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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Report: Dell, HP held merger talks with EMC as PC hardware makers scramble to get out

With more and more computing hardware moving into the tablet and smartphone spaces, old giants like Dell, EMC, and Hewlett-Packard are exploring merger talks, according to a report. The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday night that EMC had called off a year-long round of talk that would have merged the company with Hewlett-Packard, according to […]

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 […]

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 […]

MSI GS60 2PE Ghost Pro review: Ultrabook-thin with a fantastic screen

Price: 1317 Rating: 8 Few gaming laptops challenge Ultrabooks on size, but this MSI manages it. Read our MSI GS60 2PE Ghost Pro gaming laptop review. (Also see: Best gaming laptops 2014.) Gaming laptops are shrinking, but few challenge Intel’s Ultrabooks for size. The MSI GS60 2PE Ghost Pro manages it with dimensions that scarcely […]

Dell laptops listed with Intel’s unreleased Broadwell PC chips

It’s been a long wait for mainstream PCs that use Intel Core processors based on the Broadwell architecture, but Dell has listed laptops that could ship with the unreleased chips early next year. Models of Dell’s Latitude 14 3000 (14-inch screen) and Latitude 15 3000 (15-inch screen) will have “5th Generation Intel Celeron, Core up […]

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 […]

Toshiba updates its Chromebook line with two new models at IFA 2014

Toshiba has one of the better Chromebooks in its model CB35-A3120, and now the manufacturer is promising to improve on that design with one new Chromebook 2 model, and to cost-reduce it with another. Both SKUs have a 13.3-inch display squeezed into a thin-and-light, 12-inch chassis; and both are powered by Intel Celeron processors. Toshiba […]

Inexpensive Windows PCs hitting the market with help from Microsoft

Microsoft is helping hardware makers build low-priced Windows PCs to combat Chromebooks and the early results of that effort are hitting the market. Hewlett-Packard, Dell and Lenovo are selling laptops priced less than US$250 that run on Windows 8.1 with Bing, a royalty-free version of the OS. The OS is the same as Windows 8.1 […]

Inateck BP2001 Portable Bluetooth Speaker review: great-value speaker fills the room with sound

Price: �28.99 Rating: 8 Inateck’s BP2001is a well-priced portable Bluetooth speaker designed to work with your tablet, but it’s compatible with any smartphone, laptop, PC or other device with a Bluetooth connection or 3.5mm headphone jack. Also see: 13 best portable speakers. It’s more expensive than its little brother, the £15.99 Inateck BP1001B, but the […]

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 […]

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. […]

Acer ships first Chromebooks with Intel’s Core i3 chip

Acer is cranking up the speed of Chromebooks with the first models featuring Intel’s Core i3 processor. The two Acer C720 Chromebooks have 11.6-inch screens and Intel’s Core i3-40005U processor based on Haswell microarchitecture. The Acer C720 Chromebook model with 2GB of memory has a $349.99 price tag and a model with 4GB of memory […]

Dell XPS 15 review: thin and light Ultrabook with amazing Quad HD display takes on (and beats) the MacBook Pro

Price: 1499 Rating: 8 It might not have the eye-catching convertible design of its stablemate, the flipping-screen Dell XPS 12, but the 3200 x 1800 display of the latest version of the Dell XPS 15 ensures that it provides plenty of visual appeal of its own. With a weight of just 2.01 kg, it’s also […]

PCI backers push low-power features with an eye on Internet of Things

The PCI technology that’s served PCs and servers well for decades is learning to get by on less power so it can play in mobile devices and the Internet of Things. Even as it works to boost the speed of PCI Express in an upcoming version 4.0, the PCI Special Interest Group has a three-pronged […]

AMD gives FX processors new lease of life with first laptop chips

AMD’s high-performance FX desktop processors were on ice recently, but the product line is getting a new lease of life by going into laptops for the first time. The company announced two new FX laptop processors that will be AMD’s flagship offerings, and will be among the company’s fastest laptop chips. AMD has offered FX […]

Intel making PC processors tablet friendly with new Core M chips

Intel wants to deliver more performance to tablets while curbing power consumption, and has launched a new Core M line of processors to meet those needs. The Core M will be based on the architecture used in the popular Core i3, i5 and i7 processors mainly found in laptops and desktops. The Core M line […]

Dell targets younger audience with 360-degree laptops and thin, light All-in-One PCs

Dell needs an image makeover, according to Jonathan Guttell, Director of Global Consumer Messaging at the now privately held PC manufacturer. “Seventy percent of family computer-buying decisions are driven by high-school and college kids. And their perception is that Dell makes the products that they use in school or that their parents use at work,” […]

Dell brings Ubuntu to tablets with new Inspiron hybrids

The Linux-based Ubuntu OS is finding its way into tablets with Dell’s latest Inspiron hybrids, which can function as tablets and laptops. The PC maker is offering Ubuntu as an OS option alongside Windows 8 on its new hybrids, the Inspiron 11 3000, which has an 11.6-inch screen, and Inspiron 13 7000, which has a […]

Intel to show thin tablet-laptop hybrid with delayed Broadwell chip

A new but delayed chip from Intel that promises better performance and lower power consumption for tablets and laptops will take a small but important step forward this week with a planned demonstration at the Computex trade show. The chip, called Broadwell, is Intel’s next major processor but production problems have pushed back its launch […]

Dell to make line of PCs with recycled plastics

Dell is making a line of PCs using plastics obtained by expanding its recycling program. The company has expanded the hardware take-back program to more places worldwide, aiming to collect and reuse more extracted plastic and metals in PCs, monitors, hardware panels and other products. Dell’s OptiPlex 3030 all-in-one, which will ship next month, will […]

New Apple MacBook Pro 13.3” with Retina Display for $1,100

It’s a rare occurrence that a MacBook Pro with Retina Display goes on sale for much less than retail, but right now the latest version of the Apple 13.3″ MacBook Pro Notebook with Retina Display and Intel Core i5 2.4 GHz is on sale for $1,100 via eBay.  This model on sale is  model number […]