The Best 15-Inch Laptops for 2020

Like their 13-inch counterparts, 15-inch laptops keep getting thinner and lighter, but they’re still the same workhorses they’ve always been. Dell’s XPS 15 remains our top pick at this size for its ability to cram all that power into a relatively tiny form. It’s a great all-rounder with some gaming […]

Ideal for going back to school

(Pocket-lint) – Looking for a new Chromebook? Chromebooks have been getting more and more successful, and are available from many big names in laptops including HP, Acer and Asus. Education has also been a big market for the devices, but they’re also great for a simple home laptop for Gmail, […]

Supervisors refuse county-owned laptops | Local

Salem Supervisor Evera Sue Clary said she appreciates the laptop provided by the county. She has been using her business laptop and doesn’t want to mix county business with her personal business. “Our town computer is an antique, and it’s impossible to Zoom at the town office because of lack […]

US faces back-to-school laptop shortage

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Schools across the United States are facing shortages and long delays, of up to several months, in getting this year’s most crucial back-to-school supplies: the laptops and other equipment needed for online learning, an Associated Press investigation has found. The world’s three biggest computer companies, Lenovo, […]

The Best Laptop Brands for 2020

These days, laptops are a necessity. On the plus side, they’re never in short supply, and there’s one for every budget. On the downside, there are so many that choosing the best one for your needs can get overwhelming. The lifespan of a laptop ranges from three to five years on […]

D70 still waiting on thousands of laptops for students

News PUEBLO, Colo. (KRDO) — According to Pueblo County School District 70, they are still waiting on approximately 2,200 Chromebook laptops for students. D70 started the school year under a remote learning plan. The district promised every student a laptop and the necessary equipment to learn from home. According to […]

The best laptops under $500 for 2020

Acer Aspire 5 . Laptops at this price point often have significant compromises, whether that’s in performance, the screen quality, or battery life. The Aspire 5, though, manages to have almost everything you’d want in a modern laptop at an impressive price discount. Mark Coppock/Digital Trends More Read our in-depth […]

What the Tech? Which laptop to buy | What The Tech?

Because of the pandemic and changes in school calendars, parents are expected to make sure their child can go online for at least some of their classroom work. Since many homes only have a couple of computers for the family, parents are being asked to make laptops available for their […]

These are the best cheap Chromebook deals for August 2020

Today’s best Chromebooks offer a lot of bang for the buck, too, making them particularly attractive to students, professionals, and anybody else shopping for a laptop on a budget. But we can help you save even more: Here, we’ve scoured the internet to bring you the best cheap Chromebook deals […]

Laptop shortage in US as families face back-to-school: Report

Educators nationwide worry that computer shortfalls will compound the inequities — and the headaches for students, families and teachers. SAN FRANCISCO, California — Schools across the United States are facing shortages and long delays, of up to several months, in getting this year’s most crucial back-to-school supplies: the laptops and […]

Become a tech support superhero

If you’re a PC Pro reader, the following scenarios are no doubt familiar: when dad’s broadband goes down, he calls you first – not BT. When mum’s printer won’t stop spitting out error pages, it isn’t HP she picks up the phone to – it’s you. You’re also the go-to […]

The Technology 202: Congressional fight over funding for digital learning could leave behind as many as 15 million kids

Democrats want to include $4 billion in funding specifically dedicated to virtual learning needs. Funds in their plan would be distributed through the Federal Communications Commission’s E-Rate program that helps schools and libraries obtain affordable broadband access. The House version of the next relief package was approved with $1.5 billion in funding for […]

Virtual school is causing laptop shortages across the U.S.

American students are facing a shortage of laptops, particularly low-cost Chromebooks popular in K-8 schools, at the same time that many districts are choosing full-remote or hybrid reopening models. Why it matters: No device = no education. Supply and demand: U.S. laptop sales began surging in March, as the pandemic […]