Alienware is redefining mobile gaming – again – with three new, all-powerful laptops, including the soon to be released M18x, which lays claim to the title of “most powerful 18-inch gaming laptop in the universe;” the M14x, which delivers unprecedented performance and portability; and an enhanced M11x, already a favorite among gaming enthusiasts, and the most-powerful sub-14-inch notebook in the universe.

The two new faces in the Alienware laptop family, the upcoming M18x and the M14x, along with the new M11x, deliver unprecedented power to the gamer on the go. All three platforms offer the latest in gaming technology and feature second-generation Intel Core i processors to deliver the most immersive high-performance gaming experience imaginable. In particular:

  • The M18x will offer dual-graphics technology and the industry’s only Intel Core i7 Extreme CPU option factory overclocked to 4GHz;
  • The M18x and the M14x offer optional wireless HD audio and video for latency-free streaming to larger screens; and
  • All three laptops also offer HDMI 1.4 for connection to 3D-capable HDTVs for incredible, lifelike 3D gaming and SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports for up to 10x the speed of USB 2.0 connections for a new level in data transfer. Read the rest of this entry »

HP Unveiled Mobile Workstation Portfolio

HP announced a new lineup of powerful mobile workstations, ideal for engineering, power-computing and content-creation customers who need the performance of a workstation with the portability and convenience of a notebook.


HP also unveiled the HP Z210 Workstation, demonstrating its continued investment in the desktop and mobile workstations market, where it holds leading market share. Read the rest of this entry »

AT&T Introduces Its First LTE and HSPA+ LaptopConnect Devices

Company to also make available its first LaptopConnect Device that supports a pre-paid data plan option

  • AT&T will offer its first LTE and HSPA+-upgradable devices
  • AT&T USBConnect Adrenaline from LG will be LTE-capable while the AT&T USBConnect Shockwave from Sierra Wireless will offer HSPA+ connectivity
  • In addition, AT&T will also introduce the AT&T USBConnect 900 from Huawei, which will be the newest LaptopConnect device from AT&T to work with DataConnect Pass prepaid data plans Read the rest of this entry »

September issue features buying advice and Ratings of over 200 desktops, laptops, netbooks and printers; Four tips for printing cheaply with any printer

Now is a good time to get a deal on a computer without sacrificing performance and key features. Because changes to newer model desktops, laptops and netbooks are mostly cosmetic, buying a slightly older version may save consumers some money. The September issue of Consumer Reports features shopping advice for computers and printers, includes Ratings of 200 models and discusses the latest features in each category. The full report is also available at

Whether shopping for a newer model computer or buying one for the first-time Consumer Reports says there are things to consider before making a purchase. For instance, there’s not a lot of difference in speed between laptops and desktops, so weigh the better ergonomics of a desktop against the convenience of a laptop. Here are some other things to keep in mind when shopping.

— Match a desktop to needs. Full-sized desktops are feature-laden but take up lots of space. A slim or compact desktop will save space.  All-in-ones are the most compact but often cost more.
— Pick the right laptop size. If portability and price are priorities and workload is light, consider a 10-inch netbook. For heavier work, a 13-inch laptop is a better choice but will cost more. Most people find the best balance of price, power, and portability in a 14- to 16-inch laptop. A 17-inch or larger model works well as a replacement desktop.
— Weigh a laptop’s ergonomics. Try a laptop out in a store if possible and pay special attention to the keyboard size and layout. The touch-pad should be large enough for the finger to traverse the span of the display without lifting. Make sure the touchpad buttons aren’t too difficult to press. Read the rest of this entry »

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