Laptop Reviews

Acer Predator Triton 300 SE review: Powerful hardware in a sleek package

Acer Predator Triton 300 SE review: Powerful hardware in a sleek package

In recent years, we’ve seen a shift in gaming laptop design. While the behemoth machines that are only arguably portable are still around, there’s also been a push to create thin and light gaming laptops that can also be used as a daily driver as well. These thin and sleek gaming laptops offer a lot to love by packing high-end GPUs and powerful CPUs in as small a chassis as possible. Acer’s Predator Triton 300 SE laptop is immediately eye-catching in its design, and it doesn’t slouch on the spec sheet either. But, is it a good choice for gamers looking for the best of both worlds in a laptop?

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Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 (13-inch) Review

Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 (13-inch) Review

There's no shortage of Windows 10 laptops, and plenty of high-end, design-led choices there too, yet Microsoft's Surface Laptop 4 still stands out. For this fourth-generation there's clearly evolution where it was needed, rather than revolution for its own sake, and while the result isn't an entirely clean sweep it still makes for a compelling alternative to what Apple is doing with its M1-powered MacBooks.

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Apple M1 MacBook Air Review (2020) – Evolutionary Leap

Apple M1 MacBook Air Review (2020) – Evolutionary Leap

Were Charles Darwin here today, once he'd finished screaming at us for tinkering with necromancy and demanding to know what the heck a Lexus was, I think he'd want to see the new MacBook Air. Apple's M1-powered notebook is one of a trio of Apple Silicon showcases and, as the "Father of Evolution" was well aware, some generations take a leap forward, not just a step.

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Surface Laptop Go Review – Microsoft’s compromise

Surface Laptop Go Review – Microsoft’s compromise

The Microsoft Surface Laptop Go arrives at a time when it feels like everyone needs a computer of their own. The expectations we have of our computers - and the access we need to them - has changed immeasurably this year: a rise in home-schooling, remote-schooling, and working-from-home has in part turned the laptop market into a numbers game. A shared PC or Mac just isn't going to cut it any more, not when multiple members of the same household now each need hours of access.

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Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch Review: After 5 months, I’m convinced

Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch Review: After 5 months, I’m convinced

The 16-inch MacBook Pro has a lot to prove, not least with its Magic Keyboard, but arguably just as much about whether it still fits the definition of what "professionals" are looking for. The new keyboard is about as close to a mea-culpa as Apple gets, but this flagship notebook needed to deliver more than just different keys. It's the sort of improvement that only time can tell whether it's worked or not - so that's just what I gave it.

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Lenovo Yoga C940 Review: A shiny and flexible metal laptop

Lenovo Yoga C940 Review: A shiny and flexible metal laptop

Lenovo has expanded its Yoga 9 Series with a sleek new all-metal ultrabook called the Yoga C940. This laptop has an attractive silver body and a unique rotating soundbar built into the hinge, offering audio quality above what you'd usually get from a laptop. There's a lot to like about this slim notebook, particularly if you're a frequent traveler in need of a premium, durable and highly flexible laptop.

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Chuwi MiniBook Review: Big potential with small problems

Chuwi MiniBook Review: Big potential with small problems

Netbooks may have been short-lived but their legacy lives on in quite a number of different kinds of computing devices. On one side, Chromebooks share the same cloud-centric DNA, this time defined by Google’s platform based on what is essentially a web browser on steroids. On another side, a breed of mini-laptops have popped up, perhaps inspired by the dream of portability that Netbooks once promised. Some may scoff at their diminutive size but a niche market has proven it can be profitable though with proportionally small margins. The latest to join this fray is Chuwi MiniBook and we take a good hard look at it to see if the small laptop will be able to deliver the same impressive experiences Chuwi’s other products have so far been able to offer.

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Review: Lenovo ThinkPad P53 workstation

Review: Lenovo ThinkPad P53 workstation

When it comes to getting serious work done, ordinary laptops aren't sufficient. Desktops can offer the most power, but the complete lack of portability makes them less than ideal for some users. That's where workstations come in. These laptops bring the performance capabilities of gaming laptops, but with the features and security considerations that professionals need. Lenovo offers a number of workstations in its P Series line, one of the latest models being the ThinkPad P53.

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Review: Lenovo Legion Y540 Gaming Laptop

Review: Lenovo Legion Y540 Gaming Laptop

Lenovo is back with its new Legion Y540, a gaming laptop that offers the performance and features players want combined with a surprisingly light weight and mature design. The Legion Y540 is offered in 15-inch and 17-inch sizes with multiple configuration options and a low, relatively speaking, starting price. Will this model meet your needs? Read on to find out.

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Google Pixelbook Go Review: Treat your fingers

Google Pixelbook Go Review: Treat your fingers

Unlike a chest of gold in the movies, the Pixelbook Go may not cast a honeyed glow on your face when you open the lid, but the keyboard you find waiting inside is no less precious. More affordable and more mainstream than the Pixelbook, Google's newest Chromebook puts Chrome OS on a far more traditional form-factor. With a starting price of $649 the Pixelbook Go may still have its flaws, but its big advantage over rival laptops cuts through them all.

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Review: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (2019)

Review: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (2019)

Joining the 7th-generation ThinkPad X1 Carbon is Lenovo's 4th-generation ThinkPad X1 Yoga, the flexible model in its X1 product family. As its name suggests, the X1 Yoga features a 360-degree hinge, enabling users to fold the display back, including into 'tablet' mode, for use in ways that aren't possible with the X1 Carbon. What does this model have to offer and why should you choose it over its more traditional sibling?

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2019) Review

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2019) Review

Lenovo is back with the 7th-generation version of its hit business laptop, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. Consumers have come to love this model for many reasons, not the least of which is its slim, durable design, quality keyboard, and vast features. Lenovo has brought a number of updates to the table in its 7th-gen model, including a new brighter Ultra HD display option with HDR400, additional far-field microphones, and more.

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