Sandra Vogel

Latest from Sandra Vogel

Show search filters
Toshiba Portégé R700-15Q

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.

August 27, 2010 by in Laptops

Lenovo ThinkPad T510

Lenovo ThinkPad T510

Lenovo's ThinkPad T510 is heavy, but in exchange you get solid build quality and a large screen. The keyboard is well designed and although battery life isn't great, this notebook is likely to spend more of its time on the desk than on the move.

February 1, 2011 by in Laptops

Samsung Q40

Samsung Q40

Samsung produces some very stylish and effective ultraportable notebooks, the last of which we examined was the Q35. With the latest member of the Q range, the Q40, Samsung claims to have delivered the world’s thinnest and lightest notebook with a 12.1in. widescreen. With the promise of extra-long battery life and HSDPA support dropped into the mix, on paper this looks like a superb little system.

May 9, 2007 by in Laptops

Sony VAIO S VPCS13V9E/B

Sony VAIO S VPCS13V9E/B

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.

January 25, 2011 by in Laptops

Fujitsu Siemens Esprimo Mobile U9200

Fujitsu Siemens Esprimo Mobile U9200

<p>Fujitsu Siemens has introduced a new range of notebooks for professionals, called Esprimo Mobile. Initially this comprises three systems: the 15.4in., 2.5kg D9500; the 14.1in., 2.2kg M9400; and the 12.1in., 1.8kg <a href="http://www.fujitsu-siemens.co.uk/products/mobile/notebooks/esprimo_mobile_u.html">U9200</a>, reviewed here. All three models have integrated 3G connectivity. </p>

October 25, 2007 by in Laptops

Fujitsu Siemens LifeBook S-6120

Fujitsu Siemens LifeBook S-6120

Fujitsu Siemens has a reputation for producing stylish and well-featured notebooks, although they're not always the most affordable systems. The new LifeBook S series, some of which feature Intel's Centrino technology, is not going to shake that reputation, if our experience of a pre-production sample of the S-6120 model is any indication. This Centrino system, which provides 802.11b and Bluetooth along with a zippy 1.6GHz Pentium M processor, comes in at £1,499 (ex. VAT), which is a little more than we'd like.

June 4, 2003 by in Laptops

Sony VAIO VGN-SZ4XWN/C

Sony VAIO VGN-SZ4XWN/C

A 'premium carbon fibre notebook for professionals', the <a href="http://vaio.sony.co.uk/view/ShowProduct.action?product=VGN-SZ4XWN%2FC&site=voe_en_GB_cons&category=VN+SZ+Series">VAIO VGN-SZ4XWN/C</a> has everything you’d expect from Sony in terms of sleek design and careful attention to detail. The presence of a built-in camera, fingerprint recognition and HSDPA support mark it out as a serious notebook for business use. However, it's very expensive, and we are concerned about one aspect of the build quality.

April 27, 2007 by in Laptops

Dell Latitude E4200

Dell Latitude E4200

<p> Dell's <a href="http://www1.euro.dell.com/content/products/category.aspx/latit?c=uk&l=en&s=bsd&cs=ukbsdt1&~ck=bt">Latitude</a> range of business notebooks includes two whose lid sections come in a range of colours. The <a href="http://www1.euro.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/laptop_latitude_e4200?c=uk&cs=ukbsdt1&l=en&s=bsd">E4200</a> is one of these and you can choose between black, blue, pink and the blood-red that we were sent. It's hardly an innovative idea, but it might bring a smile to the face of a jaded business traveller or two. More innovative &mdash; and useful &mdash; is Dell's <a href="http://info.rsc-eastern.ac.uk/files/events/_941_DellLatitude-On.pdf">Latitude ON Reader</a>, a technology that allows access to some notebook functions without booting the full operating system. </p>

January 22, 2009 by in Laptops

Fujitsu Siemens LifeBook Q2010

Fujitsu Siemens LifeBook Q2010

Choosing appropriate notebook computers for different staff within an organisation can be a dilemma. What features do different people need, and how do you ensure that the upper echelons receive systems befitting their station in corporate life? Such questions are taken seriously enough within some organisations for notebook manufacturers to want to cater for the executive market, and Fujitsu Siemens has done so with gusto with its sleek and shiny LifeBook Q2010.

September 28, 2006 by in Laptops