June 1, 2009 By Miriam Jones
LG's X110 mini notebook has a 10-inch display with Intel GMA 950 graphics and an Intel Atom N270 processor, 1.6 GHz, 533 MHz FSB, 512 KB L2 cache. The device comes with a 3G+ embedded modem, WLAN 802.11 b/g and an 80 GB, 120 GB or 160 GB hard drive. The notebook has a 512 MB/1 GB (DDR2 667MHz, embedded single channel) system memory and 1.3 megapixel webcam.
Bretford Manufacturing's NETBOOK32 cart for mini laptops can store, secure, charge and transport up to 32 microcomputers and peripherals. The cart's main power source is an automatic timer/charger with two 16-outlet electrical units that are mounted inside the rear of the cart. The second power source is an auxiliary four-outlet power strip that is mounted inside the cart to accommodate accessory equipment, like projectors and document cameras.
The Nokia N86 8MP is a two-way slide dual-mode smartphone that supports WCDMA/HSDPA, EGSM and WLAN. The device has a 2.6-inch active matrix OLED display. Its 8-megapixel camera includes a wide-angle Carl Zeiss lens and dual LED flash. Eight GB of internal memory stores up to 4,000 images. The device features a built-in compass, along with a trial navigation license for driving. Mapping software lets users geotag their photos.
All over the country, community leaders are looking to boost economic development through various initiatives. One key element in many of those initiatives is the use of information technology. When local governments build IT infrastructure, create e-government applications, assist high-tech startups or otherwise focus on technology, they create conditions that draw businesses to their communities and help retain skilled workers. This paper discusses and provides examples of these various ways local government can use technology to ultimately make a community more attractive to businesses, visitors and residents.