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More Laptops Opinion

  • Opinion: Intel Ivy Bridge Chips Launch Dates Leaked

    Intel Ivy Bridge processors may finally be on their way to new desktops and laptops, according to leaked launch schedules.

  • Opinion: Apple Devices Reside in Half of All U.S. Households

    Tough economy? Apple wouldn’t know it. Around half of all U.S. households own at least one Apple product, whether it’s an iPad, iPod or Mac, according to a CNBC survey. It’s estimated that some 55 million homes have at least one Apple gadget, and one in 10 of the non-Apple households plans to purchase a fruit-branded product in the next year.

  • Opinion: Sony VAIO Chromebook Details Revealed

    Sony is working on producing a slim, ultraportable laptop running Google's Chrome OS, according to documents filed with the FCC. That's right, a Chromebook. Remember those?

  • Opinion: Portable computing: Welcome to the future

    Tablets, ultrabooks, Windows 8... the portable connected computer of the future is here. And it's brilliant for watching the telly.

  • Opinion: International Travel and Your Laptop

    Shanta Hasan asked me for advice about traveling internationally with a laptop.

  • Opinion: Asus Zenbooks to Get Major Upgrades

    The resolution revolution is coming to Asus' Zenbook Ultrabooks soon, according to a spec sheet shared with The Verge.

  • Opinion: Windows 8 is no fun without a touchscreen

    Most people don't have a touchscreen, so is it worth upgrading when Windows 8 launches?

  • Opinion: Acer Pushes Ultrabook to a 15-Inch Display, DVD

    Acer launched one of the first 15-inch Ultrabook laptops to date, the Aspire Timeline Ultra M3, at CeBIT this week. The Timeline Ultra M3 offers several hardware features of mid-size mainstream laptops -- such as an optical drive, discrete graphics card, and large 15-inch display, but in a thin Ultrabook package.

  • Opinion: 48 NASA Laptops Stolen in Two Years: A Case for Better Encryption Practices

    It's not only businesses that need to worry about laptop security.

  • Opinion: Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook Challenges MacBook Air

    Dell's first Ultrabook, the Dell XPS 13, is now available for $999. This lightweight laptop squeezes a 13.3-inch display into a much smaller footprint (similar to 11-inch laptops), and is competitive with Apple's MacBook Air.

  • Opinion: Is Apple's New MacBook Air Poised to Launch Soon?

    Apple's next-generation MacBook Air could launch soon, though that's if you're bending over backward to interpret DigiTimes' latest report in the most optimistic light. The Asian news site reports notebook manufacturers are expected to see February shipments grow about 10 percent after a lackluster January, and that Apple is "set to launch a new MacBook Air model," bolstering Taiwan-based supplier Quanta Computer's revenues.

  • Opinion: Windows 8: ARMed & ready for Apple & Google

    Windows 8 may be something of a point upgrade for existing Windows PC users, but it could herald the birth of PCs in all shapes and sizes.

  • Opinion: HP Envy 14 Spectre Now Selling, 15-Inch Version In the Works

    The pretty, glass-covered HP Envy 14 Spectre is now available for purchase on HP's website. Not only that, there appears to be a 15-inch version of the high-resolution Ultrabook on the way, according to the latest reports from DigiTimes.

  • Opinion: Samsung Series 7 Gaming Laptop with Ivy Bridge Available for Preorder

    The Samsung Series 7 NP700G7C-S01US is one of the first laptops to sport Intel's third-generation Ivy Bridge processor, and it's now available for pre-order.

  • Opinion: First-Generation Ultrabook Prices May Drop as Much as 25 Percent

    Good news for people who want a good deal on a super-thin laptop: Acer, Lenovo, and HP are reportedly dropping their Ultrabook prices by as much as 25 percent in preparation for the second-generation models that will soon launch with Intel's upcoming Ivy Bridge processors.

  • Opinion: Apple Passes HP in 'PC' Sales--or Did It?

    Apple knocked HP off the throne as number one PC maker during the last three months of 2011, according to a report by market watcher Canalys.

  • Opinion: Kinect Inside: Asus Bakes Motion-Control Tech into Laptops

    It sounds like Asus wants to cash in on Microsoft's recently announced Kinect for Windows setup -- the company roll out actual laptops that include Microsoft's motion-sensing technology built in. Why is anyone's guess, of course: Do you really want to wave your hands, arms (or legs, don't forget) around in front of your laptop?

  • Opinion: Mac 911 Live

    In this special edition of the Macworld Podcast, recorded on the Macworld | iWorld show floor, I'm joined by our Mac 911 columnists, Christopher Breen and Ted Landau. Chris and Ted answer common Mac and iOS troubleshooting questions, including ones submitted live by our audience!

  • Opinion: Microsoft Kinect Motion-Sensing Technology Coming to Laptops, Sources Say

    Microsoft is working on implanting its Kinect technology into laptops, so you may soon be able to control programs with the wave of your hand.

  • Opinion: Will Ultrabooks Slow the Tablet Revolution?

    A new report from analyst firm Juniper Research forecasts that shipments of ultrabooks will grow three times the rate of tablets over the next five years. The initial reception and anticipation of the cadre of ultrabooks announced at CES is impressive, but if we look closer at the stats the tablet really isn't in any danger of being relegated to irrelevance by the new class of laptops any time soon.

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