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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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