Archive for the ‘Windows 7’ Category

I won’t be buying an iPad but I will be buying a Slate/Tablet machine this year

Engagdget has their hands on a HP presentation showing the differences between the ipad and the HP slate. Like we needed a leaked ppt.

There’s talk about it being a chopped up netbook; duh, so do we say any tablet PC’s in the last 10 years have been chopped up laptops? It’s a silly argument.

Performance wise I’ve been turned around by Windows 7 on both my convertible tablet and my low spec’d Pentium M ultra portable. Win 7 is a game changer on these machines and stops me from longing for a useable Linux tablet. So Win 7 should be more than enough for the HP slate, to send emails, browse the web, consume your social media of choice. I have used the Pentium M machine for photoshop – but it doesn’t mean I like it. Seriously, leave the heavy lifting for the home PC, desktop, whatever and use the UMPC’s, slates, <1kg machines for what they’re meant to be used for.


Viliv S10 Blade – I’m salivating already..

Long have I waited for this day..a lightweight, long battery life, slim convertible that runs W7 and goes for 10 hours!

I was already dreaming of the S10 when Viliv released the S7 – the S7 just didn’t suit my requirements..having to tiny a screen and too low a resolution.

The S10 squeezes 1366×768 high res..oh joy..:)

Viliv S10 Blade pricing:

* Atom Z530 1.6GHz/60GB HDD/Win XP – $699
* Atom Z530 1.6GHz/32GB SSD/Win 7 – $797
* Atom Z530 1.6GHz/64GB SSD/Win 7 – $857
* Atom Z530 1.6GHz/32GB SSD/Win 7/HSPA modem – $889
* Atom Z530 1.6GHz/64GB SSD/Win 7/HSPA modem – $949
* Atom Z550 2.0GHz/64GB SSD/Win 7 – $987
* Atom Z550 2.0GHz/64GB SSD/Win 7/HSPA modem – $1,079

Viliv offering free Windows 7 upgrade if you buy a Vista machine

Not sure how many of us this will affect given that most of the units I know of came with XP but Viliv is offering a free windows 7 upgrade with qualifying purchases.

Ideal portable UMPC X70 setup?

Got everything humming in Windows 7 so I thought I’d build my travel setup for the interstate trips I’m about to begin taking.

Viliv X70 mobile office

The setup consists of:

Viliv X70 with Windows 7 Ultimate and Open Office

Think Outside Stowaway universal bluetooth keyboard

Think Outside Stowaway travel mouse

Windows 7 launch in Japan

Came across this Windows 7 launch video in Japan..don’t understand a word of it but found it pretty hilarious!Ultraman and Godzillas..

Watch the bits where the touchscreen didn’t work..if the presenter wasn’t so polite, it’ll probably be a volley of “WTFs” flying..heheh!

Speaking of Japan, D’s currently over there in deep in the jungles of Akihabara..