Low End PC's Online Tech Journal
- Networking 101, Dan Knight,
2003.02.10. An introduction to ethernet, hubs, switches, routers, and
- Pixels and points, screens
and paper, Dan Knight, 2003.02.06. What you see on the screen
corresponds to what you get on the printed page. A brief history of
points, pixels, and the changing face of computer displays.
- Screen size and
resolution, Dan Knight, 2002.05.31. How to determine how big a
monitor you need for the resolution you want.
- Monitor dot pitch, Dan
Knight, 2002.05.30. Why your monitor is fuzzy at high resolutions even
though dot pitch seems to indicate it should be sharp.
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The ThinkPad X41 converts from a laptop to a tablet. More memory and Compact Flash gave this one a new lease on life.
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