About those ultra-mobile tablet/touch screen PCs

Nov 02, 2008 in Technology

Forgive me Father, for I have not yet sinned—but just might. After looking at specs for laptop computers yet again, I am facing another bout of gear lust. We all know that lust is one of the seven deadly sins. The virtual ink is not even dry on my last blog post, yet already the urge is so strong I need to confess my desires right away.

To think: all I was looking for was a Windows-compatible laptop/notebook computer with a full-size 6-pin Firewire (IEEE1394) port and graphics card with dedicated RAM. The machines below don’t have Firewire. They don’t have dedicated graphics hardware. But you must admit, they are cool. If a picture is worth a thousand words, these videos should be just over the top.

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I can’t believe I did it

Dec 06, 2007 in Productivity, Technology

My wife got sick of my whining about it for almost two years, and gave me the go-ahead and the debit card with her blessing. I am now the proud owner of an HTC TyTN II.

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Windows Mobile… tablet or not?

Aug 31, 2006 in Productivity, Technology

The thrill of having a TABLET has kind of worn off. I guess it’s because I’m a faster typist than a writer, and with my horrible handwriting the system has mucho trouble converting to text, as well as searching my ink. That said, I’m still having fun using pen-based systems. The next item on the agenda: my Toshiba E830 pocket pc. This thing is a skookum piece of gear, albeit in desperate need of a software update. Still, I’m getting tons of mileage out of it, with the only drawback being that it doesn’t have a cell phone built in.

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