Dell offers to fix laptops that smell like cat pee

Salvador Rodriguez Everyone knows the internet is all about cats, but Dell may have taken that too literally with one of its new computers.

Dell unveils three Windows 8 XPS models

XPS Duo 12.

On Thursday, at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin, Dell unveiled three new models in its XPS series, all with 10-point touchscreen connectivity.

Hands on

Hands on: Dell Latitude 10 Windows 8 tablet

Dell Latitude 10 Windows 8 tablet.

Adam Turner Windows 8 finally feels right when running on a tablet like the Dell Latitude 10.

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Wireless charging for Dell's Latitude Z

Dell Latitude Z: incorporates wireless charging.

Simon Tsang You've seen ultra-thin notebooks and you've seen large-screen notebooks but never have you seen an ultra-thin large-screen notebook. Well, now you have.

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Review: Dell Vostro 320

Dell Vostro

Simon Tsang Rather than positioning its Vostro all-in-one PC as a home computer, Dell is aiming it squarely at small business.

Review: Dell Studio One 19

Dell Studio One 19 Touch

David Flynn It's taken far too long for Windows PCs to catch up to the all-in-one design of Apple's iMac. And we're still baffled as to why eye-catching, space-saving systems like Dell's Studio One 19 are in the...


Two computer screens aren't better than one

Farhad Manjoo, a New York Times tech columnist, works with his second monitor turneed off at his home in Palo Alto, Calif., March 18, 2014. For years, techies have argued that getting an extra monitor or two for your desktop computer is an especially effective way to increase personal productivity, but those extra windows may just provide more room for distractions. (Peter DaSilva/ The New York Times)

Farhad Manjoo What if more monitors and bigger monitors actually detract from, rather than improve, how you work?


Overheating reports suspend HP, Google Chromebook 11 sales

Chromebook 11.

Aaron Ricadela and Brian Womack Google and HP halt sales of the Chromebook 11 laptop after some users reported overheating power supplies.

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LG unveils Chromebase, an all-in-one Google Chrome OS desktop PC

LG Chromebase

Salvador Rodriguez The new LG Chromebase is the first Chrome OS desktop PC with a built-in monitor.


Building a workhorse PC

Gigabyte motherboards have proved consistently reliable.

Bleeding Edge Portable devices lack the power and versatility and sheer value for money of the do-it-yourself workhorse PC.

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Windows 8.1 released October 18

Chris Gardner Microsoft will begin rolling out the free Windows 8.1 update on October 18.


A touch above a laptop screen

Samsung Win 8

David Pogue They may be slick but the latest hybrids may not be worth the price.


Mac Retina eyes future

Many pluses: The latest Retina MacBook Pro has minuses but plenty of ticks.

Imaging The latest Retina MacBook Pro has minuses but plenty of ticks.


Microsoft to reboot Windows 8 to address gripes

Windows 8

Michael Liedtke Microsoft is retooling Windows 8 to address complaints and confusion that have been blamed for deepening a slump in PC sales.

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Free Windows 8 update to address confusion

win 8

Anick Jesdanun A free Windows 8 update to address complaints with Microsoft's new operating system will be made available later this year.

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Tablets to overtake laptops this year, PCs by 2015


Lisa Rapaport and Aaron Ricadela Tablets are set to outsell laptops this year and PCs by 2015, according to a leading market researcher.


Hands on: Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock

Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock.

Adam Turner If you're frustrated by your MacBook's lack of connectors, Belkin's Thunderbolt dock offers one with the lot.

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Horizon brings fresh idea to the table


David Pogue It isn't perfect, but the Lenovo machine has transformed the tablet into something new and interesting.

Why the old PC model is kaput

Bill Gates (R) is joined by Intel Chairman Andy Grove with a historic IBM 5150 PC.

Kirk Ladendorf Big tidal forces are reshaping the PC business, which is more than three decades old and showing signs of age.

Choosing your ultimate travel companion

HP's 11.6-inch Pavilion DM1-1408AU

Adam Turner What's the perfect gadget for your travel bag?

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