Laptops archive

  • Acer Aspire V5 series updated, V7 introduced, bringing slim and light notebook options
    Laptops

    Acer Aspire V5 series updated, V7 introduced, bringing slim and light notebook options

    By 3 May 2013

    Acer has announced an updated line of Aspire V5 notebooks, as well as introducing a new V7 Ultrabook, at a press event in New York. The Acer Aspire V5 brings with it a number of enhancements over the previous generation, including 8 per cent larger key...

  • Acer Aspire P3 revealed: Tablet meets Ultrabook in easy-to-detach design
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    Acer Aspire P3 revealed: Tablet meets Ultrabook in easy-to-detach design

    By 3 May 2013

    Acer has announced a slew of new devices, including the Aspire P3, an 11.6-inch tablet-meets-Ultrabook which can be used as a powerful tablet or easily attached to its dock to take the form of a laptop. With a weight of 1.4kg and measuring in at just...

  • Apple to unveil redesigned Finder in OS X 10.9, iOS coming later in the year
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    Apple to unveil redesigned Finder in OS X 10.9, iOS coming later in the year

    By 29 April 2013

    Apple is planning a more restrained approach to the look and feel of OS X 10.9, with changes geared towards power-users rather than entirely overhauled functionality.  Word from 9to5mac is that the new OS X, internally codenamed “Cabernet,” is...

  • Samsung Ativ brand now covers all Windows PCs, SideSync feature draws your Android smartphone closer
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    Samsung Ativ brand now covers all Windows PCs, SideSync feature draws your Android smartphone closer

    By 26 April 2013

    Samsung has announced that it is expanding the Ativ brand name to include all Windows PC, not just the Windows-based smartphones and hybrid tablets. The move, Samsung says, is designed to give the company "one cohesive brand" to sit alongside the Galaxy...

  • HP launches its first Chromebook, the Pavilion 14
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    HP launches its first Chromebook, the Pavilion 14

    By 24 April 2013

    HP is the latest manufacturer to enter into the world of affordable Chromebooks with the Pavilion 14. The laptop features a 14-inch display with HP BrightView tech. What does this mean? Basically, that the screen is easier to read and brighter than most,...

  • Acer to reveal Star Trek Into Darkness convertible laptop on 3 May
    Laptops

    Acer to reveal Star Trek Into Darkness convertible laptop on 3 May

    By 22 April 2013

    Acer has teased a new convertible laptop for a 3 May reveal, which looks to be based around the yet to be released Star Trek Into Darkness movie. The teaser trailer, which sees Kirk and chums falling off of things alongside an Acer laptop, gives a few...

  • New Windows 8.1 'Blue' builds leak with further SkyDrive integration
    Laptops

    New Windows 8.1 'Blue' builds leak with further SkyDrive integration

    By 21 April 2013

    Two new builds of Windows 8.1 have leaked online, giving us an indication of what to expect when it inevitably launches to the masses later this year. Build 9369 leaked earlier in the week and build 9374 leaked today, both not revealing anything too major,...

  • Microsoft sees 23 per cent more revenue from Windows, posts $20.49B in revenue for Q3 2013
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    Microsoft sees 23 per cent more revenue from Windows, posts $20.49B in revenue for Q3 2013

    By 18 April 2013

    Microsoft has reported its Q3 2013 earnings, showing quarterly revenue of $20.49 billion, which is up 18 per cent versus the quarter last year. It was a solid quarter for the folks in Redmond, as operating income was $7.61 billion, up 8 per cent year-over-year...

  • Kerpow! The Macbook Keyboard Super Hero Skin
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    Kerpow! The Macbook Keyboard Super Hero Skin

    By 18 April 2013

    Bang, crash, smack! That's probably just some of the words you'll be saying when you bash out emails with this cool MacBook keyboard super hero skin that features icons, badges, and caricatures of all your favourite super heros and villains.   A quick...

  • Welcome to the new-look Pocket-lint
    Online

    Welcome to the new-look Pocket-lint

    By 18 April 2013

    In the last 10 years, the way people access and consume the internet has changed drastically. No wait, in the last 3 years the way people access and consume the internet has changed drastically. Scratch that, in the last 6 months, the way people access...

  • Toshiba unveils 13.3-inch Kirabook with Retina-like quality, starting at $1599
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    Toshiba unveils 13.3-inch Kirabook with Retina-like quality, starting at $1599

    By 17 April 2013

    Toshiba has announced its new Kira premium range, and with it, has unveiled its new Kirabook, a 13.3-inch Ultrabook with a native resolution of 2560-by-1440 pixels. The Kirabook is touting Toshiba’s new PixelPure display, offering a pretty impressive...

  • Next wave of Apple Macs to feature superfast Wi-Fi? OS X 10.8.4 code suggests so
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    Next wave of Apple Macs to feature superfast Wi-Fi? OS X 10.8.4 code suggests so

    By 10 April 2013

    Bar knowing that Apple will sooner or later refresh its Mac computer line-up, we know little about what they might feature in the way of enhanced technologies. Intel has announced a next-gen Thunderbolt pipeline, so that could well feature, but there...

  • Intel announces next-gen Thunderbolt with 4K video support and faster speeds
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    Intel announces next-gen Thunderbolt with 4K video support and faster speeds

    By 9 April 2013

    Intel has announced its next-generation Thunderbolt technology, which allows for the connection of external peripherals to a computer at insane speeds. The new technology, codenamed Falcon Ridge, is set to go into production sometime in 2014.  Falcon...

  • Inside Microsoft's Edison lab: Creating a see-through computer
    Tablets

    Inside Microsoft's Edison lab: Creating a see-through computer

    By 2 April 2013

    In 2009, Microsoft showed off a video in which it tried to predict the kinds of technology we would be using in the next five to ten years. One of the ideas that starts its Productivity Future Vision 2009 video is the Magic Window:  a pane of glass in...

  • Microsoft's 3D Haptic feedback display shows a very touchy future
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    Microsoft's 3D Haptic feedback display shows a very touchy future

    By 28 March 2013

    Microsoft has envisioned a new form of 3D display that lets you feel objects on the screen by allowing you to push the screen itself to create a sense of resistance. At a demo of the very early prototype for Pocket-lint at the company's headquarters in...

  • Toffee messenger satchel review
    Laptops 4 out of 5

    Toffee messenger satchel review

    By 25 March 2013

    Increasingly compact laptops like the MacBook Air, Ultrabook and perhaps even devices like the Microsoft Surface mean we no longer want, or need, the hideously unfashionable laptop bag of old. And thank goodness, because the death of those ugly monstrosities...

  • Ubi: The new Windows 8 Kinect app turns any surface touchscreen
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    Ubi: The new Windows 8 Kinect app turns any surface touchscreen

    By 20 March 2013

    A new technology that will turn any surface into a touchscreen with the help of a PC, a projector and Microsoft Kinect has come out of beta and up for pre-order. Created by Ubi Interactive and a part of Microsoft's Kinect accelerator programme, the new...

  • Acer Aspire V5 Touch (V5-571P-53316G50) review
    Laptops 3.5 out of 5

    Acer Aspire V5 Touch (V5-571P-53316G50) review

    By 5 March 2013

    Laptops seem to fall into two main camps these days: pricey Ultrabook-like models that, let's face it, can be astronomically expensive, and those less-hot budget models such as Chromebooks and those plastic-chassis lower-spec models. Then there's the...

  • Chromebook Pixel review
    Laptops 3.5 out of 5

    Chromebook Pixel review

    By 4 March 2013

    The Chromebook Pixel sits in a category all of its own, which some might say is the ultimate expression of form over function. Every inch of this premium Chromebook has been scrutinised, honed and perfected. That’s exactly what Google intended when...

  • Microsoft Surface Pro UK launch due soon... Finally!
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    Microsoft Surface Pro UK launch due soon... Finally!

    By 1 March 2013

    Microsoft has announced further availability for both its Surface RT and Surface Pro tablets, beginning in late March.  Most notably, the Surface Pro will go beyond the US and Canada, into the UK, Australia, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong...

  • Logitech K810 wireless bluetooth keyboard review
    Laptops 4 out of 5

    Logitech K810 wireless bluetooth keyboard review

    By 26 February 2013

    Despite the fact that touchscreens are becoming ubiquitous, it seems as if a keyboard is still an essential part of life. There has yet to be a tablet or phone that feels as good, or allows you to type as fast, as you would be able to on a full Qwerty...

  • Google announces high-end Chromebook Pixel, we go hands-on
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    Google announces high-end Chromebook Pixel, we go hands-on

    By 21 February 2013

    Google has revealed its anticipated high-end next-generation Chromebook, known as the Chromebook Pixel. Sundar Pichai, senior vice-president of Chrome and apps at Google, introduced the new premium Google notebook, which is pitched at the premium Chrome...

  • Apple Mac mini (Late 2012) review
    Laptops 4 out of 5

    Apple Mac mini (Late 2012) review

    By 20 February 2013

    Sitting here looking at our Windows-based desktop and, next to it, the Mac Mini, we're starting to wonder if the full-sized desktop is running toward the end of its lifespan. Sure, gamers want a big powerful machine with loads of cooling and a super-powerful...

  • Medion Erazer X7819 brings plenty of power for the price
    Gaming

    Medion Erazer X7819 brings plenty of power for the price

    By 20 February 2013

    Medion has announced the Erazer X7819 laptop. Priced at £899, it has to be one of the most powerful laptops we have seen for the money. For just under a grand you get a 2.4 GHz Intel Core i7-3630QM processor, 16GB of RAM, 750 GB of hard drive space and,...

  • HP Envy x2 review
    Laptops 3.5 out of 5

    HP Envy x2 review

    By 14 February 2013

    HP's take on the Windows 8 tablet-meets-laptop concept comes in the form of the Envy x2, an 11.6-inch brushed-aluminium hybrid that, on initial inspection, looks to be a quality nugget of glistening tech. Under the silver-like skin there's the likes of...