Notebooks

ASUS Zenbook UX301/UX302 (preview)

ASUS has revamped its much-admired Zenbook Ultrabook, making some physical tweaks as well as offering some more high-end specs. Gone is the all-metal finish that adorned the previous model; you'll now find Gorilla Glass 3 on the lid, which provides n...

Microsoft Surface 2 Windows tablet

Less than a year after the launch of its first Surface RT and Surface Pro tablets, Microsoft has launched the next iteration of its tablet family, including the Windows 8.1 RT-based Surface 2.

Dell Alienware 18 gaming laptop

Dell’s Alienware 18 is a 5.5kg behemoth of a gaming ‘laptop’, with a massive price and desktop-like specs. We put it to the test, to see just what all that money, weight and bulk will get you.

Acer Chromebook C720 (preview)

The Acer Chromebook C720 appears to be an evolutionary attempt to right the wrongs of its predecessor, the Acer C710, which hit the Australian market in March.

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite

Samsung’s ATIV Book 9 Lite is thin, lightweight and offers impressively long battery life, but proves disappointingly gutless in even the most basic tasks.

MSI GT70 20D gaming notebook

MSI's treat for gamers and high-end notebook enthusiasts is the 17.3in GT70 20D, which contains components and capabilities that can induce drooling. It's an expensive beast, but if you're serious about buying one of the fastest notebooks on the mark...

Dell XPS 12 convertible Ultrabook (2013 model)

Dell has added a fourth-generation Intel Core i7 CPU to its versatile little XPS 12 convertible Ultrabook, which gives it much improved battery life and better performance when it comes to processing 3D graphics. However, Dell hasn’t done much to cha...

HP Pavilion 11 Touchsmart notebook

HP's Pavilion 11 Touchsmart is an 11.6in notebook (some call it a 'sub-notebook') that runs an AMD A6 accelerated processing unit (APU), 4GB of RAM, and a 500GB hard drive. It's a small and highly portable laptop of 1.5kg, and it’s also cheap. We thi...

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon with touchscreen

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has been around for a while, but this is the first chance we’ve had to see it with a touchscreen. It’s still as good as we remember it, and even though our review unit did the rounds extensively as a show model, it still...

Sony VAIO Fit 15E touchscreen notebook

It may be an entry-level model, but the Sony VAIO Fit 15E is a stylish 15.6in touchscreen notebook that looks better than most other models at the same price point. It's useful for typical office tasks, Web browsing and communications, and also for v...

Dell Inspiron 15R-5521 touchscreen notebook

The Dell Inspiron 15R is a mainstream notebook that aims to offer a good balance of features, performance and battery life at a competitive price. The most basic configuration starts from $799 ($1149 in New Zealand) and includes a third-generation In...

Acer Aspire S7-392 Ultrabook

Acer’s Aspire S7 was introduced last year to quite a few ‘oohs’ and ‘ahs’, mainly because it was a thin and light little thing with an attractive design. This year’s Aspire S7-392 looks just like the old one, but it has a few significant differences ...

Toshiba Portege Z10t hybrid Ultrabook

Toshiba's Portege Z10t is a dual-purpose business device that aims to supply better-than-average notebook capabilities. Primarily, it's an 11.6in, Full HD tablet, but it also comes with a keyboard dock so that you can easily use it for long typing se...

Apple MacBook Air (2013)

Apple’s MacBook Air is, in a way, the descendant of the netbook of 2007 -- it's a small, light, simple notebook made more for portability than power. It’s the Californian electronics giant’s natural rival to Intel’s Ultrabook standard, which itself i...

LG Z360 Full HD Ultrabook

We weren't expecting much from LG's first entry into the Ultrabook market, but there is plenty to like about the LG Z360. It has good looks, it's very thin, and it features a Full HD, 13.3in screen.

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Kathy Cassidy

STYLISTIC Q702

First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

Anthony Grifoni

STYLISTIC Q572

For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

Steph Mundell

LIFEBOOK UH574

The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.

Andrew Mitsi

STYLISTIC Q702

The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.

Simon Harriott

STYLISTIC Q702

My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.

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