Posts Tagged ‘laptop’

TL;DR Anybody wanting a high spec laptop that isn’t from Apple is probably getting a low end model with small RAM and HDD and upgrading themselves to big RAM and SSD. This skews the sales data, so the OEMs see a market where nobody buys big RAM and SSD, from which they incorrectly infer that nobody […]

TL;DR Apple and Google have both launched laptops in the past few days that are both amazing and seriously flawed. If only somebody could make a machine that has the best of both worlds. MacBook The leaks were pretty much spot on, so in the end the new MacBook brought few surprises. I really want […]

Since the screen failed on my wife’s Lenovo s10e netbook (and I turned it into a TV attached media player) she’s been using my old s10e, but that’s been on its last legs for a while too. The time had come for something new, with a full sized keyboard and screen. I’ve been looking around […]

Prices are up – way up. I’d love to get some better metrics, but for now I’ll just go on a few specific data points from observations over the last couple of months. When I was deciding whether or not to get a Chromebook after Christmas I could have picked up a white AMD (E-1200) […]

I’ve recently had a couple of laptops on loan that have got me thinking about what the perfect enterprise laptop might feature. Business – Lenovo X220 I was loaned this to try out a super secret new security product. Regular readers here will know that I have a fondness for Lenovo laptops, and this is […]

Three screens


I’ve had a run of bad luck with screens recently.. Laptop The first casualty was my son’s X121e. He brought it home from school one evening saying ‘the screen on my laptop is broken … I didn’t drop it’. My response was of course ‘why are you telling me you didn’t drop it’, and ‘what […]

For many years I ran a desktop PC in my home office, and it was always on in order to provide various services to other machines scattered around the house. The one good thing about this arrangement was that the room was always warm in winter. After getting my NAS and Microserver I started paying […]

I’ve just returned from my third trip without a laptop – the longest so far, with a whole week in the US. Mostly this has worked out very well. Power to weight ratio Just like with fast cars/bikes, this is the key to success. I’m finding that the iPad 2 can make it through a […]