Tag Archives: Laptop

Toshiba’s 4K laptop to ship next week for $1,499.99

One of the first laptops with a 4K screen will go on sale from Toshiba for US$1,499.99 next week. The Satellite P55T has a 15.6-inch screen that can display images at a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, which is four times that of the current high-definition 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution. Laptop screens have […]

Acer Aspire V5 Touchscreen Laptop With Intel Core i5 and 15” 1080p Screen for $499

It’s been awhile since we’ve seen an amazing deal on an Ultrabook, but there is one now.  The Microsoft Store is offering the Acer Aspire V5 Touchscreen laptop with Intel Core i5, 4GB RAM, 500GB HD and (drum roll please) a 15.6” 1080p IPS screen all for the price of $499.  Here are the full […]

Toshiba Satellite C55D-A-13U review: large-screen budget laptop perfect for use at home

Price: £399.00 inc VAT Rating: 6 If you’re looking for a large-screenbudget laptop for use at home, but can’t stretch to £500 then the Toshiba Satellite C55D-A-13U may do the job for a highly competitive £399. (See: What’s the best budget laptop?) There’s actually more than a dozen different models in the C55D range, with […]

Samsung Ativ Book 9 Lite review: budget laptop with a SSD, slimline design and impressive battery

Price: £499 Rating: 8 Samsung’s Book 9 Lite has been around for a while now, and its original £600 price tag has now been cut to £499 on a number of web sites. It’s not a top performer by any means, but at that price it’s one of the slimmest and most elegant budget laptop […]

Packard Bell EasyNote TE69 review: not a bad budget laptop if you can’t stretch to £400

Price: £375 inc VAT Rating: 6 Packard Bell, a sub-brand of Acer, is also concentrated on the low-cost end of themarket. Other models in the TE69 range use old Pentium and AMD processors. This newer model is still far from state-of-the-art, but it at least has an Intel Core series process – one of 2012’s […]

Lenovo Flex 15D review: a budget laptop that handle basic tasks but not much more

Price: £500 inc VAT Rating: 6 The Flex is an admirable attempt to adapt the convertible design of Lenovo’s Yoga Ultrabooks to make a bendy laptop at a more affordable price point – although that attempt is only partly successful. (See: What’s the best budget laptop?) It’s not quite as versatile as the Yoga though, […]

Advent Tacto review: a budget laptop that has specs that rival more expensive laptops

Price: £270 inc VAT Rating: 6 Advent is the brand name used on budget PCs made specially for the Dixons stores group, which includes PC World and Currys. The Advent Tacto certainly looks to be good value for money, as it manages to offer perfectly respectable screen quality and entry-level performance for a mere £270. […]

HP Pavilion 15 TouchSmart (n232sa) review: budget laptop with good all-round performance and an attractive screen

Price: £500 Rating: 8 The Pavilion 15 TouchSmart cost £700 when HP originally launched it at the end of 2013. But it has recently come down in price and now represents something of a bargain at just £500. (See: What’s the best budget laptop?) It’s not, admittedly, the most portable ofbudget laptops – we weighed […]

New HP 20% Off Laptop Coupon Code for April 2014

HP has a new 20% off coupon code PCQD20 for laptops you configure over $999 this week, and Free Shipping to boot.  Just apply coupon code PCQD20 at checkout to see the price drop 20%.  This deal is particularly good if you’re looking to buy a higher end machine with a big sticker price as […]

Laptop makeover: 5 ways to extend its useful life

No matter how hard you try or how meticulously you care for it, your notebook is going to show signs of age over time. Keycaps wear down and get that off-putting, shiny-plastic look. Dirt, crumbs, and gunk get stuck in the keyboard and other crevices, while lint and dust build up in virtually every crack, […]

HP $250 Off Laptop Coupon Code for this Week

HP has a $250 off coupon code POWER250 for laptops you configure over $1,199 this week.  Just apply coupon code POWER250 at checkout to see the price drop $250, this coupon does not stack with existing instant rebates.  One of the most popular high-end HP laptops is most certainly the HP Spectre 13t-3000 Ultrabook that […]

Toshiba W30T-A-101 review: a smartly designed and affordable 13.3-inch convertible laptop/tablet

Price: £699 Rating: 7 Toshiba’s W30T is an odd device. It’s a smartly designed and affordable convertible that can function as either a laptop or tablet. Unfortunately, its size and weight prove to be a hindrance in both modes. See what’s the best laptop you can buy in 2014? The W30T does make a good […]

Alienware 18 review: big, heavy and outrageously expensive gaming laptop

Price: £3080 inc VAT Rating: 9 Alienware is planning an update for its 17-inch gaming laptop that includes the new nVidia GeForce 800M series graphics cards. But even 2014′s latest graphics processor is unlikely to match the sheer 3D gaming performance of the dual GPUs housed within this 18-inch screened behemoth. See also: what’s the […]

Toshiba Qosmio Gaming Laptop with Nvidia GTX770M $969 after Coupon

If Ultrabooks aren’t your thing and you’re more into powerhouse gaming style laptops with big screens then Toshiba has a deal you may be interested in.  The Qosmio X70 is on sale for $969 after using $100 off coupon code RTLMN303 at checkout on Toshiba.com.  The specs for the model on sale are below: Processor: […]

Olive Telecommunications goes to court over revoked Kenyan laptop tender

India’s Olive Telecommunications has gone to court to appeal the revocation of the laptop supply award by the Kenyan government for a nationwide school project. The company is challenging the decision of the country’s Public Procurement Administrative Review Board (PPARB), which revoked the bid award. PPARB ruled after a review of the tendering process that […]

MSI GT70 2PC Dominator review: first gaming laptop with a brand-new GeForce GTX 870M graphics chip

Price: £1,299 inc VAT Rating: 9 Gaming laptops are still the only way to play intensive games on the move, and the MSI GT70 2PC Dominator shakes up the competition – it’s the first firm to deploy an interesting new graphics processor from nVidia, the GeForce GTX 870M. See also What’s the best laptop you […]

Toshiba Portégé R30-A-14K review: a £900 laptop with relatively lightweight design, long-lasting battery and disappointing display

Price: �900 inc VAT Rating: 7 Toshiba tends to take its time when it comes to new fads like Ultrabooks, or even updating its laptops with the latest Haswell processors. True to form, its Portégé R30 is a distinctly unassuming mid-range laptop with a modest specification and little in the way of eye-catching features. See […]

Dell Precision M6800 Mobile Workstation review: a good desktop replacement laptop for professionals that’s lacking a little style

Price: �2154.48 inc VAT Rating: 8 Slim and sexy is good for travel and keeping up with the Joneses. But sometimes big and chunky is what’s really needed to get the job done. And so it is in mobile workstations, where the sheer amount of componentry and connectivity required to replace a desktop workstation is […]

Staples $100 Off Coupon for Any Laptop $499 or More

Staples has an awesome deal right now, get $100 off any laptop $499 or more when you use coupon code 14385 at checkout.  An example deal you can get using this coupon includes the Asus X551CA-RI3N15 laptop for $300.  Specs on this machine are as follows: Processor: Intel Core i3 3217U 1.8GHz Memory: 4GB DDR3 […]

Dell Outlet 25% Off any Laptop, Ultrabook or Tablet Coupon

Dell Outlet right now has a 25% off coupon for their refurbished or scratch & dent laptop Laptops and Ultrabooks when using coupon code PCSR2JNF1JRFVT.   An example deal you can get with the 25% off coupon code is an XPS 12 Ultrabook for $599 with the following specs: Processor: Intel Core 3rd Generation i5-3317U Processor […]

Alliance for Wireless Power targets wireless laptop charging, signs up Dell

The Alliance for Wireless Power is on a roll. Mere weeks after announcing a standards partnership with the Power Matters Alliance, the group added Dell to its list of backers on Thursday. Not so coincidentally, the A4WP also announced a new initiative to extend its “Rezence” magnetic resonance technology to devices that drink a bit […]

Dell Inspiron 15R (5537) review: a good performing and well built laptop with a competitive price tag

Price: £549 inc VAT Rating: 8 The previous version of the Dell Inspiron 15R did well in our round-up of budget laptops last year. This year’s model of the budget Dell laptop isn’t drastically different, but it adds a touchscreen for Windows 8 and brings things up to date with a new Haswell processor. See […]

Staples $100 Off Laptop Coupon for President’s Day

Staples is offering $100 off the purchase of any laptop today when you use coupon code 15943 online at checkout.  The coupon works on any laptop that’s $499+ and the offer expires 2/15/2014 (today, so hurry).  One of the best deals by far using this coupon is to get $100 off of the Dell Inspiron […]

Asus X552CL review: provides good performance for a budget laptop

Price: £500 inc VAT Rating: 7 You’re not going to get a full-on gaming rig for under £500, but the X552CL budget laptop from Asus is a good attempt to provide respectable graphics performance at a competitive price. See also:Group test: what’s the best budget laptop? Promoted rather tactlessly as a ‘notebook for the masses’, […]

Kenyan government denies awarding $200 million laptop project contract

The Kenyan government is conducting due diligence on various manufacturers after denying last week that it has awarded a contract for the country’s controversial US$200 million school laptop project to any of the bidding companies. The controversy surrounding the alleged awarding of the tender to India’s Olive Telecommunications has cast a shadow on the country’s […]