lgpOnTheMove hits 100K milestone

At precisely 4:59AM today Pacific Time, lgpOnTheMove got it's 100,000th visitor. It's an accomplishment that I am particularly proud of considering the long time it has taken me to reach this key goal.

Of course, this would not have been possible without your support, so I extend my sincere thank you to every one of my readers. The hard work that I do here will continue and I look forward to reaching even bigger milestones in the future.

First Impressions - Toshiba Satellite P50t notebook

15.6 inch notebooks continue to push the high end, often offering features equal to or rivaling larger 17" models. The trend began a few years ago with 15.6" 1080p displays, so is it safe to say the next feature bump is to be 4K?

Toshiba seems to think so, and their latest Satellite P50t comes with exactly that - a 3840x2160 panel.  Is a 15.6" 4K screen even practical? More important, does the higher resolution, intense pixel density and screen real-estate help or hinder user productivity? To say that I was curious to get my hands on this notebook is an understatement, but does my skepticism of 4K technology change? Read on for the full scoop.

Glamor Shots - Toshiba Satellite P50t notebook

Toshiba teased us back in January at CES with several new notebooks due for release in 2014, and I'm happy to report the promised Satellite P50t is finally shipping. What makes this particular model that I have stand out from every other 15.6" notebook is that it boasts an eye-watering 4K UHD 3840x2160 display.

Stay tuned next week for the full review, and until then, enjoy the eye-candy!

Off the Beaten Track - playing with the iPhone 5S

In what is quite the unique review here at lgpOnTheMove, I now get to take an Apple iPhone 5S for a test drive. My opportunity to get a real hands-on with the smartphone was an unexpected turn of events, and only for a very brief time. Still, this was something that I had wanted to try out, and thanks to the genius of T-Mobile, I get to experience iOS and Apple's hardware design for the very first time.

This all a stark contrast to the HTC Touch Pro 2 I am still currently using as my main smartphone. The two handsets could not be more different in both hardware and software. Is it valid to make a comparison between the two? Can a top-end smartphone from 2009 still kick to the curb Apple's latest and greatest? Read on for my take.

Tech Tips - 101 Things You Can Do with a Surface Pro 2

Microsoft sure made a big splash with their Surface Pro 3 announcement last month. But that doesn't mean those who invested in or may still be looking into a Surface Pro 2 are now up the creek. There's little doubt that despite my strong criticism towards slates, my recent experience with Microsoft's now-superseded slate offering has left me extremely impressed. The Surface Pro 2 is a performance and productivity beast. Many who have thought of it as just an overpriced/expensive slate I'm guessing either have not used one or just don't really know exactly how good of a product this slate is!

Granted, I was only able to spend a short time with the device, yet that was plenty for me to come away with a solid understanding of the Surface Pro 2's capabilities. Following my already extensive listing of things users can do with a netbook and original Surface RT, it was only natural that I follow up with a similar in-depth article detailing the many tasks that the Surface Pro 2 can also successfully tackle.

Accessory Corner - Logitech G13 Gamepad

Gamepads are a great accessory for notebook users who are serious into their gaming, and in particular the first-person shooter crowd. Notebook keyboards themselves offer few conveniences that gamers crave - something many will have observed when compared to a desktop gaming experience.

The Logitech G13 Gamepad, on the other hand, can change a mundane notebook fragging experience into a totally awesome frag fest. Armed with a multifunction LCD display, mini-joystick and 22 fully-programmable backlit macro keys, this may just be the ideal complement to your gaming notebook.

Lifestyles of the Mobile Road Warrior - replacing your Desktop with a Surface Pro 2

It's really hard to ignore the fact that Microsoft's Surface Pro 2 (and newer Surface Pro 3) slate is an impressive and unique piece of kit. For many users already, it has not only replaced their smartphone-OS based slate, but also their netbook/ultrabook/notebook. Indeed, when the emphasis is mobility, one device always beats carrying around two.

But given it's solid x86/x64 computing capability, could you use a Surface Pro 2 or 3 to tackle tasks that you do at your desk? Can you realistically replace your office work PC with a svelte slate and still get everything you need done? In this installment of Lifestyles of the Mobile Road Warrior, I show how you can not only ditch that boring black box on your desk, but give you the luxury of being able to take your work with you when you head out of that office.

Accessory Corner - LG 34UM95 Monitor

In what is again another debut here at lgpOnTheMove, I am happy to present my very first monitor review. While it has become common for notebook users to attach a second screen to their machines, the LG 34UM95 is anything but your typical LCD display, much less something that can simply be labeled as an accessory.

Boasting an ultra-wide 21:9 aspect ratio and a monster resolution of 3440x1440 plastered across a 34 inch diagonal, this monitor promises a viewing experience that even desktop users will drool over, never mind that you can also enjoy it connected to your notebook. Does this display stand a chance among the slew of 4K panels being dumped onto the market in 2014? I believe it does.