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All posts tagged "2010"


Friday, December 31, 2010

What The Geeky Got for Gifts

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home News" @ 05:30 PM

http://mashable.com/2010/12/31/ipad...-mashable-poll/

"If you got an iPad as a gift during the holidays, you certainly weren't alone. In a recent poll of holiday gift recipients, iPads accounted for a full 22.7% of all gadget or hardware gifts, making iPads the single largest category in our gift poll, outstripping the nearest runner-up by nearly 14% of votes. That runner-up was Amazon's Kindle - not surprising considering that the Kindle is the best-selling product in Amazon's history."

It's a relatively small sampling size - less than 2400 votes, and only from people who read Mashable - but among the geek-set, there are a couple of stand-out points: the iPad was the #1 gift, more people got Macs (60%) than Windows machines (40%), Android phones let the way in the smartphone category with a hefty 50.3% figure (iPhones were 30%), but Windows Phone 7 devices at 10.3% just eeked out Blackberry devices (9.4%). Not bad for a brand new platform that most people still haven't heard about! Lastly, the Xbox/Kinect one-two punch clobbered the PS3 with a 54.3% figure versus only 11.9% for the PS3. The Kinect really is driving the Xbox 360 to new heights of popularity!


Thursday, December 9, 2010

2010 HP Pavilion dm3t: Not 2009's dm3t

Posted by Michael Knutson in "HP Laptops & Netbooks" @ 12:30 AM

http://www.laptopmag.com/review/lap...1#axzz148LFfREt

"If you placed them side by side, you wouldn't realize that the 2009 and 2010 HP Pavilion dm3t shared the same name. That's because HP completely redesigned its 13-inch consumer notebook, making it thinner, lighter, and faster."

What a difference a (model) year makes. Thinner, lighter and faster indeed. The redesigned dm3t notebook offers soft-touch surfaces, a backlit chiclet keyboard, very good speakers, an Intel Core i3 processor, 3GB RAM (max 8GB), 320GB 7200 RPM hard drive, 13.3-inch display with 1366x768 resolution, about 4-pounds, over 5 hours of battery life, and $400 less than a MacBook. Prices start at $549 from HP, with estimated build date being late December 2010. Way to go HP!


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