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Gizmodo Laptop Buying Guide 2014: Everything You Need To Know

If you’re in the market for a new laptop, there are a few pieces of useful info that it bears knowing before you head to the shops. Do your research, and make a few key decisions before you buy, and you’ll be a lot happier in the long run. Here are the most important things to learn about before buying a new laptop or convertible tablet.


Asus' Transformer Book Flip Is Out Now In Australia

The Asus Transformer Book Flip, one of the more-interesting-but-still-conventionally-attractive laptops announced at Computex in Taiwan this year, is finally out in Australia. Thankfully, Asus has expanded the lineup from the original two 15.6-inch variants it confirmed for local stores, with a variety of 13- and 15-inch laptops at different specs and price points already on sale.


Toshiba Is Getting Out Of The Consumer PC Racket In Some Regions

Earlier this year, Sony walked away from laptops when it sold off its Vaio business. Now Toshiba is following suit. Nothing’s getting sold this time around, but the Japanese company has said it’s shying away from consumer PCs in certain low-profit regions in favour of beefing up business offerings.


LG Wants To Sell You A $1799 Curved PC Monitor

Want a new monitor for your PC? Got a spare $1800? How convenient. LG’s new 34-inch 34UC97 is a Quad HD, LED backlit, curved LCD monitor aimed at serious gamers, anyone who wants a PC screen that can double as a gorgeous movie-watching display, and the usual market of cashed-up stockbrokers.


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.


AMD Radeon R7 SSD: Australian Review

AMD is getting into the SSD game. Its Radeon SSDs join Radeon graphics cards, RAM and AMD’s own performance and mainstream CPUs and APUs, making it possible to build an all-AMD scratch-built PC. The new mid-range Radeon R7 SSDs are aimed at the mainstream gamer — one without a huge amount of cash to throw away, but just enough to upgrade to new components on a semi-regular basis.


Corsair's New DDR4 RAM Is Ridiculously Fast, Looks Ridiculously Futuristic

Building a new PC any time soon? You’d best wait a couple of weeks — there’s a new chipset and memory combination that will blow away anything that came before it. DDR4 is the brand new memory standard, soon to replace the now seven-year-old DDR3 as the overclocker’s RAM of choice. Corsair’s new DDR4 RAM, along with other brands’ and the next-gen motherboards that support it, will go on sale at the end of this month.


Crucial MX100: Australian Review

Switching your PC or laptop’s hard drive from a traditional spinning disk to an SSD massively improves its responsiveness, but you don’t have to splash your cash on the absolute best of the best to get there. Crucial’s MX100 SSD services the mainstream PC upgrader that wants the speed of an SSD, but doesn’t want to spend an excessive amount of money to get there.


So What Ever Happened To Post-PC?

The saying “Post-PC” by now is overused and tired, much like bemoaning Windows 8 or fawning over Apple products. We’re stuck in a hopeless Groundhog Day loop where we’re constantly entering, exiting and re-entering the Post-PC era. It’s all bullshit.


Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Has One Of The Best Displays Yet

The key element for a great tablet has always been a truly innovative and top performing display, and the best leading edge tablets have always flaunted their beautiful high tech displays.


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