CES: Acer Announces Chromebook 15 With 15.6-Inch Display

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas, Acer announced a new Chromebook, which is the first of its type to offer a 15.6-inch display. It’s called the Chromebook 15. The device uses 5th Generation Intel Core i3 and next generation…

Laptop Sales See New Revival After Decline Of Tablet

Laptop sales have been increasing lately with the decline of tablet sales. The tablet, once touted as the laptop killer, is slowly sinking in popularity. The reason behind the increase in laptop sales is said to be partly due to…

Microsoft Unveils Thin Surface Pro 3

Microsoft introduced the Surface Pro 3 tablet on Tuesday. It’s actually a tablet and laptop in one with multiple processor, RAM and storage options. For those of you who like it thin, it’s 30% thinner than an 11-inch MacBook Air.…

Are Chromebooks The Machines Businesses Want?

Are Chromebooks the right choice of computer for businesses? Google certainly thinks so. The company’s rivals (namely Microsoft) obviously disagree. Either way, recent data indicates that the light, low-cost machines are gaining significant ground in the B2B space, not to…

Laptop Deals: Top 10 Black Friday Laptop Deals

There are only two more days until the shoppers will be bombarding their local retail stores in search of the year’s best deals. One of the main items on people’s lists this year is laptops. If you are planning on…

Summer Notebook Shipments Still Slow

Notebook shipments took a dive during the first half of the year, following a disappointing holiday season in 2012. Analysts and industry watchers blamed the rising tablet market, the lukewarm reception of Windows 8, and consumer aversion to touchscreen notebooks…

Smaller Notebook Shipments on the Rise

The traditional PC market is in decline. That much is clear after a disappointing holiday season in 2012, PC shipments in the first quarter of 2013 fell even harder. As smartphone and tablet manufacturers continue to expand into developing markets,…

New Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite Coming July 28

In April, Samsung re-branded all of its notebooks and Windows 8 under the ATIV brand. Samsung “Series” notebooks are now ATIV Books, with numerical designations. Of these notebooks, the ATIV Book 9 is the current flagship hardware. This week, Samsung…

Laptop Shipments Fell Hard in Q1 2013

Though PC manufacturers are expecting to make up ground in the third quarter of 2013, it’s clear that they’ve taken a massive hit in the first half of the fiscal year. Market research firm IHS this week released a report…

Samsung Rebrands All of its Laptops, Launches Two New Ones

While the U.S. braces for the imminent launch of the Galaxy S4, Samsung has also quietly been selling its laptops. The Korean electronics manufacturer this week announced that it has rebranded its entire Windows PC lineup to fit under the…

Google Makes Chromebook Pixel Official, Costs $1,299

Last month, a leaked video teased that Google was working on something called Chromebook Pixel. It was reportedly a high-powered Chromebook with a 2560×1700 display that would rival Apple’s own retina display MacBooks. Now Google has made it officially known…

Google Has A New Cheap Chromebook For Your Consideration

The Chromebook was Google’s valiant attempt at pushing the Web as the next great operating system. It didn’t work out that well for them, but that could be attributed to the fact that tablets and smartphones are far more popular…

HP Announces New Windows 8 “Sleekbooks”

While consumers and the tech press continue to debate whether Windows 8 is well-designed or not, Microsoft now has several manufacturers that are doubling down on its new operating system. Today, HP announced new ENVY computers and two new “sleekbook”…

Bill Moggridge Dies at 69, First Laptop Designer

If you have ever used a laptop and thought of its ingenuity, you have to thank British designer, author, and educator Bill Moggridge, who died this past Saturday (September 8th, 2012). Moggridge, from London, came to the United States in…

World’s Most Popular Screen Resolution Now At 1366×768

There’s something to be said about having a great screen resolution. I use a 16:10 monitor at 1680×1050 with my PC. Not exactly the enthusiast golden standard of 1920×1080 but it serves me well and looks great to boot. That’s…

Netbooks Set To Overtake Laptops And PCs

Purchase rates for personal computers and mobile phones (not including smartphones) will decrease by 39 percent and 56 percent this year compared with last year, respectively, according to a new survey from Accenture.

By contrast, buying rates of 3DTVs (three-dimensional TVs) are expected to rise 500 percent; tablet computers 160 percent; ebook readers 133 percent; and smartphones 26 percent.

Wireless Internet Access Becoming More Widespread

Cell phone and wireless laptop Internet use have each grown more widespread over the last year, according to a new report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project.

Nearly half of all adults (47%) go online with a laptop using a Wi-Fi connection or mobile broadband card (up from the 39% who did so as of April 2009) while 40% of adults use the Internet, email or instant messaging on a mobile phone (up from the 32% of Americans who did this in 2009)

5 Reasons Why The iPad Fails To Impress

On January 27th Steve Jobs unveiled Apples latest “it” product, the iPad. Essentially the iPad “fills the gap” in between smartphones and laptops. One question remains to be answered, is there a need for a device to bridge the gap in between the two technologies? We’re not sure yet, but there is one thing we know, the iPad has some issues… below are 5 of the most glaring.