Category Archives: Misc. Hardware

Yearning for color on laptops

ZDNet mentions that more and more people are customizing their laptops through changing the laptop’s outer case, whether it’s an option from the manufacturer (such as getting a different LCD backing/cover for the Dell 700M) or a third party that disassembles the laptop and paints the casing. Continue reading

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Review: Itronix Hummer IX600 (PC Magazine)

PC Magazine has published a review by Cisco Cheng , of the Itronix Hummer IX 600 “ruggedized laptop”. The Hummer has a 12.1-inch non-widescreen display, and is powered by a regular Pentium M. It does weigh in at over six pounds, however it’s meant to be used in the outdoors or in environments where it might get banged around a bit. A touchscreen option is available. Continue reading

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CNET’s Updated Notebook Buying Guide

CNET Asia has updated their Notebook Buying Guide to reflect changes concerning the recent release of the Intel Core Duo, as well as Apple’s move to Intel. Continue reading

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Added: Flybook (Transmeta) and Flybook V3

We’ve added information about the following two laptops from Dialogue Technology:

Flybook (Transmeta/Crusoe CPU based) – This is being phased out.

Flybook V3 – It launches this month, and is a major update to the Flybook line, sporting a 1.1GHz Intel Penitum M Ultra Low Voltage (ULV) CPU. Continue reading

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Turn your 12″ iBook into a PowerBook 12″ Killer

HardMac/MacBidouille has an interesting article out, step-by-step to turn your iBook12″ into a PowerBook12″-killer, that takes you through bumping your iBook up – SuperDrive, upgraded Harddrive (faster, larger capacity), and Bluetooth (on older iBooks). Continue reading

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