Smartphones and tablets aren’t the only gadgets getting thinner and lighter. If you’ve put off upgrading your business notebook, it’s time for another look. The three 14-inch models I've been testing show the business laptop has come a long way.
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Chromebooks are catching on and it’s easy to see why. They are cheap, easy to set up and maintain, and have enough features to satisfy many users. But what can you get done without an Internet connection? More than you might expect.
I've yet to to find a hybrid that is both a great laptop and a good tablet. But the latest version of the Dell XPS 12, which has been updated with Intel's Haswell processor, comes pretty close.
Lately the lines between a PC and tablet have been blurred by Windows 8 systems that employ all sorts of tricks. One of the most ambitious to date is the Acer Aspire R7, which I’ve been testing for a few weeks.
The new MacBook Air may look a lot like the old MacBook Air, but the battery life improvement delivered by Intel’s fourth-generation Core processor looks significant.
This week has been all about 2-in-1 devices, but Asus is attempting to top that with a system meant to do triple duty as tablet, laptop and desktop. The Transformer Book Trio was one of several products Asus announced at Computex.
There is no shortage of wireless display technologies, but most are cord-cutting technologies designed to mirror your device's display on a TV. Mersive's Solstice is more ambitious. It allows multiple users to stream images from their smartphones, tablets, or laptops to a single, large display over wi-fi.
The touch interface is only just beginning to make the leap to PCs. But the industry is already working on other, more novel, ways to interact with computers and mobile devices.
Windows 8 has shifted the focus to tablets and convertibles. But there's still no substitute for a real laptop, and there is plenty of room left for innovation. For the past few weeks, I've been trying out several laptops that are leading the way.
Lenovo has announced a lineup of Windows 8 hybrids designed to work as both laptops and tablets. Rather than choosing one convertible design, the company will offer several models including two versions of the flexible Yoga.