Dell showcases a new 10-inch Windows 7 tablet

Just showcased today from Dell, their new prototype of a 10-inch Windows 7-based tablet, due out later this year.  This from engadget today . On a side note, there’s also this on Dell’s new Streak 7. Nice form factor.


Windows 7 Tablet PC, Kindle or iPad? The "why" behind the "buy"

The other day I mused about What to buy: an iPad or a Windows 7 Tablet PC? I offered a few suggestions, but wanted to provide more on the “why” behind the decisions. I think that the challenge comes to whether or not you plan to just consume information and entertainment on a device and then those…


What to buy: an iPad or a Windows 7 Tablet PC? Here are a few suggestions

I saw this evening that my friend Beth (aka techmama) is considering a new tablet for general computing, like surfing the web, editing her blogs and (no doubt) tweeting. I mentioned that she should consider getting an inexpensive Windows 7 convertible tablet PC vs. an iPad. There are lots of nice choices these days from many…


Updated tips on buying a new PC

With a nod to my previous post with tips on buying a new PC, I thought that it’s time to update the advice (just in time for “grads & dads”). As I posted on Twitter today, PC Magazine provides an update to their regular feature on How to buy a laptop by Cisco Cheng. This…


Heading down to SXSW this year? Consider taking a travel power pack

Heading down to SXSW this year? Long flights? Worried about not finding a power outlet when your devices are running on low? I have to recommend the Energizer XP8000 Rechargeable Power Pack. (And no, I’m just an energizer customer, not shilling for Energizer. But in the interest of full disclosure, Microsoft and Energizer have been…


New Tablets, Slates, and Pads: oh, my. 2010 will be an interesting, touch-fueled year.

Today’s been a busy day, what with work and getting pinged with the press on the new tablet products coming from Silicon Valley, as noted here with an inside look at the HP Slate (the model that made its debut at CES). None other than HP’s CTO Phil McKinney shows off the the Slate in…


Our new Microsoft Signature PC arrives, and I like what wasn’t included in the shipment

As noted on Twitter, even Microsoft employees use the MicrosoftStore, especially when there’s a sale on some of the latest PCs around. Needing to replace an older model (tried and true) Sony Vaio that is headed to the repair shop, I ordered a new PC from the Microsoft Store last week, a new HP Pavilion…


Dell’s new Inspiron Zino HD: ZDNet says it’s "Dell’s answer to Apple’s Mac mini."

Of interest is the new Dell Inspiron Zino HD which ZDNet calls "Dell’s answer to Apple’s Mac mini." "The Zino HD is an interesting machine because Dell has managed to cram a lot of power into the Mac mini-esque 7.8 inch by 7.8 inch footprint of the system. Buyers can choose from a selection of…


More help and tips in finding that perfect laptop computer, this time from Rob Pegoraro of the Washington Post

Over swim lessons today, I read Rob Pegoraro’s article “Tips to boot up your laptop hunt” (which was picked up in today’s local paper) for users looking for new laptops (as I Tweeted today)… “… many users — college students among them — still need laptops that survive away from desks and power outlets. Neither…