Do you believe the prices on laptops these days? As more tablets are introduced , the prices drop further. But you've never seen it cheaper than this.  Plus the question of the week for Computer Renaissance of Latham and more 

My first laptop had less than one meg of storage, and I distinctly remember paying almost $2000 for it!  Does that ring a bell?

Look at this!  According to the Los Angeles, Google has now teamed up with Acer to create a laptop for under $200.00.  It has a decent amount of memory as well.

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According to the article:

"The C7 features an 11.6-inch display with an 1,366 by 768 pixel resolution. The computer runs on an Intel Core processor and includes 320 gigabytes of storage. The Acer C7 is 1 inch thick and weighs 3 pounds."

The Acer C7 Chromebook will be available for purchase online at Google Play and on Tuesday. You'll also be able to pick one up at select Best Buy stores starting this week. "

Isn't that amazing!  You could buy 10 of them for what I paid for one! 

Now we will talk about iPhone apps that scan items in stores to tell you where you can buy them cheaper

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Actually, no I won't.  I refuse to tell you the exact name of the app. I am totally against these apps because I think it's an insult to small businesses were trying to make it.  Please think twice before you go to your local mom and pop retailer, look at an item on their shelf, scan the item, and then buy it online.  I just don't think that's fair!
And finally -the Computer Renaissance of Latham Question Of the Week

                                        Question From Meghan in Pittsfield:

I have an Acer laptop that I got 2 1/2 years ago. When I turn my laptop on, it will never load, it is just a black screen. In order for it to load I have to press enter. After I press enter, the Windows screen comes up but in order for me to get to the login screen where I enter my password I have to press keys multiple times and press enter many times in order for it to say you have entered your password wrong. Then, the login screen where I enter my password will eventually come up. It started to do it randomly, I haven't done anything differently. I use Norton Virus scan and update my computer all the time so it's up to date but logging in is such a pain. Any clues on how I could fix this?

Our Friends at Computer Renaissance thinks It sounds like a bad hard drive or keyboard so first they suggest testing the keyboards...then run hard drive & memory tests. Obviously if it fails one of these tests you know the problem BUT if it passed all tests then it would be a software issue (windows operating system) could be a virus or windows could just be corrupted from normal usage.

So you would boot to safe mode & do virus/malware scans & run a utility called check disk to repair file system errors.........if this doesn't help they would recommend backing up data & reloading the operating system. Also just because Norton is up to date means nothing as no antivirus program is 100%.

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