Articles about Laptops
The final weekend for holiday shopping can't match Black Friday for sales, but procrastinators can save a little on iPads with these specials.
The software helps users move files from their Android, iOS, and Windows devices to an Intel-powered laptop running the Chrome OS.
There are lots of Linux laptops, but none that have the Free Software Foundation's blessings. That may change.
'Our new gadget is the thinnest!' The fact is, that doesn't matter very much anymore.
Do you own a Lenovo notebook? Time to check to see if your power cord is subject to a recall due to reports of some overheating and burning.
This premium laptop that impressed us when we reviewed it is now heavily discounted by Lenovo.
A new IDC report claims that more laptops based on Google's Chrome OS were shipped to schools in the third quarter than Apple's tablets, thanks in no small part to the notebooks' low price.
The industry’s response to the tablet has been to push touch in laptops. If the shelves of Best Buy are any indication, it seems to have worked. So why are there now reports that touchscreen laptops will be phased out?
There are no shortage of sales on Chromebooks, highlighted by an 11.6-inch Acer for just $149.99.
There aren't as many sales as on Black Friday, but there are a few good specials if you are looking for an iPad mini, iMac, or MacBook.
AMD is trying to regain its mojo in PCs. Last week the company updated its mobile roadmap and provided the first details on two chips slated to ship next year. But the next big bets for AMD won’t arrive until 2016.
Intel's annual meeting with analysts this week didn’t answer all of my questions--detailed product roadmaps seem to be a thing of the past for chipmakers. But we did learn a lot about where Intel is headed.
The folks at Acer have given ZDNet advance notice for some good deals for Black Friday.
Intel's annual sit-down with investors today comes at an interesting time both for the company and the industry. Analysts have lots of questions.
The electronics retailer is also taking $50 off a Steam Machine gaming PC console and offering a Lenovo Windows 8.1 desktop for $199.99, though its deals are only available in its retail stores.
A Chromebook may be all you need for all your computing needs. Here's the best of the breed so far.
This year brought mobile gear that changed the way I work and captured a lot of my money.
This new laptop is the very definition of the term Ultrabook.
The first Chromebook with the Nvidia Tegra is going to shake things up, especially for Intel.
Apple's next generation desktop and notebook operating system will land on MacBooks around the world in fall. Here are six things to look forward to.
Touchscreens are becoming the norm on laptops as they add a new dimension for working with the system. MacBooks have great trackpads that make a touchscreen unnecessary when used properly.
Lenovo has entered the Chromebook consumer space with a touchscreen model.
A high-spec laptop for design, a budget laptop for reading or a decent all-rounder -- whatever your student needs going back to school, you can find it here.
School will soon be in session and a Chromebook may be just what you need for the coming academic year.
Say what you will about the dual personality of Windows 8.1 but there are some things it does better than the mobile competition.
Given how far it's come, mobile technology is not very old. In the early days, some outstanding gadgets set the stage for the mobile tech of today. These are six of them that had a big impact.
The C720 is one of the first Chromebooks to ship with an Intel Core i3 processor. We go hands on to see if all the excitement is justified.
What do tech bloggers say when asked what their favorite, essential and most useful gadgets and tech products are? The answers from the team at ZDNet may surprise you.
I carried my iPad mini in the Case Logic QuickFlip case while commuting with the Griffith Park. Both are high quality products with cool design features.
Most Windows hybrids are reasonable laptop substitutes with a keyboard dock. The Venue 11 Pro is a genuine laptop replacement with Dell’s dock.
Apple's Phil Schiller shows off the company's new ultra thin and light MacBook Pro at WWDC 2012 in San Francisco. The new laptop is 0.71 inches thick, with a 220-pixels-per-inch display and screen resolution of 2,880 by 1,800. It starts shipping June 11 for $2,199.
The business world is just starting to catch up to the trend. Workers are faced with older technology, slow laptops or both, graciously provided by their company, are bringing their own to the office. Their current and fast devices offer more freedom and familiarity, but it comes with a possible cost to the enterprise. So how can organizations balance what employees want with what can be properly managed?Join Emmy Award winning journalist Jonas Tichenor as he dives into the trend with ZDNet Editor-in-Chief Larry Dignan and TechRepublic Editor-in-Chief Jason Hiner. You'll get a better perspective on what's driving the trend in the enterprise and where it may be going in the future.
At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Intel CEO Paul Otellini discusses Intel’s notebook venture as the “most satisfying and complete computer experience” ever with a sleeker and lighter design and a long battery life at mainstream prices. The first Ultrabooks have already started shipping from select partners and more will be on the way by the holiday season this year.
At Hewlett-Packard's event in San Francisco today, Senior Vice President and GM Jon Rubinstein shows off the company's long-awaited tablet. Running WebOS, the TouchPad features a 9.7-inch screen and is designed to work in conjunction with the company's WebOS-based smartphones.
Eurocom has managed to pack a set of server-class components into a clamshell form factor without making too many compromises. The Panther 5SE is expensive though, so you'll need to make a good use case for buying one.
Lenovo's Yoga 3 Pro ultrabook, which is based on a 14nm Intel Broadwell platform, makes an impressive debut.
It's difficult to fault the Dell Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme on toughness grounds. However, you're unlikely to get day-long battery life from the entry-level configuration with the standard 6-cell battery.
If you need a Windows 8.1 computer that's flexible enough to be a tablet, a laptop (if you add the optional keyboard) and even (if you add the optional docking station) a desktop PC, then the Surface Pro 3 manages the trade-offs as well as anything on the market.
The Precision M2800 is an impressive mobile workstation. We have just a couple of niggles: the touchpad is too small, and we'd prefer the top-of-the-range model's 128GB SSD to be bigger.
If you're seeking a well-specified mobile workstation with plenty of configuration options, Fujitsu's Celsius H730 is a worthy contender. It's not cheap, but the PalmSecure palm-vein authentication looks like a valuable addition.
HP's 14-inch EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 combines ultrabook elegance with MIL-STD 810G robustness. It has a great screen and performs well, but lacks integrated VGA and Ethernet ports. You'll pay a premium price too.
The thin, lightweight and stylish Kira-101's standout feature is its high-resolution 13.3-inch touchscreen. It delivers solid performance and good battery life, but the price is high.
The 10.1-inch Transformer Book T100 is a well made and attractively priced hybrid Windows 8.1 tablet. However, its moderate specification and small size make it difficult to recommend as your primary Windows device.
The ThinkPad Yoga is heavy and short of on-board connectors — an Ethernet port being the most glaring omission. Otherwise it's difficult to fault this ingeniously designed tablet.
The Latitude E7240 is solidly made and well connected, delivering impressive performance in a thoughtful design. It's let down by the keyboard and a lack of configuration options, turning what could have been a superb business ultrabook into merely a very good one.
The ThinkPad X240 offers plentiful configuration options, tried-and-trusted design, solid build quality and a twin battery configuration that delivers long battery life. Overall, this is an excellent business ultrabook.
If you need a transportable workstation with top-notch performance for demanding design, visualisation, analysis or content-creation work, Eurocom's Panther 5D delivers the goods — if you can stomach the price.
This excellent Windows 8 tablet/ultrabook hybrid has a well-designed keyboard docking mechanism, typically solid build quality and a specification well suited to mainstream business use. It has a hefty price tag, though, and the lack of SD-based storage expansion is perplexing.
Fujitsu's new Lifebook E-Line offers an attractive design and solid build quality, with plenty of configuration options and (common) accessories. The optional modular Bay Projector is interesting, but you'll need to weigh its utility against the £280 price tag.
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- 2 Microsoft Surface Pro 3 review: Impressive hybrid tablet, but keyboard should be bundled
- 3 Walmart drops original Apple iPad mini price to $199 for Black Friday 2014
- 4 Staples Black Friday 2014 deals include $239 Apple iPad mini 2, $99.99 Asus Windows laptop
- 5 Six months with the Asus Transformer Book T100: Still a top Windows hybrid