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Lenovo expands Flex hybrid laptop family with Full HD Flex 2 models

Flex 2 to come with 1,920×1,080 screens and discrete graphics

Toshiba Kira-101 review: Windows Ultrabook with 13in touchscreen that has good overall speed and a high-resolution display

Price: £1,299 inc VAT Rating: 8 By its own admission, Toshiba is quite happy to focus on the ‘value’ end of the market and its recently unveiled spring line-up did feature a preponderance of budget 15-inch and 17-inch laptops. See Group test: what’s the best ultraportable laptop? However, there were two notable exceptions to that […]

Acer turns a corner with another big contract win in 2014

Acer has picked up a key contract win, Victoria Police, joining its other big 2014 hauls: the Electoral Commission and Woolworths. After a couple of years where the company kept quiet and saw its revenues and profits collapse, new managing director Darren Simmons says the struggling PC maker has turned a corner in Australia. Former […]

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 […]

Intel brings Windows 8.1 to schools with new education hybrid

Intel this week showed off a laptop-tablet hybrid with Windows 8.1 for the education market, where Chromebooks and tablets are also fighting for position. The Intel Education 2-in-1 hybrid has a 10.1-inch screen that can detach from a keyboard base to turn into a tablet. Intel makes reference designs, which are then replicated by device […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dell Chromebook 11 review: Basic browser machine keeps up with the times, barely

Dell’s no dummy. It may have built its business on PCs, but its new Chromebook 11 is designed to maintain its presence the education market, where Chromebooks are enjoying some growth. Compared to managing a fleet of Windows-based boxes, tending to a herd of browser-based Chromebooks is far simpler and cheaper (Google even provides a […]

STM goes retro with new protective Annex bags

STM has employed a retro look for its new Annex range of protective tablet and notebook bags, steering away from the slightly more professional appeal of its Velo and Linear arsenal. The product line includes four models: Drifter, Trust, Link, and Sequel. They essentially look like something you would find in Cotton On, but maintain […]

How to slipstream an XP disc with SP3 and all other updates

When Windows XP support ends, here’s how to grab all of the updates and create a custom installation disc that has them all pre-applied

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: […]

Microsoft and Google aren’t happy with mutant Android-Windows hybrids

Microsoft may be comfortable with Windows Phone and Android splitting time on a single phone, but when it comes to PCs, fuhgeddaboutit. Google also isn’t too thrilled with the idea of Frankenstein Android-Windows computers, and at least one PC maker may have to dump the hybrid devices from their lineup as a result. Asus, makers […]

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 […]

MSI hopes to dominate gaming market with GT70 notebook

Notebook and component manufacturer, MSI, is aiming once again at the pointy end of the notebook market with its GT70 Dominator notebook. It’s a 17.3in model with juicy insides that include a fourth-generation Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition processor, up to 32GB of RAM, and three solid state drives in a RAID 0 array. Most […]

Nvidia announces Maxwell-powered 800M mobile GPUs with GeForce experience, Shadowplay streaming

Nvidia has launched its latest range of mobile graphics cards for gaming laptops, which use the company’s latest Maxwell architecture for serious battery savings as well as improved performance

Google pushes Chrome app store with more money-making options for devs

Google yesterday said it would let developers of Chrome packaged apps issue free trials and offer in-app purchases, and allow creators of browser extensions to charge for their wares for the first time. The moves were described by Google as additional ways for developers to monetize their work building apps and add-ons for Chrome (the […]

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 […]

IGEL turns old laptops into thin clients with new software

Thin-client company IGEL Technology can turn a laptop into a thin client with the latest version of its Universal Desktop Converter software. The growing popularity of wireless networks has given rise to laptop thin clients. But instead of offering its own hardware, IGEL decided to offer software that companies can install on laptops they already […]

Samsung Chromebook 2 announced with faux leather lid, Full HD display

Samsung has introduced two new Chromebook models to its laptop line-up, adding the same faux leather stitching as its Galaxy smartphones

Samsung debuts Chromebook 2 with full HD screen

Samsung on Monday launched the Chromebook 2, a Chromebook noteworthy for its use of a powerful ARM processor and the option of a full HD screen. Samsung’s Chromebook 2 is actually more advanced than the Series 3 Chromebook that Samsung launched last March, so don’t the name confuse you. From the Exynos 5 dual-core chip used […]

Toshiba KIRA review: hands on with a superior Windows Ultrabook with 13in touchscreen

Price: £1,299 inc VAT Rating: 0 At a press event in London today, Toshiba showed us a laptop first launched in May of last year, the Kira Ultrabook range – also known in the States as the KIRAbook. Or as Toshiba UK has styled it, just KIRA™. The Toshiba KIRA is a 13.3-inch ultraportable laptop […]

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 […]

HP ENVY TouchSmart 15 with TouchScreen and Core i7 $499

The Microsoft Store is offering a powerful configuration of the HP ENVY TouchSmart 15 for only $499 right now, that price is $400 less than the regular price of $899.  Here are the specs for the configuration of the HP ENVY 15-j052nr that’s on sale: Screen: 15.6 in diagonal HD BrightView LED-backlit (1366 x 768) […]

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 with Intel Core i5 $599.99 at Best Buy

Best Buy has an incredible deal on the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 two in one laptop convertible, you can get an Intel Core i5 equipped 3rd generation processor for $599.99, that’s $300 off the $899.99 regular price.  The full specs of the Yoga 13 on sale at Best Buy (online and in store) are as […]

Dell Precision M3800 review: incredible performance from a thin and light laptop, with superb build quality

Price: �1926 inc VAT Rating: 8 The Dell Precision M3800 is a mobile workstation notebook that closely resembles the company’s XPS 15 Touch gaming laptops. Measuring 18 mm with the screen closed, it’s conspicuously thin, at least compared with most mobile Windows workstations that have a chassis thickness measured in inches. See What’s the best […]