laptops

Review: Dell Chromebook 13 — a premium option for pros

Review: Dell Chromebook 13 — a premium option for pros

Dell has introduced its new Chromebook 13, a laptop that runs Google's Chrome OS and that, in nearly every way, demands attention and is wholly deserving of it. This laptop has many bragging points, leaving most Chromebooks in the dust and doing so without an uncomfortable increase in price. It starts with a Carbon Fiber display lid and goes from there, tossing in a thin body, beautiful LCD and more. We recently took the machine for a spin; read our full review to find out more!

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Three things to know about the Acer Aspire One Cloudbook

Three things to know about the Acer Aspire One Cloudbook

Acer has some pretty nifty laptops, but it doesn't concentrate only on the higher end of the spectrum. The maker has a lineup of Windows 10 Cloudbooks that give consumers an inexpensive way to get their hands on the latest Windows operating system. We reviewed the laptop in full yesterday, and as always, we're back with a handful of key details you should know if you're considering the laptop.

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Review: Acer Aspire One Cloudbook Windows 10 laptop

Review: Acer Aspire One Cloudbook Windows 10 laptop

Not everyone needs or wants a powerful laptop. For many, a low cost and light design are miles ahead on their list of priorities over small boosts in performance -- if the laptop can surf the web, watch videos, and download music, what's there to complain about? Still, low cost notebooks aren't that easy to come by. Netbooks went away as fast as they arrived, and though there are many budget machines out there, many run Chrome OS. Enter Acer's new Aspire One Cloudbook.

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VAIO Z Canvas convertible PC now available in US

VAIO Z Canvas convertible PC now available in US

The VAIO Z Canvas convertible laptop is now available in the United States. We’ve previously reported on this laptop a couple times; it features a tablet portion and a matching keyboard, and is aimed at the creative users out there — those with demanding needs who require a precise stylus and high quality display, among other things. VAIO Corporation first showcased a prototype of the convertible at the Adobe MAX conference in 2014.

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Review: Acer Aspire Switch 10 Special Edition — a small hybrid laptop

Review: Acer Aspire Switch 10 Special Edition — a small hybrid laptop

Convertible laptops have come a long way in the past couple years, deviating from the original floppy hingeless designs that are still too common in favor of a hinged, sturdy keyboard. This allows the same portability of a snap-free display while also functioning just as well as a regularly hinged laptop. Acer, as we’ve seen in the past, has embraced the hinged-convertible design, and it has demonstrated this yet again with its Acer Aspire Switch 10 Special Edition.

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Vaio Z Canvas convertible laptop goes up for preorder

Vaio Z Canvas convertible laptop goes up for preorder

The Vaio Z Canvas convertible laptop, not to be mistaken with the older Sony Vaio Z, has gone up for preorder in the United States following its unveiling earlier this year. This PC is designed for the creative individuals out there, those who dabble in the digital arts and such; it comes with a distinct high-end flavor. As with most other convertibles, the display can be detached from the keyboard.

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Toshiba Chromebook 2 update brings more powerful hardware

Toshiba Chromebook 2 update brings more powerful hardware

On Tuesday, Toshiba introduced an update to its Chromebook 2 laptop. The updated model comes with better performance, says Toshiba, as well as updated hardware options including a new LED backlit keyboard and Intel processors. The new model is better poised to meet the needs of users who are putting their Chromebooks to task — those who use the machines for productivity work and other things more demanding than the original spat of Chromebooks could handle.

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Review: Lenovo LaVie Z — an insanely lightweight laptop

Review: Lenovo LaVie Z — an insanely lightweight laptop

Lenovo has many laptops, so much so that trying to choose the perfect one for your needs may be a little frustrating. We've seen heavy gaming laptops from the company, svelte workstations, powerful business laptops, and more than a few ultrabooks. Not a single one of them offered such a surprising first impression as the maker's insanely lightweight LaVie Z, an ultrabook that weighs so little it deserves a category all of its own.

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Lenovo ThinkPad 260 and 460 are ‘more connected than ever’

Lenovo ThinkPad 260 and 460 are ‘more connected than ever’

Lenovo has a new pair of convertible ThinkPad laptops bearing the Yoga moniker, and they're both hailed as being more mobile and connected than past options. Both feature the same Yoga functionality we've seen on other Lenovo machines, including the ability to fold all the way back into a tablet-like mode. This is coupled with ultra fast connectivity, however, allowing users to connect and browse the Internet rapidly.

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Lenovo’s Ideapad lineup expands with five new Windows 10 models

Lenovo’s Ideapad lineup expands with five new Windows 10 models

Lenovo has expanded its Ideapad laptop lineup with five new models offering Windows 10. The lineup expansion starts on the low-end of things with the budget friendly Ideapad 100S, a laptop designed to meet the basic needs of users. It goes up from there, with each model offering more features than the last one. In the case of the 500/500S, there's also an AMD-centric hardware configuration for those who prefer it over Intel. The laptops will be arriving for this upcoming holiday shopping season.

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Lenovo ThinkPad E Series targets SMBs and road warriors

Lenovo ThinkPad E Series targets SMBs and road warriors

Kicking off Lenovo’s IFA announcements is its new ThinkPad E Series PCs for small and medium businesses. The laptops, says Lenovo, are for businesses that want to “reduce IT headaches and increase efficiency”, among other things; they're for workers who are on the road and in the office. The new E Series machines include 14 inch and 15.6 inch models, a variety of productivity and security features, and more.

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‘Most-missed device’ study reveals gadget lust by age

‘Most-missed device’ study reveals gadget lust by age

Every generation has its favorite gadgets — we’ve seen studies that indicate, for example, that the youngest television viewers prefer watching on their phone or tablet while their parents, more often than not, prefer a traditional television. A big study by the UK’s Ofcom recently dug deep into the data about gadget preferences and broke the information down by age, giving a side-by-side look at every age group and how those in them feel about their devices. It chose to do this by ranking devices based on which one each age group would miss the most.

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