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Panasonic Toughbook CF-30

Panasonic Toughbook CF-30

<p>The last Panasonic Toughbook we reviewed was the semi-rugged <a href="http://reviews.zdnet.co.uk/hardware/notebooks/0,1000000333,39285811,00.htm">CF-W5</a>. This time around we have a 'fully ruggedised' notebook, the <a href="http://www.toughbook-europe.com/ENG/notebook_cf-30.aspx">CF-30</a>. It's a beast of a machine &mdash; large, heavy and extremely well protected, designed to withstand dust, water, heat, cold, vibration and shocks. It is also very expensive. </p>

July 19, 2007 by in Laptops

Samsung Q1 Ultra

Samsung Q1 Ultra

<p>Back in May 2006 we reviewed the <a href="http://reviews.zdnet.co.uk/hardware/notebooks/0,1000000333,39267952,00.htm">Samsung Q1</a>, which was the first example of a new category of portable computer &mdash; the <a href="http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/umpc/default.mspx">Ultra-Mobile PC</a>, or UMPC. The idea behind the UMPC is to offer a highly portable small-format tablet computer that runs a full-blown Windows operating system. UMPCs have been produced by the likes of ASUS, Gigabyte and Medion, but Samsung has led the field to date, and its latest offering is the <a href="http://www.samsung.com/uk/products/mobilecomputing/qseries/np_q1uf000suk.asp?page=Features">Q1 Ultra</a>. The original Q1 took a lot of criticism for being, among other things, overpriced, underpowered, short on battery life, under-connected and too heavy. So has the Q1 Ultra, which at £680 (ex. VAT) costs the same as its predecessor, got it right this time around?</p>

July 17, 2007 by in Mobility

T-Mobile web'n'walk USB modem

T-Mobile web'n'walk USB modem

<p>Towards the end of last year, we reviewed <a title="Vodafone Mobile Connect USB Modem" href="http://reviews.zdnet.co.uk/hardware/networking/0,1000000697,39284799,00.htm?r=1">Vodafone's USB 3G modem</a>. By contrast with other PC Card-based modems, this was a plug-and-play device that was simplicity itself to use, which was enough to earn it an Editors' Choice award. Not to be outdone, T-Mobile has launched a rival. As more notebooks begin to incorporate SIM card slots, the long-term value of separate modems may be limited. But&nbsp;if you don't have&nbsp;built-in SIM support, the plug-and-play approach has immediate appeal.</p>

July 10, 2007 by in Networking

Top 10 apps from iPhoneDevCamp

Top 10 apps from iPhoneDevCamp

Hundreds of Web developers, designers, and ordinary geeks gathered this weekend to build usable applications for the iPhone. The barcamp.org event was hosted at Adobe Town Hall.

July 9, 2007 by in iPhone

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