If you ever wondered what’s under the hood of your laptop but were afraid to open it yourself then BusinessWeek has a set of great images that shows you how the plumbing is done inside your machine.
The article Building the perfect laptop provides insides on Lenovo’s new superslim ThinkPad X300 and the story behind it. Also some comparisons to Apple’s MacBook Air (for more of this have a look at the table published by Engadget today)
“…The X300 isn’t perfect. Perhaps no computer can be. But its development over the past 20 months shows the journey of one team striving for perfection, while at the same time being forced to make hard compromises. Lenovo doesn’t expect the X300, with prices ranging from $2,700 to $3,000, to be a huge seller. They believe it will be a “halo” product, leading to positive reinforcement for the corporate brand and for the more affordable ThinkPads…
- OLPC: Negroponte getting USD100 laptop ready for delivery
- Marc Navarro: Great looking series of laptop cases
- OLPC: Give One Get One
- Image: Your next server room
Nicholas Negroponte’s OLPC project is taking up speed with selected manufacturer Quanta Computer now having started the test production of the low-cost laptop intended for students and children in developing countries. Initial test run outputs should be available next month. Quanta has earlier selected its new plant in Changshu, China to produce the computer and [...]
Finally a series of laptop cases that stand out from the black bags you get everywhere else. Spanish designer Marc Navarro has created a new line of stylish laptop cases that will become available in December through VAXbarcelona. More information can be found on the ReadyforDesign web site. Update:The VAX Gueell design has been created [...]
MIT Professor Nicholas Negroponte’s “OLPC program” has started delivering the long awaited One Laptop Per Child computers in the US and Canada.
We have recently seen how greatly these small computers were received by children in Africa and how cleverly features have been designed into it. They create mash networks between them automatically so that children can communicate with each other, can change from color to B&W so that the display is still readable outside in bright sunlight and you can – a key feature in many countries for which this computer is intended – recharge its batteries without electricity from the grid. But most importantly we’ve seen the joy and fun the children had while using the XO laptops.
So this month until November 26, OLPC is offering a “Give One Get One program” in the United States and Canada. And it works like this…
Mobile data centers seemingly are getting “en vogue” but none looks as good as this one.
Rackable’s new system called “Concentro” stacks up to 1,200 two-socket servers into a standard 40′ x 8′ shipping container. The system has enough power to give you a top 200 supercomputer overnight, uses water to keep cool, and can be outfitted with a mix of server, storage, and networking hardware. And power consumption, space, and specialized data center costs seem to be the hottest topics at the moment for customers with massive server needs.
With the use of shipping containers it becomes relatively easy for companies to install a data center in an area with cheaper energy or to set up a data center in record time when demand increases. Currently suppliers of such solutions expect the…