Panther laptop blurs the lines between portable and workstation

It's no lightweight, but for workers who need portability while running 3D, CAD and other powerful apps, the Panther is built for the job.

Stealth releases fanless, silent mini PC

The company's latest Little PC, with a solid state hard drive and Intel mobile processor, uses an extruded aluminum chassis to dissipate heat.

Cybersecurity

Fighting malware with hardware can produce better security

Rather than trying to keep up with and get ahead of malicious software, hardware security can help ensure that devices are safe and remain uninfected, says Imation's Larry Hamid.

Intel's new chips need power supplies that can handle less, not more, power

Enermax announced a line of desktop power supplies that are ready to handle the Haswell chips' low-power needs.

5 good Windows 8 shortcuts for new users

It's a touch-screen OS, but people who use Windows 8 devices for work will likely use a keyboard. Here are some handy tricks that are new to Windows 8.

After shadowing users and their habits, Lenovo redesigns the ThinkPad

The company’s new notebooks are thinner and lighter, with a new, streamlined trackpad that optimizes Windows 8 gestures.

The basic notebook is being redefined for the enterprise

Acer's Travel Mate P series has a standard look and price, but the notebook GCN tested has the power, features and security for public-sector work.

Knock it down, ultrabook gets right back up

Dell's Latitude 6430u is small and relatively light, but it has the armor to withstand our rugged tests and the power to do most jobs.

Tablet/laptop for field work combines ruggedness and security

DuraBook U12Ci from GammaTech is a rugged tablet/laptop that includes a fingerprint reader.

Solid-state drive doubles capacity for laptops, ultrabooks

Mushkin's 480G mSATA drive reflects the falling prices for solid-state drives, which could yet lead them into agency enterprises.

Dell brings Mil-Spec rugged rating to tough and tiny ultrabook

The Latitude 6430u combines relatively small size, light weight and big processing power with the ruggedness for field work.

TravelMate laptop carries features for government, education

The inexpensive laptop's thin form, light weight and extra levels of security could appeal to the public sector.

Cybersecurity

After theft, NASA orders laptops encrypted, but is that enough?

Software encryption of laptop hard drives containing sensitive information certainly raises the bar on security, but for hackers, it's just one more password to crack.

Samsung PC line built for Win 8's cross-format approach

The company's new laptops and all-in-one PCs use AllShare Play technology to converge PCs and mobile devices.

PC shipments to fall for first time in 11 years

PCs aren't disappearing, but an industry forecast is further evidence of the move to mobile.

Emerging Tech

What an agency ultrabook should be: Tough and light

The sleek ThinkPad X1 Carbon has the performance, toughness and security features you need — and the same thing that makes it light is what makes it rugged.

A post-PC world? Hold the phone.

Plenty of things agencies do still can't be done on a smart phone or tablet.

Emerging Tech

Leap's 3-D technology could change the way you work (and play)

Leap Motion's forthcoming $70 interactive system might make you forget the mouse, touch pad or touch screen.

Ultrabooks get tough with the X1

ThinkPad X1 Ultrabook combines speed, performance and security with a rugged design.

Emerging Tech

Panasonic soups up the Toughbook 19

The re-released rugged laptop includes has a faster chipset, expanded storage and an innovative light sensor.

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