Lenovo ThinkPad T440s Ordered

See http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/thinkpad/t-series/t440s/ for the details and specs.  I ordered the base model with an upgraded CPU.  I will add more memory and storage later.  Looking forward to seeing the new IPS screen.  Did Lenovo finally get a clue?  We’ll see. I should have it around Thanksgiving.  Gobble Gobble.


My Favorite Time of Year Begins

It is the holiday season. Cool weather, leather jackets, the sound of the leaves shaking to old man winter.  Then there is the fall parade of cameras, gadgets and computers vying for your hard earned dollars. Today the parade begins.  Windows 8.1 is officially available and our OEM partners are taking the wraps off a…


ASUS Zenbook Infinity Revealed

ASUS took the wraps off the Zenbook Infinity. I may have to get one, along with a matching G37.  Until ASUS posts the details on their website, we’ll just have to drool over the new slick blue notebook.  Looks like it has mini DisplayPort in the pic.  There’s a move in the right direction if…


Dell Outs XPS 11 Convertible Laptop

Earlier today at Computex, Dell shared some details about a new convertible laptop, the XPS 11. Though it’s the smallest convertible Windows 8 machine they have designed, it brings a lot of power. It features a gorgeous Quad HD (2560 x 1440) display and the latest hardware from Intel. See more details at http://en.community.dell.com/dell-blogs/direct2dell/b/direct2dell/archive/2013/06/03/dell-s-xps-11-makes-appearance-at-computex-2013.aspx.


The Pixel

I am a fan of great notebook screens.  I have some of the best on the market.  Needless to say, the Google Pixel launch caught my eye.  Here’s a pic of the pix with links to the relevant information.  Looks a lot like the Retina Mac. Anyone buy one yet? It’s only $1449 for the…


Anything interest you from CES 2013 this week?

I browsed the articles and stories throughout the week, but I was pretty surprised at the stuff that didn’t interest me. I guess I expected more laptop news but there just wasn’t much on that front.  My biggest surprise was the new Ultrabook™ specifications for Intel Haswell based ultrabooks.  Apparently they now require a touch…


Multiple Monitors (Multimon) with the Lenovo ThinkPad T430s

Lenovo continues to make perplexing choices with some of their machines.  One such choice is the change to how Optimus operates on the ThinkPad T430s notebook computer.  The T430s Optimus implementation with the Ivy Bridge chipset is very different from the implementation in the ThinkPad T420s. Lets review some of the evolution of Optimus.  Way…


Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon unboxed

Lenovo has finally taken the wraps of the X1 Carbon which is the new carbon fiber based Ultrabook ™ from Lenovo.  Here’s the unboxing video. I believe I’ll have an eval unit this week or next so be sure to stay tuned for more information as I dig into the product and see how it…


Micron and Crucial Start Selling mSATA SSD

For those of you that need a 256GB mSATA drive, you can add Crucial to the list of suppliers.  Micron announced production in a press release back in April and they are finally shipping.  In fact, I bought one directly from Crucial at http://www.crucial.com/store/partspecs.aspx?IMODULE=CT256M4SSD3.  The CT256M4SSD3 is a SATA III mSATA drive that already getting…