Tag Archives: Laptop

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Acer Aspire V 13 review: classic budget laptop offers better wireless, faster storage and solid performance with good battery life

Price: 350 Rating: 9 Most laptops that cost under £400 tend to be quite large and clunky. Not so the Acer Aspire V 13, a lightweight cheapie of an ultrabook. Confusingly Acer names this laptop both as the V 13 and V3-371. (For more, see: Best budget laptops 2014.) Whatever you’d like to call this […]

Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70 review: 15-inch budget laptop with full-HD display offers decent gaming, quality build and five-hour battery life

Price: 379 Rating: 8 Lenovo has given the Z50-70 laptop some extra touches that lift it from the usual lowest-budget laptop category, starting with a full-HD 1920 x 1080 display. (For more, see: Best budget laptops 2014.) The IdeaPad Z50-70 is a 15.6-inch model with a fourth-generation Intel Core i3, and its discrete nVidia graphics […]

Acer Aspire Switch 11: The Perfect Blend of Laptop & Tablet

If the Aspire Switch 10 was Acer’s two-in-one gem, the new Aspire Switch 11 takes that successful model and expands it into something even more versatile. All 2-in-1 devices lean slightly towards either tablet or laptop in their core design, and the Switch 11 definitely veers towards the latter, with its larger screen making it […]

Acer Aspire V Nitro: Power Laptop with Speedy Graphics

Naming is such an important aspect of any laptop launch, and manufacturers don’t always get it right. For every new device that arrives with a moniker that perfectly captures its primary focus, there are others with names made up of seemingly random letters and digits. Thankfully, with the Acer Aspire V Nitro, that name tells […]

Surface Pro 3 vs iPad Air 2 comparison: Surface Pro 3 is the better laptop, iPad Air 2 is the better tablet

Price: £475 Rating: 0 Many Apple fans were hoping for an iPad Pro this year, but it didn’t happen. What they did get was a successor to the iPad Air. Here we compare the iPad Air 2 with Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 so you know which is the best device to buy. As we said […]

HP Envy 15 x360 15-u000na review: 15in Windows laptop folds to become a big fat Windows tablet with a terrible display. But why?

Price: 600 Rating: 5 HP is hedging its bets with this laptop, literally making it flexible enough to broaden its appeal. It’s added folding tricks that let it fold back on itself, so where a normal laptop has a display that will hinge backward just beyond the vertical, the lid on the Envy 15 x360 […]

Use a 13in laptop as a dedicated gaming system with Alienware’s Graphics Amplifier

Alienware’s Graphics Amplifier. Gaming with a laptop computer has just gotten a whole lot more interesting with the introduction of Alienware’s Graphics Amplifier. This amplifier is a dedicated external box that can connect to a compatible Alienware laptop (there is only one at the moment) and harness the power of a full-sized desktop graphics adapter. […]

Aorus X3 Plus review: gaming laptop offers good frame rates and super high-resolution screen

Price: 1550 Rating: 8 Gigabyte’s venture into posher gaming laptops continues apace, with this more portable 14-inch model that packs fast nVidia graphics and an absurdly high resolution screen. See also:22 best laptops 2014: What’s the best laptop you can buy in the UK? Under the brand name Aorus, there are two laptops available from […]

Twinhead International Durabook R8300 review: expensive but unbreakable rugged laptop

Price: £2,827 inc VAT (as reviewed); prices start at £2,118 inc VAT Rating: 8 Several companies produce rugged laptops but many are categorized as just ‘business rugged’ or ‘semi-rugged’, the aim being to provide users with peace of mind even if they don’t work in a particularly hazardous environment. See also:22 best laptops 2014: What’s […]