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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

13-inch MacBook Pro Retina vs. 15-inch MacBook Pro Retina (Late 2013)

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The new MacBook Pro Retina is finally here with the latest Intel 4th generation processors, new graphics options and longer battery life. Apple also cut the prices of the 13-inch MacBook Pro Retina and the 15-inch MacBook Pro Retina by $200 and changed around the configurations enough that MacBook Pro buyers need to do their […]

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 […]

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 […]

New Alienware Laptops Boast Premium Materials

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Dell’s newly updated line of portable gaming machines look to introduce a few more premium materials, and even more high-end processors, into its Alienware line of portable machines. Based on the hands-on accounts of Engadget, it appears that Dell finally gave the series of laptops the upgrades that many gamers are going to expect at […]

Samsung Expanding ATIV Brand to Notebooks?

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Samsung had debuted its ATIV branding to accommodate the arrival of new Windows Phone and Windows 8 tablets late last year, and now it appears that Samsung intends on growing the ATIV family with a new notebook. It’s unclear how sales of Samsung’s flagship ATIV S Windows Phone 8 smartphone, the ATIV Odyssey on Verizon […]

The Great Lenovo ThinkPad X230 Keyboard Debate

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Lenovo’s new ThinkPad X230 keyboard is creating quite a stir. For the first time, the 12″ ultraportable X200 series is ditching its classic ThinkPad keyboard in favor of a more modern island-style keyboard. So what’s the big deal? Traditional ThinkPad keyboards, such as the one found on the ThinkPad X220, are the gold standard in […]

Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Carbon is a Winner

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Today Lenovo officially unveiled the X1 Carbon, the world’s lightest 14″ notebook. Weighing in at three pounds and with a strong dose of creature comforts, the X1 Carbon is the kind of notebook companies that care about their employees should buy. The X1 Carbon is similar to the 13.3″ ThinkPad X1 that Lenovo released last […]

HP Intros EliteBook 2170p, EliteBook Folio for Business Users

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HP introduced dozens of new products today including two notebooks built for road warriors. The HP EliteBook 2170p has a small footrprint thanks to an 11.6″ display.  The HP EliteBook Folio is a business ultrabook that can be configured with 4G LTE. The  2170p’s small dimensions make it an ideal choice for business travelers that need to get […]

March 2012 Ultrabook, Laptop and Tablet Review Roundup

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The biggest and most anticipated product of March was the new iPad, of course, but it’s not the only noteworthy piece of mobile tech we reviewed here at GBM and on our sister site, Notebooks.com. Ultrabooks keep coming and they keep getting better. Just take a look at the Dell XPS 13 below. And the […]

February Reviews From Notebooks.com

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February was the month of the ultraportables over on Notebooks.com. And we’re certainly not complaining. Now that thin and light is the new mainstream we’re glad to see so many worthy machines that don’t compromise on functionality when chasing down a feather light weight or razor thin edge. Of particular note are the Dell XPS […]

Women Outpace Men In Digital Habits, Buying and Engagement

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The old stereotype that women are less engaged with technology than men is just that: a stereotype. And, according to research by Parks Associates consultants, untrue. Not only do women engage more online, they’re also more likely than men to buy “hot” tech products and use them for sharing and consuming media. The study says that once women buy a product, be it a smartphone, tablet, TV or laptop, they become heavy users. Not just of the “practical” aspects of the device, but utilizing all of the features available.

Save Money By NOT Buying Cheap Products

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Yesterday LifeHacker posted a list of 10 things people do to save money that ends up costing them more. Number 5 on the list will be familiar to regular readers of this blog: don’t buy cheap products to save money. The advice bears repeating. This is true for almost any type of product, but I […]