Obviously intended to compete head-on with the MacBook Air, Acer drops this little nugget into the ultra-light notebook ring. Tidbits include a second generation Core CPU, a 13.3-inch HD screen, both a SSD and HDD, and a 0.51-inch thick chassis made out of aluminum and magnesium that weighs just 2.98 pounds. Available later this week.
Yes, we know it’s hard to believe but some of us who use Macs also occasionally use numbers. Adding, subtracting, you know. But if you have the wireless Mac keyboard you’ve got only the top-row numbers to work with; not ideal. You number-crunchers will jump with glee at this new app that turns your Magic Track Pad into a number pad with the ability to add custom shortcut buttons. And don’t worry, setting it up is way easier than addition
The worst thing about a wireless keyboard is replacing the battery every other month or using weak rechargeables. Cut all that out of the equation with a solar powered keyboard. Don’t tell anyone it charges even indoors, so when you get bored of work, you can step outside for a “recharge.”
Backing up your files would be easier if you didn’t have to think about it. Thanks to the geniuses at LaCie, their new CloudBox makes a life-safer into a no-brainer. Simply load your valuable files onto the box and they’ll be automatically backed up online to the cloud. The CloudBox includes a 1-year, 100GB subscription to cloud storage that’s easily renewable.
When it comes to laptops, the letters PC, should really stand for “Pretty Chunky.” Most are thicker than a Double Whopper and weigh somewhere in the vicinity of 13 pounds. Before you and your precious spreadsheets develop digital diabetes, you should consider going on a diet. Sony’s new lean and light Vaio-Z is a much healthier option.
Way back, when photography was a chemical process rather than a digital one, pictures were shot on film that came on rolls. (History lesson for the kids in the audience.) Ah … the good old days. But, those old rolls of film only held 24 or 36 images. This 4GB USB drive will hold thousands. And yes, they’re made from real, reused antique film cans.
So you decided to spend a bit more and chose the wireless bluetooth Mac keyboard. You were probably thinking wireless was more convenient and cleaner. Well, not when you’re throwing its dead AA batteries in the trash every three weeks. The Mobee Magic bar lets you correct your wireless mistake by providing a USB-powered recharge dock for your keyboard. This design actually is convenient and clean. Just look at it.
First there was the laptop, then came the tablet and now, Acer combines the best of both with their 14-inch dual-screen Iconia. It features a full-touch interface and is driven by a powerful Intel i5 Processor. Watch a movie on one screen, while you fiddle with facebook on the other. If you crave the function of a traditional laptop, just activate the virtual keyboard and type away. If you want to multi-task your ass off, this could be just the laptop/tablet-thing for you.
Are you sick of the snide condescension from your Mac-using co-workers? Well, feel free to flip them the proverbial bird. The new Vaio is cool; not that coolness counts for much to the proud PC user, but this machine is also powerful. Boast about your Windows 7 OS, your Intel i7 processor and the 7.5-hour battery life. Or better yet, stay silent. You don’t want all the Macsters converting.
We know finger-tapping on your tablet is entertaining. But, if you’re a PC user who actually uses a computer to do work, you’ll like this mouse. Designed to streamline navigation in Windows 7, this high-tech rodent will speed up scrolling, panning, paging forward & back, docking, minimizing/maximizing, showing desktop and more.