Tag Archives: Laptop

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dell Inspiron 11 series 3000 review: This Yoga-like 2-in-1 laptop delivers solid value

Dell’s Inspiron 11 3000 series is a hybrid whose obvious competition is the extremely similar Lenovo Yoga 2 11. Both are touchscreen tablet/laptop hybrids whose two halves pivot 360 degrees to achieve multiple configurations. But while they closely resemble each other in many ways, the Inspiron 11 series 3000 outperforms and outlasts the Yoga 2 […]

Samsung shuts down European laptop, Chromebook sales amid PC industry turmoil

The PC market’s war of attrition has just claimed another casualty. Samsung is shutting down its laptop operations in Europe–including Chromebooks–according to a report from PC Advisor. The culling occurs mere months after Sony sold off its Vaio line, and days after HP and Dell were each rumored to hold merger talks with EMC in […]

Inateck 13in MacBook Pro Retina Ultrabook Case review: Stylish felt laptop case is a bargain

Price: £13.99 inc VAT Rating: 8 There are way too many cases to choose from when looking for something to protect that shiny new MacBook Pro you just purchased. But most cases make the Apple device look ugly, bulky or both. If you want to keep thing simple, you’re better off getting something like the […]

Exclusive: Samsung exits laptop market including Chromebooks

Following in the path of Sony and its Vaio PCs, Samsung has decided to exit the laptop market stopping sales of Ativ Windows and Chromebook devices in Europe, PC Advisor can confirm. It’s common knowledge that the PC market is in decline with Sony pulling out and selling its Vaio business back in February of […]

One-trick laptop: Lenovo’s Flex 2 is a bargain that bends backward

With its roomy, touch-enabled, 15.6-inch display; built in DVD burner; and sleek black chassis, the latest Lenovo Flex 2 looks like a pretty good deal for $680. But its poor battery life, uninspiring performance, a somewhat pale display and reliance on 2.4GHz Wi-Fi will be deal-breakers for some. Like others in Lenovo’s Flex series, the […]

This MSI laptop transforms into monster gaming rig with a gigantic graphics card dock

Trying to decide between a laptop and desktop for your next gaming PC? MSI believes it can offer both in one package. With MSI’s upcoming GS30 Shadow laptop, users can grab an optional desktop dock for a significant graphics boost. The dock has its own fan and power supply, along with a PCIe x16 slot […]

Intel pastes second screen on prototype laptop

Forget laptop stickers: Intel’s pasted a second screen on a prototype laptop it showed at its annual developer conference. The laptop had a regular screen on one side of the display panel and a gray scale e-ink screen on the other. When it was shut, the e-ink screen could serve as an electronic sticker to […]

Asus G550JK review: strong, smart laptop with a great screen and comfortable keyboard

Price: 1099 Rating: 8 There’s been a shift in gaming laptops, with bulky, expensive systems being challenged by leaner, cheaper laptops. The Asus G550JK is the latest to impress thanks to a good-looking chassis and full-HD screen.(Also see: Best gaming laptops 2014.) The black aluminium body is highlighted with red, from the backlit keyboard and […]

HP finally unveils its $300 AMD-powered Stream laptop

We first heard of the HP Stream in July, when Microsoft COO Kevin Turner held the notebook aloft during his keynote at the Windows Partners Conference. He was making a point about Microsoft’s intent to compete at the low end of the market, and the Stream was soon being described as a “Chromebook killer.” HP […]

Dell packs Core M chip in Latitude 13 7000 tablet/laptop

Dell is packing new technologies like Intel’s Core M chip in its Latitude 13 7000 tablet/laptop hybrid, which the company believes is a better laptop replacement than other products like Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3. The Latitude 13 7000 is a 13.3-inch tablet, but when attached to a keyboard dock it transforms into a laptop that […]

HP set to expand its consumer 2-in-1 laptop lineup with new Envy x2, Pavilion x2 models

Like it or not, the 2-in-1 design that pairs a laptop with a detachable touchscreen that can double as a tablet seems here to stay. Acer showed several new models at the IFA tradeshow in Germany Wednesday, and HP unveiled three of its own Thursday, along with two new Chromebooks. Envy is HP’s upscale consumer […]

Lenovo debuts new gaming rigs at IFA: The $1299 Y70 Touch laptop and the $599 Erazer X315 desktop

Lenovo took the wraps off two new gaming PCs at the IFA trade show in Berlin today. The Y70 Touch is the more interesting of the two, as it boasts a 17.3-inch touchscreen display, a fourth-generation Intel Core i7 processor, and a discrete Nvidia graphics processor in a chassis that’s slightly more than one-inch thick. […]

MSI GE70 2PE Apache Pro review: gaming laptop squeezes maximum performance from CPU and GPU at a decent price

Price: 1299 Rating: 8 The new and more power-efficient GTX 800M series of GPUs from nVidia has given rise to a new generation of slimmer, lighter gaming laptopsin recent months. However, the GE70 2PE Apache Pro is a bit of a throwback to the days of the big, heavy gaming beasts once more. See also: […]

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 […]