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Microsoft just announced its first true Surface laptop ever

May 2nd, 2017

Ever since the release of its Surface tablets, Microsoft has been slowly marching towards the inevitable launch of a traditional notebook. Snap-on keyboards for the Surface Pro line and the hybrid Surface Book were just stepping stones between the Surface tablets and what Microsoft announced today, the Surface Laptop. Here it is.

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Every manufacturer but Apple lies about laptop battery life

March 31st, 2017

We’ve always advised people to take laptop battery life claims with a fistful of salt. So much depends on how you use your laptop that the claimed battery life is really just a best-case guess. Sure, if you’re the ideal user who watches one low-res video with the screen turned off and all apps closed …

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Now is an awful time to buy a new laptop

November 1st, 2016

Black Friday is rapidly approaching, Microsoft and Apple have just shown off their laptop collections for the year, and there’s more nighttime in the winter to Netflix in bed. Ordinarily, this would be the perfect time to go get a new laptop. But not in 2016. See, although Intel announced its new line of Kaby …

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Check out all the exciting new tech coming to your next laptop

July 1st, 2016

Apple keeps telling us that iPad is the future of computing, and that may indeed be the case. The iPad Pro can certainly replace a laptop for many of our daily computing needs, but laptops are still the better choice when it comes to work. MacBooks are still setting the tone in the business, while Windows …

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Where to sell your used laptop for the best price

December 14th, 2015

Getting rid of an old computer can be a difficult thing to do for a multitude of reasons. Not only did you likely spend a great deal on it, but it held your personal information for years. It’s definitely not something you’re going to part with lightly, which is why you want to get the …

Intel announces 13 new quad-core Ivy Bridge processors

April 23rd, 2012

Intel’s next-generation Ivy Bridge processors will be the first to feature a “3D Tri-Gate transistor,” The BBC reported on Sunday. The company plans to initially release 13 quad-core processors for desktop computers that it promises will offer more computational power while using less energy. Intel hopes its new transistors, which have been in development for …

Samsung’s iCloud competitor may be unveiled at Galaxy event on May 3rd

April 20th, 2012

Samsung’s iCloud competitor, dubbed S-Cloud, may be unveiled at next month’s Galaxy S III announcement in London on May 3rd, a South Korean newspaper reported on Friday. The service is similar to Apple’s offering but without any limitations on the type of content users can upload. The service is also expected to have access to popular …

One in five U.S. adults still doesn’t use the Internet

April 16th, 2012

The Pew Internet & American Life Project’s latest poll indicates that one in five adults in the United States still doesn’t use the Internet. “Senior citizens, those who prefer to take our interviews in Spanish rather than English, adults with less than a high school education, and those living in households earning less than $30,000 …

Live from Microsoft’s Windows 8 press conference at MWC!

February 29th, 2012

Mobile World Congress has been a roller coaster ride so far this year. The week kicked off with a bang on Sunday with both Sony and HTC unveiling their latest and greatest smartphones, and the HTC One X was definitely the star of the show. Things were up and down on Monday and Tuesday however, …

Canalys: Smartphone shipments surpassed PC shipments in 2011

February 3rd, 2012

Smartphone shipments overtook client PC shipments for the first time in 2011, according to new data from market research firm Canalys. Vendors shipped a total of 158.5 million smartphones in the fourth quarter, representing a 57% increase compared to the 101.2 million units shipped in the same quarter a year earlier. Shipments for the full year of …