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Acer Swift 3
The Swift 3 is the latest budget laptop from Taiwanese electronics maker Acer, whose most notable contributions to the PC space this year have included a $9,000 (£9,000 around AU$15,120) gaming laptop...
The Asus ROG Chimera brings 144Hz displays to gaming laptops
This year was the first time we saw gaming laptops with 120Hz displays and now Asus is going even further with the world’s first 144Hz gaming laptop, the Asus ROG Chimera, which was just announced at...
Dell Inspiron 13 7000 (2017)
The Dell Inspiron laptop line has been a longtime favorite for college students, however, this latest rendition might also entice those looking for an affordable Ultrabook.This year’s latest redesign...
Why a laptop will be your most important purchase for university
Going to university is one of the biggest things that can happen in anyone’s life. It’s liberating, exciting and, let’s face it, a tiny bit scary too. To make sure that you have the best possible start,...
Newegg Back to School deals
The best Newegg Back to School deals are on some of the most expensive things to buy: electronics. Though there are some notable deals in other categories, this year's best Newegg deals on products you'll...
The best laptops for engineering students
If you're an engineering student looking to buy a laptop during the back to school season, then you'll be looking for a powerful and flexible workstation that has plenty of graphical grunt and can handle...
The 5 best back to school backpacks for 2017
All of the semester’s books, plus your laptop, plus your everyday essentials is a heavy enough physical burden to bear much less the figurative weight of coursework and a reputation to upkeep. Picking...
The best Australian laptop deals
If you're looking for a cheap laptop or a mammoth saving on a premium portable computer, you've come to the right place. We've scoured the web for savings — from the usual suspects to the niche deal sites—...
Gigabyte Sabre 17
Gaming laptops are usually pricey devices, but if you don’t mind sacrificing a bit of power you can end up with a far more affordable machine – such as the new Gigabyte Sabre 17.This is a mid-range gaming...
Acer Spin 1 price cut is a sweet back to school deal of the day
Out looking for those serious back to school laptop deals to get a new laptop for college? Well, we've found a pretty sweet discount on a mighty versatile Acer laptop.As of this writing, Acer is selling...
Lenovo laptops deals offer back to school discounts, from budget to gaming
Lenovo has back-to-school deals for students looking to get their first laptop or upgrade to something a little beefier or more premium. Lenovo’s laptop discounts range from a few dollars saved to a few...
5 best back to school laptop deals
Laptops have long since replaced pen and paper as the most instrumental tools students need in the class room. While notebooks have evolved to let us to so much more with touchscreens and digital pens,...
As technology marches on, affordable, powerful gaming laptops have become commonplace. The Origin EON15-S is one such mobile PC gaming device, though it’s not without its compromises to earn that ‘affordable’...
Why I’d rather be naked on a train than write my novel in public
Temporarily quitting Twitter to give myself more time to write has been amazing. I might be missing out on photos of particularly delicious avocado toast, but it's a small price to pay.To my shame, however,...
Acer Predator 21 X review
The Acer Predator 21 X is the world’s most powerful gaming laptop, and while the price tag is likely to be far too much for most people, there’s still a lot to admire about this machine.The Acer Predator...
Alienware 17 R4
Last year, Dell refreshed the 17.3-inch Alienware 17, complete with a 6th-generation Intel Core i7 processor, Nvidia 10-series graphics and – perhaps most interestingly – Tobii infrared eye recognition...
The best laptop deals at Amazon on Prime Day 2017
Amazon Prime Day 2017 has kicked off early, and there are already some brilliant laptop deals available to buy.Across the Amazon website there have been big reductions for laptops from some of the biggest...
Get a great hybrid laptop for under £100 on Amazon Prime Day
If you're looking for a bargain laptop this Amazon Prime Day, this is the deal for you. The convertible iOTA One is down from £159.99 to £99.99 until midnight today – an amazing deal that you can't afford...
Head back to school with $150 off the Microsoft Surface Book
Microsoft has made some major strides in education between Windows 10 S and its latest Surface Laptop, and now the company is kicking off its back to school sale.A few notable items include a specially...
Chuwi LapBook 12.3
Chuwi is one Chinese PC manufacturer that hasn’t been short on product releases over the past 12 months despite being a relative newcomer outside of mainland China. The Hi13, Hi10, LapBook, HiBox Mini...
The best RAM deals in July 2017
Looking for an easy upgrade to make your PC or laptop faster? More RAM, or Random Access Memory, might be just the thing you’re looking for. An extra pinch of memory can make your computer much more capable...
Eve Chromebook could be Google’s fresh take on a pixel-perfect laptop
There’s a new Chromebook in the works offering a couple of nifty innovative features, namely the addition of a fingerprint reader and a dedicated button to fire up Google Assistant – and the notebook...
Why refurbished buying is the perfect way to replace your old laptop
In partnership with eBay Like smartphones, it’s getting pretty impossible to live without a laptop in the modern world. Businesses are increasingly relying on so-called ‘bring your own device’ policies...
Lenovo's latest concept is a flexible laptop with a screen you can bend
We all want a laptop that can bend, right? Yeah, probably not, but that didn't stop Lenovo from cooking one up. The electronics firm unveiled a concept for a flexible ThinkPad laptop at an event in New...
Onda Xiaoma 31
The success of the MacBook Air range has spawned more copycats than we care to recall. To swiftly name a few, the Yepo 737S, Jumper EZBook 2 and to a lesser extent the Xiaomi Air 12 have all attempted...
Microsoft Surface Laptop review: Worth the wait
Finally. It's a word that's famously overused in tech, and it's understandable. As we use products every day, we can imagine that if just one or two small things changed, it would be perfect. But tech...
10 camera backpacks and bags to protect your DSLR and lenses
Whether you're getting up before dawn to hike up mountains for that one special sunrise shot, or commuting with your camera in tow, every photographer needs to keep their kit safe and protected, and from...
Lenovo Yoga 720
Lenovo’s Yoga 720 is a 2-in-1 laptop/tablet hybrid that can easily fool you into thinking it was designed specifically to be either dedicated device.A fingerprint sensor seamlessly integrates with Windows...
Alienware 15 R3
Over the years, the 15-inch gaming laptop has become the sweet spot for gamers, and the Alienware 15 has been a top choice for its design and powerful specs. The 15-inch size is big enough to enjoy games...
Asus ZenBook Pro
It’s been a long time since we’ve seen an update for the ZenBook Pro UX501 and now Asus has really delivered with the new ZenBook Pro. It features beefier specs with Intel Core i7 H-series processors...
Asus' thinnest convertible laptop leads its Computex showcase
Asus has claimed it has created the world's thinnest convertible laptop with the ZenBook Flip S. Measuring in at 10.9mm thin and 1.1kg in weight, it trumps even the 12-inch MacBook as the smallest and...
Acer Spin 1 is a tiny 2-in-1 laptop aimed to be creatives’ sidekick
Seemingly a fan of computing devices both massive and miniature, Acer has revealed the next version of its Acer Spin 1 convertible laptop ahead of Computex 2017 in Taipei, Taiwan starting May 30. The...
Asus R510J gaming laptop review
There aren't too many options in gaming laptops in India, and many that exist have some pretty mediocre configurations at exorbitant prices. The R510J does have some really good specs, but considering...
Huawei MateBook D
Best known for making phones, Huawei is now starting its process of entering the laptop market with two new products.There’s the MacBook Air competitor with the MateBook X, with a super slim metal body...
Asus AsusPro B9440UA
As the consumer laptop market starts to fizzle out and vendors look elsewhere to maintain profitability, there has been renewed interest in the enterprise/corporate market with the likes of MSI and Microsoft...
Microsoft unveils new battle plan against Google Chromebooks
Microsoft also introduced the Surface Laptop which will run Windows 10 S out of the box. It features a 13.5-inch display, just a half of an inch larger than a MacBook Air, and a sharp and colorful display,...
Toshiba Portégé X20W-D-10V
It is difficult not to be amazed by the strides made by laptop manufacturers over the past few years when it comes to improving the general aesthetics and the size of notebooks. Indeed, this has happened...
HP Pavilion 17
If you had a laptop in college or are currently looking for one, chances you’ve come across the HP Pavilion in some fashion. They’re arguably the most popular notebook line for school and that’s for good...
Razer Blade 2016
[Editor's Note: what follows is a review of the 2016 version of the Razer Blade. This is our review of the latest Razer Blade.]Over the past few years, gaming laptop makers have focused on looks around...
Mobile workstations have now almost caught up with their desktop counterparts when it comes to sheer performance, assuming that you’re ready to pay the premium and live with the restrictions (like battery...
Eurocom Sky X4E2
The global PC market for consumers has moved on from desktops to laptops, but professionals are still mostly clinging to desktop computers because, historically, they have been far more powerful than...
Not my laptop: Passengers bemoan tech-less flights
NEW YORK — As the indignities of modern air travel go, the latest ban on laptops and tablets on some international flights falls somewhere between having to take off your shoes at the security checkpoint...
Acer Predator 15
Acer has taken quite a few risks over the past year between the uniquely designed reptilian of a desktop the Acer Predator G6 and the behemoth of a laptop known as the Acer Predator 21 X. As such, you...
Review: Better GPU and 4K screen make the XPS 15 a MacBook Pro for PC users
reader comments 12 Share this story Dell's new XPS 15. Andrew Cunningham The lid. Andrew Cunningham Keyboard and trackpad. They feel great, but they get shiny and smudged from your hands. Andrew Cunningham...
Review: Dell makes a great laptop better with the XPS 13 convertible
reader comments 0 Share this story Dell's XPS 13 2-in-1. Andrew Cunningham The 360-degree hinge in action. Andrew Cunningham The laptop is thin, the hinge is flexible. Andrew Cunningham The smaller size...
Best laptops for video editing in 2017
Video editing is one of the most taxing tasks you can perform on any computer, but the current crop of hardware components, especially in the mobile space, makes it easier to edit on the move. And while...
Linux-toting Pinebook still imminent: get MacBook Air looks on a microbudget
Good news for those hunting for a budget laptop – the incredibly cheap, Linux-powered Pinebook is apparently still on the cards, even though it wasn’t released last month as the makers intended.The reason...
Over the past few years, the computing industry has seen the release of thinner and lighter laptops, even for gaming-focused machines. Razer popularized the ultra-powerful thin and light gaming laptop...
Mossberg: The PC is being redefined — keep your eye on the software, and on Apple
If you became a frequent computer user starting anytime between, say, 1990 and 2007, there's a good chance that your idea of a PC is a desktop or laptop running a mouse-and-keyboard driven graphical user...
New Lenovo Yoga 720 could make for a strong, versatile gaming laptop
While Dell has showed us that a budget gaming laptop can defy expectations in the Inspiron 15 Gaming, Lenovo just had to one-up the firm with what might be the first potentially viable 2-in-1 gaming laptop...
Alienware 13 R3: Powerful and pretty, if you don’t mind junk in the trunk
Enlarge / Say hello to the Alienware 13 R3.Sam Machkovech reader comments 6 Share this story It’s a good time to be in the market for a gaming laptop that doesn’t look stupid. Higher-powered laptops have...
The best laptop deals in February 2017: cheap laptops for every budget
If you're looking for the best laptop deals, you've come to the right place. That's because, every week, we trawl through all of the biggest and best US laptop retailers to find the best laptop deals...
Razer's Blade laptop just got sharper with a 4K display
The Razer Blade laptop has been graced with a refresh, getting some impressive upgrades in the form of an optional 4K display and Kaby Lake processor.The CPU has been juiced up from Skylake (Core i7-6700HQ)...
Vaio Z Flip
The Vaio Z Flip is a 2-in-1 laptop that does literally all the things. It’s an enterprise-grade laptop that plays games (from three years ago), travels well, connects to any projector, takes free-hand...
White box laptop suppliers sell millions of devices every year and have a major role in supplying affordable notebooks to markets not covered by the usual tier-1 players.Although they are not well known,...
Asus ROG Strix GL753
It wasn't that long ago a gaming laptop meant significant trade-offs, but with the passage of time, laptops are moving towards striking a good balance. The Asus Strix ROG GL753 is a great example of balance...
Top 8 best portable laptop battery chargers and power banks in 2017
Powering your laptop away from the mains has always been a matter of compromises – until now. A new generation of portable laptop charger battery packs make it easier to work and play on the go. They...
Acer Predator 21X: Hands on with a curved 21“, dual-GTX 1080 “laptop”
EnlargeMark Walton reader comments 16 Share this story You have to wonder what the thinking was behind the Acer Predator 21X, "The world’s first curved-screen laptop." After all, with its obscene 21-inch...
Acer’s tough TravelMate is a fresh spin on the 2-in-1 laptop
Acer has launched a new convertible laptop aimed at students and designed to be durable enough to take a bit of punishment in the classroom, offering impressive battery longevity to boot.The TravelMate...
The best cheap Dell laptop deals in January 2017
By this point, it should go without saying that Dell is known to produce a quality laptop. So much so that you’re here looking for deals on said laptops by Dell. The Texas-based computer maker produces...
I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its component fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken-down computers. That is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark