Archive for Chris Holmes

  • Toshiba NB550D-10G mini
    4 out of 5

    Toshiba NB550D-10G mini

    By 28 February 2011

    One of the first notebooks with AMD's new “APU” - that's a CPU and discrete GPU combined into one - packed into the case of a netbook that's also crammed with extras like Harman Kardon speakers, the Toshiba NB550 mini is a bit different. Is it an...

  • Dell Inspiron Duo
    3.5 out of 5

    Dell Inspiron Duo

    By 21 February 2011

    Screen-flipping, keyboard-packing, rugged yet stylish; with its rotating touchscreen, real keyboard and dual core Atom processor, the Inspiron Duo looks as if it ought to be the perfect combination of high-end netbook and tablet. Things start well, for...

  • Asus Eee PC Seashell 1015PEM review
    3.5 out of 5

    Asus Eee PC Seashell 1015PEM review

    By 14 February 2011

    The tapered matte black (or blue, or red or white) case of the Eee PC 1015PEM not only shows far fewer fingerprints than its glossy 1005PE predecessor; it also conceals an unusually feature-packed netbook, for much the same price. The dual-core Atom N550...

  • Dell XPS 15 L501X
    4 out of 5

    Dell XPS 15 L501X

    By 7 February 2011

    For a widescreen 15-inch laptop, the latest version of the Dell XPS 15 is a huge - if stylish - slab of a machine. The hefty base, with a curved cutout for the dropped hinge and stereo JBL speakers flanking the keyboard, makes the screen look slender...

  • HP EliteBook 2740p
    4 out of 5

    HP EliteBook 2740p

    By 31 January 2011

    PC makers taking a swing at the tablet market tend to go for low-power, lightweight systems to compete with the iPad, but that means they’re giving you a netbook experience at rather more than a netbook price. With the EliteBook 2740p, HP has gone in...