Laptops

Why ChromeOS Is the Future of Personal Computing

Like many people my age, I grew up using Windows, and then later on in my life dabbled with OS X devices for quite some time as well. That was the world of personal computing that I knew, loved, and maybe sometimes hated. I grew accustomed to the frequent updates, drivers, and protection needed to keep Windows in tip-top shape.


Lenovo Jumps into the Folding Game

Were you super intrigued by the Samsung Galaxy Fold but skeptical about the benefits in a phone-size product? Lenovo is taking a whack at folding screens with a new Thinkpad X1 folding prototype-basically, a folding laptop. That runs full Windows. If it works, this is a game changer.



Toshiba Renames Themselves Dynabook, Embracing Dynamic Changes

Big news if you’re a fanboy of Toshiba computers (hey, everyone needs a hobby) — they’re renaming themselves “Dynabook”, both in the US and around the world. This does not appear to change anything, except that next time you’re in Best Buy wondering if “Dynabook” was a character in The Incredibles*, you’ll remember it was actually Toshiba. The branding is already live on Toshiba’s website, and they’re using it as…



Win a Lenovo Yoga C930 2-in-1 Laptop!

One of the best laptops I’ve recently reviewed was the Lenovo Yoga C930; it’s an excellent computer for students, professionals, and entrepreneurs, and we have one to give away!






The Huawei MateBook 13 Review: An Excellent Choice for Business and Pleasure

Last year we took a look at the MateBook X Pro, Huawei’s answer to the MacBook Pro for PC users. Now Huawei is taking on the MacBook Air with their Huawei MateBook 13. You’ll be intrigued by its speed, build quality, comfortable keyboard and touchpad, and the narrow bezels on the touchscreen. But there’s even more to like.



The Lenovo Yoga C930 Review: It’s Nearly Perfect

The Lenovo Yoga C930 updates last year’s Yoga 920. By building upon everything that I liked about the Yoga 920 while adding even better features, the Lenovo Yoga C930 is light enough for everyday carry, powerful and fast enough for computing without compromise, and it features a long-lasting battery and a 14″ screen. Basically, it’s nearly perfect.


Gear Diary’s Best of CES 2019 Awards

We found so many great new products this year at CES that we could have easily awarded 20 with a “Best of CES” designation, but alas, we could only pick ten. Here, in no particular order, are Gear Diary’s top 10 picks for Best of CES 2019.


Lenovo Yoga Adds New Devices to the Family; the Yoga S940 Wows

Lenovo is known for two major computer lines: ThinkPad and Yoga. They’ve announced a bunch of ThinkPad updates too, but the real star today is the Yoga line, which is adding an all-in-one to go along with their 2-in-1 laptops, plus there’s a fancy new mouse to round out the Yoga family!


Dell G Series Gaming Laptops Get Faster Processors and Thinner Bodies

Dell isn’t anywhere close to done with their CES announcements yet. Alienware takes all the gaming attention, but if you like to rock the Dell logo while you’re playing World of Warcraft, Dell’s G series gaming laptops have your name on them! (Not literally, unless you’re Michael Dell, in which case it would be very strange for you to be getting your news from Gear Diary).


Dell XPS Shrinks Bezels and Webcams but Not Your Wallet

Dell may not always get pulses racing with excitement, but if anything in their lineup is designed to turn heads, it’s the XPS. The new XPS 13 crams so much good stuff into one computer you’re almost going to be excited enough to tell people “Dude, I’m getting a Dell!”




Acer Introduces the Powerful Acer Swift 7 Laptop

As CES 2019 begins, Acer is announcing some new computing devices worthy of note. The first is the Swift 7. This large, powerful laptop is a premium offering that has a starting price of $1699. A “compact design and “incredible screen-to-body ratio” gives consumers a full-size experience in a thin and light design. 


Huawei Comes Out Swinging with New MateBook 13 and the MediPad M5 Lite!

You may not have paid much attention to Huawei in the past, but if you’re in the market for a solid Windows laptop or an android tablet, Huawei should be one of your top stops. The new MateBook 13 and MediaPad M5 Lite are designed to make your computing and mobile life run as smoothly as possible.