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  1. HDPVR630 to PC Connection

    Shaw Cable HD tuner and HD PVR Discussion
    I am replacing an old Starchoice set top box with an HDPVR. The old cable box had among others a coax output which I use to send a signal to a Hauppauge WinTV card in the kitchen computer. The HDPVR630 has two HDMI outputs - is there a device that I can use to convert HDMI to coax at the the pvr...
  2. Microsoft Introduces Their First Laptop Ever-The Surface Book

    Industry News
    Today, Microsoft announced the coming release of their first laptop, The Surface Book, which will go on sale October 26 th . The Surface Book, which is a silver metal laptop with a distinct hinge, includes a 13.5-inch display, with a pixel density of 267PPI. The screen of the laptop is fully...
  3. New Toshiba laptop delivers 3D without the glasses

    Industry News
    Toshiba announced today that its Qosmio F750 laptop which lets users view 3D content without the need for 3D glasses is now available in Canada. Features of the new laptop include an Intel Core i7 processor, Nvidia 3D graphics, 750 GB Hard drive, 8GB of RAM, Harmon Kardon stereo speakers, USB...
  4. Lenovo Thinkpad X1

    Home Computing
    Lenovo today announced the ThinkPad X1, the thinnest and lightest laptop the company has ever introduced. the ThinkPad X1 with its 13 inch screen weighs 3.7 pounds and is less than 17 mm think, about the height of a penny. Also noteworthy is the inclusion of Lenovo’s new RapidCharge battery...
  5. Super Thin Lenovo ThinkPad X1 features rapid charging technology

    Industry News
    Lenovo today announced the ThinkPad X1, the thinnest and lightest laptop the company has ever introduced. The ThinkPad X1 with its 13 inch screen weighs 3.7 pounds and is less than 17 mm think, about the height of a penny. Also noteworthy is the inclusion of Lenovo’s new RapidCharge battery...
  6. Lenovo delivers its first 3D laptop

    Industry News
    The buzzword in consumer electronics this year is 3D and Lenovo has added its voice to the buzz by introducing the Lenovo IdeaPad Y560d, the company’s first multimedia laptop with a 3D display. The move follows companies such as MSI and ASUS which debuted 3-D PCs at the Computex trade show in...
  7. Global Notebook PC revenues up sharply

    Industry News
    Revenues for the global notebook PC market grew to $31.3 billion U.S. in the first quarter, up 31% from $26.4 million in the first quarter of 2009 according to a recent report from DisplaySearch. In terms of revenue, it was the biggest quarter for notebook sales since the third quarter of 2008...
  8. HP expands recall of laptop computer batteries

    Industry News
    HP in association with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission today announced an expanded recall of 54,000 laptop computer batteries which pose a potential fire and burn hazard to consumers. The recalled lithium-ion rechargeable batteries, sold between August 2007 and July 2008, are in...
  9. Worldwide portable PC revenues expected to decline in 2009

    Industry News
    The number of portable computers is expected to increase by 16% in 2009 to 169.6 million units according to a recent report from DisplaySearch. Despite the big increase in the number of units sold, global revenues are expected to fall by 7% to $109 billion in 2009, down from $117 billion in...
  10. Laptop Advice

    Home Computing
    I am a student going into post-secondary and I would like some advice on purchasing a laptop. I am planning on spending around 600$ on one. First of all, what make should I buy? (HP, Toshiba etc.) Second, who makes better processors? (AMD, Intel) What would be a good size? (I was thinking about...
  11. Is DELL inspiron 1525 good?

    Home Computing
    Hi, i saw a laptop that looks fine - DELL inspiron 1525. Our family currently have three computers and two are dell. We didn't have like hardware problems. So... is DELL inspiron 1525 good? Price looks fine and i like that customizing thing.
  12. Protecting your laptop and data while travelling

    Home Computing
    According to a recent study by the Ponemon Institute and paid for by Dell, over 12,000 laptops a week are lost in the United States by business travelers. Some useful tips for the two out of three laptop users not currently protecting their laptop and its contents!
  13. YASBR: Yet another Sony battery recall!

    Home Computing
    Sony in association with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission yesterday announced a recall of 35,000 lithium-ion batteries in the United States worldwide which pose a potential burn hazard to consumers.
  14. Apple to unveil new or updated laptops on Oct 14

    Apple Computing
    Apple Inc will unveil its updated laptops on October 14 and they may cost less, but analysts say the company's drooping stock has already taken any change into account. another rumour
  15. Sony recalls 440,000 Vaio laptops

    Home Computing
    Sony says it is recalling 440,000 units of Vaio laptop computers worldwide due to faulty parts that could trigger overheating. Sony Corp. said Thursday that the recalls involve 19 models of Vaio TZ laptop series manufactured between May 2007 and July 2008, including three export models.
  16. Learning how to build and repair laptops?

    Home Computing
    I have built desktops before but have never attempted to build a laptop. Where would someone learn to do this? Does St.Claire College or the U of W offer courses in this? I'm very interested in learning to build and repair laptops but don't know where to start.
  17. CELL-based laptop from Toshiba

    Home Computing
    Not sure it belongs here. But obviously being a result of the format war outcome, it probably ain't the worst place. Toshiba released a laptop where the hidef video chores (but NOT HD/BD playback) are done by what is normally referred to as PS3 brain - the CELL processor...
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