Category Archives: Hardware

Intel Ultrabook Review: Haswell for the win!

In a previous posting, I explained that Intel sent me a Haswell Ultrabook to review.  I’ve had it now for a few months, and, despite the problems I’ve had due to it being a pre-production module, it remains a superstar.

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Intel Haswell Ultrabook–Looking Closer

In a previous posting, I explained that Intel sent me a Haswell Ultrabook to review.  I’ve had it now for a couple months, and I have to say it is a superstar. The computer weighs just 3.5 pounds, and the … Continue reading

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Intel Haswell Ultrabook Pre-release First Look

Intel sent me a Haswell Ultrabook to review, and since it runs Windows 8 and has a multi-touch screen I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. The book weighs in at 3 pounds, 3.3 oz.  It has a … Continue reading

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What’s On My Desk?

In July of 2011 I shamelessly followed Jeff Blankenburg’s lead in writing What’s In Your Laptop Bag?  Today I do it again. On May 30, Jeff wrote a post What’s On Your Desk? That seemed like such a great idea, … Continue reading

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Intel Ultrabook–Wrapup

  In a previous posting I described the IvyBridge Ultrabook I was given to review.   This is the third and final review.  In short, this is a great machine, and it has been my primary laptop since I got it.  … Continue reading

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Intel Ultrabook–A longer look

In a previous posting, I explained that Intel sent me an IvyBridge Ultrabook to review.   I decided to take it on the road with me, on my tour of the Netherlands, Belgium, the UK and Bulgaria.    This was a … Continue reading

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Road Warrior Required Equipment: The TP-LINK

I travel a lot.  Presentations, user groups, conferences.  Most hotels, I’m glad to say have wi-fi, but it often sucks is sub-optimal.  Further my UltraBook does not have an Ethernet cable port, so I’m dependent on Wi-Fi and some hotels … Continue reading

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What’s In Your Laptop Bag?

Last summer I followed Jeff Blankenburg’s lead and asked What’s In Your Computer Bag?, and then I posted what was in my bag at the time.  As I get ready for my trip to Europe and the UK, it seems … Continue reading

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Intel Ultrabook Pre-Release First Look

Intel sent me an IvyBridge Ultrabook to review, and since it runs Windows 8 and has a multi-touch screen I couldn’t wait to get my fingers on it. The book weighs in at about 3.5 pounds and has a USB-3 … Continue reading

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