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Acer Aspire 8930-6448

The original Acer Aspire 8920 was the very first 18-inch laptop we had a chance to review, and the follow-up Acer Aspire 8930-6448 is similar in terms of its essentials, with only a handful of component upgrades.
The display has the same native resolution as a 1080p HDTV; that coupled with a unique set of touch-sensitive media controls (although we weren’t crazy about the volume slider), make it an impressive package for movie watchers. That is, at least as long as your HD content is downloadable, because for $1,599 you don’t get a Blu-ray drive. We’d probably shell out the extra $200 for the 8930-7665 version, which includes …

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Fujitsu Lifebook T1010

Combining a screen that’s roomy enough to avoid eye strain and a weight that’s still reasonable enough to carry to the coffee shop or on the occasional business trip, 13.3 inches may be the most perfect size for a laptop. How much better, then, that Fujitsu has issued the LifeBook T1010, a tablet whose 13.3-inch display rotates and folds down over the keyboard to let you take handwritten notes? Viewed as a laptop, the LifeBook T1010 seems fairly average, with a typical assortment of features and the entry level of Intel’s latest Centrino 2 components. Viewed as a tablet, however, the LifeBook T1010 seems more compelling: it’s priced lower than many 12.1-inch tablets, yet provides …

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Gateway Laptops Review – Gateway Laptop Series, History, Trend and Positioning

By Christophe Catesson
Many longtime computer users recognize the fact that Gateway has been a major contender in the computer world for much of the personal computer’s existence. Gateway was long heralded as one of the highest quality products on the market and was also highly praised for their attention to customer needs and support. In recent years, Gateway’s focus has changed a little from being a custom computer builder to offering mass marketed and mass manufactured machines that in turn appeal to a greater portion of the general public. This doesn’t mean, however, that they aren’t worth a good looking. Gateway laptops still hold a reasonable share of the portable market. This being said, they …

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Dell Laptops – Any Good?

By John Milligan
Dell Laptops are extremely popular with the XPS M1530 being a top seller at the time of writing. What are Dell laptops like in general though?
Well to start with they are world renowned for the quality of build and engineering and are known for their reliability. They are quite often the go-to machines for those aiming at affordability simply because they are good machines whose build quality is getting better and better as more and more improvements are made, plus of course they tend to have greats deals at very competitive prices.
Dell has a laptop to fit the needs of most business travellers, students and others who simply want the freedom to use …

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