laptops

Top 10 Reasons To Choose A 2 In 1 Laptop/Tablet

2 in 1 laptops that flip into tablet mode aren’t just a novelty — they offer a flexibility that standalone devices can’t. Here are 10 useful things you can do with a 2 in 1.


Briefly: Cheap PS4, HP Stream 11 Review, King's Quest Returns

Brief news items for Lifehacker readers, including: Get a PlayStation 4 with three games for $399, new gameplay trailer for King’s Quest remake.


Ask LH: What's A Good Cheap Laptop For University?

Hi Lifehacker, I’m going back to university to start a Masters and will be doing subjects that range from bioinformatics and accounting to marketing and law. So I need a laptop that is under $1000 (ideally under $500), reasonably light with a good battery life and can handle large projects. It also needs to be useful for at least two years. I have a history of breaking computers so I don’t want anything too delicate (and no Macs, we just don’t get on). Any suggestions?


Dick Smith 'Mega-Tastic' Weekend Deals

A big weekend if you’re into tech deals! Dick Smith has cut up to 20% off Panasonic and Sony TVs, 10% off Apple MacBook Air computers and 15% off Asus, Toshiba and HP laptops over $500. Check out: The Asus Transformer Book Flip (save $200) and the 11.6-inch HP Pavilion x360 convertible notebook (pictured; save $100). Have at it!


Ask LH: How Can I Push All Audio From My Laptop To My Desktop?

Dear Lifehacker, I’m currently planning to build a desktop to use alongside my laptop. What I’d like to do is to “stream” all audio from my laptop to my desktop — not just music, but the whole system’s sounds, so everything that can be heard directly from the laptop can be heard from my desktop. How can I set that up? Most streaming applications I know only stream sounds or music opened inside of them.


Ask LH: Is A Notebook Or A Laptop Better For Students?

Hi Lifehacker. I will be finishing the HSC soon and starting university next year. For lectures I’m not sure if I should bring a notebook or my laptop? What is the most common among university students?


Ask LH: Which Laptops Are Good Choices For School?

Hi Lifehacker, Next year the school my sons attend is introducing a BYOD policy, so I have to buy laptops or tablets for each of them. They both have desktops at home.


Turn An Old Laptop And Meccano Into A Cool External Monitor With Stand

Even if an old laptop no longer has the speed you need, the screen might still be worth salvaging as an extra monitor. This DIY project takes you through hooking up the screen and shows a neat stand for it made out of Meccano construction toys.


Ask LH: Which Laptop Should I Buy For University?

Hi Lifehacker, I’m going to university next year, and I was wondering if you have any recommendations for what sort of laptop/hard drive/specs combo I should get? I currently have a school-issue HP ProBook 4230, and I am very keen to get rid of it.


Chromebook Comparison Filters Choices To Find The Right Laptop For You

If you don’t want to spend a lot of money on a laptop, a Chromebook can be a solid alternative. To find the right one for you, software developer Danny Tuppeny created a webapp that filters your options.