Normally, when you're reading off specs for laptops, an Intel Core i7 quad-core processor isn't listed--for gaming laptops, desktop replacements, or otherwise--and with good reason. We've had a few quad-core systems in the past, like the Toshiba Qosmio X305, but those Q9000 CPUs were made for these notebooks. So, what do you get when you cram a desktop processor into a notebook? A beast.
Remember the HP Pavilion G60-235DX notebook from last week? Buy.com had refurbs for $469.99 shipped. (They still do, in fact.)
But eagle-eyed reader Mike wrote in to say that Best Buy has new HP Pavilion G60-235DX notebooks for $499.99. In other words, for an extra 30 bucks (plus sales tax in most states), you're getting the same system brand new, with a full one-year warranty instead of just 90 days.
Worth it? Absolutely. I mean, at any price under $500, this notebook is a steal. The 16-inch LCD makes it more than suitable as a desktop … Read more
Well, let's take a look. For starters, the HP costs just $469.99 shipped--a full $80 less than the Dell. It's not quite apples to apples when it comes to specs, but it's very close.
For example, the Pavilion has a 2GHz dual-core processor, as opposed to the Dell's 2GHz Core 2 Duo processor. Real-world difference? Not much. The … Read more
We previously reported on complaints of iPhones being damaged by sweaty workouts and the ensuing customer frustration when Apple responded then insisted those customers had to pay full price for replacements and extend their AT&T contracts.
Now Apple retail stores have adopted a new policy allowing them to charge less to replace water-damaged iPhones. We contacted the Apple store located at The Grove in Los Angeles, Calif. to verify the news. Representatives at the store confirmed that Apple now offers replacement iPhones for $199 (without a contract extension) if the phone has stopped working because of moisture damage.… Read more
Today only, Woot Sellout has a refurbished Dell Studio 1737 notebook for $549.99, plus a very reasonable $5 for shipping. A similar model new from Dell would run you more than $1,000.
As Jamie Foxx said over and over again on Tuesday night's "American Idol," woot!
This is one seriously well-equipped desktop replacement. The Studio features a 17-inch wide-screen LCD, a 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 4GB of RAM, a 320GB hard drive, and a slot-loading DVD burner.
But wait, there's more. You also get Draft-N Wi-Fi, a 2-megapixel Webcam, and even an … Read more
In the world of Notepad replacements, Tiny Pad gives users some solid basic features and a couple of unique ones, too. It incorporates a tabbed interface for juggling multiple notepads, it can load on Windows start-up, and it comes with a thorough set of hot keys for keeping your hands on the keyboard.
It also boasts a hot corners feature. It's on by default, so if the program's running but not the top window, moving your mouse to either the top-left or top-right corner will bring Tiny Pad to the front. Impressively, it will auto-save your notes, and … Read more
Last week, my colleague Jason Parker brought you a roundup of excellent Notepad replacements. There are more of them out there than I'd like to contemplate, but Tiny Pad is one that offers some features I haven't seen from others.
This freeware boasts a hot corners feature that's turned on by default, so if the program's running but is not the top window, moving your mouse to either the top-left or top-right corner will bring Tiny Pad to the front. This is a little thing, but extremely useful given the nature of what the Notepad is … Read more
This eye-catching replacement for the Windows Start Menu, Taskbar, and side panel makes for a fresh breath of air from the standard Microsoft fare. You'll be able to quickly see your top 10 programs, desktop search bar, and folders list within a colorful, logical design. A handful of attractive skins (with more online) gives you artistic control; some also throw in local weather and a calendar widget.
While reskinning Windows is the real draw, being able to launch submenus almost instantaneously as you scroll over them is the app's most substantial side perk. The setup shaves seconds off … Read more
Rider 8 Tools may have been written by a lawyer with other lawyers in mind, but the well-designed text-searching application is versatile enough for anyone who frequently authors or refers back to long or technical documents--business professionals, academics, researchers, and so on.
The application bundles four search tools into one to search one or more documents for specific words and characters within a number of parameters, and within one document or many. Fast. You can limit the search for a whole word, case, or root (wild card); a dates bracket, even part of the file name.Rider 8 Tools will … Read more
Sick of looking at that same old cursor? Us too. Click any of the animated 3D pointers on CursorFX to view the change before you even close the app. CursorFX starts you off with a handful of well-designed cursors, from the prim, sleek arrow replacement to a lightsaber look-alike or a grinding gear. More freebies await in Stardock's online user gallery.
These basic cursor-changing functions are free to use, but those seeking more performative tricks can upgrade to the Plus version. $19.95 unlocks features that have your cursor dot the screen with color each time you click or … Read more