How to Buy a Cheap MacBook Air

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A new MacBook Air isn’t all that cheap. Even while Apple lowered the price of the MacBook Air to just $899 for the entry-level model, that still might not be anywhere close to your budget. It’s the first step that the company is taking to have cheaper entry-level MacBooks available for purchase, so it’s certainly a start. Until […]

MacBook Air Price Proves That the Apple Tax Is Disappearing

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Apple updated its MacBook Air lineup with faster processors and a $100 price cut across the board. It’s nothing to write home about, but the price cut is something rather special for Apple. The MacBook Air now starts at $899 for the 11-inch model, which is the cheapest price that a new MacBook has ever […]

MacBook Pro Retina Review: 6 Months In

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The latest MacBook Pro with Retina display has officially been out on the market for six months, and several of us on the Gotta Be Mobile team have been using the 13-inch model every day since the refresh back in October and we initially reviewed it late last year. It’s certainly one of the best […]

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 […]

Dell Brings Rugged Toughness to Classroom Laptops

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Dell is focusing on the education segment in its latest introduction of ruggedized notebooks for the classrooms. The newly introduced Latitude 13 Education Series brings the best of the Latitude brand in an affordable, durable package that’s fit for schools and everyday handling from students. While durability and ruggedness is a core focus of the […]

Non-Retina MacBook Pro Reportedly Getting the Boot Later This Year

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Apple only has one non-Retina MacBook Pro model that it sells for those who want to save a bit of money when buying a new laptop, but according to DigiTimes, the Cupertino-based company will be getting rid of it in favor of Retina-equipped MacBook Pros across the board starting at some point during the second […]

Samsung Chromebook 2 Borrows Galaxy Note 3 Leather Design

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Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 and the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 are known for their unique design featuring a stitched leather backing that’s a change of pace from what the Korean company is used to putting out. It seems that users are so overly ecstatic about the leather design that Samsung has decided to bring that […]

Toshiba KIRAbook Updated with Intel Haswell and Lower Price

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The Toshiba KIRAbook was first introduced last year back in April, and the company has decided that it’s time for a refresh not a single year after its release. Toshiba has intro’d an updated version of the MacBook Air clone, equipping it with the latest Intel Haswell processor and a slightly-lower price tag. The updated […]

Universal Charger for Laptops Could Do for PCs What Micro USB Did for Phones

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The International Electrotechnical Commission, or IEC, has published specs for what could become a universal standard for a laptop charger if the PC industry adopts it. The outlined charging standard would work for a variety of different notebooks and could be interoperable between different makes or models of laptops, Ultrabooks, convertible PCs, and various form […]

How to Clean Smartphone and Computer Screens the Right Way

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Screens get dirty — really dirty. Touch screens make way for a whole new level of dirty because they’re meant to be touched by our grimy fingers. If you don’t believe me, take a look at your screen protector the next time you replace it. Peel it off, compare it side-by-side to a brand new […]

Not Quite 4K Gaming Laptop Matches Macbook Pro Retina Display

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It might not be 4K, but popular gaming hardware company MSI has announced two new gaming laptops that sport “3K” displays, meaning they come with a native resolution of 2880×1620 squeezed into a 15.6-inch screen. The two laptops go by the same name, GT60, and are just ever so slightly different from one another, with […]

HP Chromebook 14 Launching Before Holiday for $299

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HP’s recently-announced Chromebook 14 laptop will be launching sometime before the holiday shopping season begins and will be priced at $299. Both Google and Intel announced new Chromebooks yesterday, from various hardware partners, like Acer, HP, Toshiba and Asus. The Chromebook 14 is the most powerful Chromebook that has been built so far, and it’ll […]

Sony VAIO Flip Announced, Looks To Take on Lenovo Yoga Series

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In an effort to take on Lenovo’s Yoga convertible laptop series, Sony announced the VAIO Flip today during their press conference at IFA 2013. The VAIO Flip is Sony’s first crack at a true convertible hybrid laptop tablet combination, and it can be folded into several different positions. And unlike, Lenovo’s offerings, the VAIO flip […]

Dell Announces New Streamlined Latitude 3000, 5000, 7000 Series for Business

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Dell has announced that it will be streamlining its new naming convention for the company’s business lineup of Latitude notebooks. Now the notebooks will be released with varying screen sizes, all with touch options, for the Latitude 3000, 5000, and 7000 series. Essentially, the higher the number, the more power the notebooks will pack and […]

Teacher Hopes to Modernize Math Class with Chromebooks

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A San Francisco teacher is raising money via Indiegogo to outfit his classroom with Chromebooks for every student. The Chromebooks will allow students to take advantage of modern learning solutions, including access to Khan Academy. Veteran high school math teacher Evan Bass of Gateway High School has taken it upon himself to get the tools his students […]

Apple Rumored to Adopt IGZO Displays on 2014 MacBook, Battery Life Will Soar

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Thanks to Intel’s fourth generation processors, known as Haswell, we’re seeing battery life on Apple’s recent MacBook Air refresh nearly double what it was before. However, we may see even greater increases in battery life as Apple is rumored to be making the jump to IGZO, or indium gallium zinc oxide, display technology, which can […]

Watch Live TV on Laptop From Anywhere With Time Warner Cable

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Today Time Warner Cable subscribers can watch select cable channels on their laptops no matter where they are as long as they have an Internet connection. The cable company announced the new feature on its Untangled blog. Now users who prefer to use the TWC TV browser app have the same options as users who watch […]

Reports: One in Ten Laptops Shipping Now Have Touchscreens

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Out of every ten laptops sold in the first quarter, one had a touch screen. That’s according to DisplayBank and as reported by The Verge. DisplayBank is a market research analysis firm that tracks display trends in traditional and mobile devices. The firm believes that out of the 46 million laptops that were shipped in […]

Windows 8 Will Ship On October 26

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Microsoft’s next generation OS will release to the world on October 26. Microsoft confirmed the release date on the Windows Blog with very little information. There’s no mention of Windows RT, but since RT started out as Windows 8 on ARM, we wouldn’t be surprised if it launches on the same day. If it does, […]

Vizio PCs Will Have Surprise Easter Eggs After Windows 8 Upgrade

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Vizio’s new PCs will ship with a pure Windows 7 image, but they’ll have a few surprises for users that upgrade to Windows 8. According the The Verge, Vizio implemented some special easter eggs for Windows 8 users. Vizio CTO Matt McRae said the laptops will have a “pseudo-touch interface that’s pretty neat” when users install […]