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More Laptops Opinion

  • Opinion: Meet the Bizarre SpaceBook Dual-Screen Laptop

    One screen on your laptop not enough for you? Well, now you can preorder the gScreen SpaceBook, a monster of a laptop with dual 17-inch displays and a price to match.

  • Opinion: HP Taking on MacBook Air, Asus with Ultrabook Laptop

    The ultraportable laptop competition is heating up, as HP is reportedly expected to be the first to launch laptops based on Intel's new Ultrabook category: slim, affordable laptops that may give Windows users decent alternatives to Apple's MacBook Air. DigiTimes says HP will be launching at least two Ultrabook models -- ahead of the Asus UX21, which is slated for September and the laptop Intel used to announce the new category in May.

  • Opinion: Acer ships AC700 Chromebook

    After almost a month's delay, the Acer AC700 Chromebook is now available for order -- and is shipping immediately. The late start, however, probably won't interfere too much with the AC700 catching up to the Samsung Series 5 Chromebook's early sales success. This Wi-Fi-only laptop is $80 cheaper than Samsung's while having similar features.

  • Opinion: Bidding farewell to HMS Netbook

    When Asus put together a small and cheap laptop four years ago, few would have predicted that the Eee PC would spearhead a portable revolution. With the humble netbook's popularity now waning, what's next for the low-power laptop?

  • Opinion: Sony VAIO Z Series - the ultimate, and most expensive, ultraportable notebook?

    Now Apple is the industry leader in quality notebook design, but Sony is still using its expertise to try to out-shrink the doyen of consumer electronics.

  • Opinion: HP Envy 14 Beats Edition Gets Sandy Bridge Processor

    A new version of the HP Envy 14 Beats Edition laptop is now available on Amazon with a second-generation Intel Core i5 processor. The Beats Edition laptop is the sportier version of the highly rated HP Envy 14 and is geared toward audiophiles.

  • Opinion: Tablet or Netbook? How to Choose the Right Mobile Tech

    Tablets, netbooks, smartphones--these days, you can't buy a microwave without being upsold on the 4G, touchscreen, app-store model. But when you're picking out your preferred mobile tech for work (or even for play), you can't rely on a features chart or a list of specs to tell you what you should buy. That's why I decided to try working from the road with three different gadget combinations--a netbook with a smartphone, a Google Chrome OS CR-48 with a "dumb" phone, and an iPad with a dumb phone--to see which arrangement worked best for my needs and my budget.

  • Opinion: Panasonic Reveals Ruggedized Android Tablet

    Panasonic joins the long list of notebook manufacturers getting into the tablet game. The company announced it would release its Toughbook Android tablet later this year. What's interesting about Panasonic's offering is that it comes from the Panasonic Solutions Company, a division that focuses on government and enterprise technology. Panasonic bills the tablet as "enterprise-grade Android" and plans for a fourth-quarter release.

  • Opinion: AMD Complicates Its 'Vision' Processor Branding

    AMD's has revamped its attempt to simplify the computer-buying experience because the previous program was, well, not simple enough.

  • Opinion: Higher-Resolution iPad Rumored for the Holidays

    Don't put an iPad 2 on your holiday wish list just yet, because a new rumor suggests that Apple will release an iPad 3 in the fourth quarter.

  • Opinion: How a news junkie uses the iPad

    I’m a news junkie. I love remaining informed about U.S. and world news, technology news, entertainment news, you name it. I don’t subscribe to a single newspaper, though, and I don’t watch the news on television. All of my news comes from the Internet, and the vast majority of that news, I consume on my iPad.

  • Opinion: Upcoming MacBook Air Refresh Should Be First 'Ultrabook'

    When Intel showed off the specifications for and a prototype of its new "Ultrabook" mobile platform in late May, the thin and light laptop design looked awfully familiar to a lot of Mac owners.

  • Opinion: Backup on the Road

    Matt travels on business a lot. He asked the Answer Line forum for suggestions on backing up his data while on the road.

  • Opinion: Microsoft May Build Its Own Windows 8 Tablet

    Microsoft is reportedly considering plans to build its own Windows 8-based tablet in partnership with Texas Instruments and hardware manufacturers in Taiwan. The rumored Microsoft-branded tablet would be available by the end of 2012. The move would be a response to the success of Apple's iOS devices such as the iPhone and iPad, as well as Android-based tablets and smartphones from Google and its manufacturing partners. To create its tablet competitor, Microsoft plans to "copy its branding strategy" from products such as the Xbox 360, Kin and Zune, according to Taiwan-based DigiTimes.

  • Opinion: Sprint Tells Pricing, Availability for HTC EVO 3D, EVO View 4G

    Sprint today announced the pricing and availability for two of HTC's most anticipated products on Sprint's 4G network: a glasses-free 3D smartphone, the HTC EVO 3D, and HTC's 7-inch tablet, the HTC EVO View 4G.

  • Opinion: Kid Sells Kidney for iPad 2, Regrets Transaction

    So, the iPad 2 is a pretty cool device, right? What would you be willing to do to get your hands on one? Pay someone $900 to stand in line for three days? Shell out $13,500 because it's sold out? Maybe even sell your kidney?

  • Opinion: HP's Massive Battery Recall: What You Need to Know

    Hewlett-Packard has recalled about 162,000 lithium-ion batteries used in its HP and Compaq laptop computers. The announcement, made late last week by HP and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), adds additional battery packs to a recall program announced just a week earlier.

  • Opinion: Intel Ultrabook Will Power Bring-Your-Own-Computer Trend

    With the introduction of the Ultrabook, Intel has made the consumerization of IT even more of a reality.

  • Opinion: Asus Padfone, MeeGo-Based Eee PC Expand Choices

    The product announcements are coming fast and furious from the trade show floor at Computex in Taipei, including a virtual sea of tablets. There are a number of interesting contenders in there, to be sure, but two new offerings from Asus--my favorite hardware maker--strike me as being particularly rich with possibilities.

  • Opinion: MSI Shows Off Slew of New 'Vaporware' Tablets

    MSI is revealing a variety of new products at the Computex 2011 conference this week, including a variety of tablet models. The real question, though, is when--or if--they will even be available, because MSI has been 'unveiling' tablets for over a year now.



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