HP’s new EliteBook & ProBook series address BYOD trend

Responding to some of the changes in the workforce, HP's EliteBooks and ProBooks are designed to marry the demands from both IT departments and business users. Employees increasingly want lightweight, stylish and functional

Published on: October 1st, 2013 Michelle Warren

Ontario vendor bringing solar-powered laptop to Africa

A London, Ont.-based company is hoping its take on a solar-powered, water-resistant laptop will give Africans a new computing solution. Launching Tuesday in Accra, Ghana, WeWi Telecommunications Inc.’s laptop is designed to be

Published on: August 19th, 2013 Candice So

Toronto startup Top Hat’s software boosts student participation

Dr. Ian Hunt teaches two courses with about 200 students in each class. In the past, the University of Calgary chemistry instructor says, “there were one or two students who would be always

Published on: June 4th, 2013 Grant Buckler

High performance laptop gets faster graphics card

Eurocom, an Ottawa-based PC vendor, has announced that it is adding one of the world’s fastest notebook graphics cards, the AMD Radeon HD 8970M in CrossFireX, to its Panther series of high performance,

Published on: May 27th, 2013 ITBusiness Staff

HP unveils new Haswell-powered Pavilion, Envy laptops

The school year may not be yet over but HP is already gearing up for the next one with their latest consumer notebooks in the Pavilion and Envy lines. HP showed off the

Published on: May 23rd, 2013 Eric Floresca

For HP, Envy leads to a Split with two new laptops

The original Envy x2 launched with Windows 8 last year as a convertible notebook computer that doubled as a tablet. This time around HP’s taken the feedback from the Envy x2 to the

Published on: May 15th, 2013 Eric Floresca

Apple releases cheaper, faster MacBook Pros

If you're in the market for a new laptop, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has released new MacBook Pro with Retina display models that offer updated processors and lower prices. The 13-inch laptop now starts at $1,499

Published on: February 13th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Notebook as a service vendor beefs-up security features

Businesses considering shifting their laptop acquisition schedule to an“as a service” model now have another reason to consider making theswitch: improved security.Markham, Ont.-based No Panic Computing launched itsnotebook-as-a-service model four years ago, offering

Published on: November 12th, 2012 Jeff Jedras

Tech woes top source of workplace stress in Canada: study

Technology woes are the top source of stress in the Canadian workplace, a new study reports.Malfunctioning technology topped a new Toshiba of Canada survey of1,000 Canadians, with 40 per cent of respondents naming

Published on: May 8th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Intel SBA helps users manage, monitor PC performance

Intel Corp. recently launched a hardware and software-based tool designed to automatically monitor and manage laptop and desktop performance and security without interfering with computing activities of the machine’s user.The Intel Small Business

Published on: April 12th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Tablets beat laptops as top choice of SMBs in U.S.

More independent business owners in the U.S. use tablets than either laptops or desktops according to a recent poll that measured the computing tastes of over 1,100 respondents. Furthermore, 55 percent of business

Published on: April 2nd, 2012 Matt Peckham

Asetek offers liquid cooling for faster laptops

Asetek Inc., this week revived the promise of bringing liquid cooling to laptops, which the company is pitching as an alternative to noisy fans.Air fans cool most of laptops today, but the heat

Published on: March 23rd, 2012 Agam Shah

Canada, Italy lead in mobile data loss

The bring-your-own-device trend has brought a lot of productivity and flexibility into many Canadian organizations but it has also spawned a serious security issue for a large number of businesses, according to a

Published on: March 19th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

HP Envy 15 laptop nagged by display problem

Last year's Envy laptops were a bit of a disappointment. The design that wowed me in 2010 had grown stale by 2011; at that point, the rest of the world had caught up

Published on: January 27th, 2012 Jason Cross