WHERE’S THE RUMORS? Sorry for shouting, it’s just very peculiar that all of the normal Apple/Mac rumor sites have been quiet about a new series of Apple ultraportables. There’s been a few events come and go over the past few months with plenty of rumors whirling around those, whether it’s patent applications or 13.3-inch widescreen iBooks (well MacBooks I guess) or 11.1-inch MacBook mini’s or MacTablets or whatever.
There’ s a good article at MobilityToday.com about security for mobile users – it looks at physical and network security, as well as what are the major threats (not just laptop theft). Well-written, and covers what they consider to be five major areas that mobile users need to be aware of: physical security, application/data security, network security, physical device theft, and wireless security.
How small is too small? TechJournalSouth.com is running an article from the Associated Press that attempts to address that very question. The article takes a fairly comprehensive look at the Flybook V3 and Fujitsu LifeBook P1510D /P1500. Both are “convertible” laptops – they have the ability to convert to a Tablet with some, if not all, of the Tablet PC functionality, and both have 8.9 inch displays.
If you are confused by the warranties out there, or are wondering just how much you are protected by them (or not protected as the case may be), LAPTOP Magazine has put together an article/guide that you may want to read, The War on Warranties.
I was watching the Olympics last night, and among the commercials, a commercial from Lenovo touting the new ThinkPad X60. The X60 is one of the first ultraportables shipping with an Intel Core Duo CPU, and while its 12.1-inch display still isn’t widescreen, it’s one of the newest ultraportables to consider looking at if you are in the market for one.
I found it very interesting that they have specific commercials for the X60, but then again I’m like that.