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,

Published on: June 27th, 2014 Alex Davies

Best Ultrabooks 2014: Dell Latitude E7240

Dell’s Latitude series of notebooks have long been their premium series of business workhorses, and for 2014, the new top of the range 7000 series are the first Ultrabook Latitudes. Dell calls them

Published on: June 27th, 2014 Alex Davies

Asus Zenbook UX302 packages both power and design for hefty price tag

With the ever evolving PC landscape out there, the choice between a laptop, tablet, or a snap-apart hybrid PC can be a difficult one, depending on your needs. With the new Asus Zenbook,

Published on: April 21st, 2014 Randolph Burlton

Toshiba’s Chromebook is OK… for a Chromebook

I get the interest in Chromebooks, I really do. In a cloud-connected world where freely available, access-anywhere software is the norm, Google's lean approach makes a lot of sense. For less than the

Published on: April 15th, 2014 Brian Jackson

EMC adds flash drives to VNX storage line

There was a time when Steve Wozniak's storage startup Fusion-io was grabbing headlines for its unique approach to business-grade storage appliances - it relied on flash drives instead of spinning discs. Back in

Published on: September 4th, 2013 Brian Jackson

MacBook Air review roundup

Love it or hate it, Apple has a way of winning lots of attention with its new product announcements. The new Macbook Air is no exception. This new device has a few things

Published on: June 17th, 2013 Wolston Lobo

Crucial Adrenaline SSD cache drive boosts PC speed

If you want to speed up your PC but don't want to deal with a new hybrid hard drive, one way is to simply add an SSD cache drive to your PC. These

Published on: May 10th, 2012

Researchers see

As the circuitry of NAND flash-based, solid-state drives shrinks, performance drops precipitously -- meaning the technology could be doomed, according to new research.Speaking to about 500 attendees at the 10th Usenix Conference on

Published on: February 16th, 2012 Lucas Mearian

2012 will see rise of the two tablet household, Deloitte predicts

Mobile payments, big data, and the rise of multi-tablet households will likely dominate IT trends this year, according to a list of key tech predictions presented Tuesday by Deloitte & Touche LLP. About

Published on: January 18th, 2012 Christine Wong

Can a laptop have both HDD and SSD drives?

Installing both an solid state drive (SSD) and a conventional internal hard drive into my test computer gave me nearly a 40-per cent performance gain. But it looked like a desktop-only solution.But maybe

Published on: September 15th, 2011 Lincoln Spector

Study reveals best ways to secure data in SSDs

Until a university study emerged last week, few experts suspected that it's more difficult to erase data stored on solid-state drives (SSD) than that on hard disk drives (HDDs).Industry experts were taken aback

Published on: March 1st, 2011 Lucas Mearian

Sony VAIO Z-series ultraportable offers high-end specs

Sony's VPCZ137GX strikes a balance between portability, ergonomics, and performance that's hard to beat. It's not quite as light or as small as many of its ultraportable competitors, but it offers a 13.1-inch,

Published on: December 17th, 2010 Jon L. Jacobi

New MacBook Air is worth the upgrade

After all the hype about the new MacBook Air releases last week, all the oohing and aahing over the engineering that slipped a significant amount of power and capability into such a tiny

Published on: November 1st, 2010 Paul Venezia

How to swap your laptop’s hard drive for a fast solid state drive

Solid-state drives are all the rage. Since SSDs have no moving parts, they're more rugged and shock-resistant than standard hard drives--which makes them perfect for laptops that get bumped around a bit. They

Published on: April 5th, 2010 Loyd Case