Laptops

For any technology journalist deeply embedded an analytical content, knowing your field is a key element to how you work. If all the focus goes into the high-end, it is easy to get complacent, or living in a technology hub can feel like a bubble. This is why several times a year I wander through the local Brick and Mortar retailer to see what is on offer to users that simply walk in off the street to buy a tablet, notebook, or a casual £99 Bluetooth speaker purchase, as what happened this week. I'm in the UK, so our sole brick and mortar option is typically PCWorld, however it emulates Best Buy in a number of ways. What I Had Noticed Before Looking through the arrays...

CES 2016: Lenovo Booth Tour

Once again Lenovo took over the Aquaknox in the Venetian hotel to show off all of its new products for 2016. Lenovo launched a big refresh for CES, with...

4 by Brett Howse on 1/13/2016

CES 2016: Dell Booth Tour

In 2015, Dell’s CES product launch included the redesigned XPS 13, arguably one of the best Windows laptops on the market today. With the launch of Skylake, the XPS...

15 by Brett Howse on 1/11/2016

Razer Launches The Razer Blade Stealth Ultrabook And Razer Core At CES 2016

Today we have some news that is kind of unexpected. Razer, the company known for gaming peripherals and gaming laptops such as the Razer Blade, has decided to enter...

84 by Brett Howse on 1/6/2016

Samsung Announces The Ultra-Light Notebook 9 Series Laptops At CES 2016

Samsung has been somewhat of a small player in the notebook market lately, but today they are announcing two new devices which should appeal to anyone looking for a...

16 by Brett Howse on 1/5/2016

Lenovo Launches ThinkPad X1 Yoga At CES With OLED Display

The ThinkPad Yoga has been around for some time, as a business focused version of the Yoga family, but Lenovo is launching the X1 Yoga today which takes the...

49 by Brett Howse on 1/3/2016

Lenovo Refreshes ThinkPad Lineup at CES

Lenovo is taking the opportunity to use CES as the launching point for its refreshed ThinkPad lineup, and pretty much the entire product portfolio is getting some sort of...

22 by Brett Howse on 1/3/2016

Dell Issues Patch For Content Adaptive Brightness Control On The XPS 13

The XPS 13 was one of the best laptops of the year, but it did have some issues, as all devices do. One that was very frustrating to deal...

43 by Brett Howse on 12/21/2015

Best Convertible Laptops: Holiday 2015

For our final segment on notebooks, we will take a look at convertibles. We’ve already covered standard notebooks, as well as gaming laptops. This final installment will focus on...

25 by Brett Howse on 11/30/2015

Best Gaming Laptops: Holiday 2015

Welcome to part two of our best laptop guide for 2015. The first part was traditional notebooks, this installment will focus on gaming notebooks, and our final piece will...

31 by Brett Howse on 11/25/2015

The Microsoft Surface Book Review

Microsoft has released what they are calling "The Ultimate Laptop" and with their first attempt at moving outside the tablet segment, we take a look at the new Surface...

245 by Brett Howse on 11/10/2015

Hello Windows Hello: Firmware Update Adds Biometric Login To Surface Pro 4 And Surface Book

Just the other day, I posted my review of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4. One of the most exciting additions to the convertible tablet from Microsoft was the implementation...

39 by Brett Howse on 10/25/2015

The Microsoft Surface Book First Look

Today is the official launch day for not only Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4, but also the Surface Book which was announced back at the Microsoft Windows 10 Devices event...

101 by Brett Howse on 10/21/2015

The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Review: Raising The Bar

Microsoft moved the yardsticks with the Surface Pro 3, a surprise hit after multiple generations of Surface Pro. With the Surface Pro 4, they look to take what worked...

175 by Brett Howse on 10/21/2015

The Lenovo Yoga 900 Series Launched: The ‘Thinnest’ Core Laptop and a 27-inch Portable All-In-One

Lenovo’s Yoga line has been consistently at the forefront of attempting to define exactly what a combination clamshell laptop ‘that’s also a sort of tablet’ should be. Over the...

50 by Ian Cutress on 10/20/2015

Dell XPS Lineup Is Reinvigorated With Skylake On The New XPS 12, XPS 13, And XPS 15

Dell really put their stamp on the 2015 Ultrabook lineup this year with the Dell XPS 13 with its amazing Infinity Display. They packed a 13.3-inch display into a...

98 by Brett Howse on 10/8/2015

Hands On: Surface Pro 4, Surface Book, & New Lumia Phones

After the press event today, Microsoft had all of the devices available for a hands-on experience. Of all the devices, I was most excited to see the Surface Book...

48 by Brett Howse on 10/6/2015

Microsoft Reveals the Surface Book

Pretty much since the original Surface was born, I, and many others, have wished that Microsoft would try their hands at a laptop computer. It’s not even that the...

113 by Brett Howse on 10/6/2015

Microsoft Announces the Surface Pro 4, from $900

Devices Day at Microsoft grows every year. We have seen the numerous Surface announcements come through the special event held in NYC, as well as the peripheral devices around...

93 by Ian Cutress on 10/6/2015

The Acer Aspire S7-393 Review: Broadwell Comes To Acer's Ultrabook

The last time we got a chance to try out the Acer Aspire S7, it was back in 2013. At the time it was a big step up from...

63 by Brett Howse on 10/5/2015

HP Announces New EliteBook Business Notebooks PCs with AMD PRO A-Series APUs

HP’s Elite lineup is targeted towards business and professional users, and today HP is announcing a big refresh of the lineup. One interesting twist is that HP has partnered...

47 by Brett Howse on 9/29/2015

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