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Gadget Corner: Laptops


Lenovo Flex 14 Laptop

April 19, 2014 by Wayne A. Thorp, CFA

Dual-mode, “convertible” Windows 8 notebook with touch screen.

Google Chromebook Pixel

June 29, 2013 by Wayne A. Thorp, CFA

Touchscreen laptop running the Chrome operating system.

HP Spectre XT Pro

April 20, 2013 by Wayne A. Thorp, CFA

Next-generation Windows Ultrabook with Beats Audio.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

April 13, 2013 by CI Staff

Next-generation Windows Ultrabook.

Asus Zenbook UX31E

July 21, 2012 by Wayne A. Thorp, CFA

Windows 7 Ultrabook

HP Folio 13-1020us

July 7, 2012 by Wayne A. Thorp, CFA

Windows 7 Ultrabook

Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook

June 23, 2012 by Wayne A. Thorp, CFA

Windows 7 Ultrabook

Lenovo IdeaPad U300s

June 9, 2012 by Wayne A. Thorp, CFA

Windows 7 Ultrabook.

Toshiba Portege Z830-S8301

March 24, 2012 by Wayne A. Thorp, CFA

Slim, stylish and speedy Ultrabook.

Lenovo ThinkPad X220 Convertible Tablet

August 6, 2011 by Wayne A. Thorp, CFA

In this column I have reviewed a couple of convertible tablet PCs—basically, lightweight laptops with screens that swivel around to convert into a tablet. My past experience hasn’t been overly positive: The computers are usually woefully underpowered, and having used an iPad for a few years, the tablet usually does not live up to what I have come to expect. So it was with some trepidation that I decided to take a look at the Lenovo ThinkPad X220 tablet. Using the review model that was loaned to me for the last couple of months has restored my faith that you can have a workhorse PC and tablet in one package.

Toshiba Portege

October 2010 by Wayne A. Thorp, CFA

In this column over the last several months, I have had the opportunity to review a couple of different tablet PCs...

Archos 9 PCtablet

August 2010 by Wayne A. Thorp, CFA

Ultra portable “hybrid” Windows 7 tablet PC with a touch screen, WiFi and Bluetooth.

Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3t Netbook Tablet

July 2010 by Wayne A. Thorp, CFA

Windows 7 mini laptop that converts into a tablet netbook with a touch-sensitive screen.