• Editorial: A Week with the Google Chromebook Series 3

    Editorial: A Week with the Google Chromebook Series 3

      If you have been considering purchasing a Google Chromebook, I bought one a week or so ago. After extensive use of my new machine and drawing up its key features, here is my review of Google’s latest Series 3 Chromebook released in late October from a users perspective. When I heard that Google had launched a brand new Chromebook starting at £229 I simply had to buy one. I’m an admitted consumer tech junkie, and when a gadget comes up at an unbelievable price, I simply have to buy it. The Chromebook in question is the Samsung Chromebook Series … Continue reading

  • Poll: Will you be buying an Ultrabook for Christmas?

    Poll: Will you be buying an Ultrabook for Christmas?

    With Christmas now only weeks away and city centre lights being prepared for the big switch on, it is highly likely that unless you have not done so already (i.e. bought them) the biggest thing on your mind will be Christmas presents. So, what should you buy either yourself as a treat or a loved one? Usually, we buy our loves ones things that either interest them or can be used in everyday life. Is your sister a golfer? Custom fit golf clubs would be ideal. Is your friend interested in boxing? Perhaps a shiny pair of training gloves would be … Continue reading

  • Four Windows 8 Features Consumers will Love

    Four Windows 8 Features Consumers will Love

    Unless you did not know (and have been living under a technology shielding rock), Microsoft launched Windows 8 officially last night to glorious applause from the technology world. The latest desktop operating system from Microsoft replaces Windows 7 which was first released in 2009, and with Windows 7 being Microsoft’s best selling software since the dawn of time, one can only presume that the more modern and better featured Windows 8 will out sell even that. So, what are the best features of Windows 8 then? For those of you who haven’t been keeping up to date with our posts … Continue reading

  • Best Business Ultrabook, 5 Top Thin and Lights for Business

    Best Business Ultrabook, 5 Top Thin and Lights for Business

    Looking to upgrade your business laptop to a business Ultrabook? Here, we take a look at the best business Ultrabook options on the market currently. If you are a business owner or work within a business which requires computing, then a laptop is an essential machine in order to carry out work on the move. Unlike years ago however the business laptops of today are not bulky, noisy and cumbersome machines, they are in fact extremely portable and light machines aimed to make life easier. If you shop around you can find some fantastic business Ultrabooks which feature excellent connectivity … Continue reading

  • FixYa Ultrabook Report: Top Consumer Gripes on Ultrabooks Revealed

    FixYa Ultrabook Report: Top Consumer Gripes on Ultrabooks Revealed

    FixYa have released their Ultrabook report for 2012, detailing the most complained about aspects of Ultrabooks from consumers. Have you ever wondered what fellow owners of your Ultrabook think about their machines overall, with perhaps them even sharing the same gripes as you do? Well FixYa have released their first ‘Ultrabook report’ for September 2012, detailing the most common issues owners of machines have. Within the list the company have included the Asus Zenbook Prime, Apple Macbook Air, Lenovo ThinkPad Carbon X1, Dell XPS 14Z, Acer TimelineUltra M5, Vizio Thin + Light and Lenovo IdeaPad. Of those machines, here is … Continue reading

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Putting the Ultra Into Your Business: Best Ultrabooks for your Business

Putting the Ultra Into Your Business: Best Ultrabooks for your Business

As laptops and notebooks have become ever more powerful and portable over the years, each successive generation has brought new or improved advantages to workplaces, from ease of accessing documents and projects to even giving a business a more professional aesthetic. With the new Ultrabook models of notebook coming down the line, there are new opportunities aiming to optimise their productivity and overall efficiency. From Samsung to Dell, there are new offerings coming out all the time with improved processing power, handy applications and programs and business-friendly operating systems. Find out which Ultrabook your business should invest in today! Samsung … Continue reading

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Don’t be a Victim: How to Defend your Ultrabook against Cybercrime

Don’t be a Victim: How to Defend your Ultrabook against Cybercrime

These days, cybercrime is becoming a prominent issue. With so much of our information stored on our computers and on the cloud (such as on SkyDrive or Dropbox), it’s more important than ever to protect your personal information and files from hackers and scammers. If you’re still a bit hazy on what cybercrime is or the various ways you can protect yourself and your ultrabook, read on to learn how you can defend your computer against criminals on the web. What is cybercrime? Cybercrime is essentially any online offense committed by criminals, and can occur on mobile phones, laptops, and … Continue reading

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Coolest Computer Mice Currently on the Market

Coolest Computer Mice Currently on the Market

In this day and age, most of us use our computers daily, either for our career or for our own pleasure. There are many gadgets available for our desktop computers laptops, but computer mice are some of the most important and useful appliances you can buy. Although sometimes taken for granted, a computer mouse is significant enough to make or break your computer experience. Below is an overview of some of the unique, most attractive, and otherwise coolest computer mice available on the market for consumers today. The Nexus SM-7000B Silent Mouse The clicking sound a mouse makes is not … Continue reading

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The Ups and Downs of Using Your Laptop in Class

The Ups and Downs of Using Your Laptop in Class

Although iPads and other tablets seem to get all the attention these days, a good laptop is still preferred by students and non-students alike. The fact that a laptop has the same operating system and most of the same programs as a desktop computer makes it easier to use for most school assignments, and the fact that laptops have keyboards is a definite plus. Laptops have been a staple in college classrooms for years, much to the delight of some educators and the chagrin of others. Naturally, they can be seen in high school classrooms as well. There are definitely … Continue reading

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Could Laptops Go the Way of the Dodo Bird?

Could Laptops Go the Way of the Dodo Bird?

With the advent of smartphones and tablets, many people are wondering if laptops are about to go the way of the dodo. After all, what can’t we do with smartphones and tablets nowadays? Laptops, with their bigger size and weight, are not as an attractive an option as they used to be. Does this mean they will vanish in the near future? Laptops Have a Keyboard This is, perhaps, the biggest selling point for laptops. Smartphones and tablets, despite their portability, make it very difficult to type a document of a significant length. Of course, most tablets and some smartphones … Continue reading

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Review: Edifier MP250 Sound to Go Portable Laptop Speaker

Review: Edifier MP250 Sound to Go Portable Laptop Speaker

Laptop speakers have never been known for their god-like performance or ability to offer up dedicated speaker quality, and if you have ever bought a laptop with branded speakers such as ‘Beats’ or ‘Bang & Olfusen’, then you will have likely found yourself disappointed by their weedy playback and their non existent ability to fill a room. There are two things you can do to solve the above. The first option is to purchase a pair of stationary speakers, usually a 2.1 system comprising of speakers and sub, and plug your laptop or Ultrabook in when you work at your desk. The second … Continue reading

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13″ Sony Slider Laptop Leaks Online

Remember those sliding smartphones from the likes of Sony Ericsson in the mid-2000′s? Well, their basic design is making a comeback, and a new Sony slider has leaked online. According to leaked specs, the laptop will follow on from the design of the Sony Duo 11 and also sport a 1080p display, making it more than likely a high end laptop. If it is thin enough to be called an Ultrabook, this laptop should sell quite well. More to follow…

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