Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Hp’s Multi Touch Laptop is Out!

HP has released the HP Pavilion tx2z series. This 12.1-inch tablet weighs just 4.65 pounds and provides the navigation ability similar to Apple’s iPhone to scroll, zoom, flick, and drag and drop by using your finger, well not just one finger since it is a multi-touch you can use more than one finger on the screen. For example, you can scroll up and down by using two fingers on the screen or zoom in and out by using a pinching motion. How cool is that?!

That’s not all, Take a look at some of the specs!

• Dual-mode display accepts input from either a finger or a pen.
• Digital pen that turns the tx2z into a tablet so you can draw or take notes and then automatically convert to text
• A convertible design with a twisting hinge that lets you choose from three modes: PC, display, or slate
• Three on-display launch buttons: one for MediaSmart software, another for Windows Vista Mobility Center—to get battery, volume, wireless or display data—and one for "rotating" the screen into slate mode
• AMD Turion 64 X2 Dual Core Mobile processors for intense multimedia2
• ATI Radeon HD graphics for speedy processing on the go
• DVD player in 5.1 Surround Sound

Hp can also pack a 400GB hard drive with 8Gigs of Ram in this little laptop. Big things do come in small packages and prices starting at $1149.00 makes the HP Pavilion tx2z a great deal

Friday, November 14, 2008

Dell Inspiron Mini 12 Notebook Review

Dell has come out with yet another Inspiron notebook to add to their very large line of laptops. This time around it is the Dell Inspiron Mini 12. It is very similar to Dell’s Inspiron Mini 9 except it comes with a 12 inch screen instead of a 9 inch and it also comes with a much needed performance upgrade.
Here is a quick spec list:

Price: $549 (recommended config $600 )
Screen Size: 12 inches (1280 x 800)
Intel Atom Processor 1.33GHz
3 Cell Battery (3 Hours of Life) *Also a 6 cell Upgrade
40GB PATA Hard Drive (4200RPM)
1 GB DDR2 RAM 533MHz
Vista Operating System

As you can see the specs are not too great, but they are pretty good for a budget portable laptop. The laptop makes up for the specs by offering a very reasonable price tag of only $500 and it comes with a larger keyboard than most mini netbooks. The notebook is also very portable. Weighing in at only 2.72 pounds and being only .92 inches thick makes this netbook compete with rivals in both weight and thickness. This notebook is perfect for any business person on the go that wants a notebook that’s not too big to carry around easily, but not so small that it is difficult type on. I feel that with the Inspiron Mini 12, Dell has finally found a sweet spot between the Inspiron Mini 9 and their normal sized Inspiron Laptops.

Monday, November 3, 2008

An external Hard Drive a great buy for a laptop

Many of you have probably seen or heard of an external hard drive, but for those of you who have not used an external hard drive is just a storage device like the hard drive inside of your laptop except this one outside of your laptop in a standalone box. These drive is usually connected to something like your laptop via a usb hub, firewire, or SATA cable.

Now that you know what an external hard drive is lets get to the numerous number of uses they can bee used for:
• A great way to add addition storage space to your laptops minuscule standard internal hard drive.
• A great way to backup important data.
• An easy way to transfer programs and data from one computer to another.
• An essential device if you ever want to reformat your hard drive and do not want to loose all of your data.

These are just the main reasons that people use external hard drives. The best thing about an external hard drive is the price. In todays market you can buy a 500GB external hard drive for the cheap price of $80! What an easy solution to so many problems. Anyone who has a laptop should have an external hard drive. It is a necessity for so many things and it is so easy to use. Literally all you have to do is plug the device into your computer and your computer will automatically recognize the device. Then to save items onto your hard drive, just drag and drop them into the hard drives folder.