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Apple popularized many aspects of personal computing that are sometimes taken for granted. It’s responsible for the ubiquitous USB port, high-speed FireWire ports. One could also argue that its products had an integral role in the birth of the World Wide Web.

 
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Computers incorporating a solid-state drive (SSD) already offer advantages such as svelte design and quick boot-up, but Sony takes its newest VAIO Z Series models even further with backlit keyboards, up to 16 hours of combined battery life using an optional sheet battery, and the ability to drive up to three additional displays.

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There are plenty of gifts you can give to computer users that will tickle their fancy, but not all of them are ideal for people who are always on the go. Sure, a 5.1-channel sound system is great for home use, but nobody wants to carry that around on a business trip or on vacation. Certainly there are better ideas for mobile users.

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Stocking stuffers don’t have to be expensive, especially if you’re catering to someone who is iPad-smitten. Though this product roundup ranges from the practical to the entertaining, every accessory here expands the ways you can use an iPad or iPad 2. Some of these accessories are unusual, too.

 
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Gamers like gifts just like anyone else. But it’s those special gifts that enhance their gaming enjoyment that are really appreciated. Let’s take a look at some of the hottest gifts for gamers this year.

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Apple didn’t invent tablet computers, but it sparked the fire that’s now a full-blown inferno, with every major manufacturer offering one or more tablet computers. A tablet computer is all that most people need, especially for entertainment purposes. But they’re also good for being productive. Let’s take a look at some of the latest and most popular units.

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3 years ago
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It’s easy enough to design a rugged, stable notebook computer with plenty of processing power; witness the hundreds of models that are available. It’s much more difficult, however, to design a notebook computer that’s both powerful and beautiful to behold.

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If local area networks (LANs) were like plumbing, then Ethernet cables would be the pipes and routers the valve switchers. But data bits have a huge advantage over fluids. They don't require conduits to flow through your home or office to still be useful. 

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If your old wireless router is causing problems, slowing down, is insecure or hard to manage, or if you’ve never had a wireless router before, then now is a good time to invest in a cutting-edge solution. The Linksys E4200 Dual-Band N Router is fast, secure, easy to set up and easy to manage.

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Why should you care about cloud storage? The two biggest reasons are convenience and security: enabling you and others you’ve afforded access to global retrieval of your documents, photos, videos and other files as well as insuring data backup to an alternate location, too.

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Attention tablet shoppers: When Wi-Fi isn’t available and 3G isn’t fast enough, the Acer Iconia Tab A501-10S16u with the AT&T 4G Pay-as-You-Go Data Plan could be just what you need to stay connected.

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You can’t beat the intrinsic value of desktop computers like these Dell Inspiron 560 and 570 towers. No notebook or all-in-one computer comes close in terms of price, performance and expandability. Whether you want to use a screen you already own or buy the computer with an oversize monitor, Dell offers seven systems that let you configure it your way.

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The benefits of sleek notebook computers are many. For one, they look great, with all that power squeezed into a thin package. Two, sleek computers weigh less than chunky ones, which makes your life easier when you have to bear the weight of whatever mobile computer you settle on.

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Hardcore gamers and production software users have something in common: they both rely on beefy, turbo-charged computers to run their favorite programs (whether it’s Premiere Pro, Nuendo, World of Warcraft or otherwise).

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Dell’s new Inspiron R laptops are coming… to B&H, that is. There’s certainly no shortage of common-looking computers in this world, so Dell is trying to change the situation. Dell’s new Inspiron R laptops have a switchable lid design in which the standard black lid can be removed and the owner can snap on a snazzier lid that smacks of individuality.

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