Why many people are familiar with such computer companies as Apple, Dell, and HP, there are very few people who know who the manufacturer Flybook is. Well, I have recently discovered that this manufacturing company has been coming out with some of the most technological advanced laptops on the market today. And that is when I found the Flybook Imported By Dynamism Notebook with Intel Centrino® Duo Mobile Technology – Model: VM. This laptop is one of the nicest and smoothest running laptop on the market today. With such features as having the Intel® Centrino® Duo mobile technology, it moves with such a fast pace. However, that is not the only feature that makes this computer stand out above the rest. One of the added features this computer has that not that many other laptops possess, is a telescoping 12.1″ widescreen display, this screen is literally elevated from the keyboard, which gives it a “desktop” look with the portability of a laptop. Going back to the processor, the Centrino® Duo technology, comes with the interrelated Intel® Core™ Duo process at T2300, also included within the processors is the Intel® 945GM Express chipset, PRO/Wireless 3945ABG network connection at 802.11a/b/g, as well as having an extended battery life. This computer comes with 1GB PC2-5300 DDR2 memory for multitasking, which is also expandable to 2GB. There is a 667MHz front side bus with 2MB L2 cache and 1.66GHz processor speed. And, of course, this computer comes with a DVD-ROM/CD-RW combo drive to suit all of your media needs. This screen of this computer, as stated earlier, is a 12.1″ TFT-LCD widescreen display with 1280 x 768 resolution. The telescoping arm allows the screen to be positioned higher and over the keyboard and can also adjust to any angle the user needs. This computer definitely defines the meaning to “portability.” However, one of the most impressive and technologically advanced feature this computer offers its users is that dealing with security. There is a fingerprint reader for secure file access. This computer will make you feel like you are James Bond, by allowing you to secure sensitive files from the eyes of anyone by the use of this fingerprint technology. There is a 30GB PATA Ultra ATA hard drive within the unit, as well as an Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950 with 128MB shared memory and VGA interface. When dealing with USB ports there are two high-speed USB 2.0 ports for fast digital video, audio and data transfer. Also, there is a built-in 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit LAN with RJ-45 connector. The operating system this computer puts into play is the Microsoft Windows XP Professional operating system, with a software package that includes CyberLink Power2Go 5, Evernote Plus, Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0 and more. Also, if you are worried about the weight of this laptop, don’t be, this computer only weight 3.6 pounds and measures only 1″ thin, and it is powered by a lithium-ion battery, which comes with an AC adapter.
2009 will be the year that the world becomes more “energy aware.” Energy topics will be all over the internet, as consumers try to find a way to cope with higher oil prices and learn about new energy technologies. I heard from a potential client today that said she was not able to travel to my office for a meeting because of the high price of gasoline. She was opting to do as much as possible by phone. This awareness of energy use and cost will become more and more the case in the coming year, even if oil prices do ease up a bit. The possibility of the price of oil dropping back to extremely low levels is remote, and even if it did, we know now that if we continue to not be aware of our energy usage, we will see high prices again. Also, beyond the price of oil, climate change issues have made us seek sources of energy other than carbon based fuels. The internet will be key to feeding this new need for energy awareness. Via the internet we can see that some countries are moving as fast as possible away from carbon based fuels, in an effort to reduce their countries carbon footprint. These countries are encouraging energy users to change to other fuels, such as biofuels for heating and electricity generation, and once they are changed over, they will not be going back. Likewise, once we become energy aware, we will not be going back to our energy hog days. Over the next year, the internet will be used to track new automobile technology, find out about new fuels, learn how much energy we are using to make a meal, monitor energy prices, and follow new technology breakthoughs, to name a few of what online consumers will be searching for on the internet. One site that will be interesting to watch is the Progressive Automotive X-Prize Organization’s website: http://www.progressiveautoxprize.org/, where we can watch the race to win a $10 million prize for the best new car technology. It is an exciting time for energy awareness, and there will be a lot to watch over the next year. Recently, GM announced sweeping corporate changes that revolve around making more fuel efficient and alternative fuel vehicles. The GM CEO spoke of hydrogen fuel-cell, electric, and hybrid cars being more of what they would be producing over the next few years. The internet will be the place to research these new vehicles that GM and other manufacturers will be bringing to the market. Instead of going to “kick some tires” on these new cars, we’ll be “kicking the tires” first via the internet.