• Make a laptop run perfectly!


    Ben Myers

    By Ben Myers

    With a little work, the right laptop can look and run almost like new, but its upgrade possibilities are far more limited than a desktop’s.

    Numerous brands and models of laptops dot the landscape, each model designed according to different principles by different design teams. Different sizes of laptops carrying the same brand and model follow a similar (but not identical) design, even from generation to generation, as the design team works through model after model.

    Business-class brands such as Acer TravelMate, Dell Latitude, Hewlett Packard Elitebook, and Lenovo ThinkPad vary widely from one another in design, construction, and quality of materials. Then, too, there is a plethora of models intended for consumer use, causing us to roll our eyes.

    Read the full story in our Plus Newsletter (19.36.0, 2022-09-05).