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

Sony recalls 438,000 Vaio laptops due to overheating risk

The risk of burns due to overheating has prompted Sony to issue a worldwide recall of some 438,000 units of the company's high-end, line of ultra-lightweight Vaio TZ series laptops.Among the 70 incidents

Published on: September 5th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Three terrific large-screen notebooks that pull out all the stops

From the beginning of the age of mobility, we've been trying to squeeze more computer into smaller, lighter and more mobile notebook cases. A new generation of large notebooks with impressive displays, however,

Published on: August 15th, 2008 Brian Nadel

Dell unveils “always on” laptop that you don’t need to boot up

Dell Inc. has announced it will be soon launching a new breed of "instant access, always on" Latitude laptops. What's absolutely unique about these notebooks is that they allow you to access certain

Published on: August 14th, 2008 Joaquim P. Menezes

Apple, Lenovo top laptop makers

Even in this distressing economy, we need to upgrade outdated equipment or replace a laptop that has become irredeemable. Deciding that you need a new laptop is just the first step. The next

Published on: July 29th, 2008 James A. Martin

Mac popularity soaring – and here are four reasons why

Macs have always inspired a fierce loyalty in their users. Now, thanks to PC compatibility, an improved OS, great ads and better tech support, more users are feeling the love for shiny eye-candy

Published on: March 4th, 2008 Diann Daniel

Disk encryption in Windows, Linux, Apple laptops easily cracked

The disk encryption technology used to secure the data in your Windows, Apple and Linux laptops can be easily circumvented, according to new research out of Princeton University. The flaw in this approach,

Published on: February 25th, 2008 The Network World Staff

Upgrading from XP to Vista can save power and pesos, study says

Canadian companies still using Microsoft Windows XP operating system may be sucking more power off the grid than if they were to upgrade to Windows Vista, says a new Microsoft-commissioned study.Both operating systems

Published on: February 20th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Four foolproof strategies to foil laptop theft

If you run a small business, your biggest IT worry is probably not when or whether to upgrade to Vista; it's how to keep your valuable equipment--and the even more precious data it

Published on: January 23rd, 2008 Becky Waring

Will MacBooks move to 3G?

Banners hanging at Macworld Expo on Monday read, "2008: There's something in the air," suggesting wireless news to come in CEO Steve Jobs' keynote Tuesday morning.Faster cellular service for the iPhone is already

Published on: January 16th, 2008 Stephen Lawson

Fujitsu LifeBook T2010

I have owned a number of Fujitsu PCs over the years, and I've always found them to be reliable and a good value. The T2010 is no exception -- it's sleek, functional, and

Published on: November 21st, 2007 Craig Mathias

Holiday gift guide: Six laptops that rock

With the wide variety of laptops available, your lifestyle -- or the person you're shopping for -- should be the starting point in determining what you buy. Do you travel a lot? Ultraportables

Published on: November 17th, 2007 Carla Thornton

Hardware spending

IV. Hardware Spending Hardware Spending Lagging Software and ServicesFour per cent growth in hardware spending is consistent with the do-more-with-less mantra. The slowing growth rate also reflects the downward trend in price points.

Published on: February 27th, 2007 ITBusiness Staff

Making a Difference – Notebooks

The first portable PCs arrived in 1982, but the first notebook-sized machines took a year longer. Radio Shack and NEC almost simultaneously released systems (licensed from Kyocera) weighing under 4 lbs., with up

Published on: November 30th, 2006 CDN Staff