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Welcome to the Laptops and Notebooks category of our blog, where we unpack the vast and varied world of portable computing. As more of us find ourselves untethered from traditional workspaces, the need for reliable, powerful, and flexible computing solutions has never been greater. From powerhouse gaming laptops to lightweight Chromebooks, this category aims to guide you through the intricate maze of options available.


Relevant Brands: Dell, HP, Apple, Lenovo, ASUS

Laptops have become the cornerstone of modern productivity and entertainment. Whether it’s a workhorse like Dell’s XPS series or Apple’s premium MacBook lineup, we explore the strengths and weaknesses of each brand, helping you make an educated decision for your specific needs.

Convertible Laptops

Relevant Brands: Microsoft, Lenovo, HP, Dell

When you can’t decide between a tablet and a laptop, why not have both? Convertible laptops, also known as 2-in-1s, offer unparalleled versatility. Whether it’s Microsoft’s Surface Book, Lenovo’s Yoga series, or Dell’s Inspiron convertibles, we dissect what makes each offering unique.

Gaming Laptops

Relevant Brands: Alienware, ASUS ROG, Razer, MSI

For the gamers, performance is king. High refresh rates, powerful GPUs, and rapid response times are just the tip of the iceberg. Brands like Alienware and ASUS ROG have redefined what portable gaming can be, and we’re here to break down each machine’s capabilities for you.

Ultraportable Laptops

Relevant Brands: Apple, Microsoft, Dell, LG

The trend towards lighter, thinner, and more efficient laptops continues to surge. Apple’s MacBook Air, Microsoft’s Surface Laptop, and Dell’s XPS 13 have set new benchmarks for what ultraportable laptops can offer. Whether you’re a jet-setting professional or a student on the go, we evaluate the best ultraportables for you.


Relevant Brands: Google, Samsung, Acer, ASUS

Simplicity and speed are the hallmarks of a good Chromebook. Ideal for those whose needs are predominantly web-based, these machines offer a streamlined OS and often come at a more accessible price point. Brands like Google, Samsung, and Acer lead the way, and we dissect how each fares in real-world use.

So whether you’re in the market for a portable powerhouse or a compact companion, this category offers you a comprehensive guide to navigate through your laptop and notebook options. We aim to provide you with unbiased, data-driven insights, ensuring you’re well-informed to make the perfect choice for your computing lifestyle. Happy hunting!

In a step towards bolstering the Chromebook market, Acer has launched its first-ever Chromebook Plus laptops, the Acer Chromebook Plus 515 and Acer Chromebook Plus 514, as part of Google’s Chromebook Plus initiative. Introduced on October 2, 2023, in Taipei, these models are engineered to provide a performance tier higher than current market offerings, boasting …

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Following on from the Acer ebii e-bike announcement, Acer has launched multiple other products more in line with their normal product range. The first announcement is for the new gaming laptops. Predator Triton 17 X – Flagship gaming laptop with The new Predator Triton 17 X is Acers most powerful laptop to date and will …

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The Anker 737 Power Bank was announced towards the of last year alongside the wide range of new GaNPrime products. This is the only power bank on the market that can do 140W power delivery using the new PD 3.1 specification. This, therefore, makes it suitable for the 16-inch MacBook Pro, which accepts 140W or …

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I have previously reviewed the Infinix Hot 10S NFC, which offered incredible value for money but only launched in Indonesia, Russia and Latin America. In May 2021, Infinix Mobile ventured into laptops, unveiling the INbook X1 series. Specification CPU: Intel Core i7-1065G7 Memory: 8GB Storage: 512GB NVMe Display: 14” 1920*1080 300 nits brightness 100% sRGB …

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The Predator Helios 500 is the current flagship gaming laptop from Acer. This 4kg beast costs more than double that of any other Acer laptop currently listed on Currys. Specification Processor: Intel Core i9-11980HK – 8-core 3.30 GHz base 5.0 GHz boost Memory: 32 GB DDR4 SDRAM Storage: Up to 2 TB PCIe SSD Graphics: NVIDIA …

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This year Acer has launched two special edition laptops with slightly different form factors than the generic 15.6″ and 17″ they typically use. The Acer Predator Triton 300 SE was their first foray into the smaller format 14-inch gaming laptop niche, a category that doesn’t have much competition, and I loved it. The Triton 500 …

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Huawei’s latest laptop, the Huawei MateBook D 15, has gone on sale in the UK priced at £749.99. This is the largest laptop Huawei do, sitting in the middle of the Matebook 13 and MateBook X Pro in terms of pricing. There are only a small number of changes vs the MateBook D 15 2020 …

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Acer launched the ConceptD product portfolio back in 2019, offering a premium alternative to gaming focussed hardware for content creators. You get a similar sort of specification as you would find on the Predator range of laptops and monitors but with a premium all-white design with factory calibrated screens that are Pantone validated, guaranteeing colour …

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This year, Acer has padded out the Triton range with a new Triton 300 SE. This new Special Edition gaming laptop is Acer dipper their toes into the sub-15″ category which has far fewer options than the saturated 15″ market. Currently, there are just two competing options, the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14, which would be …

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I have been a big fan of the Huawei laptops, both the Intel-based Matebook 13 and AMD based Matebook 14 are superb and offer excellent value for money. The one laptop I haven’t tried is the flagship Huawei MateBook X Pro. This is the first Huawei laptop to get a 2021 refresh and as you …

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With the prospect of being able to travel again this year I have been contemplating on how to improve my mobile working experience. Whenever I go on holiday or press events, I always set up a small workstation allowing me to get a couple of hours of work done each day (the cost of being …

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Huawei may be suffering a bit with their phones lacking Google, but they are easily one of the best laptop brands around at the moment for any non-gaming laptop. Today they have announced the latest Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021, which is a 13.9 inches ultra-portable, weighing in at just 1.33 kg. As usual for …

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