Monthly Archives: November 2015

Best Laptops $250 and Under

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With gift giving season underway you may be looking to give someone the awesome gift of a laptop, but don’t really want to break the bank. Here are a few that will give you a good laptop at under $250, according to Gizmodo. Acer Aspire E15 HP Stream 11 ASUS EeeBook X205TA ASUS Transformer Book […]


Happy Thanksgiving!

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All of us here at LapTopsHelp hope all you lap top fans out there have a wonderful holiday filled with family and friends, warmth and laughter. Leave your laptop at home today and enjoy the people around you. It’ll be there tomorrow! Happy Thanksgiving!  


Dell Laptop SSL Certificate Security Problem

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A pre-installed SSL certificate named eDellRoot may allow hackers to reverse engineer the signing key to allow unsafe traffic onto your computer by making it appear legitimate. This is similar to the Lenovo problem earlier this year with the adware program Superfish. So far the security problem has been found on the Inspiron 5000, XPS […]


MSI Releases New Heroes of the Storm Skinned Laptops

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This past weekend, the Taiwan computer manufacturer MSI debuted its new Heroes of the Storm skinned laptops. The popular Blizzard online multiplayer game worked in conjunction with MSI to create the skins for three of its G-series gaming rigs — the GT80, the GE62 Apache, and the GT72 Dominator. The new versions are being released […]


Yearning for the Old ThinkPad?

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Lenovo is looking for input on its idea to bring a retro-style ThinkPad to the market. The proposed model has a boxy shape, blinking status lights, exposed screws and a rubberized covering, but will be a slimmer 18mm thick, rather than the original 56mm. It would have a real-key QWERTY keyboard, a middle nub for […]


Tips for Extending Battery Life

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Here are some tips to extend the life of your laptop battery. Try changing your browser. Chrome is a battery hog so switch to Safari. Disable Bluetooth if you’re not using it. Adjust the energy saver settings to shut down programs you’re not using. Keep your software updated so your laptop is more efficient and […]


New Microsoft Surface Book Problems

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Purchasers of the new Microsoft Surface Book have been reporting problems with the computer freezing up while in use. The only fix so far is to shut down the computer. We all know how agonizingly frustrating computer freezes are – all of your work lost and having to be redone. Even with frequent autosaves, there […]


Google Giving Goodies Away

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In an obvious effort to get Google device owners to delve deeper into what Google offers, they are enticing users with free goodies. If you own Chromecast, a Chromebook or Android device you just need to verify ownership and collect your freebies. Google is giving away things like Play store credit and free movies. Head […]


MacBook Pro vs Microsoft Surface Book

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Microsoft has boasted that it smokes the Mac Book with twice the speed, but the folks at PC Advisor tested it for accuracy. Actually, the Surface Book is three times faster. That is, if you are comparing it to the MacBook Pro 13. When you lay down the gauntlet, you have to expect someone to […]


Chrome OS Not Being Phased Out

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When the Wall Street Journal made the announcement last week that the Chrome OS was going to be folded into Android, a lot of people panicked. However, Google has since commented on the statement, making it clear that Chrome OS and Chromebook is not going away. Both systems have their strengths and weaknesses. Google says […]