Friday, December 31, 2010

Stylishly Affordable HP Probook S-Series

In the business notebook category, there are many different options available to the Business User, some being the entry level models at a low price, with plain vanilla features and some being high end Elitebooks with a hefty price tag, having all that a business customer could ask for.

However, in today’s world of cost cutting and operational efficiency, the business user wants something that although does not come with a hefty price tag, but gives a premium look and offers the much needed frills and fancies (in terms of functionality) that a business user would ask for.

Here is where HP’s Probook-S series notebook comes in. If you were to describe the Probook in Two words, that would be, “Stylish affordability”. This durable commercial notebook comes with two sophisticated color options and 4 screen size options, 13”, 14”, 15” or 17”. The user has an option to choose between a dedicated or shared graphic card, which is not so common in the Business Notebook category. Being a mid-range business notebook, HP has packed the machine with security and productivity features, helping the professional user to perform worry-free computing.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The 1st High-Powered Thin & Light Laptop – Now in Pakistan

The Thin & Light Laptop category is known for ultra light and ultra thin, sleek and sexy designs coupled with a compromise in processing and graphic capabilities and no built-in CD drives.

The HP Pavilion DM4 is the first High Powered Thin & Light Laptop. It is not only thin, light, sleek and sexy like all other thin and light machines but unlike other thin & lights comes with the following unique capabilities:
1) A High Powered Corei5 processor
2) A 512MB/1GB graphic Card
3) Upto 640GB in Hard Disk Space
4) The only Thin & Light with a built-in DVD-RW
5) Upto 10 hours of battery life

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Putting Used Computers to Use

EVERY year more than 500,000 computers are imported in Pakistan, which are destined to be dumped in the landfills of our country once they are old and unusable. A couple of months back I read an article in one of our newspapers which condemned this action and also described the immense negative repercussions emanating from this practice.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

HP Launches a refreshing new range of Mini Netbooks

Hewlett-Packard today, announced its new range of HP Mini consumer Netbook series. This new series known as the Mini 210 comes in four refreshing colors, Sonoma Red, Solid Black, Silver Crystal and Pacific Blue.

The new series of consumer HP Minis replaces the previous Mini 110 series and comes with a range of enhancements over its predecessor.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Bouquets for Bangkok

I had seen Thailand from a distance, but never set foot on it. That was in 2003 when as a tourist I took a memorable boat tour around Langkavi, a lovely island resort in Malaysia, the guide pointed out an island, shrouded in morning mist, saying “That’s a part of Thailand, so we can’t go there.” I wished I could.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Boom Boom Shahid Afridi

When Shahid Afridi gave splendid performances in the World Twenty20 Cup in June and helped his team win the coveted trophy, I was asked by LibertyBooks, the debutant publishers, to do a mini coffee table book on the flamboyant cricketer.

We could have done a quickie to meet the great demand but opted for coming out with a publication, which could have a long shelf life. Despite his heavy schedule, Afridi gave an in-depth interview.

Two rights make one wrong

Isn't it strange that the extreme rightists in Pakistan and India have so much in common? They are both spoil sports. They don't approve of New Year celebrations, and they hate Valentine's Day. But the most recent proof of their common outlook is their reaction to Jaswant Singh's well-researched book on Mr Jinnah. His contention that Mr Jinnah was a secular person has annoyed the extremists on both sides of the Great Divide. They both insist he was a non-secular Muslim. One condemns him from being so and the other admires him for the same reason.

Wasn't it Fehmida Riaz, who wrote that lovely poem "Tum bhi hum jaise nikle"?

by Asif Noorani

This letter was published in Dawn, dated Dec 26, 2009