• Apple: no new hardware, but here’s a walkie-talkie app...

    Apple decided not to pull back the curtains on any new hardware at this week’s Worldwide Developers Conference, focussing instead on a range of software upgrades for its iPhone and Mac operating systems. More significantly, the two platforms will merge next year, allowing apps built for it...

    POSTED 5 Jun, 2018 0 Comments

  • Intel revs up 'mobile workstation' laptops with Core i9 superchip

    It's the world's most powerful laptop processor, and it's coming to a notebook near you. With six computing cores, a base rate of 2.9GHz and a top speed of 4.8GHz, Intel's new Core i9 mobile powerplant is set to light the touchpaper on a blistering new series of high-performance laptops. A go-a...

    POSTED 5 Apr, 2018 1 Comment

  • New Windows laptops will run for several days without recharging

    Microsoft is gearing up to launch a new generation of Windows laptops which will run for days on a single battery charge. HP, Lenovo and Asus will be first off the starter's blocks with the thin, light and long-legged Windows 10 systems, which will be built around a beefed-up ARM smartphone chip...

    POSTED 19 Oct, 2017 0 Comments

  • Why you shouldn't buy a MacBook Pro this week

    Got your sights on a new MacBook Pro laptop this week? No. No, no, no. This is not the time to plonk down your cash or points-earning plastic for a new Apple laptop. The reason? Next week sees Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference held in San Jose, with new 2017 models of the MacB...

    POSTED 1 Jun, 2017 0 Comments

  • Apple to update MacBook laptops next month

    Apple plans to announce an update to its laptop lineup at an annual conference for app developers in early June, a move that could help offset new competition from Microsoft as well as declining iPad sales. Apple is planning three new laptops, according to people familiar with the matter. The M...

    POSTED 17 May, 2017 5 Comments

  • The five best new Windows laptops from CES 2017

    In the market for a new Windows notebook? Last week's Consumer Electronics Show at Las Vegas showcased plenty of high-tech tempters, and here are the top five that are headed for Australia. Lenovo ThinkPad Carbon X1 We love that this 14 inch ultrabook gives you more on-screen real estate than t...

    POSTED 11 Jan, 2017 0 Comments

  • First look: Lenovo's new ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2017 edition)

    The 2017 edition of Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Carbon laptop is slimmer, lighter, runs for longer and – here's a twist – it now comes dressed in look-at-me silver as well as traditional no-nonsense black. That shiny cladding will appeal to ThinkPad owners who've never quite been sold on ...

    POSTED 5 Jan, 2017 0 Comments

  • Toshiba launches new 'built for business' laptops

    It's an autumn thing. Around this time every year, give or take a bit, Toshiba unveils its latest business laptop line-up, with new models and spec-boosted upgrades across the board. For those unfamiliar with Toshiba's trio of business notebook families, we have: the Portégé ser...

    POSTED 21 Apr, 2016 2 Comments

  • HP's ZBook Studio laptop: slim ultrabook with workstation muscle

    It had to happen. With workstation-grade laptops emerging as the muscle-bound champs of the mobile computing scene, while sexy thin-and-light Ultrabooks have slinked their way into the mainstream, the two would eventually meet in the middle. Happily it’s less collision than collusion: tw...

    POSTED 1 Apr, 2016 4 Comments

  • Panasonic's Toughbook 20 is a rugged 2-in-1 with a Toughtablet

    There are notebooks, there are rugged notebooks, and then there's the Toughbook. Panasonic's line of Schwarzenegger-esque laptops is built to surpass military spec ratings for reliability in heat and cold, dust and water, and everything from thudding onto a concrete floor to being run over by a ...

    POSTED 16 Mar, 2016 1 Comment

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