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Toshiba Satellite Radius 12: Australian Review

One of the things I really like about the Microsoft Surface Book isn’t how useful it is as a tablet, but how useful it is as a laptop. Given that I type and browse the ‘net a lot more than I watch video and play touchscreen games, it’s important to me that a 2-in-1 laptop be good at the laptop part. Enter this particular bad boy: Toshiba’s Satellite Radius 12 is a 12-inch notebook, with a beautiful display and powerful hardware, and also a versatile screen hinge that lets it flip around into tablet mode.

Microsoft's Surface Book: Not Made For Gaming, But Not Terrible At It

Microsoft’s $2299 Surface Book, which launched in Australia at the same time as its flagship Sydney store, is a thin and light tablet with a keyboard dock that contains extra battery power. Uniquely, though, the Surface Book’s lower half also contains a Nvidia GeForce graphics card, fueling some small hope that it might be adequate for a bit of weekend gaming.

After some mucking around with different Nvidia drivers and a bunch of testing over the weekend, I can say that adequate is the word — the Surface Book certainly isn’t a gaming powerhouse, but with a bit of software hacking, it’s not terrible, and enough to enjoy a modern video game or two.

Top 5: Best Windows 2 In 1 Laptops / Tablets Under $750 In Australia

Chart: Looking for a new 2 in 1 laptop / tablet running Windows? Get work done by day, and kick back with a touchscreen tablet by night. Here are the best entry-level options in Australia as of November 2015.

Microsoft Surface Pro 4: Australian Review

Microsoft’s Surface division is under siege. In the four years after the Redmond giant got the idea of making the world’s best convertible, it has had the field almost entirely to itself. Now, heading into 2016, the Surface is surrounded by its competition, fighting for dominance at every price point. Is the Surface Pro 4 a big enough stick to beat back the opposition?

2 In 1 Devices Explained: Part Laptop, Part Tablet

Gizmodo Video Guide: Not quite a tablet yet not entirely a laptop — the 2 in 1 is a hybrid with the functionality of both devices. Let’s take a look at the unique capabilities of these devices with support for a variety of different uses.

Microsoft Surface Book Review: So Good, I Might Switch Back To Windows

Here’s a crazy one. In the progression of gadgets to crawl from the primordial pool, Microsoft’s ambitious Surface Book feels like a punctuation mark. It’s a turn from the expected, and for me at least, it’s a computer so enticing, and habit changing, that I’m thinking — Hey, what about Windows?

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Review: I Love It, But Not For Real Work

Nobody knows what to make of the Microsoft Surface. It’s neat looking, but also kind of awkward. Great at certain things and oddly tantalising, But who’s it really for? This latest hybrid iteration, the Surface Pro 4, is a refinement of sorts and sometimes subtle tweaks can go a long way toward making something worth buying.

How To Maximise Your Battery Life In OS X El Capitan

If your laptop is running out of juice more often than you’re finding yourself near a power source, you’ve got yourself a problem. While there are no new features in Apple’s new desktop operating system designed specifically to improve battery life, there are some tried and trusted methods you can use.

Kogan's Gaming Laptop Isn't Much Of A Gaming Laptop At All

This morning, Kogan lifted the lid on its latest laptop line, centred around what it calls “flagship gaming and performance”. Sure, it’s a laptop that can play a game or two — as long as that game isn’t an especially graphically demanding one.

Aorus X5 G-Sync Laptop: Australian Review

We’re seeing some pretty crazy and groundbreaking tech come out of Taiwan recently. Gaming laptops are chief amongst those, always making advancements in processing power and graphics grunt, all while getting thinner and sleeker. This is exactly the case with the new Aorus X5, which also has a display certified for flicker-free gaming by Nvidia; apparently it’s the world’s most powerful 15-inch laptop.

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