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Dear Lifehacker, I have a laptop — it’s not too old — and I love it, but I’m thinking I could use a bigger hard drive, or maybe some more RAM. I wouldn’t mind upgrading it myself, but I don’t want to undo all of these screws just to find out the RAM is soldered down or the hard drive is under a bunch of delicate wires. How can I find out whether I can upgrade it before I crack it open?
Hi Lifehacker, I’m returning to study in 2014 and I’m going to need a new notebook computer for study purposes. When is the best time to buy? Should I buy now in the pre-Christmas sales, wait until after Christmas to look for a bargain then, or wait until I’ve officially started studying and then see if I can score a scholarship or a loan? And what specs and brands should I look for?
With so many options available, picking the right laptop can prove difficult. How do you know you’ll end up with a reliable model, or one that will last you at least three years without feeling outdated? While you can’t predict the future, you can use information from the past to figure out your best bet before you make your purchase.
This Saturday (16 November), ALDI is having a sale on various tech and lifestyle items as part of its ‘Special Buys’ promotion. The deals on offer include mountain bikes, tablets, e-readers, Windows 8.1 touch screen laptops, smartphones and pool cleaners. Here are a few products that caught our eye for one reason or another.
Yesterday, we got some hands-on time with Microsoft’s next Surface model; the imaginatively titled Surface 2. While still based on the Windows RT operating system, Microsoft has added a stack of new tech under the hood in a bid to satisfy non-casual users. The result is a versatile tablet/laptop hybrid that genuinely fulfills both criteria. Here are five improvements that arguably make the Suface 2 a worthy laptop replacement.
Hi Lifehacker, I’ve owned a Sony Vaio laptop (VPCF116FG) for just over three years and overheating is becoming an issue. Recently I’ve noticed that it overheats fairly quickly even with the most mundane tasks. such as watching a video or browsing using Firefox. Even when I switch it on, Task Manager reports that it’s already using about 1.5GB of my 4GB of RAM. I can’t have too many programs running or my laptop shuts itself down without warning.