Monday December 9, 2013
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Dell is starting to revise their entire laptop lineup as they begin to introduce the Intel Haswell processors. The first of the new consumer oriented laptops is the 7000 series models that are geared towards the middle high-end of the market. The systems have the look of premium class laptop with their aluminum clad exteriors but offer relatively affordable options with a diverse array of configurations. Of course, many people looking at a 15-inch laptop likely want it to have features and performance as this is probably their primary computer system. Is this a good choice for those wanting a larger laptop with more features than the popular and smaller ultrabooks? Find out in my review of the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 touchscreen laptop.
Sunday December 8, 2013
Cyberpower is a private systems integrator that specializes in producing custom built desktops and laptops at reasonable prices. In addition to building custom order desktops and laptops, they sell a set of same-day shipping prebuilt units available directly through them or several retail partners. Being a relatively unknown company in the major consumer market, how well do they support their computers? Find out in my profile of their support department.
Included in the profile I list the various avenues that users have for support, tips and advice. In addition to this information, I have also added a poll so that readers can share their opinion of the companies support. If you have used their support and would like to let others know of their experiences for better or worse, please vote in the survey and share your experience.
How would you rate Cyberpower's support?
Saturday December 7, 2013
Laptops come in a huge variety of shapes and sizes. They can range as small as a thin ultrabook that weighs around two pounds all the way up to the behemoth that should be a desktop computer often referred to as a luggable because it is so big you won't be carrying it frequently. Each of these portable computers has a specific role and offer very different experiences to the users that buy them. Because of this, it is important to understand how the size and weight of a laptop computer will play in your selection of the right type of laptop for you.
Friday December 6, 2013
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Welcome to my weekly posting where I highlight some of the special offers that are available online for those looking to get a new laptop, desktop, tablet, monitor or desktop components at a discount. It is now a week since Black Friday and the Cyber Monday week sales are all ending. The result is fewer offerings for steep discounts and more general discounts. Dell has a couple of really low cost options for a desktop or laptop and it might be a good time to look at adding a Blu-ray drive to a desktop.
These are all limited time offers that should be valid through the weekend although some may go on longer or end sooner due to a limited number of uses. Be sure to check your orders before they are finalized to ensure you have received any discount.