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HP expands their previous Battery Recall Program... again.

clock June 3, 2011 00:57 by author Jeremy

Some of you may remember HP starting an HP laptop battery recall in May of 2009. The Consumer Safety Products Commission helped recall roughly 70,000 units affecting various HP laptop models between 2007 and 2008.

And in case you weren't around for that, perhaps you witnessed the expansion of that same recall back in May of 2010, which threw even more HP laptops on the bad-list. No? Well then, here's a doozie for ya...

Just last month (oh look, another May), HP expanded that same recall from 2009. If your device or battery bar code is on the list below, you may want to contact HP...just in case.

That, or wait until next year's likely recall. 3rd time's a charm, right?

Sources: HP laptop battery notebook recall 2011 - Check out the HP notebook recall for 2011 and the list of laptops that should get their battery replaced.
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission - HP Expands Recall of Notebook Computer Batteries Due to Fire Hazard. Consumers urged to recheck notebook models and batteries.
HP Notebook PC Battery Pack Replacement Program - HP urges customers with notebooks listed in the 2009, 2010 and 2011 announcements to validate the battery even if they have validated it previously.

There's also new replacement HP laptop batteries and chargers available on eBatts.com that are ready to ship and come with a full 1 year warranty.



Razer Switchblade: The Return of the Netbook

clock January 7, 2011 23:32 by author Jeremy

Netbooks have had a harder time in the market recently, thanks to the ever-so-popular Tablet. But with Razer creating the "Switchblade", we may see a jump in netbook popularity once again.

The idea behind the netbook was mobility: a tiny design that's compact, lightweight, and easy to use. Also, they were great to use as media-devices.

In the Switchblade, however, we see the netbook being used in a slightly different manner than most people would use them for: gaming. Particularly interesting is the keyboard layout: there's just enough keys to get the necessary things in, like letters on your keyboard, but when you start to play a videogame, the peripherals on the keys actually change to match those of the game.

Razer wouldn't announce a release date, saying that the Switchblade was simply a concept idea still. But would they place this much money into something that's simply a design? ...Personally, I hope not.

 

Source: engadget.com

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