Mobile Office Essentials: Tools to Work From Anywhere

Mobile Office Tools

One of the perks of my job is the ability to work from home, or really, from anywhere. One thing I’ve learned in my time with mobile technology is, if you don’t have the right tools, you’re setting yourself up for failure. This is important to remember, because mobile connectivity is still at the point […]

Three Places the iPad Beats a Notebook

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The iPad may not be able to completely replace a notebook, but it is pretty darned amazing at beating out a notebook in several situations. Over the past two weeks I have been testing out notebooks from the 13″ MacBook Air up to a 17″ Alienware M17X, but despite the larger screens full fledged software […]

Can an iPad Replace a Laptop? (2011 edition)

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It’s easy to forget now, but when the first iPad was announced in early 2010, there was much uncertaintly surrounding Apple’s new product. One of the big questions was whether it served as a laptop replacement. I have an iPhone, and I have a laptop – why do I need something in between? Now that […]

iPad vs. Android Tablets: A Kids Perspective

Ever since the original iPad came out people have loved it. There is online web browsing on a big screen, applications of all different categories, music, movies, games and much more. And after the new iPad 2, more and more people think that the iPad is the best tablet on the market. That is, for […]

Tablets Become Swiss Army Knife of Gadgets

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Tablets like the iPad aren’t replacing laptops on the whole, but the new couch companion devices are taking over many of the activities we used to do on dedicated devices. Are you converging like the survey respondents? Millenialmedia reports that the tablet is now the go to device for several computer activities, but that’s not […]

MacBook Air Scarce at Best Buy Prior to Rumored Refresh

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Ahead of the rumored MacBook Air refresh that will give Apple’s ultra-portable notebooks Intel Sandy Bridge guts, the lightweight laptops are scarce at Best Buy. According to online reports at Electronista, the systems are said to be ‘not available for shipping; at Best Buy’s online portal, and retail stores are running low on stock. However, […]

Will Your Next Netbook Come with ARM Inside?

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Having conquered the smartphone market and emerging consumer tablet market with its reference chip designs, ARM is looking towards the mobile PC market for growth and the company’s ambitious goal is to have its chips inside half of all mobile PCs sold by 2015. ARM’s reference chip designs are found in many popular consumer products, […]

Developer Log Reveals webOS Netbook, Keyboard-Less Phone?

webOS Netbook

A webOS developer has noticed two un-announced and un-named devices pop up in his developer log files using the webOS operating system from HP, which had acquired Palm. The first device utilizes the same 1,024 X 768 screen that’s been announced for the HP TouchPad tablet, but will also come with a non-sliding keyboard. Though […]

Intel Will Power MacBooks for the Foreseeable Future

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Last week we reported on a rumor that Apple would be ditching Intel processors for the competing ARM processors, a move similar to the Apple’s jump from PowerPC processors to Intel in 2006. The rumor was met with some som skepticism, but not completely ruled out as it would have provided Apple with something the company loves […]

Weekly Wrapup: Notebook, Tablet and Smartphone News (May 6th)

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It’s been a whirlwind week for smartphones and tablets. In case you missed the news and reviews, we have a collection of the hottest news of the week. We also have our top picks for notebook news and reviews to give you some afternoon reading. Smartphone and Tablet News for the week of May 6th The […]

Apple Migrating to ARM for Entire Computing Lineup?

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Apple is speculated to be moving its entire computing lineup with its laptops and desktops to the ARM chipset and away from Intel’s architecture. The recent rumor being reported by SemiAccurate would mark Apple’s second transition to a newer chipset in its desktops and laptops, first from PowerPC to Intel, and now if true from […]

Mother’s Day Tech Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day 2011

Mother's Day Gift Guide 2011

If you love your mother and she loves technology, or gadgets like eReaders, then you owe it to your mom to check out the Mother’s Day 2011 Tech Gift Guide over at Notebooks.com where you can find a collection of the hottest gifts ranging from $3.99 up to $829. These gifts have passed our mother […]

Weekly Wrap Up: Notebook, Tablet and Smart Phone News for April 1

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Despite all of the April Fools jokes running wild on the Internet today, there is a lot of real notebook, tablet and smart phone news worth checking out. Notebook News For the Week of April 1st: We kicked off World Backup Day with a collection of deals on services and storage that will help you […]

Crux ClamCase, Zagg Update Keyboard-Case to Work with iPad 2

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Several case/keyboard third-party accessory manufacturers are updating their popular iPad cases, which integrate a keyboard along with some form of case-like protection, to support Apple’s new iPad 2, which is slated to go on sale at 5 PM today at retail stores across the U.S. Both CruxCase, which will create a ClamCase for the iPad […]

MacBook Air Getting Second-Gen Intel Core CPU in June?

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It looks like Apple may refresh the ultra-portable MacBook Air notebook–available currently in 11- and 13-inch screen sizes–to accommodate Intel’s second-generation Core processor, known as Sandy Bridge according to the latest Internet reports. Our own Josh Smith had written over at Notebooks.com that the move will deliver for Apple and to consumers better graphics performance: […]

Verizon Announces 10 New 4G LTE Devices for 1H 2011 (Video)

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Verizon Wireless had gone on to announce ten new 4G LTE consumer products for its emerging 4G network, to be released in the first half of 2011. Those devices include a laptop, netbook, MiFi router, Samsung router, smartphones, and tablets. Check out the video below, which samples some of the new products in the carrier’s […]

Dell Inspiron Duo Shipping December 15th

Dell has released more information about its netvertible, a netbook that can convert to a tablet, by name of the Inspiron Duo. The convertible netbook is now available for order through Dell’s U.S. website right now and will ship on December 15th; UK customers can start ordering on December 2nd. According to Dell, through the […]