ViewSonic, Dell, Belkin, MPC Computers

by / June 2, 2006
On View
19-inch VG920 anti-glare LCD monitor sports 1280x1024-pixel resolution for vibrant colors, sharp text and clear pictures. It also features 270-nit brightness and 550:1 contrast ratio, and the 8 ms video response time is designed to deliver superior clarity and focus when viewing moving images. It includes a swivel base, but the VG920 is also VESA 100 mm wall-mount compliant for ease in setup and presentation. It also comes with a Kensington security port. All these features are combined with 3-watt, bezel-integrated speakers.

On Hand
The Dell Axim X51 handheld features an Intel XScale PXA270 624 MHz processor, a 3.5-inch color TFT display, and 240x320 resolution with 65,536 colors. It also includes built-in 802.11b and Bluetooth wireless, 64 MB SDRAM and 128 MB Flash ROM. The device comes with integrated CompactFlash Type II, while Secure Digital/SDIO Now/MMC card slots provide flexible expansion. It is equipped with a removable primary lithium-ion battery with optional high-capacity battery, and 3.5 mm headphone/headset jack to support voice over Internet protocol and voice recognition applications.

To and Fro
Flip lets users share one monitor, keyboard and mouse -- and even one set of speakers -- between two computers, allowing professionals to easily plug their work laptop into their home computer setup. By pressing a small remote, users can switch from one computer to the other. The remote stays on the desk, and the base and cables stay hidden. The unit features a two-color LED that indicates which computer Flip is accessing. It also supports high video resolutions of up to 2048x1536 pixels and monitors with VGA connections.

Unchain my Desktop
MPC Computers'
ClientPro 212 desktop computer contains an Intel Celeron D, Pentium D or Pentium 4 processor 631 with hyper-threading technology. It has an 80 GB Serial ATA-150 hard drive and up to 667 MHz dual channel DDR2 SDRAM memory. It sports a 24x CDRW/DVD combo drive, integrated gigabit Ethernet, as well as eight USB 2.0, one IEEE1394, one parallel, one serial, PS/2 (keyboard and mouse), one RJ45, VGA, microphone input and stereo in/out ports. The PC's picoBTX ultra-small form factor means its dimensions are just 3.4(H)x11.5(W)x12.6(D) inches.
Miriam Jones Chief Copy Editor

Miriam Jones is chief copy editor of Government Technology, Governing, Public CIO and Emergency Management magazines. She joined e.Republic in 2000 as an editor of Converge magazine.