Notebook buying tips and input devices galore podcast

Posted on Friday, August 26 2005 @ 5:17 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Keyboards! Keeeeyboards! Sorry. Today on the show we discuss Logitech's new keyboards and mice: The MX5000, G15, G5, and G7. We also look at the features of the Microsoft Media Center keyboard. I'll do a quick follow up on this next week.

On the topic of Media Center PCs, I discuss a thread on the AVS Forums located here. These are directions for connecting a cable box up to your PC's firewire port. Why do this? Watch and record live TV, INCLUDING HIGH DEF, without a tuner card! Madness I tell you, madness!

Lastly I discuss a nice logical process for purchasing a laptop, from a student's perspective. Hint: Start with the components you can't upgrade, and decide on how much weight you want to lug around. Specific systems mentioned include the Sony Vaio S4X0, T3X0, Dell 700m, XPS Gen 2, Sager powerhouse, and the variety of ultra portables at iCube and Dynamism. Check it out at Designtechnica.

About the Author

Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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