Browsing Archive 2006
Review: Dazzle Video Capture

Review: Dazzle Video Capture

The Dazzle Video Capture Device is my most recent toy. I have been struggling with trying to get good video out of a Sony Handycam. The digital quality is horrible, so I went back to my sister’s old JVC analog video recorder. The camera is over six years old, but the video quality of analog is still better than the ...

Review: HP f1905 LCD Monitor

Review: HP f1905 LCD Monitor

I've been using the Hewlett-Packard f1905 LCD Monitor as my primary monitor for about 6 months, and realized I haven't written about it. Monitors are simple devices, and easy to take for granted, but I've been very happy with this one.Native Resolution: 1280 x 1024 Interface: XVI digital / analog Size: 19 ...

Review: Logitech mm28 Portable Speakers

Review: Logitech mm28 Portable Speakers

Logitech’s mm28 Portable Speakers are a pair of portable flat-panel speakers in a single case. They may look a bit strange, but they’re a great lightweight way to play music from your iPod or other music player on the go. They also sound surprisingly good for their size.Read on for our full review, which looks at ...

How to choose a notebook PC

How to choose a notebook PC

Considering a new notebook computer and confused by the choices? In this six-part series, we looked at just about everything you might want to consider when choosing a notebook. Here are links to the detailed articles:Part 1: Size Matters One of the first things to consider is the size of notebook. Notebook ...

Run Palm Programs on Windows Mobile

Run Palm Programs on Windows Mobile

Many thanks to Lew S. who commented on a previous entry of mine: re: Palm TREO 700w - Just a warning, this is a Windows Mobile Palm device, so if you already have a Palm, none of your software will work on this cellphone”Happily, this is no longer true He linked to this excellent article about a Palm OS ...

Choosing a notebook PC: CDs, DVDs, and other slots

Choosing a notebook PC: CDs, DVDs, and other slots

Almost done! To wrap up our series on Choosing a notebook PC, here’s a quick look at a few more features you might want to consider: CD and DVD drives, PC Card slots, and other media/peripheral slots. CD and DVD Drives One big difference between notebooks is the included CD or DVD drives. Most notebooks have a ...

Choosing a notebook PC: Connectivity

Choosing a notebook PC: Connectivity

One of the hardest things about buying a new computer is reconciling the manufacturer’s long list of key features with what you actually need. Continuing our series on Choosing a notebook PC, today I’ll take a look at the different networking and connectivity options available in today’s notebooks. WiFi WiFi ...

Choosing a notebook PC: Disks, Video, and Memory

Choosing a notebook PC: Disks, Video, and Memory

Continuing our series on choosing a notebook PC, today I’ll take a look at three more major notebook features: disk drives, video cards, and memory.While these are relatively minor considerations when you buy a desktop machine you can always upgrade them later notebooks are harder to upgrade, so it’s worth taking ...

Choosing a notebook PC: Processors

Choosing a notebook PC: Processors

While choosing a PC has never been an easy task, processors used to be easy to tell apart a 2.0GHz processor was faster than a 1.5GHz processor, and cost more money. A Pentium 3 was more efficient than a Pentium 2. Now processor speed means less than it used to, and the manufacturers have helpfully started calling ...

Choosing a notebook PC: Screens

Choosing a notebook PC: Screens

Continuing our series on choosing a notebook PC, today we’ll look at the choices you’ll need to make to choose the ideal notebook screen. There are four factors to consider: screen size, resolution, widescreen or regular, and glossy or matte.Screen size is something you’ve already looked at if you read the first ...