Review

Toshiba Satellite T235

Toshiba Satellite T235Introduction

The Toshiba Satellite T235 is a very thin and light laptop with impressive battery life for a very economical price. The plastic design keeps it lightweight, along with the (word to describe leave it out) optical drive keeps it thin. There really aren’t many things this machine is missing, and if you don’t need impressive processing performance, the Toshiba T235 will provide you with everything you need, while not having to pay a fortune. Read More

Sony Vaio Z

Sony Vaio ZFirst impressions

The Sony Z class is extremely light. The carbon fiber design is genius. Checking around the ports, I wasn’t sure if Sony had included an optical drive or not. It wasn’t until I opened it up and found the eject button did I know for sure. This is how laptops should be designed. I don’t know if it costs less or something to have that janky button on the drive to eject it, but having a button on the keyboard just makes so much more sense to me. Read More

Macbook Pro 15inch

Introduction

I’m not gunna lie, my 15 inch Macbook Pro is a staple in my life. No matter how many other computers I use, bigger, smaller, faster, lighter, nothing feels more at home than the 15inch Macbook Pro. The size is just natural for my hands, the speakers sound great, the keyboard feels great with all the keys in all the right places. The screen has no glare, and so it looks great in all locations. Oh wait, I’m supposed to be talking about the NEW Macbook Pro, not my two year old one, whooops. Well…let’s see if Apple imroved on a near perfect product or did too much. Read More

Lenovo ThinkPad X201Review

Introduction

I’ve always been a 15 inch laptop kind of guy. I’ve always liked having a discreet graphics card for editing and the occasional game., 15 inch laptops have bigger keyboards, screens, and I’ve just always had the opinion that they were for me. I’ve seen friends and strangers in the past use the smaller and more portable 12 inch computers such Powerbooks from a few years ago. The screens just never looked as good, and the keyboards were always a little smaller, my fingers would hit the wrong keys. With only a three inch difference in screen size, I doubted the difference in screen size would really bring the weight down. About a week ago, I started using the ThinkPad X201 it completely changed my view of what 12 inch laptops can do. Read More

Sony Vaio EB Review

Sony Vaio EBIntroduction

So far this is what I like to see in a college notebook, two different kinds of black color options and an affordable blue ray drive. On more serious note, Sony may have stepped up to produce a notebook that is geared towards the college student with a very customizable inside (I would say stylish outside, but I’m tired of saying it, every Sony laptop ever made looks awesome) and very easy access to internet. That statement may have sounded very dated, one may have said it about the first 56k modem for you would not have to have a modem hardwired to your workplace to use it; you’ll just have to read on to see what I mean. Read More

Toshiba M645

Toshiba M645Introduction

In 2009, the top five personal computer vendors included Lenovo, Dell, Acer, HP, and lastly Toshiba. Dell and HP are both based in the US, Acer is from Taiwan, Lenovo is Chinese, and Toshiba is Japanese. The Japanese have always been known as the leaders in electronics and gaming. This is obvious in the gaming world where two of the top three gaming companies, Nintendo and Sony, are from Tokyo. Toshiba introduced its brand new line of 3-D laptops, and upgraded the Satellite M640 to the M645. Read More

Lenovo ThinkPad T410 Review

Introduction

ThinkPad was THE business laptop when IBM owned it, and not much has changed since Lenovo bought the ThinkPad in 2005. Lenovo continued producing IBM’s laptop line, sort of how Ford bought Volvo; Ford kept its name and roots. If you are looking for a powerful full size business laptop that can take a beating, you may need to look no further. Read More

Sony Vaio X Class

Introduction

Getting ready to grab my bag with my newest review unit, the Sony Vaio X, to take to Panera.  I realized I really only needed to take the computer, so taking my entire backpack did not make sense considering this compact laptop fit comfortably in the small front pocket of the bag; I managed to fit half the notebook into the large pocket of my cargo shorts.  I looked around my room and grabbed my workout bag.  It is one of those draw string bags that I just toss a pair of shorts or something in when I need to workout later, and it turned out to be the perfect bag for the amazingly small and lightweight Sony X115. Read More

Asus U30JC-A1


Introduction
High performance gaming and impressive battery life; these two things rarely appear in the same sentence, let alone the same machine. In the past, gaming performance came with huge drops in battery life. When buying a laptop from a company such as Alienware that you can customize pretty much every feature, the battery life depended inversely with the quality of graphics card you were willing to buy. With having two graphics cards, Asus may have hit a sweet spot with the ability for high end gaming and having the option of extended battery life. Yet at $899, the U30 is only $100 than the Macbook. Is the ASUS U30JC worth the price? Read More

Lenovo IdeaPad Y460

Introduction

The Lenovo IdeaPad Y460 is a very sleek powerhouse machine. With its Intel i5 processor and 4 GB of RAM, there really is anything this machine cannot handle. The 14” screen and plastic encasement keeps this laptop extremely light. If you are looking for a very powerful compact machine that has some useful controls, this is the computer for you. Read More

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