Laptop minimalism is a wonderful thing. With its new Notebook 9-series laptops, due early this year, Samsung takes reductionist design to a very attractive extreme.
The design of Lenovo’s convertible Yoga laptops has stayed more or less the same since convertible laptops first became a thing, but the company has been tweaking and changing to try and find the ultimate form of what’s meant to be the ultimate portable computer. The Yoga 900S is the thinnest and lightest yet.
The problem with technology shrinking is that our hands aren’t getting smaller, creating usability issues. Apple’s 12-inch MacBook is about as small as you can make a laptop with a full-size keyboard, but Japan’s King Jim has found a clever way to make its Portabook XMC10 even smaller.
For many, a laptop is a deeply personal device, one that gets used and abused even more than a smartphone. So you really want to love using it—especially if you’re going to spend upwards of $1,600 on something like Toshiba’s new Satellite Radius 12. But the impressive hardware doesn’t make this laptop worth the price…
Microsoft has finally got around to adding a Find My Device feature to Windows 10. As you might expect, it lets you identify where your laptop is, should it get lost or stolen. The new feature is part of the major update for Windows 10 rolled out earlier this month, and here’s how to activate it on your machine.
Here’s a crazy one. In the progression of gadgets to crawl from the primordial pool, Microsoft’s ambitious Surface Book feels like a punctuation mark. It’s a turn from the expected, and for me at least, it’s a computer so enticing, and habit changing, that I’m thinking—Hey, what about Windows?
Nobody knows what to make of the Microsoft Surface. It’s neat looking, but kind of awkward. Great at certain things and oddly tantalizing, but who’s it really for? Ack, fuck it. This latest hybrid iteration, the Surface Pro 4, is a refinement of sorts and sometimes subtle tweaks can go a long way toward making…
Crafting the perfect lap-friendly computing companion is a delicate balance between weight and performance. Add powerful processors, expect hefty returns. If lightweight is what you want, packing in the best processors, along with cooling systems, can be a challenge. For the new Yoga 900 Series, Lenovo decided to…
If your laptop is running out of juice more often than you’re finding yourself near a power source, you’ve got yourself a problem. While there are no new features in Apple’s new desktop operating system designed specifically to improve battery life, there are some tried and trusted methods you can use.
Dell has just announced a new Windows 2-in-1 tablet computer called XPS 12, which uses a series of magnets to turn into a laptop, along with a refresh of its existing XPS 13 and XPS 15 laptops.
Acer doubled down on gaming at the IFA tech show in Berlin, unveiling a barrage of new gaming gear including a Predator tablet and phone, 15- and 17-inch gaming laptops with Intel’s new Skylake processors, and powerful PCs—plus a 200Hz ultra-wide curved display.
If the Philips AmbiLux TV stole my heart with its audacious projected immersive lighting tech, the batshit-crazy ASUS ROG GX700 water-cooled gaming laptop has had the same effect for me but in a laptop. This thing is an absolute beast.
Chromebooks have come a long way since they were first introduced. While they used to be laptop-shaped browser machines, they’ve grown capable enough to actually stand up to other laptops. I didn’t expect to love my Chromebook, but it’s replaced my laptop for most of my work.
Acer is serious about external graphics—the idea that you can plug a graphics card into a relatively weak computer and make it more powerful whenever you need. How serious? The company will sell two computers with external graphics in mind, starting this year.
The new Lenovo Miix 700 is pretty much a straight-up clone of the Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3. Same size, same weight, same idea. I don’t care. The Surface was pretty great—minus a bunch of annoying flaws—and I can’t wait for someone to perfect it.
Toshiba is not a company normally known for pushing the bounds of laptop innovation and design. But change is afoot — first, with a surprisingly good full HD Chromebook, then a cheap-and-quite-cheerful Windows convertible, and now a fantastically bonkers 12.5-inch convertible laptop with a 4K Ultra HD display.
Batteries don’t last forever. All too soon, you’ll notice your laptop and/or smartphone don’t last as long as they used to. To maximize that (sometimes non-user-replaceable) battery’s lifespan and also get more juice out of it during the day, follow these top ten tips.