Tag Archives: Laptop

Toshiba Qosmio X70-B-10T review: A 17.3in beast designed for gaming, this power laptop needs taming

A 17.3in beast designed for gaming, this power laptop needs taming. Find out why in our Toshiba Qosmio X70-B-10T laptop review Price: 1099 Rating: 6 A 17.3in beast designed for gaming, this power laptop needs taming. Find out why in our Toshiba Qosmio X70-B-10T power laptop review. Also see: Best laptops 2015. As with desktop […]

Hands-on with HP’s Spectre x360 laptop, a veritable HP-Microsoft collaboration

If you thought HP’s impending corporate split would make it slink away from the PC game, you’re wrong. If anything, the company’s new Spectre x360 laptop, announced on the eve of Mobile World Congress, seems intent on proving HP will be as frisky as ever once its PC and printer division is pushed off the HP […]

Prepare to take your laptop to another country

Yoni Shanni wants to take a US-purchased laptop to Israel, and asked me for advice. Traveling internationally with a laptop is a lot easier than it was when I first wrote about it in 2000–at least when it comes to hardware compatibilities. Back then, I had to make my dial-up modem work with the German […]

Kenya abandons school laptop project, moves to computer labs

The Kenyan government has abandoned its school laptop program, valued at more than US$600 million, following a controversy over the manner in which the contract for the project was awarded to India’s Olive Telecommunications. Kenya’s Public Procurement Administrative Review Board (PPARB) revoked the bid award last year, prompting Olive to take the matter to court. […]

Toshiba Satellite Radius 11 review: cheap touchscreen laptop and tablet is a slow performer

Price: 329 Rating: 7 The Toshiba Satellite Radius 11 is a budget Windows laptop with 11.6-inch touchscreen. Just like the Lenovo Yoga 3, its display can spin right around to make a clunky tablet. Costs have been cut to bring the price down to £329 by direct sale from Toshiba’s website, although various compromises will […]

Sena Commuter Bag for MacBooks review: luxury leather laptop briefcase

Price: £250 including shipping Rating: 8 Apple MacBook owners already know a thing or two about style. That’s one of the reasons they’re proud to be seen out and about with the aluminium laptop with the Apple logo. It seems a shame to hide your MacBook away when you’re travelling – unless it’s to stop […]

Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro-1370 review: lightweight ultraportable laptop converts to Windows tablet, offers decent battery life and good performance

Price: 1000 Rating: 7 If you can’t make your mind up between an overweight tablet or an underpowered laptop, look no further than the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro-1370. As the name betrays, this is the third attempt from the Beijing computer company to make a mobile device that does double duties, a hybrid convertible slate […]

These upgrade kits swap out your laptop’s old graphics with a new Nvidia GPU

Laptop gamers salivating over Nvidia’s Maxwell-based graphics cards like the GTX 970 and 980 may not have to ditch their existing rig to get the hottest new graphics processors, as is usually the case. PC maker Eurocom recently debuted GPU upgrade kits for select Alienware and Clevo-designed gaming laptops that let you ditch your GPU […]

Asus N550JV review: high-performance midrange laptop, with an abominable touchscreen display and slow hard disk

Price: 800 Rating: 7 Asus laptops have come a long way since the Eee PC series, which effectively pioneered the netbook category in 2007. Emboldened by that success, Asus subsequently pitched into the mainstream Microsoft mêlée where it is now just another maker of carbon-copied Windows laptops. The Asus N550JV tries to be a little […]

The Free Software Foundation loves this laptop, but you won’t

Dell just launched a sleek new MacBook Pro competitor running Linux, and the freedom-obsessed Purim Librem 15 laptop blew past its crowdfunding goal. But Richard Stallman’s Free Software Foundation doesn’t approve of either of these powerful, tightly designed, Linux-running laptops. Instead, the FSF recommends you buy the “LibreBoot X200″–which is actually a refurbished ThinkPad X200 […]

Aorus X7 Pro review: gaming laptop offers gaming performance once only available to desktop machines

Price: 2100 Rating: 8 Aorus – Gigabyte’s brand-new gaming laptop division – has been busy lately. Like much of the Windows PC world, Gigabyte is beholden to its component suppliers to come up with new innovations. And in this case, it’s its chosen graphics processor supplier of nVidia that’s been rushing through so many updates […]

Get ready for the 24-hour laptop: Battery life hits new highs

Tired of carting around that power cord? Have patience, the 24-hour laptop is almost here. A handful of new systems are promising more than 15 hours’ battery life on a single charge, or 20 hours with an optional second battery installed. The days of plugging in on the road are almost over, at least for […]

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. […]