Notebooks - Reviews

Alienware M15X

Alienware has long been a name associated with high-end gaming machines, especially in the notebook domain. Extreme performance, reliability and distinctive visual designs have maintained the popularity of the brand, despite their going from ‘...

HP Envy 17

The Envy 17 from HP was a late arrival in our August 2010 multimedia laptop roundup, almost missing out on the test. In the end, I’m glad it didn’t.

Apple Magic Trackpad

Apple is clearly onto a winner with touch technology -- its iPhone 4 smartphone and iPad tablet are selling like hotcakes, and its MacBook range of notebooks have successfully integrated many of the iPhone's multitouch gestures.

HP Mini 210 (Vivienne Tam Edition)

During our maiden voyage to a café it quickly became apparent that this designer notebook turns heads. While I sipped my latte and logged onto Facebook I could feel the eyes of nearly every woman in the room drilling into my test unit. Even the male...

HP ProBook 6540b

Much of my job is typing. My netbook is invaluable, but hardly the most comfortable thing to bang out a few thousand words on. HP’s ProBook 6540b is a full-sized 15.6-inch notebook, with a keyboard far better suited to long hours of office wor...

Sony Vaio X113

The ding dong battle for “lightest and thinnest” notebook continues this month with Sony laying claim to the title following the release of the new X series Vaio – it’s just 655 grams.

Dell Vostro 1720

In a world filled with glitzy consumer notebooks and budget priced netbooks, it’s easy to get carried away with all the fancy stuff, all the while forgetting there’s a whole world of purpose-built business machines just waiting for your ...

Toshiba Satellite U500

Toshiba recently rolled out a swathe of new notebooks across its range. They vary in both form and price, ranging from cheap and cheerful to high end, and covering ultra-portables through to desktop replacements. Common to all models, however, is a ...

Dell Adamo: Dell’s fashion model turns heads

Even though times may be tough right now, there’s still room for a little luxury here and there, right? Dell thinks so. It’s probably why they’ve gone and made the new Adamo series of ultraportable notebooks so utterly covetable.

Lenovo Thinkpad T400s

The Lenovo ThinkPad T400s (the 's' could stand for 'small' or even 'surprising') is an evolutionary step up from the ThinkPad T400, which is itself a good all-purpose business laptop.

Sony Vaio AW27

With so much choice in the notebook market these days, the task of buying a notebook for home use is a confusing one, if only because of the overwhelming number of notebooks available at the low end of the price spectrum. For most people a sub-$2,00...

Lenovo S10e

Lenovo’s first netbook, the S10e, is a more business-orientated device and a sober-looking affair that majors on build solidity.

Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch

No matter which way you look at it, the 17-inch Apple MacBook Pro is a premium-priced model. But it’s also an incredibly stylish laptop and the new unibody casing seems to get more impressive every time we closely examine it. As with the Apple...

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