Computing mobility has opened the world up for increased productivity, allowing us to continue work wherever we are. But with every benefit there is also usually a cost, and unfortunately, it’s our health that has gotten the bad end of the deal. With more people stuck behind their computers even when working remotely our general health suffers because of our prolonged sitting to use a computer. [Read more…]
Take a look and make your judgment. Lenovo’s latest desktop has been leaked (surprise!) and of course, people are jumping to see what they can find out about the new product. Dubbed the ThinkCentre Edge 91z, this desktop is not your ordinary computer.
Now I know this isn’t a laptop, but the design is worth writing about. One look at the image and you’ll immediately see that Lenovo might be on to something here.
Believe it or not, the processor and everything else that is needed for a computer to function can be found in the monitor. In this respect, this desktop computer can be comparable to a laptop or a tablet PC, even!
Needless to say, the ThinkCentre Edge 91z – when it finally comes out – is going to be a game changer.
According to the PDF that Engadget “intercepted”, the ThinkCenter Edge 91z is supposed to be announced tomorrow, May 17. ((Engadget)) It should be available by late June of this year. Now that the leak has happened, we don’t know if anything is changing.
In any case, the ThinkCentre Edge 91z is not all about looks. It does pack a punch with respect to specs as well. The monitor is 21.5 inches, with a 1920 x 1080 resolution. Other details:
- Multiple Active Displays for Multi-tasking
- 1G ATI Discrete Graphics Card (though this is optional)
- HDMI Video Out/Video In
- Spill-proof keyboard (now that’s something we all need!)
- Rapid Drive SSD
- Up to Intel Core i7 Quad Core CPUs
The price tag? From $699 to $1199. There’s nothing more to do but to wait for Lenovo’s official announcement. Also, it would be interesting to see how they handle the leak. ;)
The Google Chrome OS laptop has been making waves ever since it was announced. The concept is rather novel, with the OS being cloud-based. Basically, you will need a connection to the Internet to use the laptop. Without that key factor, then your laptop is practically useless. Google says, though, that they are looking for ways to provide a fix – that we still have to hear about. [Read more…]
If you had a desktop computer, a laptop, a netbook, and a tablet, which one would you end up using the most? This is the question that TV ratings company Nielsen posed to the respondents in one of its recent surveys. The tense of that question was, of course, changed to fit reality and not a possible situation. So, given the different kinds of computers that the average person has access to, which one is the most utilized? The answer is not that surprising: tablets. [Read more…]
One of the things that Best Buys prides itself on is the “fact” that they listen to their customers’ feedback, and if their recent launch is any indication, it seems that the store indeed does care about their customers’ desires. Last week, Best Buy launched two new laptops that have specially been configured to address the expressed needs of their clients. These two new laptops have been launched under the Blue Label category.
The two laptops are the Sony Vaio VPCSC1AFM/S and the Toshiba Satellite E305. I have no idea why they chose to name the Sony laptop using that long string of letters than no one will remember, but naming aside, these laptops are rather decent in terms of specifications.
The Blue Label laptops have the Intel Core i5 processor, which should give you enough computing power. Another nice thing: both laptops have a 500GB Seagate® solid-state hybrid drives. This means 50% faster boot time! The difference is that the Sony has a 5400RPM drive while the Toshiba has a 7200RPM drive. Both laptops have the same memory specs: 4GB DDR3.
A significant difference is the size. The Sony is a mere 13.3-inch while the Toshiba is the standard 14-inch. This also translates to a significant difference in weight, with the Sony laptop weighing 3.89 lbs and the Toshiba laptop weighing 4.95 lbs. What I find rather interesting is the almost insignificant difference in battery life – 7 hours 10 minutes for the Toshiba and 7 hours 30 minutes for the Sony!
Other perks that you get with the Blue Label laptops:
- Intel® PC Theft Defense — 3 years complimentary with customer activation
- Intel® Wireless Display† (NETGEAR Push2TV adapter included)
- Extended 2-year manufacturer’s warranty
- Built-in Blu-ray Disc player
- 1 year antivirus protection
- Backlit keyboard
- 90 days complimentary Geek Squad® phone and remote support
I don’t now about you, but that Blu-Ray player is a huge plus! It almost makes the price reasonable. Almost.
The Blue Label Laptops are available for pre-order at Best Buy now. Best get $900 (Toshiba) and $950 (Sony) ready as well.