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

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

Published on: June 27th, 2014 Alex Davies

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

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

Published on: June 27th, 2014 IT World Canada Staff

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.

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 –

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

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

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

Published on: April 29th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Rugged Dell laptop features flipping screen

At first glance, the new Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme convertible looks just like any other rugged-ized laptop from the computer and server company. But play a bit with its 11.6-inch screen and

Published on: April 2nd, 2014 Nestor Arellano

HP snubs Windows 8 with Windows 7 promo

Hewlett Packard Co. is promoting a sale featuring Windows 7 as the main enticement for buying its Pavilion or Envy laptops and desktop PCs in the U.S. Offering buyers of the Windows 7-based

Published on: January 21st, 2014 Brian Jackson

Acer launches $300 touch-enabled Chromebook

Acer Inc. has just launched another Chromebook, this time with a touchscreen and an appealing price point of around $320, or $300 in U.S. dollars. That’s less than a hundred dollars more than

Published on: November 27th, 2013 Candice So

Privatization a boon, says Dell Canada executive

Dell Canada officials say the privatization of the company three weeks ago means it will get stronger as a provider of end-to-end solutions. That was the message sent Tuesday to customers at an

Published on: November 20th, 2013 Howard Solomon

All Hands On Tech – The Dell Latitude 6430U

Update (Oct. 30, 2013) - There are some news reports going out saying some units of the Dell Latitude 6430U are emitting a strong odour of cat urine. Mercifully, I was spared one

Published on: October 30th, 2013 Candice So