Reviews

HP’s Omen offers high design, high performance

HP’s Omen offers high design, high performance

HP has offered a late-in-the-year surprise with the Omen, a new gaming laptop that might be the most inventive PC design to come from that company in years.

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Origin EVO15-S review

Origin EVO15-S review

PC gaming is going through a mini revolution with more mini-ITX computers, like the Origin Chronos Z, to the lightweight Alienware 13 and the coming storm of Steam Machines. Now, the latest machine to join this trend is the Origin EVO15-S.

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HP ZBook 17 review

HP ZBook 17 review

HP’s ZBook family of high-end mobile workstations provide desktop-like performance in a business laptop. The ZBook 17 is the largest model in the range, and can accommodate more powerful components than the smaller variants. It comes with an Intel Core i7 processor, up to 32GB of DDR3 memory and an Nvidia Quadro graphics card.

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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 review

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 review

There isn’t much new happening with the Surface Pro 3 these days in terms of updates. So, I figured you’d like to see another take on the device, pitting it directly against the iPad Air 2 in the commercial space. Here’s our Surface Pro 3 vs iPad Air 2 feature to set things straight.

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MacBook Pro 13-inch with Retina display (2014) review

MacBook Pro 13-inch with Retina display (2014) review

Launched last October, Apple’s 2013 MacBook Pro with Retina was in many ways a classic follow-up from the Cupertino-based company. Lighter, thinner and faster than the previous generation’s models, it made improvements in key areas while keeping the same pixel-packing display that made the original a hit.

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Lenovo N20p Chromebook review

Lenovo N20p Chromebook review

Lenovo’s N20p Chromebook ($329, £210, AU$380) is the one of the first multi-mode Chromebooks, which is an accomplishment all on its own. With just a flip of the keyboard, this Chromebook transforms from laptop to tablet mode

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Business laptops are boring. There, I said it, and I doubt many would disagree. And judging by the looks of the new Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon, the company’s designers would likely nod in agreement. Lenovo has developed a knack for sexing up the business Ultrabook, for better or worse – just look at the ThinkPad Yoga.

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Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus

Samsung was one of the very first PC manufacturers to jump on the Ultrabook bandwagon. It’s done a fine job of representing Intel’s baby ever since, with some stunning offerings, including the Series 5 Ultra Touch and, more recently, the top of the range Series 9 NP900X3D.

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Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro

Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro

The Yoga 2 Pro was arguably the finest convertible Ultrabook money could buy when it launched in late 2013 – and it continues to impress today. It was sleek, packed a best-in-class QHD+ display and could transform into a multitude of positions depending on how you wanted to use it.

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Dell XPS 13 review

Dell XPS 13 review

Dell had already outdone itself with the XPS 13 ultrabook in early 2013. That notebook matched the competition almost point for point, but in a smaller frame. Of course, the competition never stops, with full HD touchscreens and Haswell processors the norm for premium laptops going into 2014.

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