Thursday, March 25, 2010

Netbook 7 inch- multiple colors

Hardware Overview :

LCD Display 7" Digital TFT (800 x 480)
CPU VIA 8505 300MHz
Operating System  Win CE 6.0 Professional Plus
Chipset Integrated
Ram 128MB SD RAM
Storage 2GB Flash
Card Reader Support SDHC
Graphic Card Integrated
Lan Built-in 10/100M LAN
Built-in Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
Audio Integrated
Power 7.4V 2100 mAh
Size 215 x 145 x 27 mm
Weight 0.7 kg
Ports/Slots 1) 3 x USB 2.0 2) 1 x Mic jack 3) 1 x Headphone jack
4) 1 x SD card slot 5) 1 x Network connector (RJ45) 6) 1 x AC adapter connector

Applications :
Internet Explorer, MSN, Skype, E-mail, Excel, Word, Word Pad, PDF Viewer, Powerpoint, Calculator, Recorder, Media Player, Image Player etc.

Number of Units
Shipping Incl to USA & Canada

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

IT Info Guy Tablet Netbook 10.2" - Sold Out!

A few items that have come to the attention of the IT Info Guy

5 Units Minimum

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Thanks to the PC Mall the IT Info Guy has the following certifications:
VSP4 (VMWare Sales Professional) certified
VTSP4 (VMWare Technical Sales Professional) certified
EMC certified
CA certified
Symantec SSE certified
Microsoft certifications
Compellent Enterprise Storage Solutions certified
Cisco CSE

There's probably a few others that I just cannot remember right now :)

Monday, March 22, 2010

Dell vs. HP

This is a question I struggle with whenever a customer asks me for a recommendation on what PC to use in their environment. The answer is never a clear cut decision until a few questions are asked to clear up concerns on 4 things; pricing, availability, reliability, and customer service. It is a difficult thing to explain, and have someone understand, that all 4 of those concerns are singular and completely interconnected at the same time.

Here is what I have found in my experiences.

When it comes to price, Dell generally costs less. They buy strategically different than HP, and they build their machines differently than HP. For one, Dell, with few exceptions, custom builds all of their machines. They have the orders in hand and are 90% guaranteed their money before a machine ever ships, especially on the lucrative consumer side where margins are especially healthy.

HP on the other hand pre-builds a lot of their units and must count on smart, intuitive marketing to make their money back. This also means HP has additional costs that Dell does not have to endure such as massive inventory.

On the flip side this puts availability squarely in favor of HP’s corner. Most HP models can be ordered today and delivered tomorrow whereas Dell has a standard 7-10 day build time. Heaven help us if a part for the build is not available, then the lead time is pushed out to who knows when. Dell does not offer absolutes on their deliveries, only estimates. If you have a project where you absolutely need machines to be at a certain location by a certain date, HP is a better bet than Dell.

Dell also tends not to standardize the parts inside all of their machines. This means that if you take 100 Dell Optiplex 960’s (or any other model) with the same configuration, open them up, you will find that the 1gb RAM stick in each might be from different manufacturers, the power supply in each may be from different manufacturers, the hard drives, etc same thing.

HP does standardize the parts within a series or model. Take 100 NV516UT and you will find consistency and uniformity throughout the build. The RAM will be the same, the hard drives, the DVDRW, the power supply, etc. HP also has a larger depth and breadth to their portfolio of HP branded products so if you need to equip your office with and HP desktop, attached to an HP switch, connected to an HP server, hooked into HP storage…No Problem! If you need the printer, the keyboard, the mouse, the scanner, the fax, the UPS, the external HD, etc, HP can do all of that.

This is important depending upon what level of standardization you are looking for in a machine for your environment. If it is not important or moderately important, the Dell will just fine. If it is very or extremely important, the HP is a better bet.

Why? The answer is that each manufacturer of the various components in a machine, will QC to different standards. A stick of RAM from Kingston will undergo different testing than a stick from Edge, or Axiom, or Crucial. A hard drive from Seagate will be different from the same form, fit function drive from Axiom, Fujitsu, Fantom Drives, Western Digital, etc.

When it comes to customer service, this is a lot like the reliability question…it is a matter of taste. Both companies have their strengths and weaknesses. Dell gives an excellent up front warranty with their builds and the ease of deploying that warranty is amazing. If you have the service tag (serial number) for the machine and you are the authorized buyer, Dell can help with just about any problem affecting that machine.

HP has a mediocre warranty up front but additional levels of support are fairly inexpensive to add on. Calling 1-800-HP-INVENT can sometimes be trying but generally runs fairly smooth. Where HP really excels is in their onsite support, especially for server and storage products.

So at the end of the day, there is no real winner and my struggles continue. I just need to listen to what is important to you and then decide if Dell or HP will best meet your needs. Maybe I will decide that Lenovo or Acer will be a better fit than either. What my customers are certain of, is that the IT Info Guy will find a suitable solution for them.

Friday, March 19, 2010


So this weekend we are going to test out Rockband on our XBOX...should be a lot of fun.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

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Company says router could deliver every movie ever made in four minutes

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Logitech - While Supplies Last

So this notebook stand is usually $99.99.  It comes with the stand, a usb hub and a wireless keyboard.  With the instant savings you pay $18.99.  WIth the mail in rebate the price drops to $9.99

Logitech Alto Notebook Stand with Wireless Keyboard. Holds notebooks up to 15.4"
Take your laptop to new heights with the Alto portable notebook stand with built-in keyboard. An adjustable stand puts your notebook screen at a more comfortable viewing height and the full-sized keyboard lets you type faster and with less fatigue.PC Mall Part #: 7288657 Mfr. Part #: 920-000223

Only about 2000 units left.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Meraki Cloud Controllers Simulated Dash Board

Product Video Tour which offers a quick 2 min overview of our solution

Simulated Dashboard Account which offers you a simulated Dashboard experience so you will get a feel for our Dashboard UI

MR14 Meraki Cloud Managed AP

Received 2 Meraki MR14 cloud managed AP to test. The documentation and web presentation had a lot to say but nothing speaks like putting words into action.