laptops

  • Purism Aims To Build A Philosophically Pure Laptop

    Purism Aims To Build A Philosophically Pure Laptop

    Purism Librem 15 is a laptop that is not free as in beer but it is instead free as in “absolutely free and open and uncontrolled by outside forces ensures complete control of every aspect of the hardware at all times.” And that’s a good thing. Created by Todd Weaver, the laptop is being funded on CrowdSupply and has already hit $270,000, surpassing its $250,000 goal. An… Read More

  • UK Engineers 3D Print Their Own Raspberry Pi Laptop

    UK Engineers 3D Print Their Own Raspberry Pi Laptop

    Is there anything a robotic system for the extrusion of plastic in to solid forms over time can’t do? We present to you today the Pi-Top, a Raspberry Pi-based laptop that is completely 3D-printed and lasts hours on a single charge. The kit, which will launch as a Kickstarter soon, offers a 13.3-inch screen and a little keyboard and trackpad combo for data entry. Viola! A little open… Read More

  • Our Favorite Laptops For Back To School

    As the new school year approaches, you’re going to need a good laptop to work with. Take a look at some of our favorites. Read More

  • Novena, The Crowdsourced, Fully-Open Laptop, Is Shipping This Winter

    Novena, The Crowdsourced, Fully-Open Laptop, Is Shipping This Winter

    Hardware magician Bunnie Huang’s Novena laptop, a completely open source computing machine, is fully funded and will ship in January. There are thirteen hours left in the crowdfunding effort but so far the system has surpassed its goal of $100,000 and is one course to raise over $500,000. 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

  • Gartner Says Q4 PC Shipments Down 5% To 90.3M Units, HP Edges Out Lenovo, And Windows 8 Fizzles As Multiscreen Theory Fails To Materialize

    Gartner Says Q4 PC Shipments Down 5% To 90.3M Units, HP Edges Out Lenovo, And Windows 8 Fizzles As Multiscreen Theory Fails To Materialize

    If the huge profusion of mobile handsets, phablets and tablets on display at CES weren’t enough of an indicator, we now have some numbers from Gartner that spell out how the PC industry continues to decline in the face of smaller, cheaper, more portable, and more popular computing devices. Total worldwide PC shipments for Q4 totalled 90.3 million units, a decline of 4.9% over Q4… Read More

  • LuvBook S: Japan Gets Super-Cute “Hello Kitty” Laptop

    LuvBook S: Japan Gets Super-Cute “Hello Kitty” Laptop

    We have covered the one or the other Hello Kitty gadget in the past, but it’s been a while since the last notebook featuring the popular cartoon cat. But now Japan’s Mouse Computer is selling the so-called LuvBook S, [JP], an 11.6-inch laptop with Hello Kitty all over it. It has been co-developed with Hello Kitty maker Sanrio and luxury goods maker Swarovski. Swarovski designed… Read More

  • 2011 Holiday Gift Guide: Laptops Are A Geek’s Best Friend

    2011 Holiday Gift Guide: Laptops Are A Geek’s Best Friend

    When it comes to gift-giving, there are a few presents that siimply go above and beyond. Getting a first car on your sixteenth birthday (if you’re so lucky) is one of those moments, and some young couples are even lucky enough to get a house as a wedding present. But after a house and a car, a brand new laptop is probably the best gift you can get. We’ve compiled a list of… Read More

  • Buying A MacBook Pro? Wait Just a Minute, Updates Are On The Horizon

    Buying A MacBook Pro? Wait Just a Minute, Updates Are On The Horizon

    The current MacBook Pro design is probably going to be around until next year, but a minor update might be on its way in the coming weeks, according to a few factors that have telegraphed this kind of thing historically. Stock is low on many models, and more importantly, a few new items have appeared in Apple inventory listings. Read More

  • Asus Zenbooks Enter The Ultrabook Fray, Starting At $999

    Asus Zenbooks Enter The Ultrabook Fray, Starting At $999

    The promise of the ultra-cheap ultrabook hasn’t quite been fulfilled yet, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have a few sexy machines before the new ones hit. Acer’s Aspire S3 dropped yesterday, and we’ll have a review up soon, but the new Asus Zenbooks, rumored and pictured earlier but only actually announced today, are the ones I’ve been waiting… Read More

  • Toshiba Releases Glasses-Free 3D Laptop To Much Rejoicing

    Toshiba Releases Glasses-Free 3D Laptop To Much Rejoicing

    The Qosmio F755 3D laptop is now available for those who wish to live in the 2D world but – and only occasionally – may also want to view things in 3D. The laptop uses a “15.6-inch diagonal full HD TruBrite® display with Active Lens” to display both 2D and 3D images (sample shown here may not represent actual display, your results may vary, consult a doctor before… Read More

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