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More Laptops Opinion

  • Opinion: Vizio Officially Announces All-in-One PC, New Laptops, and 10-inch Tablet

    Vizio officially branched out into the PC market, with announcements of its new all-in-one PC and two new laptops. The value HDTV maker has also unveiled (without revealing very much) its next-generation 10-inch tablet.

  • Opinion: Toshiba Readies 'Thinnest and Lightest' Tablet, Laptop for CES

    Toshiba is pledging to exhibit not just the world's thinnest and lightest 10-inch tablet at CES next week, but also the thinnest and lightest 13-inch laptop.

  • Opinion: Siri Can Now Control Your Mac, Will Control Your Vacuum Next

    Love it or hate it, Siri is quite a hit, and not just for it's general voice assistant capabilities. If you're not content with it helping you control your iPhone 4S (or jailbroken iPhone), it can also start your car, play the piano and set the thermostat. Sadly, your laptop was left out of all the voice control fun, until now. Enter Air Dictate.

  • Opinion: 2012 predictions: What to expect in technology in 2012

    Our special 200th issue of PC Advisor includes a look back at the ground we’ve covered over the past 16 years. But let’s briefly look forward to the immediate future of computer technologies we can expect to see over the coming year.

  • Opinion: Dell Abandons Netbooks in Favor of Ultrabooks

    Dell has confirmed it will no longer make consumer netbooks. Instead, the company will focus on developing higher-end, premium "thin and powerful" laptops, following the industry's shift to Ultrabooks.

  • Opinion: Uses for a 'blind' MacBook Pro

    Reader Sigil has an interesting question regarding a MacBook Pro with ailing i-sight. He (or she, I suppose) writes:

  • Opinion: 10 Top Holiday Deals for Tablet, Laptop, and Desktop Bargain Hunters

    The holiday season is closing in and time is running out for shoppers looking to send or receive gifts across the country in time for Christmas. Time may not be on your side, but the deals are. Here's a look at this week's best sales for all the computer geeks on your list. Whether they're looking for a tablet, laptop, or desktop we've found something for everyone. Take a look.

  • Opinion: AMD Ultrathin Laptops to Take on Intel-Based Ultrabooks?

    AMD is purportedly working on its own category of slimmed-down laptops as competition for Intel's Ultrabooks and the hugely successful Apple MacBook Air. While that might not be a big surprise to anyone (every computer manufacturer these days seems to be latching onto the thinner and lighter trend), it's interesting that sources say these ultrathin laptops with AMD processors may appear as early as next month.

  • Opinion: Channel your negative thoughts

    Being connected allows us to take advantage of all sorts of things: above all else, the web is an exceptional source of information. But it also lets us channel our negative thoughts.

  • Opinion: Acer: Ultrabooks Will Be Ultra Cheap in 2013

    Just one day ago we saw rumors that Ultrabooks will get price cuts of five to 10 percent early next year, for savings of about $100. But here's an even better (possible) deal: just $499 for these ultra-thin laptops. The only catch, of course, is that you'll have to make it through all of next year before you see sub-$500 prices.

  • Opinion: Ultrabooks May Get 5 Percent to 10 Percent Price Cut in Early 2012

    If you've been thinking of getting yourself an Ultrabook--that hot new category of ultrathin laptops--you probably should wait a couple of more months, since sources are reporting prices may fall 5 percent to 10 percent in the first quarter of 2012.

  • Opinion: Back to the desktop

    Times have changed since the mid-90s when PC Advisor launched, and no more so than in the field of the personal computer.

  • Opinion: Gigabyte Introduces Tablet-Laptop-Desktop Hybrid PC

    Gigabyte Technology Monday announced its Booktop T1132, which the Taiwanese hardware manufacturer is calling the world's first and only 3-in-1 laptop.

  • Opinion: Ultrabooks to Get Full 1080p HD Displays in 2012?

    Acer and Asus are working on high definition 1080p displays for their next generation of Ultrabooks, sources say. This means more screen real estate and more viewing pleasure for entertainment and games--without sacrificing laptop portability.

  • Opinion: Toshiba Portege Z830 Ultrabook Now Available Online

    Toshiba's Portege Z830 Ultrabook, a device the company is billing as the world's lightest 13-inch laptop, is now available online at Toshiba.com for consumers to buy.

  • Opinion: Chromebooks Get Price Cuts for Holiday Shoppers

    Google Chromebooks, the browser-based laptops that launched this summer, are getting price cuts.

  • Opinion: Brace for Ultrabook Glut

    Can computer shoppers ever get too much of a good thing? We'll soon find out as computer makers get ready to deluge the market with super-thin, power-sipping ultrabooks in the next few weeks.

  • Opinion: Ultrabooks to Get PayPass Tech for Tap-and-Pay on Your Laptop

    Intel and MasterCard have joined forces to bring mobile payments to laptops--specifically, in next year's batch of super thin, light ultrabooks. The built-in Near Field Communications (NFC) technology will let you tap your laptop with your smartphone or credit card to make online purchases.

  • Opinion: New Apple Patent Hints at MacBook-Tablet Hybrid

    You don't need to be a Steve Jobs to see that as laptops become ever thinner and tablets become more and more popular, convergence of the products is inevitable. As that day approaches, Apple is preparing to be ready for it.

  • Opinion: HP Folio Ultrabook Designed with Business in Mind

    HP is jumping into the ultrabook fray with the introduction of the HP Folio. The $900 portable packs a lot of power in its small, light form factor, but is it enough to handle business computing on the go?

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