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New Netbooks For The Fall

Fall is just around the corner, and laptop manufacturers are refreshing their netbook lines. So whether you're a business traveler, a student, or just a casual user, now is the perfect time to pull the trigger on a new ultra-portable computer.The ...

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Toshiba's Satellite E205: Wireless Media Server

Toshiba’s new Satellite E205 contains a bunch of neat amenities. It has an LED-backlit keyboard (so you can type in dim lighting), a multi-touch touchpad (so you can pinch, swipe, rotate, or scroll through images on the display screen), a dual-cor...

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Laptop Advisor / Shopping Guides

Best Laptops For Creative UsersNeed a gift for the colorful personality on your list? The laptops in this holiday shopping guide are sure to excite the musician, moviemaker, photographer, or blogger in your family. Read More »Best Laptops For Movi...

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The Revamped Apple MacBook Air

If you're looking for the thinnest, lightest laptop that money can buy, you've come to the right place. The original MacBook Air notebooks were already wafer-like, but Apple just made them even thinner and lighter than before, and gave them a sign...

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Intel's New Atom N550 Netbook Processor

The Intel Atom N450 processor, which was released earlier this year, was something of a disappointment. While it delivered on its promise of smaller, sleeker devices with improved battery life, the processor's performance was simply average (at be...

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The Toshiba Libretto W105: Sleek Dual-Touchscreen Ultra-Portable

The Toshiba Libretto W105 straddles the line between tablet and netbook. Upon first look, its clamshell design appears very familiar. However, this device does away with the traditional monitor/keyboard setup. Instead, it features two touch-sensit...

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ASUS UL30A-A2: A Versatile Laptop with 12 Hours of Battery

A couple weeks ago, I got stuck in the airport for 7 hours due to some awful weather. Fortunately, I had my netbook with me. Unfortunately, the battery died after about 2.5 hours. Ugh! I mean, I bought a netbook because I wanted to have a computer...

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Can Your Laptop Run Today's Games?

Getting StartedIt's a common misconception that you need a monster machine to play PC games. Ifyour laptop has an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, a 256 MB video card,1GB of RAM, and about 5GB of free hard drive space, then the odds aregood that you'll...

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Best Online Sources of Cheap Laptop Computers

If you’re just looking for the best online stores to shop for cheap laptop computers and don’t read about any buying guides, reviews or other content, below you’ll find a few destinations that will take you to the best deals in “town”.Amazon....

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The Laptop Advisor's Blog

Hi! You’ll find here the latest updates to this website. If you are a regular visitor, it will help you to quickly access the freshest articles on various laptop related topics.If you’re a new visitor, you might want to use the navigation bar on t...

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The Best Netbooks

Laptop Advisor's Guide To Bite-Sized Laptops You Can Take AnywhereLast Updated Feb. 12, 2010By Joel Durham, Jr. It’s hard to say where netbooks got their start, but one of the first popular models was ASUS’ Eee PC. Since that tiny notebook came ou...

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Asus Laptop and Netbook Computers

Well Made Machines For AllLast Updated Mar. 3, 2010By Johanna Maaghul Asus basically invented the netbook category in 2007 with the original Eee PC. They've remained a major player in that segment since that time, and their current netbook lineup ...

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Dell Laptop And Netbook Computers

The World's Most Popular Laptop Brand Has A Machine For All Your NeedsLast Updated Feb. 22, 2010By Johanna Maaghul With a strong reputation in the industry, Dell continues to sell more portable computers than any other manufacturer in the industry...

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Apple’s New MacBook

Last week was a big one for Microsoft, with the Windows 7 launch, but it looks like Apple wants to steal away some of the spotlight with their new MacBook. It could be a necessary update, random chance, or an actual direct competitor to sway the ...

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What Killed The MacBook?

Apple pulled the plug on the standard MacBook last week. For the past half-decade, it was the cheapest Apple computer on the market, the lowest barrier of entry to the Macintosh operating system. It cost twice as much as comparable PCs, but the Ma...

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The JooJoo Pad Tablet

The mythical Crunchpad has actually (almost) arrived--only now, it's the JooJoo Pad. It's been a dramatic saga so far. Long story short, TechCrunch.com's Michael Arrington decided in July 2008 that the world needs a web-ready media tablet computer...

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Introducing: The Dell Adamo Notebook

Let’s face it, Dell laptops have never been the prettiest laptops, but the new Adamo may just change the Dell stereotype as we know it. Now, as laptop specs are starting to “top out,” it seems that more and more people are buying for looks rather...

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Laptop Advisor's Buyer's Guide

Update 1/11/10: We originally published this post back in October as a holiday guide to help you choose a laptop for you or your loved one. The holidays are over now, but this post has taken on a life of its own -- we get new comments every day se...

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MSI C-Series Notebooks Introduced

MSI announced six all-new notebooks this week, large-screen models that are a bit of a departure from their netbooks, but still maintain low, affordable price tags. The C-series laptops announced include both 16-inch (the 600 models) and 17-inch (...

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New HP Laptops for Everyday Use

This week's post isn't quite as thought-provoking as the last few, nor does it feature any particularly exciting products. But many of you will probably find it to be useful.Over on our "Ask the Laptop Advisor" page, the single-most frequently ask...

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5 Reasons Not to Get a Mac -- The Cons

Well, previously we’ve written up an article on 5 Reasons to Get a Mac. So now, just to be fair to both sides, here are 5 reasons not to get a Mac. I’m hoping not to insult any current Mac users, but rather giving some confused, or d...

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Asus N81Vp: Mobility Meets Gaming

When checking out the Asus N81Vp, at first, it looks like a walking, well rather sitting, contradiction. If you were to take a look at its specs list, you would see a Intel T9550, 2.66GHz, processor, 4GB of RAM, and an ATI 4650, 1GB, Graphics card...

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Netbook Buyer's Guide - Windows XP vs Linux: Which OS is Best?

Although this debate has been going on for a while, even more users are asking this question now, primarily because of the growing popularity of netbooks. Netbooks, unlike most other laptops give the option of choosing between Windows XP or Linux....

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5 Ways to Up Your Battery Life

Let’s face it: there are two things every person needs. The first is a winning lottery ticket, and the second is, obviously, a longer battery life on your laptop. We can help provide one of those two things for you. Just a hint, it’s t...

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Hard Drive Buying Guide – SSD vs HDD

Alright, so there are a lot of people who are wondering what exactly Solid State Drives (SSD) are, and how they differ from Hard Disk Drives (HDD). Hopefully this article will clear up some questions. If you’re thinking about buying an SSD, ...

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Hard Drive Buying Guide – Does Speed Matter?

In the vast pursuit to increase computer speed, some upgrades obviously give you faster computers, including, but not limited to, faster processors, more RAM, and many more options. But one topic I come across quite frequently is does laptop hard ...

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Another Apple Pro: Customer Support

It used to be, back in the day, where everyone prided themselves on customer support. This is where products were made or broken in the real world. When Dell first got started, their top notch customer support is one of the reasons that they got...

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5 Reasons to Get a Mac -- The Pros

Well, here’s probably where the most heated debates in the laptop world. And there are hundreds, if not thousands, of people considering whether to buy a Mac or PC, or whether to switch from a Mac to PC (or vice versa). So, here are 5 reas...

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Three Excellent 14.1-inch Laptops

If you’ve narrowed down your approximately size to 14.1”, or around there, here’s a good place to look to help you choose the laptop for you. Or, if you’re just browsing and checking out some options, these 3 laptops are so...

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How to Buy an Acer Aspire One

Acer’s growing line of netbooks, the Acer Aspire One, has slowly gained more and more popularity, catering to the ever-growing market of netbook consumers with various configurations, and a sleek style.For those of you who don’t know w...