Trashed laptops: When bad things happen to (mostly) good PCs

We scoured the Web to find true tales of splintered, shattered, and smashed laptops.

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Singed Silicon

Portable by design, a laptop computer is a delicate, intricate machine that responds poorly to flames, freefalls, and blunt-force trauma (accidental or otherwise). And unlike a smartphone, which fits snugly in a pocket or pouch, a laptop is bulky and relatively awkward to carry. In short, it's a disaster waiting to happen.

Warning: If you're offended by graphic images of singed silicon and eviscerated electronics, click away now! Brave souls, continue.

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