If you're impressed by the previous generation of Iomega's eGo external hard drive, you'll probably like this one better.
Iomega announced Monday the worldwide availability of its new generation of eGo portable hard drives that feature a new look, up to 500GB of storage, and multiple colors including ruby red, sparkling silver, midnight blue, and black.
All of the models have USB 2.0 and are bus-powered, meaning you only need to carry a single cable that works as both the data and power cord. The included cable is a Y-shape USB cable that lets you use … Read more
Right now, many of you are reading this on a 22-inch monitor at a 1,680x1,050-pixel native resolution and you're probably thinking, "Man, this is it. I mean sure, it's not as big as some of my friend's monitors, but hey, 1,680x1,050 on a 22-inch screen ain't bad. Right?"
Wrong! I've already spoken about the 16:9 revolution that's sweeping this nation faster than Swine Flu hysteria and this is where it has its biggest impact, in the 21.5-inch to 22-inch category.
With a 16:9, 21.5-inch … Read more
Full HD, 16:9 monitors will soon be all the rage. And why not? For roughly the same amount of screen size, you get more screen real estate. Sort of.
For example, while the new Lenovo L215p we just got in has a 21.5-inch screen and the Gateway HD2201 has a 22-inch screen, the Lenovo is actually capable of displaying more pixels per square inch.
The Gateway has a native resolution of 1680x1050, and the Lenovo can natively achieve full 1080p resolution (1920x1080).
In addition to its native 1080p compatibility, the Lenovo L215p includes a 2-megapixel USB Webcam, a … Read more
Hitachi on Wednesday joined the crowd of green-storage vendors with its fourth generation of the CinemaStar hard-drive family.
The new drive features Hitachi's EcoTrac Classification. This means it's halogen-free and has very low power consumption. The new CinemaStar features a read/write power specification of 1.4W--a reduction of 22 percent compared to previous models.
Other that that, this is a 2.5-inch (laptop) SATA hard drive that has the spinning speed of 5,400 rpm, which is popular though slower than the 7,200 rpm of some higher-end drives.
According to Hitachi, its new CinemaStar hard drive … Read more