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Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

Heather Hale: Compliment your kids without giving them big heads

Megan Shauri: 10 ways you are ruining your own happiness

Carolyn Bigda: 8 Best Dividend Stocks for 2015

Kiplinger's Personal Finance editors: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Paying Off Student Loans

Samantha Olson: The Crucial Mistake 55% Of Parents Are Making At Their Baby's Bedtime

Densie Well, Ph.D., R.D. Open your eyes to yellow vegetables

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Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Clarifying one of the greatest philosophical conundrums in theology

Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

Megan Wallgren: 10 things I've learned from my teenagers

Lizette Borreli: Green Tea Boosts Brain Power, May Help Treat Dementia

John Ericson: Trying hard to be 'positive' but never succeeding? Blame Your Brain

The Kosher Gourmet by Julie Rothman Almondy, flourless torta del re (Italian king's cake), has royal roots, is simple to make, . . . but devour it because it's simply delicious

April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

Dana Dovey: Up to 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

The Kosher Gourmet by Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Don't dare pass over these Pesach picks for Manischewitz!

April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

The Kosher Gourmet by Diane Rossen Worthington Whitefish Terrine: A French take on gefilte fish

April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review Sept. 7, 2007 / 24 Elul, 5767

Fujitsu's amazing notebook

By Mark Kellner

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Just when I was getting very jaded about portable computers, along comes Fujitsu Computer Systems (http://store.shopfujitsu.com/fpc/) with a notebook/tablet PC running Microsoft Windows Vista that starts at $1,599 and tops out at $2,309. The model sent to me for testing is one down from the top model, with 2 Gigabytes of memory, a 100 Gbyte hard disc drive and an Intel Corp. Core Duo 1.2 Ghz processor. It weighs about 3.5 pounds — and that's not a typo. The price may not be ultralight, but the computer clearly is.

There's a very nice display screen which the maker says is a "12.1-inch WXGA indoor/outdoor active digitizer display with wide viewing angles." Translated, that means the screen can be viewed in sunlight as well as indoors, and is in the wide-angle format now popular with operating systems such as Vista.

The keyboard is friendly for a small notebook and is advertised as "spill resistant," though I didn't test that claim. It lacks a separate numeric keypad, found only on larger, 17-inch display-sized notebooks, but does have separate page up and page down keys, not to mention a point-stick mouse device with click buttons below the spacebar.

Battery life on the computer is very, very good — I started off without connecting the power cord and was able to work for several hours — at least two and one-half — before even thinking about battery life. The battery is "rated" at about 5-plus hours on a single charge, which makes it seem very good for a cross-country flight, or even a long meeting where outlets don't abound. If one loaded a movie on the hard drive, the screen would make an excellent viewer for a similar period.

It should be noted that the T-2010 is, primarily, a business computer. Though sound via the headphone jack is superb, the internal speaker isn't as robust as the audio found in other models. There's no built-in Webcam , something often found in similar notebooks. And getting an external DVD-ROM drive requires a "slice" which is optional, and costs either $250 or $350, depending on disc-writing formats desired.

Having said all this, it's important to note that this computer is also a Tablet PC. Its display swivels around and creates one of the lightest tablet computers I've ever come across, with a screen that's essentially large enough to replicate a letter-sized sheet of paper. Given the overall improvements to Microsoft's handwriting recognition software over the years, using the computer as a tablet is far more appealing than might first be thought. The T-2010 functions very well in tablet mode and again, that low weight makes it portable, and not a "lightweight" machine. A stylus is included for writing and editing on the "digitizer" display, and it can be tethered to the machine.

Fujitsu has included a fingerprint reader, and attendant software, as an added security feature. I'm avoiding it, frankly, since an earlier experience this year, with a similar device on a Lenovo ThinkPad left me a tad cold. In government and other settings, however, having the device could easily be an advantage.

Overall, I could see myself using this computer in a variety of settings, especially if I were on the go and collecting information. Built-in WiFi and a card slot for wireless broadband cards make it easy to stay connected, and the display is very easy on the eyes. One might wish for the odd additional feature, but overall the Fujitsu Lifebook T-2010 has the very real potential of being the business lifesaver you're looking for.

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