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How to track down a good cheap used laptop for sale

If you're hunting down a good cheap used laptop for sale because your budget is tight or simply do not want to spend a great deal on a notebook then I have great news for you and your bank account. Before I go on though, I need to tell you that th...

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Netbook Review: A Closer Look at Asus, MSI, and Dell Mini Notebooks

Though we've talked about some of the reasons you may not want to invest in one of these barebones netbook PCs, those criteria may not apply to all consumers. For people interested in a small, lightweight laptop that will do the basics: word proce...

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Make Your Laptop Last Longer

A new computer is a big investment, and tons of users ask us for tips to keep their machines up and running for years on end. Here are some easy ways to make that happen.Treat it WellHandle your machine with kid gloves. 10 years ago, nobody would’...

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Are refurbished laptops still the best shopping bargain?

When I first wrote the first article on refurbished laptops, I was basically admonishing smart shoppers to consider them as the ultimate way to purchase an excellent notebook at a very decent price. Three or four years later, I still have not...

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Netbooks: 7 Reasons To Avoid These Ultraportable Laptops

Whether they are called netbooks, ultramobiles, or ultraportable PCs, these small, sleek computers are all the rave in the world of personal computing. Here's why you shouldn't succumb to the hype surrounding this emerging market:1. Don't Expect ...

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New Netbooks at CES 2009

There's lots of netbook news coming out of CES 2009. We'll take a look at some of the newcomers and see if they're worth your time. Some brands, like Dell and MSI, are adding to their already impressive collection of ultra-portable notebooks, whil...

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The Best Blu-Ray Laptops

Blu-ray is the dominant physical media for high-definition video (not to mention high-capacity storage), and if you're the kind of person who is looking to upgrade to a laptop that can handle this impressive technology, you're in luck. Several man...

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The Most Important Question You Must Ask Before Buying A Laptop!

Part 1 of The Laptop Buyer's Guide.If you're a complete beginner to buying a laptop computer, this is without a doubt the simplest, yet most important piece of advice that you'll ever read. I know that this is a very powerful claim but failin...

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The case against buying cheap laptops

I am sure that by now you know that I am an advocate of cheap laptops shopping. But, everyday I get emails asking me about a given cheap notebook and they want to know if they should go ahead and purchase it. Most times, the answer is a resounding...

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Laptop Gaming Trends Exposed

The one good thing with following the computer industry is noticing trends developing in front of your very eyes. The gaming laptop boom is such a case that I can clearly give as an example.A few years ago, a reader asked me to help find the ...

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Where to Find Excellent Laptop Review Sites

As you�ve probably noticed, if you�re not a new visitor to this website, the laptop review sections on this site are not as updated as before. That�s because unfortunately, I don�t have the time to go through the overwhelming list of new laptops t...

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Laptop deals: 3 must-know secrets

I was always under the impression that laptop deals spotting was one aspect I had dealt with in depth. But from the feedback I am getting, it seems that either I am not making myself understood or people are simply not reading the content fou...

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The One Thing To Look For In Portable Laptop Speakers

Let me get this off my chest� ALL laptop speakers suck. ALL of them! It does not matter what manufacturer, what model, how powerful or beautiful it is, all laptops have speakers that stink. Those of us, who appreciate good sound, have to rely on o...

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Why (Not) Buy Alienware laptop computers

Upon acquisition from Dell, Alienware laptop computers faced an interesting fate from the get-go.Some Alienware laptops’ fans were outraged stating that the brand was going to be mass manufactured thus rendering their quality low. Others argued t...

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Any Advice For A Used Laptop Computer Shopper? - Ask The Laptop Advisor

If you happen to come across a used laptop computer and you’re considering purchasing it, below are a few questions that you might want to ask the seller.1) Why?Simple question. The answer will probably make you decide whether to carry on or ...

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Laptop Memory Shopping: What You Should Know First

Anyone considering upgrading her or his laptop memory should first read the following story detailing my shopping experience.Sloooooow... I Needed a Memory UpgradeI don’t consider myself a multimedia professional who needs the most powerful a...

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Is eBay a Cheap Laptop Sales Heaven? - Ask The Laptop Advisor

Without any doubt, eBay has revolutionized the shopping pattern of millions. Until today, I still have to see another place where you can almost literally find anything under the sun available for purchase. But is eBay a cheap laptop sales he...

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Dell Laptop Still A Worthy Shopping Option? - Ask The Laptop Advisor

In the last couple of months, Dell laptop computers have faced numerous issues such as battery recalls, the manufacturer’s inability to efficiently deal with customer support issue and other bad press that has turned Dell from a darling into ...

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What Should I Know About Laptop Hard Drives - Ask The Laptop Advisor

Need more storage space in your notebook or maybe need an upgrade? If you�re shopping for laptop hard drives, here are a few tidbits that will hopefully find useful.- There are a few manufacturers of laptop hard drives so make sure that you get on...

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Laptop Gaming -- What to Look For

What you need to know for the best laptop gaming experienceCheck out our more recent gaming laptop guide, "The Best Gaming Laptops: Portable Muscle For Taking Your Games On The Road."PC laptop gaming is becoming more and more popular as gamers wan...

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How and when to locate the very best laptop computer sales

Get a deal on a laptopIf you are not actively scouting for laptop computer sales as part of your shopping process, you are making an almost fatal mistake that will cost you money that you could easily save.A visitor once asked me via email how she...

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Whatever happened to IBM laptops? - Ask the Laptop Advisor

IBM laptops officially ceased to exist, as we knew them on May 1st 2005 when the PC division of IBM was sold to a Chinese company called Lenovo.As a result, this Chinese giant became the third PC manufacturer in the world. For the next five y...

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Refurbished laptops Buying guide and laptop computers refurbished store locator

Refurbished laptops are a good option for deal-seeking consumers, as they provide like-new (albeit used) products at significant discounts. Though the idea of shopping for a used computer might seem unusual, refurbished laptops are nothing to be s...

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Where To Find Custom-built Laptops - Ask The Laptop Advisor

Custom built laptops questions keep getting popular in my inbox so for everyone convenience, I have gathered a partial small list of US companies that build custom laptop computers.I hope that you find the list useful and if you have any experienc...

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Alienware Laptops: An Owner's Perspective

Being an Alienware owner, I have been asked this question by several people, some being random people that see the bright glowing alien on the front (or back, depending on how you wish to orient it), or close friends who know I own one. So, I&rsq...

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What Apple Laptop To Shop For? - Ask The Laptop

Portable, powerful, durable A DJ friend of mine interested in Apple laptop computers called me this morning asking for what MacBook to get as he’s switching. As a DJ and a music producer you definitely need an Apple laptop from the pr...

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What Should I Know About Laptop Batteries? - Ask The Laptop Advisor

If you use your notebook on the move a lot, you will notice that as time goes by, you will run out of power faster than usual. Laptop batteries are usually the first casualties of a computer’s old age. Here’s how to prolong their life expecta...

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Should I Purchase a New Laptop Hard Drive? - Ask The Laptop Advisor

Jenny (last name omitted for privacy purposes), a college student from (err, I forgot to ask her!) sent me the following email.Hello! I found your site very useful. But I do have a question. Well a year ago, I asked my dad for advice on which...

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Laptop Protection: Safety Tips to Prevent Data Loss or Theft

Laptop protection includes also data security. We�ve already seen how to prevent your notebook from theft and how to protect it from physical damage. This time, discover how to protect your data from loss or theft.Your data is at the mercy of bein...

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Laptop Protection Against Theft: One Free and Easy Prevention Technique

There are three kinds of laptop protection: 1) against theft 2) against physical damage 3) data security. The article below will discuss what you can do to protect your beloved portable computer from theft because someone out there is looking a no...