Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Computer Hardware

Computer Hardware

Gadget Advisor presents the best in computer hardware news, including PCs, notebooks, ultra-portables, peripherals, processors, video cards, etc.

With the cloud growing in use and affordable pricing, it turns into a valid option for individuals and small businesses. However, many people worry that data saved online could won't be...

Do you like watching television and movies online, but you hate watching them on a computer screen? Do you have a huge DVD library but find it inconvenient to dig through...

Are your desktop and/or work area cluttered with adapters, wires, and all sorts of junk? Even if the answer is no, the Gadget4All all-in-one mouse pad can improve organization and offer more functionality for anyone that currently uses a mouse pad.

UMID Mini-NetbookIn size its rival would be the Nintendo DS, but in function it can rival some decent laptops. With 1GB of RAM, a 1.3 mega-pixel webcam, a mini-USB port, wireless connectivity (WIMAX, WiBro, HSDPA), and a card reader, the UMID is a formidable netbook.

Earlier this year Lenovo released their ThinkPad X300, a great notebook for the business minded. Recently, the X300 has been updated to the ThinkPad X301 model. With many improvements from its already great predecessor, you can expect great things from the X301.

The ASUS G50V-A1 is a new gaming notebook to hit the market this holiday season. The G50V-A1 is one of the best machines produced by ASUS performance-wise, but it has other issues that should be considered if your intention is to use the "gaming notebook" heavily for its intended purpose.

Panasonic has released a new Toughbook model as well as updated two of their existing products. The new product is the Toughbook F8, while the models updated include the Toughbook W8 ultra portable laptop and the stylish Toughbook T8 tablet PC.

Solid state drives (SSDs) are becoming increasing popular, especially as prices drop. Super Talent now joins OCZ in leading the movement toward affordable solid state drives. Super Talent's MasterDrive LX is available in 64GB and 128GB capacities in a 2.5" form factor. As with other SSDs, the MasterDrive LX offer about five times better resistance to shock and vibration, support a wider range of operating temperatures and altitudes, consume less energy, and are absolutely silent.

Most people use laptops to gain freedom from wires and portability. While it's true that everything is packed into a small, self-contained machine with a notebook, once you start connecting other devices, your battery life runs low, requiring the power cable, etc., sometimes it feels like we're back to square one. Logitech recently brought out its Z-500 speakers that help clear the clutter by providing wireless enhanced audio.

The Lenovo Ideapad S10 is a small, efficient, and affordable laptop with a 10" diagonal screen. Smaller laptops are increasingly popular, and Lenovo's great reputation for quality laptops makes the Ideapad of particular interest. The S10 goes to the market for just $399, making it an affordable option that could be the perfect gift this holiday season.

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