Lenovo's 14-inch ThinkPad T61 shaves a few millimeters off the company's more mainstream R-series laptops, but still boasts the same, solid ThinkPad DNA along with IT-friendly features by way of Intel's new Centrino Pro platform.
Several months after the initial announcement, Lenovo releases details on the models that will come pre-loaded with Linux.
Company acknowledged some ThinkPad model batteries are showing error messages, though not a safety risk, and it's offering replacements.
If you need an inexpensive, temporary keyboard to accompany your laptop on the road, I-Rocks RF-6520 may be a good fit for you; however, if you're shopping for a permanent desktop replacement keyboard, you should look elsewhere.
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The wildcard for HP's new PCs is whether they have the designs and enough sex appeal to entice workers to tote them to their corporations.
Specifications for new ThinkPad laptops based on the next version of Centrino briefly appear on Lenovo's Web site.
If you're looking for a fast, reliable, portable cellular modem, the Sierra Wireless 598U delivers and even offers GPS.
The Verizon Wireless USB760 modem offers great connection speeds and coverage, and it doubles as a storage device. However, its rigid, nonswivel design makes it difficult to use in tight situations.
The USB Implementers Forum has approved two more hubs that will allow PCs to connect with peripherals via wireless USB.
Among the first products to be certified for the Wireless USB standard, are two notebooks, one from Lenovo, and one from Dell.