New Microsoft Arc Touch Bluetooth Mouse

September 16, 2014 // 0 Comments

Microsoft just announced a bunch of new peripherals, including the new Arc Touch Bluetooth Mouse. I still have the original Arc mouse, which I’ve loved for the many years that I’ve had it. In case you don’t know – I really like Microsoft’s mice and keyboards, especially their [...]

Playing With A New Low Spec Windows Tablet

August 29, 2014 // 2 Comments

I visited my employer’s stands at the Retail Trade Show in Dublin this week. I already knew most of the stuff there, but I got to put my hands on one of the new ultra-low spec Windows 8.1 “Update 1” tablets. ICYMI, the April 2014 Update for Windows 8.1 enables OEMs to sell lower spec [...]

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 – 8 Months Later

July 23, 2014 // 0 Comments

It was 8 months ago when I purchased my Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8, an 8” Android tablet. I raved about the form factor, price ($206.99 on Amazon.com, £150.99 on Amazon UK, €153.06 on Amazon Germany), and all that jazz. So how has the tablet worked out? I mentioned in my previous post that I was [...]

Toshiba 8” Encore 2 Windows 8.1 Tablet

July 18, 2014 // 0 Comments

I work for a Toshiba distributor so every now and then they let me put my hands on something new … or sometimes something that isn’t coming out for quite a while. A few months ago I got to hold and play with the new Toshiba 8” and 10” Encore 2 tablets. Both were pre-production models. I [...]

My New Work Laptop – A Toshiba KIRAbook Ultrabook

June 3, 2014 // 3 Comments

My work laptop for the last 3 years has been a modified HP EliteBook 8740w. It’s usefulness shrank pretty quickly as System Center grew bigger and my Hyper-V demos started to require more and more machines, 10 Gbps networking and JBODs. A lab has been built and I routinely access it remotely – [...]

Today Is April 8th 2014 – The Day That Windows XP Died

April 8, 2014 // 0 Comments

There are those who are negligent. There are those who tried to think Microsoft would never let this happen (some would say these deniers are also negligent). Today is the day that we finally reach the end of support for Windows XP. Think about it; Windows XP was released in 2001. That is 13 years [...]

HP Determined To Commit Ritual Suicide

February 11, 2014 // 8 Comments

Remember when HP announced that they were considering selling their PC division? They felt the market was weak and they should focus more on servers & storage. That killed PC sales for HP, ensure Lenovo was the number one choice in business, and fired yet another HP CEO. Eventually the [...]

First Impressions: Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga S1

December 19, 2013 // 8 Comments

I ordered this Ultrabook from Lenovo to replace my 2-year-old (how time flies!) Asus UX31E.  The machine arrived in the office yesterday and I got my mitts on it this morning. The major trick of the Yoga is that it is a touch-enabled Ultrabook first, with the normally great ThinkPad keyboard.  [...]
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