Chromebook sales are on the rise but the enterprise is still cool on the Google-powered machines.
Chromebook sales are on the rise but the enterprise is still cool on the Google-powered machines.
The Surface 3 with the optional keyboard is a great system for business trips. Using it with an iPad turns it into a near desktop capable system.
Both current models use the older Haswell chip from Intel and Apple's large laptop could benefit from the same Force Touch trackpad found on its smaller notebooks.
The crowd-funding revolution has led to a number of fascinating desktop, laptop, and tablet PC projects. Here are some of the most noteworthy -- and successful.
Dell's new XPS 13 is one of the best Ultrabooks you can buy and has a stunning 3200 x 1800-pixel screen. But do you need it? For most practical purposes, the cheaper models with 1920 x 1080-pixel screens are probably better buys.
AMD admits it has "lost some share" in computing and graphics. But it says new technology, a simpler product roadmap and more focused strategy will make it competitive once again in high-performance desktops and servers
Virtual reality has been largely confined to the consumer space, but VR devices are increasingly being targeted at the enterprise. This guide examines VR technology and its potential for business use.
The new notebook weighs a pound less than the MacBook Air, and even slightly less than the new MacBook, though it's not quite as thin.
Linux is for everyone from 13 to 84. Don't believe me? See for yourself.
The new accessory uses Intel's Wireless Gigabit technology to eliminate the need for cables to attach to the notebook docking station.
The 15.6-inch laptop, powered by an Intel Celeron processor, also claims battery life of up to 11.5 hours.
As part of the rollout, HP dangles the Envy x360, a large 2-in-1 that may appeal to business users.
Mobile technology makes it possible for some folks to regularly exit the cubicle and work outside the office. It's not the same as desk work, so be smart and make it more productive.
There's a lot of new and innovative technology inside Apple's new MacBook, but it's clear that reparability wasn't high on the agenda.
The Omen Pro brings some style to professional laptops in a package that's just 0.78 inches thick, but with powerful specs like an Intel Core i7 quad-core processor, Nvidia Quadro K1100M graphics, and HP's Z Turbo Drive PCIe SSD.
With the Asus Transformer Book T100 Chi going on sale in the UK today, I spent the weekend trying one. It's a big improvement on the current T100TA 2-in-1 Windows 8.1 detachable, at some extra cost, but shares some of its limitations.
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.
Owning a gadget means finding a good gear bag to carry it on the road. Bags can vary in form, from the popular backpack to the simple laptop-style case. Whether your priority is cost or style, you’ll find a good gear bag here.
Lenovo has updated the ThinkPad Tablet 2, and the ThinkPad 10 may be the best Windows tablet.
Windows 8 supports several form factors and this hybrid from Acer can morph into most of them.
The Surface Pro 3 is Microsoft's latest entry to the tablet/hybrid space. It doesn't compete with tablets, it's more a laptop replacement device. These alternatives may be a better fit for some than the new Surface.
The refreshed model of Lenovo's Yoga bends over backward to do everything.
The ThinkPad line of laptops has long been the standard for business. The latest model is the best of the lot, by far.
News that Sony is considering selling its PC business prompted me to dig out my first Vaio laptop - an unusual device that gave you four computers in one.
The Windows 8.1 update brought big improvements for snap view, the ability to have multiple apps on screen at the same time. The possibilities are endless, and these 10 uses are a good jumping off point.
Billionaire retailer Gerry Harvey yesterday said that the debate about foreign retailers not being forced to collect GST on some Australian purchases had been misconstrued as a battle between the internet and companies like his own Harvey Norman empire.
Tablet computers may be the gadget of the moment, but what if you could turn any surface in your home into an interactive hot zone? Intel's Oasis technology recognizes ordinary objects instantly and transforms bathroom or kitchen countertops into touch screens. ZDNet's Sumi Das gets a cooking class courtesy of these smart counters.
At the Gartner Symposium ITxpo in Orlando, Fla., Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer talks to analysts about the possibility of a Windows Phone 7 tablet.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveils two new versions of the MacBook Air, describing the new notebook line as what would likely result if a MacBook and an iPad "hooked up." The new design features a trackpad with Multi-Touch support, a much longer battery life, and flash storage options.
Nicholas Negroponte touts the importance of tablets at Mobilize 2010 in San Francisco. The One Laptop Per Child founder says physical books are too expensive, take up too much space, and are hard to update for the developing world. He says the next step is for kids to use tablets to make things instead of just using the devices for consumption.
RIM President and Co-CEO Mike Lazaridis introduces the BlackBerry PlayBook, a 7-inch touch screen tablet with Web browsing, multitasking, and even Flash.
At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Dell's Dave Zavelson shows off the company's new 10-inch Windows 7 tablet. Its standout feature is the ability to open up the case, flip the screen, and then convert it into a laptop design. The tablet will be available later this year.
At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Intel VP Renee James unveils a new MeeGo tablet and smart TV, both running the company's Atom processor. MeeGo is an open-source software project targeting Intel customers looking to add their customized interface to Internet-enabled devices.
Dell's Inspiron 13 7000 Series supports laptop and tablet modes, and shines in the screen and storage departments. We're less impressed with its build quality and battery life, though, and would appreciate an Ethernet port.
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.