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HP Dethrones Dell as King of PCs

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by Mike Zazaian October 19, 2006 - 2:59pm, No Comments

An array of HP digital products

After its US sales dove 7.1 percent during the last quarter, Dell has finally relinquished its spot as the world’s top PC-maker to once and future king HP.

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Exploding Batteries Forseen By Dell, Documents Say

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by Mike Zazaian October 6, 2006 - 3:25pm, 2 Comments >>

”Exploding

Documents acquired under the freedom information act indicate that Dell knew of their battery issues almost a year before a recall was initiated.

As is clear from the documents, Dell reported several overheating incidents to the Consumer Product Safety Commission last October. Within a few months of the report Dell discovered the cause of the overheating, the same notorious metal particles that have caused short circuits in almost 8 million lithium-ion batteries.

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Virgin Atlantic Rolls Back Blanket Battery Ban

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by Mike Zazaian September 24, 2006 - 1:28pm, No Comments

A Virgin Atlantic Airbus

After a string of exploding Apple and Dell notebook batteries, Virgin Atlantic Airlines rushed to ban all Dell and Apple notebooks from use on flights. Luckily for Apple-and-Dell-owning jetsetters, Branson’s airline has eased restrictions.

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340,000 Defective Sony Batteries Prompt Toshiba Exchange Offer

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by Mike Zazaian September 19, 2006 - 12:22pm, 1 Comment >>

Battery for a Toshiba notebook

Toshiba has offered replacements to owners who bought one of 340,000 notebooks equipped with defective Sony batteries, but insists there’s no risk of explosion.

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Dell Goes Commando With Rugged Notebooks

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by Mike Zazaian September 19, 2006 - 10:49am, 2 Comments >>

A Challenger 2 tank, much more durable than a Dell rugged notebook

PC powerhouse Dell is looking to expand their notebook lineup by adding some beat-em-up rugged laptops and ultraportables to the mix.

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Virgin Atlantic Bans Dell, Apple Laptops

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by Mike Zazaian September 16, 2006 - 5:42pm, 22 Comments >>

A Virgin Atlantic plane

Amid a slew of incidents involving exploding Sony batteries, Virgin Atlantic announced that it won’t allow passengers to carry any Apple or Dell laptops onto flights.

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Sony Battery Explodes at LAX

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by Mike Zazaian September 16, 2006 - 4:40pm, 10 Comments >>

The Aftermath

Passengers at LAX got quite a scare today as an IBM laptop with a Sony battery exploded in one of the world’s busiest airports, but Sony might have seen the whole thing coming.

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