Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Dell Laptop Tries to Impress Impression Makers - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

An interesting twist in Dell’s new laptop

But the most impressive feature on the Latitude Z may be the ability to check e-mail, calendar and contact information and to browse the Web via an instant-on software package.

The software fires up the moment you open the laptop and connects right to a wireless network without Windows.

(Under the hood, it’s Linux running on top of an ARM chip on a mini-motherboard that provides this quick access feature. You’re basically talking about most of the components needed to run an iPhone being hitched to a large battery. So, the computer can run in instant-on mode for days.)

See this article for Lenovo’s approach to reducing boot time with Windows 7

Dell Laptop Tries to Impress Impression Makers - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

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