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The Future of Mobile Computers

Desktop sales remain comfortable in nearly all of the markets of the world, and tablets don’t appear to be breaking through as predicted, so what really is going on in the computer world?

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Microsoft Looking To Bring Kinect Into Windows 8 Laptops?

The devices appear to be Asus netbooks which are running what we assume to be the developer preview edition of Windows 8. There’s an array of small sensors covering the top of the screen where the webcam is normally found and at the bottom of the display there appears to be a set of LEDs.

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Windows 7 SP1 Coming Loaded On PCs in Early April

Windows 7 SP1 hasn’t been out too long, but Lenovo and Hewlett-Packard have already said they are going to start shipping it pre-loaded on their machines. Laptops and desktops from…

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ATI Adds Laptop Support to Catalyst 10.3 Drivers

AMD and ATI today released the Catalyst 10.3 driver package for download. By itself, this is unremarkable – ATI drops new graphics card drivers once a month, and while they normally bring a host of small fixes, performance improvements and tweaks, they’re rarely more noteworthy than that. This month’s release, however, finally brings official driver support for laptop graphics cards under Windows 7 and Windows Vista.

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Battery Life Problems on Laptops with Windows 7

The most common complaint seems to be that battery life which used to last between 1.5 hours and 2 hours, is now less that 30 minutes. Some users at the technet forum are down to 15 minutes of battery life time.

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Computer Slowing Down? Is Your Hardware Up to Task?

Just this Sunday, A friend of mine asked me what I thought of Mac laptops because his sister was in the market for a new one after struggling with viruses…

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Reasons Not To Upgrade An Old Computer To Windows 7

Some of my testing for Windows 7 is being done on an old Dell Latitude D400, a four-year-old laptop with 1GB of RAM, a 1.8GHz single core Pentium M, and a 12″ display with a resolution of 1024×768. Vista was a slug on this computer, but I’ve found Windows 7 to be pleasantly usable. That being said, if you brought the same computer to me and asked me if you should upgrade it to Windows 7, my answer would probably be no.

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Ballmer Confirms Windows 7 Starter Restrictions

We all knew that the Windows 7 Starter edition would be limited to low-end computer systems only. It was also known that Microsoft would only sell Windows 7 Starter directly…

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