Getting Tough with the CF-33 Toughbook part 2

During the past several weeks with Panasonic’s Toughbook I’ve been waiting for a rainstorm. The plan was to include a photo of both of us out in the garden plugging away at this article and getting drenched. The rainstorm hasn’t come. So instead I faked a pretty fair equivalent with a garden hose (see picture below). I hadn’t had permission from Panasonic to do this, but earlier this year I’d visited the factory in Kobe, Japan, … Now read on…

Getting Tough with the CF-33 Toughbook part 1

While I was debating the acquisition of a MacBook Air back in 2013 my wife encouraged me with the unforgettable phrase: “Go on, it’ll see you out.” I’m 76. She might be right.  But I feel I might have a chance of winning the race. Although the Air continues to function, three and a bit years in it’s already beginning to show its age. The embedded battery, not user-changeable, is almost defunct and the keyboard … Now read on…

Acer Swift 7 Notebook

Fair warning: this is not going to be a regular Tested Technology review. It’s the result of a weekend flirtation with the product, under the supervision—admittedly pleasantly loose—of Acer’s own PR team. Acer organised a trip to Glasgow for a small gaggle of journalists and bloggers to experience the (surprisingly many) gastronomic delights of that city. Included was a visit to the Auchentoshan single malt whisky distillery, involving (full disclosure) some extensive product sampling. Thus … Now read on…