High-end notebook

Mobile TransPort

MPC Computers‘ TransPort X3100 notebook computer boasts the Intel 915PM chipset, which supports up to 2GB of high-speed 533MHz DDR2 memory. It also has Serial ATA hard drives for higher data transfer rates

and enhanced graphics capabilities with PCI-Express video graphics up to 256MB. For added security, the X3100 offers an integrated biometric fingerprint scanner and Smart Card Reader (Common Access Card).

Fight the power shortage

Mobility Electronics Inc. has introduced an ultra-slim, external battery that is universally compatible with major brands of portable computers, including those of Dell, HP, Toshiba and IBM. The included iGo Wall Power 6000 Series provides up to five hours of additional power for the portable computer user. Users can power their portable computer or charge the iGo MobilePower 6000 battery with the included iGo WallPower 6000 adapter from a standard wall power outlet.

SMB-focused virus control

McAfee has created distinct offerings for the SMB market. For those without a dedicated IT staff who want their security managed by a single provider, McAfee provides McAfee Managed VirusScan. Also for SMBs with limited IT resources are two SMB Edition Suites that use McAfee’s VirusScan Enterprise 8.0i, integrating anti-virus technology with elements of intrusion prevention and firewall technology into single system security for PCs and servers. Both suites are managed by McAfee ProtectionPilot and defend against malware, buffer overflow exploits and blended attacks. As an add-on module for the cost of support only, SMB customers can have an added layer of protection against potentially unwanted programs (PUPS), such as adware, spyware, dialers, keyloggers, cookies and remote-control programs with McAfee Anti-Spyware Enterprise.

Identify yourself

Spam Sleuth Lite, a free edition of Blue Squirrel Inc.‘s software, stops annoying unsolicited spam messages from reaching e-mail inboxes. It uses Turing technology, which sends a challenge e-mail back to sender to check whether the sender is human or a mindless machine. Once verified, messages are passed through to the inbox.

Remote linkage

Laplink Everywhere 4, for users who need to connect to a remote PC, offers a unique web interface, and lets users connect to remote PCs from a wide range of computers and handheld devices. They can get streamlined access to their files, email, calendar, contacts, notes, tasks and Internet favourites. They can also perform swift and accurate remote desktop searches using any web browser. Laplink Everywhere 4 also brings remote PC access to any web-enabled Pocket PC, Windows Mobile, Palm or Symbian device.

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