Dell 150W AC Adapter for Inspiron 9100

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This is a brand new DELL battery chargers – 150W AC power adapter for Dell Inspiron 9100 and Dell XPS, XPS M2010 notebooks.

Dell N3834 150w AC Adapter

Dell N3834 150w AC Adapter

Dell Part Numbers: 320-2746, N3834, N3838, PA-1151-06D, Dell PA-15, D1404, D2746.

Compatible Notebook Models: Dell Inspiron 9100 and Dell Inspiron XPS.

AC Adapter Specifications:

  • Manufacturer: Original Dell
  • Power Cord Included
  • Voltage Provided: 19.5 Volts
  • AC Adapter Size: 6.59″ x 3.34″ x 1.64
  • Max Out: 7.7 A
  • Power Provided: 150 Watts

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OLPC Mesh Networking at BETT in London Olympia

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BETT is the worlds largest educational technology show, it is running next week, from the 9th to the 12th of January at London Olympia. There will be about 30,000 visitors to the show including teachers, head teachers, ICT coordinators etc. from schools around the UK, Europe and the world.

BETT Educational Technology Show

BETT Educational Technology Show

Schools visit BETT to see innovations and technology trends to help guide their IT strategy. I will be helping out on The Open Forum Europe stand SW105, where we will be distributing Edubuntu CDs and spreading the word about Free software and Open Standards.



Just before Christmas I bought an OLPC for my kids through the Give One Get One programme, so when I was asked to help at BETT I figured it would be the perfect place to show off the little green laptop. Unfortunately it is stuck in the post, somewhere on its way from America to the UK. It got as far as my brother in law in Massachusetts, but then got stuck in the Christmas rush of parcels.

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IBM Thinkpad X6 Ultrabase

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Expand the function of your for IBM Thinkpad X60 and IBM Thinkpad X60s series notebook by snapping it into the IBM ThinkPad X6 UltraBase. This simple, quick-attach solution adds a wide array of expansion capabilities but is small enough to carry anywhere.

Thinkpad X6 Ultrabase

Thinkpad X6 Ultrabase

IBM Thinkpad X6 Ultrabase Specifications:

  • 1 x microphone – input – mini-phone 3.5 mm
  • 1 x network – Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base- T – RJ-45
  • 1 x headphones – output – mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm
  • 1 x display / video – VGA – 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15)
  • 1 x modem – phone line – RJ-11
  • 1 x serial – RS-232 – 9 pin D-Sub (DB-9)
  • 1 x parallel – IEEE 1284 (EPP/ECP) – 25 pin D-Sub (DB-25)
  • 4 x Hi-Speed USB – 4 pin USB Type A
Lenovo/IBM Thinkpad X6 Ultrabase

Lenovo/IBM Thinkpad X6 Ultrabase

IBM Thinkpad X6 Ultrabase Features:

  • Streamlined design for easy portability – Ideal for use in the office, at home, or on the road
  • System power-on button and easy ejection lever
  • Power pass-through to fuel your system and recharge the battery
  • Uses the IBM ThinkPad 65W AC Adapter, ships with IBM ThinkPad X60 Series systems and is available separately as an option
  • Integrated key lock and optional cable lock slot
  • Advanced Ultrabay Battery for up to 11 hours of mobile computing (when used in combination with the high-capacity system battery on select models).
  • Ultrabay Slim for device expansion – Supports Ultrabay Slim CD-RW/DVD-ROM Combo
  • IBM ThinkPad X6 UltraBase also supports the ThinkPad
  • Multi-Burner drives; can also house a second ThinkPad hard drive (requires HDD installation kit)
  • Audio/video capability – Integrated stereo speakers, microphone in, headphone out, VGA monitor
  • Communication ports – Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45) and modem (RJ-11)
  • Standard device ports – 4 USB 2.0, serial, and parallel.

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Notebook Predictions for 2008


By Darius Chang

In the mobile computing world, quad-core processing and chipset refreshes are almost as certain as death and taxes. Fortunately, 2008 looks set to be a more exciting year than simply watching specifications grow.

The upcoming CES will be a fertile ground for the latest breakthroughs in technology. However, many of the prototypes showcased may take years before hitting the retail market, assuming they are not vaporware. So keep an eye out for our extensive coverage of the event for laptops of the future. For now, check out our educated guesses at which areas in mobile computing are likely to make the most impact in the coming year.

UMPCs equal ultraportables in performance
The ASUS Eee PC did more for the UMPC cause than others did due to its ground-breaking price point. This will pave the way for more vendors entering this niche market with cheaper or more powerful products.

Though the original intent was for UMPCs to become companions for your primary computing device, this group of machines may soon hit the same performance bracket as full-fledge ultraportables. Already, models like the Gigabyte U60 and Packard Bell EasyNote XS20 are running at 1GHz clockspeed. With the combination of faster flash-based storage and improved graphics engines, the time may come when choosing between a UMPC and an ultraportable becomes a matter of screen size preference.

Design becomes as important as specifications
With Intel dominating the mobile CPU and chipset scene, there is really very little performance difference between getting a laptop from a premium vendor versus one from a budget manufacturer. So getting laptops based on specifications have become as useful as buying a car based on the number of tires.

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A Brief Procedure Of How Do Laptop Batteries Work


The basic advantage of owning a laptop computer is its portability. The machine works on batteries when not plugged into the socket making it easier to move it from one place to another. Although the interesting question is how do batteries work in a laptop computer that enables it to run for a minimum of one hour including the processor, time clock and monitor? Just like an ordinary battery of a pencil cell or a cell phone, a battery of laptop also possesses a positive and a negative terminal which is conveniently rechargeable making it last for more than 5 years. The article further discusses the procedure on how do batteries work?

Lenovo / IBM Laptop Battery

Lenovo / IBM Laptop Battery

The key to a handy laptop is its battery. All the limelight that a laptop gets in the market these days is due to its mobility which is probable through a good running, charged battery. Though one might question themselves that how do batteries work of a laptop? The battery of the laptop works just like the batteries in remote controls, portable CD players and radio. These batteries create an electromechanical reaction that pushes a flow of electrons from one position to another while turning one end into a positive and another end into a negative terminal.

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