Laptops and hybrids

News, reviews and guides on laptops and 2-in-1 computers.

Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) review: now with all-day battery life

Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) review: now with all-day battery life

It may not be a huge upgrade over the Surface Pro 4, but our benchmark tests revealed one very pleasant surprise.
Jun 16 2017, 2:14PM
Microsoft Surface Laptop review: ultra-portable or ultra-pointless?

Microsoft Surface Laptop review: ultra-portable or ultra-pointless?

What's the deal with Windows 10 S? And how good is Microsoft's first traditional laptop? Our review will answer your questions.
Jun 16 2017, 12:49PM
First looks at Apple's new iMacs

First looks at Apple's new iMacs

We check out Apple's new desktop computers and give the lowdown on the latest MacBooks and next MacOS update.
Jun 6 2017, 3:36PM
New Surface Pro gets boost to speed and battery life

New Surface Pro gets boost to speed and battery life

Microsoft has added the latest Intel processors, longer battery life and improved accessories to its new hybrid laptop.
May 24 2017, 12:03PM
Microsoft unveils Surface Laptop and Windows 10S

Microsoft unveils Surface Laptop and Windows 10S

The stunning new Surface Laptop and locked-down version of Windows 10 may be suitable for business, as well as education.
May 3 2017, 6:54AM
Swift 7 review: Acer's new ultra-slim ultrabook

Swift 7 review: Acer's new ultra-slim ultrabook

The Acer Swift 7 is an incredibly thin laptop that you'll want to buy at first sight – just make sure you can live with its compromises.
Apr 7 2017, 10:21AM
Ten ways to speed up your laptop

Ten ways to speed up your laptop

Does your ageing laptop need a boost? We reveal the tweaks and upgrades that will give your Windows portable a new lease of life.
Mar 16 2017, 6:10AM
Yoga 720 hands-on: Lenovo's ultra-thin 2-in-1 laptop with 4K screen

Yoga 720 hands-on: Lenovo's ultra-thin 2-in-1 laptop with 4K screen

Lenovo's latest 13in and 15in hybrid laptops offer options for 4K displays, 1TB SSDs and dedicated graphics, but at what price?
Mar 2 2017, 10:36PM
15in MacBook Pro vs Dell XPS 15

15in MacBook Pro vs Dell XPS 15

Looking for a high-performance laptop with a good-sized screen? We compare the two leading contenders from Apple and Dell.
Feb 17 2017, 8:54PM
Dell XPS 13 review: The best laptop gets even better

Dell XPS 13 review: The best laptop gets even better

Competition among Windows laptops is increasing, so we put the new 2017 version of Dell's iconic XPS 13 to the test to see how it fares.
Feb 1 2017, 9:00AM
Hands-on with Dell’s ultra-slim 13in hybrid laptop

Hands-on with Dell’s ultra-slim 13in hybrid laptop

The XPS 13 was one of our favourite laptops of last year, but can the new Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 match that success?
Jan 9 2017, 2:51PM
ZenBook 3 review: a MacBook alternative for Windows users

ZenBook 3 review: a MacBook alternative for Windows users

Looking for a Windows 10 laptop to rival Apple's latest ultraportable? The Asus ZenBook 3 may be just what you're after.
Dec 12 2016, 4:17PM
Apple MacBook Pro 2016: the verdict

Apple MacBook Pro 2016: the verdict

Apple's new flagship notebook is lighter, sleeker and offers several improvements, but is it worth the extra price? We put the 13in MacBook Pro 2016 to the test.
Nov 10 2016, 10:39AM
Should you upgrade or replace hardware?

Should you upgrade or replace hardware?

A new survey of IT managers has found that opinion is evenly divided, so we look at the pros and cons of each option.
Nov 9 2016, 11:23AM
New Surface Book gets battery and graphics boost

New Surface Book gets battery and graphics boost

Microsoft has announced a new 'Surface Book with Performance Base' boasting up to 16 hours' battery life and much faster graphics.
Nov 1 2016, 1:43PM
Hands-on with the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

Hands-on with the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

The long-awaited Apple MacBook Pro is here, and we've had a chance to give it a spin. Here are our early impressions.
Oct 28 2016, 8:41AM
Dell Latitude 13 7000 review: best ever business ultraportable?

Dell Latitude 13 7000 review: best ever business ultraportable?

It's pricey, but the Latitude 7000 is a tough, beautifully made, feature-rich business ultraportable.
Jul 8 2016, 2:50PM
MacBook vs Surface Pro 4

MacBook vs Surface Pro 4

Apple vs Microsoft, conventional vs hybrid laptop – which sub-1kg device is the ultimate ultraportable?
Jul 4 2016, 2:45PM
HP Folio G1 review: stylish, ultra-light but tough

HP Folio G1 review: stylish, ultra-light but tough

The most attractive Windows ultra-portable yet, HP's EliteBook Folio G1 also offers military-grade toughness.
Jun 29 2016, 8:17AM
HP batteries recalled

HP batteries recalled

Another batch of notebook batteries has been recalled due to potential overheating.
Jun 21 2016, 11:29AM

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