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Richard 'Datamancer' Nagy has recently announced that he's ready to start building and sel...

Many readers might have heard of one of the most bizarre yet beautiful custom laptop mods in recent years, the Steampunk Laptop. Designed and built by Richard "Datamancer" Nagy, the device is a handcrafted steampunk masterpiece, desired by many fans of the Victorian style. Until now, however, it hasn't been available for sale. Nagy recently announced that after thousands of inquiries, he's ready to start building and selling the first batch of Steampunk Laptops.  Read More

Logitech has announced a new Lapdesk that features a retractable 5-inch touchpad surface

Anyone who regularly works on a laptop will testify to that its name is somewhat misleading. These mobile computing power-houses can generate an awful lot of heat and make it very uncomfortable - and even painful - to lay one across your legs. What you need is something that's placed between your thighs and your laptop to help keep the heat away. Logitech has unveiled a new addition to its Lapdesk range that features a retractable multi-touch surface for those who like to swipe or scroll their way around the screen.  Read More

Kogan Agora - world’s first Chromium OS laptop ships June 7

Australian manufacturer Kogan says it will ship the world's first notebook running on the open source Chromium OS from June 7. The release date for the 11.6'' Agora Chromium Laptop means that Kogan has pipped Samsung and Acer, whose Google-sanctioned Chromebooks are due out in a week.  Read More

ASUS has announced a new series of ultraportables powered by Intel's 2nd generation Core p...

Intel has named the new UX Series notebooks from ASUS as amongst the first to be included in a new "Ultrabook" category. Launched at Computex 2011, the new high performance, ultra-thin UX21 and UX31 ultraportables will be powered by Intel's second generation Core processors and feature SanDisk's latest solid state storage technology.  Read More

Lenovo has released a new slim, high performance ThinkPad laptop, which blends business wi...

Lenovo has announced a successor to its 13.3-inch flagship X301 laptop with twice the processor performance and four times the graphics capabilities. Features of note in the new X1 include second generation Intel Core processor options, a choice of solid state or hard drive storage, Dolby Home Theater v4 sound through stereo speakers, new fast battery top-up technology and a brand new keyboard design. The military-spec rugged ThinkPad credentials continue through to the new model, with a toughened-up SuperBright, high definition display and protective chassis and frame.  Read More

Samsung and Acer will be the first to release web-centric Chromebooks running Google's Chr...

Almost two years after Google first announced plans to build an operating system based on its Chrome web browser, the search giant has announced that the first Chrome OS-based netbooks – dubbed "Chromebooks" – from Samsung and Acer are set to go on sale from next month. With no traditional HDD for local storage, the web-centric devices store all the user's apps, documents, and settings in the cloud resulting in some trimmed down devices with impressive boot up times and battery life.  Read More

LG has announced two new notebooks featuring super-thin display technology, 2nd gen Core i...

LG has announced the impending arrival of the first Blade series notebooks. Having a much slimmer profile than the company's first generation of slim notebooks, the two new models both feature new display technology and both are available with second generation Intel Core i processors, NVIDIA GeForce graphics, an optical drive and Wireless-N connectivity.  Read More

G-form Extreme Sleeve for Laptop put to the test

G-Form has taken its expertise in protecting the bodies of cyclists and skaters and applied it to consumer electronics, first with a case for iPad that's tough enough to withstand a bowling ball attack and now with what's billed as "the world's most rugged case for laptops." Made from a flexible, lightweight material that hardens upon impact, the Extreme Sleeve for Laptop will ship at the end of May in 11”, 13” and 15" sizes. Could be just the thing if you're looking to drop your MacBook off a balcony ...  Read More

ORIGIN has claimed the highest mobile processor clock speed in the world by overclocking t...

Not too long ago, overclocking a processor to squeeze out every last drop of performance was the domain of relatively few dedicated hardware or gaming enthusiasts, but is now becoming more and more commonplace. We could feel the salivation at Alienware's announcement of a new gaming laptop that's factory-overclocked to 4GHz. Now ORIGIN has announced that its EON17-S performance notebooks are available with mobile processors overclocked to a world-beating 4.5GHz.  Read More

The new LIFEBOOK S761/C and P771/C notebooks about to be released by Fujitsu both feature ...

Cameras, camcorders and smartphones have had it, now laptops are getting the in-built projector treatment. Fujitsu is about to release two LIFEBOOK notebooks in Japan which feature a mobile projector where you might expect to find an optical drive – giving those who regularly provide on-site training or pitch business proposals an always-at-hand option for displaying presentations.  Read More

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