Intel’s vPro Core chips advance wire-free computing with wireless dock, Pro WiDi tech

Intel brought its fifth-generation Core technology to business PCs on Thursday, launching its new Core vPro processors alongside components of its “wire-free” vision of computing. Twelve PC makers plan to launch VPro-equipped PCs in the coming weeks, Intel said, complete with support for two technologies that Intel included inside the vPro processors themselves: Intel’s Pro […]

Dell’s new M3800 mobile workstation takes another shot at Apple

HP? Lenovo? Feh. Dell doesn’t seem too worried about its traditional PC competitors these days. Instead, the now privately-owned PC maker seems intent on taking the fight to Apple. Case in point: Dell’s newly announced Precision M3800 mobile workstation, which the company unveiled at the Sundance film festival in Utah. As part of the announcement, […]

Amid blow-out quarter, Apple barely mentions Mac sales

Almost unnoticed on Tuesday during Apple’s earnings call, the company said it sold 5.5 million Macs, a record for the December quarter. The Cupertino, Calif., company sold just 1,000 fewer Macs than in the September quarter, when it set an overall record. The Mac’s $6.9 billion in revenue was its most ever, but was boosted […]

Get ready for the 24-hour laptop: Battery life hits new highs

Tired of carting around that power cord? Have patience, the 24-hour laptop is almost here. A handful of new systems are promising more than 15 hours’ battery life on a single charge, or 20 hours with an optional second battery installed. The days of plugging in on the road are almost over, at least for […]

Purism’s high-end, open software-stuffed Librem 15 laptop hits crowdfunding goal

Freedom isn’t free. In fact, it runs about $260,245 at last count. That’s what it’ll cost to make some 115 or so Librem 15 laptops featuring software and hardware that’s mostly free of proprietary software.  I wrote about the Librem 15 in December after its makers made an interesting discovery: a modern laptop with an […]

Windows 10 features announced but OS won’t come to the Surface RT

Microsoft has given details of the consumer features onWindows 10 at a briefing in January at its headquarters in Redmond. See also: Windows 8 vs Windows 10 comparison. Although Microsoft gave us plenty of new details on the upcoming operating system, possibly the biggest takeaway is that Window 10 will be free. For the first […]

10 best new features in Windows 10: Cortana to holograms

Yesterday Microsoft gave an exceptionally long presentation updating us on Windows 10 so here are the best 10 features of the upcoming operating system. See also: Windows 10 hands-on review. Microsoft had a lot to say during its January briefing and gave a look at what Windows 10 will look like in terms of end […]

Lenovo puts AMD chip in ThinkPad 11e laptop

Most of Lenovo’s ThinkPad laptops come with Intel chips. While that remains the case, a new ThinkPad 11e model is also being offered with an optional Advanced Micro Devices chip. The new ThinkPad Yoga 11e can be a laptop or tablet, while the ThinkPad 11e laptops can resist liquid spills and absorb shock if dropped […]

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 […]

HP teases wire-free computing with Elite X2 1011 hybrid

Hewlett-Packard is taking a step to cut the cords from tablets and laptops with its Elite X2 1011 G1, which will be able to connect to displays and send print commands wirelessly. The Elite X2 1011 G1 is first an 11.6-inch tablet, but turns into a laptop when a keyboard is attached. But the hybrid […]

Lexar Professional Workflow HR1 review: A storage drive hub that’s ideal for photographers

Price: 49 Rating: 0 The Lexar Professional Workflow HR1 is a storage drive hub aimed at photographers, allowing you to transfer and backup your photo and video files from multiple memory cards at the same time. Removable modules are mounted in this four-bay USB 3.0 reader, to access cards such as CompactFlash, SD cards, and […]

New Gaming Laptop, HP Omen 15 Review

As a reader of laptopreviews.com, you probably already have seen our reviews on laptop of various classes, from premium laptops to cheap and efficient one. So, I thought it might be the time we should focus on something different. And that’s why we are reviewing a gaming laptop this time. With Omen 15, finally HP […]

Schenker XMG C504 review: gaming laptop lacks speed, but provides strong performance at a good price

Price: 1099 Rating: 8 The Schenker gaming laptops we’ve reviewed in the past have provided good performance and value for money, but they haven’t been particularly elegant. But, like a number of other laptop manufacturers, Schenker is now taking advantage of the improved power-efficiency of nVidia’s latest GeForce cards to produce slimmer, lighter gaming laptops.(See […]

Windows 10, Chrome OS battle royale to benefit PCs this year

Laptops with Microsoft’s Windows 10 will be in a heavyweight bout with Chromebooks for market dominance later this year, but no matter who wins, PC shipments will benefit from the clash. Worldwide PC shipments are expected to decline by a lower-than-expected rate of 3.3 percent this year, and fall by just 1.8 percent in 2016, […]

HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 review: ultraportable Windows laptop beats Apple’s MacBook Air with better screen

Price: 2116 Rating: 9 There are cheap laptops that pretend to look expensive. You find them everywhere. And then there are expensive laptops that not only look the business but act it as well. The HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 is just such a product, a premium-priced and beautifully constructed ultraportable that stands above almost […]

Acer Aspire VN7-591G review: entertainment-focused Aspire V 15 Nitro Black Edition laptop dazzles with Ultra-HD display, but ultimately disappoints

Price: 1300 Rating: 6 Acer joined the Ultra HD club with one particular model of its Aspire VN7-591G laptop. The series of 15.6-inch laptops includes various configurations, from a low-res 1366 x 768 pixel, to full-HD, to this model with a 3840 x 2160-pixel display. Also known as the Aspire V 15 Nitro Black Edition, […]

Tesco in trouble: What the TalkTalk sale means for Tesco Broadband, Tesco Homephone, Tesco Mobile and Blinkbox customers

It saw better-than-expected Christmas sales and has just launched its latest round of price cuts, but Tesco is closing 43 stores, not opening 49 planned stores, closing its staff pension scheme, making £250m of cuts, reducing overheads by 30 percent and selling off its broadband, home phone and TV services. Sounds to us as though […]

AMD vs Intel: Why AMD will always be the underdog but ARM still beats Intel for mobile

These are interesting times for CPU makers. Gone are the days where a few hours’ laptop battery life was considered efficient and where the only computers people had in their homes were noisy, hot desktops. Now, the pre-built desktop PC is all but a dead man walking: in 2013 the market collapsed with desktop sales […]

Dell XPS 13 wows, but it could hurt your pocket

Dell’s XPS 13 laptop elicited a “wow” the first time I saw it. The jubilation was similar to seeing the first MacBook Air pulled out of a manila envelope in 2008. Dell’s reputation isn’t based on building sleek laptops, but the XPS 13 is the company’s thinnest, lightest and coolest laptop ever. Dell has incorporated […]

Dell declares the updated XPS 13 the ‘world’s smallest 13-inch laptop’

One of these days I’m apparently going to unfold a piece of printer paper and find out it’s secretly a laptop. That’s the feeling I get when I see Dell throwing around claims like “smallest 13-inch laptop in the world” in reference to the new XPS 13. (Don’t confuse it with the “lightest 13.3-inch laptop […]

Lost your digital stylus? Just write on Lenovo’s new Yoga tablet with a pencil–or a fork

If you’ve ever dabbled in pen-based computing, you’ve probably misplaced your pen. While Toshiba snuck a backup digital stylus into its new Portege, Lenovo’s approach on its updated Yoga Tablet 2 is even easier: just whip out a pencil. Or a pen, or even a fork. Called AnyPen, Lenovo’s new technology turns any object that’s thicker […]

Someone call Guinness! Lenovo’s new LaVie laptops are the lightest in the world

Someone call Guinness! No, not the beer company, the record book, because Lenovo says its now holds the title for lightest laptop with a 13.3-inch screen. The new LaVie Z HZ550  weighs in at just 1.72 lbs. with the SSD empty. Fill that SSD up and it’ll get heavier though. (Kidding, kidding.)  To get to […]

Toshiba embraces pen-based computing with new Windows tablets, Portege hybrid

Pen-based computing died a cold hard death once consumers embraced touch, but following on the moderate success of Microsoft’s Surface Pro line, Toshiba seems to think there may really be an appetite for pens again. The problem, though, has been price. A Surface Pro 3 stripped bare will still set you back $800 and the […]

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 […]