notebooks

Acer W500 is a Tablet and a Notebook

Tablet computers are experiencing a golden age, with new models being introduced regularly. One of the neat things about this period is all the experimentation occurring with different form factors and feature sets. Many people feel that touch-screen tablets with no keyboards will someday become more popular than notebook computers.

Hands-On Review of the Acer Iconia-6120: the World's First Dual Touch Notebook

What does the world’s most advanced dual touch-screen computer have in common with a plain old bicycle? You don’t just hop on a bike and zoom away the first time you try it. You’ve got to learn how to ride first. There’s a similar learning curve with the new Acer Iconia-6120 Dual-Screen Touchbook computer.

Ride the Thunderbolt with a New MacBook Pro

Creative professionals have been in desperate need of an Apple notebook loaded with a quad core processor for a long time. Video people needed to be able to edit and quickly render effects in HD. Musicians needed fewer limitations for processing audio and running virtual instruments. 

Sony VAIO Evens the Score

Twenty new Sony VAIO notebooks offer something for everyone. Besides wearing Sony's proven style on its lid, each VAIO is loaded with conveniences, several with advanced processors for maximum performance. Some are distinguished by their ability to transmit content wirelessly to an HDTV. There are vivid color choices, too.

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Aspire to Own a New Acer Notebook

I have long been a fan of Acer notebook computers. It’s not that they’re much of a fashion statement, as there are other brands you can own that will garner far more attention at the no-fat soy latte macchiato bar. What I like is that they’re priced right and I’ve had trouble free, long-term experience with at least three of them.

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New Hewlett-Packard Notebooks

There’s never been a better time to buy a new notebook computer. That’s because the latest notebook computers offer more value than ever, and they come in colors and sizes that will please any needs and desires.

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Making Music and Movies with One FireWire Port

I recently purchased a new MacBook Pro for my video and audio production needs, even though the limited ports on these computers make it tricky to plan out a suitable work flow. The biggest hurdle I faced was how to get by with just a single FireWire port. In this post I'll explain how I rearranged my hardware to work smoothly with my new production computer.

Fujitsu Tablets and Notebooks

School started last week in the New York area. That means lots of people, students and teachers alike, are in the market for new notebook computers. Fujitsu’s product lineup is so comprehensive, there’s a model that suits everyone’s needs. I’m going to go over some of Fujitsu’s lineup and, in the spirit of how kids are lined up in school—at least when I went—I’ll cover these portable computers in size order.

Lenovo: If a Computer Were a Hummer

Consider it a heavy-duty portable workstation for the photographer, designer, video editor or architect who spends far too much time tweaking pictures. The Lenovo ThinkPad W701ds (the "ds" stands for dual-screen) features a 10.6-inch screen that slides out from under the wide 17-inch display, both LED backlit. There's an integrated Wacom digitizer tablet. An nVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M GPU compliments the 1.73GHz Intel Core i7-820QM processor. Weighing a hefty11.4 lb, the W701ds could be the Hummer of notebooks.

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