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More Laptops Opinion

  • 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.

  • Opinion: Asus Introduces Its B23E 12.5-inch Business Ultraportable Laptop

    Asus now has a sleek business-oriented ultraportable dubbed the B23E. This 12.5-inch laptop is built to take the abuse that professionals and road warriors are known to throw at their notebooks.

  • Opinion: How Do I Install Software from a CD When My Laptop Lacks a CD Drive?

    Recently I became the mostly happy owner of an HP Pavilion dm1z. I say “mostly happy” because I wasn’t thrilled with its performance. To give the system a boost, I decided to swap the pokey 5,200-rpm hard drive with a speedy Solid State Drive (SSD).

  • Opinion: CES: a hundred devices to rule them all

    What struck me most about this year's CES was the sheer variety of products on show. Far from consolidating, personal tech grows ever more diverse. And that's a good thing.

  • Opinion: Tablets will Kill Laptops, Say Nearly Half of Americans

    Although super-thin Ultrabook laptops are all the rage at CES this year, the majority of surveyed adults in one poll predict the tablet will ultimately take the place of the laptop altogether.

  • Opinion: Dell Aims High With the XPS 13

    Dell laptops of the last few years have been mostly...boring. Boring, and sort of cheap-feeling. It seems as though Dell was leading the charge in a "race to the bottom", producing inexpensive and bulky laptops that could be outfitted with a wide variety of upsell options like faster processors or bigger hard drives. Sometime last year, it seems as though the company caught on to what customers want these days: fewer confusing options, better design, and quality materials. The XPS 15z was the first laptop from Dell I had seen in a long time that really got it right, and the XPS 14z continued the legacy.

  • Opinion: An Early Look at the HP Envy 14 Spectre

    HP's Envy line of laptops are the best PCs they make for consumers, with their focus on powerful specs, sleek design, and premium materials. The latest models were only available in 15.6 and 17-inch sizes, so those who wanted Envy design and performance with a little more portability were out of luck. Today, HP is expanding the line with a slick new addition, the HP Envy 14 Spectre.

  • Opinion: Asus Launches Colorful, Slim Eee PC Flare Netbooks and $399 Ultraportable Laptop

    Asus Monday announced several new models of netbooks with a new "Flare" design and an incredibly priced ultraportable laptop. The Eee PC 1025C, 1025CE, 1225B, and X101CH netbooks will come in a rainbow of colors and sport Ultrabook-like thinness.

  • Opinion: Hands-On Preview: Samsung Series 9 (2012 Model)

    Last spring, Samsung impressed me by kicking off its high-end luxury Series 9 brand with an incredibly thin and light laptop. It was a fantastic competitor to the Macbook Air that came months before every laptop maker started cranking out Ultrabooks. In some ways, you could even call it the "proto-Ultrabook." So if you're Samsung, and everybody else has a similarly slim laptop on the way, what do you do for an encore?

  • Opinion: Intel's Ultrabook Plan: Cheaper, With Touch Screens, and Marketed Like Crazy

    If you needed evidence that tech specs are becoming irrelevant, Intel's ultrabook-obsessed press conference was place to find it.

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