Saturday, March 27, 2010

Is everyone Ready for the iPad…


Looks like if you didn’t pre-ordered your iPad for April 3rd or reserved your iPad for in store pick up, you’ll have to wait till April 12 for the next shipment. image Also there has been some leaks out there that show applications for the new iPad. I can see the average price for the iPad application starting or in the $9.99 price range. One feature that I would really like that Apple would include, or be able to do on the iPad is. Be able to use a mobile phone to create a BT DUN to connect your iPad on the road for internet access, email, etc… But I can see why they wouldn’t provide that feature. Then they wouldn’t be able to sell the 3G version that you would use with AT&T. I guess I will just going to have to see how good of a deal I get a Verizon or Sprint MiFi to use with the iPad, and just cancel my Tether option on my BlackBerry Storm 2. I would only be paying $20.00 more per month than what I am paying now. So let the count imagedown begin. 

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Asus Eee PC T101MT

Well looks like finally Asus Eee PC is going to be releasing the much awaited T101MT. This was shown at CES 2009 along with the T91. Then all year went by and no signs of the T101MT at all. At CES2010 the Asus Eee T101MT made a appearance again and now Asus is saying that it will be available next month for $499. The price is nice but compare it to the Lenovo S10-3t, you'll get more for your money with the S10-3t. From the specs that is available, this is what you'll get for your $499.

  • 10.1 1024 x 600 capacitive screen

  • 1GB RAM

  • 160GB Hard drive (S10-3t gets you 250GB)

  • Windows 7 Starter Edition

  • 1.66GHz Atom N450 Processor

  • GMA 3150

  • 802.11b/g/n

  • Bluetooth

  • 0.3 webcam

  • 3 USB ports

  • SDHC Card Reader

  • VGA, Mic, Headphone Jacks

  • 6.5 hours of battery life

You can always configure a higher end model that has more options like bigger hard drive, more RAM, Windows 7 Home Premium, etc... but will cost you more money. The keyboard on the T101MT seems to be very good, all though the 3t to me is good as can get for a netbook. I usually use a netbook through out the day and can get by with the smaller keyboards, because usually your only typing for short periods at a time. So for now we will have to wait and see next month if indeed it will be released.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Marvell Moby Tablet

The iPad is almost here and everyone is talking about it. Now Marvell has announced, that they are developing a tablet computer as well. The claim this will change the way students learn. This also has more options than the iPad, and does more. The Marvell has named the tablet Moby. Here is the best part. Marvell has made a statement that this high-performance device is going to sell for $99 a pop. Now this will be great for schools like they say. Normally textbooks cost anywhere from $60 - $200 so this would be a great cost savings. The Moby is a 10” tablet that has quite a bit for the $99 price, which will include 1080p HD video playback, full Flash support, Wi-Fi/Bluetooth/FM/GPS connectivity and even 3D-capability. This will all be powered by the Marvell ARMADA 600 series processors. This should give great battery life as well. This also could be a great device for some businesses as well, that need to be on the road and need information without having to bring a laptop along. We will have to wait if this does indeed every get released and becomes a real product for the consumers. So for now, I will have to get my iPad. :)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Targus Premium Laptop Charger




I just happen to purchase the “New Targus Premium Laptop Charger”. I spend most of the day on the road and my previous iGo charger finally gave out and I needed to power my Netbook for a meeting later that afternoon. I happen to go by my local Fry’s and purchased another iGo brand charger, but I wasn’t to happy because the size was like a brick and very heavy. Most all where the small big and heavy. So I got the iGo. As I was driving I noticed Best Buy so I did a quick stop and found the Targus charger. This is what I was looking for, so I bought it and will take the other one back. I was surprised how small and light the charger is and how small the car charger is as well. It comes with several tips for many laptops and also a iPod charger tip. The Targus is not cheap but my other one lasted about 10 years, so I hope this one last as much.



 As you can see that it comes in a neat little package with the tips in a little plastic tray that you can pick the tips you want. You’re going to want to find a place to safe keep the tips, because the plastic tray is just for the packaging.








The best part of this little charger is that you don’t have to use the same A/C charger for the car. The car charger is separate from the A/C so you can leave the car charger in the car at all times and just remove the cable to take inside, which is really easy.  P1010066 See here on the picture of the car charger which is very small and portable when your traveling. The lighter the charger is the better when your on the road. The main A/C charger is just as small as my BlackBerry Storm 2 so when I put it in the small slip case that holds my Netbook with my BT Mouse it’s like I’m not carrying a charger. Got use to the bigger iGo charger which was very bulky in the little slip case. P1010067









Here you see my BlackBerry Storm 2 next to the Targus A/C and Car charger.


Also the Targus A/C charger is just as thick as the BlackBerry Storm 2. :)

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Inking on the Lenovo S10-3t Now Working Great


Dagi Stylus


I have ordered the Dagi Capacitive Stylus pen to try out on the Lenovo S10-3t. After using the Dagi stylus, I am really getting use to inking with it. As you can see in this short video how well it works with a capacitive screen like the S10-3t. So far I have been testing and writing short emails, and using it with OneNote, and the inking is very good. I am having better luck using the Dagi stylus vs the Pogo Sketch Stylus. The Pogo stylus has a foam tip which makes inking on the capacitive screen much harder and doesn’t register on the screen as good as the Dagi. As you may notice the Dagi stylus tip is made of semi hard plastic tip, that is clear with a red dot to let you see as your inking on the screen. It does take a little bit to get used to using the Dagi stylus because you have to keep it at a angle. Hopefully you can see it on the video. I might just pick up another Dagi stylus to have as a backup because, so far I really liking this stylus. :)

For now the Dagi Stylus is the best option for a capacitive screen, at least it is for me.