Archive for Notebooks

Dell Inspiron Duo knockoff

Posted in Notebooks by Conner Flynn on December 5th, 2010

Hey look at this. A Dell Inspiron Duo knockoff. Naturally it’s smaller in size and less powerful than the real deal. The Dell Inspiron Duo has one big feature going for it that we had never seen before. That’s why it wowed most of us. And that’s why the knockoff makers didn’t waste any time with this design.

But as usual, they don’t get that we want good specs, even in a knockoff. It’s powered by an Intel Atom N450 processor with GMA 3150 graphics, includes 1GB of RAM, a 120GB hard drive, swiveling 8.9-inch capacitive touchscreen (1024 X 600), two USB ports, an SD card slot, LAN port, VGA output, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and a 2 megapixel webcam.

Sony VAIO Holiday Signature Collection Laptops bring on the style

Posted in Notebooks by Conner Flynn on November 14th, 2010

Very few laptops pack in the style like these. Sony is offering a few new options in the company’s VAIO lineup. The Holiday Signature Collection includes a few models, including a pink crocodile embossed VAIO P, the return of the gold and black Arabesque design on the VAIO EA, a VAIO Z with infinite stripes, a Bordeaux Red and Glossy Premium Carbon Edition.

There’s also a VAIO Y in Sangria Red, a VAIO X in gold or black, and a gold VAIO J all-in-one desktop. You certainly have choices.

Jolibook launching this Month

Posted in Notebooks by Conner Flynn on November 11th, 2010

You might remember the Jolicloud operating system, which is Linux based and was intended to run on low-power netbook computers. The Jolicloud company has announced that this month they will launch their own netbook that uses the OS.

It will be called the Jolibook. We still don’t have a price or many hardware details. The few specs we do know about include a 10.1-inch screen and it will run the Jolicloud 1.1 operating system and use an Intel Atom N550 CPU and have a 250GB HDD.

Sony launches new VAIO Y notebook in Japan

Posted in Notebooks by Conner Flynn on November 10th, 2010

Sony has decided to change the display size of its VAIO Y notebooks over in Japan. And they aren’t making them bigger. The company’s new VPCYA19FJ/B model sports an 11.6-inch display instead of the original 13.3-incher, though it still offers 1366 x 768 pixel resolution.

The downsized notebook will hit Japan on November 27th for an unknown price. Some specs include: A 1.33GHz Intel Core i3-380UM processor, 320GB hard drive, 2GB to 8GB of memory, Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Gigabit Ethernet and an HDMI port.

Chrome-powered smartbooks coming this November

Posted in Notebooks by Conner Flynn on November 2nd, 2010

Get ready for a whole bunch of smartbooks headed your way, powered by Google’s Chrome operating system. They are coming in November. Google is positioning themselves to launch their own-brand Chrome notebook in the same way they launched their Nexus One smartphone.

The first shipments are expected to be anywhere from 60,000 to 70,000 units, running on an ARM-based platform. But with all of the tablet madness, why bother? We hope they feature something to set them apart.

Jolicloud branded netbook on the way

Posted in Notebooks by Conner Flynn on October 25th, 2010

Jolicloud founder Tariq Krim has divulged a little secret. The news is that the company will be launching a netbook branded with the Jolicloud name. Of course it will most likely be running on the company’s custom Linux operating system.

We have nothing on the actual netbook yet, so we will have to wait for more details on it’s specifications, pricing and availability. We can tell you that Jolicloud’s user interface is coded in HTML5 and your settings will be saved to the cloud, letting you to log in and do your thing from almost any computer. Sounds good.

Origin announces EON17 Gaming Notebook

Posted in Notebooks by Conner Flynn on September 27th, 2010

Origin PC has a new high end gaming notebook. The Origin EON 17 features a 17.3 inch Full HD wide screen display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 and it is capable of Full HD video in 1080p. You can choose from a range of Intel processors up to an Intel Core i7 980x processor, and you also have the option to have up to two NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M graphics cards in SLI.

You can also choose a massive 24GB of DDR3 RAM, with a total of three different hard drives. How about a full size keyboard with a numeric keypad? You got it. Some other specs include HDMI out, optical digital out and 7.1 channel HD audio, a touch sensitive multi gesture pad and a bunch of instant access buttons. This is one powerful notebook.

AVADirect ships X7200 gaming notebook

Posted in Notebooks by Shane McGlaun on September 24th, 2010

AVADirect has announced a new gaming notebook that it claims to be the fastest desktop replacement on the planet. A quick look at some of the features and AVADirect may be right, the thing is a beast. The X7200 has an aluminum case and sports two USB 3.0 ports.

It can be fitted with 12GB of triple channel DDR3 RAM and has three 9.5mm drive bays along with onboard RAID support. That is enough storage space for 2TB of HDDs or 1TB of SSD storage. The machine can be fitted with two NVIDIA GTX 480M GPUs with a total of 4GB of GDDR5 graphics memory.

Algiz XRW Rugged 10 inch High Spec laptop

Posted in Notebooks by Conner Flynn on September 15th, 2010

Algiz have just launched their new Rugged laptop the Algiz XRW. The “XRW” means “eXtreme Road Warrior”. It is equipped with a 10 inch 1366 x 768 daylight viewable screen as well as some good performance specs. The Algiz XRW has a full keyboard and a powerful 2 GHz Intel Atom processor, a 64 GB SSD, 2 GB of DDR2 RAM and runs Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate.

The keyboard and mouse-touchpad are illuminated by two led lights. There are 2 x USB 2.0 sockets, Bluetooth / WiFi, GPS, 2 megapixel webcam and an optional Gobi 2000 WWAN module. The internal battery will deliver up to 8 hours on a single charge.

Fujitsu Lifebook AH530 GFX with 1GB external graphics

Posted in Notebooks by Conner Flynn on August 29th, 2010

Fujitsu has announced the Lifebook AH530 GFX. It’s a good looking update to Lifebook AH530. This one has an external graphics card with 1GB of dedicated video memory. Aside from that, you’ll find that it shares the exact same specs as the previous model.

That includes a 15.6-inch glossy LCD, optional Core i3, i5, or i7 CPUs, up to 8GB of RAM and up to 500GB HDD, Blu-ray or DVD drives, and an HDMI output. You’ll also get WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1, three USB 2.0 ports, VGA output, and gigabit ethernet onboard.

Tonino Lamborghini Notebook

Posted in Notebooks by Conner Flynn on June 24th, 2010

If you already own the high performance sports car, why note zoom on the internet with this Tonino Lamborghini notebook, named after the son of the legendary racer, who has licensed his own name to be used on it.

It looks pretty slick, but looks can be deceiving. The performance doesn’t match up to the Lamborghini sports car. The 13.4-inch notebook features a CULV processor, up to 500GB of storage, a four cell battery and Windows 7.

Panasonic announces Toughbook F9 Notebook

Posted in Notebooks by Conner Flynn on June 10th, 2010

Panasonic has another rugged notebook in its Toughbook line with the Panasonic Toughbook F9. According to Panasonic the Toughbook F9 is the worlds lightest 14 inch rugged notebook. The notebook features a 14.1 inch widescreen LED backlit display with a resolution of 1440 x 900, an Intel Core i5 520M 2.4GHz processor and 2GB of DDR3 RAM which can be upgraded to 6GB.

Some other specs include a 320GB hard drive, a DVD Super Multi Drive, integrated 802.11 a.b.g.n WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR and optional WiMax and optional integrated WWANB.

SMK-Link’s Notebook USB Audio Station with speakers

Posted in Notebooks by Conner Flynn on June 8th, 2010

Check out this odd laptop docking station. The Notebook USB Audio Station features a universal design for Mac and PC. Basically it props your machine up on a pair of 8-watt speakers, giving you an elevated stand and improved sound.

Wait. There’s more. There’s also a three-port powered USB hub on board so you can keep everything charged up. It can be had for under $60, but for the moment it’s only available on the company’s website and in Apple stores.

AViiQ shows off one very portable laptop stand

Posted in Accessories,Notebooks by Shane McGlaun on May 26th, 2010

If I have to work from my laptop or my netbook for any length of time, I almost always take a laptop stand with me. I hate looking down at the screen; it gives me a headache after a while. The catch is that most notebook stands are so bulky you can’t fit them into a notebook bag.

AViiQ has announced a new notebook stand simply called the Portable Laptop Stand, and the name describes the stand well. The little stand is only a quarter of an inch thick when folded up.

Samsung P580 business notebook with Core i3/i5, matte screen

Posted in Notebooks by Conner Flynn on May 11th, 2010

Samsung has a new anti-glare screen option for us, with the P580 notebook, which features a 15.6-inch 1,366 x 768 LED-lit screen and keyboard with numeric keypad. Under the hood there’s a Core i3 or i5 CPU, NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M (1GB GDDR3) graphics, Trusted Platform Module security, Bluetooth 2.1, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, and 2GB to 4GB of RAM.

There’s also four chargeable USB 2.0 ports (one is also eSATA) and the docking port. It weighs just 5.51 pounds. Hopefully the pricing is affordable enough for your business needs.