For the last few weeks I've had the opportunity to use the Dell Studio 14z laptop while I test out Phoenix Technologies new Laptop location technology service called FailSafe. The Dell Studio 14z is one of the most portable full size Dell laptop's to hit the market and starts at $699. The Studio 14z ditches the optical drive to cut the weight down to 4.3 pounds and when combined with the slim design makes for an attractive packaged 14" laptop. You can get the 14z in Black Chainlink, Ruby Red, Midnight Blue, Spring Green and Plum Purple.
Overall the Studio 14z is a good laptop with a few quirks but in the end the extras make up for most of the shortcomings.
Given the fact that more and more of our communicating is done with a keyboard and that we write more than any other generation, it's no surprise that keyboards are the focus of many of our notebook reviews at Notebooks.com.
We're always asking ourselves. Is it springy? How big is it? Does it feel "right"?
Many times the answers to these questions are disappointing which is what Microsoft aims to address with its new Microsoft Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 6000.
The rubberized Samsung Go Netbook first caught my attention when it was released in Europe and the unique form factor still has my attention now that it has hit the American shores. While other netbooks and small notebooks attempt to be the next cheap Macbook Air; the Samsung Go is decidedly different and that plays into its favor. Brad Linder at Liliputing recently had the opportunity to review the Samsung Go and has provided a full report on the pros and cons of Samsung's design choices.