I’ve just finished reinstalling my Mac, completely wiping the drive and starting again. This is just a bit about why, how, and how it turned out. Why? Well, it had been getting a bit crashy recently, for one thing. Sometimes it just didn’t want to come back from sleep mode (I know the feeling), and […]
A dead Power Macintosh G3, forming part of the WEEE Man sculpture at the Eden Project.
An old Macintosh, forming part of the WEEE Man sculpture at the Eden Project.
An old Mac, as part of the WEEE Man sculpture at the Eden Project.
I needed a portable external hard drive (Search for “portable external hard drive” on: DuckDuckGo, Amazon UK, Amazon US). You’d think that would be easy, wouldn’t you? I quite liked the idea of buying in a shop. eBuyer are cheaper, but I’d have to pay for delivery, and I needed it as quickly as possible, […]
Time for an update on the tablet PC – how am I liking it after two weeks?
I recently bought a Toshiba Portege M200 tablet PC. I made some notes in a previous post about how I was getting on with it after four days. I’ve now been using it for two weeks, so it’s time for another update.
Let’s start with a good old executive summary. I love it. It’s a great little laptop, and the extra flexibility you get from the tablet features make a real difference.
I use it as a laptop more than as a slate, but fortunately, it works very nicely as both. The only real downside I’ve found so far is that it is a bit on the heavy side for using as a slate. If you really want to be comfortable sitting reading in bed with a slate-form tablet, you might be better off with the tiny HP models where the keyboard can be completely removed. Go see what James Kendrick thinks of his.