laptop week

  • Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro 700T | Fly or Die

    Laptop Week Review: Samsung 700T Fly Or Die

    In lieu of a formal review, Matt Burns and I sat down to take a look at the Samsung 700T AKA ATIV Smart PC Pro 700T, a convertible tablet that has a small button on the keyboard that pops out the Windows 8 tablet that forms the brains of the machine. The device is a bit chintzy – more pressed metal and injected plastic than I like to see on a laptop – but at about $1,000 retail… Read More

  • This Week On The TechCrunch Gadgets Podcast: So Many Laptops, But Only One Xbox

    This Week On The TechCrunch Gadgets Podcast: So Many Laptops, But Only One Xbox

    Thank the old gods and the new that it’s Friday, AMIRITE? You know what that means right? Friday is Gadgets Podcast day, and boy do we have a show for you! In this episode, John Biggs, Matt Burns and Darrell Etherington discuss Microsoft’s just-announced Xbox One, complete with voice commands, a brand new Kinect, a slew of new entertainment/social features, and the best specs yet. Read More

  • Laptop Week Review: Google Chromebook Pixel

    Laptop Week Review: Google Chromebook Pixel

    The Chromebook Pixel is the Chromebook I’d pick as my personal Chromebook – if money was no option, and if I felt I really needed a Chromebook. It’s an impressive beast, like a Bird of Paradise, but in the end a trained falcon would be a way better winged thing to own, since it could catch you some wild game, instead of jut prancing around with its mesmerizing but fairly… Read More

  • Laptop Week Review: The Toshiba Kirabook

    Laptop Week Review: The Toshiba Kirabook

    Toshiba isn’t exactly known for churning out attractive, high-end notebooks, which is why the company’s new Kirabook is such an oddity. It’s a handsome little thing if you’re into very (and I mean very) understated designs, though I imagine at least a few people will think the Kirabook looks downright dull. The Kirabook is wedge-shaped like many of its other… Read More

  • Laptop Week Review: Lenovo Yoga 13

    Laptop Week Review: Lenovo Yoga 13

    Convertibles were all the rage back in the 1950s (thanks to tailfins and the Corvette) and in the early 2000s (thanks to Microsoft and Sony). In the 2000s, however, we saw convertibles in the form of laptops that could twist and turn themselves into tablets. The result, usually, was a not-very-good-laptop folded into a not-very-good tablet. Read More

  • Laptop Week Review: The 13-Inch MacBook Pro With Retina Display

    Laptop Week Review: The 13-Inch MacBook Pro With Retina Display

    If I could only have one MacBook (which is usually the case for your average laptop-buyer), this is the one I’d pick, without hesitation. Fewer issues than its 15-inch cousin, which pioneered the Retina line, combined with a much lighter design with a smaller desktop footprint for a display that can still give you crazy amounts of screen real estate all adds up to a sure-fire winner. Read More

  • Laptop Week Review: The Dell XPS 13 Developers Edition With Ubuntu

    Laptop Week Review: The Dell XPS 13 Developers Edition With Ubuntu

    Dude, you got a Linux-powered Dell! In all the years I’ve reviewed laptops I’ve never been as pleasantly surprised by an Ultrabook as I was with the Dell XPS 13 Developers Edition. This ultrathin, ultralight SSD laptop originally came in Windows flavor but, much to my surprise, I far prefer the Ubuntu edition of this device. It is solidly built, acceptably priced given the solid… Read More

  • Welcome To Laptop Week

    Welcome To Laptop Week

    Laptops are the new desktops. While you can buy a solid tower PC for about $500, this price represents how little manufacturers care about the desktop world. Barring a few huge gaming rigs, laptops are where it’s at. We have been arguably remiss in avoiding formal laptop reviews and so we’re trying to remedy that with a series we’re calling Laptop Week. This week we will… Read More