This week was a big week for notebooks with numerous reviews going up, a new Intel Atom dual core processor was announced and a in depth look at how the HP IndyCar team uses HP notebooks like the EliteBook and Envy series to go for the Pole position. If you like computers an you like speed you need to check out this insider look at IndyCar racing.
The other big focus this week has been on ergonomics. As geeks and cube dwellers have known for a long time the way we do our work can lead to pain in many places if we aren’t properly equipped. This week we took a look at how to make your dorm room ergonomic without breaking the bank and I shared my first attempt at a DIY standing desk. Soon we’ll have some WorkFit units from Ergotron in house to review that make it easy to alternate between sitting and standing — there’s a chance to win one in the DIY desk post
Highlights from Notebooks.com:
- Google’s Call Phone Service in Gmail is Good Enough – Google adds voice calling to Gmail and we test it out.
- Lenovo IdeaPad V460 Review: Business on the Outside, Graphics Inside – Take a look at a business notebook with switchable graphics under $1,000.
- How to Disable Facebook Places – Hate the new places feature, Check out permanently with this guide.
- Virgin Mobile to Offer $40 a month Unlimited Mobile Broadband – At $20 cheaper than contract price from competitors this is a tempting mobile offering.
- Acer Aspire 5745PG Hands On and First Impressions (Video) – Take a first look at this multitouch entertainment notebook.
- Kensington Announced New iPhone Batteries, Docks and Car Mounts – New certified iPhone 4 accessories to keep you charged and more.
- Gateway ID49C07U Hands On and First Impressions – A look a the Gateway ID49 with backlit mousepad.
Highlights from GottaBeMobile.com:
- From Joke to Giant: How Tablets Became Titans – A look at how the tablet industry turned around in 6 months.
- Unlimited Monster Strikes Againâ€¦This time it’s Skype – Yet again the unlimited is limited, can we get some clarity?
- Pocketbook: eReader to Feature Wacom Digitizer – The potential is there for an ereader that delights margin note takers.
- N-Trig to supply touchscreen for Google Chrome tablet – Instead of Wacom, N-trig looks to be the supplier for a Google tablet.
Highlights from our Friends in Tech:
- The Netbook Revolution is Over. So What Did You Win? – LaptopMag – The netbook changed the computing landscape but where’s your free t-shirt?
- New Smartphones Arriving Faster, But With More Bugs – JKonTheRun – A look at the state of Smartphone newcomers.
- Awesome Drop lets you drag/drop files to Android, no wires needed – Mobiputing – Simple way to transfer files wirelessly to your Android phone.