Bedouins need a special computer

I am not particularly nomadic, yet in the past 4.5 years in Hong Kong, I have lived in four flats. Young-ish professionals like myself, whether local or expatriate, are veritable Bedouins, roaming between jobs, flats and even countries.

Thursday, 16 December, 1999, 12:00am

Mobile package means business anywhere

Despite the prevalence of ultra-slim laptops and subnotebooks on the market, there is still a lot of demand for huge desktop replacement notebooks with large screens.

Many mobile corporate executives and power road warriors today are abandoning desktops and using the same notebook in the office, at home and on the road.

25 May 1999 - 12:00am

Solitary pursuit livens up Woo probe

The marvels of modern technology can never be underestimated. If nothing else, they have helped to ward off the monotony of the Woo Commission on the new airport's early stuff-ups.

7 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Armada 1700 notebooks

Compaq's new series of Armada 1700 notebooks offer what Compaq calls 'high-value' Pentium II performance. The notebooks integrate sound, 56K modems, and AC adapters. Optional DVD, LS-120 and Zip drives are supported by Compaq's MultiBay design. The high-end Armada, priced at $26,888, has a 13.3-inch display capable of higher resolution than the lower-end model, which runs at 233 MHz.

20 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

Buying might mean a quick trip to Japan

Despite their popularity, most mini-notebook PCs are not carried by the authorised distributors of Japanese PC makers.

When a customer surfing the Web or reading computer magazines wants to buy a mini-notebook, shops have two solutions.

20 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

Minor faults take gloss off notebook

The Inspiron 3200 D266XT is Dell Computer's entry into the 266-megahertz Pentium II notebook market. As with similar models from other vendors, it is designed as a high-end machine.

The 3200 comes fully loaded with all the features to be a serious competitor in this market. It works well - it is fast and the graphics appear to be quite smooth.

18 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Heavy-duty notebook can fill desktop role

Someone recently told me he regretted the growth in popularity of notebook computers - he missed the days when you became the centre of attention when you pulled out a notebook computer when flying business class.

'Now, when you take out your notebook, the guy in the next seat looks over and says: 'Oh, you've got last month's model',' he said.

19 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

It pays to look behind the bargains

It seems many of the smaller stores in Hong Kong's more expensive computer malls are having a hard time, thanks to the declining economy.

Walking around the computer stores in Star House and Windsor House, one soon notices many small signs with phrases like 'special offer', 'limited offer' and 'big sale'.

19 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

What's hot on the shelves

Don't let the big fish get away, urges Epson in its introductory advertising for the GT-12000, its first A3-size colour image scanner for producing large format images with a 800x1,600- dot-per-inch resolution. The flatbed scanner has a manually adjustable focus to enable precise scanning of mounted slides.

15 Jan 1998 - 12:00am


While Cathay Pacific has, for safety reasons, banned the use of CD players on all its flights, the airline continues to allow the use of laptop computers.

27 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

Compaq Armada sails in

Compaq has rolled out a new Pentium 166 MHz Armada notebook that is 3.75cm thin and weighs 2.7kg. The Armada 7350MT is a 166MHz Pentium MMX notebook that comes with 32MB RAM, a 2.1 GB hard drive. Its 12.1-inch CTFT (colour thin film transistor) screen has a resolution of 800 x 600 in 16 million colours, and is powered by 2 MB of video RAM and a 64-bit S3 graphics accelerator.

25 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

The Aquanta LN

The Aquanta LN, above, which has a 11.3-inch active matrix screen, is a notebook from Unisys that is made for mobility.

25 Feb 1997 - 12:00am

Space-age guide to notebooks

Why would anybody want a notebook when an identically configured, albeit larger, desktop computer costs considerably less? There are plenty of advantages and drawbacks.

23 Jan 1997 - 12:00am

Sharp in notebook first

Sharp Electronics is the first computer vendor to include S3's revolutionary Aurora64VPLUS graphics accelerator in a notebook computer.

1 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Small differences decide what a computer is called

What is the difference between a laptop computer, a portable computer and a notebook computer? My definition is that a laptop can be used comfortably on the user's lap or knees for extended periods of time. A portable computer is one that can be carried from A to B without too much trouble.

29 Sep 1996 - 12:00am