Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 – A roundup of reviews

With Microsoft Corp.'s previous efforts with the Surface series getting widely panned by reviewers and consumers alike, we were waiting and watching to see what the Redmond, Wash.-based company would pull out this

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 4th, 2014 Candice So


Best Ultrabooks 2014: Apple 13-inch MacBook Air

The 2010 version MacBook Air could be considered to be the first Ultrabook since it is the notebook that inspired Intel to create the Ultrabook category for Windows notebooks. While calling the MacBook

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 27th, 2014 Alex Davies

Best Ultrabooks 2014: Acer TravelMate P645

Acer’s may not be as well known in Canada for their business notebooks as some of the other vendors in this article, but their TravelMate series of notebooks have always been good business

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 27th, 2014 Alex Davies

Best Ultrabooks 2014: HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1

We featured the previous version of the EliteBook Folio, the 9470m, on last year’s list, and it was one of our favourite business Ultrabooks. This year, HP has decided to make the Folio,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 27th, 2014 Alex Davies

Best Ultrabooks 2014: HP EliteBook 840 G1

HP’s EliteBook series has long been its premium business-notebook range. For this generation HP’s naming convention has changed, going from a four digit model number to a designation that is similar to their

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 27th, 2014 Alex Davies

Best Ultrabooks 2014: Dell XPS 13

Along with the MacBook Air, the Dell XPS 13 is the only other consumer model in this list. However, Dell does offer it with Windows 8.1 Professional factory installed, and is marketing it

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 27th, 2014 Alex Davies

Best Ultrabooks 2014: Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Unlike the other machines on this list, the new Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is a convertible tablet. So while it is not an Ultrabook, we did want to include it because Microsoft is

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 27th, 2014 IT World Canada Staff

Best Ultrabooks 2014: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2014) is Lenovo’s follow-up to what could be considered the first, and also one of the best, true business-class Ultrabook, the original X1 Carbon from 2012. While there is

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 27th, 2014 Alex Davies

Best Ultrabooks 2014: Lenovo ThinkPad T440s

The Lenovo T-series notebooks are legendary. They have long held a reputation as some of the best business notebooks you can buy, but traditionally have always been a big on the big side.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 27th, 2014 Alex Davies

Best Ultrabooks 2014: Toshiba Portégé Z30-A

Toshiba’s Portégé series of thin light notebooks were Ultrabooks well before the term Ultrabook was even coined, the latest model in the series, the Z30, continues this legacy. It is extremely light –

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 27th, 2014 Alex Davies

Windows 8 becoming more popular among Canadian SMBs: survey

Windows 8 is winning a good chunk of the Canadian market when it comes to business PCs and tablets, according to a new survey from Sage Group PLC. Microsoft Corp.'s newest operating system

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 23rd, 2014 Brian Jackson

Asus unveils two new Chromebooks

Asustek Computer Inc. announced the launch of two new Chromebooks today, an 11.6-inch model and a 13.3-inch model both powered by Intel's Bay Trail-M processors. Several manufacturers have been selling budget-priced laptop computers

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 6th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Apple releases updated MacBook Air to be faster, cheaper

Apple Inc. updated its popular MacBook Air line of ultra-portable laptops today with a new price tag and new, faster processors from Intel, it announced this morning. Starting at $999 in Canada, the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 29th, 2014 Brian Jackson