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Posted on: March 28, 2014

On March 27, 2014, Lenovo announced the recall of certain notebook batteries (specifically, lithium-ion battery packs) due to a fire hazard risk due to overheating. Lenovo will offer customers free-of-charge replacements for all recalled battery packs...

Posted on: October 22, 2013

On October 22, 2013, Apple significantly updated their "MacBook Pro with Retina display" product line. Both the 13-inch and 15-inch models received an upgrade to Haswell, Intel's current-generation chipset, as well as 802.11ac, new graphics options,...

Posted on: September 24, 2013

On September 23, 2013, Microsoft announced their second generation Surface designs. Similar to the first generation, the second generation consists of two model lines: one is essentially an Intel-based notebook without a permanently attached keyboard...

Posted on: July 12, 2013

June 24, 2013

On April 16, 2013, Dell introduced the 13-inch Latitude 3330 notebook, which marks a new low price point for a highly configurable Latitude. This marks a new direction for the Latitude line and is an important test for Dell as...

Posted on: May 25, 2013

February 16, 2013

On June 17, 2012, Microsoft announced their Surface tablet design. The ARM-based version (Surface RT) was released on October 26, 2012, and reviewed here. The Intel-based version (Surface Pro) arrived on February 9. These...

Posted on: May 25, 2013

October 23, 2012

On October 23, 2012, Apple announced the addition of a Retina display option to its 13-inch notebook line.

This noteworthy update follows previous updates to the MacBook Pro 13-inch line in June 2012.

Design and...
Posted on: May 25, 2013

June 11, 2012

On June 11, 2012, Apple announced updates to its MacBook Pro notebook line and the addition of a MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch. Specific changes to existing models include the transition to Intel's Ivy Bridge platform, the return of...

Posted on: May 25, 2013

June 8, 2012

In late May 2012, Dell announced its next generation Latitude enterprise class notebooks, based on Intel's Ivy Bridge platform. These new models, designated E6230, E6330, E6430, E6430 ATG (ruggedized 14-inch), and E6530, became...

Posted on: May 25, 2013

May 15, 2012

In mid May 2012, Lenovo announced its next generation ThinkPad enterprise class notebooks, based on Intel's Ivy Bridge platform. These new models, designated X230, X230t (t is for Tablet PC), T430s (lightweight but full featured 14...

Posted on: May 25, 2013

On June 17, 2012, Microsoft announced their Surface tablet design. Two types will be sold: an ARM-based version that should arrive in time for the 2012 holiday shopping season, and an Intel-based version that is expected in early 2013. These products...