Roll Cages: A Big Part of What Keeps ThinkPads From Feeling Cheap

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Last week we got into a discussion about what makes notebooks and netbooks feel cheap. On the other end of the spectrum, there are PCs that look and feel rock solid. Manufacturers that sell to corporations, such as HP and Lenovo, sell devices that are built to last and cost a bit more.  ThinkPads feel […]

Weird Friday Afternoon News on Lenovo UI or LePad or What Have You

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Fridays are always weird when it comes to news. Most companies don’t release anything new on Friday because, well, that’s usually a good way of getting a story buried as most folks in the media, and increasingly the blogosphere have packed up their keyboards and headed to the weekend. But this little tidbit surfaced today […]

Mobile Workstations: Right Tool for IndyCar Race Teams

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I spent last weekend at Infineon Raceway with the de Ferran Dragon IndyCar team. The team is sponsored by HP and co-owned by the CEO of Seagate. As you can guess, tech is emphasized quite a bit around the team’s garage and in pit lane. IndyCar race cars have telemetry that transmit data back to […]

How Disposable Are Your Gadgets?

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I’ve been handling my iPhone 4 with kid gloves since I bought it in June.  Its shiny glass exterior  might go unscathed for a year or two, but sooner or later  I’m sure it’s going to scratch or break unless I  wrap it up  in a very heavy-duty case. Like most consumer gadgets,  the iPhone […]

Lenovo and Toshiba prepping lightweight slates

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Couple of top players in the Tablet PC market are piquing interest with passing mentions and peeks at lightweight slates they have in the works. A Lenovo exec has been talking about their “LePad” while Toshiba Australia left audiences wanting more with a shot of their slate in development.

Deal fo the Day: 27% off the Lenovo IdeaPad Z560

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Lenovo is offering the Lenovo IdeaPad Z560 for $619, including free shipping, after an instant $100 discount and a stackable $130 Lenovo coupon code. The Lenovo IdeaPad Z560is a 15.6″ notebook with an Intel Core i3 CPU, 3GB DDR3 RAM and a 500GB hard drive. It is available with optional discrete NVIDIA GeForce graphics. Visit […]

Lenovo Jumps on Android Bandwagon Delays UI Hybrid and Skylight

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Apple sure created a revolution with its iPad alright. But not the one anybody was really thinking it would. Tablet/Slate manufacturers were all set to follow Apple’s path, but as it stands now, while they may be working on “me too” products, plans keep shifting and things keep getting delayed as they try to compete. […]

Lenovo Updates the U-Series with Newer Processors

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While we still wait to hear about the U-150 Hybrid from Lenovo that got everyone so excited, Lenovo is rolling out updates to its U-Series and Z-Series lines adding options for Core I3, I5, and I7 Intel Core and Core ULV processors. The U160, U460 and U460S can be configured in an array of different […]

GBM InkShow: The Lenovo Thinkpad X100E (Video)

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This is nice surprise, at least for me. I’ve never considered myself to be in the market for a smaller netbook-sized Notebook, but I could see where this would be of value. Lenovo has created the ThinkPad X100E that features all of the Lenovo magic we’re accustomed to, in a much smaller package, and priced […]

GBM InkShow: Thomasin Takes on the Lenovo IdeaPad S10T (Video)

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When it comes to Netbooks, I let my wife Thomasin give them a whirl to find out what she is thinking. You may or may not remember that she has used the original Asus EEE Netbook and continues to use an HP Mini 1100 in her daily chores, which include mostly email, some web browsing […]

My Wife’s Mobile Office: En Route to Silicon Valley

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My wife and I worked for a couple of hours from home before jumping in the car to drive down to Palo Alto, where she works and I have a couple of meetings.  She didn’t miss a beat of her work day as we drove from San Francisco down to Silicon Valley. She was multi-tasking […]

Ink demo of the Dagi stylus on Lenovo S10-3t

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On his freshly minted blog HGGADGETS, Hector Gomez is churning out the videos of his new Lenovo S10-3t convertible tablet in action. His latest shows off the ink action on the capacitive touchscreen using a Dagi stylus.

Poll: Where Are You Spending Your Tablet Allowance?

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Apple’s iPad is being released in just a few weeks. There’s new news on Microsoft Courier. Heavy Tablet PC hitters Lenovo and HP have weighed in with updates to existing Tablet PCs that are top of the line. Hanvon and countless others are readying Tablets. They all cost money and their are still big unknowns […]

Lenovo Says Customers Don’t Want Slates

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It is the supposed Year of the Tablet and an era where Apple has put all eyes on Slates. No matter. Amidst the release of updates to its ThinkPad line including the X201T Tablet PC, Lenovo is saying that its customer research is telling it that they don’t want slates. CNet is reporting the following […]

Lenovo Unveils X201T Tablet Refresh

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We all knew a refresh of the Lenovo X200 Tablet line was coming and now we have the confirmation. Along with other ThinkPads, Lenovo has unveiled info on the Lenovo X201T Tablet PC. Yes, it will look very familiar on the outside to the X200T, with the notable exception of adding a touchpad. Don’t worry […]

Lenovo Tells us about Tablet and ThinkPad History as a Tease

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Lenovo is teasing up a storm in Tablet land. In the accompanying video, a Lenovo Exec reminds us that Lenovo (IBM) worked on Tablets early on and that’s actually where the ThinkPad name came from. Lenovo has been using Twitter to continue the tease promising something new is coming soon. Will it be a slate? […]

ThinkPad X100e: Entry-level Ultraportable

The ThinkPad X100e was announced at CES 2010 and is now the most affordable ThinkPad available. Starting at just $449, the Thinkpad X100e is an ultraportable business users, especially current ThinkPad users, will appreciate. It uses a standard ThinkPad AC adapter, has the no-noncense black ThinkPad ID, TrackPoint and a full-size keyboard. At $449, the […]