Windows 8.1 Update Coming in Spring; Windows Phone Sees Nine New Hardware Partners

Windows 8.1 Update Coming in Spring; Windows Phone Sees Nine New Hardware Partners

NEWS  /  24 Feb 2014  /  25 weeks ago

At Mobile World Congress, Microsoft has revealed that an update to Windows 8.1 will arrive this spring. And Windows Phone has gained several new hardware partners.

ASUS Zenbook UX302 review

ASUS Zenbook UX302 - The Classiest Zenbook Yet

REVIEW  /  17 Feb 2014

Very few 13.3-inch Ultrabooks are armed with both an Intel Haswell processor and a discrete NVIDIA GPU - in fact, there's only two: Acer's Aspire S3 (2013) and the notebook we'll be reviewing, ASUS' Zenbook UX302. But with extra power comes extra size and weight. Is the trade-off worth it? We find out.

Sony to Sell PC Business; TV Business to Become Wholly-owned Subsidiary

Sony to Sell PC Business; TV Business to Become Wholly-owned Subsidiary

NEWS  /  06 Feb 2014  /  27 weeks ago

Sony has just announced its intention to sell its PC business. The still-bleeding TV business is safe for now, but the company will split it out and make it a wholly-owned subsidiary.

Sony in Talks To Sell its PC Business

Sony in Talks To Sell its PC Business

NEWS  /  05 Feb 2014  /  28 weeks ago

According to Japanese news service Nikkei, Sony could be in talks to sell off its PC business to investment fund, Japan Industrial Partners, in a deal worth up to 50 billion yen (S$625 million).

ASUS Gives HWZ Members an Exclusive Hands-on Session with New Zenbooks

ASUS Gives HWZ Members an Exclusive Hands-on Session with New Zenbooks

FEATURE  /  04 Feb 2014

Over a weekend, ASUS and HardwareZone organized a cozy hands-on session that gave our forum members an exclusive look at the new Zenbook UX301 and Zenbook UX302 notebooks. Check out what took place at the local ASUS office!

Panasonic Toughbook CF-LX3 review

Panasonic Toughbook CF-LX3 - Featherweight Toughbook

REVIEW  /  24 Jan 2014

The CF-LX3 is Panasonic's latest 'business rugged' toughbook, and is shock-resistant and drop-resistant for falls of up to 76cm. The 14-inch notebook is also incredibly light, at just 1.2kg for the 3-cell battery model. Despite this, it's not actually an Ultrabook - but will that hold it back from competing with other enterprise Ultrabooks? We find out.

Are We Looking at the Beginning of a Display Resolution War?

Are We Looking at the Beginning of a Display Resolution War?

BLOG  /  24 Jan 2014

Full-HD, Retina Display, QHD and now 4K displays, are notebook makers on the brink of a display resolution war?

HP Brings Back Windows 7 "By Popular Demand"

HP Brings Back Windows 7 "By Popular Demand"

NEWS  /  21 Jan 2014  /  30 weeks ago

HP has a new solution for customers frustrated with Microsoft's Windows 8 OS: bring back Windows 7 and even offer a discount incentive for customers that opt for the older OS!

Sony Vaio Fit 13A (Intel Core i5) review

Sony Vaio Fit 13A - Fit to Flip

REVIEW  /  18 Jan 2014

The Sony Vaio Fit 13A is Sony's second convertible Ultrabook. In fact, Sony boasts the Fit 13A has the best of the older Vaio Duo 13 and Pro 13 laptops. Using the latest fourth generation Intel Core U-series processor, 8GB RAM and SSD storage, we check out this good looking convertible and if it can best its close competitors - including Sony's own stable of Ultrabooks.

Acer Knows Why it Failed, but Fails to Give Details on Future Plans

Acer Knows Why it Failed, but Fails to Give Details on Future Plans

NEWS  /  14 Jan 2014  /  31 weeks ago

In his first press conference as Acer's new CEO, Jason did not provide specifics as to the future of the company and instead dwelt on reasons why the company failed.

5 Key Takeaways from CES 2014 (Plus Michael Bay)

5 Key Takeaways from CES 2014 (Plus Michael Bay)

FEATURE  /  10 Jan 2014

Like every other year, this year's edition of CES is a massive deluge of news and product releases. If the avalanche of coverage is giving you a headache, or literally TL;DR, we've the solution. Just give us 5 minutes to tell you the five key things you should know from this year's show.

Toshiba First in World to Reveal 4K Notebooks

Toshiba First in World to Reveal 4K Notebooks

NEWS  /  10 Jan 2014  /  31 weeks ago

Toshiba has recently revealed the world's first 4K (3840 x 2160 pixels resolution) notebooks at CES 2014 -- the Toshiba Tecra W50, a thin-and-light 15.6-inch professional mobile workstation, and the Toshiba Satellite P50t, a 15.6-inch thin-and-light consumer notebook with a touchscreen.

Hands-on: Lenovo Miix 2

Hands-on: Lenovo Miix 2

FEATURE  /  10 Jan 2014

At CES 2014, Lenovo unveiled the Miix 2 range of Windows 8.1 dockable tablets, which brings the 'rip and flip' design of Lenovo's Thinkpad Helix to its consumer lineup. Available in 10- and 11-inch form factors, can the Miix 2 achieve the same success as Lenovo's popular Yoga convertible Ultrabooks? We take a closer look.

Hands-on: Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon (2014)

Hands-on: Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon (2014)

FEATURE  /  08 Jan 2014

At CES 2014, Lenovo unveiled a new and improved version of one of its most popular Thinkpad enterprise notebooks, the X1 Carbon, which is now sleeker, lighter, and has a few extra tricks up its sleeve. We take a closer look.

AMD Sneaks in 3 'New' GPUs for the Mobile Radeon R9/R7/R5 Series

AMD Sneaks in 3 'New' GPUs for the Mobile Radeon R9/R7/R5 Series

NEWS  /  08 Jan 2014  /  32 weeks ago

While AMD executives were busy focusing on their APU strategy for the desktop, gaming and mobile space, they also managed to make a quick update of three new GPUs to join the notebook mobile Radeon graphics line-up. But are they really new? We give you our findings.

Aorus X7 Holds Title of Lightest and Slimmest GTX SLI Gaming Laptop (For Now)

Aorus X7 Holds Title of Lightest and Slimmest GTX SLI Gaming Laptop (For Now)

NEWS  /  08 Jan 2014  /  32 weeks ago

The newly launched Aorus X7 is touted by Aorus to be the thinnest and lightest GTX SLI gaming notebook on the planet. It weighs only 2.9kg and measures 22.9mm thick, and is powered by a pair of NVIDIA GTX 765M GPUs for extreme gaming performance.

Microsoft Should Be Worried: Android on Windows Gets Real with Intel & AMD

Microsoft Should Be Worried: Android on Windows Gets Real with Intel & AMD

NEWS  /  07 Jan 2014  /  32 weeks ago

Sure, we've seen dual-booting Windows/Android hybrids before. But convergence just got real at CES, as both Intel and AMD confirmed plans to help PC makers shoehorn Android onto Windows devices.

Lenovo Bets on Multimode Computing with Yoga 2, Miix 2 and Horizon 2

Lenovo Bets on Multimode Computing with Yoga 2, Miix 2 and Horizon 2

NEWS  /  07 Jan 2014  /  32 weeks ago

Lenovo has revealed a slew of products that shows their commitment to multimode computing. There's the Lenovo Yoga 2, Miix 2 and Horizon 2, all of which are improved follow-ups to popular products released last year.

Sony Expands Vaio Fit Notebook Series with New 11-inch Vaio Fit 11A Ultra-Portable Notebook

Sony Expands Vaio Fit Notebook Series with New 11-inch Vaio Fit 11A Ultra-Portable Notebook

NEWS  /  07 Jan 2014  /  32 weeks ago

Sony has just unveiled the 11.6-inch Vaio Fit 11A convertible ultra-portable notebook. This device is essentially an 11-inch version of the recently released Sony Vaio Fit series of convertible notebooks, with the only difference being its Intel Bay Trail-M processor.

ASUS Reveals the Transformer Book Duet, a Quad Mode, Dual-OS Hybrid Notebook

ASUS Reveals the Transformer Book Duet, a Quad Mode, Dual-OS Hybrid Notebook

NEWS  /  07 Jan 2014  /  32 weeks ago

ASUS has just announced the existence of the ASUS Transformer Book Duet (TD300), a hybrid Ultrabook that is able to quickly switch to Android in just four seconds, without having to connect to its keyboard dock. This means that the Android operating system will be able to fully utilize the full power of the Duet's fourth generation Intel Core U-series processor.

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