Dell’s Latitude 13 laptop

March 4, 2010
Dell’s Latitude 13 business laptop now available, looking businessy
Laura June writes about Dell’s Latitude 13 notebook.

“Dell’s Latitude 13 laptop marketed for the business type (with a preinstalled Citrix client, simplified virtualization options and so on) is now available on the Dell site. With three customizing options — base, economy, and productivity packages — with a choice of Celeron M or Core 2 Solo CPUs, Linux, Vista, or Windows 7 OSs, up to 2GB of SD-RAM, and a 160GB hard drive. The starting price of one of these bad boys is $559.”

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Convertible Notebooks Seek to Share the Spotlight on Tablets
Priya Ganapati writes about HP’s latest touch-enabled laptop product.

“HP has announced a new touch-enabled notebook that can twist into a slate-like tablet and open up to offer a traditional full keyboard laptop. Separately, Panasonic has launched a rugged convertible notebook called Toughbook C1, while Lenovo introduced its X201 convertible notebook earlier this month. HP’s convertible notebook, the EliteBook 2740p tablet PC, is targeted at ‘users on the go.’ The machine starts at 3.8 lbs and has a 12.1-inch diagonal LED display. Compare that to the 1.5 lbs iPad and its 9.7-inch screen. But, unlike the iPad, HP’s convertible tablet – prices start at $1,600 – has a multitouch touchscreen and a full-size keyboard.”

Office 2010: What Will Be the Tipping Point for Your Clients?
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Eric Webster writes how partners can make money off of Microsoft Office 2010.

“Office is the de facto productivity software for most businesses, organizations, and individuals. According to Microsoft, even 77 per cent of Mac users install Office software. Though Google’s browser-based apps are making a small dent in the market, Office remains the foundation of most businesses processes. This is good news for you: the sheer dominance of Microsoft alone might convince some SMBs to purchase 2010.”

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