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April 24, 2013
Those four years of high school flew by faster than you can say "homework," and now it's time to reward your grad and help them prepare for the next level.
December 10, 2012
With the arrival of the touch-friendly Windows 8 operating system, PC-makers are experimenting like never before when it comes to notebook design. Tablets with docks, screens that slide up to reveal k...
November 21, 2012
You've grown tired of your outdated smartphone, slow notebook or subpar tablet, but you haven't done anything about it. Why? Because you don't want to pay through the nose to upgrade your tech. ...
September 24, 2012
When you go to shop for a new notebook, retailers are quick to point out a few specs to highlight all that the system is capable of--the processor, RAM, and screen size, to name a few.
May 21, 2012
Your favorite twelfth graders are deep in the haze of Senioritis as their last days of high school approaches, but soon they'll bepackingup to go to college. You promised them a computer -- one th...
May 08, 2012
Ultrabooks are the lean and mean super-athletes of the notebook world. According to Intel's definition, these MacBook Air alternatives must be less than an inch thick, boot in less than 60 seconds and resume from sleep in less than five seconds.
April 09, 2012
In the past few years, we've seen a huge movement toward island-style (aka chiclet) keyboards on laptops. While most users seem to either like or at least tolerate keyboards with a larger gap between keys, reader Mary is not one of them.
March 30, 2012
These days, you can purchase a passable laptop for little more than the cost of an iPad. As of February, the average Windows notebook cost just $513 and, for less than that, you can find a strong syst...
March 20, 2012
It happens to all of us--looking to buy a new laptop, you find yourself wanting more of everything. Some of us, however, don't want or can't afford every feature offered by laptop manufacturers.
January 20, 2012
The buzzword in laptops for 2012 is Ultrabooks. Why? They have a lot of appeal for shoppers who are looking for a machine that's thin, light and responsive.
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