Laptops

Nearly 60 percent of computers sold in 2011 were notebooks of one kind or another — desktop PCs, by contrast, accounted for less than 30 percent. Over the years, laptops have become generally slimmer, lighter and less power-hungry, and they will remain the staple tool of business workforces worldwide for the foreseeable future.

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Dell XPS 12 convertible Ultrabook review

The swivel-screen XPS 12 offers clever design, solid build quality and a high-quality (if reflective) screen. Battery life is not great, though, and this system is severely lacking in connectivity — even by ultrabook standards.

March 5, 2013 by Sandra Vogel

15 Comments 1 Vote

Microsoft Surface Pro review

The Core i5-based Surface Pro combines ultrabook components with a (chunky) 10.6in. tablet form factor to deliver decent performance and excellent build quality. However, a few design issues, missing features and, above all, disappointing battery life suggest you'd be wise to wait and see how this product develops.

February 12, 2013 by

124 Comments 3 Votes

Lenovo ThinkPad S230u Twist review

An ultrabook that can convert to a tablet when the occasion demands, the ThinkPad Twist has a lot going for it. The build quality is very good, and there are enough business-friendly features to make it acceptable as a BYOD system. Battery life may be an issue though.

December 14, 2012 by

7 Comments 5 Votes

Sony VAIO T13 review

The VAIO T13 ultrabook is attractively priced, but Sony has made a number of compromises to achieve this.

October 4, 2012 by Sandra Vogel

4 Comments 20 Votes

Toshiba Tecra R950-11F review

The Tecra R950 is a hefty 15.6in. business-grade notebook with an up-to-date set of security and manageability features, integrated mobile broadband and a solid but understated design. It performs well enough for its market, but we'd prefer a higher screen resolution.

September 11, 2012 by

2 Comments 12 Votes

Dell Latitude E6430s review

The Latitude E6430s is a solidly built and highly configurable 14in. business notebook with excellent security and remote management features. However, some may find it just too big and heavy to take on their travels.

September 6, 2012 by

1 Comment 2 Votes

Toshiba Portégé Z930-10Q ultrabook review

Toshiba's 13.3in. Portégé Z930 is a small, neat and lightweight business-grade ultrabook with mobile broadband support. However, it's expensive, and the screen could be better.

September 4, 2012 by Sandra Vogel

1 Comment 6 Votes

Toshiba Satellite Pro L830 review

The Satellite Pro L830 isn't a particularly lightweight, compact or powerful 13.3in. notebook, and the screen quality could be better. Still, it's quite solidly made, there's plenty of hard drive storage and the price is reasonable.

August 17, 2012 by Sandra Vogel

1 Comment 9 Votes

Dell Vostro 3560 review

The Vostro 3560's 1080p screen is well worth the extra outlay, and rest of the specification is solid, although we'd like more storage options. The physical design is unremarkable, the keyboard a little too flexible and battery life disappointing, but it's still good value for money.

August 14, 2012 by Sandra Vogel

3 Comments 13 Votes

Acer Aspire S5 review

The Aspire S5 is an exceptionally slim, light and stylish ultrabook. However, it's also expensive: to blow us away, it needs a better screen, an Ethernet port and longer battery life — and a lower price.

August 1, 2012 by Sandra Vogel

5 Comments 10 Votes

Eurocom Monster 1.0 review

This 11.6in. notebook is an outstanding performer. It's not particularly lightweight or attractive, but the specification is top-notch and the screen, keyboard and touchpad are all perfectly usable. Plenty of professionals will be keen to get their hands on this system, if they can stomach the price tag.

July 5, 2012 by

7 Comments 5 Votes

Dell Vostro 3555

Despite a number of drawbacks, the Vostro 3555 could be a good buy if you're looking for a low-cost business workhorse. It's also the first business notebook we've seen with three USB 3.0 ports.

May 8, 2012 by Sandra Vogel

Comments 3 Votes

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