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
eWeek: “Health care is a particular market that can benefit from the combination of touch- and pen- input combined with multitouch, and Moore offered the example of a physician meeting with a patient: viewing the patientâ€™s records vertically, turning the tablet PC horizontally to view an X-ray, and quickly pinching or expanding his or her … Read more
I’m constantly trolling the internet for information on tablet PCs. What can I say, I’m addicted. And believe me, there’s was no shortage of stuff to read this week. Reports of the death of the tablet PC have been greatly exaggerated. I was going to add these thoughts to the “What’d I miss” post from yesterday, but it was just too much information. Anyway, here’s some tablet PC stuff I found interesting this week.
GottaBeMobile: â€œI am firmly of the belief that touch and multitouch make no real, practical sense on the desktop monitor. As weâ€™ve stated on GBM before, the main problem for touch interfaces on the desktop is â€œgorilla armâ€, that heavy, painful feeling you get in your arm after having it outstretched for an extended period, … Read more
Xavier Lanier over at GottaBeMobile.com asks the question â€œwould [users] pay extra to have touch capabilities on their notebooks? Keep in mind, weâ€™re not talking slates, convertibles, UMPC, netbook or MID form factors here- just plain old 12â€³ to 17â€³ clamshell notebooks.â€ Itâ€™s no secret that I am a big fan of touchscreen technology, but I donâ€™t think I would be willing to pay extra for a touchscreen on a notebook. Tapping the screen on a notebook seems like it would be a little awkward. However, a touchscreen on a convertible notebook would be a completely different story. I would be willing to shell out a little extra cash for that combination.
There were several vendors strutting their stuff at Siemens Innovations this week in Philadelphia. Here are a couple of products I thought were pretty cool. Imprivata OneSign Platform:â€Imprivata helps organizations secure employee, contractor and temporary hire access to desktops, networks, applications, and transactions – – enforcing who gets access; providing visibility into what was accessed; … Read more