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Toshiba Dynadock and StorE

When you think Toshiba, you think notebooks (and TVs), but the company is also doing a thriving line in accessories. Its Dynadock U10 universal docking station is already the best-selling USB docking station on the market, says Toshiba storage business manager Graeme Simons (especially in the public sector where purchasing switches between different notebook brands and models frequently, so dedicated docking stations just don’t work).

February 19, 2010 by First Take


Toshiba Satellite Pro T110

Netbooks are here to stay, says Toshiba, accounting for 15-20% of all their notebook sales – but those who want something ultraportable with a bit more power, it’s introducing the Satellite Pro T110. A year ago the cheapest ultraportables were around £1,000; the T110 weighs in at 1.

February 18, 2010 by First Take


Windows Phone 7 Series

Microsoft has finally made the official announcement about the next version of Windows Mobile – Windows Phone 7 Series – but there’s a long list of questions that Microsoft says it won’t answer until the MIX conference in March. In the meantime, here’s what we do know about the phones that will be on sale for ‘the holiday season’ (which to US companies starts in October or November).

February 16, 2010 by First Take


Samsung N210 netbook

Samsung’s N210 netbook is one of the new breed. By which we mean that it offers up to 12 hours of battery life, according to the marketing blurb.

February 12, 2010 by First Take


Virtual essentials for 2010

Designed for companies with up to 500 users, System Center Essentials (SCE) takes Microsoft’s enterprise management tools and makes them accessible to small to mid-size organisations via a single, easy to use, integrated console. It can be used to monitor Windows server availability and automatically identify and fix problems.

February 4, 2010 by First Take


Fujitsu Lifebook T4410

Convertible Tablet PCs have never really taken off in a business context, and they are far from ubiquitous. But Fujitsu has been committed to the format for many years, and its regularly refreshed range includes a number of models.

January 20, 2010 by First Take

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Nokia Booklet 3G

Nokia’s newest category of device is the mini laptop. It isn’t groundbreaking, it doesn’t do anything that has not been done before, yet it comes in at a hefty price.

January 13, 2010 by First Take