Tag Archives: Laptop

Acer gaming laptop fights internal gunk with dust-fighting technology

As cute as Fluffles the cat can be, there’s no question that he can be a royal pain when he curls up on or next to your warm, cozy laptop. Fortunately, the new Acer Aspire V Nitro Black Edition includes technology designed to remove cat dander and other dust. Acer launched the Aspire V Nitro notebook […]

Surface Pro 3 review: a truly portable laptop, and an acceptable tablet – great engineering but is it what people want?

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’. It’s a fair claim: Surface Pro 3 is not an iPad rival, or at least not only an iPad rival. Microsoft has set […]

Toshiba Satellite P50T-B-10K review: Good value Windows laptop with dazzling 4K display

Price: 1200 Rating: 7 It’s tempting to dismiss the 4K display of Toshiba’s new P50T-B laptops as simply being a bit of a gimmick – especially given the graphical limitations of Windows itself. But there’s no denying that the 4K display is a treat for the eyes, and we can imagine that it might appeal […]

HP’s SlateBook 14 Android laptop ships, but with a higher price than expected

Hewlett-Packard’s SlateBook 14 laptop with the Android OS has started shipping on schedule, but it’s priced at US$429, which is $30 more than the company had said it would cost. The laptop, which has a 14-inch screen and Android 4.3, was announced in June. At the time, HP said it would be priced at $399. […]

Toshiba Satellite S70-B-10N review: A good desktop replacement laptop

Price: £1199 inc VAT Rating: 6 We recently reviewed Toshiba’s C70 laptop, which attempted to provide a 17-inch entertainment laptop for a bargain-basement price of just £379. The C70 was certainly cheap, but a laptop at that price inevitably offers pretty modest performance and build quality. If you’re looking for a 17-inch desktop replacement that […]

Chillblast Helix review: laptop for gamers who want a gaming PC that won’t break the bank

Price: 1250 Rating: 8 Gaming laptops are often built like tanks, but when nVidia unveiled its GTX 800M series of graphics processors earlier this year it promised that the power-efficient chips would make it possible to develop a new generation of slimmer, lighter gaming laptops. See also: Best gaming laptops 2014: 6 best power laptops […]

Lenovo ships first 4K laptop, challenging Toshiba

Toshiba is not the only company selling a 4K laptop anymore; Lenovo has finally shipped its first 4K laptop, sporting a 5.6-inch screen, after months of delays. The IdeaPad Y50 UHD laptop starts at US$1,299.99 and is targeted at gamers. The 4K screen can display images at 3840 x 2160 pixels, which is the highest […]

Acer Aspire Switch 10 review: Affordable Windows 8 tablet and laptop in one device

Price: £289 inc VAT Rating: 6 At its New York launch event earlier this year,Acer announced its new hybrid tablet and laptop with Windows 8. Here’s our full Acer Aspire Switch 10 review. Read: The 25 best tablets of 2014. The Switch 10 comes pre-installed with Windows 8.1 and can be picked up for £289 […]

Three critical laptop accessories for summertime travel

With July in full swing now that Independence Day is over, thoughts are turning to company-sanctioned time off for travel and relaxing in the sun. Before you head out on your great summer vacation, you’ll want to make sure you pack well not only for yourself but your laptop as well. No matter if you’re […]

Asus X550LDV-XO610H review: respectable battery life makes the Asus X550 a good desktop replacement laptop

Price: 599 Rating: 7 The X500 range from Asus is designed to provide affordable laptops at ‘everyday’ prices. The cheaper pricing is probably helped by using cheaper chips – most of the models currently listed on Asus’ website are using last-generation Intel Ivy Bridge processors from 2012.(See also: 20 best budget laptops of 2014.) The […]

PC Advisor competition: Win a Booq Boa Nerve laptop bag worth £110

PC Advisor has teamed up with Booq to offer you the chance to win a Boa Nerve laptop graphite messenger bag worth £110. To enter, all you need to do is head on over to our Twitter account and retweet the following tweet. Make sure you’re following us first! The competition will end when we […]

New Dell Inspiron 15 3531 Laptop for $224.99 and Lower After Coupon

If you need a really cheap laptop, check out this deal you can get on the Dell Inspiron 15 3531 laptop.  If you click here and sign up for a mystery coupon then Dell will email either a 10%, 15% or 30% off coupon code that you can use at checkout.  If you get even […]

HP Pavillion x360 review: A mediocre hybrid laptop in a pretty red case

As any bloviating tech pundit will tell you, tablets are poised to take over the mobile computing space. Meanwhile, back in the real world, few of us are willing to part with actual keyboards. Lenovo recognized this early and rolled out the Yoga. HP is the latest manufacturer to follow its lead with the Pavilion […]

AMD tackles thorny problem of laptop battery life

Advanced Micro Devices is reworking its core PC chip design to be 25 times more energy-efficient over the next six years, possibly resulting in laptop battery life of up to 50 hours on idle time. So said Sam Naffziger, corporate fellow at AMD, adding that estimated battery life on active use would also be significantly […]

HP Spectre 13 review: smart, attractive Ultrabook laptop is portable and easy to use

Price: 999 Rating: 8 Someone at HP has obviously had on their thinking cap on. The company recently released itsHP Envy 17 laptop with a built-in Leap Motion sensor that allows you to control the laptop with hand gestures. The HP Spectre 13 boasts a less exotic – but probably more useful – innovation in […]

Schenker XMG P504 review: gaming laptop bigger and heavier than it needs to be, but offers sheer performance

Price: 1544 Rating: 8 The XMG P504 laptop isn’t going to win any awards for elegant design. But it provides strong gaming performance at a competitive price. (See also: the 15 best laptops: the best laptops you can buy in 2014.) The rather generic black-plastic casing used to house the P504 is sturdy enough, but […]

Scan 3XS Graphite LG156 review – a good choice if you need a solid gaming laptop on a mid-range budget

Price: 899 Rating: 8 It’s starting to look as though the real star of nVidia’s new GTX 800M series is the mid-range 860M graphics processor. It enables laptops such as Scan’s 3XS LG156 here to provide strong gaming performance at more competitive prices than ever before. (See also: the 15 best laptops: the best laptops […]

Gigabyte P35W v2 review – slim and light laptop provides high-end gaming performance at accessible price

Price: 1399 Rating: 9 The slimline Blade gaming laptop from Razer grabbed headlines when it was launched last year, but it still isn’t widely available here in the UK. Instead, it’s Gigabyte that has delivered the first ‘gaming Ultrabook’ to these shores. The Gigabyte P35W v2 is that first gaming Ultrabook. (See also: the 15 […]

Chillblast Defiant 2 Mini review: compact gaming laptop offers great value for money

Price: 899 Rating: 9 As the name implies, this is the second-generation of Chillblast’s compact little Defiant laptop – find out about the first generation here: Chillblast Defiant Mini 13 review – and we were pleased to see that it offers a number of improvements without any increase to its already attractive £899 price tag. […]

How Steam in-home streaming can turn your old laptop or Windows tablet into a PC gaming force

In the old days, getting your PC game on away from your desktop was easier said than done, limited to laptops that were portable in name only: thick, hulking behemoths stuffed with discrete graphics processors and large cooling components to match. Sure, you might coax World of WarCraft or some indie titles into running on […]

Asus RoG G750JZ review: gaming laptop offers powerful performance, rich features

Price: £1,769.99 inc VAT Rating: 9 This flagship model from Asus’ Republic of Gamers range is one of the most expensive gaming laptops we’ve seen recently, coming in at almost £1800. However, Asus really has thrown the kitchen sink into this one. (See also: best laptops for games.) The G759JZ makes a good impression right […]

Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1DV review: slim and light budget laptop offers decent performance

Price: 519 Rating: 0 When we first reviewed one of Toshiba’s L50 laptops last year suggested the company should “cut the price by £100 and it’d be a good budget offering”. And indeed this year’s recommended retail price has been lowered. In actual fact the price cut on this year’s model is closer to £130, […]

HP Envy 17 Leap Motion SE review: luxury laptop offers gesture-recognition… for those that need it

Price: 1199 Rating: 8 We saw the standalone version of theLeap Motion Controller earlier this year and were impressed by its promising gesture-recognition technology. Now here’s a laptop that integrates Leap Motion. The motion sensor in the Leap Motion Controller works in a similar fashion to Microsoft’s Kinect, allowing you to use hand gestures to […]

AMD gives FX processors new lease of life with first laptop chips

AMD’s high-performance FX desktop processors were on ice recently, but the product line is getting a new lease of life by going into laptops for the first time. The company announced two new FX laptop processors that will be AMD’s flagship offerings, and will be among the company’s fastest laptop chips. AMD has offered FX […]

Asus Transformer Book V is a Windows, Android, tablet, laptop, PHONE super-duper hybrid

So-called “five-mode, three-in-one converged laptop” shows Asus has an identity crisis