Windows 7 Computer Shopping

There’s good news about shopping for a new desktop or notebook computer running Windows 7: they’re all good enough. It’s such a relief! One of the important reasons that Vista got a bad reputation was its poor performance on underpowered systems. Consumers demanded...

The Waiting Is The Hardest Part

Two quick examples of why we’re waiting for the next generation of ultra-thin notebooks. The first models will be available very quickly after the launch of Windows 7 on October 22.Dell Adamo, previewed today. About 3/8 inch thick. Sony Vaio X, introduced at a trade...

Wait To Buy Notebooks And Netbooks

Here’s an article that sums up the reasons to wait two months before you buy a notebook or netbook. It covers all the things I’ve been telling you recently: WIndows 7 looks great. Plus, new laptops will have power-saving and performance features optimized for Windows...

SOLID-STATE DRIVES

A few days ago I said that there hadn’t been any profound changes in computer hardware for a while. That’s true, but there’s a change on the horizon that might affect things deeply, beginning late in 2009. Solid state hard drives are on the verge of becoming viable...