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Dell Laptop Battery Recall

Dell has identified a potential issue associated with certain batteries sold with Dell Latitude™, Inspiron™, XPS™ and Dell Precision Mobile Workstation™ notebook computers. In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and other regulatory agencies, Dell is voluntarily recalling … Continue reading

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Choosing the Best Laptop

We are frequently asked which laptop we recommend and what our opinion is on the best laptop. Since all laptops use similar components, the real difference in laptops is how the manufacturer handles warranty replacement of parts. When purchasing a … Continue reading

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How Long Does a Computer Last?

A previous post described how to determine the real age of a computer by looking at the power-on time instead of the date of manufacture. A related question that is frequently asked is how long will a computer last? Based … Continue reading

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Understanding laptop batteries

Laptop batteries display a puzzling behavior: when they are new, a laptop may run for hours on a full charge, but as time passes, the battery doesn’t last as long. Checking the battery charge in Windows may show 100% charged … Continue reading

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