HP promotes Windows 7 PCs

Salvador Rodriguez Hewlett-Packard is heavily promoting its Windows 7 PCs over those that run Windows 8, the newer but far less popular version of Microsoft's operating system.


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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Google unveils new HP Chromebook 11


Anick Jesdanun Google's new plastic Chromebook is a cheap gateway into its cloud services that borrows features from higher-end models.

Review: HP Pavillion dv3

HP Pavilion dv3.

Simon Tsang Hewlett-Packard bills the dv3 as an entertainment machine but we couldn't quite figure out why. The dv3 is nevertheless a fine portable computer.

Review: HP Mini 110

HP mini

David Flynn When netbooks first appeared on the market two years ago, it was their $500 price tag that drew the most attention. These little low-cost laptops suddenly made go-anywhere mobile computing affordable.


Chromebook 11 goes on sale in Australia

Chromebook 11.

Ben Grubb Google's ultra-portable HP Chromebook 11 laptop has gone on sale in Australia after sales were halted overseas due to reported overheating of 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.


Hands on: LG webOS Smart TV at CES

LG's webOS smart TV interface, on show at CES 2014 in Las Vegas.

Adam Turner Coming in from the cold once again, the long-suffering webOS has re-emerged as the new face of LG smart TVs.

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Solid state hard drives win the race



Imaging Do you ever feel you're frittering away your life waiting for the computer to do something?


Toss-up: multi-function printers

HP Photosmart 7520, $269.

Adam Turner With the ability to print, scan, copy and fax, these inkjet all-rounders could make a handy addition to your small or home office.


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.


Google shines up the Chrome


Adam Turner More than a tablet but less than a PC, the Google Chromebook joins the growing line-up of post-PC devices.

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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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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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Toss-up: ultraportable notebooks


Adam Turner Between low-powered netbooks and expensive ultrabooks lies a handful of small notebooks perfect for your travel bag.

Are your gadgets crippled by aggressive power-saving features?


Adam Turner It seems usability has been abandoned in the quest for better battery life.

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Microsoft Windows 8 makes lukewarm debut

Bill Rigby Consumer sales of Windows-powered personal computers fell 21 per cent overall last month, indicating a lacklustre debut for Windows 8.

All-in-one computer makes a comeback


David Pogue Try this simple test at home: what's the name of Dell's best-selling PC?

Microsoft Surface coming to shops - another TouchPad fire sale?


Adam Turner After kicking off with a whimper rather than a bang, can Microsoft's Surface undergo a retail revival?

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