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Set up S3 sleep state in Vista for significant power savings

Set up S3 sleep state in Vista for significant power savings

Unlike older power management modes, S3 sleep state knocks your computer out almost cold, maintaining just enough alertness for you to wake it up. Your computer will typically draw only about 2 to 3 watts of power while it sleeps, and it will take only a few seconds to pick up where you left off before it went dormant. Justin James walks through the process of creating an S3 power plan.

May 21, 2007 by in Processors

Acer TravelMate 6292

Acer TravelMate 6292

Acer has completely revamped its notebook range, coming up with new designs for both its <a href="http://reviews.zdnet.co.uk/hardware/notebooks/0,1000000333,39287071,00.htm">TravelMate</a> business systems and the Aspire consumer-focused notebooks. There are several TravelMates in the new line-up, ranging from our ultraportable review model, the <a href="http://www.acer.co.uk/acereuro/page4.do?sp=page3&dau22.oid=24417&UserCtxParam=0&GroupCtxParam=0&dctx1=17&CountryISOCtxParam=UK&LanguageISOCtxParam=en&ctx3=-1&ctx4=United+Kingdom&crc=524000703#inu57_42132">6292</a> up to a massive 17in. desktop replacement system, the 7720. Like all of the new range, our review model sports Intel’s recently released <a href="http://reviews.zdnet.co.uk/hardware/components/0,1000001694,39286985,00.htm">Santa Rosa</a> architecture.

May 18, 2007 by in Laptops

What's new in Vista Group Policy?

What's new in Vista Group Policy?

Vista offers 800 new Group Policy settings, some that pertain to added features and others that enhance control over features carried over from Windows XP. Deb Shinder offers a detailed look at some of Vista's more interesting Group Policy additions: access to removable media, power management, and User Account Control policies.

May 16, 2007 by in Enterprise Software

Acer Altos R520

Acer Altos R520

Server vendors would have us believe that there’s a huge amount of work involved in designing a new server when, for the most part, it’s just a matter of taking industry-standard components and bolting them together. Companies with a small market share, like Acer, can therefore still mix it with likes of Dell, HP and IBM, and develop products such as the <a href="http://www.acer.co.uk/acereuro/page4.do?sp=page3&dau22.oid=21784&UserCtxParam=0&GroupCtxParam=0&dctx1=17&CountryISOCtxParam=UK&LanguageISOCtxParam=en&ctx3=-1&ctx4=United+Kingdom&crc=4083572414">Altos R520</a> that are every bit as competent and powerful as anything the market leaders have to offer.

May 16, 2007 by in Servers

Sony VAIO VGN-TX5XN/B

Sony VAIO VGN-TX5XN/B

Nobody could accuse Sony’s ultraportable VAIO VGN-TX5XN/B of drabness; nor could they deny that it has plenty of features, which include a fingerprint reader, an integrated optical drive, Windows Vista Business and a massive 100GB hard drive. But, as ever, this desirable Sony notebook comes at a hefty price. So is it worth the outlay?

May 15, 2007 by in Laptops

How do I... Perform basic formatting in Excel 2007

How do I... Perform basic formatting in Excel 2007

Information presented in a spreadsheet can be more than a little bland. With some basic formatting techniques, however, the information you are trying to convey can be communicated much more efficiently. This TechRepublic How do I... tutorial shows you some of fundamentals of formatting in Microsoft Excel 2007, part of the Office 2007 Suite.

May 14, 2007 by in Enterprise Software

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