Laptops

Back in the day, virtually all PCs came standard with a three-year warranty with some makers offering to extend it to five years. Due to cut-throat competition on the PC market, manufacturers started to cut down their costs and long warranties were among the first things to go. While most laptops shipped today come with relatively short one or two year warrantees, there is continuing pressure on notebook makers both to support their devices for longer, as well as to take steps to differentiate themselves in a very crowded market. As a result, we're finally starting to see longer warrantees become more common – at least on higher-end models. To that end, in a bid to improve their competitive position, this week Dynabook has announced...

ASUS Releases VivoBook 14 (X420UA): Inexpensive Ultra-Portable with Premium Look & Feel

ASUS has introduced its latest mainstream VivoBook 14 laptop, with the new model in some ways bringing the series a bit closer to its premium counterparts. The new VivoBook...

18 by Anton Shilov on 11/28/2018

HP Launches ProBook 400 G6 Series: Thinner & Sleeker Workhorses

HP on Wednesday introduced its sixth-generation ProBook 400-series laptops, which are aimed at small and medium businesses. Just like their direct predecessors, the new HP ProBook 400-series G6 systems...

10 by Anton Shilov on 11/28/2018

Anton's List of Impressive Products from 2018

As part of our Holiday Season series of best picks, sometimes the items that impress aren't in those lists. Out of all the people on our team, Anton as...

14 by Anton Shilov on 11/27/2018

Best Gaming Laptops: Holiday 2018

Along with our quarterly laptop guide, near the end of every year we also like to take a look at the state of the gaming laptop market. With a...

23 by Brett Howse on 11/16/2018

Microsoft Releases Surface Go LTE

Earlier this year, Microsoft launched their lower cost, smaller Surface Go. With a display size of 10 inches, and weighing 1.15 lbs, or 515 grams, it’s a more portable...

22 by Brett Howse on 11/12/2018

Apple Announces 2018 MacBook Air: Entry-Level Laptop Gets Essential Refresh

This morning at a keynote in New York City, Apple took the wraps off of their latest notebook update, the 2018 MacBook Air. The entry-level member of Apple’s laptop...

75 by Ryan Smith on 10/30/2018

HP Launches Ultra-Thin HP Spectre 13 x360: Quad-Core i7, Gigabit LTE, 22.5 Hr Battery Life

Originally launched as stylish high-performance ultra-portables, HP’s Spectre-series laptops have quickly gained popularity among multiple user segments. As a result of this, HP’s Spectre laptops and convertibles also began...

17 by Anton Shilov on 10/24/2018

HP Launches EliteBook x360 1040 G5: Now with 14-Inch Display and 32 GB of RAM

HP on Tuesday announced its first EliteBook-branded convertible, the EliteBook x360 1040 G5. Walking a fine line between an ultraportable laptop, a convertible, and a high-end laptop, HP has...

15 by Anton Shilov on 10/23/2018

Dell Launches Three Rugged Latitude Laptops with up to 1000-nit Displays

Dell today introduced its new generation of ruggedized Latitude laptops designed to operate in rough locations. The new family consists of three base models that offer different levels of...

7 by Anton Shilov on 10/23/2018

Huawei to announce new Matebook in November

In the process of describing new features for the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro, the comments on one of the slides let slip that Huawei is set to...

9 by Ian Cutress on 10/16/2018

The Microsoft Surface Pro 6 Review: More Than A Color

Microsoft is in a bit of a unique place in the PC space compared to other manufacturers. Other than Apple, Microsoft is the only company that controls both the...

79 by Brett Howse on 10/16/2018

HP Boosts ZBooks with Core i9, Quadro P2000/P5200, & Up to 128 GB DRAM

HP on Monday introduced improved versions of the ZBook mobile workstations it launched earlier this year. The new “Boosted” flavours of HP ZBook Studio, HP ZBook Studio x360, HP...

7 by Anton Shilov on 10/15/2018

Hands-on with Surface 2018: Pro 6, Laptop 2, Studio 2, & Headphones

This week, Microsoft announced their 2018 Surface lineup at their October event, along with their semi-annual feature update to Windows 10. Afterwards, we had a chance to look and...

20 by Nate Oh on 10/4/2018

Alienware Rolls Out Thin & Powerful m15 Laptop: Coffee Lake & GTX 1070 Plus 4K

Bringing together performance, style, and portability is always a challenge, but it looks like Dell’s Alienware is on the right track with its m15 laptop. The Alienware m15 notebook...

15 by Anton Shilov on 10/4/2018

Intel's Customized SoC for HP: Amber Lake-Y with On-Package LTE Modem

Announced earlier this week, HP’s Spectre Folio convertible notebook already looks remarkable due to its leather exterior. As it appears, the system is as impressive inside as it is...

13 by Anton Shilov on 10/4/2018

Microsoft Refreshes Surface Lineup

In addition to the Windows 10 October 2018 update being launched, Microsoft also refreshed the majority of its Surface lineup today. This was very much an evolutionary update, and...

32 by Brett Howse on 10/2/2018

HP Announces The Spectre Folio: Leather Laptop

This morning at an event in NYC, HP revealed the HP Spectre Folio, which is a very unique take on the laptop, thanks to its all leather exterior. Featuring...

30 by Brett Howse on 10/1/2018

Lenovo Launches 12.5-Inch ThinkPad A285 with AMD Ryzen PRO APUs

Lenovo Japan on Thursday said that it would begin selling its ThinkPad A285 laptop on September 21. The mobile PC is one of the thinnest and lightest notebooks based...

44 by Anton Shilov on 9/21/2018

Hyper Juice: 99Wh Battery Pack with 100W Charging for ~$400

Even though IFA has passed, one interesting element I still want to highlight is this little gadget that caught my eye. A company called Hyper Juice, which specialises in...

22 by Ian Cutress on 9/13/2018

Toshiba’s Portégé X30T: An Uncanny Mix of Clamshell and Tablet

Back at the IFA event in Germany, I noticed that Toshiba had announced a new laptop. However the headline didn’t quite grab my eye. It was only by chance...

17 by Ian Cutress on 9/13/2018

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