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I've been closely following the laptop industry and reviewing laptops for over a decade. I enjoy helping people to find the right laptop and technology for their needs.
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HP Announces New ENVY 17 Performance Notebook

The popular HP ENVY 17, after an absence of about a year, is back in a slightly new form factor and will all new components for the 2013 calendar year.  The ENVY 17, as before, will come with a large 17.3” screen that offers a Full HD 1920 x 1080 display, but apparently no touchscreen […]

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HP Announces New Envy TouchSmart 15 Notebook to Replace dv6

HP today announced the new ENVY TouchSmart 15 premium 15” screen notebook that will replace it’s long running Pavilion/Envy dv6 model.  The Envy TouchSmart 15 will feature a selection of AMD or Intel processors, the Intel lineup will include the upcoming code named “Haswell” processors 4th generation Core i3/i5/i7 lineup.  No specific processor models are […]

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Deal: Dell Inspiron 15R Special Edition with Full HD Screen $649.99

Dell is running a pretty good deal on its popular Inspiron 15R Special Edition laptop right now.  For $649.99 you can get a decent configuration that includes the standard Full HD screen (very nice) and dedicated AMD HD 7730M graphics.  To get the deal you have to visit this link and then apply coupon code […]

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ThinkPad Helix now Available on Lenovo.com for $1,679

The ThinkPad Helix has finally become available on Lenovo.com, after many delays, but as you would expect there are no bargain prices to be found for this premium notebook to tablet convertible.  The starting price is $1,679, and Lenovo isn’t even pretending that’s a sale price, you pay full sticker for new.  At the base […]

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Students who Buy a Touch Screen Laptop at Staples get a $100 Prepaid Visa Card

If you’re a student looking for a laptop, either as a graduation gift or maybe early back to school shopping (if you’ve even finished this year yet), is of course touchscreen.  It’s one of those features that can help make the Windows 8 OS more usable and the younger generation are simply more used to […]

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Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11s Convertible now Available for $799.99

The much anticipated IdeaPad Yoga 11s is now selling via Lenovo.com for the reasonable starting price of $799.99.  The Yoga 11s is a convertible notebook to tablet Windows 8 device, unlike the earlier released Yoga 11 this model has the full version of Windows 8 so you’re not limited to just Windows apps, you can […]

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Toshiba KIRABook Reviews Trickle Onto the Web, the Conclusion? Overpriced.

Toshiba recently announced the KIRABook, a premium Windows 8 UltraBook with Ultra HD display, and now the verdict on this notebook from a few major publishers have been appearing on the web.  Unfortunately we don’t have the same $2,000 machine on hand other reviews have received to give you our own verdict (waves to Toshiba) […]

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Deal: Lenovo Y500 with Nvidia 750M and Full HD Screen for $809

The deals just keep getting better on the powerful Lenovo IdeaPad Y500, this time around you can get a fully loaded configuration for $809 when using coupon code HOMEPCDEAL via the Barnes & Noble Affinity store.  The B&N exclusive offer store is open to anyone to create an account, you don’t have to have a […]

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Microsoft Windows 8 Update “Blue” Coming, Start Button Likely to Return

Microsoft officially announced that there is an update coming to Windows 8 later this year, likely September, in the form of “Windows Blue” (a.k.a Windows 8.1).  According to a Microsoft blog, a public preview of Windows 8 will be shown in June at the BUILD developer conference.  There are high expectations that the Windows 8.1 […]

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New Sony VAIO Fit Lineup for Back to School Buyers Arrives

In an effort to clear up its somewhat confusing array of alphabet naming for the VAIO lineup (VAIO E, VAIO T, VAIO F, VAIO S…) Sony is refreshing and then rebranding its budget lineup, formerly known as the VAIO E, to simply just the VAIO Fit.  There will be a VAIO Fit 14E and Fit […]

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