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HP Unveils Ultra-Portable Business Computers
« Reply #45 on: 2008.08.20, 00:43:25 »
http://www.informationweek.com/news/hardware/desktop/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=210101442
“The EliteBooks include optional solid-state hard drives, Intel Core 2 Duo ultra-low-voltage processors, support for multiple wireless technologies, and other features geared toward businesspeople.”

Getting back to mini-notebook computers.  8)

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Re: HP Unveils Ultra-Portable Business Computers
« Reply #46 on: 2008.08.20, 03:03:17 »
Hey BigWarpGuy,

Re:

http://www.informationweek.com/news/hardware/desktop/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=210101442
“The EliteBooks include optional solid-state hard drives, Intel Core 2 Duo ultra-low-voltage processors, support for multiple wireless technologies, and other features geared toward businesspeople.”

Getting back to mini-notebook computers.  8)

Thanks for the link; and, I must say that it was enjoyable reading this:

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The rugged EliteBook 2530p is built with a brushed anodized aluminum exterior casing combined with a magnesium alloy chassis that meets the requirements of several military-standard durability tests for extreme temperature, dust, and humidity, HP said.

It was quite noticeable that your trademark "it would be neat to run eCS on this eCS." ;D was was missing. And, (hint, hint...) do you think that HP too (just like ModZilla) was all along part of the 'crypto exercise' and actually at the helm.  8)

BTW, it would be cool for NASA to make a comparison between the computing power that was available aboard the stricken Apollo 13 and that with which the "EliteBook 2530p" now comes.  8)

I might consider giving one of these gadgets a run for its money and  especially if they are OS/2-eCS and SmartFor Two ready.  ;D

Again, thanks for the info.

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SAB

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Re: Week of mini notebooks
« Reply #47 on: 2008.08.20, 16:26:05 »
"It would be neat to see if eCS runs on it".  ;D There are stands that one could put an UMPC in a car or the Smart Fortwo but one might encounter a 'computing while driving law'.  ;D In NJ, there is a law that only allows hand free phones to be used while driving. Perhaps one could create a 'hands free' computer?  ???  ;D

I think it would be interesting to see NASA compare what they used on the moon flights as compared to what the UMPC can do now. It would also be interesting to see a comparison of the computers NASA used then to that being used by NASA now.  8)


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Re: Week of mini notebooks
« Reply #48 on: 2008.08.20, 19:14:13 »
Hey BigWarpGuy,

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"It would be neat to see if eCS runs on it".  ;D There are stands that one could put an UMPC in a car or the Smart Fortwo but one might encounter a 'computing while driving law'.  ;D In NJ, there is a law that only allows hand free phones to be used while driving. Perhaps one could create a 'hands free' computer?  ???  ;D

I think it would be interesting to see NASA compare what they used on the moon flights as compared to what the UMPC can do now. It would also be interesting to see a comparison of the computers NASA used then to that being used by NASA now.  8)


The "bottom line" will have to be something like this: Hello Houston - We Have A ("Housing, Food, Financial Markets, Energy, Military et al) Problem (s)"!!! How much OS/2-eCS computing power do we need to be "Well On Our Way To Recovery" at escape velocity with the best-of-breed computer scientists and "UMPCs" aboard?  ;D 8) ;D

Scenarios like these would be sooooo....... cool.  ???

Besides, I keep saying that (hint, hint...) "VOYAGER" or "CASSINI" (if "Serenity Systems" cannot deliver) may have to be the way - "To Boldly Go"!  8)

Additionally, Is there enough room for an "UMPC aboard these toys:

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I would have them running PowerPC (OS/2 Warp XX.) rather than "Windows" or "Linux"!

Have a nice day.

Regards,

SAB
 
« Last Edit: 2008.08.21, 03:38:20 by saborion2 »

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Re: Week of mini notebooks
« Reply #49 on: 2008.08.20, 19:33:58 »
There is also OSFree that is being worked on. http://www.osfree.org

It would be neat if Casini/2 had a little flag that said 'eCS Powered' :)

The UMPC segment seems to be growing. This is why the 'week of mini notebooks' seems to be lasting alot longer.  ;D

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Re: Week of mini notebooks
« Reply #50 on: 2008.08.20, 21:40:26 »
There is also OSFree that is being worked on. http://www.osfree.org

It would be neat if Casini/2 had a little flag that said 'eCS Powered' :)

The UMPC segment seems to be growing. This is why the 'week of mini notebooks' seems to be lasting alot longer.  ;D

Hey BigWarpGuy,

It is not that I do not trust Serenity Systems/Mensys... but, as they say - "A Bird In The Hand Is Worth Two In The Bushes" So, apart from some "IBM Home-Cooking" we are apt to settle for the simple "Powered by OS/2" rather than "Powered by eGS" ("eGoneStation").  ;D ::) ;D

BTW, What about the "icing-on-the-cake": "The Productivity Applications".  ???

Kindest regards,

SAB

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Re: Week of mini notebooks
« Reply #51 on: 2008.08.21, 00:29:44 »
As they say 'a bird in the hand can be a very messy thing'.  ;D

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Re: Week of mini notebooks
« Reply #52 on: 2008.08.21, 00:48:32 »
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As they say 'a bird in the hand can be a very messy thing'.  ;D

Certainly, this must be a misnomer as who in the world does not know how much "c-l-e-a-n-i-n-g_u-p" ;D that OS/2 "needed" to make us Go Boldly at Warp Speed. 8)

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Re: Week of mini notebooks
« Reply #53 on: 2008.08.21, 01:50:14 »
Star Trek Enterprise had 'Warp' drive and worked quite well. :) Perhaps a future Enterprise will have 'eCS' drive?   ;D

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Re: Week of mini notebooks
« Reply #54 on: 2008.08.21, 02:13:40 »
Re:

Star Trek Enterprise had 'Warp' drive and worked quite well. :) Perhaps a future Enterprise will have 'eCS' drive?   ;D

Can't see how we can get up to "'eCS' drive'" when there is no access to the "Enterprise Warp Source-Codes"!!! Besides, beings (INTELIANS) from another planet may have succeeded in removing "Oliver Mark" and "Kim Cheung" (assumed Members of The Enterprise Warp Crew) completely from our midst. This is perhaps what is known as alien abduction. :(

In any case, let's hope the journey continue to be lengthy and prosperous. :-X

Regards,

SAB

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Re: Week of mini notebooks
« Reply #55 on: 2008.08.22, 16:16:58 »
Yes, live long and propser to all here at OS2W esp during the week of mini whatever...Rolls Royce notwithstanding, it would be nice to have a rugged notebook like the one now offered to select customers used by Verizon field personnel, but more on the order of MilSpec with wings(visa ve OS/2 warp 5) et al

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Panasonic Toughbook goes Atom
« Reply #56 on: 2008.08.26, 01:24:48 »
http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/39020/145/

“San Francisco (CA) – Intel’s Atom processor is making its way into ruggedized notebooks and at the Intel Developer Forum Panasonic was showing off its upcoming handheld Toughbook using the power-saving processor.  The Toughbook CF-U1 has a 5.6-inch screen, 1024 MB of DDR2 RAM and a 16/32 GB solid state drive.  Like all Toughbooks, this magnesium-alloyed unit is rugged and can withstand a 4-foot drop and tremendous abuse.  Oh and if you’re ever caught in the dark, it even has a built-in flashlight.”

The price puts it out of my price range.  :(
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Re: Week of mini notebooks
« Reply #57 on: 2008.08.26, 01:45:10 »
thx BWG for the link and info, ya the 2800dollar pricetag is prohib for me too...I always liked...http://review.zdnet.com/laptops/twinhead-durabook-d13ry/4505-3121_16-32486098.html twinhead... but its no Mobil Internet Device, :o ie halfway between my ipaq and my compaq lap, niether which I can drop without major major screen and HDD damage which happens from time to time while travelling all over....ooops!

On the rugged laptop blog a guy spends his saturday aftternoon with his kids, powerwashing the lap is also on the agenda, but even though I think this is a great site to see/read about/review new gadgetry, I wonder why the guy bothered to demo this: http://ruggednotebooksblog.wordpress.com/category/new-products/ esp since this is an election year, with more people than ever paying attention to that. Oh, right, he fiqured while he would be giving the kids a lesson on life, he'd give the old lap a mud shampoo. ??? ??? ???
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New ultra-portables join HP's EliteBook range
« Reply #58 on: 2008.08.28, 02:08:26 »
http://www.gizmag.com/new-ultra-portables-join-hps-elitebook-range/9859/
" ... The HP EliteBook series incorporates the latest Intel processors, solid-state hard drives and the most up-to-date wireless technologies designed to appeal to the business user on the go. They also offer the latest Intel technology for extended battery life and enhanced system performance and support Intel Core 2 Duo ultra-low-voltage (ULV) or low-voltage (LV) processors to optimize performance and minimize power consumption. ... "

More computers to try eCS on.  8) It would be neat to able to purchase different computers just to try eCS on them. The spirit is willing but the wallet is lacking.  ;D

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Dell mini-notebook offers Linux for a premium
« Reply #59 on: 2008.09.06, 03:46:08 »
http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/39178/145/

“Round Rock (TX) – Dell today announced its first mini-notebook that squarely aims for a market that has been created by products such as the OLPC or Acer’s EeePC. It comes in a stylish package with an 8.9” screen and Windows and Linux options. But while Dell has decides to join its rivals on the mini-notebook train, it found that calling this device a “netbook” would not be a good idea.   “