HP to release laptop with 24-hour battery life

Hewlett-Packard (HP) will release a laptop next month that can run for to 24 hours using a high-capacity battery -- but only if it's running Microsoft's Windows XP operating system.The long-lasting notebook will

Published on: September 10th, 2008 Jeremy Kirk

Essential laptop gear for efficiency, comfort and peace of mind

If you've configured a laptop online, you've faced dozens of buying decisions. Which operating system? How much memory? What size hard drive, and at what rotational speed? What kind of video card and

Published on: July 31st, 2008 James A. Martin

Five ways to breathe new life into your old laptop

Want better performance from your laptop? The conventional wisdom has long held that you should simply buy a new one. You can put such conventional wisdom aside: Upgrading a laptop may not be

Published on: July 29th, 2008 Christopher Null

Mobility options for SMBs

When it comes to mobility, SMBs now have more options than ever - notebooks, mini-notebooks, tablet PCs, handheld devices, smartphones, even thin mobile clients. Then there are consumer and commercial models, and different

Published on: June 17th, 2008 Vawn Himmelsbach

How to avoid Wi-Fi hackers

Let me say thanks to the Women's Business Council of the Southwest for inviting me to teach them about laptop safety. The business backgrounds of the members ranged from huge company manager to

Published on: June 13th, 2008 James E. Gaskin

Traveling light is easy with Panasonic CF-Y7 Toughbook

The name Toughbook might call to mind images of a thick, heavy and rubber clad laptop. Ultra-light, on the other hand, suggests something as tiny as a pocketbook or as thin as an

Published on: June 11th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Five easy ways to burglar-proof your laptop

Theft of laptops and other mobile devices is spiraling, and the consequences – financial and other – are getting increasingly dire.These two disconcerting realities are attested to by survey findings from a range

Published on: June 4th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Apple’s 17-inch MacBook Pro an “impressive machine”, says former skeptic

There's something I have to say at the outset of this review: From the time Apple Inc. announced the first 17-in. PowerBook G4 models five years ago, I've always been a little prejudiced

Published on: May 26th, 2008 Ryan Faas

Three laptops built to withstand daily abuse

Anybody who has spent any amount of time working on the road has probably witnessed their share of notebook disasters: dropped from a hotel desk, shaken beyond repair in the trunk of a

Published on: May 22nd, 2008 Brian Nadel

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

What the laptop of the future will look like

Notebook vendors should pay more attention to their enterprise customers, says Gabriel Vitus, IT director of the Vancouver-based Certified General Accountants Association of Canada. "Not only on the big issues, but also on

Published on: February 28th, 2008 John Edwards

Dual-boot Windows cum Linux laptops being developed

The One Laptop Per Child Project (OLPC) and Microsoft are working together to develop a dual-boot system to put both Linux and Windows on laptops aimed at kids in developing countries, the head

Published on: January 10th, 2008 Dan Nystedt

Gateway unwraps ‘sexy’ tablet notebook

The E-155C is Gateway's nicest convertible tablet notebook yet. The E-155C is Gateway's nicest convertible tablet notebook yet. The small dark unit is stylish, easy-to-use, and sturdily crafted. The price-- US$1850 as of

Published on: August 30th, 2007 Carla Thornton