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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 […]

Hands on with Surface Pro 3: Lots to like, just not the price

Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 would be a good tablet to replace my laptop, but at US$799 to start, it’s just too expensive. During a short hands-on with Surface Pro 3 at an event in New York, I found the tablet was faster, thinner and lighter than previous Surface Pro models, and the larger 12-inch screen […]

Man falls in love with porn-packed Macbook, attempts to marry it

Chris Sevier, suspended from practising law in 2011, has tried to file a motion that would allow him to marry it

Lenovo brings a twist to Chromebook design with N20p touchscreen

Lenovo is bringing a unique design to Chromebooks with the N20p Chromebook, which has a touchscreen that can rotate roughly 300 degrees to a “stand mode.” In close proximity, the stand mode also makes the Chromebook convenient to view media content, said Robert Eckard, Lenovo’s senior product manager for notebooks. The N20p Chromebook will be […]

Lenovo announces N20p Chromebook with touchscreen and 300-degree hinge

Lenovo’s new N20p, announced Monday night, might look like any other compact Chromebook–there are plenty of them, and most are unremarkable. But the N20p offers two distinctive features: First, its 11.6-inch display is a 10-point touchscreen, a display enhancement that only the Acer C270P offers in this size class. Second, the N20p borrows a trick from its […]

Intel goes channel-only with new hybrid tablet for education

Intel has chosen its six distributors to sell its ‘Education 2-in-1′ tablet device throughout the entire Asia-Pacific (APAC) region, including Australian distie Leader Computers. Adelaide distributor, Leader Computers, joins Pakistan’s Viper, India’s Connoisseur, Thailand’s Supreme, the Philippines’ Felta and Indonesia’s EM Harrisma on the product’s suppliers list. Leader Computers has been an Intel partner since […]

Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p with Dual Nvidia GT755M Cards for $829

Newegg.com has a great deal on the Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p that’s fully equipped with a Full HD 1920 x 1080 screen, Dual Nvidia GeForce GT 755M SLI graphics cards, Intel Core i5 4200M (2.5GHz) processor and 6GB RAM with 500GB SSHD hard drive.  This is a great option for gamers on a budget, typically students […]

Apple quietly updates MacBook Air with new Haswell CPUs, lower price

Apple has updated its ultra-portable MacBook Air laptops with faster Intel Haswell processors and a reduced price, but isn’t making a song and dance about it

Apple celebrates Earth Day with free product recycling

Apple has announced it will start providing free product recycling, just in time for Earth day 2014

Acer Aspire V5 TouchScreen Laptop with Intel Core i7 for $599

The Microsoft Store is back again with another incredible deal on an Acer V5 Ultrabook, this time it comes equipped with an Intel Core i7 and 1080p touchscreen for the price of $599.  The specific model for sale is the Acer Aspire V5-573P-9899.  Specs are as follows: Processor: Core i7 4500U 1.8GHz Processor Screen: 15.6″ […]

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 […]