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HP teases wire-free computing with Elite X2 1011 hybrid

Hewlett-Packard is taking a step to cut the cords from tablets and laptops with its Elite X2 1011 G1, which will be able to connect to displays and send print commands wirelessly. The Elite X2 1011 G1 is first an 11.6-inch tablet, but turns into a laptop when a keyboard is attached. But the hybrid […]

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, […]

Lost your digital stylus? Just write on Lenovo’s new Yoga tablet with a pencil–or a fork

If you’ve ever dabbled in pen-based computing, you’ve probably misplaced your pen. While Toshiba snuck a backup digital stylus into its new Portege, Lenovo’s approach on its updated Yoga Tablet 2 is even easier: just whip out a pencil. Or a pen, or even a fork. Called AnyPen, Lenovo’s new technology turns any object that’s thicker […]

Toshiba embraces pen-based computing with new Windows tablets, Portege hybrid

Pen-based computing died a cold hard death once consumers embraced touch, but following on the moderate success of Microsoft’s Surface Pro line, Toshiba seems to think there may really be an appetite for pens again. The problem, though, has been price. A Surface Pro 3 stripped bare will still set you back $800 and the […]

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, […]

HP’s Stream mini-PC with Windows battles Chrome desktops

Hewlett-Packard is making an assault on low-cost Chrome desktops with an inexpensive Stream mini-PC running Windows 8.1. The Stream Mini Desktop starts at US$179.99, and has similarly minimalist features to low-cost Chrome desktops, or Chromeboxes. The cheapest Stream model has just 32GB of internal storage and 2GB of RAM, and like Chromeboxes is for those […]

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 […]

Acer refreshes Aspire line with 5th-gen Intel CPUs and RealSense imaging technology

Acer may be the big name in Chromebooks today and its former CEO may be known for saber-rattling, but the company still wuv’s you, Windows. On the Saturday just before this year’s Consumer Electronics Show kicks off in Las Vegas, the company has announced a stable of Wintel boxes (yup, no AMD here). None of […]

Acer goes big with 15-inch Chromebook and a new Broadwell CPU

You know what the world needs? A Chromebook with a big screen. At least that’s the message Acer has heard and answered with its new Chromebook 15, which sports a 15.6-inch display–the largest available on any Chromebook. That display will come in two resolutions: 1920×1080 pixels, or a more pedestrian 1366×768 pixels. The Acer Chromebook […]

Chromebooks get larger, faster with Acer’s Chromebook 15

Acer is supersizing chromebooks, offering the world’s first Chrome OS laptop with a 15.6-inch screen. The Chromebook 15 is also the first device in the category with a processor based on Intel’s latest Broadwell circuit design. Starting at US$249.99, the laptop will offer eight hours of battery life and be among the fastest chromebooks available. […]

Microsoft expands anti-MacBook campaign with switching tips

Microsoft recently expanded its campaign against Apple’s MacBook Air with a website that offers practical advice to people who have switched or are thinking of switching to a Surface Pro 3. The site resembled other ditch-a-rival-OS efforts that have long been a part of the personal computing landscape, including those Apple has used to convince […]

Inateck BK1003E Ultra-slim Universal Bluetooth Keyboard review: Stylish and great value, enhances productivity with Android tablets, Windows tablets and iPads

Price: 17.99 Rating: 8 The BK1003E Bluetooth keyboard from Inateck is stylish, great value, and makes working on your Android tablet, Windows tablet or iPad a cinch. Read our Inateck BK1003E wireless keyboard review.See allkeyboard reviews. Inateck’s BK1003E ultra-slim Bluetooth keyboard oozes style, with a brushed steel underside and matte black plastic top. Full-size and […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro review: A potential Surface Pro 3 killer with a fancy new hinge

Ahh, how the PC world turns so quickly. A year ago, the industry would have pondered whether the Yoga 3 Pro was a MacBook Air killer. Today, we have to wonder whether Lenovo’s new super-bendable computer is actually a Surface Pro 3 killer. You might question the comparison, but I think it’s fair. Both the […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]