Confessions of an Audiophile - Logitech Z305 notebook speaker

I'll admit I've been very happy with the speakers on my HP 210 Mini netbook, never mind the 4.1 harman/kardon arrangement on my larger Toshiba Qosmio X305. Of course, there's no reason why I cannot improve the experience, hence my recent purchase of the Logitech Z305 notebook speaker. Attaching to the top of your notebook or netbook's LCD display, the Z305 speaker bar gives the impression of some very decent audio potential. Want an easy way to improve the sound on your netbook or ultrabook? Read on to find out just how well this modern audio accessory performs.

Tech Tips - LCD Screen Replacements

Having your opinion respected has it's benefits when it comes to article suggestions - I received a question from a reader the other week asking if I had gone ahead and upgraded the display on my X305 notebook. How do you upgrade the display on a notebook you ask? Good question. I remember when writing my review of the Toshiba Qosmio X305-Q708 that the initial $4000 asking price was far too steep. Toshiba should have included a 1920x1200 display for that kind of money, rather than stick with a then-ubiquitous 1680x1050 panel. I even remember going online and searching for 17" WUXGA screen replacements for the X305, only to come up with nothing.

Was I disappointed? Initially yes, but I haven't bothered to search since, and it hasn't been on my list of priorities. Is it worth upgrading your notebook's display for more resolution? Do older notebooks qualify? What if you're looking for an IPS display? Several online vendors today offer notebook LCD screen replacements, but before you grab for your wallet, it's worth getting familiar with the pros and cons of such an undertaking.