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April 4, 2011 by

Acer Iconia Tab W500

The Iconia Tab W500 lacks CPU muscle, has limited internal storage and is unwieldy when paired with the optional keyboard dock. Acer's Ring overlay can be ignored if need be, but Windows 7 just isn't finger-friendly enough to function well in tablet format.

February 23, 2010 by

Toshiba Satellite Pro S500

The S500 is a solidly made 15.6in. notebook that, at 2.54kg, is not particularly portable. Processor performance is good, but battery life could be better.

February 1, 2010 by

Toshiba Satellite Pro T130

The ultraportable Satellite Pro T130 could deliver all-day computing with appropriate usage patterns and power management settings. But its keyboard could be better, it lacks an optical drive and the glossy chassis design may not be to all tastes.

January 31, 2010 by

Touch set to take off on laptops and netbooks

Touchscreens aren't new to PCs, but until recently they've been relegated to pricey convertible tablets for business, and to a lesser extent to slates--tablets without keyboards--used in niche markets (though I hear Apple is hoping to change that with some new device). Thanks to touchscreen smartphones, however, consumers have become accustomed to touch interfaces.

November 1, 2009 by

Holiday Gift Guide 2009: Laptop computers

This year the laptop list was a tough assignment for several reasons.First, the emergence of a new class of ultra-thin laptops--spawned by lower-cost processors from Intel and AMD--has made things more complicated.

July 10, 2009 by

Why the luxury netbook is a non-starter

Almost since the start of the PC industry's "race to the bottom" with netbooks, computer makers have been attempting to reverse course, or at least slow the pace.HP tried painting peonies on the Mini 1000 and charging $700 for it (you can now find the Vivienne Tam Edition for less than $500).

April 21, 2009 by

Acer launches smartphones in Asia; wants to be Top 5 by 2012

Taiwan-based Acer launched a series of smartphones for the Asia-Pacific region yesterday, bridging the gap between its popular netbook business and the handheld business.Company executives said Acer was banking on its experience as a leading computer brand to gain a share of the ever-crowded smartphone market.

February 17, 2009 by

Toshiba Portégé R600-101

The Portégé R600 is a very alluring 1.11kg ultraportable, although the transflective screen mode, some aspects of build quality and battery life could all be better.

December 22, 2008 by

How will Dell's Adamo laptop measure up?

If the rumors are accurate, Dell will soon launch a new laptop to compete with ultra-thin models from Apple, Lenovo and others. So just how thin would this new "Adamo" laptop need to be to lure some of those premium buyers over to Dell?


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