Signs of life from the PC market start to show

IDC is reporting that worldwide shipments of traditional PCs (desktop, notebook, workstation) actually grew for the first time in five years. Taken from IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Personal Computing Device Tracker, the research firm

Published on: April 25th, 2017 CDN Staff

HP issues mass notebook recall

Faulty batteries appear to be contagious. HP Inc. has become the latest manufacturer to recall notebook products due to battery issues. This month HP announced an expansion of its ongoing worldwide voluntary safety recall

Published on: January 27th, 2017 Alex Radu

Asus unveils ultra-light business notebook at CES

Asus has unveiled what it claims is the world’s lightest 14-inch business notebook at CES in Las Vegas. Whatever the semantics, the Asus Pro B9440 is certainly light, weighing just 2.31 pounds despite

Published on: January 4th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

A quick look at the Asus ZenBook UX306 Ultrabook

The latest ultrabook to come from Asus is the ZenBook UX306. Coming in at 2.9 lbs and 0.5-inches thick, it is the lightest Zenbook yet, according to Asus. The machine is priced at $1,399 in

Published on: July 22nd, 2016 CDN Staff

HP adds touchscreen support to next Chromebook

HP Inc. is giving its bare-bones, cloud-based laptop a few upgrades. The company’s next Chromebook, the 11 G5, will include an optional touchscreen when released in the fall – all the better to

Published on: July 6th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Asus’s new Strix GL502 gaming notebook has independent CPU and GPU cooling

Asus has added Strix GL502 to its line of Republic of Gamers (ROG) laptops. The 15.6-inch device comes with an Intel Core i7 processor and Nvidia GeForce GTX 980GPU options. The non-glare IPS

Published on: May 27th, 2016 CDN Staff

A quick look at the new HP EliteBook 1030

HP has announced an addition to its business-class line of notebooks, namely the HP EliteBook 1030. While it's the most expensive of the three models - it starts at about US $1249.00, the EliteBook

Published on: May 16th, 2016 CDN Staff

All Hands on Tech: Alienware 13 Review

With the Alienware 13, Dell is trying to do things a little differently. With this iteration, gone is some of the bulk that plagued other models, replaced by something a bit more compact;

Published on: May 6th, 2016 Dave Yin

Lenovo’s PC sales rose in double digits in North America amidst global decline

PC sales just can't seem to catch a break. New numbers released by market research firm Gartner indicate that worldwide shipments declined 9.6 per cent in the first quarter of 2016 compared to the

Published on: April 13th, 2016 CDN Staff

See how the Dell Latitude rugged notebook works on Mars

In this All Hands on Tech video, the Dell Latitude Rugged 14 notebook takes a beating and still can deliver performance wise. The Dell Latitude Rugged notebook is built to military spec standards and

Published on: February 22nd, 2016 Brian Jackson

Toshiba refreshes notebook lineup with next-gen processors

Toshiba has updated its portfolio of notebooks to include newly-announced 6th generation Intel processors. The lineup includes the 13.3-inch Portégé Z30, 14-inch Tecra Z40 and 15.6-inch Tecra Z50 Ultrabooks, 15.6-inch Satellite Pro R50, Portégé Z20t detachable

Published on: January 26th, 2016 CDN Staff

HP announces ruggedized sub-$200 Chromebook

Hot on the heels of Acer's sub $200 Chromebook announcement and its own updated education notebook lineup, HP has unveiled the Chromebook 11 G4 Education Edition (EE), also priced at $199. The 4G EE is

Published on: January 25th, 2016 CDN Staff

All Hands on Tech: HP Omen Pro Review

What’s the difference between a mobile workstation and a gaming notebook? It’s often in the graphics capabilities, but a lot of it is branding and the look and feel too. The HP OMEN Pro

Published on: January 20th, 2016 Dave Yin

HP announces Sprout and updated hardware for education

Can classrooms afford the HP Sprout Pro when it has a price tag of $2199? HP Inc. sure hopes so. The personal computing company bearing the Hewlett Packard name has announced a series of

Published on: January 19th, 2016 CDN Staff