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TechSpot Laptop Buying Guide

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When choosing the right laptop it all comes down to what you are willing to spend and what you plan to use it for. This guide will help you navigate through the countless options out there.

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Laptops beat desktop shipments in Q3 2008

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With 3rd quarter sales, revenue, and earnings posted and evaluated, several surprising facts come into play. iSuppli, a market research firm, has evaluated desktop and laptop sales, and for the first time ever, laptop shipments...

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Sony recalls 440,000 Vaio laptops

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Sony is recalling 440,000 Vaio laptop computers worldwide because of wiring faults that could cause overheating. The recall concerns 19 Vaio models in the TZ series manufactured between May 2007 and July 2008 -...

OLPC Experiments with Cow-Powered Laptops

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According to One Laptop Per Child Project's Arjun Sarwal, the group is considering powering its low-cost XO laptops with cows: "We plan to drive a dynamo (taken from an old Fiat) through a system of...

Laptops without USB cables

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Dell and Lenovo today announced the first notebooks with embedded Certified Wireless USB chips, which will enable cable-free connections to USB peripherals hooked up to Certified Wireless USB hubs that D-Link and IOGear also announced....

Toshiba to Install HD DVD Drive into All Its Laptops

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Toshiba may push its HD DVD format by installing appropriate optical drives into its notebooks. Toshiba's senior vice president Hisatsugu Nonaka said that the company would integrate HD DVD optical drives into "all" of its...

Laptops Set to Outsell Desktops

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Analysts IDC have said that by 2011 laptops will outsell desktop computers as portable machines become quicker and more efficient. The report predicts that laptop sales will grow 16.1% year-on-year until 2011, compared to 3.8%...

First OLPC laptops make it out the door

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After much anticipation and hordes of coverage, the first OLPC ($100 laptops) laptops are being shipped. Only 10 units so far have made it out the door, and are going to be evaluated as beta...

Dell's Exploding Laptops Under Investigation

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Dell is investigating reports that one of its laptops exploded during a conference in Osaka recently. A series of photographs of the portable pyromaniac's delight appeared online within hours of the incident, a Reuters...

Alienware chooses Airgo chipsets for new laptops

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Alienware's 19-inch Aurora mALX and 17-inch Aurora m9700 notebooks are equipped with the Airgo's Gen3 True MIMO (multiple input, multiple output), the companies are expected to announce during the E3 Expo, a massive conference in...

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