The Microsoft Surface Pro is a Study in Compromises
At Daring Fireball, John Gruber runs a list of quotations from reviews of the just-released Microsoft Surface Pro, all of which contain “the C word”: compromise. It’s no surprise, really. The promise of the Surface Pro — an ultrabook and a tablet, wrapped into one — was too good to be true. As Richard Georges […]
Dell Latitute 6430u Ultrabook Review
The Dell Latitude 6430u Ultrabook is a solid, good-looking business laptop, but there is no compelling reason to get it instead of the Lenovo X1 Carbon.
Dell XPS 12 Hybrid Ultrabook Review
In theory, the Dell XPS 12 is the best of both worlds: a well-built ultrabook and a full-on Windows 8 tablet. Its unique, swiveling, touchscreen display switches between those modes with a quick flip. It is very well-adapted to Windows 8, but it also makes Windows 8′s flaws glaringly obvious. When it is a laptop, […]
The Best Laptops for Lawyers
I said recently that most people spend way too much time worrying about which computer to buy. So I’ve made it easier. Here are my best laptop picks. There are four, total, two thin-and-light laptops, the Lenovo X1 Carbon and 13″ MacBook Air, and two power laptops, the Lenovo ThinkPad T430s and the 15″ Retina […]
Q: What Computer Should I Buy?
A: In general, people spend way too much time worrying about which computer to buy. While I don’t necessarily recommend it, you can run a law practice just fine on a crappy hand-me-down Windows PC. My current Dell desktop cost me $300 when I bought it new five years ago, and I’m only now getting […]
ThinkPad X1 Carbon Review
The X1 Carbon is the best ultrabook I have used. It's perfect for business, with a screen big enough to actually get things done and a great keyboard.
Dell XPS 14 Ultrabook Sorta-Review
A cursory review, because I only got to use the Dell XPS 14 for about an hour before it went to sleep and refused to wake up.
Fujitsu Lifebook U772 Ultrabook Review
The Fujitsu Lifebook U772 ultrabook combines good performance, great looks, a razor-thin chassis, and fantastic battery life. But ...
HP Folio 13 Ultrabook Review
The HP Folio 13 is a solid ultrabook. Unfortunately, second-generation ultrabooks are already here, making the Folio 13 something of a relic already.
Microsoft Surface: a Tablet Without Compromises?
Microsoft Surface is a tablet, but it’s designed to be used like a laptop, too, with the Touch Cover and Type Cover keyboards.
Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook Review
The Dell XPS 13 is a slick, integrated package that works well and looks good. This is the Windows ultrabook I would buy.
Asus UX31 Zenbook Ultrabook Review
The Asus UX31 Zenbook is a slick-looking, sturdy-feeling laptop with a mediocre keyboard and touchpad but an impressive screen.
Toshiba Portege Z830 Ultrabook Review
The Toshiba Portege Z830 is the thinnest and lightest 13" laptop you can buy with an abundance of ports. Otherwise, it is a study in compromises.
Samsung Series 9 Ultrabook Review
The Samsung Series 9 is sleek and professional-looking, like it belongs in a courtroom, not an artsy-fartsy coffee shop. It goes with a suit, not ripped jeans and vintage t-shirts.