Can private companies help solve the COVID laptop crisis?
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Can private companies help solve the COVID laptop crisis?

IT departments in the private sector could help bridge the digital divide, both now and as we emerge from the current crisis
22 Jan 2021
School laptops sent by government arrive loaded with malware
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School laptops sent by government arrive loaded with malware

Calls grow for Gavin Williamson to resign as the Department for Education urgently investigates
21 Jan 2021
HP Pro c640 Chromebook review: Nailing the basics
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Laptops

HP Pro c640 Chromebook review: Nailing the basics

While it’s a pleasure to type with, this device is let down by several serious weaknesses
15 Jan 2021
Lockdown Laptop Map lists close to 1,000 schools in need of tech supplies
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Lockdown Laptop Map lists close to 1,000 schools in need of tech supplies

An estimated 1.8 million UK schoolchildren lack access to an internet-connected device at home
14 Jan 2021
AMD steps up fight against Intel with Ryzen 5000 laptop processors
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AMD steps up fight against Intel with Ryzen 5000 laptop processors

The company claims its Zen 3-based processors deliver the "industry's best" performance and energy efficiency
13 Jan 2021
Intel teases Rocket Lake-S and Alder Lake CPUs at CES
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Hardware

Intel teases Rocket Lake-S and Alder Lake CPUs at CES

The firm also launched business-focused processors and committed to a push on data centre chips
12 Jan 2021
Microsoft unveils business-exclusive Surface Pro 7 Plus
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Microsoft unveils business-exclusive Surface Pro 7 Plus

The refreshed Surface Pro features a removable SSD with up to 1TB of storage and optional 4G support
12 Jan 2021
Remote working fuels biggest PC market growth in 10 years
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Laptops

Remote working fuels biggest PC market growth in 10 years

Canalys says 2020's "unparalleled" digital transformation proves the PC is here to stay
12 Jan 2021
HP unveils new hardware suited to remote working
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Hardware

HP unveils new hardware suited to remote working

The new offerings, which includes the HP Elite Folio, were showcased on the first day of CES 2021
11 Jan 2021
Lenovo unveils ThinkPad X12 Detachable and AR smart glasses
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Lenovo unveils ThinkPad X12 Detachable and AR smart glasses

The PC maker showcases ThinkReality smart glasses and a slew of new laptops on the first day of CES 2021
11 Jan 2021
Acer drops Intel for AMD with latest Chromebook
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Laptops

Acer drops Intel for AMD with latest Chromebook

The Chromebook Spin 514 is Acer’s first to come with AMD Ryzen 3000 C-Series Mobile Processors
8 Jan 2021
The IT Pro Podcast: Hot hardware
The IT Pro Podcast: Hot hardware
Hardware

The IT Pro Podcast: Hot hardware

We take a look at how device usage has changed during the pandemic
8 Jan 2021
Dell's new monitors feature a dedicated Microsoft Teams button
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Dell's new monitors feature a dedicated Microsoft Teams button

The PC giant is looking to facilitate businesses' continued reliance on video conferencing software
6 Jan 2021
Apple MacBook Air (Apple M1, 2020) review: The world’s best ultraportable
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Apple MacBook Air (Apple M1, 2020) review: The world’s best ultraportable

This debut for Apple’s M1 silicon is a triumph of epic proportions
28 Dec 2020
HP EliteBook 840 G7 review: An elite experience
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Laptops

HP EliteBook 840 G7 review: An elite experience

A fantastic business laptop with universally-acclaimed characteristics
15 Dec 2020
Dell XPS 13 9310 (2020) review: Undermined by Intel
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Laptops

Dell XPS 13 9310 (2020) review: Undermined by Intel

An otherwise fantastic laptop that’s let down by Intel’s engineering stagnation
10 Dec 2020
Dell and HP Q3 results buoyed by pandemic PC surge
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Hardware

Dell and HP Q3 results buoyed by pandemic PC surge

Laptop and PC sales for both companies soared as the pandemic continues to keep employees at home
25 Nov 2020
Dynabook Portégé X50-G-10V: Too much for too little
Laptops

Dynabook Portégé X50-G-10V: Too much for too little

A pure business laptop with a great screen, but it’s expensive and underwhelming elsewhere
24 Nov 2020
Acer Swift 3 (2020) review: Stunning speed, mediocre elsewhere
Laptops

Acer Swift 3 (2020) review: Stunning speed, mediocre elsewhere

Acer deploys an AMD CPU to provide huge performance, but this machine suffers in other areas
17 Nov 2020
Apple unveils updated Mac lineup powered by its new M1 chip
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Apple unveils updated Mac lineup powered by its new M1 chip

The M1 chip is the first-ever personal computer chip built using 5-nanometer process technology
10 Nov 2020
Asus ZenBook Flip S UX371 review: Stylish and light, but not a record-breaker
Laptops

Asus ZenBook Flip S UX371 review: Stylish and light, but not a record-breaker

This hybrid looks great and has a stunning screen, but Intel’s latest chips don’t deliver much improvement
10 Nov 2020