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How to Work Outdoors

Working outside is often an eye-squinting, headache-inducing, battery-draining agony. It doesn’t have to be, if you follow these outdoor computing tips.

How to Make Your Laptop Run Quieter and Cooler

If your laptop is choking on dust, it's time to give the cooling fan(s) a cleaning. All you need is five minutes and a can of compressed air.

Dell Vostro 3350 Balances Portability, Price, and Performance

The Vostro 3350's sub-5-pound weight, 13.3-inch display, and 8-hour battery life make it a great candidate for travelers on a budget, as long as raw computing power isn't a priority.

Here's a Switch: Laptops to Eat into Tablet Sales

What post-PC era? A researcher suggests the ultraportable laptop might prove mightier than the tablet.


Acer TimelineX 5830TG Hits a Sweet Spot in Price and Performance

This long-lasting all-purpose laptop provides good performance, yet it won’t break the bank.

Dell XPS 15 L502X: An Affordable Multimedia Marvel

With Nvidia graphics and JBL speakers, this all-purpose notebook shines at multimedia and isn't too shabby at games; both are attributes you don't find in most $800 laptops.

Toshiba Unveils Glasses-Free 3D Laptop

The Qosmio F750 can do simultaneous 2D and glasses-free 3D, and comes with a 15.6-inch display. It's expected to hit store shelves in August.

Samsung's Expanded Line of Ultrathin Laptops Pricey, But Sleek

Samsung's Series 9 ultrathin laptop line has five new models. These are still high-style, premium laptops, much like the original Samsung Series 9.


Dell XPS 15z: Attractively Built, Attractively Priced Laptop

One of the best laptops Dell has made in recent years, the new XPS 15z is easy to recommend for Windows users who suffer from MacBook Pro envy.

Classroom Conundrum: Take One Tablet, One Laptop, or Both

For students, whether to choose a laptop or a tablet may not be obvious. But in some campus scenarios, one device may have an edge over the other.