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April 25, 2014 by

Time for a second look at business laptops

Smartphones and tablets aren’t the only gadgets getting thinner and lighter. If you’ve put off upgrading your business notebook, it’s time for another look. The three 14-inch models I've been testing show the business laptop has come a long way.

January 20, 2012

Toshiba Portégé R830

Toshiba's Portégé R series has been popular among those wanting thin and light notebooks for a while, although as we noted when we looked at a predecessor, the Portégé R700 you need to pay out a pretty penny if you want the very best features available.The design of the new Portégé R830 owes everything to the R700.

January 3, 2012 by

Can Ultrabooks push up laptop prices?

Ultrabooks are expected to make an impact at next week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, starting with an Intel pre-show press conference on January 9. Intel, which has trademarked the Ultrabook name, is hoping that the new platform will eventually make up about 40% of consumer laptop sales.

June 29, 2011 by

Toshiba Portégé R830-138

Toshiba has updated the Portégé R700 with new components but retained the old chassis design. We'd prefer a more solid lid section, but the R830 is an impressively portable notebook. Battery life is good, but the cost remains high.

April 17, 2011 by

Apple slips faster SSD drive from Samsung into its MacBook Airs

It's a bit ironic that after Samsung releases its competitor to the MacBook Air in the form of the Series 9 notebook, the same company is responsible for giving Apple's ultraportable laptop a bit of speed boost. That's because new MacBook Airs are shipping with a new, faster solid state drive apparently from Samsung after initially coming with a Toshiba SSD.

April 21, 2011 by

Lenovo ThinkPad X220 Tablet

The 12.5in. ThinkPad X220 Tablet is a typically solid design, although an internal optical drive option would be welcome while the buttonless touchpad could take some getting used to.

November 29, 2010 by

Apple MacBook Air 2010 (13.3in.)

We like the 13.3in. MacBook Air's slimline design, high-resolution screen, fast boot time and long battery life. If the price and one or two feature omissions don't put you off, it's a great notebook to use and to be seen using.

August 27, 2010 by

Toshiba Portégé R700-15Q

Toshiba's Portégé R700 is a well-made 13.3in. ultraportable, although the lid section is too flexible for our liking. Some may find the keyboard too spongy, and you'll have to spend more if you want an integrated optical drive. Battery life is good, though.

November 1, 2009 by

Holiday Gift Guide 2009: Laptop computers

This year the laptop list was a tough assignment for several reasons.First, the emergence of a new class of ultra-thin laptops--spawned by lower-cost processors from Intel and AMD--has made things more complicated.

February 17, 2009 by

Toshiba Portégé R600-101

The Portégé R600 is a very alluring 1.11kg ultraportable, although the transflective screen mode, some aspects of build quality and battery life could all be better.

November 17, 2008 by

Notebooks for business

Buying a notebook, or a fleet of notebooks, for your business? Check out our buyer's guide for an overview of what you should be looking out for.

November 5, 2008 by

Asus Eee PC S101

Asus packs the same basic components found in other Netbooks into a stylish, slim chassis for a modest premium in price, with some unfortunate keyboard-layout compromises.

October 30, 2008 by

HP Mini 1000

HP may have arrived late to the consumer netbook game, but by lifting the generous keyboard from last year's business-oriented model, the Mini 1000 easily joins the category's top tier.

August 24, 2008 by

Dell Latitude E6500

The Dell Latitude E is a glimpse into the future of laptops. With high expandability, configurable and a strong design, it should suit most corporate environments.

June 17, 2008 by

How Toshiba's 128GB SSD-equipped Portégé R500 stacks up

Toshiba has released what it says is the first laptop with a 128GB SSD. Technically, the 17-inch Alienware Area-51 m9750 can be configured with two 64GB SSDs, but Toshiba gets credit for shipping the first laptop equipped with a 128GB SSD that you'd actually want to carry anywhere.


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