Will iPads soon edge out netbooks?

The term "disruptive," a common buzzword in tech journalism, is typically used to describe something that jars people out of existing ways of doing things, and provides them with both new ways to

Published on: September 9th, 2010 Serdar Yegulalp

iPad beats laptops for air travel scenarios

There are passionate views on both sides regarding whether or not the Apple iPad can be an effective business tool, or is merely a consumer gadget. That debate has merit while sitting in

Published on: April 13th, 2010 Tony Bradley

HP Mini 5102 netbook ideal for business road warriors

The Mini 5102 is the latest in HP's line of business-optimized netbooks, featuring a ruggedized metal chassis and design elements tailored for the office road warrior. It does a great job of offering

Published on: March 30th, 2010 Jason Cross

Everything you need to know about buying the perfect laptop

Perhaps no common computer product has as many variations, with as wide a performance range, as the modern laptop PC. From tiny netbooks to big and powerful desktop-replacement systems, the differences in pricing,

Published on: February 3rd, 2010 Jason Cross

Apple’s iTablet — doomed before it sees the light of day

Tablet PCs suck. They're underpowered, only marginally portable, and awkward to use in anything but a traditional seated position, with a desk to support them. Microsoft and its cadre of hardware partners have

Published on: December 29th, 2009 Randall Kennedy

How to transform your modest netbook into a bold powerhouse

Small, light and extremely portable, netbooks are ideal for computing on the move. But deciding which mini laptop is best for you isn't an easy task - particularly when every choice demands a

Published on: December 2nd, 2009 David Murphy and Carrie-Ann Skinner

Top 10 free downloads to get the most from your laptop

Have a laptop or netbook and want to get more out of it? You're not alone. We've experienced the frustration of trying to keep data or bookmarks on a portable synchronized with those

Published on: November 25th, 2009 Preston Gralla

Absurdly small, cheap and feature-dense gadgets

Netbooks are tiny. That's the whole point. But can they be too small? The answer is: Yes. Too small   A Chinese company called uSmart Electronic Products Ltd. showed off at the Hong

Published on: November 18th, 2009 David Eisenstadt

Microsoft’s subtle strategy to make you buy a pricey laptop

A survey published this week by consumer shopping site Retrevo puts Windows 7 Starter on trial for disappointing netbook users who were expecting more features and fewer restrictions.With Windows 7 now available to

Published on: November 16th, 2009

5 smart ways to supercharge your netbook

The words overclocking and netbook appear in a sentence together about as often as Steve Ballmer is spotted at a Linux convention. Netbooks are all about portability over performance. Overclocking is all about

Published on: October 28th, 2009 Eric Lai

Apple trounces HP, Dell, Gateway in customer satisfaction poll

Apple again thrashed rival computer makers selling Windows PCs in an annual customer satisfaction survey, although by a smaller margin than last year, the poll's manager said today.One reason, said David VanAmburg, managing

Published on: August 19th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

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

Embedded 3G netbooks will boost business adoption, analyst says

Businesses may start paying more attention to netbooks as computer manufacturers release higher-end products and offer more connectivity options, says a Canadian analyst.Related story: Rogers, HP embedded notebook now in CanadaAs the categories

Published on: July 13th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Sneak peak at Intel’s netbook OS – “Moblin”

Moblin is an Intel-created open-source operating system for netbooks and, specifically, the kind of people who use them. On a technical level this means Moblin is built for the Atom x86 chip found

Published on: July 7th, 2009 Kier Thomas