HP’s Omen laptop seeks gaming cred with hot hardware that runs cool

With the new Omen gaming laptops announced Tuesday, HP is throwing down its gauntlet in the brutally competitive PC gaming market. Again, that is–after buying and eventually laying to rest the Voodoo gaming PC brand a few years ago. (Though the Omen name does refer to Voodoo’s erstwhile high-end tower.) HP will have to lure […]

Surface Pro 3 review: the most portable laptop, an acceptable tablet. Surface Pro 3 offers incredible engineering that people are growing to love

Price: From £639 inc VAT Rating: 8 Surface Pro 3 UK review: what it is, what it’s for Microsoft markets the Surface Pro 3 as ‘the tablet that can replace your laptop’. And it markets it aggresively. The Surface Pro 3 still regularly features on billboards and TV ads. Go to the States and you […]

MSI fit a full mechanical keyboard in its new GT80 Titan gaming laptop

The mechanical keyboard’s become pretty prevalent in certain gaming circles over the past few years, as more and more people are liberated from their mediocre rubber dome lifestyle. If there’s one area that’s yet to take advantage of the rise of mechanical keyboards, however, it’s laptops. And that makes sense–laptops are on an ever-present quest […]

Dropbox finds its way into HP, Acer PCs and tablets

Dropbox isn’t satisfied that its cloud storage and file-sharing service has more than 300 million subscribers, so it’s actively seeking partnerships to grow its user base, landing HP and Acer on Tuesday. It’s no surprise that Dropbox isn’t resting on its laurels. As the price of cloud storage craters and the market becomes inevitably commoditized, […]

Dell’s Alienware 13 laptop lets gamers use powerful desktop graphics cards

Dell’s Alienware 13 laptop attaches to powerful external desktop graphics cards, achieving what many laptop makers have been chasing for years. Starting at US$999, the Dell laptop has a proprietary connector at the rear to which the newest off-the-shelf Nvidia and AMD graphics cards can be plugged. Dell is among the first laptop makers to […]

HP ElitePad 1000 G2 review: Windows tablet with respectable battery life lacks true laptop power

Price: 792 Rating: 6 The ElitePad is HP’s answer to the iPad, a Windows tablet aimed specifically at business users. It has a 10.1-inch widescreen touch display, effectively equalling the regular iPad Air in size, and runs Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro. HP doesn’t get off to a great start in promoting this Windows tablet. The […]

Seenda IBT-C04 Music Mouse review: A wireless mouse, speaker and phone all in one

Price: 21 Rating: 6 Seenda’s IBT-C04 Music Mouse is an interesting concept: a wireless mouse that also operates as a speaker and allows you to accept handsfree calls over Bluetooth. Although it might fulfil a need you never knew you had, the Music Mouse is certainly unique. See all computer mice reviews. With Christmas coming, […]

Chromebook shipments skyrocket as Microsoft unleashes counterattack

Google-centric Chromebooks are turning out to be a big deal and they’re only getting bigger. Shipments of laptops running Chrome OS increased 67 percent in the third quarter of 2014 compared to the previous quarter, according to market research firm ABI Research. A big jump like that should be expected, however, when comparing a spring-summer […]

ASUS X550CA, The Finest mid-end laptop

Here we are again, reviewing another laptop of Asus. Decent specs and flawless design, that is what made Asus X550CA an ideal business-oriented Ultrabook. This 15.6-inch laptop has an immense range of advance technologies and that made it capable of delivering well-balanced performance while holding an elegant and classic look. If you are looking for a laptop […]

ASUS VivoBook Q301LA

We are using touchscreen technology everywhere. Windows 8 is not a new thing to us anymore. But what is new to us is, a touchscreen notebook with inexpensive price tag where we can enjoy windows 8 and its true potential. With the new Asus VivoBook Q301LA, we are able to experience everything we were looking for […]

ASUS VivoBook Q301LA Review

We are using touchscreen technology everywhere. Windows 8 is not a new thing to us anymore. But what is new to us is, a touchscreen notebook with inexpensive price tag where we can enjoy windows 8 and its true potential. With the new Asus VivoBook Q301LA, we are able to experience everything we were looking for […]

Acer C720p Chromebook review: A budget Chrome OS laptop with a touchscreen

Price: 249 Rating: 8 An Acer C720 Chromebook with a touchscreen, the Acer C720p is a great budget laptop for getting work done on the go – if you can live in a world of Chrome OS.See also:Which laptop to buy: 2014 laptop buying advice, and the best laptops of 2014. The Acer C720p Chromebook […]

Lenovo B50-30 review: A £200 budget Windows laptop to rival Google’s Chromebooks

Price: 200 Rating: 7 Lenovo’s B50-30 is a Windows 8 budget laptopcosting just £200, putting it in direct competition with Google’s Chromebooks. Also see: Best budget laptops 2014. Two hundred pounds for a brand-new Windows laptop? That’s got to be an irresistible attention-grabber for anyone looking for a working laptop on a budget. We’ve been […]

Aorus X7 V2 power laptop review: Every gamer’s dream

Price: 1725 Rating: 9 How’s this for a gamer’s dream. If there’s one thing better than a decent graphics processor in a laptop, it’s got to be two very decent graphics processors in the same machine. That’s what the Aorus X7 v2 offers, a pair of nVidia GeForce GTX 860M GPUs, arranged to work in […]

HP Chromebook 14 review: the best way to enjoy Chrome OS on a large screen

Price: 259 Rating: 8 HP’s Chromebook 14 offers one of the best ways to enjoy Chrome OS on a large screen. Here’s our HP Chromebook 14 review.See also:Which laptop to buy: 2014 laptop buying advice, and the best laptops of 2014. For the most part Chromebooks have been presented as small, portable, cheap, lightweight machines […]

Dell Chromebook 11 review: Fast, smart and portable – what more do you want from a Google Chromebook?

Price: 239 Rating: 8 It might be Dell’s first attempt at a Chromebook, but the Chromebook 11 ticks all our boxes as a fast, cheap and reliable laptop.See also:Which laptop to buy: 2014 laptop buying advice, and the best laptops of 2014. Another newcomer to the Chromebook shores is PC behemoth Dell. The Chromebook 11 […]

Lenovo recruits Ashton Kutcher to unveil its new Yoga 3 Pro and ThinkPad Yoga 14

It’s been a full year since Lenovo announced it had signed up Ashton Kutcher as a “product engineer,” and Lenovo is apparently happy with the partnership. The actor/investor is to appear via satellite at a Lenovo event in London on Thursday to introduce several new products, including the new Yoga 3 Pro and ThinkPad Yoga […]

Dell pushes laptop chip clock speed to 4.4GHz in Alienware 18

Dell is cranking up laptop performance with an overclocked 4.4GHz Intel Core i7 chip in its new Alienware 18 laptop, which is targeted at gamers. The company on Thursday also announced an Alienware 17 laptop with optional Core i7 chips with clock speeds surpassing the 4.0GHz threshold. Processors running at that frequency are rare in […]

"Pressure is on" as HP plans business split…

Following news that Hewlett-Packard plans to split its business in two, one focused on PCs and printers, the other on enterprise hardware and services, Forrester Research analysts believe the “pressure in on” the tech giant to keep pace with industry change. “The age of the customer is changing a lot of things in the tech […]

Asus C300M review: a bigger 13in Chromebook that’s decent value – if you like the colours

Price: £250 inc VAT Rating: 8 If the smaller screen sizes of most Chromebooks lack the kind of real estate you prefer, then the Asus C300M might be a more attractive option. Although its little brother (the C200) has a ‘standard’ 11.6in display, the C300 expands the vista to 13in, making this model one of […]

Nvidia improves laptop gaming, battery life with new flagship GPUs

Games with better special effects and more life-like images are coming to laptops with Nvidia’s latest flagship GeForce GTX 980M and 970M graphics processing units. The GeForce GTX 980M and 970M GPUs are Nvidia’s fastest laptop graphics cards ever, the company said. Users will be able to play games at higher resolutions than conventional 1080p […]

Nvidia raises the curtain on its latest mobile GPUs: the GeForce GTX 970M and the GeForce GTX 980M

Nvidia dropped its other GPU shoe today, taking the wraps off the mobile version of its “Big Maxwell” architecture, embodied in the GeForce GTX 970M and GeForce GTX 980M mobile graphics processors. The new parts have the same advanced feature set as the GeForce GTX 970 and GTX 980 desktop GPUs that Nvidia announced on […]

As HP splits in two, weaker PC makers won’t survive the shakeout, analysts say

Two years ago, analysts began worrying that consumers would stop buying PCs. While their warnings may have been a bit overblown, it certainly does seem that vendors are increasingly reluctant to make PCs. Over the past year, Dell has gone private, Samsung has pulled out of the European PC market, Sony has sold off its PC […]

HP’s new Stream tablets, laptops fuel Microsoft-Google OS battle

Hewlett-Packard is fueling Microsoft’s battle with Google’s Android in low-cost devices with the first Windows-based Stream tablets, starting at US$99.99. The tablets include the US$99.99 Stream 7 tablet, which has a 7-inch screen, and the $149.99 Stream 8, which has an 8-inch screen. HP is also announcing new Stream laptops — which have been referred […]

HP thinks its $200 Stream notebook is the future of Windows computing

Microsoft COO Kevin Turner first held up the as-yet-unannounced HP Stream laptop at the Windows Partners Conference last July, boasting that it would cost just $199. The press instantly dubbed the inexpensive notebook a “Chromebook killer.” So when HP finally got around to officially announcing the Stream on September 8, it was pilloried for the […]