128GB iPad with Retina Display is announced. Hmm... I wonder what people will do with 128GB of space. Take movies? Put in entire music collection?
"The new 128GB versions of the fourth generation iPad will be available starting Tuesday, February 5, in black or white, for a suggested retail price of $799 (US) for the iPad with Wi-Fi model and $929 (US) for the iPad with Wi-Fi + Cellular model. All versions of the 128GB iPad will be sold through the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com), Apple retail stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers. " (Quoted from Apple Press Info)
I just got back from hearing a panel discussion by Associate Director, MIT Media Lab, Hiroshi Ishii. I got to talk to him in person, which was a life changing event for me. I just wanted to share the excitement by sharing this video with you.
Well, recently I'm into the iPad mini which I bought at New Years.
It's just the right size for me, but what I wish the device to have is larger RAM. At least 1GB, but 2GB will be the best.
I'm also interested in getting a personal supercomputer someday, for analysis and real time computing. I want to crunch a lot of data using the personal supercomputer. If you want to know what I'm talking about, search for "Nor-Tech supercomputer".
I think I will get a good overclocked RAM soon for my server.
I got hold of an au iida G9 (SOX01 by Sony Ericsson) cheap today. I played with the camera, and it's pretty well made. I like the startup sound and stuff. The phone was made in 2009. The screen is really good, it might be better than iPhone 5 in my opinion.
Well, it is finally 2013, and here I sit writing this post
on my new, at least to me, laptop. I got this a little while ago, but I think
it deserved a post. I picked up a used Lenovo ThinkPad X200s from a friend, for
300 bucks, which is a great deal, especially for the one I got. I paid 100
bucks and got 2 batteries. They are not official Lenovo batteries, but from a
company called Laptop Battery One, and they appear to be very well made and
supposedly contain Sanyo cells. I opted for 9 cell batteries, which are 6600
MAH, which are actually 1200MAH less than Lenovo's own battery, but I only paid
50 each instead of 180 a piece, so I can let it slide.
Overall, this is a very nice laptop and I decided that it
needs a review! If I bought one used, maybe someone else might, so I say it
shouldn't be left in the dust, review wise. Just remember when looking at the
pictures that it is used, and thus it does show some wear, but it isn't
anything too major. Let's get started with the walk around first.
Closed, it looks like a nice little ultraportable laptop.
You have some LED indicators in the top between the two hinges, which are for
battery, power, and sleep. There are also the two logos, Lenovo, and ThinkPad
at the bottom. You can see my 9 cell battery sticking out, as well as the size
compared to my Asus 1005PE netbook. You might also notice that the finish is a
rubberized coating as well.
Flipping the X200s over, we have some different things. The
battery takes up the most space, but there is also the door for the RAM, as
well as the mono speaker, yes, even though it was made in 2008, it only has a
mono speaker, a docking connector, as well as a bunch of vent holes to let in
air to keep it cool. Also, if you look closely, you can see the screw for accessing
the hard drive, but more on this later.
The front is pretty basic. There is the latch to open the
laptop, and a SD card slot. There is a small LED near the card slot as well to
let you know when it the card is being read or written to.
On the right side, we have a USB 2.0 port, which has my
Logitech Anywhere MX receiver in it, but I since took that out as I find a
mouse is not needed with a ThinkPad so I rather keep it open. Next, we have a
headphone jack, and a microphone jack, as well as the door for accessing the
hard drive. One screw allows the cage to be taken out, which has 2 pressed on
rubber rails. Take out 4 more screws, and you can now put a different drive in
the cage. Lastly, there is Kensington lock slot. Between the microphone and hard
drive, we have a special thing we rarely see anymore, a 56K modem. Remember
those days? TORTURE!
On the back, all we have is the gigantic battery!
Moving to the left, there is a lot more going on. We start
out with the power adapter, the fan output vent, a USB port, a monitor port
(VGA), a LAN port, another USB port, a wireless switch, and a Express Card 54
Opening the ThinkPad, we can see it is truly a work of art
inside. Ok, maybe I am embellishing a little bit, but I always found a ThinkPad
to be a LOT nicer looking than anything else, especially a Mac. At least
ThinkPads have kept the same design since the beginning, instead of being
changed every year for stuff that wasn't needed, but I am starting to veer off
and ramble. MUST FOCUS ON THINKPAD! In the center, we have the amazing keyboard
that the ThinkPad line is famous for. The best part is what is missing as well.
There is no touchpad!Instead, we have a
TrackPoint, and it's 3 buttons. What is the thing next to the buttons? A
fingerprint reader! I love being able to login with that!
On the screen half, we have a 12.1" matte finished
1440x900 LED backlit screen. That is a mouthful, but the best word to describe
it is simply epic. I am in love, I don't care if Macs have that silly retina
display, this one isn't pixel doubled! On the bottom, we have the indicator LEDs for
WiFi, Bluetooth, Num Lock, Caps Lock, HDD, Powered on,Battery, Charger, and sleep. On the top of
the screen, It looks boring, but this is where the antennas are located, as
well as a little LED that comes on with FN + PgUp. The purpose to shine a light
on the keyboard so you can see the keys in the dark. VERY USEFUL! Maybe it
isn't a fancy backlit keyboard, but the way these keys are, you can forgive
that. Typing this all on the X200s is a pleasure.
Now, specification wise, it is pretty good for its age. It features
a Core 2 Duo SL9400 running at 1.86GHZ. It features the Intel GMA4500 graphics
card, which isn't going to play much games, but it is a ThinkPad after all.
Mine came with 4GB of RAM, and a 250GB hard drive which I upgraded to 500GB.
All of the specs can be found on ThinkWiki, and there will be a link placed at
the end if you wish to see what configurations are available.
Now, one thing to talk about is the wireless options. Mine
contains WiFi and Bluetooth, but there is a 3G model available as there is a
SIM slot under the battery. My friend has upgraded the WiFi card on this so I
won't go into too much detail as I never had the original model card.
Something else that mine doesn't have is a web cam,
something I can care less about honestly. I do have a neat little thing on this
one that not all models have. There is a finger print reader on the palm rest,
so I use that to log into Windows, and I must say I really do love that little
feature. That is one thing I am surely spoiled with having now should I need to