The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
Low-priced notebooks running Google's Chrome OS are from todayavailable in Australian retail outlets, but may struggle to find traction in the local market.
By Rohan Pearce | 19 March, 2013 10:41
Microsoft's Windows 8 launch on October 26 is nearly here, and new device announcements are coming so fast you need a scorecard to keep up. One of the big themes with this touch-centric Windows release is touchscreens on everything including Ultrabooks, tablets with keyboard docks, or new all-in-one convertible PCs. Some critics aren't buying the hybrid device craze that Windows 8 is inspiring, but if you ever wanted to a touch-enabled laptop, there's never been a better time to buy.
By Ian Paul | 22 October, 2012 08:38
The Lenovo ThinkPad T420 is a 14-inch, business-focussed notebook. It has many of the features you would expect from a ThinkPad laptop, including a TrackPoint-style device (as well as a regular touchpad), a great keyboard, a keyboard light, and a non-glossy screen.
By TechWorld staff | 12 December, 2011 14:54
Australian IT managers are battling thieves, with over half of those surveyed for a Kensington business security report conducted by IDC Australia reporting losses this year.
By Hamish Barwick | 06 October, 2011 10:39
QUESTION: My Windows 7 Home Premium computer has a quad-core processor and 4GB of RAM. I've not found any advantage to using four cores. How can I use the processor more effectively and allocate different processes to the individual cores?
By Chris Byers | 13 August, 2010 02:20
They're collecting dust in storage rooms and taking up extra space in your garage or office. They can't handle today's applications, peripherals or operating systems. Yes, older computers are a nuisance, like the brother-in-law who sleeps on your sofa for a few months.
By John Brandon | 22 May, 2010 07:29
My holiday gift giving season started early Thursday morning when the UPS guy pounded on my door and handed me a package. Inside was a notebook -- Google's much-discussed cloud-based Cr-48 Chrome OS laptop, which was announced by the company on Tuesday.
By Howard Wen | 11 December, 2010 10:08
Tired of the stale cookie-cutter designs that make all laptops look basically alike? You're not alone. A group of intrepid designers and engineers is doing something about the "sameness syndrome" that permeates notebook design. They're working on groundbreaking concept designs that not only turn heads but also point to new ways to work and play on the road.
By Brian Nadel | 11 June, 2010 09:25
Google's Chrome OS is coming to a netbook near you sometime later this year. The Web-centric, Linux-based, open source platform will offer a lightweight, cost-effective alternative operating system for portable computing.
By Tony Bradley | 03 June, 2010 09:28
It's official: Google plans to debut its Chrome operating system in the fourth quarter of this year, although the company has yet to provide an exact launch date. Sundar Pichai, Google's vice president of product management, made the announcement Wednesday at the Computex trade show in Taipei, according to IDC News.
By Jeff Bertolucci | 03 June, 2010 04:15