HP Pavilion dm4 Review

The middle-of-the-road multimedia laptops that come out of HP have always been excellent examples of the style. They typically bring some upscale design buzz–but not too much in the way of extra features or components–while keeping prices down. Our configuration of the HP Pavilion dm4 worked out to cost $979 ...

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Gateway NV5933u Review

OK, so we’re finally ready to admit that Blu-ray looks like it’s here to stay for a while. That doesn’t necessarily mean that many people are ready to make a huge investment in a laptop with a Blu-ray player. The good news is, you may not have to worry about ...

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Lenovo IdeaPad Y460 0633 Review

Lenovo’s IdeaPad line of consumer-targeted laptops is a far cry from the traditional dry ThinkPad business systems the company is known for. We’d go so far as to call the IdeaPad brand highly underrated, as the designs are among the snappier we’ve seen from any major PC maker, even if ...

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Gateway NV7901u Review

Remember the Gateway NV7915u? Back in our Spring 2010 retail roundup of laptops, the budget-priced 17-incher won our Best of Budget category, and also received an Editors’ Choice recommendation. At $599, its combination of Intel Core i3 processor, large hard-drive capacity, generous RAM, and a large screen made it a ...

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MSI Wind U160-007US Review

Basic Netbooks are a fairly simple formula to pull off. Combine an Intel Atom 450 processor, 1GB of RAM, Windows 7 Starter, and a 250GB hard drive, and you’ve got any of an army of products from Asus, Acer, HP, and others. MSI was another early combatant in the Netbook ...

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Gateway EC5809u Review

We’re going to go out on a limb here and say it: from a consumer standpoint, a large-screened “thin-and-light” laptop has little appeal over a regular mainstream system. That is to say, thin doesn’t matter all that much when a computer has a large footprint anyway. That hasn’t stopped manufacturers ...

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Fujitsu LifeBook MH380 Review

The last time we reviewed a Fujitsu Lifebook Netbook–the M2010–we didn’t completely buy the company’s educational market pitch, as it seemed to merely offer a package that didn’t add up to more than any other Netbook at a price that was significantly higher. Time has passed, and we were curious ...

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Ninx Advanced Home Theater PC (HTPC) – Review

The NinX Advanced HTPC is the proverbial beast. The unit is small (6.5″ x 7.9″ x 10.3″), and perfectly designed. A sleek, glossy, well-polished case ensures an eye-catching, yet subtle addition to any home theater set-up. Speaking of, set-up is simple. The unit comes with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit ...

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