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August 6, 2013 by

Toshiba WT310 tablet: First Take

This 11.6-inch Windows 8 tablet offers a reasonable specification including stylus, mobile broadband and docking options. However, it's on the bulky/heavy side and the build quality lacks robustness.

September 11, 2012 by

IDF 2012: Has the convertible PC's time finally come?

One of the major themes at Intel’s annual developer conference, which takes place this week, is expected to be convertibles that function as laptops and tablets. These aren't new, but Microsoft's "reimagining" of Windows has prompted PC makers--including HP, Dell, Lenovo, Asus, Acer, Samsung, Toshiba and Sony--to once again experiment with hybrids. Will convertibles finally catch on?

February 28, 2012 by

HP Folio 13-2000

The HP Folio 13 is a neatly designed business ultrabook that's solidly built and has a comfortable keyboard. However, there are only two USB ports, the screen is unimpressive and storage capacity is limited.

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.

April 21, 2011 by

A closer look at laptops with AMD's Fusion processors

AMD's first Fusion processors--chips that combine both a CPU and graphics--have been finding their way into everything from netbooks to 15-inch budget notebooks. Over the past few weeks, I've been testing out a number of these Fusion laptops including the Acer Aspire One 522, HP Pavilion dm1z and Lenovo ThinkPad X120e.

January 25, 2011 by


Sony's 13.3in. VAIO S doesn't stand out in terms of slimness, aesthetics or affordability. Although it's solidly built and performs well, some users may need to invest in a high-capacity battery.

November 24, 2010 by

Sizing up the Black Friday laptop deals

It's that time of year again. Yes, this is the week when shoppers will wake up in the dark, stand in line for hours and stampede into stores for a shot at $70 Blu-ray players and $300 LCD TVs.

February 3, 2010 by

Will your new Windows 7 PC support XP Mode?

Last year, when I looked at Intel CPUs, I identified a potential sticking point for Windows 7 upgraders: many then-current CPU models didn't support hardware-assisted virtualization. A year later, has the situation improved? Yes, but with one noteworthy exception you'll have a hard time getting information from big PC makers.

November 29, 2009 by

Laptop deals galore on Cyber Monday

Tis the season to be jolly about laptops which are rivaling discounted cell phones in price. In fact, a rock bottom model or two are cheaper while $400 laptops offer decent quality, selection and performance.


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