Asus Zenbook UX305 Review: A Great Laptop for Only £650

The new MacBook is way too thin. The Dell XPS 13 is the Windows laptop to beat. But say you’re looking for a slightly cheaper razor-thin machine? Starting at £649, the new Asus UX305 is a pretty damn good deal. Read More >>

Dell’s New XPS 13 Hands On: A Sleek, Slick, Rock Solid Laptop Dreamboat

On paper, Dell's new XPS 13 seems impossibly good for the $800 (UK price TBC) starter price. It leaves you thinking "what's the catch?" I just saw it in person, and to be honest I couldn't find it. This thing seems fantastic. Read More >>

Lenovo LaVie Z: A Laptop So Light I Can Hardly Believe it’s Real

There's a certain baseline weight you expect when you pick up a laptop. Lenovo's LaVie Z exists so far below that baseline you feel like it just has to be hollow. And it doesn't sacrifice an ounce of performance. It's nuts. Read More >>

The Thinkpad X1 Carbon is Getting its Buttons Back

The Thinkpad X1 Carbon, still one of the slickest ultrabooks out there, got a refresh last year that took replaced its row of function keys with an adaptive, touchscreen strip. This year, there's good news for button-fans everywhere: the keys are back. Read More >>

HP’s New Laptop Definitely Isn’t A Macbook Air

HP has just announced a new business laptop. But judging on looks alone, you'd be forgiven for thinking that it's just a Macbook Air with a sticker over the Apple logo. Thankfully, there's a few tricks inside to differentiate things. Read More >>

The Dragonfly Futurefön is Either a Complete Mess or the First Everything Device

The Dragonfly Futurefön has obliterated its Indiegogo funding target, with $166k (£105k) currently in the kitty waiting to fund the folding and detachable device that claims to offer the best of an ultrabook, phone and tablet in one unit. Read More >>

The Best Haswell-Updated Computers

There's a decent chance that a fair few of you will be stumping up for a new laptop in the next month or two, as uni students head back to halls to discover the wonders of the internet, school kids indulge in Facebook, and regular people, y'know, buy laptops. But before you do, take a moment to work out which machines have been updated with the new generation of Intel goodness. Read More >>

The Laptop Is Dying

There's an old joke about a doctor giving an elderly patient some good news and bad news. "Give me the bad news first," the old guy says. "OK, you've got cancer and you're dying. Best case, you have a few years left." "Oh god, that's awful," cries the old man. "What's the good news?" "Well," says the doctor, "You're in the best shape of your life, and your dementia means you won't remember any of this in a few hours." And that is, essentially, the Windows laptop renaissance. Read More >>

The New Asus Zenbooks Are Covered in Gorilla Glass Now (???)

We'd been waiting on this one—the Zenbook is finally getting a refresh. And for whatever reason, Asus has decided to cover one of the prettier ultrabooks out there in a sheet of Gorilla Glass. Which, hey, sure. Read More >>

Convertibles For the Business-Cool

Some businesses -- whether they're bringing in the big bucks or just a one-man-band starting out -- have already discovered the joys of multiple devices, ie, festooning employees with a laptop and tablet. But a hybrid device is not only convenient, it's cost-effective, too. Read More >>

Sony Vaio Pro Review: Climbing a Steeper Grading Curve

There is no joy in the Sony Vaio Pro. For a laptop that is, in substance, elegant and powerful, that's strange. It's pretty and sleek and slim, but somehow with none of the joie de vivre that typically comes along with that. Read More >>

Acer Aspire S7 Review: The PC Revival Is Late, But It’s Here

Laptops are at a point right now where they should all be more or less excellent. Ultrabooks are into their third year of relevance, and the screens and processors that are widely available are good enough that you can piecemeal together a perfectly acceptable laptop from chaff, more or less. So making a great one is about decisions. The Acer Aspire S7 made a bunch of good ones, against just a few dumb ones. And the result puts it in the vanguard of what's shaping up to be a belated PC renaissance. Read More >>

Mini Space-Saving PCs, Which You Can Squeeze Into Any Nook or Cranny

Well, almost any nook or cranny. Years ago, you needed a great hulking desktop of a thing if you wanted huge power and performance. Now though, computers like Lenovo's Ideacentre Q190 are so compact they can even be attached to the back of your monitor, freeing up desk space for approximately six cold mugs of half-drunk tea, and an array of Post-Its. Read More >>

Lenovo’s Yoga Goes From Desk to Disco (Or Laptop to Tablet) In Seconds

"Convergence" is a word we've banned 'round these parts as quite frankly, what gadget isn't in danger of putting the kitchen sink out of a job these days? But Lenovo only wishes for you to consider its Yoga range of convertibles as "versatile," which is a polite way of saying you don't need to avert your gaze when you pass your old laptop and tablet queuing up outside the dole office. Read More >>