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Acer Aspire 8920G 18.4in laptop

Acer is just one manufacturer vying for our attention amid the furore over the new netbooks, and it's hoping the Aspire 8920G will re-interest us in full-size laptops. Those of you lamenting the industry’s switch to a widescreen 16:10 aspect ratio from the old, squarer 4:3 should look away now, as the 8920G’s USP is the use of …
Andrew Tiney, 21 Aug 2008

MSI Wind Windows XP Edition sub-notebook

Nothing has caught the imagination of techies of late as much as the Asus Eee PC has. Its tiny dimensions, unique design and true bargain-basement price has rocked the laptop business to the core. The first-generation Eee PC had more than its fair share of critics. The most common complains centred on its poor battery life and a …
Andrew Tiney, 20 Jun 2008

Dell XPS M1730 17in gaming laptop

Dell’s acquisition of Alienware, followed by the introduction of 13.3in and 15.4in laptops to its XPS range, signalled a shift from gaming machines, with the brand targeting the regular consumer instead. Despite rumours circulating that the company may even stop making XPS–branded machines altogether, the XPS M1730 represents a …
Andrew Tiney, 23 May 2008

HP Compaq 2710p tablet PC

The tablet PC may never have come close to achieving the success Microsoft hoped for when it launched the concept a few years back, but these transforming laptops have won a solid audience. Unfortunately, with many tablet PCs the inclusion of a screen that can be operated with a stylus but not a finger hasn’t done anything for …
Andrew Tiney, 10 Mar 2008

Dell XPS M1330 laptop

Dell’s XPS range has been synonymous with high-performance gaming computers. However, once it acquired gaming manufacturer Alienware, a subtle shift in branding saw some less focused multimedia-based machines being pushed out under the XPS banner. The XPS M1330 follows in the footsteps of the XPS M1210, a 12.1in machine that was …
Andrew Tiney, 23 Jan 2008

OQO Model e2 UMPC

OQO may sound like a city in Japan, but it’s actually a company that makes ultra-mobile PCs - handheld computers capable of running a full-size operating system. It’s been around for seven years, and was founded by a team of ex-Apple engineers. The Model e2 is the company’s third shot at a UMPC, following in the diminutive …
Andrew Tiney, 31 Oct 2007