Tag Archives: Laptop

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 […]

HP’s Omen laptop seeks gaming cred with hot hardware that runs cool

With the new Omen gaming laptops announced Tuesday, HP is throwing down its gauntlet in the brutally competitive PC gaming market. Again, that is–after buying and eventually laying to rest the Voodoo gaming PC brand a few years ago. (Though the Omen name does refer to Voodoo’s erstwhile high-end tower.) HP will have to lure […]

Surface Pro 3 review: the most portable laptop, an acceptable tablet. Surface Pro 3 offers incredible engineering that people are growing to love

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’. And it markets it aggresively. The Surface Pro 3 still regularly features on billboards and TV ads. Go to the States and you […]

MSI fit a full mechanical keyboard in its new GT80 Titan gaming laptop

The mechanical keyboard’s become pretty prevalent in certain gaming circles over the past few years, as more and more people are liberated from their mediocre rubber dome lifestyle. If there’s one area that’s yet to take advantage of the rise of mechanical keyboards, however, it’s laptops. And that makes sense–laptops are on an ever-present quest […]

Dell’s Alienware 13 laptop lets gamers use powerful desktop graphics cards

Dell’s Alienware 13 laptop attaches to powerful external desktop graphics cards, achieving what many laptop makers have been chasing for years. Starting at US$999, the Dell laptop has a proprietary connector at the rear to which the newest off-the-shelf Nvidia and AMD graphics cards can be plugged. Dell is among the first laptop makers to […]

HP ElitePad 1000 G2 review: Windows tablet with respectable battery life lacks true laptop power

Price: 792 Rating: 6 The ElitePad is HP’s answer to the iPad, a Windows tablet aimed specifically at business users. It has a 10.1-inch widescreen touch display, effectively equalling the regular iPad Air in size, and runs Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro. HP doesn’t get off to a great start in promoting this Windows tablet. The […]

ASUS X550CA, The Finest mid-end laptop

Here we are again, reviewing another laptop of Asus. Decent specs and flawless design, that is what made Asus X550CA an ideal business-oriented Ultrabook. This 15.6-inch laptop has an immense range of advance technologies and that made it capable of delivering well-balanced performance while holding an elegant and classic look. If you are looking for a 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 […]