I recently had an opportunity to check out a great laptop that perfectly bridges the gap between low-cost entry-level PCs and the more powerful and more expensive ultrabooks. It’s the HP 15-d097nr TouchSmart laptop, and I really like it. [Read more…]
Most people will tell you that once you’ve owned a PC that boots from an SSD, you’ll never want to be without one again!
I recently received a Samsung 840 EVO-Series 120GB 2.5-Inch SATA III SSD for review, and I decided to install it in my Gateway desktop PC. In this review I’ll give you my opinion of the drive. [Read more…]
A perfect example is the HP ProBook 430 Ultrabook, a compact and light, but very capable ultrabook laptop that’s selling quite well at the moment.
I really like the modern ultrabooks that have become so popular these days. They typically pack a lot of power and functionality into a thin, light package, and this attractive ultrabook from HP is very nice indeed. [Read more…]
Every few days I receive an email asking me which brand/model of laptop is the best selling laptop currently on the market.
I certainly don’t mind looking it up for folks whenever I’m asked, but I thought it might be a good idea to simply post the 5 best-selling laptops on Amazon from the previous week every Monday.
If you’re wondering why so many people inquire about the “best sellers”, it’s because it makes them feel better about their own purchase if they choose a popular model with plenty of great reviews.
With that in mind, here are last week’s top 5 best-selling laptops on Amazon: [Read more…]
As I explained in this post, adding a solid state drive (SSD) to your computer can speed it up more than any other other upgrade you can make for the same amount of money.
Today I’m going to tell you how to give your system the same awesome speed boosts provided by solid state drives at just a fraction of the cost. What’s more, you won’t have to replace your hard drive or copy its contents onto a new drive!
The little gem that makes all this possible is called a “Cache Only SSD”.
In essence, a Cache Only SSD is a slimmed down solid state drive that does just one thing: cache your most-used programs and operating system routines in flash memory. Then when the CPU needs those programs and routines again, they’re loaded from the super-fast flash memory instead of the much slower hard drive.
In short, a Cache Only SSD makes your Windows operating system and programs load in, well…a flash! [Read more…]