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

One laptop per student : A pre-requisite to a 21st Century public education

In earlier articles we noted that ICT would “enable” New Brunswick’s NB3-21C public education agenda. A key reason we are well positioned to implement a 21st Century learning model is our 1:1 Dedicated

Published on: February 1st, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

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

Apple’s new 13-inch Mac — Pro performance at an affordable price

If you're looking for the performance of a <a href="http://www.itbusiness.ca/it/client/en/home/news.asp?id=48538"target="blank">MacBook Pro without the Pro price, then you're going to like Apple Inc.'s newly updated MacBook. The MacBook, unveiled with updates to the iMac

Published on: November 17th, 2009 Michael DeAgonia

Windows 7 portable PCs pack a powerful punch

Computer manufacturers launching hardware alongside Microsoft's Windows 7 release Oct. 22 are blurring the line between netbook and notebook. When the first netbooks – sometimes called ultraportables or mini laptops – hit the

Published on: October 15th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Three big-screen laptops for small-scale budgets

When most people think "laptop," they think of a device with a 12.1-to-15.4-in. screen, which is really a bit cramped for extended use. 17-in. notebooks, on the other hand, provide a nice, large,

Published on: October 6th, 2009 Brian Nadel

Five steps to making your work space completely portable

In the past few months, the dream of the digital nomad lifestyle has really taken flight. You know when major newspapers pick up on a trend, it's reaching the mainstream -- something that

Published on: September 28th, 2009 Matt Lake

Stylish new HP laptops strike balance between performance and mobility

Palo-Alto-based Hewlett-Packard Co. pulled back the curtain on its new line of computers to be released this Fall, including six mobile personal computers.Timed to match the launch of Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system,

Published on: September 16th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Stage set for ‘suspicionless’ searches of laptops, PDAs at U.S. borders

The Department of Homeland Security's Privacy Office has approved the controversial searches, copying and retention of laptops, PDAs, and other digital devices without cause at U.S. borders. Travelers could soon start seeing notices

Published on: September 2nd, 2009 Jaikumar Vijayan

Laptops of the future – solar powered, dual-screen, and self-repairing

A lot has changed in the 20 years since the first laptop computers appeared, including gigahertz processors, color screens, optical drives and wireless data. However, one thing that has stubbornly stayed the same

Published on: July 22nd, 2009 Brian Nadel

9 nifty ways to get awesome laptop audio

Whether your laptop is a state-of-the-art screamer that cost you thousands of dollars or a budget model that cost just a few hundred, chances are its speakers make it sound about as good

Published on: June 8th, 2009 Brian Nadel

Ultimate guide to buying the perfect laptop for business

Whether you're buying for yourself or outfitting a department, shopping for a laptop today is a double-edged sword. The good news is that there's a huge variety to choose from, all with pros

Published on: June 2nd, 2009 Brian Nadel

Top tips on buying a nifty Netbook … at the right price

The term netbook, coined by Intel, conveys little useful information about this category of machines. Sure, they all have wireless networking, but so does every other laptop. What the term originally helped to

Published on: May 21st, 2009 PC World staff

Ten “low pain, high gain” ways Canadian firms can cut IT costs

For Canadian firms seeking to cut costs in these difficult times, re-negotiating vendor outsourcing contracts can be one of the best places to start, says an industry analyst. "It's the highest gain, lowest

Published on: April 13th, 2009 Joaquim P. Menezes