Mobile Computing: Laptop Security, Part 2

Mobile Computing News, Reviews, & Tips

First Look: Lenovo ThinkPad Z60t Wide-Screen Laptop

The new Lenovo Z60t ($1999), with a 14-inch wide-screen, has a smaller display, lower resolution, and weaker graphics than the 15.4-inch Lenovo Z60m--yet it costs a few hundred dollars more. PC World's Alan Stafford gives the Z60t a rating of 74 (good).

Tip: Check Vista Requirements Before Buying

If you're in the market for a new notebook, make sure the model you want is Microsoft Vista-capable. Microsoft hasn't finalized its Vista hardware requirements, but the company has offered some guidelines.

Tip: Back Up Your Cell Phone Data

You don't have to lose all your contact info if you lose your cell phone. Several U.S. cellular network carriers offer a way to back up and update your contacts on their servers. Read Grace Aquino's April "Dialed In" to learn about your options.

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