Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The (HP) Envy Of All The Other Kids?

If you're looking for a wow-them-in-the-boardroom small business laptop, something comparable to an Apple MacBook Pro without the premium price tag and unfamiliar interface, check out Hewlett-Packard's Envy 14. I just reviewed it for Small Business Computing.

It's a sweet-looking notebook that packs a lot of power. The one I reviewed - with an Intel i5 processor and fabulous upgraded LED screen - sells for well over $1,000, but it's still substantially less expensive than a MacBook Pro 13 with comparable features, and less expensive still than a MacBook Pro 15.

I wasn't crazy about the ergonomics - keyboard or touchpad - but most users probably aren't as fussy as I am, and even I could probably adjust with time. If you've thought of making the switch to Mac for a MacBook Pro but just can't bring yourself to do it, this might be the solution.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Print From iPad? There Are Apps For That

If you're considering a tablet as your mobile computer but need to be able to print, don't strike Apple's iPad off your list. Although the iPad has no native print capability yet (it's coming), there are apps that let you print some kinds of documents.

I reviewed four of them recently for Enterprise Mobile Today. The article will post in the next couple of weeks. In the meantime, check out the best of the bunch, PrintCentral from Eurosmartz.