Fujitsu’s Stylistic Q550 business tablet available for US pre-orders

Posted in Fujitsu by Conner Flynn on May 9th, 2011

Whether this tablet is stylistic or not is debatable, but one thing is for sure, most tablets don’t have Smart Card readers, fingerprint scanners and TPM modules, but the Fujitsu Q550 has one of each. That’s a bonus for sure.

The Oak Trail-powered Windows 7 tablet sporting it’s 10.1-inch, 1280 x 800 IPS screen is now ready for US pre-orders. The base model is $729 with a 30GB solid state drive and a two-cell rechargeable battery. For $849 you get 62GB of storage and a four cell swappable Lithium-ion battery. Both have front and rear cameras, HDMI out, a bootable USB 2.0 port, a full-size SD slot and dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n WiFi.

Cisco Cius Tablet Ships

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on April 17th, 2011

We have some good news concerning the Cisco Cius tablet today. You can now purchase Cisco’s new Android tablet. The Cisco Cius is an ultra-portable business tablet that offers access to essential business applications and technologies. For business.

It supports Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n), 3G/4G data and Bluetooth 3.0, HD video (720p) with Cisco TelePresence solution, a 7-inch high-resolution color screen and a battery that delivers up to 8-hours of use. The Cisco Cius tablet can only be ordered through your Cisco field representative at the moment.

HP EliteBook 8460w, 8560w and 8760w business laptops

Posted in HP by Conner Flynn on April 13th, 2011

HP has announced three new business laptops: the 14-inch EliteBook 8460w, 15.6-inch 8560w and the 17.3-inch 8760w. That last one looks like it is the high end model as it comes with your choice of Sandy Bridge processors up to a Core i7-2920XM, AMD FirePro or NVIDIA Quadro graphics with up to 4GB of memory, and up to three hard drives with RAID 5 support.

With the other two EliteBooks, you can still get up to a Core i7-2820QM, but there’s no option for integrated graphics. All three will be available next month. Prices start at $1,299, $1,349 and $1,899.

Microsoft is getting into the TV set top box business

Posted in Microsoft by Conner Flynn on January 4th, 2011

The time is right for Microsoft to make a play for the set top box market. Apple is never at CES and Google is asking its partners at CES this year to hold back while Google takes its Google TV back to the drawing board. The timing seems perfect.

And according to the Seattle Times that is just what they are doing. Looks like Microsoft is going to enter this market with a stripped-down version of Windows suited for set-top boxes and connected TVs. The software is a version of its embedded device software, overlaid with the Windows Media Center interface, with media streaming and remote-control capabilities.

Dell Ultraportable V130 Business Notebook

Posted in Dell by Conner Flynn on November 30th, 2010

Dell has updated the Vostro V13 line with the V130. It’s the first notebook to feature Intel’s new Hyperbaric cooling system. Internal fans are typically used to drive out hot air from the notebook, but the new design uses an internal fan to draw air into the notebook to the CPU and other components, keeping them cool. Then the hot air is expelled.

At it’s thinnest point, the V130 measures just 0.65 inches and is made from a combination of aluminum for the chassis, zinc hinges and has a magnesium alloy palm rest.

Samsung to exit e-paper business

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on August 24th, 2010

Samsung has announced that they will no longer be in the e-paper panel production industry, citing “cost issues” and a dim view of e-paper’s future. This is interesting news, because if a giant like Samsung is walking away from the e-paper business, who else is getting ready to leave?

Samsung will still be involved with the e-book reader market though and will release a new model next year that will ditch e-paper in favor of an LCD display. Poor sales obviously helped fuel this decision.

Samsung P580 business notebook with Core i3/i5, matte screen

Posted in Notebooks by Conner Flynn on May 11th, 2010

Samsung has a new anti-glare screen option for us, with the P580 notebook, which features a 15.6-inch 1,366 x 768 LED-lit screen and keyboard with numeric keypad. Under the hood there’s a Core i3 or i5 CPU, NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M (1GB GDDR3) graphics, Trusted Platform Module security, Bluetooth 2.1, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, and 2GB to 4GB of RAM.

There’s also four chargeable USB 2.0 ports (one is also eSATA) and the docking port. It weighs just 5.51 pounds. Hopefully the pricing is affordable enough for your business needs.

Dell Latitude 13 business laptop now available

Posted in Dell by Conner Flynn on March 2nd, 2010

Want a thin and light laptop for business? Dell’s Latitude 13 laptop is aimed at the business type and is now available on the Dell site. Business doesn’t have to mean a boring looking laptop in this case.

It’s available in three customizing options: base, economy, and productivity, with your choice of Celeron M or Core 2 Solo CPUs, Linux, Vista, or Windows 7 OS, up to 2GB of SD-RAM, and a 160GB hard drive.

NEC Android business tablet to drop in Japan this fall?

Posted in NEC by Conner Flynn on October 27th, 2009

NEC Android business tablet to drop in Japan this fall?We don’t have much info. Just a small image and a few specs at the moment, but it looks like NEC is working on a mobile business tablet PC that looks to be Android based. The touchscreen tablet has a 7- to 8-inch LCD display and NEC is apparently predicting that they’ll eventually ship over 1m of the UMPCs each year. So they seem pretty confident.

We don’t even have a name for the device yet, but it’s set to go on sale in Japan this fall. NEC is boasting that it’s a fast-booting device with heavy use of cloud-storage and cloud-computing “capable as a personal computer”.

HP unveils ProBook 4310s

Posted in HP by Conner Flynn on July 21st, 2009

HP unveils ProBook 4310sHP just unveiled its ProBook 4310s, making it available for purchase. This one is aimed squarely at business users. Under the hood you’ll find an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, Up to 8GB RAM, Intel GMA 4500MHD integrated/ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330 graphics chip, Up to 500GB of hard drive space, DVD burner/Blu-ray combo, 4 or 8 cell battery, 13.3″ LED backlight display at 1,366 × 768 pixels, Optional 2-megapixel webcam and Wi-Fi.

The ProBook 4310s is powered by Windows Vista and prices start at $779 and go up from there, after you’ve thrown in the additional fingerprint reader, Bluetooth etc.

Nokia E72, slim and sleek

Posted in Nokia by Conner Flynn on June 16th, 2009

Nokia E72, slim and sleekThe Nokia E72 made a brief appearance the other day in a leaked promo video. Now we have more details. The phone sports a stylish QWERTY keypad, a 5 megapixel camera, HSUPA (up to 2Mbps) and faster HSDPA (Up to 10Mbps).

The E72 also has a new optical Navi key, which acts like an optical trackpad for navigating through the menu, and applications. It also acts as an electronic compass to enhance GPS navigation. The Nokia E72 is expected to hit in the third quarter of 2009 with a 4GB microSD card in the box and a lifetime license for Nokia messaging.

Nokia E71x now on AT&T

Posted in Nokia by Conner Flynn on May 4th, 2009

Nokia E71x now on AT&TThe long overdue E71x is available at long last. Any businessmen out there who are interested better get to ordering one pronto, because it is at the incredible price of just $99.99.

It will be a two year contract after a $50 mail-in rebate. This one comes in a full metal body and runs on Symbian S60 ver 3.2, HSDPA/3G support, Wi Fi, full QWERTY keyboard, Bluetooth and GPS. It even has a 3.2 megapixel camera for snapping pictures of whatever you snap pictures of.

Acer X1130 business projector

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on April 6th, 2009

Acer X1130 business projectorAcer just released one of its newest business projectors, the X1130. Acer is hoping that it finds its way into your organization and your heart. Some specs include: SVGA (800 x 600) resolution, 2,500:1 contrast ratio, 2,300 ANSI lumens, RGB, composite and S-video connectivity.

One of the selling points of the Acer X1130 is that it operates on an amazingly quiet 31 dB noise level, allowing you to make your presentation without the usual irritating noises. The extra long lasting lamp can run for up to 4,000 hours in eco mode, saving you money.

Samsung launches 46 inch display for outdoor use

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on March 15th, 2009

Samsung launches 46 inch display for outdoor useSamsung Korea has just launched its latest outdoor display for commercial use: the 460DRn. The 46″ display will come with a brightness level of 1,500cd/m2 and has touchscreen support built-in for greater interactivity with customers.

That’s not all, the 460DRn also has an integrated computer under the hood, so you can run your programs without needing another PC. The all-in-one display is water, dust and moisture proof, hence the “for outdoor use” tag. Don’t expect it to be vandalism proof however. Just tell yourself it looks good in graffiti.

Sony announces VAIO G3

Posted in Sony by Conner Flynn on January 28th, 2009

Sony announces VAIO G3Sony Japan just announced its VAIO G3 for the G Series, another ultra portable notebook aimed at business professionals. The body weighs just 898 grams and it has a surprisingly good battery life. The VAIO G3 boasts up to 13 hours according to Sony.

Some specs: Intel Core 2 Duo SU9300/SU9400 processor, 12.1″ XGA (1,024 × 768) widescreen LCD, 1GB RAM, 160GB HDD, Intel GMA 4500MHD graphics, 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth connectivity, and Windows Vista Business.