An Introduction to Chromebooks

There’s a lot to like about portable computers, but Google and its hardware partners like Samsung, Acer and HP found a way to offer a light weight, lower cost alternative to the traditional Windows laptop. Chromebooks are a hot category of portable computers that run Google’s Chrome OS instead of Windows or OSX. With Chrome’s lower hardware requirements and the ability to leverage Google’s cloud services, a Chromebook can offer a full-featured PC experience in a device that’s lighter and less expensive than traditional PCs, without the limitations of netbooks. They may not be ideal for everyone, but Chromebooks are designed to cover many scenarios and are particularly useful for students, road warriors, small business and those looking for light duty home PC.  

CES 2016: Lenovo introduces the world’s thinnest convertible laptop

PCs still have a prominent place at the Consumer Electronics Show and Lenovo pulled out all the stops at CES 2016 with a collection of new desktop and portable models. Included in Lenovo’s CES presentation were the world’s thinnest convertible laptop, gaming gear (including a curved gaming monitor) developed in partnership with Razer, and a compact desktop PC with a built-in projector. Here are all the details on Lenovo’s CES showcase.

ASUS VivoBook 15 (X512JA) laptop review

The holidays offer the best laptop deals of the year. With an affordable price point and decent specs, the ASUS VivoBook 15 is a holiday bargain.

Review: The Eurocom Monster 4 roars to life

 Around one year ago, I was introduced to Eurocom. I had never played a minute on their laptops but I was hooked immediately. With their user and upgrade friendly hardware and professionally driven designs, Eurocom have become one of my favourite manufacturers. With the new Monster 4, that success continues on. With a sturdy case design, beautiful 1080p displays and ability to take on all of today’s challenges, the Monster 4 packs a mighty roar with a mid range price tag. Check it out. 

Make your laptop your mobile vacation entertainment hub

Should you bring a laptop with you on your holidays? Many people would argue against it, saying that technology has no place on a vacation, especially one where you’re spending time outdoors or where there are kids involved. I’m sorry, but the genie is out of the bottle in terms of technology intruding on trips and kids are smack in the middle of it all, whether it’s a smartphone, tablet or handheld game console they’re clutching. My suggestion is to embrace technology and bring your laptop. With a few tweaks, it can become your mobile vacation entertainment hub, perfect for keeping your sanity during those inevitable downtimes.

ASUS Screenpad 2.0 on the VivoBook S15 laptop review

It’s not often that a laptop comes with a second screen that serves a few different purposes, but that’s what ASUS is trying to do with its Screenpad 2.0.

Best laptop bags for college

Setting out for college or university? Chances are you’ll be lugging a laptop around. Choose the right laptop bag and not only is carrying easier, but you can pull off a stylish look too.

Acer C720P Chromebook Review: Adding Touch to the Chromebook Experience

Chromebooks are one of the fastest growing computing categories. Small, lightweight and inexpensive these Google Chrome OS-powered notebooks have proven ideal for many users including students and small business. They’re great for home too. But what if you want the touchscreen experience that’s become a standard feature on Windows 8 Ultrabooks? You were pretty much out of luck on the Chrome side. Acer has filled that gap quite nicely with the new C720P Chromebook, an 11.6-inch device that combines the advantages of Google’s Chrome OS with a multi-touch display. It’s available now at Best Buy, but if you want a preview of what it’s capable of, I’ve spent some time putting a C720P Chromebook through the paces for a review.

Bringing your own device to school and the school policy

  Many schools are implementing a ‘bring your own device’ policy – meaning students learn from their own computers and not those provided by the school.

ASUS VivoBook Flip TP501U review: versatility packs a punch

 It’s tough to beat a convertible, 2-in-1 laptop for versatility. You get a laptop, tablet and everything in between in a single device. With the ASUS VivoBook Flip TP501U, you also get a big, Full HD display, a Core i7 CPU and Nvidia’s 940M graphics card, making this convertible laptop a compelling combination of versatility and power.

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