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More Laptops Opinion

  • Opinion: HP Outlook Gloomy: Can Tablets, WebOS Turn Things Around

    HP cut its forecast for the year by a billion dollars, and HP CEO Leo Apotheker issued a gloom and doom memo warning staff that times are tough. With consumer demand for PCs, and business demand for tech services down, can HP get back on track with the TouchPad tablet and its gamble to put WebOS on PCs?

  • Opinion: Hands-On With the Ultrathin Lenovo ThinkPad X1

    Lenovo officially announced the ultrathin ThinkPad X1--targeted toward both business and personal laptop users--on Monday. Besides being the thinnest ThinkPad to date, the X1 adds consumer features, such as a backlit keyboard, with enterprise-level security and other business capabilities. I got a chance to play with this 13-inch ultraportable and have to say the X1 may give the MacBook Air a run for its money.

  • Opinion: Simple Hack Brings Hulu to Motorola Xoom

    No matter what brand you have, tablets are pretty cool. They're pretty useful for not only mobile-style gaming, but productivity such as checking e-mails. One really beneficial use that some tablets are still lacking however are TV or movie-streaming apps, such as Hulu.

  • Opinion: Why Google Chromebooks are doomed to fail

    A month from today, the Chromebooks from Samsung and Acer will hit the street. Google hopes to revolutionize mobile computing and free us from the shackles of the traditional PC experience, but the Chromebook is going to fizzle.

  • Opinion: Tablets Aren't Necessarily Cannibalising Laptop Sales

    Earlier this week, my PCWorld colleague Tony Bradley brought you the news that tablets purchasers are abandoning their laptops in favor of their new devices, according to a study from Nielsen.

  • Opinion: Scalper Blamed for iPad 2 Buyer Violence in China

    A Chinese man says violence that broke out at a Beijing Apple Store on Saturday resulted from a scalper cutting into a line of customers waiting to buy the iPad 2.

  • Opinion: Conde Nast Reportedly Plans iPad Magazine Subscriptions

    Publisher Conde Nast may start selling in-app subscriptions via Apple's iPad as soon as next week according to the New York Post.

  • Opinion: Dell to Take on MacBook Air Again With A New Ultra-Thin

    Dell steps up to challenge Apple's MacBook Air again, this time with a large-screen ultra-thin laptop and promises of better performance than the discontinued Dell Adamo.

  • Opinion: Amazon Tablet In 2011? Now We're Talking

    The world of tablets is about to get very interesting.

  • Opinion: Dear Motorola: We Want to Love Your Laptop Docks

    The Motorola Atrix's ability to transform from a smartphone into a laptop via the dock accessory is a grand concept, but reviews all around have basically called the dock a dud. Now that Motorola has confirmed it will be making more laptop docks for smartphones other than the Atrix, it'd be great if the next versions are actually usable.

  • Opinion: RIM Unveils Video Chat App for PlayBook

    The BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, launched last month by RIM has been relatively successful thus far despite being almost universally slammed as being an incomplete work in progress in initial reviews. Well, one of the missing features will soon be added when the Video Chat app becomes available.

  • Opinion: Fit for purpose

    Who would deny that the hottest topic in consumer electronics right now is the tablet PC? And since there’s only one tablet PC onsale that – in my opinion, anyway – fulfils the description ‘fit for purpose’, we must inevitably turn toward the iPad.

  • Opinion: The 'post-PC world'. More PCs please

    At the iPad 2 launch (you may have noticed it), Steve Jobs used the phrase “post-PC world”, suggesting that Apple’s second-generation Tablet means the PC is no longer central to our lives.

  • Opinion: A Sandy Bridge too far

    After my questioning of the real need for Sandy Bridge last month, the new Intel chips arrived in force. And then they went again. The second-generation Core i5/7 chips themselves are blameless, but Intel’s quality-assurance team fell down on the supporting chipsets.

  • Opinion: Opinion: can Google Chrome OS save the netbook?

    It feels like a generation ago that the Asus Eee PC 701 revolutionised portable computing. In fact, Asus revealed its 7in-screen Linux laptop in June 2007, making the netbook two years younger than the still fresh-feeling PlayStation 3.

  • Opinion: All that you see, all that you hear...

    Sound and vision permeate consumer electronics. And computers, too – from the day that the graphical user interface arrived, and a workstation's built-in speakers went beyond the sporadic 'blip'.

  • Opinion: Living with Linux: installing and using Ubuntu Netbook Edition

    Heard about Linux but never dared to give it a spin? You don't have to, because I did - and here's how I got on.

  • Opinion: The three screens

    Last year Microsoft was trumpeting the concept of ‘three screens and a cloud’ to inspire its customers to look for money-making opportunities beyond desktop PC culture. (Remember, Microsoft’s main customers are not really consumers, but the PC hardware manufacturing companies that it persuades to preinstall its Windows software.)

  • Opinion: PCs with the personal touch

    There’s something very satisfying about the creative process. No matter that the finished object isn’t as polished or slick as a similar one you could buy from a shop; the act of creation and lavishing attention on assembly is rewarding in itself.

  • Opinion: Powerful portables

    Time was when 'desktop replacement' was a euphemism for 'big, noisy laptop that's too thirsty to run off its battery and too heavy to sit on your lap'. And if you could balance it on your lap, it'd probably be too hot to rest there for long. Thankfully, those days are now more or less over.



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