New Products From Lenovo, NextComputing, Jill-e Designs, Akitio

Tablet, rugged server, laptop bag, storage drive

by / October 27, 2011
NextComputing Vigor EX-B rugged mobile server NextComputing

Vigorous Server

The Vigor EX-B is NextComputing’s first completely battery-powered and fully mobile rugged server, able to run on its own internal power for up to four hours. It has a rugged chassis (7.92x17.53x19.75-inch) and weighs less than 35 pounds. The server contains an Intel Xeon E3-1200 series Quad-Core processor and up to 32 GB DDR3 memory.


Jill-e Designs makes bags for fashion-savvy professionals. The company’s new line of E-GO bags includes the Laptop Valise (shown), which holds a 14-inch laptop, a smartphone and personal belongings, and the Tablet Messenger, which holds a 10-inch tablet, e-reader or netbook with room to spare. The company’s Jack Collection includes fashionable bag options for men.

Save Up

The Taurus Mini Super-S from Akitio features fast file transfer speed, reliable data backup, and optimal performance and compatibility in a compact size. Ideal for audio/video enthusiasts, the 2.5-inch dual-bay SATA enclosure has a built-in LCD display and two FW800 ports for easy serial connections. The device is equipped with a versatile interface, featuring eSATA, FireWire 800 and USB 2.0. Redundant array of independent disks (RAID) 0-striping provides daily backups and other data transfers. And the RAID 1-mirroring function automatically copies all data should a drive failure occur.

Think on It   

The Lenovo 10.1-inch, Android 3.1 ThinkPad Tablet is designed for mobile professionals. It has an NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core 1 GHz processor and up to 64 GB of storage. The display is a 10.1-inch WXGA (1280x800) 16:10 IPS panel with Corning Gorilla Glass. The tablet includes software such as Documents to Go by DataViz for editing Microsoft Office documents and OoVoo for video conferencing.

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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.