Monday, January 5, 2009
If you’re looking for a supercharged notebook experience, the Acer 8930G is here to provide you with an entirely hyperbolic quad-core processor. Just in case you need to do some serious processing on the go, I suppose.
CNET is pretty down on whether a quad-core processor is truly necessary on a laptop computer, and though it probably isn’t, it’s not like the 8930G is entirely outrageous.
With a suggested retail price of only $1,799, it might actually be worth it to never worry about being behind on processor speed.
Not to mention the fact that you get a large, 18-inch display and a Blu-ray disc drive.
LAPTOP Magazine has a fairly in-depth review if your interest is piqued.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Excellent choice for widescreen computers like the 17" MacBook Pro and most 15.4" PCs.
Laptop backpacks are extremely popular nowadays with mobile computer users. As light as notebooks are, eventually, they’ll start to weight on your left or right shoulder if you carry them in a laptop bag. Backpacks allow you to even out the weight on both shoulders and their other advantages is that they have enough room for whatever else you may need to carry with you.
Whether you are a student, backpacker, professional or any other kind of laptop owner, there are laptop backpacks out there to suit your needs and above all your tastes. Long gone are the days when they used to come in the boring plain black format. laptop bag manufacturers have, at last, realized that people are individuals and have various packs that notebook owners can choose from.
If you’re a student, you may want a cool laptop backpack that gives you the freedom to carry your PC or mac around the campus and still hold enough room for your books, among other things that you need to have with you all day long. You obviously want the pack to look as good as the other bags that you’re used to so, you’ll probably need to choose from this range of trendy looking laptop backpacks.
If you spend most of your time on the road, climbing mountains, walking from continent to continent or anything extreme and still haul your laptop computer at all times, you need to make your selection from the laptop backpacks that are specifically for adventurous people like you. Your laptop bag backpack needs to be very strong and somehow look as if it was yet another backpack especially if you are travelling in places where you don’t want people to know that you’re carrying a laptop with you for security reasons.
If you are a business professional and need to make business presentation for example, the very florescent bright laptop backpacks are out of question for you (unless you are in the entertainment or some artistic industries) to show up with. But this does not mean that you must settle for the boring typical grey laptop case backpack or leather laptop backpack. When I attended one of these “World Summits” in Johannesburg, South Africa, many conference attendees had some stylish yet formal looking laptop computer carriers. laptop bag backpackThe iBook case pictured on the right is the one that impressed me the most. For an even wider selection, check out Spire USA’s laptop carriers and make your pick.
My favorite laptop backpacks manufacturer (at the time of this writing) and retailer is Spire USA.com. It’s a company unlike others. For starters, the owners and employees are a bunch of mobile computing fanatics who are dedicated to designing and manufacturing the finest laptop bag pack packs, case backpacks on the planet. Everything they sell is designed, tested, and manufactured in Boulder, Colorado.
Other things I appreciate about Spire USA is that unlike other laptop case backpack manufacturers they actually know a great deal about notebooks, their users and they are very clued up with fashion trends. All this makes their products trendy, durable and I still yet have to come across a notebook PC or mac that will not found its perfect match from their laptop backpacks range.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Asus is perhaps the most recognizable brand name in the netbooks category, and their Eee PCs have been dominating the market mostly because, until this point, there hasn’t been competition. Now that there is though, Asus is determined to retain their leadership position, and is offering Eee PC netbooks that are robust, versatile, and quite affordable.
The available configurations run the gamut from the barebones Eee PC 700 (also known as the 2G surf) all the way to the Eee PC 1000, which straddles the line between netbook and a traditional ultraportable laptop. While most models have a solid-state flash memory hard drive, the 1000HD and 1000H models have included a more traditional hard drive, with capacities of 80 or 160GB. Naturally, this adds a little bit of heft and bulk to the Eee PC, but if the thought of limiting yourself to a 2, 4, 6, or 16GB flash drive is simply beyond conception, the option for more space is available. The Asus Eee PC 900 seems like the most appealing series in the line, offering a moderately sized 8.9″ display, 1GB of RAM, and the choice between a Linux operating system or Windows XP (for roughly $50 more).
The Asus Eee PC 901 is a particular standout, as it comes with Intel’s new Atom mobile processor, giving it a slight advantage over the other Celeron based 900 models. Asus Eee netbooks typically cost between $250 and $500, depending on model.
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Another notebook that amalgamates desktop like power in it and touts aloud of its power to convert your notebook into an inflexible Media Center PC is Fujitsu�s new LifeBook N6460 .
The notebook comes powered with Genuine Windows Vista and features Intel Core 2 Duo Processor united with high-speed ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600 graphics that delivers superior level of performance to gamers and technology cravers and comes packed with high contrast 17-inch Color-Enhanced Crystal View display, video optimization circuitry and built-in stereosound system with subwoofer.
More features of the LifeBook N6460 include:
* 2 GB DDR2 667 MHz SDRAM memory
* 1 GB Intel Turbo Memory
* Dual-Layer Multi-Format DVD Writer
* Fingerprint Sensor
* Remote Control
* Built-in WLAN 11AGN
* 1000/100/10 Mbps (GigaBit) LAN
* 56Kbps modem
* PCMIA Card Slot
* 5x USB 2.0 ports
* Mini D-SUB 15-pin VGA-out
* S-Video Out
* HDMI-Video Out
* IEEE 1394
* SD/MS/MS PRO memory card slot
* Lithium ion 3200 mAh battery
The laptop is available in 2 configurations in US stores with main difference of 200 GB (4200 rpm, SATA) hard drive (200 GB x 1) and 400 GB (4200 rpm, SATA) hard drive (200 GB x 2) and to get it you have to shell out $1,799 and $2,599, respectively.
Sunday, March 9, 2008
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Intel plans to release its Core 2 Extreme X9000 “Penryn” mobile processor in mid February. The CPU will be available in select notebooks in late February or March, Fudzilla reports.
“This is going to be the fastest mobile chip and it will definitely fill the gap for desktop replacement gamers who will finally get a very fast CPU,” the report says.
The Intel Core 2 Extreme X9000 belongs to the new 45-nanometer “Penryn” laptop CPU line and is clocked at 2.8GHz. It uses 800MHz front side bus and has 6MB of L2 cache. The X9000 is most likely overclockable.
According to earlier reports, the X9000’s price is $851 in 1000-unit tray quantities.
Intel’s performance tests show that the Core 2 Extreme X9000 has 4% and 7% better score in 3DMark06 and Cinebench R10 benchmarks respectively, than the 65nm Core 2 Extreme X7900 with 4MB of L2 cache and the same clock speed.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
The information leak for the ThinkPad X300 comes from Gizmodo and certainly looks to be real, the pictures and information come from a Lenovo internal powerpoint document. The notable specs on the X300 are as follows:
* Display: 13.3" widescreen WXGA+ (1440 x 900) display, LED backlit
* Processor Chipset: Intel Santa Rosa 2.0GHz LV
* Storage: 64GB SSD
* Wireless: Bluetooth, 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wireless USB, WWAN, WiMax, GPS
* Optical Drive: Ultrathin DVD Burner (7mm)
* Memory: up to 4G
* Dimensions: 12.5 in (width) 9 in (depth) x 0.73 in - 0.92 in (thickness)
* Ports: 3 USB ports, Mic in, Headphone out, VGA Adapter, built-in web camera,
* Input: ThinkPad keyboard with TrackPoint, touchpad
* Battery: 3-cell Lithium-Polymer
On paper the specs for the X300 are most impressive, and trump that of the MacBook Air for anyone looking for a serious business companion while on the road. The MacBook Air has a paltry one USB port, a sealed non-replaceable battery, no optical drive and no WWAN options. The ThinkPad X300 has three USB ports, a replaceable battery (important for those on long flights), built-in optical drive, every wireless option possible and a starting weight of 2.5lbs (we assume that weigh comes if you remove the optical drive and use a travel weight). To add to all that you get the SSD as a standard option, no slow 4200RPM that's the base option on the MacBook Air. The excellent screen resolution of 1440 x 900 on the X300 also outdoes the MacBoook Air's resolution of 1280 x 800. The advantage of the MacBook Air remains of course that it looks cooler (ThinkPad's are only ever available in rubbery black), it's thinner and has an innovative multi-touch touchpad.
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Dell Inc. has officially unveiled the Latitude XT Tablet PC, the company’s first convertible notebook. This sub-four-pound system features a 12.1-inch display with capacitive touch technology and support for future multi-touch functionality.
Contrary to tablets relying on the older resistive touch technology, the Dell Latitude XT’s capacitive technology senses the touch of a finger or with no pressure required for the system to recognize input. The resistive technology can be less accurate and durable than capacitive touch and may not support multi-touch, according to the PC maker’s press release.
Dell also said the Latitude XT provides hardware support for its upcoming multi-touch capabilities. This technology will allow the use of more than one finger for tasks such as zoom and drawing lines.
The display will be also available with optional daylight viewing capability. The previous reports say there will be CCFL or LED backlight options and that the resolution is 1280-by-800 pixels in both cases.
The Dell Latitude XT will come with Intel Core 2 Solo or Core 2 Duo ULV (ultra-low voltage) processor, and with up to 120GB hard drive or 64GB solid state drive, depending on customer’s choice. The system uses ATI Radeon X1250 integrated graphics. Regarding communications, the XT supports 802.11n draft wireless standard, and wireless broadband 3G (HSDPA, EV-DO Rev. A) connectivity, according to the previously leaked specifications.
With an optional battery slice, the Tablet PC will provide up to 9.5 hours of run time, the company says.
The basic Latitude XT configuration will cost $2,499 and will start shipping by the end of the year.