• 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

  • Can the Microsoft Surface 3 really replace your laptop?

    For years now, I've been lugging around a 3kg Dell XPS laptop whenever on the road, convinced that no tablet or 2-in-1 could ever handle everything that my 'real' laptop does. This changed last week when I picked up a Microsoft Surface 3, along with the optional Type Cover (keyboard) which doubl...

    POSTED 9 Feb, 2016 5 Comments

  • Making it easier to find and return your lost Windows laptop

    TRAVEL TIP | For many business travellers, laptops – and increasingly, two-in-ones – make life on the road possible, but accidentally leaving them at airport security or in the lounge before a flight is an all too common occurrence. What’s more, finding a device’s rightfu...

    POSTED 29 Jan, 2016 1 Comment

  • Samsung Galaxy TabPro S Windows tablet: the new laptop-killer?

    Samsung is making a bold push into the Windows 2-in-1 market with the Galaxy TabPro S – a souped-up Windows 10 'super tablet' set to take on Apple's iPad Pro and the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 at the same time. Unveiled at the Las Vegas CES techfest and due for release in February...

    POSTED 6 Jan, 2016 2 Comments

  • Lenovo ThinkPad P50, P70: the world's most powerful laptops?

    Stack Lenovo's new ThinkPad mobile workstations up against almost any other notebook and there's a Crocodile Dundee joke lurking just around the corner. Something along the lines of "That's not a laptop... this is a laptop!". Because, yeah, the ThinkPad P70 and P50 are indeed laptops like n...

    POSTED 5 Nov, 2015 9 Comments

  • Dell's latest: skinny XPS13, beefy Power Companion laptop battery

    There's a saying in laptop land: you can never be too skinny or have too much battery life. And Dell's clearly been listening to such wise words, as well as to the business travellers and corporate road warriors who make up a large chunk of the PC maker's market. Exhibit A is the revamped Del...

    POSTED 21 Oct, 2015 2 Comments

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