Laptop Reviews

MacBook Pros (13-inch and 15-inch, Mid 2009) Review

MacBook Pros (13-inch and 15-inch, Mid 2009) Review

We're over the surprise of seeing new MacBook Pro models arrive at Apple's WWDC keynote, and on paper the new 13- and 15-inch notebooks certainly tick most of the consumer boxes.  Our first-impressions - which you can find with our video unboxing - were that the new Pros have emphasized the most-used functionality at the expense of dropping some of the more marginally used features.  Have those opinions changed?  Check out our full review after the cut.

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Acer Aspire Timeline 3810T Review

Acer Aspire Timeline 3810T Review

Acer's Timeline range of notebooks spans the gamut from 13.3-inch ULV ultraportable to 15.6-inch mainstream laptop, promising prolonged battery life with an affordable price tag. The company sent over their Aspire Timeline 3810T, a 13.3-inch 1.4GHz ULV machine with heady runtime estimates and an $899 sticker, for SlashGear to try out; check out the full review after the cut.

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Lenovo ThinkPad T400s laptop review

Lenovo ThinkPad T400s laptop review

Straddling the divide between ultraportable and mainstream notebook, Lenovo's ThinkPad T400s squeezes a business-friendly 14.1-inch LED-backlit display, Intel Core 2 Duo processor and integrated WWAN into a chassis just 0.83-inches thick. SlashGear had the opportunity for a pre-release hands-on; check out our first impressions after the cut, together with some preliminary T400s benchmarks.

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Fujitsu Amilo Mini Ui 3520 Review

Fujitsu Amilo Mini Ui 3520 Review

When Fujitsu-Siemens announced they'd be making a netbook, many ears pricked up. The company has a long history of ultraportable devices, and still makes one of the more appealing UMPCs; many hoped some of that innovation would follow through to the Amilo Mini Ui 3520. One landed on the SlashGear test bench recently, and we thought it only fair to put it through its paces.

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Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch Review

Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch Review

The 17-inch MacBook Pro was the last of the Apple notebook range to get a unibody update, but for those looking for superlative media editing and general processing grunt it more than delivers.  Apple shipped over the new MacBook Pro just after it launched, and we've been spending the last few weeks getting to grips with the new notebook and putting it through its paces.  After the cut, anti-glare screens, NVIDIA's GeForce 9600M and portability from the thinnest, lightest 17-incher around.

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Sony VAIO P: SlashGear Review

Sony VAIO P: SlashGear Review

One of the major announcements for CES 2009, the Sony VAIO P has been hailed by some as the ultimate netbook, and by others as a folly of "what Sony can do" rather than "what Sony should do".  SlashGear has been using the VAIO P for near enough the past two weeks; we shared our first-impressions back during the show, now it's time for the full review.

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MacBook Air Review: it’s a different beast inside out

MacBook Air Review: it’s a different beast inside out

When the MacBook Air first launched, nobody could deny it was physically impressive.  Well under an inch thick, it was a visual delight to anybody who saw it.  Ironically, any disappointment was saved for the owners themselves: the payoff for those market-besting dimensions was underpowered components and the tendency to overheat.  Now, Apple have freshly inflated the Air with new technology, in fact just about everything down to the memory is new.  Second time around, have they created the ultimate ultraportable?

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HP Mini 1000 Review

HP Mini 1000 Review

With the recent boom in the popularity of Netbooks, providing customers with the most cost effective way to get on the Internet without adding all of the extra software is what a lot of consumers are looking for. Most of us have a desktop PC that we do most of our work and browsing on, the cost of purchasing a laptop to surf the web while on the go can be a bit to much in these trying times. Hp took this into consideration when creating the successor the Mini-Note 2133, the HP Mini 1000. HP has taken the slick design and brilliant construction of the Mini-Note 2133 and made it surprisingly affordable.

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Sony VAIO TT Review

Sony VAIO TT Review

In a world of $250 netbooks and credit crunch, is there a place for a high-end ultraportable that, in its peak configuration, costs $4,345?  That's the question Sony - and plenty of others - are asking about the new Vaio TT, its latest luxury notebook.  A carbon fiber chassis, WWAN, Blu-ray and RAID options all draw upon the latest technology available, but have they over estimated the market?  SlashGear pulled on a pair of museum-standard gloves, buffed the test bench to a dull sheen, and prepared to find out.

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Asus Eee PC 1000HA Review

Asus Eee PC 1000HA Review

The choice of ASUS Eee PC models keeps getting larger, and the company shows little sign of stopping until there's a netbook variant for every individual person on the planet. On the SlashGear desk today is the Eee PC 1000HA, part of the company's largest 1000-series netbooks but coming in at the relatively bargain price of $429.99. Could this be the best balance of budget and functionality to date?

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