Light Laptop

Toshiba's Tecra A5-S6215TD notebook computer offers a 40 GB hard drive (5,400 rpm) and Intel Celeron M 360 (1.40 GHz, 256 KB L2, 400 MHz FSB). The notebook weighs 5 pounds and measures 1.2 inches thick, with a 14-inch widescreen, 1280 x 768 native resolution display. It comes with a 6-cell lithium ion battery, 256 MB PC2700 DDR, 333 MHz SDRAM and a DVD/CD-RW multifunction drive. An optional 8X DVD SuperMulti drive allows CD and DVD burning. Wireless LAN and Bluetooth are also optional.

Comfort View

Planar's PX1910M LCD flat panel monitor features 8 ms response time and 56 to 75 Hz refresh rate. A 1000:1 contrast ratio delivers crisp, clear images and text as well as rich colors. The monitor includes digital and analog input, height, pivot, swivel and tilt adjustments, and integrated TrueMedia stereo speakers, with an amplifier built into the desk stand. The frame is two-thirds inches wide and 2.32 inches deep, designed to maximize workspace. The monitor is also wall-mountable.

Mail Away

The Neopost IJ 70 digital mailing system processes up to 150 letters per minute while calibrating length, width and thickness up to five-eighths inches to ensure the proper amount of postage is applied to each mail piece. The unit automatically adjusts for document thickness and advances the date on the meter. The IJ 70 allows up to 200 departmental accounts, each using their own PIN to ensure security. This system uses digital inkjet technology and prints cleanly on large-format envelopes and portrait-style flats. It has a PC interface for exporting data and reports, and the meter refills securely via direct modem.

The Skinny

Devon IT's NTA 8010C thin client terminal with Windows XPe is designed specifically for server-centric computing and requires no software installation. It has 256 MB of memory and 256 MB Flash memory. The thin client sports a graphical user interface based on the Windows XP theme along with support for 802.11b wireless connections. The screen resolution boasts up to 1280 x 1024 pixels and up to 24-bit color. The terminal offers full multimedia support, with three USB, two serial, one parallel, one PCI and two PS/2 ports. Keyboard and mouse are included.

Miriam Jones  |  Chief Copy Editor