News – ThinkPad Creator Predicts Future of Notebooks, TabletPc2 eo UMPC Review, $100 PCs for “the Poor”

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ThinkPad Creator Arimasa Naitoh Predicts the Future of Notebooks

A recent story from ZDNet has revealed multiple predictions of the future of mobile computing by the famous founder of the ThinkPad. Arimasa Naitoh who is being called the “father of the ThinkPad” stated some strong opinions regarding everything from the use of aluminum in laptop manufacturing (called it “weak”) to fuel cell technology (“a long way to go”). He additionally commented on Microsoft’s UMPC technology (“skeptical”). Naitoh further stated that “PCs are powerful enough already” and harped on the importance of wireless technology. Read more here…

Linda Epstein of TabletPc2 Reviews the TabletKiosk eo UMPC

Linda has weighed in on the TabletKiosk eo V7110 UMPC with her full review…

“…I’ve said this before and I will say it again: Like any new technology, if this is the first time you have used a computer with the Tablet PC operating system there is a learning curve. Do no panic at the lack of a keyboard! It takes a few days to get used to using the pen or the on screen keyboard, Not because its difficult, simply because its not how you are used to using a computer.”

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One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project to Offer $100 Notebooks

Criticism and hype have surrounded the “OLPC” project. As in “One Laptop Per Child” initiated by Nicholas Negroponte ex-drector of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab. His plan announced back in 2005 has been to round up various developer and manufacturing partners to create a $100 PC to benefit schoolchildren of developing nations.

Apparently the project has been challenged, praised and criticized all at the same time by experts and big name manufacturers alike. The concern is that the technology will not be powerful enough and will not offer acceptable battery life etc. Regardless of these issues, bringing even slow technology to children who would otherwise have no exposure must surely have its benefits! If you’d like to judge for yourself, read more here…



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