laptops

  • Novena, The Crowdsourced, Fully-Open Laptop, Is Shipping This Winter

    Novena, The Crowdsourced, Fully-Open Laptop, Is Shipping This Winter

    Hardware magician Bunnie Huang’s Novena laptop, a completely open source computing machine, is fully funded and will ship in January. There are thirteen hours left in the crowdfunding effort but so far the system has surpassed its goal of $100,000 and is one course to raise over $500,000. Read More

  • Welcome To Laptop Week

    Welcome To Laptop Week

    Laptops are the new desktops. While you can buy a solid tower PC for about $500, this price represents how little manufacturers care about the desktop world. Barring a few huge gaming rigs, laptops are where it’s at. We have been arguably remiss in avoiding formal laptop reviews and so we’re trying to remedy that with a series we’re calling Laptop Week. This week we will… Read More

  • Gartner Says Q4 PC Shipments Down 5% To 90.3M Units, HP Edges Out Lenovo, And Windows 8 Fizzles As Multiscreen Theory Fails To Materialize

    Gartner Says Q4 PC Shipments Down 5% To 90.3M Units, HP Edges Out Lenovo, And Windows 8 Fizzles As Multiscreen Theory Fails To Materialize

    If the huge profusion of mobile handsets, phablets and tablets on display at CES weren’t enough of an indicator, we now have some numbers from Gartner that spell out how the PC industry continues to decline in the face of smaller, cheaper, more portable, and more popular computing devices. Total worldwide PC shipments for Q4 totalled 90.3 million units, a decline of 4.9% over Q4… Read More

  • LuvBook S: Japan Gets Super-Cute “Hello Kitty” Laptop

    LuvBook S: Japan Gets Super-Cute “Hello Kitty” Laptop

    We have covered the one or the other Hello Kitty gadget in the past, but it’s been a while since the last notebook featuring the popular cartoon cat. But now Japan’s Mouse Computer is selling the so-called LuvBook S, [JP], an 11.6-inch laptop with Hello Kitty all over it. It has been co-developed with Hello Kitty maker Sanrio and luxury goods maker Swarovski. Swarovski designed… Read More

  • 2011 Holiday Gift Guide: Laptops Are A Geek’s Best Friend

    2011 Holiday Gift Guide: Laptops Are A Geek’s Best Friend

    When it comes to gift-giving, there are a few presents that siimply go above and beyond. Getting a first car on your sixteenth birthday (if you’re so lucky) is one of those moments, and some young couples are even lucky enough to get a house as a wedding present. But after a house and a car, a brand new laptop is probably the best gift you can get. We’ve compiled a list of… Read More

  • Buying A MacBook Pro? Wait Just a Minute, Updates Are On The Horizon

    Buying A MacBook Pro? Wait Just a Minute, Updates Are On The Horizon

    The current MacBook Pro design is probably going to be around until next year, but a minor update might be on its way in the coming weeks, according to a few factors that have telegraphed this kind of thing historically. Stock is low on many models, and more importantly, a few new items have appeared in Apple inventory listings. Read More

  • Asus Zenbooks Enter The Ultrabook Fray, Starting At $999

    Asus Zenbooks Enter The Ultrabook Fray, Starting At $999

    The promise of the ultra-cheap ultrabook hasn’t quite been fulfilled yet, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have a few sexy machines before the new ones hit. Acer’s Aspire S3 dropped yesterday, and we’ll have a review up soon, but the new Asus Zenbooks, rumored and pictured earlier but only actually announced today, are the ones I’ve been waiting… Read More

  • Toshiba Releases Glasses-Free 3D Laptop To Much Rejoicing

    Toshiba Releases Glasses-Free 3D Laptop To Much Rejoicing

    The Qosmio F755 3D laptop is now available for those who wish to live in the 2D world but – and only occasionally – may also want to view things in 3D. The laptop uses a “15.6-inch diagonal full HD TruBrite¬ģ display with Active Lens” to display both 2D and 3D images (sample shown here may not represent actual display, your results may vary, consult a doctor before… Read More

  • New Intel Ultrabook Reference Models Could Undercut MacBook Air Significantly

    New Intel Ultrabook Reference Models Could Undercut MacBook Air Significantly

    When Intel launched its Ultrabook initiative, we were excited: a full-on PC notebook the size of a MacBook Air? Promises of Adamos and Series 9s danced before our eyes, sexy but overpriced. Could this new spec be the one that makes our Air-toting friends jealous? Unfortunately, few ultrabooks have surfaced, and those that have aren’t really competing pricewise. And just today we hear… Read More

  • With Aluminum Supplies Low, Will Lightweight Laptops Opt For Fiberglass?

    With Aluminum Supplies Low, Will Lightweight Laptops Opt For Fiberglass?

    The rush towards lightweight, thin laptops — the “ultrabook” spec being promoted by Intel — has resulted in a major uptick in demand for thin metal chassis. Unfortunately, much of the aluminum milling capacity is being taken up by Apple, which is relying more than ever on the material for its laptop lines. Big players like Acer and HP can’t make do with the… Read More

  • Verizon LTE Push Hits Laptops, Tablets, And Networks

    Verizon LTE Push Hits Laptops, Tablets, And Networks

    You could be forgiven (and are) for skipping over the LTE news of the last six months: the roll-out of the new 4G standard has been spotty and few consumers actually have any idea what it means, or whether they have it. But Verizon’s next big investment is starting to show up in more than small-run hot spots and high-end smartphones. Today was a big day for LTE — the vanguard of… Read More

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