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Gizmodo Laptop Buying Guide 2014: The Best Ultrabooks Under $750 And $1500

Ultrabooks are thin and light laptops, focused on portability while still remaining productive and keeping a traditional keyboard and touchpad handy for when you need to do some serious work. There are quite a few out there on store shelves, though, and picking the right one can be a bit of a difficult ask. If you can stick to a specific price point, you’ll have far better luck and an easier time.


This Portable XBOX One Gaming 'Laptop' Can Be Yours For Just $US1500

There are plenty of great things about the XBOX One, but not being able to stuff it into a backpack and take it with you on a road trip is definitely a downer. If you’ve got $US1,500 to spare, however, you might just be able to snag an Xbook One: a portable chassis with the guts of the XBOX One and a 22-inch screen.


Gizmodo Laptop Buying Guide 2014: Convertible Designs & Styles Compared

If you’re buying a new tablet or laptop, it’s probably because you want it to be portable, but powerful at the same time. Some devices are more capable for all-out productivity, while some trade off a tiny bit of old-fashioned design for a huge leap forward in compactness and portability. We’ve compared a few of the various types of convertible PCs out there, to see which is the most convenient for regular or occasional use.


This Laptop Can Voltron With Its Dock For An Extra Graphics Boost

If you want a laptop that can play graphically intensive games, you’re in a tough spot. Generally, you can opt for something crazy expensive but portable, or something hulking and a little but cheaper. MSI’s new GS30 Gaming Shadow notebook offers a middle ground: Take a slim laptop on the go, and plug into a power-tower at home.


11 Wildly Creepy Things People Have Done To Snoop On Smartphones

We’ve all felt the urge to snoop through our loved ones’ phones before — and sometimes that itch is just too strong to resist. For some people, though, that gentle itch is more like a knife wound. And the lengths they will go to for a peek are astounding in the creepiest possible ways.


Scientists Hack Cryptography Keys By Simply Touching A Laptop

It sounds like something out of an episode of Spooks: Researchers have discovered a way to use simple touch to decode the cryptography keys that are intended to secure your information. It’s as easy as gauging the electric potential coursing through your computer while it’s working.


HP's Stream 14 Is A $US200 Windows-Powered Chromebook Competitor

In order to combat the continued sales growth of ultra-cheap Chromebooks, Microsoft and PC manufacturers are offering Windows machines at comparable $US200 prices. We knew this was coming, but now a leak of the upcoming HP Stream 14 gives us our first look at what these laptops will actually be.


The Best (And Worst) Browser For Your Laptop's Battery Life

Ever wondered how much the weight of 10,000 open browser tabs is dragging down your laptop’s battery? Fear not: AnandTech just dug into the particulars with a delightfully detailed test to find out which browser is the biggest battery hog. This information could save mankind(‘s laptop batteries).


JB Hi-Fi Says People Aren't Buying Tablets

People aren’t buying tablets as much as they used to. That’s the news from JB Hi-Fi’s annual financial results, which say a recent slump in sales figures for the big-box electronic retailer are largely attributable to a drop in the number of iPads, Android tablets and Windows tabs sold to Aussies.


The New Alienware 13-inch Laptop Promises Pro Gaming Without Backache

Gaming laptops are going mobile. Of course, the word “laptop” means that’s always been the idea behind these machines. But until recently, gaming on the go meant being strapped with a pretty hefty piece of computing. Such massive hardware, usually with a scorching hot chassis and shit battery life, makes you wonder if it’s even worth it.


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