TinyURL.com/PortCentral shows you a wall chart view of all the parts in your computer and what they’re called. Like, what are those different connectors on the back for? And how can I tell the difference between a parallel port, a serial port, Firewire, USB, and all that other stuff. Interesting.
The Google Chromebook comes in four versions, one by Samsung, another by Acer, one by HP and the new “Chromebook Pixel.” Acer, by the way, is one of world’s largest computer makers, and just reported that it sells more Chromebooks than Windows 8 computers.
Acer said laptops based on the Chrome operating system accounted
The other day Joy recommended Lenovo computers to a friend. “Lenovo,” she questioned, “that’s an obscure one.” Not really. Lenovo bought IBM’s personal computer business some years back and has been getting good reviews ever since. It’s coming out with a “convertible laptop” this quarter.
Tech writers have been praising the new “all in one” Windows 8 machines from companies like Hewlett Packard, Vizio and Apple. These are desktop computers with giant screens all in one unit. It’s quite compact because the computer part is integrated into the screen or its stand. There’s one problem: At $1300 and up, the new ones with Windows 8 or the latest Mac operating system are nearly twice as expensive as the equivalent Windows 7 all-in-one available on Amazon.
Getting a new computer can be a hassle if you’ve got lots of programs left behind on your old one. You would think that using a drive image program to copy everything from the old drive to DVD or other storage medium would work just fine. Surprise! It works fine, all right, but only to restore your old computer back to a point when everything was working well. It won’t copy the programs of the old computer onto the new one. What about using one of those transfer programs? You know, the ones that advertise they can move everything from your old computer over to the new one. Well, they can move a lot of stuff over, but in our [...]