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Microsoft’s WindowsRT Tablet Pricing

Microsoft’s WindowsRT Tablet Pricing

I was pretty excited when Microsoft’s Windows Surface tablet product line was announced. The features sounded like what I’ve been looking for since I owned a slate Windows XP tablet made by Motion Computing in 2004. The ports and capabilities seemed halfway between a power user’s laptop and an Android tablet. External storage, media connection, […]

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Tyke Supply Dual LCD Monitor Stand Desk Clamp Review
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Tyke Supply Dual LCD Monitor Stand Desk Clamp Review

I review the dual monitor stand made by Tyke Supply. It’s inexpensive and no-frills, but does the job. I wish I could adjust it a little bit higher.

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What to Look For In a Laptop If You Are a Normal Person

What to Look For In a Laptop If You Are a Normal Person

A friend of mine recently suffered a laptop failure and was looking for advice when buying a replacement. This has come up enough times that I thought I’d post something up. Please note that this advice assumes: the person using the laptop is interested in a Windows-based machine the person using the laptop will be […]

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Is an SSD worth it? I put my laptop to the test

Is an SSD worth it? I put my laptop to the test

I picked up an Acer Aspire 5740 laptop a few weeks ago. Thanks to the forums over at Ars Technica I considered purchasing a Solid State Drive (SSD) to replace the traditional hard drive. Based on their recommendations, I picked up the Intel G2 X25M 80GB Mainstream SSD. The sale price was $220, down from […]

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Acer Aspire AS5740 i5 Laptop First Impressions Review

Acer Aspire AS5740 i5 Laptop First Impressions Review

Overall, I like the Acer Aspire 5740. I think it’s a great value for an i5-based laptop. If you are a casual user, this laptop will probably serve you well for years to come — if Acer’s build quality holds. It has plenty of RAM, horsepower, and storage to meet the needs of most users. It is lacking some high-range amenities, like a Blu-Ray drive, 8GB of RAM, or discrete graphics, but then again some things have to be cut to make the $600 price point.

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