LG recently introduced the LG Mystique for U.S. Cellular. It is essentially the carrier's version of the LG Lotus Elite, the fashionable messaging flip phone for Sprint. As a reminder, it has two displays, with the external one as touch-sensitive, a full QWERTY keyboard, a 2-megapixel camera, Bluetooth, a microSD card slot that can take up to 16GB cards, EV-DO, a music player, and more.
We were big fans of the Lotus Elite, so we won't be surprised if the Mystique becomes popular with U.S. Cellular customers as well. The Mystique is available now for $80 … Read more
This week, special guest Antuan Goodwin and I gang up on Dong as he has trouble deciding which race to enter on his 2010 census.
Then we move on to a cinematic gem, a celluloid triumph, if you will. I'm speaking, of course, of "Black Dynamite!" (hears "Dynamite! Dynamite! in the background). We explain why, if you haven't seen this movie yet, you're a blight on humanity and we don't wanna be your friend anymore.
If Apple, Microsoft, and Google were women, which would Dong want to date? Listen to find out the … Read more
In case you hadn't already read the leaks, HP's updated its 17-inch EliteBook mobile workstation with Intel Core i5 and i7 processors; three 1GB graphics card options; support for up to 16GB of 1,333MHz DDR3 memory; an option for a 256GB SSD; and mobile broadband with GPS for asset tracking, mapping, or navigation. Returning is the 17-inch LED-backlit WUXGA+ antiglare display with HP DreamColor technology for professional color reproduction.
The component offerings should allow for some serious desktop-like performance while still being mobile. The workstation measures 1.4 inches high by 15.6 inches wide by 11.… Read more
Lest anyone be left out of the tablet/slate wave that's currently crashing over the laptop and ultraportable industry, HP has announced a new 12.1-inch EliteBook convertible tablet for the business-minded who feel the need for pens and capacitive multitouch displays at the same time.
Equipped with a stainless steel finish and magnesium casing, the EliteBook 2740p tablet PC will be available with either a Core i5 or Core i7 processor, a reinforced glass screen, and a touch interface that will also work with an included pen. The 2740p (and its non-tablet sibling, the 2540p below) also meet … Read more
Hewlett-Packard is refreshing its business ultraportable laptop and hybrid laptop-tablet with Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, becoming one of the first major PC makers to squeeze these powerful processors into a small, lightweight design.
Intel announced the Core i series of processors last year, but to date the chips have been limited mostly to desktops and large-screen laptops. HP's compact EliteBook 2540p and 2740p have 12-inch screens and weigh in at about 3.4 and 3.8 pounds, respectively.
The 2540p can be configured with standard-power Core i5 or Core i7 processors or a Core i7 that draws less power--a so-called low-voltage processor. Graphics are provided by Intel's integrated graphics silicon.
Like the prior-generation 2530p model, the 2540p can be ordered with or without a built-in optical drive. Units without an optical drive, can take 2.5-inch 7200RPM SATA II hard disk drives ranging up to 500GB in capacity. Units ordered with an optical drive use smaller 1.8-inch 5400RPM SATA II drives, ranging up to 320GB in capacity.
The 2540p is also available with 2.5-inch and 1.8-inch solid-state drives that max out at 160GB.
Other features include USB 2.0, VGA, DisplayPort, 1394a, and gigabit Ethernet ports. And an option for an integrated EV-DO/HSPA 3G modem is available too.
Battery life for the 2540p is rated by HP at up to 10 hours… Read more
LAS VEGAS--Mere hours after LG announced the Lotus Elite, we headed over to the company's booth to get a closer look at the touch-screen successor to the LG Lotus. The Lotus Elite is indeed much curvier and sleeker than the original. Measuring 3.43 inches wide by 2.44 inches long by about three-quarters of an inch thick, it still has that square-ish design and is quite lightweight at less than half an ounce as well.
The most interesting part of the new design is, of course, the new external touch screen. It is 2.4 inches diagonally, which … Read more