Personal Computers

When a Basic Laptop Will Do: Our Top Budget Picks

<i>Ever since the advent of the iPhone and iPad, some people have been using their laptops a lot less. It made me wonder if I need one at all. So I asked Kimber Streams, who tests laptops at The Wirecutter, a product reviews website owned by The New York Times, for some advice.</i><p><b>For people who basically</b> …

Laptops

I tried Samsung’s Android answer to the iPad Pro — here’s what it’s like

I like Android. I think it looks good, I like how Google’s apps are the default, and I like being able to mess with the whole thing whenever I get bored. When it’s done right, and when it’s actually updated, Android is every bit as charming as iOS, and miles more flexible.<p>On phones, that …

Tablets

Evil Malware Turns Antivirus Software Against PCs

The entire point of antivirus software is to prevent malicious programs from compromising your system. But what happens when the malicious program in …

Laptops

Dell XPS 27 (7760) review: AIO with 4K display, plus impressive graphics and audio Review

Dell's all-in-one Optiplex range is a good option if you're looking for an affordable desktop PC for office use, but there isn't a much breadth of …

Computer Hardware

'PC Building Simulator' Takes the Intimidation Out of Your First Build - Motherboard

Building a computer can be a daunting task for first timer. Hell, even if you've done it before, there are aspects that can be trying and test your patience. (Ahem.) Manuals aren't always well-written, and it's a little too easy to screw things up. It would be nice to have a dry run.<p>Starting up PC …

Game Development

Acer's Sexy Chromebook 14 Drops to $270

Some Chromebooks have the bad reputation of being underpowered and unattractive second-rate laptops. Fortunately, the Acer Chromebook 14 is able to …

Laptops

Hackers threaten to wipe up to 300 million iPhones unless Apple pays ransom

A mysterious group of hackers claim to be threatening to wipe up to 300 million iPhones and iCloud accounts – unless Apple pays a ransom in Bitcoin …

Computer Hardware

Not my laptop! Airline passengers hit the device doldrums

As the indignities of modern air travel go, the latest ban on laptops and tablets on some international flights falls somewhere between having to …

Laptops

UK says cabin ban on laptops to go into effect Saturday

LONDON (AP) — The British Department of Transport says a ban on laptops and tablets being brought into airline cabins on certain flights must be put in place by Saturday.<p>The timetable announced Wednesday will affect travelers coming to Britain on direct flights from a number of locations in the …

Laptops

Acer Spin 7 review: Can Acer's convertible beat rival Surface Pro 4?

The Acer Spin 7 has a good design but the high price and many compromises will leave you eyeing up its competitors<p>Acer has been attempting to raise …

Laptops

Asus ROG Maximus VIII Gene motherboard is on sale for $145

If you're wanting to build a small form factor PC that packs a mean punch, a good place to start is with the Asus ROG Maximus VIII Gene motherboard. …

Computer Hardware

How have you been affected by the flight ban on laptops and tablets?

Both the UK and US have enforced a ban on laptops and tablets from certain countries in the Middle East. If you’ve been affected we’d like to hear from you<p>A sweeping cabin ban on laptops and tablets on inbound flights from six countries, effective immediately, has been announced by the UK …

Laptops

The New iPad's Screen is Missing a Key Feature

Apple launched its new 9.7-inch iPad yesterday, starting at just $329. It's the cheapest iPad you can buy right now (even the iPad Mini 4 starts at a …

Laptops

Lithuanian man's phishing tricked US tech companies into wiring over $100m

Evaldas Rimasauskas charged after allegedly sending phishing emails to representatives of major tech firms and pretending to work for Asian company<p>Two major American tech companies were tricked by a Lithuanian man’s phishing scheme into wiring him over $100m, according to the justice …

Computer Hardware

Baggage ban on laptops and tablets to be implemented by Saturday

The UK’s cabin baggage ban on laptops and tablets must be implemented by Saturday, the Department for Transport (DfT) said.<p>It was announced on …

Laptops

Sager NP8156 Gaming Laptop Review

The gaming laptops we’ve tested have all been from the usual suspects: Asus, MSI, Gigabyte, Acer, and even Razer and Dell; all with design teams to …

Laptops

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

To inject new life into tablets, Samsung has borrowed liberally from its smartphones to create the Galaxy Tab S3. By bringing over some of the best …

Laptops

Microsoft Surface 3 | The Best Laptops You Can Buy Under $500 | Men's Journal

We're cheating with this one. Microsoft's Surface 3 is officially a tablet, and only really functions as a laptop when you buy and attach the …

Laptops

U.S., U.K. Ban Laptops on Some Mideast Flights

The U.K. has joined the U.S. in banning laptops and large electronic devices in airline cabins on some flights out of six Middle Eastern nations. …

Laptops

Dell's new XPS 13 2-in-1 device now available with enterprise-grade features

Why it matters to you<p>Businesses that were interested in Dell's new XPS 13 2-in-1 now have a good reason to make the investment.<p>At the request of its …

Laptops

Lenovo Yoga Book Review - Novelty or Revolutionary Device?

If you look at the current 2-in-1 notebook market, it is clear that the single greatest influence is the Lenovo Yoga. Despite initial efforts to …

Tips on How to Choose the Best Gaming Keyboard

<b>How to choose the right gaming keyboard?</b><p>Gaming keyboards come in various models and with various extra features. Therefore, selecting a gaming …

Laptops

MSI GS73VR 7RF Stealth Pro

A thin gaming laptop with a 4K display and plenty of storage, the MSI GS73VR 7RF Stealth Pro (starts at $1,599; $2,299 as tested) looks good on …

Laptops

Review: Lenovo Yoga Book Windows Version Makes Certain Tasks a Dream

You know when you see a video for a soon-to-be-released piece of tech and you start to make all sorts of noise because you <i>really must have it</i>? That’s …

Laptops

Lenovo IdeaCentre Y710 Cube

The Lenovo IdeaCentre Y710 Cube (starting at $999; $1,699 as tested) is more compact than your typical gaming desktop tower, yet its Cylon-inspired …

Computer Hardware

Yoyotech Warbird G2 review: High-spec gaming on a budget

The Yoyotech Warbird G2 provides great gaming performance for less than £1,000<p>We've tested a lot of PCs that have been spruced up with a spot of …

Laptops

Laptops And Tablets Banned On Some Flights From Mideast

• The Washington Post, Tuesday, March 21, 2017 4:15 PM<p>Great Britain and the United States will prohibit travelers from several Mideastern countries …

Laptops

Best Motherboards for Gaming 2017 - Buyer’s Guide and Reviews

A gaming-oriented motherboard has to be picked carefully as it will have a direct impact on how much power you can extract out of your core …

Laptops

Dell XPS 15 (2017) review

A top choice for designing demons -- and occasionally killing them<p><b>The Good</b> The Dell XPS 15 has a beautiful, high-resolution and accurate broad-gamut display, and it incorporates the Nvidia GTX 1050 gaming GPU, which raises playtime performance in general-purpose laptops.<p><b>The Bad</b> The webcam is in a …

Laptops

Nintendo Switch review: Excellent hardware with one roadblock

I have something of a love/hate relationship with Nintendo consoles, especially in recent years. While I grew up with consoles like the Super NES, …

Nintendo