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.

Toss-up: ultrabooks


Adam Turner If you're looking for a highly portable notebook without having to sacrifice grunt, then an ultrabook might be the answer.

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.

Hands on: Asus Transformer Pad Infinity

Asus Transformer Pad Infinity.

Adam Turner Part tablet, part notebook, Asus' Transformer Pad Infinity is an intriguing gadget but certainly a niche product.

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How Apple nixed the netbook

Farhad Manjoo We have Apple to thank for the demise of the netbook.

Google's Chromebook Pixel - an oxymoron priced to fail?

A Chromebook Pixel.

Adam Turner Does a stripped-down computer need a budget price tag?

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Hands on

Hands on: Acer C710 Chromebook

Acer C710 Chromebook

Adam Turner Brimming with potential and priced to sell, Acer's stripped-down Chromebook is the perfect travel companion.

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Ultrabooks - how big is too big?

Acer's 15.6-inch Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 ultrabook.

Adam Turner Have ultrabooks gone too far?

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Is the Raspberry Pi lost on the iGeneration?

Raspberry Pi.

Adam Turner Have we been trained to simply sit back and consume?

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How tinkering can bear fruit

Raspberry Pi

Adam Turner The incredibly inexpensive credit-card-size Raspberry Pi harks back to a simpler time, when programmers intimately built gadgets from the ground up.

A new computer for just $40?


The bare-bones Raspberry Pi is for tinkerers, writes Adam Turner.

The is tablet coming of age

I n a week that has seen the launch of the iPad 3, it's hard to talk about anything but tablet computers.

Review: Acer Ferrari One


Simon Tsang Launched to coincide with the Melbourne formula one grand prix, Acer's latest Ferrari-branded notebook is a stunner.

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The future is mobile


Charles Arthur Notebooks now dominate sales and have become not just an interesting option for a second computer but the primary machine for a lot of people.

Forget features, laptops are all about design

Dell notebooks

Say goodbye to the "black brick" laptop. The era of the plain, dowdy PC is officially over. As computer makers roll out their new notebooks and netbooks, razor-thin, sleek and colourful designs are...

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Choosing your next PC

PC guide

David Flynn Once you get past essential technical specifications, what sets each make and model of PC apart?

Power ahead with your next PC


David Flynn Processors are the brain of the PC. It's easily the most important factor in choosing your next desktop or laptop and you can always upgrade the memory and the hard drive later on.

Macman: fingers the best cursor control


Garry Barker A little button on the tab-bar of Firefox's latest browser, version 3.5, has kindled a new flame in the hoary debate on whether it is quicker to use keyboard shortcuts rather than a mouse.

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.