I have a thing for laptops and tablets, no question about it. Doesn’t matter who the manufacturer is, as long as it looks cool I’m drawn to it. It’s a good thing I don’t have unlimited funds or I’d have stacks of machines all over the house. While I’m not prejudiced against any particular laptop maker I am drawn to a certain style. For example, I like smaller laptops with screens typically less than or equal to 14-inch, and the thinner the better.
Thereâ€™s a new Lenovo T410s laptop in the house. Itâ€™s technically not mine because it has a giant company asset tag on it, but itâ€™s mine for the duration of my employment and itâ€™s one incredible machine.
The configuration is as follows:
- Windows 7 Professional (64-bit)
- Intel Core i5-M560 Processor
- 160GB Intel Solid State Drive
- 8GB RAM
- 14.1-inch WXGA touchscreenâ€¦yes, thatâ€™s right, it is a touchscreen
- 6 Cell Li-ion battery
- 3-cell ultrabay battery that fits in the DVD slot when I need additional battery
- And all the typical stuff that goes with most laptops, i.e. camera, Bluetooth, wireless (no 3G), etc
I’ve mentioned Panasonic Toughbooks on this website before. I’m a real fan of the Toughbook C1 tablet PC with its multi-touch digitizer, 10 hour battery life, spill-resistant keyboard and tough magnesium alloy exterior. It’s definitely on my short list of most desired devices.
It turns out that Toughbooks are more than just cool technology, they may actually save healthcare a little money when used the right way. NHS Kirkless, a primary care trust in the UK estimates that they are saving more than $900,000 per year by deploying 600 Toughbooks to their care providers in the field.
I spent most of last week at the beach with my family enjoying some much needed time off. Because I’m a little bit of a gadget geek and enjoy playing with all sorts of electronic toys, I thought I would give you a quick glimpse of the technology that went on vacation with me. All the little gadgets were designed for pleasure, not work. Hey, I was on vacation after all.