laptops

Google Is Finally Working On Fixing Chrome's Battery-Draining Bug

Have you noticed that if you’re working on the road, at uni or out of the office for the day, that Google Chrome uses a little more power than it should? A tiny bug that has been an ongoing issue for the last two years is finally being worked on by Google’s Chromium development team, which when solved — fingers crossed — could boost your laptop’s battery life by up to 25 per cent.


Razer Blade 14: Australian Review

Gaming laptops usually emphasise performance over style and portability, but the new Razer Blade has all three in spades.


Watch Out, Chromebooks: Super-Cheap Windows 8 Machines Are Coming

Chromebooks are great if you want a super-cheap computer, but they’re not without their limitations; you (basically) have to run everything in a browser. And Microsoft is aiming to give them some competition with full Windows 8 machines around those same, dumb low price points.


Razer Blade 2014 Review: Great For Games, Overkill Otherwise

Razer’s badass Blade gaming laptop is back with a screen that’s insane, and the power to push some serious pixels. But that doesn’t do you much good when getting by day-to-day is a little bit of a struggle.


ASUS G550JK Gaming Notebook: Australian Review

Gaming notebooks are a funny niche. They’re not especially thin nor light, and they generally don’t have excellent battery life. They’re also not as speedy as a similarly priced desktop. What they are is a great compromise between portability and power, though, and the brand new ASUS G550JK stays true to that trend.


Need A New Laptop For Work Or School? Tax Time Is A Great Time

The end of financial year is great time to buy new tech gear. If you use your computer at home for work — you may be able to claim your PC as a tax deduction. That applies to some students, too. Further, small businesses with total incomes less than $2 million can write off purchases valued under $6500 immediately in the year the cost occurred. So what new laptops/tablets are best for work or play? Here are some ideas.


Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Review

Microsoft’s Surface Pro has sized up, embracing its laptop side in an attempt to unseat the MacBook Air as your computer of choice. Can it succeed?


Gizmodo Goes Inside Acer's Taiwan HQ With Bosses Stan Shih And Jason Chen

As Acer’s Chairman, Stan Shih, talks through the company’s new direction, he doesn’t seem like a man days from stepping down. Then again, Acer’s founder first retired 10 years ago, temporarily returning last year to help it return to profit and chart the future in a declining PC market. Besides new laptops and tablets, Acer’s next steps include a fitness wristband, Android smartphone and a personal cloud vision dubbed ‘BYOC’. Here’s what that means, and a look around the office.


AMD Kaveri Goes Mobile: New FX Chips Target Core i7 Laptops, Ultrathin Gaming

Interesting times ahead for fans of thin-yet-high-performance laptops. Last week at Computex, a day after Intel unveiled its Core M fanless processor for 2-in-1 devices, AMD announced the mobile version of its Kaveri A-Series APU chip. AMD calls this new third-gen mobile APU line-up its most advanced ever, ready to go “toe-to-toe” with Intel Core i5 and Core i7, and lead by the first FX-branded enthusiast mobile APUs.


Asus Transformer Book Flip: Australian Price And Release Date

Good news, everyone! The acrobatic Asus Transformer Book Flip is definitely coming to Australia from August. Here’s what you’ll pay for it.