Acer releases sub-$400 Windows 8 notebook

Acer is announcing a $400 Windows 8 laptop available to the Canadian market starting today.The TravelMate B113 doesn’t have some of the notable features of some other Windows 8 hardware we’ve seen released

Published on: December 3rd, 2012 Brian Jackson

Samsung’s new Windows 8 hybrids meld tablet and notebook features

New York – Samsung, with its new lineup of Windows 8 devices, is trying to mesh the needs of the living room with those of the boardroom. At a launch event at the

Published on: October 16th, 2012 Paolo Del Nibletto

Toshiba launches Windows 8 convertible ultrabook

Thanks to the release of Windows 8, the last quarter of 2012 may be looked back upon as the rise of the hybrids.Tobshiba Corp. is the latest to reveal its new hardware built

Published on: October 10th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Acer releases TravelMate P243 notebook in Canada

Acer Canada announced today that its latest business-class notebook is now available in Canada.The TravelMate P243 has been on sale in the U.S. since the middle of August and is now shipping in

Published on: August 30th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Toshiba unveils new business laptops, huge tablet

Toshiba Ltd. announced new business laptop models today, showing off thin and light-weight notebooks but not adhering to Intel's Ultrabook standards.The new laptops introduce an ultraportable to the Portege line and also updates

Published on: June 26th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Acer Aspire V notebooks available in Canada at end of June

Acer announced today its new Aspire V series of notebooks will be on sale in Canada near the end of June, packing Intel's Ivy Bridge processors into a slimmer body.The laptops are 30

Published on: June 7th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Tablets not cannibalizing Canadian PC sales yet

In the dog-eat-dog world of computer sales, there's no evidence that tablets are causing cannibalization in the Canadian PC market, NPD Group researchers say.Although tablet sales are goinggangbusters, people are not completelyabandoning their

Published on: April 23rd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

How to squeeze extra juice from your laptop battery

Longer battery life: Every laptop user wants it, but few know how to get it without buying a new machine. Though laptop manufacturers have made great strides over the past few years in

Published on: April 3rd, 2012 Marco Chiappetta

Toshiba Protege Z830 Ultrabook falls short of expectations

The best thing about Toshiba's first Ultrabook effort is the simple elegance of the notebook's design. A brushed aluminum exterior makes this lightweight laptop feel as classy as it is portable. The slim

Published on: December 9th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Acer TravelMate Timeline 8481T delivers streamlined performance

Since 2009, the MacBook Air has been a safe bet for road warriors looking for an ultraportable form factor that could still churn out decent gigaflops. But PCs are fighting back with a

Published on: November 15th, 2011 Randolph Burlton

Intel’s Ultrabooks aim to be Windows 8 flagship device

Intel Corp. is leading the charge to make Windows-based notebooks lighter, more portable, and more responsive with its standards-protected Ultrabook brand.Designed to compete with Apple's MacBook Air and iPad, the devices have already

Published on: September 19th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Popular MacBook Air leads to shortages in some areas

Spot shortages of the MacBook Air show that demand for Apple's recently-revamped notebook is off to a strong start, a Wall Street analyst said today."Certain models at some Apple stores are at times

Published on: August 2nd, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Video Rewind: A closer look at Chrome OS

Google unveiled two netbooks running on its Chrome OS at its I/O conference yesterday. But the sneak peek was brief, with the crowd only seeing images of the notebooks from Samsung and Acer.Related

Published on: May 12th, 2011 Brian Jackson

VAIO Y Series: Fantastic netbook, so-so ultraportable

Upon first seeing the new Sony VAIO Y Series laptop (model VPCYB15KX), your first thought will likely be, "That is a very pink laptop." Virtually everyone in the PCWorld offices who saw our

Published on: March 7th, 2011 Jason Cross