Recently one of the people I've deployed Linux for came to me and wanted to purchase a new PC to replace a spare Pentium 4 PC they had sitting around that was still running Windows 2000. They had started to use the Windows 2000 PC after having it sit for a couple years, and soon found that it was not able to keep up with today's websites and other activities.
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Still haven't upgraded your Core Duo or even your Pentium 4 system yet? If you want to jump straight to Intel's latest and greatest for your next PC, you may want to skip the current generation of "Nehalem" Core processors, because the chip giant says it's ramping up the schedule to get its new Sandy Bridge platform to market by the end of the year.
One of the many details announced in the Apple WWDC keynote, going on at the moment, was that O2 is one of the iPhone carriers who will allow tethering.Tethering allows the handset to be used as a mobile broadband modem for a PC.
Not sure how many of you this will affect, but it's well worth keeping in mind if you run the Flash Player on a PC built around the Pentium 2 processor.
The Vulcan FlipStart ultramobile PC is one of a few devices, like the DualCor CPC, that were announced a couple of years ago and then became vaporware that only had occasional rumors bringing it back to life. According to a Crave article it appears that the FlipStart is actually going to be released soon. The Vulcan FlipStart E-1001S is a full Windows XP PC similar to the Sony UX series, but with a flip-open display revealing a keyboard rather than a slide-up display. Rumored specs have the device sporting a Pentium M CPU, 30GB hard drive, 512MB RAM, 5.6 inch 1024x600 display, and EV-DO WWAN support. For the US$1,999 price it better also have integrated WiFi and Bluetooth.
Eager to close the books on the Pentium era, Intel and PC makers are rolling out dozens of systems based on the new chips.
O2's Xda IQ is a generally straightforward Windows Mobile 5.0 smartphone with one outstanding feature -- integrated Wi-Fi connectivity.
Not so long ago, and on this network, a PC guy - George Ou - demonstrated most of what I've said about having a Windows expert install Linux by proving that he could get it to boot more slowly from a hard disk on a cheap, but recent, PC than Knoppix does from a CD on a pentium II. I was amazed and somewhat jealous - between his two blogs on this he got 1,796 talkback comments, most of them polite.
Another HTC Universal-based Pocket PC/phone with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 3G support, i-mate's JASJAR is available without an operator contract and could appeal to users with existing GPRS or 3G SIMs who are attracted by its flexible clamshell design.
Sparked by the introduction of Intel's Pentium D processor, PC makers discuss transformations in computer design and use.
PC maker's Inspiron 6000 will incorporate Intel's latest Pentium M processor and Express Mobile 915 chipset.
The MDA III is a well-featured GPRS handheld, with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi built in, and a slide-out thumb keyboard. The extras offered by T-Mobile have some appeal to business users.
Game system specialist revs up a new PC with a homegrown Pentium 4 that beats Intel to the 4GHz punch.
If section of House bill stays, any PC with a chip more powerful than a Pentium 3 would be classified as a weapon.
This compact Pocket PC/mobile phone combo features a Sony Ericsson P900-style removable number pad, is available SIM-free, and delivers outstanding battery life. Shame it's so expensive.
This Orange-branded Pocket PC/phone combo is a close relative of O2's impressive xda II.
The chip giant plans to give its PC chips model numbers that reflect their performance and de-emphasize their clock speeds--a huge marketing shift for Intel that might pay off for Pentium M.
The company serves up a large helping of megahertz with five new Pentium 4 processors, which are expected to spawn a number of new desktop PC models.
The xda II features a tri-band GSM/GPRS phone, a VGA-resolution digital camera and Bluetooth built in, along with 128MB of RAM, an SDIO-compatible card slot and an improved screen. This makes it one of the best handheld/mobile phone combos around.
If you’re looking for a high-performance PC, the solidly built 3.2GHz Pentium 4-based Poweroid 8202 fits the bill admirably.
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