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IDC: PC shipments to see a temporary boost
Shipments of personal computing devices expected to see modest growth in 2019 followed by a continued decline through 2023.
Acer brings creator-focused ConceptD range to Aus
The ConceptD range comprises of high-performance devices that are optimised for the creative industries.
Rebranding as Dynabook breathes new life into Toshiba laptop division
The Dynabook Rewards programme is offering resellers $50 for every Dynabook or Toshiba branded device sold before December 31.
Razer fits latest gaming laptop with infrared keyboard tech
Razer’s new gaming laptop has opted for optical keyboard technologies designed to register faster key presses and more commands in the heat of the battle.
Google launches four new home products
Google has made a bunch of announcements around the Nest Mini, Pixel Buds, Pixelbook and the Pixel 4 this week – here’s a quick roundup of what you need to know.
Microsoft shows off dual-screen Surface tech
Has the company figured out the answer to the elusive dual-screen touch device?
HP’s new convertible laptop for business
The new Elite Dragonfly is less than 1kg and features optional 4G connectivity. Plus, two new curved monitors.
Hands-on review: Lenovo ThinkPad Carbon X1 (6th Gen)
The 14-inch Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon with Windows 10 Professional is certainly a good investment for a durable work laptop – and it definitely ticks all the boxes.
Apple welcomes the seventh-generation iPad
Apple seems to be tweaking bits and pieces without coming up with anything radically different – except that it was built to fit with Apple’s iPadOS system.
Hands-on review: The middle-of-the-road 2019 iPad Air
Apple's 2019 iPad Air falls squarely in the middle of the workhorse iPad Pro and the entry-level iPad in terms of price point and specification.
Company-X to resell head-mounted tablet range in A/NZ
New Zealand-based firm Company-X has secured a deal to become the sole Australasian reseller of RealWear’s HMT-1 and HMT-1Z1 line of head-mounted tablets.
Hands-on review: The 6th Gen Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
I have often marvelled at Lenovo’s ability to pack in a lot of features, making them hard to overlook if you’re constantly on the go, and in need of your office at your fingertips.
Synopsys and Arm enable tapeouts for mobile processors
New solution to enable faster time-to-market for smartphones, laptops, and other mobile devices.
In brief: A look at Samsung's latest gadgets
Samsung has been busy releasing a bunch of products including smartphones, watches and tablets – here are the latest gadgets you should watch out for.
Microsoft outlines innovations at Computex 2019
With Computex 2019 in full Swing, Microsoft hasn’t held anything back about its latest innovations, technologies, and partnerships.
Razer releases creator-focused Blade laptop
The new Razer Blade Studio Edition laptops are powered by NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 graphics.
Lenovo releases new ThinkPad devices
The T495, T495s and X395 boast better performance, battery life and security than their predecessors.
Intel releases 8th gen vPro mobile processors
This generation promises longer battery life, better performance, and comes with a built-in hardware security solution, Intel Hardware Shield.
Gartner: foldable phones could give device market new life
“Unless new models provide significant new utility, efficiency or experiences, users don’t want or need to upgrade.”
Google certifies Panasonic rugged devices for enterprise
The Toughbook T1 and N1 handhelds meet all requirements for Google’s rugged Android certification.
HP extends laptop & workstation recall due to battery fire hazard
HP has extended its worldwide recall of several notebooks and mobile workstations due to the high risk of fire and burn hazards.
Acer’s new laptops for business and education
The TravelMate X514 is designed for business and commercial use, while the Chromebook Spin 13 aims for the growing classroom device market.
Hands-on review: Wacom Cintiq 16
It would be worth considering if you’re looking at upgrading from a more basic drawing tablet. I have no doubt you’ll find the transition across as pleasing as I did.
Hands-on review: The HP Spectre X 360 convertible
This latest Spectre iteration is bound to attract the attention of an assortment of users.