Laptops

How to find RAM speed, size and type
A close-up shot of RAM installed on a socket of a motherboard
Laptops

How to find RAM speed, size and type

If you want to upgrade your PC's memory, you need to know what you already have
26 Feb 2021
How to rotate a laptop or PC screen
A display in portrait mode
operating systems

How to rotate a laptop or PC screen

Portrait or landscape; how do you get a new perspective on your screen?
26 Feb 2021
How to use Chromecast without Wi-Fi
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Mobile

How to use Chromecast without Wi-Fi

Google’s streaming stick is a great travelling companion, but how can you use Chromecast without Wi-Fi?
26 Feb 2021
How to connect one, two or more monitors to your laptop
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Laptops

How to connect one, two or more monitors to your laptop

The definitive guide to hooking up multiple monitors to your laptop
25 Feb 2021
Microsoft Surface Pro review: Still worth buying?
Surface Pro
Laptops

Microsoft Surface Pro review: Still worth buying?

Microsoft's hybrid may be four years old, but it still manages to pack a punch
24 Feb 2021
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YC review: Incredible speed, eye-watering price
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YC
Laptops

Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YC review: Incredible speed, eye-watering price

The brand-new Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 arrives in this expensive creative heavyweight
22 Feb 2021
Nvidia leans on 'legacy' GPUs to combat global chip shortage
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components

Nvidia leans on 'legacy' GPUs to combat global chip shortage

The low-end and mid-range GTX 1050 Ti and RTX 2060 chips are making a comeback
12 Feb 2021
How to run Chkdsk
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Technology

How to run Chkdsk

Find out how to run a disk check on Windows 10 and older versions of Windows
3 Feb 2021
Asus ZenBook Duo 14 UX482 review: Innovative, impressive, but flawed
Asus ZenBook Duo 14 UX482 open view
Laptops

Asus ZenBook Duo 14 UX482 review: Innovative, impressive, but flawed

Asus refines and improves its dual-screen notebook - but it’s still divisive, and still not for everyone
3 Feb 2021
Chromebook demand "through the roof" with 287% growth
Dell's Latitude Chromebook with a close up of the 'Chrome' logo
Laptops

Chromebook demand "through the roof" with 287% growth

HP leads the pack with 3.5 million units sold in Q4 2020
29 Jan 2021
16 ways to speed up your laptop
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Laptops

16 ways to speed up your laptop

Does your ageing laptop need a boost? We look at the software tweaks and hardware upgrades that will give your computer a new lease of life
26 Jan 2021
Can private companies help solve the COVID laptop crisis?
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digital divide

Can private companies help solve the COVID laptop crisis?

IT departments in the private sector could help bridge the digital divide, both now and as we emerge from the current crisis
22 Jan 2021
HP Pro c640 Chromebook review: Nailing the basics
Alternative front-facing view of the HP Pro c640 Chromebook
Laptops

HP Pro c640 Chromebook review: Nailing the basics

While it’s a pleasure to type with, this device is let down by several serious weaknesses
15 Jan 2021
Lockdown Laptop Map lists close to 1,000 schools in need of tech supplies
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Hardware

Lockdown Laptop Map lists close to 1,000 schools in need of tech supplies

An estimated 1.8 million UK schoolchildren lack access to an internet-connected device at home
14 Jan 2021
AMD steps up fight against Intel with Ryzen 5000 laptop processors
A close up of an AMD Ryzen processor in the X570 motherboard socket
components

AMD steps up fight against Intel with Ryzen 5000 laptop processors

The company claims its Zen 3-based processors deliver the "industry's best" performance and energy efficiency
13 Jan 2021
Intel teases Rocket Lake-S and Alder Lake CPUs at CES
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Hardware

Intel teases Rocket Lake-S and Alder Lake CPUs at CES

The firm also launched business-focused processors and committed to a push on data centre chips
12 Jan 2021
Microsoft unveils business-exclusive Surface Pro 7 Plus
A businessman using the Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus to attend a video conference
Hardware

Microsoft unveils business-exclusive Surface Pro 7 Plus

The refreshed Surface Pro features a removable SSD with up to 1TB of storage and optional 4G support
12 Jan 2021
Remote working fuels biggest PC market growth in 10 years
Laptops on a shop display
Laptops

Remote working fuels biggest PC market growth in 10 years

Canalys says 2020's "unparalleled" digital transformation proves the PC is here to stay
12 Jan 2021
HP unveils new hardware suited to remote working
The HP EliteBook 840 Aero G8, left facing against a grey background
Hardware

HP unveils new hardware suited to remote working

The new offerings, which includes the HP Elite Folio, were showcased on the first day of CES 2021
11 Jan 2021
Lenovo unveils ThinkPad X12 Detachable and AR smart glasses
ThinkReality smart glasses
Hardware

Lenovo unveils ThinkPad X12 Detachable and AR smart glasses

The PC maker showcases ThinkReality smart glasses and a slew of new laptops on the first day of CES 2021
11 Jan 2021
Acer drops Intel for AMD with latest Chromebook
Four renditions of the Acer Chromebook Spin 514 with a white background
Laptops

Acer drops Intel for AMD with latest Chromebook

The Chromebook Spin 514 is Acer’s first to come with AMD Ryzen 3000 C-Series Mobile Processors
8 Jan 2021
The IT Pro Podcast: Hot hardware
The IT Pro Podcast: Hot hardware
Hardware

The IT Pro Podcast: Hot hardware

We take a look at how device usage has changed during the pandemic
8 Jan 2021
Dell's new monitors feature a dedicated Microsoft Teams button
A close up of the Microsoft Teams button on Dell's new Video Conferencing Monitor
monitors

Dell's new monitors feature a dedicated Microsoft Teams button

The PC giant is looking to facilitate businesses' continued reliance on video conferencing software
6 Jan 2021