Articles By Darren Gladstone

Laptop Buying Guide

From petite netbooks to massive desktop replacements, laptops are made for different needs. Follow the tips in this buying guide, and you can meet the notebook of your dreams.Of course, to find your

Published on: August 4th, 2009 Darren Gladstone

HP Mini 5101 netbook means business

HP pioneered the notion of transforming a netbook into a corporate raider. The idea seems like a budget-conscious no-brainer now, but 18 months ago the HP Mini 2133 was a wolf pack of

Published on: July 28th, 2009 Darren Gladstone

Dell Studio XPS 16 offers luxury laptop on a budget

The Dell Studio XPS line emphasizes style without sacrificing functionality. These multimedia laptops have a bit of leather trim here, a backlit keyboard there--and a whole lot of plugs, ports, and features packed

Published on: January 13th, 2009 Darren Gladstone

Top five portable notebooks and netbooks under $1000

Say good-bye to costly computers. These five netbooks and laptops are quick, easy, and available on the cheap. HP Mini 1000 Netbook The HP Mini 1000 is HP's second-generation foray into the netbook

Published on: December 2nd, 2008 Darren Gladstone

Top five under $500 ultra-portable notebooks square off

Acer Aspire One Mini-NotebookConsidering its bargain price of $349, the Acer Aspire One is a steal--until you realize that you want the $100 six-cell battery. The included three-cell battery lasted only 2 hours,

Published on: October 21st, 2008 Darren Gladstone

Should I drop my PC for the new MacBooks?

With today's announcements about refreshes to the entire Apple MacBook family of laptops, no doubt, half the members of the Apple cult have already run out to the nearest Apple store. View a

Published on: October 16th, 2008 Darren Gladstone

Tips on how the tech savvy travel

Plenty of stories provide advice for elite mobile professionals. But what about you, the unproductive traveler? Maybe you're on vacation. Maybe you're trying to chill out before a day's worth of travel and

Published on: October 13th, 2008 Darren Gladstone

Five NAS drives for home and SMB users

Network-attached storage(NAS) used to be an arcane and pricey option for sharing files via a home or office network. But now, the latest drives are packed with tools that make adding a NAS

Published on: May 6th, 2008 Darren Gladstone

HP 2133 – a tiny laptop for adult users

HP this week entered the affordable mini-notebook category with its eye-catching HP 2133. While an earlier contestant--the Eee PC from Asus--is a great entry-point for the One-Laptop-Per-Child crowd, that mini-laptop's slight keys and

Published on: April 9th, 2008 Darren Gladstone

Five ultralight laptops that blend features and functionality

The ultralight laptops in our roundup compete with Apple's MacBook Air (in dimensions, if not in style). While we admire the MacBook Air's form and the engineering achievement it presents, it isn't the

Published on: April 1st, 2008 Darren Gladstone