Laptops and netbooks

HP Mini 1151NR review: The first netbook from Verizon Wireless

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The HP Mini 1151NR is a new generation of laptop computers called a “netbook”. You’re going to be seeing a lot more of these! For those unfamiliar with what a netbook is, think of it as a small computer. Much bigger than a cellphone, but much smaller than your average laptop. The picture shows the […]

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Fujitsu LifeBook T4020D Review

This is a review of the Fujitsu T4020D, one of those fancy, new-fangled “Tablet PCs“. A Tablet PC is essentially a laptop with stylus touchscreen capability. Draw and write on the screen, and have your writing and pictures stored electronically. Tablet PCs also have the capability to turn your handwriting into machine-readable text, though my testing […]

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AlphaSmart Neo review

As I type this, I’m sitting at my friendly neighborhood Panera Bread. I’m one of the lucky ones who managed to grab a squishy chair right next to the fireplace (for those who aren’t Paneraheads, this is quite the primo seat). So you’ve got an image in your head of some geeky weirdo hunched over […]

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ThinkVantage System Update tool allows easy updating of software drivers for Thinkpad / Lenovo PCs

Those who have IBM / Lenovo PCs have a way to update drivers easily and in a centralized fashion. Previously, users had to scan through the IBM driver matrix to download drivers for individual components on their Thinkpads or Lenovo brand PCs. You’d have to download and apply each update manually and separately. Now, you […]

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