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Heading off to college is always a major step in one’s life, and one of the most common gifts for a soon-to-be college student is a new laptop. It’s one of those gifts than can stun and surprise, and it’s always met with excitement –it’s practical, too. With all of the choices out there, it can be tough to find the right one, but alaTest has some great recommendations for you. Read the rest of this entry »


Ultrabooks, or ultra-portable laptops, have been becoming increasingly popular lately. Their slim and lightweight design coupled with their superb battery life make them a very appealing buy for anyone looking for a new laptop, though they do have a few limitations. Surprisingly, out of the top 10 laptops reviewed on alaTest, 4 of them are ultrabooks. Read the rest of this entry »


We’ve gone over last month’s data, and once again, the numbers are in! We don’t always do a “Trends” post every month simply because a month generally isn’t enough time for the trends to change, but that’s not the case this time. Digital cameras and smartphones are still popular; however, the top devices in each category have seen some major changes. It also seems that notebooks are starting to overtake HDTVs in popularity. Read the rest of this entry »


Late last year, flooding in Thailand caused a massive hiccup in hard drive production, leading to worldwide shortages. Following along with the pseudo rule of economics known as supply and demand, this quickly led to sharp price increases; some hard drive prices jumped as much as 300%. Read the rest of this entry »


There are literally thousands of different laptop models out there, and with so many configurations, it can be tough to find one that fits your needs. Here are the major criteria to look at when considering a new laptop: Read the rest of this entry »


Even if you’re on a tight budget, you don’t have to sacrifice speed and dependability when buying a new laptop. In fact, for less than $600, there are plenty of laptop choices out there that can do just about everything – web browsing, HD movies, and even gaming! If you’re looking to get the most out of your money, here are a few excellent choices to consider: Read the rest of this entry »

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There are some new faces among out top-ranked laptops. The big names you’re likely familiar with, like Apple, Dell, and Toshiba have found themselves bumped down on our list recently. The newcomers to the top 5? Asus and Acer. Read the rest of this entry »


CES 2012CES 2012 has just wrapped up, and just like every year, there were more than a handful of innovative products that will be hitting store shelves soon – if they haven’t already. Here our favorites in a few popular categories this year. These products are definitely worth checking out when they are released. Read the rest of this entry »

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