Morning Wrapup: Notebook News for March 30th

MyDitto Network Attach Storage

This morning in Notebooks we have some fun accessory reviews, notebook announcements and a few guides to help you get the most out of Windows 7. New Notebooks and Notebooks Now For Sale: Lenovo ThinkPad W520 Mobile Workstation W/ Quadro Graphics Up For Sale Lenovo ThinkPad T420s Now Available for Purchase w/ Core i5 Sandy […]

Weekly Wrap Up: Notebook, Tablet and Smart Phone News for March 25th


Another busy week is wrapping up and we’ve pulled together the biggest notebook, tablet and smart phone news of the week, including our Best of CTIA winners, to help you get caught up on what’s going on in technology. The biggest news of the week was arguably the CTIA Wireless 2011 show in Orlando which was the […]

Hot Notebook, Tablet and Smart Phone News for the Week of March 4th


Here is all the important notebook, tablet and smart phone news for the past week. Obviously coverage was dominated by the iPad 2 announcement, but we have a great collection of new videos and other news to share as well. Notebook News and How To’s from ASUS launched a few new gaming notebooks including naked eye 3D […]

My Mobile Office This Week

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I got quite a few odd looks when I camped out in the cafeteria for the day at my wife’s work the other day. I guess it’s not entirely normal to carry a pair of laptops and a tablet, much less set them up in public, even in the middle of Silicon Valley. I needed […]

Noontime Notebook News March 1st: Evernote Inking, Asus Slider and More

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This morning the hottest news has been surrounding Evernote, Asus, eye control and faster WiFi. We also saw a few new notebook details come out from CeBIT 2011 in Germany regarding mini-notebooks and the Asus Slider. The biggest news of the morning was’s interview with Phil Libin, the CEO of Evernote, regarding the future of Evernote […]

New 13″ MacBook Pro Review: Beauty Shots


It’s no secret that Apple has some of the best industrial designs in the business, so I decided to shoot a series of beauty shots of my new MacBook Pro. I’m in the midst of writing a full MacBook Pro Review over at, where I’ll post even more pictures, but I thought the those […]

HP Pro Notebooks Get Easy Access for Repair and Upgrades


HP’s refreshed its entire Elitebook and Probook lineup with faster processors and fresh new looks. But my favorite feature on the new notebooks will probably be overlooked by most notebook users. All of the new Elitebooks and Probooks now come with an easy access panel, which means you can replace memory without twisting a single […]

Dell Latitude XT3 Convertible Tablet PC on Video


Today Dell was showing off its new line of Latitude business notebooks and the Vostro V130 ultraportable notebook for small businesses.  Towards the end of the presentation, a Dell spokesperson glossed over the new Latitude XT3, a convertible Tablet PC. Remember those? The Latitude XT3 is a lot different than the XT2, which came before it. […]

What Makes Laptops and Netbooks Look Cheap?


Over the years I”ve had a chance to go hands on with hundreds of mobile devices, too may of which look and feel cheap. I generally only plunk down hard-earned cash when a computer or any other gadget is well-built. Manufactures can throw all the gigabytes, megahertz and megapixels in the spec sheets that they […]

The Numbers Game Continues to Show iPad Disruption


With a lot of folks salivating over the Samsung Galaxy Tab and other potential iPad competitors, even with recent statements by Google that this first wave of competing products will be running and Android OS not optimized for Tablet goodness, the numbers game seems to point to openings for those wanting to ride the Tablet/Slate […]

HP Announces Dual Core Netbooks as Part of Fall Lineup


HP has unveiled its fall line up and they include the HP Mini 210 Netbook with a Dual Core. HP’s announcement shows that they are making improvements to the Envy line of notebooks, The Pavilion dm3, as well. Some are available now and some later this fall. On the Netbook front, the HP Mini 210 […]

TSA: iPads, Netbooks, Small Devices Can Stay in Your Bag


The TSA clarified that there’s no need to remove devices smaller than a laptop from your carry-on bags before running them through x-ray machines. In a blog post, the TSA stated: Electronic items smaller than the standard sized laptop should not need to be removed from your bag or their cases. It’s that simple. TSA […]

Windows 7 Thin and Lights Compared


Joanna Stern compared four thin-and-light 13″ notebooks running Windows 7 and had a lot of good things to say about the Acer Aspire Timeline AS3810T-8737, ASUS UL30A-A1, HP Pavilion dm3, and Toshiba Satellite T135. By the looks of it, none of them are scared of heights. All of these noteboks cost about $800 as tested, […]

Survey shows strong netbook interest, waning notebook interest

A small survey conducted by Retrevo shows back-to-school laptop shoppers are interested in netbooks. In their sampling, 34% of respondents indicated a small lightweight netbook would be their computer of choice. The majority, 49%, chose the traditional laptop, while 17% wanted Apple laptops (a.k.a. Macbooks). Their press release cites the gain for netbooks as coming […]

Keep them laptops and tablets clean

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Instructables has a basic rundown of what to do to keep your notebook running clean and, as a result, running cool. Yep, dust can clog your cooling system and collect in places to trap in heat, so a cleaner system is indeed a cooler one. Since there are so many designs to cover, they just […]

NVIDIA Charges Up ION-Powered Products Too

Funtwist, an ION-powered desktop

Tegra may be NVIDIA’s hot product of ultra-mobiles and portables, but it’s not their only mobile computing offering at Computex. They’re showcasing a number of ION-based products, including several notebooks. Also, the desktops they’re highlighting include machines from well-known netbook vendors Asus, Acer, and MSI, so you can assume they must be looking at offering […]