Friday, December 15, 2006
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Thursday, December 14, 2006
HP iPaq rx1950

The good: Lightweight and slim design; onboard Wi-Fi; removable battery; SD/MMC expansion slot.
The bad: QVGA display; no Bluetooth, limited on-board memory.
The bottom line: The sub-US$250 rx1950 caters to people who prefer their mobile devices to be separate from their phones and cameras, and are willing to make do with reduced specifications.

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Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Samsung SGH-Z540

The good: Slim, stylish design; big, crisp TFT display; 3G; sturdy build quality; external music controls; large internal memory.
The bad: LCD screen leaves temporary lines of discoloration when depressed; no memory expansion slot; lacks FM radio; one port for headset, charger and USB cable.
The bottom line: The Samsung SGH-Z540 impresses with its slim form factor, amazingly crisp display and a decent range of multimedia features, though the lack of expansion for a 3G phone may put off some users.

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Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Toshiba Portege M400

Processor: Core 2 Duo
Processor speed: 1.66 GHz
Centrino : Yes
Amt of RAM : 512 MB (max 4096 MB)
Hard drive : 80 GB
Optical drive : DVD/CDRW combo drive
Graphics hardware : Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
Diagonal screen size : 12.1 inch
Operating system : Win XP Pro
Weight w/battery : 2.04 kg
Wireless LAN : 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g

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Monday, December 11, 2006

The good: Windows XP Media Center notebook; reasonably priced; digital and analog TV tuner; excellent graphics performance; integrated Webcam; brilliant and vibrant display.
The bad: No subwoofer; large and heavy; no dedicated volume buttons.
The bottom line: If you have been looking for a desktop replacement for your entertainment and gaming needs, the ASUS A7J has everything but the kitchen sink when it comes to features. For a reasonable price of S$3,198, it comes complete with both digital and analog TV tuners to satisfy your home AV needs.

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Who needs 3.5G?
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3.5G, technically known as HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access), has arrived. HSDPA gives you mobile data download speeds of up to 3.6 Mbps, compared to 384 kbps for 3G. HSDPA is now available to the general public in Singapore. You'll have it soon in your city too.

Why do I need 3.5G?

Download large email attachments: I'm using 3G on my laptop. Every time somebody sends me a multi-megabyte attachment, my email client freezes for a few minutes, downloading the large attachment via 3G. I need 3.5G to work more productively.

Upload large files: Some months back I produced a live "blogcast" on Singapore's Orchard Road shopping belt. I camped there for a few days, captured the event every hour with my Sony hi-def camcorder, edited the video on the spot and uploaded it to my video-podcast website via 3G. Uploading large video files via 3G was painfully slow, even after reducing the video resolution.

With 3.5G I can upload large files a lot more quickly. Since the bandwidth is now available, I can choose to upload high-def videos instead of low resolution ones. I may even consider doing a live video transmission and edit the video from my office.
Now that 3.5G is here, think about the bandwith-intensive applications that you can run on this faster mobile data network.

by Lee Lup Yuen

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Sunday, December 10, 2006
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