laptops

Ask LH: Which Laptops Are Good Choices For School?

Hi Lifehacker, Next year the school my sons attend is introducing a BYOD policy, so I have to buy laptops or tablets for each of them. They both have desktops at home.


Turn An Old Laptop And Meccano Into A Cool External Monitor With Stand

Even if an old laptop no longer has the speed you need, the screen might still be worth salvaging as an extra monitor. This DIY project takes you through hooking up the screen and shows a neat stand for it made out of Meccano construction toys.


Ask LH: Which Laptop Should I Buy For University?

Hi Lifehacker, I’m going to university next year, and I was wondering if you have any recommendations for what sort of laptop/hard drive/specs combo I should get? I currently have a school-issue HP ProBook 4230, and I am very keen to get rid of it.


Chromebook Comparison Filters Choices To Find The Right Laptop For You

If you don’t want to spend a lot of money on a laptop, a Chromebook can be a solid alternative. To find the right one for you, software developer Danny Tuppeny created a webapp that filters your options.


Pick The Right MacBook Processor For Your Usage

MacBooks are great little laptops, and Apple offers a few different options to choose from. The Wirecutter likes the MacBook Air, but it also digs into the differences between the available i5 and i7 processors.


Turn Your Laptop Into A Wi-Fi Hotspot By Adding A Second Wireless Card

Sharing your laptop’s Internet connection isn’t hard, but you need two network cards to do it. If your laptop only has a single wireless card, add a second wireless adaptor to turn your laptop into a Wi-Fi hotspot.


Five Best Laptop Bags

Finding the perfect laptop bag is no easy task. Some of us use whatever we got with the laptop, while others spend hundreds on the perfect bag. This week, we’re looking at five of the best, based on your nominations.


Five Best Ultrabooks

Whether you need a new laptop for work, school or play, an Ultrabook is a powerful and portable choice. Here are five of the best Ultrabooks on the market right now, based on your nominations.


Need A New Laptop For Work Or School? Tax Time Is A Great Time

The end of financial year is great time to buy new tech gear. If you use your computer at home for work — you may be able to claim your PC as a tax deduction. That applies to some students, too. Further, small businesses with total incomes less than $2 million can write off purchases valued under $6500 immediately in the year the cost occurred. So what new laptops/tablets are best for work or play? Here are some ideas.


Keep Your Laptop Cool With An Egg Carton

If you’re in dire need of some way to cool down your laptop and don’t want to spend the cash on a cooling pad, Instructables has a simple solution in the form of some overturned egg cartons.