News – HP Unveils Vista Ready PCs, Nurses Support IT, The Tablet PC’s in the Mail

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HP Unveils Vista Ready PCs

In a low-key announcement that reflects the company’s switch in focus from the hardware to the user, HP introduced a stable of new PC products today that take advantage of some of the latest technologies. HPs new desktop lineup includes a Trusted Module Platfrom 1.2 embedded security chip and HP ProtectTools security manager software as standard equipment. All the product releases including the $1,479 4400 series Tablet PC are listed as “Vista-Capable.” Read more…


Nurses Support IT

An interesting new survey of nurses reveals that they believe technology is a key player today in patients’ quality of care. Eighty six percent of the 559 nurses surveyed indicated that IT can potentially improve the quality of patient care, but they also indicated that technology is not used to the extent it could be. 44 percent of the nurses stated that they spend three or more hours per day using IT for various functions. The breakdown of technology used was 90 percent on desktops, 21 percent on notebooks, and only 3 percent on Tablet PCs. The survey was sponsored by the computer retailer CDW so you should probably take it with a grain of salt, but none-the-less it’s interesting to see the impact technology has on the nurses on the front-lines of healthcare. Read more…

The Tablet PC’s in the Mail

As part if their SanDisk Indestructible Cruzer USB drive giveaway contest, Gizmodo asked readers to submit photos and stories of electronic gadget carnage. There’s some pretty sad looking beat up hardware on display, but perhaps the saddest and most senseless is the shattered HP TC1100 Tablet PC that didn’t survive a trip through the U.S. mail system. The contest is closed to submissions but the finalists are posted for voting to see who wins so head on over to Gizmodo and vote for the destroyed gizmo that tugs most at your heart strings.




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