BUYING A NEW LAPTOP

Ultra-thin laptops are often called “ultrabooks” and look a lot like the Mac Air. They’re popular because of their light weight and long battery life. They use solid state drives (memory chips), so they’re fast and you don’t need to carry discs.  The downside for many models is if the battery needs replacing, you have to send it back to the manufacturer. Only the Sony Vaio T13 and HP Elite Book Folio 9470 have user replaceable batteries.

If you’re handy, you can open the case on the others and try changing the battery yourself. Vizio says theirs are user-replaceable, but you’ll void the warranty if you do it. Acer and Dell say the user is only responsible for damage done during removal. The hardest battery to replace is the Apple MacBook Pro with retina display, where the battery is set in place with industrial strength glue.

You can learn more about restrictions like these by going to ElectronicsTakeBack.com.

2 Responses to “BUYING A NEW LAPTOP”

  1. I recently bought a new IBM inkjet printer and already ran the ink out of the temp cartridges. Has anybody experienced any luck with the less expensive printer ink cartridges? I was thinking of trying this place – http://solanoink.com? Has anybody tried this store before?

  2. We’ve had success from inexpensive third party inks we bought on Amazon. We still have a bag of them but there’s no brand name on it and we don’t recall it. Some companies have brighter colors than others,