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New rugged compuer delivers performane and ROI from Glacier Computer

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

The latest Everest E4000 tablet PC launched by Glacier Computers is perfectly designed to combine the most commonly requested features in a single package that is specifically optimized for rugged performance and outstanding value. This new Everest E4000 is designed with the rugged flexible computing platform which is made popular through a wide range of screen size options and processors to meet the personal requirements of their users. Dan Poisson who is the Glacier Director of Engineering said that the configuration of their new Everest E4000 has been re-engineered to incorporate some features that are most commonly requested by freights, warehouses and shop floor customers.

This Everest E4000 tablet computer offers an excellent solution for all those customers in supply chain, warehouse or shop floor environments that have a computer requirement that would stand up to the punishments imposed through the harsh working conditions. The new device from Glacier Computers continues the Everest line up of computer systems that offer multiple screen sizes which can range from 10 to 12 and even 15 inches and also the multiple operating system options and processors, including Windows XP Embedded, Windows XP pro and also the full supported version of Linux.

Apart form this; the new Everest E4000 also joins the Everest group of products that are newly selected with alphanumeric monikers to help channel partners and customers. These Everest lines of products are also designed to answer the needs of customers who require a rugged computer system which are fixed mounted to a vehicle or on the shop floor.

About Everest E4000 Tablet PC

The rugged Everest E4000 tabled computer being designed by Glacier Computers is a piece of hardware that is packed as an 10 inch, 12 inch and 15 inch size and the choice if your to choose from Linux, Windows Embedded and Windows XP Pro. The Everest E4000 is also feature enabled to make it a perfect device for all the users who need a rugged computer system. This system from Glacier Computers is the right tool to enhance productivity as you can extend your access to emails, presentations, spreadsheets and several other applications to be used on the shop floor.

Apart form this; the Everest E4000 is designed with 1.4 GHz Pentium processor which includes 1 GB memory along with a 16 GB SSD. However the 15 inch Everest E4000 is designed with a 1024×768 screen which can support 802.11 a/b/g. additionally some other information about its specs is slim but it is given that the previous generation was 1.2 GHz and 512 MB which is not a much of upgrade. The Everest E4000 is also capable of surviving extreme temperature, multiple drops, rough treatment and spillage. This system rugged is sealed entirely which means that all the means which can keep the computer cool are can be of a bit problem. However you will surely love its touch screen abilities as it also includes an integrated WAN and LAN option.

Lexmark T650n laster printer for SOHO

Friday, February 13th, 2009

Most workgroups and small offices that have heavy duty printing needs, the monochrome laser printer from Lexmark T650n is the perfect option. Lexmark printers are among the best printer manufacturers in today’s market and their T650n is no exception. Designed with fast speed and being combined with several papers, handling capabilities makes it a worthy replacement for anyone.

The Lexmark T650n is from the three T650 printer models and all are built with the same 45 page per minute engine. However the T650n includes 350 sheet standard input capacities which are divided into 250 sheet drawer with 100 sheet multipurpose tray. The other T650dn adds duplexer while the T650dtn builds over the T650dn while also updating its input capabilities to 900 sheets. All the comments in the review about output quality and print speed would apply to all the three models as they are built with the same engine design. You can even start with the T650n printer and later add options to turn it into any of the other models. Additionally you also have the option to add even more options to the models which include trays which increase the input capability to around 4,000 sheets.

Apart from this duplexer the paper handling options also include a 2,000 sheet drawer, 550 sheet drawer, 250 sheet drawer, an output expander offering additional 550 sheet output, a five bin mailbox, an 1,850 sheet output stacker and a stapler finisher. If you need to reach the 4,000 maximum sheet capacity mark you should add 2,200 sheets along with the 550 sheet drawers. You will also be surprised to find the small to medium size workgroup or office in an enterprise for this matter which require heavier duty printers that what T650n and its plus options can handle. Additionally it is also worth knowing that the T650 printer series also include a variety of T654 and T652 models with faster and similar engines. They basically provide the same paper handling features like that of T650 models but have faster speed.

The Lexmark T650n is typically a monochrome laser printer which is small enough to find place on your desk. The printer is built on around 45 ppm engine and is appropriately faster for speed printing. When compared to other printers the results you get is a much faster printer which makes it a perfect choice for offices that printer mainly text files. The output quality of Lexmark T650n is typically clear for a monochrome laser printer for photos and graphics. It is a touch below par for the text yet it is more than good enough for office use. The tests conducted with most of the fonts and sizes, they were petty readable and well formed. The graphics are also good enough for standard internal business user. However Lexmark T650n did a good job compared to most printers in retaining thin lines. The picture quality was also good enough for printing familiar images from the web pages with photos which was what you can expect form a monochrome laser.

Belkin released new N+ wireless router

Monday, January 12th, 2009

Belkin N+, without any fancy name, has ultimately succeeded in impressing the audience where it matters the most: throughput performance and range. In the form of a bonus, a limited function of network-storage is offered by it. The only disappointment is the fact that dual-band support is not provided, like its counterparts Linksys WRT610N and DIR-855. The performance of N+, however, easily makes up in this regard, particularly having considered the street price, which is just $100. If having a ‘wireless network’, that too, in the neighbourhood which does not have so many of wireless signals is on the agenda, it’s advisable to go for Belkin N+ over the other routers.


Even though Belkin N+ can be described as one amongst the largest routers reviewed so far, it, in actual sense, has a curvy and an elegant design. This router is made in such a way that it works only in vertical position, with 2 antennas at the top, thereby having made it momentarily taller in comparison with majority of routers. The blue-colored LED lights and ports, located on front and back of router respectively have been clearly labelled. As such, novice users would also not have any problem in having figured out each port’s function and what each light implies.

The CD that has been included with Belkin N+ contains the set-up software which guides you at every step. As such, the router starts running within the next 5 minutes of its setting up. On the other side, you can make use of Web interface of the router for setup process. The settings can also get customized further. Web interfaces of Belkin routers are usually intuitive. Moreover, their layouts haven’t changed since the 1st wireless-N router of Belkin, i.e. the ‘Belkin Wireless Pre-N router’, that was the 1st wireless-N router reviewed by CNET. However, when intuitiveness comes in to picture, web interfaces of Netgear routers or D-Link are preferred.

Even though N+ allows you to connect a USB hard drive externally, it, in fact, isn’t a full-featured ‘NAS server’. You won’t have the ability of managing external drive; inclusive of accessing privileges and creation of share folders-via its ‘web interface’, as can be done with Linksys WRT610N.

N+ is accompanied with ‘Belkin Storage Manager’ desktop application which simplifies your task of accessing the hard drive that has been externally connected. After having plugged a ‘USB hard drive’ in to the router, BSM application goes on to take around 10 seconds for detecting it and creating a network-drive mapped in to it. Remember that any of the computers in network which have BSM application installed within them have complete access to 100% content of the hard drive. If you happen to shut down this application, mapped drive would get disconnected.

There is also an option of accessing the storage by making use of router’s IP address without installing BSM application available. Novice users, however, are advised to have stuck to usage of desktop application.