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Zonbu goes mobile with green notebook computer

Posted in Notebooks,Zonbu by Nino Marchetti on November 28th, 2007

Zonbu NotebookZonbu is known for developing a green PC which is very cost effective and uses online storage instead of large hard drives for data. The company is now expanding beyond desktop computers and into your lap with the unveiling today of the Zonbu Notebook. It will start at around $280 and have a monthly subscription fee of $14.95.

The Zonbu Notebook, being manufactured by Everex, is powered by a 1.5GHz, VIA C7-M processor and sports a 15.4-inch display. It’s got a 60GB hard drive built-in and offers 802.11 wireless technology. It runs off of its own custom operating system and includes in the installed software 20 well known applications which are all free and/or open source.

Dell intros new 15.4-inch XPS laptop

Posted in Dell,Notebooks by Nino Marchetti on November 27th, 2007

Dell XPS M1530Dell is out with word on the street today it’s introducing a cool, thin new XPS line laptop computer. The Dell XPS M1530 will hold a starting price of around $1,000.

The Dell XPS M1530 is a 15.4-inch widescreen notebook which weighs around six pounds and has a 1-inch profile. It comes with a variety of external touches like brushed aluminum accents, different body colors and touch-sensitive media buttons. You also get some add-in items like a built-in Web cam and fingerprint reader.

Fujitsu LifeBook S6510 is one anorexic laptop

Posted in Fujitsu,Notebooks by Nino Marchetti on November 26th, 2007

Fujitsu LifeBook S6510Fujitsu is hoping to help you add one more item to your year end work expenses by offering up a new laptop said to be the lightest 14-inch widescreen model yet. The new Fujitsu LifeBook S6510 has a starting price of around $1,530.

The Fujitsu LifeBook S6510 weighs around four pounds, designed with what Fujitsu says is thinner, lighter components. The laptop thickness wise ranges from less than an inch thin to 1.42 inches at its thickest point. It is powered by an Intel Core 2 Duo processor and is equipped with a modular bay to fit a variety of devices.

MSI releases “turbo” overclocked gaming laptop

Posted in MSI,Notebooks by Nino Marchetti on October 24th, 2007

MSI GX600MSI, a developer of high performance IT products, is out today with an overclocked gaming laptop. The new MSI GX600 is priced at around $1,500.

The MSI GX600 makes use of what MSI calls “Turbo Drive Engine (TDE) technology” to increase the speed of the CPU up to 20 percent by pressing a button. It comes outfitted with an Intel Core 2 Duo T7300 processor, NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT 3D graphic card with 512MB VRAM and a 250GB hard drive.

Gold and diamond encrusted MacBook Pro

Posted in Mac,Notebooks by Reuben Drake on October 7th, 2007

24 carot gold MacBook Pro with diamond Apple logo on the coverThe folks over at Computer Choppers have customized a MacBook Pro and posted some pictures of it on their site which makes the normal silver MacBook Pro’s look just seem kinda’ gray. They said they hope to it up in their gallery soon but until then the few pictures they have says quite a bit. It features a 24 carat gold case, a diamond studded Apple logo on the cover and even the keyboard is paint-matched in gold. The company says they aren’t into mass production of these items so you’ll have to call and have yours custom-built if you want one, maybe to have it match your gold and diamond iPod Shuffle?

Dell busts out “the beast” uber-powerful laptop

Posted in Dell,Notebooks by Nino Marchetti on September 27th, 2007

Dell XPS M1730Dell today formally brought one “beast” of a laptop to the gaming community. The new Dell XPS M1730 has a starting price of around $3,000.

The Dell XPS M1730 is, according to Dell, the world’s first notebook to incorporate AGEIA PhysX Mobile Technology and Logitech’s GamePanel LCD. The PhysX processor reportedly delivers “realistic movement and environmental interaction at incredible speeds without degrading overall performance” and the Logitech LCD lets gamers ” view game stats, create new macros and track important system information without leaving the game.”

Sony reveals new low cost laptops

Posted in Notebooks,Sony by Nino Marchetti on September 25th, 2007

Sony VAIO NRSony today introduced a new low-cost notebook line which keeps fashion in mind. The VAIO NR series has a starting price of around $750 and should be available starting next month.

The Sony VAIO NR series comes in three different colors, all sporting a 15.4-inch LCD display. Select models in this line have an Intel Core 2 Duo processor. Other features which can be found on this laptops, depending upon the model, include 802.11 wireless technology, DVD/CD burner and four USB ports.

Alienware notebooks bring 320GB to the party

Posted in Alienware,Hard Drives,Notebooks by Darrin Olson on September 22nd, 2007

Alienware notebooks come with larger 320GB hard drivesAlienware continues to break ground with its notebooks as the company is now boasting the first consumer-available portable system that comes with an internal 320GB hard drive. What can you do with 320GB? Well, according to Alienware you’re looking at up to 53 games, 80 movies or over 81,000 songs giving you an estimated 339 days of continuous music.

The company is offering the 15.4-inch Area-51 m1550, the 17-inch Aurora m9700 and the Area-51 m9750 with the new, larger 5400RPM hard drives. Since the 17-inch models have dual drive bays you can even double that and have two drives either separate or in a RAID array. They also have the option of paring with SSD drives to give you the best of both worlds in storage and speed.

Sony VAIOs are a work of art

Posted in Notebooks,Sony by Chetz on September 19th, 2007

Sony VAIO Splash Editions are works of art with Maya HayukSony has teamed up with New York graphic artist Maya Hayuk to create two visually spectacular limited edition VAIO notebooks. The VAIO Graphic Splash Editions come in two models, “Grow” (pictured above, which suggests plants and other green living things) and “Never Stop” (the space trippy one of the pair). Regardless of which laptop you wind up purchasing the VAIO will come with a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist and desktop wallpaper that matches the laptop’s cover artwork. As well $25 from the sale of each laptop will be donated to a charity called “Creativity Explored”, a nonprofit visual arts center where artists with developmental disabilities create, exhibit, and sell art.

Both models come with a Blu-ray player, 4 GB of RAM, a 200GB HDD, 2GHz Core 2 Duo T7300 chip set, Nvidia GeForce 8400m GT graphics card, and a 15.4″ widescreen LCD. The price for either unit is $2,499.99 and they are available beginning next week from Sony.

Atlantis sinks your college money

Posted in Notebooks,Vigor by Chetz on September 6th, 2007

Vigor releases gaming computers including the Atlantis ProThanks to the advancements in processing power we’re able to live in the age where decent laptop gaming PCs can be bought. For those of us that like to engage in the latest FPS wherever and whenever we happen to be, it’s a blessing. If we can sucker in the parents to buy a fully equipped gaming rig because we need it for school, it’s even better.

Vigor Gaming Computer rolled out five new laptop models just in time for getting back to school and getting your parents into deeper debt. The top unit is called the Atlantis Pro (pictured above), a rig that comes with an AMD Turion 64 X2 Mobile Processor, dual NVIDIA GeForce Go 7950 GTX graphics processors in SLI configuration, two 250GB hard drives in RAID-0 and a 20-inch widescreen WSXGA+ (1680×1050) active matrix display. Oh, and it comes in six colors.

Vigor Gaming debuts new powerful gaming laptops

Posted in Notebooks,Vigor by Nino Marchetti on September 5th, 2007

Vigor Gaming Atlantis SeriesVigor Gaming, a developer of custom computer gaming rigs, unveiled today a group of new gaming focused laptops. The ones which grabbed our eye were the Vigor Atlantis models, which look to be available now.

The larger of the two Vigor Atlantis Pro, base priced at around $2,800. This beast sports a 20-inch widescreen display, an AMD Turion 64 X2 Mobile Processor, dual NVIDIA GeForce Go 7950 GTX graphics processors in SLI configuration and a pair of 250GB hard drives.

New NEC laptops issue you a Face Pass

Posted in NEC,Notebooks,Security by Chetz on September 4th, 2007

NEC laptop has face pass recognition securityImproved security for your computer is all the rage these days and NEC is out to impress you (and attain your patronage) by going the facial recognition route. The company has just announced plans to bring out two new laptop lines for the Japanese market that integrate NEC’s “Face Pass” technology to keep strangers out of your files.

The LaVie C and LaVie L series use the laptop’s 2.0 megapixel camera and its NeoFace software to recognize your mug when you try and log on to the machine. NeoFace can ascertain the physical differences between your face and someone else’s by measuring the distance from your eyes to specific features on your face.

Dell fires up powerful Precision M6300 laptop

Posted in Dell,Notebooks by Nino Marchetti on September 4th, 2007

Dell Precision M6300Dell is bringing some new power to its lineup of Precision mobile workstation computers today. The computer manufacturer announced the Precision M6300, available now for a base configuration price of $2,070.

The Dell Precision M6300 borders on being a desktop replacement model, sporting a 17-inch wide aspect WXGA+ display. It’s powered by 64-bit Intel Core 2 Duo and Extreme Edition processors up to the X7900 and combined with NVIDIA Quadro FX1600M OpenGL discrete graphics. You also get up to 4GB of RAM and your choice of hard drives, including solid state and encrypted.

New Quad Core laptop melts gamers’ wallets

Posted in Notebooks by Nino Marchetti on August 17th, 2007

XtremeNotebooks 917VXtremeNotebooks has gone to the extreme indeed by being one of the first to pack the new Intel Core 2 Quad processor into a laptop. Power up and get on board for this gaming rig ride on your lap – the Xtreme 917V is raising anchor with a base price of around $3,360.

The XtremeNotebooks 917V draws its power from an Intel Q6600 (2.4Ghz x 4) Quad Core CPU. To really get the benefits of this gaming machine on steroids though you’ll have to jack up the other specs (and price), which are somewhat minimal at 512MB of RAM, a 60GB hard drive and a single NVIDIA GeForce Go 7950 GTX card with 512MB of memory.

Huawei EC360 speeds Alltel laptop customers along

Posted in Accessories,Notebooks by Nino Marchetti on August 9th, 2007

Huawei EC360Alltel Wireless announced today it was the first North American wireless provider to offer PC data card products from Huawei, an overseas developer of telecommunications products. The Huawei EC360 card is now available for around $190.

The Huawei EC360 lets laptop owners go wireless broadband at download speeds up to 2.4 Mbps, and supports Windows 2000, Windows XP and Vista operating systems. The card has a hinged antenna and external antenna port to offer options for better signal strength. It slides into the PCMCIA slot of a notebook and supports EVDO.