Monday, December 29, 2008

Laptop Sales Surpass Desktop Sales in 2008

Laptop Sales Top Desktop Sales In 2008For the first time in history, laptop sales have surpassed desktop sales. With the world's growing demand for mobility, the laptop has finally outdone the PC. Research shows that in the third quarter of 2008 laptop sales have increased by 40% compared to last year while desktops sales have fallen. The laptop wasnt predicted to outdo the PC in sales until around 2011, but with the momentum that the laptop industry has been building, its no surprise that the laptop is taking over.

Hewlett-Packard still holds the lead in notebook sales but Acer is becoming a big player in the market seeing as they have increased their unit shipment market share by 45 percent. Acer was the big reason for laptops outpacing desktops because in the third quarter, Acer shipped almost 3 million more notebooks than in the previous quarter.

It seems that we are entering a new age and thats the age of the notebook.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Netbooks Get A Much Needed Graphic Card Boost

Tired of your netbook sucking, well so was Nvidea and they have decided to try and do something about it by infusing its Gefore 9400M Video Card into its Intel Atom Processor and calling it the Nvidea Ion. So pretty much you get a small dedicated graphic card inside of your Intel Atom Netbook.

So what does this mean from a performance stance? Nvidea is promising 5x faster graphics and 10x faster video transcoding compared to a standard Atom powered netbook. It is also said that you will be able to play modern games like Call Of Duty 4 with a respectable framerate of around 25-30 fps. Nvidea has also reported that you will be able to play 1080p movies without any hassle at all and the Nvidea Ion will be able to handle Vista Premium and Windows 7. These are some high claims they are boasting for a graphic card that is small enough to fit in a netbook.

Well I guess no one will know till the Nvidea Ion first releases onto netbooks in summer 2009. Some more good news is supposedly you will not see much of a drop in battery life and the cost of this new chip will only raise the cost of your netbook by about $50.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Most expensive laptop you can buy

If you were rich and wanted to buy the most expensive laptop you could possibly find what would it be? Well I set out to answer this question and I feel that I have succeeded in making the laptop of my dreams. The laptop is of course an Alienware and its final cost is $7,127.00!

Now that is a lot of money, but what can you get inside of a $7000 laptop? Well for starters you had to pick which laptop to get from Alienware’s already expensive lineup. The choice was easy the Alienware Are-51 m17x would be easily the best pick because with a base cost of $2000 it was by far the most expensive choice.

Now we get into the real rich man’s playground, the upgrades! I am sure you have all went into a laptop upgrade config and selected all the most expensive upgrades and drool at the cost and the performance, well that is exactly what I did.

Video Card: Dual 512MB NVIDEA GeForce 9800M GT SLI
Cost: $850 – The 9800M GT SLI is the fastest video card out right now. These two video cards will guarantee you the highest quality in any game you play for a long time.

Processor: Intel Core 2 Extreme X9000 2.8GHz (6MB Cache 800MHz FSB) *Also the worlds most powerful mobile processor
Cost- $900

17” 1900 x 1200 LCD w/ illuminated keyboard
This is ridiculous quality for a 17 inch screen. My 22 inch monitor only has a resolution of 1650 x 1050! Also the Alienware illuminated keyboard is very sexy and if you have never seen one before you are truly missing out. Upgrade Cost - $50

4GB DDR2 667MHz RAM: This seems a little low to me. I would think a high end laptop like this would have at least DDR3 RAM and 6GB, but it might they might have been limited by the fact that they had to fit so much inside of it already. Still 4GB of RAM is plenty for a laptop and you will definitely see a huge performance gain.
Cost- $350

Hard Drive: 256GB (128GB x 2) Solid State Drives. Not sure you will see a performance gain in here when it comes to games, but you will sure see a price gain! Also worth mentioning is the fact that solid state drives are very quiet and produce very little heat.
Cost- $1050

Optical Drive: 2x Dual Layer Blu-ray Disc Burner. Wow could you imagine having a Blu-ray player for your 1200p laptop. This is a must and it sure would impress. Blu-ray movies look amazing especially when it is being played at the highest possible resolution.
Cost- $400

Software & Accessories
Alienware Orion Back and 320GB External HHD - $195
Astro A40 Audio System - $275
Wireless Mouse - $80
3 year warranty $300
36 month subscription to McAfee $80
Microsoft Office 2007 Professional - $250

The best part about this is you get your name engraved on the laptop, I mean how cool is that and all you had to do was spend a small fortune. I would really like to see this laptop built and would love to have it. I am very curious as to how well it would play Crisis. A couple facts worth mentioning is the fact that with all the performance upgrades makes this laptop not the most suitable for portability. It is 2.1 inches this and its just a solid black tone and comes in at a total of 11 pounds!

Also I would like to end this article with a great quote I heard today from my friend Andy Wendt.
“Dear God, you made many, many poor people. I realize there's no shame in being poor...but it's no great honor either. So what would have been so terrible if I had a small fortune?”

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Bargain Laptop Buying Guide

In today’s laptop market a good mainstream laptop does not need to cost $1000 anymore. You can find a great laptop for a much more reasonable price of around $500. Now it might not be the best laptop out there, but I will guarantee you that if you choose your laptop wisely, you will not be disappointed in the performance of these budget laptops.

Picking a budget laptop is not the easiest thing. The problem there is a long list of manufacturers to choose from including: Dell, HP, Apple, Lenovo, Gateway, etc. and if this is not enough almost all these companies have a wide variety of notebooks to choose from.

So to help you out here is a couple guidelines that you should look for when buying a $500 laptop.

Size & Layout: A bargain laptop usually will be heavier than a more expensive notebook, try and get a laptop that weighs around 6 pounds or less. Also the size of a $500 laptop will usually be in the 14 to 15 inch range.

Resolution: The minimum resolution you should be shooting for is 1280x800 and the higher resolution the better.

Hard Drive: For $500 you can expect to get a 5400RPM hard drive with at least 100GB of space. If you can try to shoot for 160GB of space, this number really varies between users, but usually you will never need anymore than 160GB. If you do need more space then you are better off storing the information on an external hard drive. When it comes to hard drive speed look into getting a 7200RPM hard drive if possible the performance gain is a great benefit, but it will be more expensive.

RAM: RAM is very vital on a laptop. If you do not have enough RAM you will see your laptop start to run very slow as you have more and more processes start to pop up on your laptop over time. It is almost essential to have at least 2GB of RAM especially if you are running Vista. Also remember that RAM is very replaceable so if this is the only reason not to buy a certain laptop, you can always just upgrade the amount of RAM on your own.

Processor: A duel core processor is a must for today’s laptops. Almost any mainstream laptop offers duel core processor’s and makes sure its 2.0GHz or better. Avoid at all costs Intel Celeron & Atom Processors. Remember it is almost impossible to put in a new processor into your laptop so more the one you get you are pretty much stuck with.

Everything Else:
  • Look for an optical drive that can burn DVD’s.
  • Make sure to buy from a reputable brand and always read reviews on the laptop you are choosing.
  • Look for an HDMI cable slot. This will allow your laptop to play videos onto your nice big screen you have.
  • Of course make sure it has Wi-Fi capabilities and if you use are into Bluetooth you can usually find a laptop in this price range that is Bluetooth compatible.
Good Tips:
  • A refurbished laptop is an easy way to save money. Expect atleast 10% off the normal price and the have good warranties to protect you from getting a bad one. In my experience you hardly ever see people have problems with refurbished laptops
  • If you are into gaming what so ever look into getting a dedicated video card. This almost always will bump up the price $100 though.
  • If you are looking for unbiased information about your laptop make sure to check out and or just look at some of the laptops we have reviewed on our blog.
  • To save even more on a laptop make sure to search the net for coupons. They are very easy to use and are a great way to save an extra $50 to $100.
  • If you are looking for any battery life make sure to get a 6 cell battery instead of the 3 cell battery.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Hp’s Multi Touch Laptop is Out!

HP has released the HP Pavilion tx2z series. This 12.1-inch tablet weighs just 4.65 pounds and provides the navigation ability similar to Apple’s iPhone to scroll, zoom, flick, and drag and drop by using your finger, well not just one finger since it is a multi-touch you can use more than one finger on the screen. For example, you can scroll up and down by using two fingers on the screen or zoom in and out by using a pinching motion. How cool is that?!

That’s not all, Take a look at some of the specs!

• Dual-mode display accepts input from either a finger or a pen.
• Digital pen that turns the tx2z into a tablet so you can draw or take notes and then automatically convert to text
• A convertible design with a twisting hinge that lets you choose from three modes: PC, display, or slate
• Three on-display launch buttons: one for MediaSmart software, another for Windows Vista Mobility Center—to get battery, volume, wireless or display data—and one for "rotating" the screen into slate mode
• AMD Turion 64 X2 Dual Core Mobile processors for intense multimedia2
• ATI Radeon HD graphics for speedy processing on the go
• DVD player in 5.1 Surround Sound

Hp can also pack a 400GB hard drive with 8Gigs of Ram in this little laptop. Big things do come in small packages and prices starting at $1149.00 makes the HP Pavilion tx2z a great deal

Friday, November 14, 2008

Dell Inspiron Mini 12 Notebook Review

Dell has come out with yet another Inspiron notebook to add to their very large line of laptops. This time around it is the Dell Inspiron Mini 12. It is very similar to Dell’s Inspiron Mini 9 except it comes with a 12 inch screen instead of a 9 inch and it also comes with a much needed performance upgrade.
Here is a quick spec list:

Price: $549 (recommended config $600 )
Screen Size: 12 inches (1280 x 800)
Intel Atom Processor 1.33GHz
3 Cell Battery (3 Hours of Life) *Also a 6 cell Upgrade
40GB PATA Hard Drive (4200RPM)
1 GB DDR2 RAM 533MHz
Vista Operating System

As you can see the specs are not too great, but they are pretty good for a budget portable laptop. The laptop makes up for the specs by offering a very reasonable price tag of only $500 and it comes with a larger keyboard than most mini netbooks. The notebook is also very portable. Weighing in at only 2.72 pounds and being only .92 inches thick makes this netbook compete with rivals in both weight and thickness. This notebook is perfect for any business person on the go that wants a notebook that’s not too big to carry around easily, but not so small that it is difficult type on. I feel that with the Inspiron Mini 12, Dell has finally found a sweet spot between the Inspiron Mini 9 and their normal sized Inspiron Laptops.

Monday, November 3, 2008

An external Hard Drive a great buy for a laptop

Many of you have probably seen or heard of an external hard drive, but for those of you who have not used an external hard drive is just a storage device like the hard drive inside of your laptop except this one outside of your laptop in a standalone box. These drive is usually connected to something like your laptop via a usb hub, firewire, or SATA cable.

Now that you know what an external hard drive is lets get to the numerous number of uses they can bee used for:
• A great way to add addition storage space to your laptops minuscule standard internal hard drive.
• A great way to backup important data.
• An easy way to transfer programs and data from one computer to another.
• An essential device if you ever want to reformat your hard drive and do not want to loose all of your data.

These are just the main reasons that people use external hard drives. The best thing about an external hard drive is the price. In todays market you can buy a 500GB external hard drive for the cheap price of $80! What an easy solution to so many problems. Anyone who has a laptop should have an external hard drive. It is a necessity for so many things and it is so easy to use. Literally all you have to do is plug the device into your computer and your computer will automatically recognize the device. Then to save items onto your hard drive, just drag and drop them into the hard drives folder.

Friday, October 31, 2008

HP Mini 1000 Reviewed

HP has just released a new Mini PC. With the market already flooded with Mini PC’s it is very hard to make yours stand out from the rest of the crowd. The new Mini 1000 has a lot to offer though. It has made a lot of improvements since its last mini PC that hit back in the spring time. Here is a quick list of the specs the new Mini 1000 has to offer.
Spec Sheet:
Model: HP Mini 1000
Starting Cost: $399 (Recommended Config: $525)
Operating System: XP SP3
CPU: Intel Atom Processor 1.6Ghz
Display: 8.9” or 10.2” (1024 x 600)
RAM: 512MB or 1GB DDR2
Hard Drive: 8GB or 16GB Solid State Drive or 60GB 4200RPM PATA HD
Battery: 3 Cell Lithium (Battery Life 3 Hours )
Weight: 2.4 Pounds

The new HP Mini 1000 was a huge improvement over their last mini notebook. It comes packed with a sleek black look with a swirl design that does not show up fingerprints. It also comes with a very spacious keyboard and the notebook is light enough that carrying it will never become a hassle. HP also was able to finally upgrade to the new Intel Atom processor and the notebook also supports an amazingly large Wi-Fi range. There is a few cons we have to point out though. The 3 cell battery was a disappointment, but HP has given word that they will be upgrading the battery to 6 cell around January next year. Also the boot time and transfer rates a fairly slow with the 60GB hard drive because the hard drive runs at a slow 4200RPMs. Overall the HP Mini 1000 was a good Mini Notebook and at a reasonable price of around $400-$500 you really feel that your getting your moneys worth.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Laptop Backpacks

Laptop BackpackWith mobility being a top priority in today's fast-paced world, many laptop users are making the transition to laptop backpacks instead of traditional satchels are bags.

Laptop backpacks are extremely popular due to their casual look and design, and is an easy way to carry around your laptop and electronic gear in a hands-free manner. Many laptop backpacks also come with a laptop sleeve which increases the security and safety of your laptop should you ever drop the bag. Many designs come with added compartments for other electronics such as CD/MP3 players, chargers, phones, cables, ect and often times can hold more than one laptop with ease.

If you are looking for an easy and hands-free way of transporting your laptop and other electronics, consider a laptop backpack. There are also several wheeled convertible options which will allow you to roll a fully loaded backpack should you become tired of having all that equipment strapped to your back.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Asus Releases Eee PC 1000h

Asus's latest compact discount notebook incorporates everything from previous models with many notable improvements. It is slightly larger than its predecessors, which makes it easier and more comfortable to use. This model features a 10-inch screen with a native resolution of 1024x600, a necessary improvement on the 901's 8.9-inch. Also, the keyboard is much larger, almost as big as generic notebooks, which is intended to be more comfortable than the previous models. It weighs in at only 3.6lbs, a bit heavier than the ultra-lightweight 900 but still light relative to standard notebooks.

The Eee PC 1000h features the smallest transistors in the world. The 45nm transistor technology is designed to reduce power usage and heat output without sacrificing performance. Battery life ranges from 3.2-7 hours. The processor runs at a native frequency of 1.6GHz, and built-in power management can increase it to 1.7GHz. It comes with 1GB of DDR2 RAM (supports up to 2GB) and a 80 or 160GB hard drive. The Eee PC 1000h is powerful enough to utilize the high speed Wi-Fi 802.11n that is standard for this model.

The Eee's name comes from its slogan: "easy to learn, easy to work, easy to play," thus the 1000h is designed to be as easy as possible. It comes with Windows XP Home and Microsoft Works. It has a built-in 1.3 megapixel webcam and bluetooth, and the software is already setup and ready to use. For security, the 1000h comes with anti-virus software and 10GB of file-encrypted storage. The Eee PC 1000h comes with a one-year limited warranty. This
notebook is designed for someone with a budget and basic needs, and is priced at a very reasonable $649.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

New MacBook Pro, MacBook, and MacBook Air Released By Apple

It looks like the rumors were true that Apple will be releasing a whole new line of laptops. We know they are true becasue that time is upon us. The first thing you might notice when looking at their new line of laptops is.. well they look almost exactly the same. Most of the changes are under the hood, but one thing that has changed is Apples new laptops are all formed from a single block of aluminum. The new aluminum body is lighter and stronger than the previous body and frame. Also a new GPU has been integrated into all the new laptops. The new GPU is the 9400M and Apple promises that the new GPU is 5 times faster than its last Intel integrated graphics chipset. Here is a full list of specs for each laptop.

Apple Macbook ProMacBook Pro Specs
Starting Price- $1,999
2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
15.4” LED-blacklit display
9400M Integrated / 9600M GT Dedicated 256MB

Apple Macbook AirMacBook Air Specs
Starting Price - $1,799
13.3” LED-backlit display
9400M Integrated Graphics
2GB 1006 MHz DDR3 RAM
120GB Sata Hard Drive
1.6GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

Apple MacbookMacBook Specs
Starting Price - $1,299
13.3” LED-backlit display
2GB 1066MHz DDR3 RAM
9400M Integrated Graphics
160GB Hard Drive
2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Laptop Gaming Video cards

Today gaming on a laptop has become possible at a reasonable price due to increase in gaming itself and the fact that prices have significantly dropped on laptop parts as laptops become more popular and mainstream. Today most mainstream laptops come with enough RAM and a good enough CPU to handle just about any game you throw at it, but the real issue when it comes to gaming on a laptop comes with what Video Card is inside your laptop. A Video Card is really only important when it comes to gaming, it is what makes all your games look truly beautiful and run at a crisp clean pace with no hiccups. Today though there is such a large amount of Video Cards out there that it is really hard to figure out what to expect when you buy a laptop with a certain video card. Well in this post here I hope I can at the very least give you a broad idea of what to expect out of your gaming laptop when it comes to performance in terms of playable games and frame rates.

For starters when looking at a gaming laptop make you are going to have to expect a few things. First is increase in price and size. A gaming laptop will normally weigh upwards of 11+ pounds and costs usually at least $1000. If you do not feel like spending a thousand dollars on a laptop all I can say for you is buy a desktop instead because they are just so much cheaper than laptops, but you will obviously not see the same portability as a laptop. Ok another thing to make sure to look for when buying a gaming laptop is make sure the laptop has 2-4GB of RAM, 2.0Ghz and up processor and preferably a 17” screen so you do not feel cramped when playing. The last rule is the most important and must be obeyed if you are going to game on a laptop and that is make sure it has a dedicated graphics card. If the graphics card is not listed on the spec sheet then more than likely it is crap and not worth buying, also if you see integrated or Xpress it is not a dedicated graphics card. If your computer does not have a dedicated graphics card it means that your graphics card is built into the motherboard and it is junk and you will not be able to play any new games at all on your computer.

Ok now that we have that cleared up lets look at graphics cards. Before I start if you are looking at a computer and you know the name of the Graphic Card, but do not know much about it then I highly recommend that you look at this mobile graphics benchmark chart. The chart will tell you where your card places against every other mobile graphic card and will also put it into a broad category so you can get a good idea of what game quality to expect. Of course if you want the best laptop out there to play games on then you have to go with the alienware laptops. Alienware makes there laptops specifically for gaming and they are extremely good at what they were built for. The costs of an alienware laptop usually averages around $1500-$4000. Now most people do not have that type of money to spend on a laptop. Most people buy usually a dell, hp, gateway, or Apple laptop. Most of these brands use the same video cards over and over again so it is usually pretty easy to find some good specs on the video card in the laptop you are looking at. The two most widely used video cards that I have sound is the 8400M GS and the 8600M GT. The fact is the 8400M GS is junk I would not recommend buying the card for any games at all, but the 8600M GT is a different story. Expect to be able to play games like Company of Heroes, Fear, and Supreme Commander fluently on High Details with this card. Do not expect miracles out of this card though, you will not be able to play heavy graphics oriented games on max settings and will probably end up settling somewhere around medium settings. If you are looking for a better alternative to the 8600M GT then I would recommend any of the 8700 and 8800 series any of the 9700 series and 9800 series. The main thing you want to remember doing when looking for a gaming laptop is when you find a laptop you like make sure to find multiple opinions on the laptop and also multiple opinions on the video card. Hope this article helps you choose the right laptop for you, if you are still having some problems feel free to leave a comment and I will get back to you with an answer.

Monday, September 22, 2008

HP DV5T Reviewed

HP DV5T Laptop
HP has decided to step up there game in the laptop market by offering a new line of laptops this summer. Out of the new line of laptops though, the HP dv5t is the one for me. The dv5t combines the best of both worlds by offering a reasonable price and top quality performance. The dv5t starts out at the cheap price of only $749.99, but depending on what parts you want you can see the price start to hover around $1000 pretty quickly. Right now the barebones kit is just about as good as its going to get at this point in time.

Here is a quick spec sheet:

• Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 1 (64-bit)
• Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Processor P7350 (2.0GHz)
• 15.4" diagonal WXGA HD BrightView Widescreen Display (1280 x 800)
• 2GB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm)
• Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator X4500
• 250GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
• 6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery

Of course I would never recommend going with a factory spec computer, well because that would be just too easy, but really you should think about upgrading the spec list to your own needs. A good case for this computer would be if you want to play video games on your laptop. This laptop is the best video game laptop I have seen all year for the price. With just a couple of upgrades you can get your HP dv5t running high end games like crisis. To play video games on your HP dv5t I would recommend upgrading to the 9600m GT Video Card ($150), P8400 (2.26 GHz) processor ($50), and maybe even go with the upgraded 1680 x 1050 Display ($125). The upgrades might seem expensive, but if you look at the alternatives such as Alienware or XPS laptops you will see that you are saving a lot of money.

This laptop is by far the most versatile laptop I have seen. You can also convert the HP dv5t to be a great movie player. The dv5t supports a Blu-Ray player upgrade option for only $200 and make sure to upgrade the screen to 1680 x 1050 to really enjoy the quality of blu-ray. Also if you are thinking of upgrading your Hard Drive because of the size of the blu-ray movies I would recommend just buying 500GB external Hard Drive so that you save money, get more space, and keep your computer clean of bloat ware.

After looking into the HP dv5t I can say to you without a doubt that I would recommend this laptop to anyone who is looking for an affordable laptop, gaming laptop, and even a movie player laptop.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Wi-Fi Cards

Many businesses and restaurants have Wi-Fi spots for people to bring in their laptops to get on the internet. This attracts more people to do business with them. Now it is even more easy and cost effective with Verizon AirLink. This allows you to get on the internet wherever you have signal with your cell phone.

Verizon AirLink does not require anything for you to get on the internet besides having signal with your cell phone. You could be at your house, work, or even out walking and be on the internet. Verizon AirLink is a lot like having a Wi-Fi card.

Verizon is not the only provider for wireless internet cards. Others include sprint, cingular, dell, and desktop.

Some prices for wireless cards for your laptop are:
- Verizon Wireless 5720 Built-in Mobile Broadband (CDMA EV-DO Rev A)- $149.99
- IBM THINKPAD T61 R61 X61 Verizon EVDO WWAN Card 42T0929- $149.99
- Verizon Wireless PC5740 Aircard (Sprint PCS)- $69.99
- Verizon Novatel V620 EV-DO PC Card wireless- $154.99
- Verizon Wireless Express Card - KPC680- $24.99

Monday, September 8, 2008

Asus Releases New 15 inch Gaming Laptop

Asus G50VAsus has brought it upon themselves to offer one of the first budget gaming laptops out on the market right now and after looking at the specs you could argue that it is the best deal out there right now. The new gaming laptop is called the G50V and it is well equipped to handle any of the latest pc games. Heres a quick spec sheet to show what all the Asus G50V has to offer:

• RAM - 4GB DDR2 800
• CPU - 2.53GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T9400
• Video Card – 9700M GT 512MB DDR3 memory
• Hard Drive – 2 250GB HDD’s for a combined total of 500GB
• Blue-ray-player (optional) – Raises price to $1,899 and reduces hard-drive space to 400GB

Total price for a computer with these specs is only $1699. The Asus G50V looks to be a bargain compared to similar products from Alienware and Dell’s XPS line. The only drawback is a 15inch screen; hopefully another model will be released later with a 17inch screen upgrade. As far as the graphics card is concerned it might not be a 9800 series card, but it is a lot better than the 8400m and 8600m series. Overall the laptop looks to be a nice mid-range gaming laptop.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Solar Bag That Charges A Laptop

A cool new item out on the market is this Solar Powered Bag that can charge a laptop and other devices like cell phones. The Solar Powered Bag looks like a great idea. It looks like you just sit the bag in a place with direct sunlight and it will charge the battery inside the bag. Then it looks like whenever you are not using your laptop you just put the laptop inside the bag and plug it into the battery pack and it will start to charge. The solar paneled bag can hold up to a 17” laptop and it says “the solar panel generates enough power to fully charge a typical laptop from a day of direct sunlight”.

After doing some research it looks like you need to have the bag in direct sunlight for 8-10 hours before you will be able to plug in your laptop and receive a full charge. Sounds like an easy way to save money right, well wrong the bag costs $600. Pretty hefty price for a bag that requires you to have it sit out in the sun for 10 hours. I can see some people liking this like maybe people out in the middle of no where with no electricity and maybe some eco-friendly people.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Lenovo IdeaPad S10

Lenovo IdeaPad S10Lenovo has just released a brand new IdeaPad called the S10. The S10 combines all the great features on the S9 model, but now on a 10 inch screen. The S10 has a great look with a black lid with a white interior. The notebook though really sets a whole new bar for the mini notebook field. A long list of pros include the light weight of only 2.4 pounds, a very roomy and solid keyboard that does not warp or cause you to make mistakes due to the shrunken down size. The Lenovo IdeaPad S10 starts at a remarkably low price of only $429.99, it also sports 3 colors including black, white and red. The specs are not much to marvel over, but are still very good for a mini-notebook with a starting prices of $429.99.

Quick Spec Sheet:
• 80GB 5400-rpm Hard Drive
• 512 MB PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz
• 3 Cell Lithium-Ion Battery
• Intel ATOM Processor N270 Single Core ( 1.60GHz 533MHz 512KB )
• Broadcom 11b/g Wi-Fi wireless
• GenuineWindows XP Home Edition
• Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950

Sadly it does not look like there is any upgrades offered on Lenovo’s website. Some other cons include only 2 usb ports and with a glossy look, fingerprint smudges will be prevalent. The Lenovo IdeaPad S10 is one of the best cheap ultra portable notebooks out on the market right now and I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a cheap portable laptop for on the go.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Dell's First Mini Notebook, Inspiron 910

Dell Inspiron 910 Mini NotebookRecently leaked from Dell is their first plans of a mini notebook. The new mini notebook is in response to the growing demand for ultraportable notebooks. The new mini notebook Dell is planning on releasing is called the Dell Inspiron 910 or the Inspiron Mini. The new notebook release was delayed due to a unique keyboard design dell has planned that will remove the function keys from the mini notebook and in turn enlarge the more frequently used keys.

So far not much is known about the mini notebook except that it will have a 9 inch screen, 3 USB ports, VGA output and a memory card slot. Expect to see the computer out on Dell’s website august 22nd.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

New Dell Laptop Offers up to 19 Hours of Battery Life

Dell Latitude LaptopIn recent discussions with many of Dells customers, the Senior Vice President for business products group, Jeffrey Clarke, revealed that the number one priority customers looked for in a laptop was extended battery life. In order to meet these desires in a laptop Dell has completely redesigned the Latitude product line and has developed a new power cell technology that will allow the new Latitudes to run continuously for a minimum of 10 hours, and up to 19 hours while unplugged.

This new battery life technology will be implemented in all seven of Dells new laptops, but as expected the battery life will differentiate between models due to different screen size and other factors that will change from model to model. However, Dell promises at least 10 hours of battery life with up to 19 with their new technology and has created quite a buzz around their new line of laptops.

It has also been revealed that within the next coming weeks there will be an ultra-portable version of the laptop called the Latitude E4200.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

New Wooden Laptop from Fujitsu

With notebook vendor Asus recentrly announcing a line of eco-friendly bamboo-covered laptops, laptop vendor Fujitsu has adopted similar plans and has released its first environmental friendly laptop called the "WoodShell". This portable notebook uses cedar wood and bio-based plastics to form the casing and several other parts. According to Fujitsu, this laptop "is not merely an environmentally friendly tool but an object of enduring style and utility."

Currently Fujitsu's laptop is only available in Japan and it is unclear if the company plans to launch it world wide, but it is definitely a step in the right direction for the environmentally conscious. With eco-friendly laptops now a viable option for consumers, we may see more big name laptop companies following suite and creating greener laptops.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Disk Encryption: Not as Safe as Once Thought

Laptop Security
Disk Encryption is a common technique used by people to protect private data on laptops and computers. Disk Encryption scrambles all data on the hard drive making it unreadable to those who do not have have the correct key or password. Many operating systems, such as Windows Vista, Mac OS 10, and Linux currently employ their own disk encryption software in hopes to provide more secure features for users.

Unfortunately, a new kind of attack that requires physical access to a computer can be used to render these encryption programs entirely useless. This type of attack is referred to as a "cold-boot attack" and takes advantage of computers that are currently powered on or in sleep mode. An uncommon fact that many people are unaware of is that RAM data gradually fades when the power is cut spanning from a few seconds to a few minutes.

This exploit gives the attacker time to read the RAM data, extract encryption, passwords, and any other data that is currently being stored in the ram. The RAM can also be physically removed and placed into a different operating system or laptop to allow a program to decrypt the data. Attackers can also extend the time of data decay by cooling of the memory chips with over the counter products such as canned air commonly used for cleaning keyboards with dust.

This exploit leaves many popular disk encryption methods insecure, and leaving laptops most vulnerable to these types of attacks. Individuals and businesses that commonly use laptops need to pay closer attention to the physical security of their laptops to prevent this type of attack from happening.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Worlds Cheapest Laptop only $130

Worlds Cheapest LaptopThe company Impulse has brought a whole new meaning to a cheap mini notebook. Impulses NPX-9000 laptop is the worlds most inexpensive laptop, with a price of only $130. No word on where you can buy this laptop yet, but the specs pretty much show that no one in their right mind would want a laptop this cheap.
The specs:
• 400 MHz MIPS CPU
• 7” Analog Screen
• 1 GB Flash Memory
• Linux O.S
• 80 Key English Key Board
• Made in China (Of Course)

I think I have a computer in the basement that runs better than this thing, but hey for the bargain price of only $130 what can you expect.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Acer Aspire One

Acer Aspire OneEvery day you see more and more mini-notebooks pop up on the market saying that they are more powerful and versatile, yet more expensive. Well Acer has entered the market with a new approach by building a simple yet solid miniature notebook with the cost of only $379. The notebook is following the trend for mini notebooks by putting a Linux operating system on the computer instead of XP or Vista. This is really almost a necessity for today’s mini notebooks due to the fact at how much Vista slows down your computer and XP being phased out by Microsoft. The notebook comes in a variety of glossy fingerprint resistant colors white, blue, pink and black.

Now if you are looking for the smallest and lightest notebook you can find well this is definitely one of the best ones out on the market in size and weight. The Aspire One measures in at 9.8 x 6.7 x 1.1 inches and weighs just 2.2 pounds. The Aspire One provides an easy-to-use access to the internet and the Aspire also comes standard with 802.11b/g Wi-Fi connection. This laptop is perfect for a traveler wanting to have an easy to use light and portable laptop to access the internet while on the go.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

10,000 Laptops Lost Each Week At Airports

Airport Laptop RentalBringing a laptop to an airport seems to be a bad idea according to a new survey. Close to 637,000 laptops are lost each year at airports across the U.S. The survey claimed that most of the laptops were lost close to security checkpoints.

Here are the staggering numbers the survey reported.
Close to 10,278 laptops are reported lost every week at 36 of the largest U.S. airports, and 65 percent of those laptops are not reclaimed, the survey said. Around 2,000 laptops are recorded lost at the medium-sized airports, and 69 percent are not reclaimed.

With these numbers so high why would you want to risk flying with your laptop when you can have a laptop rental delivered straight to your destination. There is no hassle involved at all and plus you do not even have to carry the laptop through the airport because it will be delivered straight to you at your business meeting. Visit to find the right laptop rental for you.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Popular Laptop Rentals

Acer Laptop Rentals Becoming More PopularTechnology Travel Agent, Jessica Keeton, reports that Acer Laptop Rentals are becoming more frequent. In fact, they are at a close second compared to HP Laptop Rentals. The performance that Acer laptops bring to the table make them a popular rental. Pricing also plays an important role when choosing a laptop rental. Acer delivers on that point with affordable prices. Acer laptops make good traveling notebooks, with all your basic needs and even more. Get one for your next business trip or convention.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Toshiba uses SpursEngine on Qosmio Notebook

The SpursEngine, which runs at 1.5GHz and 10 - 20 watts, is a multimedia co-processor derived from the Cell chip that powers the PlayStation 3. The co-processor does not replace the main processor in the computer, but runs alongside it, using its processing capabilities to boost the computers video-processing ability.

The Qosmio G50 and F40 will contain the chip. The chip will be called upon for process-intensive tasks like processing high-definition video. Toshiba says the new laptops will be able to upscale standard-definition video to high-definition video. On top of it they will be able to encode in ways that cut down file size by one-eighth and DVDs burn in half the time of current machines.

In a demonstration by Toshiba, a laptop with the SpursEngine had facial recognition for users that were in front of the laptop. It then applied makeup and hairstyles to the user. Whichever way the user turned, the makeup and hairstyles stayed and moved with the user. A second demonstration used the SpursEngine to search a video and break it up into scenes based on facial expressions.

These new laptops will be great for people who do video editing and do a lot of intensive video-processing. Toshiba intends to put the laptops on sale overseas but has yet to announce their availability.

Keep a look out for these laptops on our Toshiba Laptop Rentals page.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Voodoo Envy 133 Review

Voodoo Envy When Voodoo teamed up with HP they set out to make one of the sleekest and most innovative ultra portable notebooks out on the market and that is exactly what they have created. The Voodoo Envy may be more expensive(starting price $2,099) than its only counterpart the Mac Book Air, but what you receive in return is more ports, an amazing instant-on-mode, a replaceable battery and don't forget the Voodoo allows you to customize the laptop to your heart's content. The Voodoo is just a little bit bigger and heavier than the Mac Book Air, but it is not a considerable difference. It weighs only 3.4 pounds and is only .7 inches thick.

Another great feature of the Envy is the tiny power brick. This power brick will give the Voodoo Envy about 3.5 hours of power, but it also allows you to create your own wireless network with a range of around 50 feet. The Voodoo Envy is a top of the line notebook that looks as great as it performs.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Gateway P-172X FX

Gateway P-172X FX Gateway P-172X FX is a great buy for anyone looking for a mid-range gaming laptop with high end perks. first of all lets look at the specs for a the laptop. Price-$1,999 / Processor- 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Extreme T8300 / Memory- 4GB 667MHz DDR2 / 160GB 7,200rpm / Graphics- NVIDEA GeoForce 8800M GTS / Screen Size- 17.1 inches / Weight- 9.3/10.1 pounds. The notebook looks great with a black and orange theme that really stands out and has that gamer feel. also this laptop is built specifically for games running unreal tournament at a blazing 91 fps. with the prices of only $2,000 the Gateway P-172X FX is a great buy for any gamer out there.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Gateway T-6828

Gateway T-6828
Gateway's new T-6828 is a sleek new laptop for anyone looking for a budget laptop. The best feature that makes it stand out from other laptops in the price range is the free upgrade to a 2 year warranty. This is a great deal that we hope to see a common trend follow. Laptops are great and all, but they are never reliable enough for you to not have to mess with a warranty. The specs on the Gateway T-6828 notebook include 3GB's of RAM, a 250GB 5400RPM hard drive, 6 cell battery, Vista Premium, 2 year warranty, and an Intel Core 3 Duo T550 processor.(1.83GHz, 667 MHz FSB) These specs look ok, nothing really stands out to much from other laptops in the same price range, but at least you get a sleek new look and a nice shade of red and a price of $800 makes it not that bad.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Sony Vaio Used Notebooks - Only $205

Sony Vaio LaptopThe Sony Vaio is a business class notebook designed around industry leading technologies, and is made for portability and ease of use. These recently used notebooks feature Windows XP - an Intel Pentium 4 2.6 GHz processor - 1GB DDR266/PC2100 Ram - 1280 X 1024 Max Resolution with a 16 inch monitor - 60GB Hard Drive - ATI Radeon 9000 Graphics Card - and built in stereo speakers.

This laptop is great for business professionals who are looking for a solid laptop to either replace their existing desktop, or to serve as a travel utility to optimize work potential. With a built in wireless connection you can stay connected to your office virtually anywhere in the United States. The laptop also has an increased storage capacity of 60GB and is a great addition to any vacation plans and can serve as a storage device for pictures, travel plans, movies, and other entertainment.

Whatever your plans may be you can rest assured that this laptop will meet your needs. If you are interested in purchasing a Used Sony Vaio Notebook for only $205, visit our online e-store for more details. We also offer Vaio Laptop Rentals for short-term and long-term use.

Monday, May 19, 2008

New dell Vostro 1310, 1510, 1710 Notebooks

Dell Has launched a new line of their budget business laptops. The model is an updated version of the Dell Vostro Notebooks. The updated model comes in three new sleeker, thinner, and lighter models. This is great news for anyone who has previously owned a Dell Vostro Notebook. Dell's Vostro are known to be one of the best laptops you can buy to get more bang for your buck, the only downfall of this was no sleek look and a bulky, heavy laptop.

The new version combines the Vostro's performance and budget with a new look and a sleeker design making it a great buy.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Toshiba Satellite A305

The Toshiba Satellite A305 is the and improved model A205. The A305 has improved the look and feel of the notebook. This laptop comes with an impressive 3GB of RAM and 2 200GB Hard disk drives, primary running at 5400RPM and secondary at 4200RPM. The new model has also gave a big boost in the processor, this time going with the Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T8100 (2.10GHz, 3MB L2, 800MHz FSB)

The first thing you will notice about this laptop is the laptop's new glossy look. Everything on this laptop has been covered in the new glossy look, even the keyboard. The new gloss finish looks great though and i found nothing to complain about it.

The screen quality above average, the colors show vibrantly and the backlight comes with minimal bleed.

The Toshiba Satellite A305 is a great notebook scoring great in every catagory and with the reasonable price of around $1100-$1200 makes this a great buy.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Lenovo IdeaPad U110 Review

Lenovo this week has put there newest laptop out on the market and it is impressive. The Lenovo IdeaPad U110 is a sleek new laptop weighing only 2.4 pounds coming in the colors black and red and a cost of $1,899.00. This notebook looks amazing. The ultrasleek notebook comes with a distinct sense of style that is brand new in today's competitive laptop market. The laptop comes great features such as face recognition software, an Active Protection System tht will stop the hard drive in the event of a fall, and a battery management software to improve battery life.
The laptop screen is very impressive. the 11.1-inch screen comes in a frameless design that you cannot even feel the edges of the screen. The system also uses LED-backlit technology to help save battery life.

The new small sleek light laptops of today make for easy travel. No more need to worry about where to put your bulky laptop, new designs like these are so small you can fit them in any travel bag or brief case.

Looking for a small
portable laptop rental? check out our long list of laptops.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Panasonic Toughbooks

Panasonic recently produced their new line of laptops called the Toughbook. They were designed to be a laptop you could take anywhere, mostly built for those on the go workers who needed their laptop in the field as well as in the office. They have magnesium alloy casing and a shock-mounted hard drive to prevent harm when dropped or banged around, which is great for laptops that are constantly being transported from place to place. The keyboard and touchpad are spill resistant to prevent sticky keys and water damage.

Toughbooks allow you to take your technology to the field without risking your data. Also available with Windows Vista.

Interested in a Panasonic Rental? Check out our Panasonic page.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Dell Revamps Laptop Line

Dell LaptopHaving fallen behind in the market share of laptops, Dell has decided to completely revamp and redesign their laptop line. Dell expects to increase their laptop portfolio by 50% and become a major competitor in the industry. As part of this, Dell has decided to remake the Vostro Laptop Line and has introduced two new models. The 13.3 inch Vostro 1310, and the 15.4 inch Vostro 1510. Dell has also redesigned its Vostro 1710 laptop as part of their process and push for more mobile devices.

The laptop market is one of the fasting growing industries right now with the desktop industry being nearly static. Technology is moving more towards mobile flexibility and one of the hottest items on todays market is a temporary laptop rental. With Dell announcing their new laptop line we expect to receive many requests for Dell Laptop Rentals.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

HP's Smallest Ultra-Portable

HP 2133 Ultra-Portable LaptopJust off the assembly line is HP's brand new Ultra-Portable laptop called the HP 2133 Mini-Note PC. With this new laptop HP has decided to take the concept of Ultra-Portable to the next level by building a laptop that weighs less than 3 lbs meaning it can go anywhere you go. This laptop also comes equipped with a high-resolution 8.9-inch monitor and integrated Wi-Fi technologies with optional Bluetooth wireless technologies. Another interesting fact is that these models come with a 4 GB Flash Model to allow fast and easy data transfers.

We believe this Ultra-Portable Notebook makes a great addition to our already diverse selection of notebooks and laptops. The HP 2133 Mini-Note PC is mainly tailored towards business professionals who want the freedom to work anywhere without having to carry around heavy piece of equipment or something that is bulky. With the ability to stay connected anywhere and its sturdy all-aluminum case this laptop makes a perfect traveling partner for the business person who's constantly on the go.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

3 Tips to Speed Up Your Laptop

Its a bummer when your laptop is running sluggishly and applications take forever to load. It could be that your laptop is old, or maybe the system is just being bogged down. Luckily, there are several ways to help get your laptop back up to speed that dont require taking it to the laptop repair shop down the street where the guy charges you some exorbitant fee. Here are a few tips to help you speed up your laptop.

1. Add more RAM - Adding more RAM is usually the first-choice option for speeding up a computer. More RAM allows you to run more programs at once without your laptop running sluggishly or locking up. Its probably best to have at least 1GB of RAM; 2GB is becoming more of a standard (especially for Vista). Adding RAM may not decrease your boot time, but usually will launch programs faster and allow you to run more programs simultaneously without problems.

2. Disk Defragmenting - Defragging your laptop every so often (depending on how often you use your laptop) is a good idea. Defragging your drive helps increase system performance because it organizes fragmented files that are dispersed across the drive. So instead of the hard drive's head searching around for files, it will know where to find them. This will decrease boot time and help launch programs faster. Defragging your laptop is easy:
Click Start -> Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> Disk Defragmenter.
Just let your notebook sit for awhile until its done.

3. Lose the Start Up Programs - When you boot your laptop, you probably have a lot of other programs launching automatically. Things that laptop manufacturers, or even you, have loaded onto your notebook. These programs slow down your laptop considerably because having several applications running simultaneously before you even start computing eats up RAM and consumes more of your CPU power. This is an easy fix, just run msconfig from the Start menu. From there you select the programs that you do or do not want launching when you boot you laptop.

For more information for speeding up your laptop, see our Tips for Improving Laptop Performance

Sometimes other issues will still continue to bog down your system, things such as viruses or spyware. A company called Computer Service Now can help with Virus and Spyware Removal

If your laptop is undergoing maintenance or you need a temporary laptop solution, RentOurLaptops offers Online Laptop Rentals.

Friday, April 4, 2008

More Data on Missing Laptops

Stolen Laptop Data Recently, a laptop was stolen from the trunk of a vehicle which belonged to the National Institute of Health. The laptop held unencrypted information of patients who were enrolled in a cardiac study. Information that was on the laptop included patients name, diagnoses of heart disease, MRI scans, and birth dates. Among those who's information was compromised was Rep. Joe Barton, one of the founders of the Congressional Privacy Caucus. According to an article regarding stolen laptop blunders, this isn't the first time a government laptop has been compromised which contained sensitive information.

When questioned about the security precautions taken for the safety of the laptop, Joe Barton had this to say about it. "The information was not encrypted. I don't believe it was supposed to be left unattended. I don't believe it was supposed to be left outside the building," he said. "There are a whole lot of things that shouldn't have happened." When it comes to an individuals personal information, the utmost care should always be taken when handling laptops that may contain sensitive data.

If you are unsure of how to keep your laptop safe, there are many tips for the laptop traveler that will ensure your well being. If you are traveling often one of the safest precautions you can take is to rent a laptop for your trip. A laptop that has been rented will contain absolutely no individual data, and can replace the laptop used at home for business and recreational related travel. See here for more information on laptop rentals and how you can benefit from them.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Long Beach Laptop Rental

Long Beach Laptop RentalsSome of the people we see taking advantage of Long Beach Laptop Rental more often than others are students at the nearby California State University - Long Beach campus and vacationers on the many cruise ships that depart from the Port of Long Beach on a regular basis.

California State University - Long Beach is the third largest university in the state of California, and one of the largest in the nation besides. With over 36,000 enrolled students, it serves as the premier educational institution in Southern California, attracting students from Long Beach, as well as those nearby in Los Angeles, Santa Ana, and Anaheim. California Student Laptop Rentals are a popular commodity for these students.

The combined operations of the nearby Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach justify the area as being described as the busiest port in the United States, though the Port of Long Beach itself is ranked as one of the busiest ports in the entire world. Aside from the aforementioned cruise ships, the Port of Long Beach is the major port of choice for all shipping from the United States to the Pacific Rim.

Call a Tech Travel Agent today at 800-736-8772 to schedule your short term Long Beach Laptop Rental, or visit the Tech-Army e-store and order it online!

Speaking of traveling, check out our new blog entitled Modern Traveling.

New York - The Most Popular City For Laptops

New York City Laptop Rentals From RentOurLaptops.comIt should come as no surprise that those who make their living by supplying short term laptops to business and the average consumer, know exactly where their best markets are. even keeps their list of most popular cities for a laptop rental on their website.

With New York City having the countries largest population, and its metropolitan area ranking among the largest urban areas in the world, it’s probably not a surprise that the Big Apple is on the top of this list. For more than 100 years New York City has been the nation’s largest center of commerce and finance.

With the New York economy being so large and diverse, Bill Schiering, Vice President of, tells us that every day his sales team learns of a new application for their short term laptop rentals. Most common says Schiering are businesses who use the laptops for a training class, followed by trade shows, special events and even personal student laptop rentals.

To learn more about getting a short term laptop in the Big Apple visit the New York City Laptop Rental page.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Refurbished IBM Laptops

Refurbished Thinkpad Laptops
Looking for a low cost alternative laptop solution? Then take a look at the Refurbished Laptop Selection on the website. Their newest addition is the Refurbished IBM Thinkpad A31. The A31 is using an Intel based Pentium 4 M running a 1.5Ghz, with 512MB of RAM, a 20GB hard drive, a CD ROM, and a WiFi capable 100/1000 network card.

Refurbished laptops offer a good solution for people who want to send a laptop off to college with their son or daughter. For people who may find themselves with a planed or unexpected need to work from home or even occasionally on the road. So if you or a family member are in the market for a laptop remember a refurbished A31 would provide a quality business class laptop at a fraction of the cost of modern business class systems.

The refurbished A31 includes Windows XP and according to the Tech-Army PX (e-store) the units can ship within 2 business days for the low cost of only $305.00 plus shipping.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Most Popular Laptops - Dell in the Lead

Most Popular LaptopsIn a study conducted by, Dell modeled laptops seem to be the most popular brand in the poll. Dell modeled laptops took 4 out of the top 10 most popular laptops and taking first place is the Dell XPS m1530 with over 7,000 clicks. With Dell taking such a high stock in the laptop market, now may be the best time to get a Dell modeled Notebook.

If you are considering purchasing or renting a Dell modeled laptop, consider consulting a Dell Authorized Reseller for information on specific Dell notebooks. Instead of purchasing a brand new notebook, save money and take a look at our refurbished laptop e-store.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Acer Releases New Multimedia Laptops

Acer 8920 Blue LaptopAcer has released a brand new series of multimedia optimized laptops nicknamed the Aspire 8920G and 6920G "blue" series. In a press conference Vice President Jim Wong said the new design will be bringing a "true multimedia innovation" to notebooks.

Because of the multimedia functionality of Windows Vista, these new laptops will be available in either Windows Vista Ultimate or Windows Vista Home Premium and will be based off the Intel Core 2 Duo Processors.

Aiming at providing an unprecedented multimedia experience, the new Aspire laptops will come in both 18.4-inch and 16-inch versions, include a Blu-Ray disc reader, full HD 1920 * 1080 high definition LCD screens and the Dolby Pro Logic 2.0 surround-sound audio system.


Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Spring Break Personal Laptop Rentals

Spring Break Laptop RentalSpring Break is quickly approaching and a lot of people are making vacation plans. A laptop rental makes a great addition to any vacation. You can stay connected while you enjoy your Spring Break. Store photos, check email, get wireless internet access to find restaurants or other spots of entertainment, the possibilities are endless.

With our 10 Day Laptop Rental you will have all of your basic computer needs taken care of. We can ship your laptop rental to the hotel you have a reservation with so you don't have to worry about picking it up, this is your vacation after all. So for your Spring Break vacation don't forget to contact your friendly Tech Travel Agent and get a laptop rental to keep you connected and enhance your vacation. Call 1-800-736-8772 today.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

News Of An HP Ultra-Mobile PC

HP Ultra-Mobile PCWord is starting to spread across the internet that HP will be entering the market with its own Ultra-Mobile Personal Computer (UMPC). If this phrase is new to you then you may want to check out the Wikipedia page on Ultra-Mobile PC’s or just go with the concept that it’s a small form factor tablet PC.

The new HP Ultra-Mobile PC appears to be targeted as a “lifestyle accessory” and aimed at those who might otherwise buy an iPod, or even a small PDA. Though success at this strategy will undoubtedly hinge on the units pricing, unnamed sources at HP have said it will be priced so competitively that you “won’t even need to consider this purchase”.

The rumor is that the HP UMPC will run either a Windows Vista or Linux OS, feature an 8.9” display, and include other components such as a: 1GB Ethernet Jack, a webcam, Wi-Fi support, and a 1.8” HD with optional Solid State Drive.

If the rumors are true all this goodness should hit the streets this spring with a weight of under 3 pounds and a length of no more than 10 inches.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Sony Laptop Rentals

Sony Laptop RentalsSony Laptops are possibly the only PC based laptop product that have shown the ability to compete with the Apple design and style year after year. Though style and looks are seldom sufficient reason to justify choosing a Sony laptop rental over another manufacturer, we like Apple, have noticed that style sells.

But don’t let the good looks of a Sony Laptop fool you, because the Sony laptop rentals you will find on the website are there because they can get the job done. Taking advantage of the latest in Intel processor design, and known for their Sony's XBRITE display technology, a Sony notebook is an excellent choice for a any classroom based training, a sales presentation, or for just a way to stay in touch with the office during an extended leave of absence.

Follow this link to learn more about Sony Laptop Rentals or give us a call today at 800-736-8772.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Tips For Improving Laptop Performance

How To Tweak Your Laptops SpeedGetting the most out of your laptop is important in a laptop rental or a laptop purchase. This article by Alexander Solis on the subject of How To Improve Your Laptop Performance covers both hardware and software advice that can keep your laptop on top of it’s game.

In addition to getting the most out of your laptop investment now this article can give you advice on how to help your laptop stay a viable and productive tool for as long as possible. From knowing what to look for in advance of choosing your laptop, to knowing what can be done after the fact to keep it running at it’s optimal level, this article can help any laptop user.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Wi-Fi Hot Spot Locations

Wi-Fi Hot Spots For Your Laptop Rental From Rentourlaptops.comLaptop rentals this time of year can be very popular to cover both additional staffing at the office or to provide needed technology for business trips.

If you find yourself in either situation you can rest assured that has a laptop rental that’s right for you.

If your laptop rental will be used while on a trip be sure to check out our Wi-Fi Internet Hot Spot List. This list can come in handy if you need to know where you have to be in order to count on having free internet access from a Wi-Fi Hot Spot. The list is broken down by state and city and even provides phone numbers and a map to the Wi-Fi Hot Spot location.

We hope this list, and a laptop rental from, will make your trip an enjoyable one.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Macbook Air: Setting the New Standard

What comes across when first seeing this laptop is its stunningly sleek design. The laptop known as the Macbook Air is now setting the standard for all Ultra-Portable Notebooks. Weighing at approximately 1.36 Kg, and equipped with 2GB RAM, Core 2 Duo and a 13-inch LED screen this notebook brings with it a whole new meaning of portability.

The Macbook Air is expected to have a battery life of 5 hours of wireless time making it great for those constantly on the road. The Notebook also comes equipped with a 64 GB solid state drive which helps it preserve its battery life. With a powerful CPU, tons of RAM, and light portability we think the Macbook Air is going to be setting the pace for all its competitors.

Although this Notebook goes for a pretty penny (
$2,499), when comparing this with other similar sub-compact notebooks which range in price from 3-4k, this laptop has great value.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Rumors of an Ultraportable Mac

Several rumors have been going around about the possibilities of an ultraportable Mac. The sub-notebook will supposedly be lacking an optical drive and come with or have the option of an external optical drive. Other rumors of a multitouch trackpad with capabilities like that of the iPhone, with swiping and zooming.

The most interesting rumor, and perhaps the most far-fetched, is that the ultraportable will have a docking station. The docking station will resemble the iMac desktop PC. But this desktop will have a docking station on the side that the ultraportable Mac will simply slide into. This would be like having a desktop PC and an ultraportable notebook in one.

These are still Rumors of an Ultraportable Mac, but I would be surprised if we dont see an ultraportable Mac at Macworld 2008 with all the hype going around.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Laptop Rentals For Trade Shows

Convention Laptop RentalsPlanning your 2008 Trade Shows yet? If so a laptop rental could make the event all the more enjoyable by providing you with a state of the art laptop rental delivered right to your booth at a fraction of the cost of a purchase.

Laptop rentals for trade shows and conventions make great sense if your booth requires more laptops than your company has available, could possibly travel with, or would otherwise care to purchase.

With a complete line of laptops from Dell, HP, Sony and other major manufactures you have plenty of options to choose the right laptop for your show.

For online laptop rental options by city visit our most visited laptop rental locations that include information and products for Los Angeles Laptop Rentals, Las Vegas Laptop Rentals, Chicago Laptop Rentals and our newest addition of Atlanta Laptop Rentals.

For a custom quote on a large laptop rental please contact us direct at 800-736-8772.