The next generation of Intel processor is here, but only in a handful of systems. Most consumers will have to wait for their favorite laptop to receive a 4th-gen Core processor. Is the wait worthwhile, or should you feel comfortable buying a PC with old technology?
The Blade 14-inch is a unique combination of Ultrabook and gaming laptop – two breeds that so far have proven difficult to fuse. Has Razer found a secret formula, or does this system fall short of larger competitors?
Lenovo’s Yoga 11S is a pint-sized version of the successful Yoga 13. Downsizing has required the sacrifice of performance, but promises better battery life along with a lower price tag. But can this budget convertible match the quality of its big brother?
The Ativ Book 5 is Samsung’s entry into the competitive mid-range Ultrabook market. Though sturdy and pleasing to use, alternatives are everywhere, and most are less expensive. Can Samsung justify the premium, or should buyers pass on this system?
Now that Build 2013 is almost over, and the keynotes are done, we take a look at where the company stands, and how well it laid out it's vision. Here's how we score Microsoft's response to three critical issues that trouble its future in computing.
Windows 8.1 is an improvement on its latest operating system that proves Microsoft's concern about user feedback, but does the company know how to resolve the chasm between Windows 8's Metro UI and the desktop?
The state of the Windows 8 app marketplace is getting a refreshing update: You can now gift apps, and automatic updates are being pushed through, in addition to a handful of other new features.
Despite its history, money, and creative talent, Microsoft has whiffed on two of the most important consumer technologies of the last decade: smartphones and tablets. The failure to jump on these trends before competitors gained momentum has made Redmond the capital of a computing empire that seems destined to struggle on in the shadow of […]
Another year, another minor update for the MacBook Air. When Apple’s super-slim laptop design debuted, it put PC makers to shame and arguably inspired Intel’s Ultrabook initiative. Now, the competition is starting to catch up. So can the revised Air hold off the Windows horde for another year?
Vizio’s CA24T combines a 1080p display, subwoofer, and HDMI-in to create the ultimate entertainment all-in-one. These features make for a capable home entertainment system, but the system’s AMD processor has difficulty keeping pace with Intel’s finest.
Tablets are often called a "consumption device," but are they really inferior to laptops, or have they matured enough to become a true replacement? To find out we purchased an iPad and used it as a laptop replacement for three months.
HP wants to take Chrome OS mainstream with the Pavilion 14 Chromebook, a thin-and-light system that sells for $329 yet offers an Intel Celeron dual-core processor. But can Google’s operating system really replace Windows for the average user?
Apple spent almost half of WWDC 2013 talking about the Mac and OS X. In doing so, the company has proven that it hasn't forgotten the desktop just yet, giving Mac power users reason to remain faithful to OS X.
New 2-in-1 computers that combine the best of tablets and laptops, the rise of high resolutions laptop displays, and the fall of Windows RT; these and other trends dominated Computex 2013.
Alienware updated its tiny X51 computer/console hybrid with Intel’s 4th-gen processors, boosting performance while improving efficiency. Does the new hardware keep this unique system competitive with a growing list of competitors, or is it time for this alien to phone home?