Can the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Really Replace Your Laptop?

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Microsoft released the latest in their Surface line recently with the best one yet, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3, advertising the 12-inch tablet as “the tablet that can replace your laptop.” But can it really? After using the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 as a primary laptop it replaced a clunky Windows 8.1 Toshiba laptop at work and […]

How to Install an SSD in a Laptop

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Installing a solid-state drive (SSD) in a laptop or desktop computer is one of the best upgrades you can do for your computer. Boot times will improve and applications will load a lot faster than if you were using just a regular hard drive. I recently upgraded my mother’s laptop to an SSD and decided […]

HP Spectre 13t x2 Review

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Hewlett Packard’s fashion-inspired Spectre consumer line of ultra-sleek Windows Ultrabooks is doing the splits, literally, with the x2 edition. Clad in an elegant “Truffle Brown” aluminum shell, the Spectre x2 retains the clean lines of the Spectre family while at the same time adding a convertible form factor to the mix with a detachable display […]

Toshiba Reinvents the Wheel With 5-in-1 Laptop Concept

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At the Consumer Electronics Show, we got to see the Toshiba 5-in-1 laptop concept, a prototype of a convertible and detachable notebook computer that aims to satisfy multiple form factor needs depending on your computing environment. At its heart, the device bears a design that resembles your traditional slim clamshell notebook or Ultrabook, but thanks […]

How to Stop Hackers From Playing Peek-a-Boo With MacBook Webcams

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In a startling discovery, it appears that the webcams on Apple’s iMac desktops and MacBook laptops could be remotely activated without the knowledge of the user. To assuage privacy concerns, many notebook manufacturers–including Apple–place a recording indicator light next to the camera lens to alert users that the webcam is activated. However, despite these efforts, […]

Can Apple Redefine Ultra-Portables Again With 12-Inch Retina MacBook Air?

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Apple is rumored to be introducing a new 12-inch MacBook Air model to bridge the gap between the existing 11- and 13-inch ultra-portable laptops. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, who had been accurate with Apple rumors in the past, is saying that the new Retina Display 12-inch model won’t be debuting until mid-2014. According […]

Razer Blade Gaming Laptop is Thinner Than The MacBook Air

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Razer, the PC gaming accessory maker turned PC manufacturer, announced its new Razer Blade laptop, a 14-inch gaming laptop that’s thinner than the MacBook Air. While previous larger versions of Razer‘s laptops (now replaced by the Razer Pro) featured the unique Switchblade LCD trackpad and customizable buttons, the new Razer Blade looks more like a […]

HP Unveils New Envy, Pavilion Notebooks

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HP has just unveiled new notebooks that take advantage of the latest Intel and AMD processors for 2013 in the Envy and Pavilion line, with the former being the high-end range. Envy HP had refreshed several models within its HP Envy line. Adding a touchscreen, the 2013 HP Envy 14 TouchSmart Ultrabook will come with […]

Will We See a $200 Android Notebook with Intel Atom on Monday?

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Intel is set to announce its next-generation Atom processor, code named Bay Trail and based on the Silvermont architecture, come this Monday at its Santa Clara, California headquarters. The news may open up the tablet and computing market to new devices with a price tag as low as $200. Citing the usual sources familiar with […]

More Details Leak Surrounding Samsung’s ATIV Book Branding

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We had previously reported about a leaked ATIV Book 6 branding for Samsung’s Windows 8 notebook that would be coming to the U.S., and now it looks like the ATIV Book moniker will be used on even more Samsung’s notebook and laptop products. The company first introduced the ATIV branding with the debut of the […]

Redesigned MacBook Air With Retina Display Coming Q3?

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Apple may be releasing a wholly redesigned MacBook Air with a Retina Display as early as the third quarter of this year if rumors are to be believed. First reported by Taiwan’s Economic Times, the new laptop will also get improved performance thanks to Intel’s new Haswell processors and ‘new external features.’ The publication did not […]

Can an iPad Replace a Laptop at College?

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“Can the iPad replace a laptop at college?” is a question the GottaBeMobile team hears all too often as parents and students look to cut the cost of heading back to school by skipping a laptop and buying a refurbished iPad for as low as $319. It’s tough enough to pick a laptop, especially with […]

Sony Announces VAIO Duo 11 Windows 8 Hybrid Tablet

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Sony decided to combine its experience in tablets and laptops in its first Windows 8 device, the VAIO Duo 11. The Sony VAIO Duo 11 is an 11-inch hybrid device that runs Microsoft’s newest desktop OS. When close the Duo 11 is a regular 11-inch Windows 8 tablet like the Surface. Unlike the Surface which […]

Qualcomm: Quad-Core Snapdragon S4 to Arrive in Windows 8 Ultrabooks

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Confirming that ARM processors would not be limited to just slates running on Microsoft’s forthcoming Windows 8 operating system, Qualcomm senior VP Rob Chandhok says that the company’s ARM-based quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor will also be arriving in ultrabooks running Windows 8. With ARM processor onboard, compared to current-generation ultrabooks, Chandhok is playing up the […]

Microsoft Patents Tablet That Converts Into Laptop, Desktop

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In a bid to compete against consumer tablets that offer all-day mobility thanks to low-power consumption while at the same time delivering the full performance of Windows, Microsoft is looking to patent a hybrid system where the tablet, which will also serve as a display, can be used on its own with low-powered system requirements […]

LightPad Accessory Piggybacks on Lapdock Concept, But With 60-Inch Display

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Similar to Motorola’s Lapdock accessory that converts any of the company’s Webtop-enabled Android smartphone into a lightweight protable netbook with an 11-inch screen, the LightPad concept gives users the transforming experience and even greater flexibility. Plug in a compatible smartphone, and LightPad will offer users a physical keyboard and a rear-projected 11-inch display in netbook […]