Posts Tagged ‘review’

Shiva Iyer at Packt Publishing kindly sent me a review copy of Instant OpenELEC Starter. It’s an ebook with a list price of £5.99, and I was able to download .pdf and .mobi versions (with an .epub option too). It’s also available from Amazon as a paperback (£12.99) and for Kindle (£6.17). The book is […]


Since the screen failed on my wife’s Lenovo s10e netbook (and I turned it into a TV attached media player) she’s been using my old s10e, but that’s been on its last legs for a while too. The time had come for something new, with a full sized keyboard and screen. I’ve been looking around […]


Shortly after starting my new job it became apparent that I’d need a new laptop. As most of the other CohesiveFT team use Macs (and iWork) I was very tempted by the 11″ Macbook Air, but its limited memory and need for dongles to connect to things like VGA and network dissuaded me. I may come to […]


First the really good news – Lenovo (or more specifically their fulfilment partner Digital River) managed to take an order from me and ship (on time) without some major disaster happening (as I’ve suffered before, repeatedly). They seem to have entirely given up on supplying order tracking information, which is little change in practice to […]


This is the first post in what will be (at least) a three part series. I’m also planning to look at the Quick2Wire board(s) and Gertboard. The ladder board (sold by Tandy for the bargain price of £5.99) is designed for Gordon at Drogon’s ladder game[1], but can be used for various other purposes – basically anything […]


I’ve been an avid follow of Andrew McAfee’s Blog ever since JP first pointed me in that direction. He’s clearly a man that understands how technology is reshaping how we do business. Whilst I was on holiday a few weeks ago I noticed that he’d published a book along with Erik Brynjolsson – Race Against […]


After getting my 27″ monitor I needed a graphics card with Dual Link DVI that could do 2560×1440. I didn’t want to spend a load, and I wanted something without a fan (and associated noise) – the EVGA G210 was the cheapest I could find – £23.05 from Scan.co.uk (with free delivery courtesy of the […]


After some hassles getting it, the X121e has been in the household for a few days now – so it’s time for  first impressions review. Design and build The machine looks and feels more like an IdeaPad than the ThinkPad’s I’m used to. This is no surprise given the price. The chassis seems pretty robust, but […]


I’ve lusted after a 30″ monitor for a while now, and got to use one some time ago (an Apple Cinema display) . The price of those beasts is headed in the right direction, but still – ouch. 27″ seems to be a different matter. A few weeks ago my brother was being disparaging about my […]