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Video: Lenovo’s parody on the MacBook Air, promotes X300

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Having had my friendly and not so friendly encounters with my MacBook Pro and the bundled OS X operating system, at the end of the day I believe that for a powerful laptop I couldn’t have done much better other than buying another ThinkPad. The last one I got was a T42 and still runs like a charm even after a very embarrassing “wrong-screw-in-the-wrong-hole” moment :).

In the world of expensive ultra-portables though, the MacBook Air and the new ThinkPad X300 are two jewels to be had… check this out before buying though…


Written by Julio Franco

April 30th, 2008 at 12:17 am

(Unusual) Domains registered by Google

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With the kind of financial backing that Google has, it’s not at all surprising that they have registered at least a few dozen typo domains and the like, but ones like thesecretofburritos.com or googlesex.com are a bit more unusual.

Here at TechSpot we have had a few problems with other people registering regional domains, but what can you do about it. What we do have done is trademarking our brand to at least cover some basis (it’s a nice name you have to agree ;)).

Written by Julio Franco

April 23rd, 2008 at 5:47 pm

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The reason I will never buy a Mac desktop

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While browsing around this morning I stumbled upon this bit of news: “Apple released a new graphics upgrade kit today.” For those Mac Pro users out there (that is, the tower desktop system, not the laptop) can now upgrade to a GeForce 8800GT for about x1.5 the actual price of the card, ain’t those wonderful news?

GeForce 8800GT

From Macrumors.com:

When Apple released the Early 2008 Mac Pro, they offered the NVIDIA 8800GT as an upgrade option, however due to firmware issues, the 8800GT was not compatible with previous generation Mac Pros — until today.

And here’s a reaction by a Mac Pro owner, taken from Apple’s website:

YES! We all know how good this card is and 1st Gen Mac Pro owners can now use it…
Hooray!

Perhaps you may want to grab an overpriced memory upgrade kit from the manufacturer as well?

Written by Julio Franco

April 17th, 2008 at 2:54 pm

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