Spotted: HTC Touch Diamond-ish HP iPAQ is out there
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Spotted: HTC Touch Diamond-ish HP iPAQ is out there

By Brad Oct 20 2009 2 Comments

Someone (well, actually a few people) out there has just spotted a full-touch HP iPAQ out in the wild. Described as ‘a full-touch device with a widescreen touchscreen’ and ‘looks like a HTC Touch Diamond 2 with a more elegant design’, it sounds like something to look forward to… and looks like all is not lost for the few iPAQ fans out there (myself included). The device is set to run Windows Mobile 6.5, apparently with a custom skin over […]

Installing Windows 7 on the HP Mini 5101 (guide)
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Installing Windows 7 on the HP Mini 5101 (guide)

By Brad Oct 9 2009 12 Comments

I got hold of the Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit discĀ  the other day and went straight to install it on my HP Mini 5101. Yes, after about five days using Windows XP for the first time in year (at least in normal day-to-day use), I felt like tearing my hair out using the now-ancient UI. No Aero Peek for my windows, crummy file explorer, no ability to search directly for a program, rather basic (versus Vista and Seven) power management […]

HP Mini 5101 versus Sony Vaio P size (Mini 5101 now running on Windows 7!)
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HP Mini 5101 versus Sony Vaio P size (Mini 5101 now running on Windows 7!)

By Brad Oct 4 2009 add comment

I’m sorry for the lack of updates this week – my schedule was nothing short of packed from Monday all the way till yesterday. Here’s a comparison picture of the HP Mini 5101 compared to the Sony Vaio P ‘lifestyle PC’. Both are premium netbooks though the latter has a different form factor compared to conventional netbooks. I’ll be posting more comparisons of the HP Mini 5101 compared to other netbooks and notebooks when I have more time.
Note: The Vaio […]

HP Mini 5101 doesn’t play 1080p video
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HP Mini 5101 doesn’t play 1080p video

By Brad Sep 28 2009 add comment

I suddenly had the urge to watch Pirates of the Caribbean yesterday in full HD, I’m not sure why (but nevermind that) – perfect, I thought, to try it out on my newly acquired HP Mini 5101. I booted up the Mini’s trusty, musty Windows XP system and opened the movie in VLC. While the movie’s surround sound was mind blowing, it was no better than if a radio station tried to play a movie – if you know what […]

Not yet…
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Not yet…

By Brad Sep 26 2009 3 Comments

I’ve had the HP Mini 5101 for almost 48 hours now and so far my impressions of it are very positive. I thought I’d post my initial feelings about the Mini 5101 now (I’m using Windows XP on it since it turns out Windows 7 64-bit can’t run on Intel Atom. I’ll have to get hold of a copy of Windows 7 32-bit RTM next week). I’ve brought it out and about with me for the past two days, and […]

HP iPAQ Data Messenger + Windows Mobile 6.1 getting old…
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HP iPAQ Data Messenger + Windows Mobile 6.1 getting old…

By Brad Sep 21 2009 11 Comments

I remember that it was just last year that I was using a HP iPAQ 600 and I installed like a gazillion apps into it and modded the heck out of its user interface. I’ve been using the iPAQ Data Messenger for about 6 months now and have been doing about the same. Today, I just tried to update my ancient v0.94 Throttle Launcher to the latest v1.0 RC3 version, at first rather unsuccessfully. But after a few reboots and […]

HP Envy vs MacBook Pro, really?!
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HP Envy vs MacBook Pro, really?!

By Brad Sep 20 2009 10 Comments

Thanks to HP United Kingdom posting up the product page for the HP Envy 13, I finally have some numbers to play with and make a comparison ABOUT the comparisons people are making out there. First off, a little intro about what’s been happening since HP announced their Envy 13 and Envy 15 designer+performance notebooks five days ago… people have been touting the Envy 15 as the notebook that practically ‘owns’ (AKA pwns) the Apple MacBook Pro (any existing […]

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