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Picking out the Perfect Notebook PC

Acer Ferrari 5005WLMi #2When you consider purchasing a notebook, you should take into consideration the single most important reason for a laptop: portability. We use notebooks because they can go anywhere you do with ease. If travel is a frequent part of your work schedule, you need a notebook. If you’re a student who makes multiple commutes to and from your University, you need a notebook. I look at a notebook as an essential item in today’s fast-paced mobile world. And there’s no need to worry about losing desktop performance, as today’s notebooks can be as powerful as most desktops with dual-core processors, large hard drives, DVD burners, etc. So now the question is: which one is right for you?

Today in History – February 5th

February 5Today is Shrove Tuesday, Feb. 5, the 36th day of 2008. There are 330 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 5, 1631, the co-founder of Rhode Island, Roger Williams, and his wife, Mary, arrived in Boston from England. More »

Feeling Blu-The Proliferation of Blu-Ray

200801007_11.pngThe competitive friction. The dollar signs. And the high profile endorsements.

No, I’m not talking about any of the recent Democratic and Republican primaries. I’m talking about the heretofore everlasting battle between Blu-Ray and HD-DVD.

The war waging between the two brands to become the “VHS” of the high definition disc format has been steaming hot and extraordinarily heavy. Just a couple of months ago there seemed to be no end in site. But since this year’s CES in Las Vegas, and a couple of key endorsements from Warner Bros and National Geographic, it seems that the blueprints are being drafted for the eminent tombstone of the HD-DVD format.