Windows 8 was rebuilt from the ground up with a finger-friendly focus. That proved to be a problem during the operating system’s early days. In the months immediately after launch, touchscreen Windows devices cost an arm and a leg, and that’s if you could even find one; during the 2012 holiday season shoppers were hard-pressed [...]
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The Surface Pro is both a tiny Ultrabook and a bulky Windows 8 tablet. Is the Surface Pro the one device to rule them all? Here’s our Surface Pro UK review. Updated 16 May 2013.
Toshiba recently announced the KIRABook, a premium Windows 8 UltraBook with Ultra HD display, and now the verdict on this notebook from a few major publishers have been appearing on the web. Unfortunately we don’t have the same $2,000 machine on hand other reviews have received to give you our own verdict (waves to Toshiba) [...]
Sony’s refresh of its Ultrabook convertible notebook line will be slim and run for 10 hours before seeking a socket, if an alleged leaked video is to be believed.
If you recall, Acer a couple of weeks ago teased a new laptop using footage from the upcoming Star Trek Into Darkness movie. This week at a press event in New York they gave the big reveal of what the laptop actually is and how it looks in person. The new system is called the [...]
Candy Crush Saga is the latest mobile game craze, available for Android, iOS, Facebook and online. It’s your average match-three puzzler, but a variation on the theme that sees gems swapped with sweets and other tasty treats. It’s deliciously addictive.
When Intel said recently that its Bay Trail chips will power a wave of $200 touchscreen laptops, the company wasn’t talking only about Windows.
As laptop and desktop sales plummet by record amounts, some PC manufacturers are wading out of their comfort zones in hopes of breathing life back into the market.
Soluto’s PC troubleshooting Web service has saved many a forehead from banging against a desk. By scanning computers for installed software and crowdsourcing problems, Soluto’s consumer service helps with everything from boot times and app crashes to remote configuration. Soluto used the wealth of data it collected in this way to compile a list of [...]
Acer released a video tease of a “laptop” today that included scenes from the upcoming Star Trek Into Darkness, hinting that this system is something that’s ahead of its time. However, this Acer system appears to be an oversized laptop with a tilting screen hinge like a desktop monitor and akin to the HP Pavilion [...]
We’ve had about six months to play with Windows 8 (like it or not) and with the first generation of hardware designed for the new OS. So now, with PCs based on Intel’s Haswell CPU poised on the horizon, it’s time to take stock of the best Windows 8 hardware available today. You may be able to snap [...]
Last week, the PC industry was rocked by news that Q1 computer shipments had declined by as much as 14 percent, year on year. Analysts cite various factors, but they put most of the blame on a consumer shift toward tablets and other mobile devices.
Intel held its first quarter earnings call for 2013 on Tuesday, and the Q&A with analysts afterwards was full of bold declarations about how cheap touch-enabled PCs and other Intel-loaded touchable gadgets were going to get.
The Rain Design mStand 360 comes to the rescue as a laptop stand suited to Apple MacBooks, guaranteed to turn more than heads.
Designed to be sold alongside the company’s Chromebook products, Androidbooks would ditch the web-based operating system for Android 5.0 Key-Lime Pie
We take a look at Asus’ new 10-inch tablet running full Windows 8. Here’s our Asus VivoTab Smart ME400 review.
Samsung launched an even pricier version of its high-end Series 9 Ultrabook Monday, but the company isn’t quite ready to trade blows with Apple on the “Retina” display front.
HP has a new coupon this week that gets you $100 off any customized HP ENVY 6t laptop ordered via HP.com. Just use coupon code NB2613 at checkout to get $100 off, the coupon works between now and March 26th so you’ve got 10-days to use the coupon unless it’s used 1,000 times at which [...]
There appears to be no end in sight to the Chromebook phenomenon, which has seen PC maker after PC maker jump onto Google’s Chrome OS-powered bandwagon.
Get ready for a ridiculous boost in wireless networking speed. Two camps are competing to deliver wireless components that are at least seven times faster than today’s gigabit (IEEE 802.11ac) routers. By harnessing spectrum in the unlicensed 60GHz frequency band, these devices will be capable of offering more bandwidth than hardwired USB 3.0 connections.
Surface Pro review – if Microsoft can’t make the perfect Windows 8 hybrid laptop and tablet, who can?
The Surface Pro is both a tiny Ultrabook and a bulky Windows 8 tablet. Is the Surface Pro the one device to rule them all? Here’s our Surface Pro review.
Chromebooks should be dead. Netbooks–the Chromebook’s shameful forefathers, made from the same plastic parts and budget internals–have shuffled into the sunset, and Chromebooks suffer from similar, shockingly severe limitations. Even calling the Chrome OS an “OS” is a bit too kind, as it’s virtually crippled without an Internet connection.
Yesterday’s deal on the Sony VAIO E 17 at Newegg.com seemed like a good deal at $649.99, but Sony themselves have topped the deal via the Sony Store. You can get the VAIO E 17 with a Full HD 1080p screen and Intel Core i5 processor for only $599.99. To get the deal simply use [...]
Another week, another major PC vendor announcing that it’s planning a Chromebook offering of its own. Last week, it was Lenovo; this week, according to reports, it’s none other than HP.
The white case and bright green trim of One Laptop Per Child’s laptops have made them among the most recognizable in the world, but what’s the story behind the choice of colors? On Thursday, Nicholas Negroponte, former head of the OLPC project and co-founder of the MIT Media Lab, explained the backstory.