laptop

Toshiba Portege R30 ultraportable tips scales at 3.2 pounds

Toshiba Portege R30 ultraportable tips scales at 3.2 pounds

Toshiba has rolled out a new ultraportable laptop for people looking for a laptop that is easy to take with them on the go. The machine is called the Toshiba Portege R30 and the machine starts at a svelte 3.2 pounds and is about an inch thick with a 13-inch form factor. While being thin and lightweight, the machine still manages to pack in most of the features you want.

Continue Reading

Review: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2015) — better than ever

Review: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2015) — better than ever

Lenovo has found favor among business users with its ThinkPad X1 Carbon laptops, the latest of which has finally arrived. In many ways the 2015 iteration of the X1 Carbon is the same as the previous generation, bringing with it refinements that improve the overall product rather than any substantial changes to the design itself. It's still the same business-chic ultrabook light enough tote around while traveling but powerful enough to meet demanding needs; it is, however, a little more useable than the last version, the reasons for which we've detailed in this full review.

Continue Reading

HP Omen Pro : for game makers, not just players

HP Omen Pro : for game makers, not just players

The second coming of the HP Omen is here with the HP Omen Pro, one made for game developers more than game players. Inside users will find an Intel Core i7 processor, NVIDIA Quadro K1100M graphics card, and enough solid state drive storage to make with the game creation. This machine costs more than its partner (the non-pro), and rolls with many of the same looks on the outside. While most game developers take to desktops to push their high-powered creations, this machine makes the case for on-the-go makers.

Continue Reading

4th gen Dell XPS 13 gets a dev edition with Ubuntu inside

4th gen Dell XPS 13 gets a dev edition with Ubuntu inside

When Dell unveiled its next generation XPS ultrabooks at CES early this year, we were quite impressed. The slim, lightweight, and pixel-dense computing workhorse checked off all the items of an ideal spec sheet and enclosed it in a rather stylish body. But while that has been a great thing for consumers, Dell understood that developers want something just as powerful, or maybe even more. That's why it's putting out the XPS 13 Developer Edition, taking in those same juicy specs and slapping Ubuntu onto it for good measure.

Continue Reading

You don’t want a TV box, you want a Laptop

You don’t want a TV box, you want a Laptop

Now that Apple is rumored to be releasing a new Apple TV box later this year, citizens of the mobile smart device universe have their respective TV-loving ears perked up once again. Do I need a new Apple TV? Maybe an Amazon Fire TV Stick instead? Perhaps I need to get something like a Roku, or maybe a Chromecast! Or - better yet - I could just use the old laptop that's sitting in, on, or under my desk. The one I replaced years ago, but still works just fine.

Continue Reading

Review: Lenovo Yoga 3 14 convertible laptop

Review: Lenovo Yoga 3 14 convertible laptop

Lenovo has another Yoga notebook very similar to the ThinkPad Yoga 14 we recently reviewed, and it's called the Lenovo Yoga 3 14. The increasingly convoluted names aside, the Yoga 3 14 is a bigger version of the Yoga 3 11-inch model, bringing with it the same design and general functionality. There are several Yoga-brand PCs available at this point, and so the big question is: does the Yoga 3 14 stand out among them, or is it a rehash of a laptop we've already seen a time or two? Read on to find out!

Continue Reading

Acer Aspire Switch 11 review: the best of both worlds

Acer Aspire Switch 11 review: the best of both worlds

Acer is back with another convertible PC: the Acer Aspire Switch 11. As with this machine's previous iteration, the Aspire Switch 11 is both a tablet and a laptop, being whichever you'd like it to be in any given moment. This is nothing new, but these type of machines can often miss the mark when it comes to usability. Such isn't the case with the Switch 11 -- though a bit on the thick side, this convertible PC works wonderfully as a laptop and even better as a tablet. Will it meet your needs? Read our full review to find out!

Continue Reading

Acer C910 Chromebook adds faster chip option

Acer C910 Chromebook adds faster chip option

Acer has injected a little extra grunt into its C910 Chromebook, throwing a faster Core i5 processor at the 15.6-inch notebook. The new model fleshes out a range generally under-served in Chrome OS machines, with a larger screen than the majority of notebooks running Google's cloud-centric platform. Previously, Acer only offered the C910 with a choice of Intel Celeron and Core i3 chips, but even with the new, more potent silicon under the hood, is promising as much as eight hours use on a single charge.

Continue Reading

Review: Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 14

Review: Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 14

If you've seen one ThinkPad, you've seen them all. Such was a common opinion back when ThinkPads were IBM's heavy, obtrusive bricks, but as Lenovo has shown in recent years, times have changed and so has the brand. ThinkPads have retained their business-chic stylings, but have been updated with slim, sleek, and -- more often than not -- flexible bodies. The ThinkPad Yoga 14 is no exception; the laptop has all the markings of being a ThinkPad (including that beloved keyboard), as well as a modern and robust design that'll help it appeal to the newest generation of techies. Does it stand out enough among Lenovo's other recent ThinkPads to be worth the attention, however? Read our review to find out.

Continue Reading

ASUS ROG G501 gaming laptop unveiled

ASUS ROG G501 gaming laptop unveiled

ASUS has introduced a couple of refreshed gaming laptops, as well as one that is brand new: the ASUS Republic of Gamers G501 notebook. This machine has the looks gamers have come to expect from a tailored laptop -- black with red trimming -- but more importantly the hardware needed to play today's games. The machine features a 15.6-inch IPS matte display with a high 3840 x 2160 resolution, something that is joined by ample storage and memory, a powerful processor, and more.

Continue Reading

USB Killer drive is a trap waiting to electrocute your laptop

USB Killer drive is a trap waiting to electrocute your laptop

Everyone is about to get a little bit more careful about what they stick inside their computer after reading this. Hopefully, you already know not to insert a random USB that you find on the ground into your laptop. Random USB drives could be used for phishing or viruses, and now they could be used as a bomb. Meet the USB Killer. It is designed to look like an innocuous flash drive, but inside it packs quite a punch. This little guy is designed to completely fry your laptop from the inside out.

Continue Reading

Google Chromebook Pixel rebooted with USB-C

Google Chromebook Pixel rebooted with USB-C

Google has revamped the Chromebook Pixel, its flagship Chrome OS notebook, though while the new 2015 Pixel is more affordable than its painfully expensive predecessor, it's still not cheap. The new Pixel runs Chrome OS on a 12.85-inch, 2560 x 1700 touchscreen, with either Core i5 or i7 processors inside, though unlike the first-gen version there's no integrated LTE option. Meanwhile, just as with Apple's new MacBook, the new Chromebook Pixel uses USB-C.

Continue Reading