Notebooks.com and GottaBeMobile Gadget Stimulus Plan

The economy's in the dumps and we know our readers aren't buying as many computers and accessories as usual. To help aid your gadget deficit, we're kicking off the GottaBeMobile and Notebooks.com Gadget Stimulus Plan. Stay tuned to Notebooks.com and GottaBeMobile for your chance to win.

ThinkPads Get Tough, Meet Mil-Spec Standards

Lenovo's designated eight ThinkPads for use in semi-rugged computing environments such as construction sites and police vehicles. Eight ThinkPads meet military specification (MIL-SPEC) standards, which mean they can stand up to vibrations, extreme temperatures, dust and other hazards. Lenovo's now offering an optional 680-nit display for the ThinkPad T400 to improve viewability in outdoor applications.

Notebook Graphics Drivers Available On NVIDIA.com

NVIDIA's announced a quarterly driver release program for NVIDIA GeForce GPUs on NVIDIA.com. By leveraging an intelligent installer and modular driver design, NVIDIA's quarterly driver release is able to provide a dramatic increase in performance and functionality without sacrificing any of the vendor-specific customizations for your particular notebook.

Cocoon Innovations: Best Bags of CES 2009

cocoon_bags_ces-8Cocoon Innovations is about to change how women carry their gadgets. This stylish startup's selection of sleeves and bags are the nicest I saw at CES and the only ones that come close to being able to hold everything business women carry on a regular basis.

Blogging from CES 2009 w/All the Cool Kids

I'm at CES 2009 press day with a lot of the top mobile tech bloggers and industry insiders. It's been great catching up with people I've known for a while and others who I follow online, but have never met before. Check out the pics of the show so far.

Review: HP Mini 1000 Netbook Earns Notebooks.com Editor’s Choice Award

A lot of netbooks look and feel like toys, but HP’s blessed the Mini 1000 with design cues borrowed from its Pavilion notebooks, making it the best looking netbook to date. This Mini 1000 is an excellent choice for anyone that understands the limitations of a netbook, likes the idea of simplicity and favors style over having a couple of extra ports and plugs.

Case Study: ToughBooks Used in Freezing Conditions to Keep the Lights On

For some users, a standard notebook isn't even an option and a notebook that can stand up to cold and wet conditions is necessary. The Panasonic ToughBook CF19 is one such notebook and the folks at ArborMetrics Solution use it to keep in contact with headquarters while they help keep trees away from power lines amongst other tasks.