Classes of Computers

PC sales continue to defy global trend

Personal computer sales on the mainland are forecast to expand at about triple the global growth rate this year, spurred by the strong domestic economy and robust demand from its commercial sector.

Thursday, 19 July, 2012, 12:00am

Lenovo closer to pulling the plug on rival HP's lead

Lenovo has inched nearer to becoming the world's top personal computer supplier this year after closing the market share gap with Hewlett-Packard in the second quarter.

13 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Ultra-thin laptops

MacBook Air

22 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Where to launch a fancy dragon-themed vodka (in the Year of the Dragon)? Dragon-i, of course

No stranger to ostentatious parties, Dragon-i was the place to be last week for the launch of Royal Dragon's new vodka collection. As the Jamie Foxx party anthem Blame it (On the Alcohol) aptly echoed into the wee hours, partygoers included model Ana Rivera, restaurateur Bonnie Gokson, fashion blogger Denise Lai, Cove and Zue Overly, Nisa Huber and Olivia Buckingham.

27 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Tablet puts power in young hands

The recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas saw new super-slim 'ultrabook' laptops, smartphones and tablets hit the headlines, but it was one rather low-spec example that won the battle for hearts and minds.

27 Jan 2012 - 12:00am



8 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Apple tops list of workers' dream jobs

Apple, the maker of the successful iPhone and iPad, has leapfrogged China Mobile and other large mainland firms in a new survey of the most ideal company to work for on the mainland.

23 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook

While its sleek silver aluminium look and feel, and the fact that it is only 1.3-cm thick, obviously conjures up visions of the Macbook Air, the Acer Aspire S3 is definitely much more than an Air wannabe.

23 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Don't be a slouch

Dr Sophia Ng Mo-tack doesn't have to go far from her chiropractic office in Central to see potential patients. She sees them everywhere she goes. On the MTR, in coffee shops, sitting on benches in Hong Kong Park and wandering around shopping malls.

21 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Hosepipes are no match for armed, angry pirates in a merchant ship attack

Once again we read about the perhaps understandable hysteria related to placing armed security teams on board merchant ships ('Ships told to arm against pirates', August 9).

17 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Let Me Fight can triumph in battle of rising stars

The passing of the baton from the older generation stars to the younger sprinter-milers looks like one of the key points to the season and the John Moore-trained Let Me Fight can establish his credentials in the Chinese Club Recreation Cup (1,400m) at Sha Tin today.

1 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

The good, bad and ugly films of '10

Best: I'll go out on a limb here and say The Social Network. Simply a brilliant film about a brilliant guy, who created the brilliant social phenomenon, Facebook.

19 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Olevia X101

While it is better known for its LCD televisions and home media centres, Olevia has begun entering the netbook market recently.

While there are netbooks that are cheaper, the X101's large-capacity battery and Windows 7 Starter make it one of the best value-for-money models on the market.

20 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Bus Auntie's martial-arts performance a major hit on YouTube

First there was Bus Uncle. Now there is Bus Auntie. A middle-aged Chinese woman has become a kung fu legend around the world after showing off her prowess on a San Francisco public bus in the city's Chinatown this month. The woman went into an obscenity-laced shouting match in multiple languages and dialects with another woman after she was refused a seat.

17 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Laptop computing: a survival kit

Many schools require students to undertake more Web-based learning to develop creativity, enquiry and independent learning skills.

The humble pen and pencil are now playing second fiddle to the laptop. But using computers and laptops for hours every day could harm your health.

10 Sep 2009 - 12:00am