By eWEEK Labs  |  Posted 2007-06-21 Print this article Print


Lenovo Group

ThinkPad X60

Lenovo storms the Desktop & Mobile Hardware category for the second consecutive year, this time with its ThinkPad X60 tablet. A regular favorite of eWEEK Labs, the X60 series earned an Analysts Choice designation last year.

IT managers want lightweight notebooks that boast top-notch performance, connectivity and battery life with which to outfit their fleet of road warriors, and the X60 series delivers. Our judges found the X60 tablets XGA indoor/outdoor panel with touch screen capability impressive, particularly given the machines Active Rotate function, which allows the tablet screen to immediately orient to the user, no matter which direction it turns.

For network connectivity, the X60 sports an 802.11n draft specification radio, embedded WAN from Verizon Wireless or Cingular, as well as Bluetooth, all built into the system.

The 12" convertible tablet weighs in at 3.6 lbs, which garnered votes from our backs and shoulders as well. Speaking of backs, our judges noted the X60s capacity for keeping users backs covered with the tablets bi-directional fingerprint reader and its Client Security System.

FINALISTS Hewlett-Packard

iPaq hw6900 Mobile Messenger


HPs iPaq hw6900 Mobile Messenger was a finalist in this category for its multiple connectivity options and its variety of e-mail and messaging solutions and phone functionality. The first handheld to offer five integrated radios, the mobile workforce is assured that e-mail access will remain as uninterrupted as possible and business/corporate data will be transmitted securely.

Sun Microsystems Sun Ray 2

This desktop hardware product wooed judges with its capabilities for minimizing the maintenance, upgrading and operational costs that come with most desktop environments. The Excellence Awards judges also liked that users can "Hot Desk" between their office, a conference room and home by simply inserting the smart card from the office Sun Ray 2 into the Sun Ray 2 at home or in a conference room.

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  • Application Development
  • Business Integration Systems
  • Business Relationship Management
  • Desktop & Mobile Hardware
  • E-Business Foundations
  • E-Mail Management & Security
  • Enterprise Collaboration
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  • Enterprise Storage Software
  • IT Quality Assurance Tools
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  • Server Hardware
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  • Networking Infrastructure
  • System & Application Management
  • Authentication & User Management
  • Network Data-Stream Protection
  • Vulnerability Assessment & Remediation


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