You know what the world needs? A Chromebook with a big screen. At least that’s the message Acer has heard and answered with its new Chromebook 15, which sports a 15.6-inch display–the largest available on any Chromebook. That display will come in two resolutions: 1920×1080 pixels, or a more pedestrian 1366×768 pixels. The Acer Chromebook […]

Chromebooks get larger, faster with Acer’s Chromebook 15

Acer is supersizing chromebooks, offering the world’s first Chrome OS laptop with a 15.6-inch screen. The Chromebook 15 is also the first device in the category with a processor based on Intel’s latest Broadwell circuit design. Starting at US$249.99, the laptop will offer eight hours of battery life and be among the fastest chromebooks available. […]

9 tech resolutions for 2015: Best practises for the New Year

Good morning, and welcome to 2015. You may already be feeling a sense of dread over some of the New Year’s resolutions you’ve told everyone you’re going to make. Have you pledged to give up smoking? To lose weight at the gym? Off you pop then… We’re not saying you shouldn’t make these type of […]

Tech predictions: New laptops for 2015

Tech moves fast, so what does 2015 have in store for laptops? We reveal what to look for in a new laptop in 2015. Also see: Best laptops 2014/2015; Best budget laptops 2014/2015; Best Chromebooks 2014/2015 and Best gaming laptops 2014/2015. The laptop PC industry, like many, is risk-adverse and so prefers to copy what […]

Tech predictions: Windows 10 in 2015

There’s a brand-new Windows operating system planned for 2015. We reveal what to expect from Windows 10 in the coming year. Also see: Windows 10 review; Windows 10 release date, price, features; Windows 10 screenshots; Windows 10 vs OS X 10.10 Yosemite and How to get Windows 10 now. We don’t need to gaze into […]

AMD retools laptop chip strategy to challenge Intel’s dominance

Advanced Micro Devices wants its chips in more laptops, and is devising a new strategy to reverse a free fall it has endured in the PC market over the last few years. The chip maker is reshaping the way it supplies chips and components with the hope that more PC makers will use its upcoming […]

Microsoft expands anti-MacBook campaign with switching tips

Microsoft recently expanded its campaign against Apple’s MacBook Air with a website that offers practical advice to people who have switched or are thinking of switching to a Surface Pro 3. The site resembled other ditch-a-rival-OS efforts that have long been a part of the personal computing landscape, including those Apple has used to convince […]

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon review: thin-and-light laptop offers better screen image quality and keyboard than MacBook Air

Price: 1890 Rating: 7 The ThinkPad X1 Carbon, Lenovo’s entry for the ultraportable laptop category, was launched in 2012 as a development of the previous year’s ThinkPad X1 laptop but this time sporting carbon-fibre parts in its chassis. (See also: best laptops of 2015.) It was updated last year in 2013, and again this year […]

Acer Chromebook 13 Review

Acer is a famous brand for making affordable and efficient laptops; while on the other hand, Chromebooks are renowned alternative of low cost Windows laptop. So, when these two collide, you can imagine the outcome. Anyway, today we are going to review Acer Chromebook 13, which we believe, is one of the best Chromebook currently […]

‘OK Google’ could be coming soon to a Chromebook near you

Google’s software engineers are looking at bringing a little bit of Android to the Chromebook.�Fran�ois Beaufort, who works on Google’s Chromium open-source browser, announced on Friday�that new developer builds of the Chromebook’s software let you ask it whatever you want using the “OK Google” voice commands. According to�Beaufort, the Chromebook’s support for “OK Google” queries […]

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 […]

Inateck BK1003E Ultra-slim Universal Bluetooth Keyboard review: Stylish and great value, enhances productivity with Android tablets, Windows tablets and iPads

Price: 17.99 Rating: 8 The BK1003E Bluetooth keyboard from Inateck is stylish, great value, and makes working on your Android tablet, Windows tablet or iPad a cinch. Read our Inateck BK1003E wireless keyboard review.See allkeyboard reviews. Inateck’s BK1003E ultra-slim Bluetooth keyboard oozes style, with a brushed steel underside and matte black plastic top. Full-size and […]

Apple MacBook Air 13 inch (2014) Review

MacBook Air laptops are renowned for their combination of impressive design, ultra-light weight and unmatched performance. This new 13 inch MacBook 2014 version is not an exception. It not only has the apple’s elegant outlook but also it is powered up with all the latest technologies. If you are seeking a premium looking Ultrabook that […]

Tokyo court hears lawsuit against Apple over laptop charger pins

The Tokyo District Court has begun hearing arguments in a lawsuit brought by a Japanese parts maker against Apple over alleged patent infringements. Shimano Manufacturing filed the suit against Apple in August claiming that it abused its market dominance by demanding unreasonable rebates on parts including pins used in charger cables for the MacBook Pro. […]

HP 255 G3 review: with decent keyboard, trackpad and display for only £200 the HP is a good budget Windows laptop

Price: 200 Rating: 7 Illustrating that Intel doesn’t quite have a 100 percent monopoly on processors to power Windows PCs, AMD still makes chips that we find in slower and less efficient budget laptops. The HP 255 G3 laptop here can boast of its quad-core chip and Radeon graphics processor, wrapped up in a 15-inch […]

Fujitsu LifeBook A512 review: budget laptop with fast processor and anti-glare display is good for business use

Price: 370 Rating: 6 The Fujitsu LifeBook A512 is abudget laptop that stands out because it is designed for business use. But that doesn’t restrict it to just the office, as its build and specification can still be of interest to anyone looking for a cheap laptop. Pre-installed with Windows 7 Professional, it also recommends […]

Asus X751L review: large-screen budget laptop has decent CPU, storage capacity and memory

Price: 450 Rating: 6 With its 17.3-inch widescreen display, not to mention its quite substantial 2.6 kg weight, the Asus X715L falls into the laptop category we’d call ‘desktop replacement PC’. The large glossy screen with its slightly improved image quality make it more useful as a entertainment computer, even if graphics performance may limit […]