Laptop News

Best laptops: five great deals from Sony, Dell, and more – Christian Science Monitor

Monday, March 24, 2014

Best laptops this week include deals on the HP ENVY, Sony Vaio, and Dell Inspiron, among others. Many of this week’s best laptops include free shipping.  By Louis Ramirez, Guest blogger / March 24, 2014 Dell Inspiron laptops. Dell Home is selling the Dell Inspiron 17R laptop for $689.99 with free shipping, with a coupon code. Businesswire/File Enlarge The days of overpriced hybrids are long gone as three of this week’s…

Why did a laptop battery explode and start a fire? – Lancaster Newspapers

Monday, March 24, 2014

Rechargeable batteries can get hot while they’re recharging. The bad news is, that can cause the equipment to overheat, leading in some cases to an explosion — like the one that caused a two-alarm, $55,000 fire at an apartment complex Sunday in New Holland. The good news is, that sort of thing is pretty rare. Think about it — rechargeable batteries are everywhere, in laptop computers, in phones, in iPods…

MSI GE60 Apache Pro-003 – CNET

Friday, March 21, 2014

We’re seeing an influx of new and updated gaming laptops, thanks to the March release of the new 800M-series graphics cards from Nvidia. Most of these cards are going into massive 17-inch desktop replacement systems, but it’s nice that even some of the higher-end GTX cards are making their way into smaller, slimmer laptops. One of the first 800-series laptops we’ve tested is the MSI GE60 Apache Pro-003. This 15-inch…

Acer Aspire S7 Is a Laptop You’ll Covet – Mashable

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Slim City The Acer Aspire S7 is everything we want an ultrabook to be: thin, light, stylish, and powerful. It’s thinner and lighter than a MacBook Air, has a higher resolution than a MacBook Pro, is packed with more features than both, and it starts at a reasonable $1,400. Elegant Design Using a mix of ivory white, anodized silver aluminum, and faint traces of silver, the S7 proves that sophisticated…

Acer Aspire S7 Is a Laptop You’ll Covet – Mashable

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Slim City The Acer Aspire S7 is everything we want an ultrabook to be: thin, light, stylish, and powerful. It’s thinner and lighter than a MacBook Air, has a higher resolution than a MacBook Pro, is packed with more features than both, and it starts at a reasonable $1,400. Elegant Design Using a mix of ivory white, anodized silver aluminum, and faint traces of silver, the S7 proves that sophisticated…

Hands-on: My new laptop and two more Linux flavours – ZDNet

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

It has been an interesting few days since my first post about my new laptop and my experiences with various flavours of Linux.  First, and most pleasing, was the comment from ‘glenn4uk’ to my previous post, describing a solution to the wi-fi problem. I have tried it with openSuSE 13.1, Fedora 20 and Mint 16, and it works like a charm on all three of…

The way PC World dealt with our broken laptop just didn’t compute – The Guardian

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

In September last year my husband and I took our Dell laptop into our local PC World as there was a disc stuck in it and, although it still worked, we wanted the drive fixed. We gave it to the Knowhow team for a 10-day repair. We signed a document saying we had backed up content but had no reason to believe there was a threat of lost data as…

Acer Travelmate Pro (TMP645-MG-9419) review: This mild-mannered case … – PCWorld (blog)

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

If you want to work incognito at the coffee shop, or blend discreetly into in the boardroom, Acer’s squarish, matte-black TravelMate Pro is the laptop to use. It doesn’t flip, fold, detach, or do any other fancy tricks. But staid is as staid does. The TravelMate Pro is light, rugged, secure, and fast. It has a vivid display with discrete AMD graphics, and it runs for nearly 6 hours on…

The way PC World dealt with our broken laptop just didn’t compute – The Guardian

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

In September last year my husband and I took our Dell laptop into our local PC World as there was a disc stuck in it and, although it still worked, we wanted the drive fixed. We gave it to the Knowhow team for a 10-day repair. We signed a document saying we had backed up content but had no reason to believe there was a threat of lost data as…

The way PC World dealt with our broken laptop just didn’t compute – The Guardian

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

In September last year my husband and I took our Dell laptop into our local PC World as there was a disc stuck in it and, although it still worked, we wanted the drive fixed. We gave it to the Knowhow team for a 10-day repair. We signed a document saying we had backed up content but had no reason to believe there was a threat of lost data as…

FPD rolls out tech program, issues student laptops – Macon Telegraph (blog)

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

If there is one item Matthew Feagin knows he’s taking to college with him, it’s a tablet — just like the one he uses in high school. Feagin is one of several students at First Presbyterian Day School who are now using school-issued tablet computers around the clock. They use them in their classes to take notes and complete assignments. They use them in between classes to study and email…

The way PC World dealt with our broken laptop just didn’t compute – The Guardian

Monday, March 17, 2014

In September last year my husband and I took our Dell laptop into our local PC World as there was a disc stuck in it and, although it still worked, we wanted the drive fixed. We gave it to the Knowhow team for a 10-day repair. We signed a document saying we had backed up content but had no reason to believe there was a threat of lost data as…

The way PC World dealt with our broken laptop just didn’t compute – The Guardian

Monday, March 17, 2014

In September last year my husband and I took our Dell laptop into our local PC World as there was a disc stuck in it and, although it still worked, we wanted the drive fixed. We gave it to the Knowhow team for a 10-day repair. We signed a document saying we had backed up content but had no reason to believe there was a threat of lost data as…

Asus rolls out Zenbook UX32LA, UX32LN Ultrabook laptops – ZDNet

Monday, March 17, 2014

Things have been fairly quiet on the Ultrabook front lately, but one of its earliest supports, Asus, has just released a pair of new svelte laptops that meet the Intel platform’s specifications. At the higher end, the Zenbook UX32LN features a full HD (1,920x,1080) 13.3-inch display and a choice of Intel Haswell CPUs: Core i3-4010U, i5-4200U, and i7-4500U. There’s also an option for Nvidia’s GeForce GT 840M graphics, based on…

The way PC World dealt with our broken laptop just didn’t compute – The Guardian

Monday, March 17, 2014

In September last year my husband and I took our Dell laptop into our local PC World as there was a disc stuck in it and, although it still worked, we wanted the drive fixed. We gave it to the Knowhow team for a 10-day repair. We signed a document saying we had backed up content but had no reason to believe there was a threat of lost data as…

Razer’s Slim Yet Crazy-Powerful Laptop Inches Closer to Perfection – Wired

Monday, March 17, 2014

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Clarks Summit hopes to equip police fleet with laptops – Scranton Times-Tribune

Monday, March 17, 2014

Clarks Summit’s police fleet could soon get a digital makeover. Officer in Charge Chris Yarns applied for a grant that would cover the cost of three Panasonic Toughbooks – a durable, rugged-looking laptop that is mounted on the center console. Using the laptops, officers can access databases such as the Pennsylvania Justice Network and run background checks, view mug shots, check vehicle registrations and even write a police report from…

New Asus laptop is a gaming powerhouse – USA TODAY

Monday, March 17, 2014

The Asus ROG G750JZ-XS72 gaming laptop(Photo: Reviewed.com) Story Highlights The $2,999 Asus ROG G750JZ-XS72 laptop is a powerhouse built for gamers. 32GB of ram, a quad-core Intel i7-4700HQ processor, and Nvidia’s brand-new video care are included. Battery life is moderate, but Nvidia’s battery-extending technology can add a few minutes. 2014 has seen the release of two video game juggernauts: Microsoft’s Xbox One and Sony’s Playstation 4. While these cutting edge…