The 1982 Lockheed Sea Shadow may be rusting away in Suisun Bay, but its Commie-spooking contours haven’t been forgotten. They apparently inspired the design of the Asus G74SX-A1, which just won a HotHardware recommendation for its cheese-eschewing looks as well as its performance, efficient cooling and realistic $1749 price tag. For once, the Core i7-2360QM CPU coupled with a GeForce GTX 560M and generous 12GB dollop of DDR-1333 RAM actually conspired to surpass the manufacturer’s 3DMark benchmark claims. It wasn’t flawless though: overall computing performance was middling compared [...]
Peripheral manufacturer Razer has revealed the mystery behind its “PC gaming is not dead” campaign by launching a new high-end gaming laptop, the Blade.
The company has brazenly declared the 17.3-inch Blade the “world’s first true gaming laptop”, which comes complete with a 2.8GHz Intel Core i7 processor and 8GB of DDR3 RAM.
The laptop comes with the innovative Switchblade User Interface, which features a multi-touch LCD screen and 10 dynamic keys, both positioned to the right of the laptop.
Razer, which is more famous for its range of gaming peripherals, [...]
With the recent release of Google’s Chromebooks, you might find yourself asking if you really want to spend your hard-earned cash on one. Don’t worry – we’ll show you how you can test out all aspects of a Chromebook without having to sink any of your cash into the hardware.
The good news is that the Chrome OS project is an open source one, so anyone with an interest and some spare time can go online, grab the source code and compile their own version of the operating system.
The even better news is that someone has already done that for you. A helpful chap called Hexxeh [...]
Spilled Mountain Dew on your last laptop during that marathon session of Starcraft II? MSI’s got your back buddy, with its newly announced GE620DX. There’s a serious bit of dedicated gaming punch lying under this notebook’s brushed metal finish thanks to its 2GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, an NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M card and the audio tag team of MSI Premium Sound and THX’s True Studio Pro. In addition to its 15.6-inch 1366 x 768 HD display, this “dream machine” sports a 720p camera, an HDMI out port and USB 3.0. The company’s also thrown in a GPU [...]
1. Turn off Wi-Fi and BlueTooth – Most laptops have shortcut keys to instantly disable wireless networking.
2. Don’t play computer games, music or DVD movies – Multimedia activities drain laptop batteries.
3. Disconnect all external device like PC Card modems, Firewire, USB devices and optical drives. Use the notebook touchpad instead of an external mouse.
4. Adjust your screen brightness – Dimming your display saves battery power.
5. Tweak Windows Power Options – Choose a Laptop power scheme that turns off the notebook monitor and hard disk after 10 minutes [...]
WSJ reports that AT&T’s flagship Android phone, the Motorola Atrix, will be available March 6 for $199 with a two year contract. But—but!—they say you’ll be able to get the crazy-ass laptop dock for just $300 more. Updated.
That’s pretty cheap, all things considered. The phone itself is pretty beastly—dual-core processor (both 1GHz), 1GB RAM, giganto 1900mAh battery—and the laptop dock effectively turns it into a 11.6″ netbook with a full keyboard and trackpad.
WSJ says presales will start February 13.
Update: AT&T has confirmed the WSJ’s report [...]
If you use your laptop on battery power, you’ll know how annyoing it is to lose battery power at the “worst time”. While I can’t guarantee your laptop will lose power at a more convenient time, I can offer ten ways to improve your laptop battery’s life. Learn, in this guide, how to save power when running on batteries. Skip to the end for a bonus energy efficiency tip.
Note: This guide is written for Windows 7 but most tips apply for Windows Vista.
10 Ways to Save Battery Power
Here’s 10 ways to save your laptop battery’s power:
1. Turn Down Screen Brightness
To turn down screen [...]
Intel’s follow-up to last year’s Core processors hasn’t exactly been a closely guarded secret. But even though the specs leaked months ago, what’s clear now about Sandy Bridge is that Intel’s taking direct aim at content.
The new batch of Core i3, i5, and i7 processors—twenty new products in all, including chipsets and adapters—look to address the complaints that were leveled against last year’s integrated graphics. With Sandy Bridge, according to Intel’s Erik Reid, you can expect to see an improvement of nearly 2x in graphics-intensive benchmark [...]
Google Cr-48 Chrome OS laptop is hacked and running Windows and Mac OS X. Either developers are not happy with Google’s Chrome OS as laptop OS, so that the company have to do put best efforts to make Chrome OS competable with other major OSes of the time.
Here is the screenshot, where Windows 7 is running on Cr-48 Chrome laptop.
Mac OS X Running on Cr-48 Chrome Laptop
This article will help you convert your Windows XP and Vista based laptop in a Wireless HotSpot. One you setup your laptop as HotSpot then you do not need a router, switch, hub, etc… to form a network, in fact other laptops or PC’s can connect or access the internet through this newly created HotSpot
What do I need to set a HotSpot?
Active Cable Internet
WiFi on Laptop
Wired net connection
Once you have all the above things mentioned, you are all set to follow the steps:
How to setup HotSpot on Windows Vista:
Got to Control Panel
Click on “Network and Sharing Centre”