Are touchscreen laptops worth it?

Are touchscreen laptops worth it?

Windows 8 is designed to provide a touch-friendly user interface one that moves away from emulating a mouse and takes advantage of features such as gestures like pinch-to-zoom. Think of using a touchscreen as the modern equivalent of learning keyboard shortcuts; it may take some getting used to but on a laptop a touchscreen can…

ASUS Transformer AiO P1801 review

ASUS Transformer AiO P1801 review

Price: $2399  |  Website: www.asus.com/au You couldn’t accuse Taiwanese component maker ASUS of being unambitious. Over the last half a decade or so the company’s managed to carve itself a prominent role in the laptop market and it’s now aiming to do the same for tablets all-in-one PCs and perhaps even smartphones. On the latter…

Toshiba Satellite U920t convertible notebook review

Toshiba Satellite U920t convertible notebook review

Price: $1390  |  Web: Toshiba.com.au Toshiba’s take on the convertible tablet/ultrabook uses a very similar sliding mechanism to Sony’s Duo 11 with the screen sliding upwards and then away from the keyboard. However it lacks the ugly brackets that keep the Duo 11’s screen stable as a rock instead relying on a very stiff hinge…

Acer Iconia Tab W510 review

Acer Iconia Tab W510 review

Price: $749  |  From: Acer It might not be quite as cheap as the most affordable Windows RT tablets but Acer is definitely aiming for thinner wallets with this Windows 8-powered hybrid. Bought without the keyboard it’ll set you back around $700 putting it right in line with Apple’s iPad 4 and other Windows RT…

Windows 8 touchscreen tablets, convertibles, and hybrid devices

Windows 8 touchscreen tablets, convertibles, and hybrid devices

Desktop users might be wondering what all the fuss is about but if you interact with your computer via a touchscreen then there’s plenty to like about Windows 8. Built from the ground up for these finger-friendly devices Microsoft’s latest cash cow is expected to spark a flood of touch-enabled tablets convertibles and ultrabooks. With…

10 cool things to do with an Android camera

10 cool things to do with an Android camera

Note: You’ll need a smartphone running Android 2.1 (Eclair) or higher. Some apps also require extra features like a front-facing camera. 1. Search for anything anywhere As much as you might hate Google for its neverending bid for world domination you’ve got to hand it to the search giant – it really knows how to…

Dell XPS One 27 All-in-one PC review

Dell XPS One 27 All-in-one PC review

‘If you can’t beat ’em clone ’em’ seems to be the mantra behind this stunning 27inch all-in-one PC design. With Apple’s iMac continuing to sell like hotcakes we can forgive Dell for crafting its premium all-in-one in the same form as Apple’s trendsetter. The iconic aluminium body and stand has been replicated but Dell has…

Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 review

Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 review

Who said ultrabooks had to be small? Certainly not Acer with its new 15.6in Aspire Timeline Ultra M3-581TG-72634G52Mnkk – a laptop that promises ultrabook portability and responsiveness with the raw power needed for tasks like intensive gaming. But while it’s a success overall there are some issues. Portable gaming just don’t use it on your…