If you've wanted a cheap laptop — especially a cheap convertible tablet/laptop hybrid — Chromebooks have typically been the best option. Sure, we've seen some super cheap Windows PCs over the years, but rarely have we seen a $US200 ($261) Windows convertible. Dell has a low-end two-in-one, but super-cheap Windows laptops with touch screens are still fairly uncommon.
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The term 'laptop' has become a wide-ranging one — it covers a variety of portable rigs that vary in their specs. This is great in terms of the amount of options out there, but can be confusing if you're not quite sure what to get.
When it comes to down to it, size really does matter, and it should be at the centre of your decision making process.
Microsoft's Surface Book has always been a unique gadget — a great ultraportable laptop, with the extra appeal of a completely detachable tablet screen that contains all the smarts and processing to run proper Windows. The newest Performance Base variant of the Surface Book adds double the graphics power, without making any significant compromise on battery life — but it's also using tech that Microsoft's competitors have left behind.
It's a new year — time for a fresh start, and some fresh tech for work or uni.
Laptops are becoming increasingly versatile, powerful and thinner. The market is flooded with options and it can be tricky to pick what will be right for you.
That's where the specs come in. If you're not quite sure what all those letters and numbers mean, here are the most important ones.
Apple's new MacBook Pro is the first significant upgrade to the creative professional's go-to laptop in years. It adds the first touchscreen that any Mac has had, updates to new(er) Intel processors and AMD graphics, and makes a swathe of behind-the-scenes usability changes. It's the sum total of those small changes, though — not the new processing power or the not-exactly-amazing battery life — that make the new MacBook Pro a worthwhile purchase if you're considering one.
We had a close look at Dell's new "2-in-1" 13-inch XPS notebook a few days ago. It's mostly the same as Dell's standard XPS 13, with the biggest difference being its ability to become a tablet. Previously, only US pricing was available, but now the product is up on Dell's Australian site and well, the mark-up isn't pretty.
Dell is known for making fantastic laptops, but the company hasn't exactly been known for its innovation in the past. So the new Latitude 7285 2-in-1 feels like a pretty damn delightful departure for Dell, as it's the first two-in-one to gleefully embrace wireless charging.