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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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How to Replace the Keyboard on a Lenovo G450 laptop
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How to Replace the Keyboard on a Lenovo G450 laptop

Sometimes things happen. The can of compressed air got mixed up with the can for liquid carpet cleaner, and like that the keyboard on our Lenovo G450 laptop went kaput. Pressing a single key would result in multiple characters showing up on the screen. I tried prying the key caps up and cleaning the area […]

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3M Camera Lens and Touch Screen Microfiber Cleaning Cloth Review

3M Camera Lens and Touch Screen Microfiber Cleaning Cloth Review

These inexpensive microfiber cleaning cloths are just the ticket if you have many high-tech devices at home that need frequent cleaning.

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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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How to Fix a Jumpy Rosewill 8500 Wireless Mouse Scroll Wheel

How to Fix a Jumpy Rosewill 8500 Wireless Mouse Scroll Wheel

I love my Rosewill 8500 wireless mouse from NewEgg.com. I like it so much I bought an extra for work, and one for my desktop machine. I’ve used the mouse quite a bit over the last three months. Two things have happened since then: 1) I killed the battery that came with the mouse. 2) […]

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Rosewill RM-8500 Wireless Nano Laptop Mouse Review

Rosewill RM-8500 Wireless Nano Laptop Mouse Review

I review the Rosewill RM-8500 wireless notebook mouse from NewEgg. It’s not a bad mouse for the money but a glitch keeps my laptop from going into power saving sleep and suspend modes.

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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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