Archive for Notebooks

Thanko Notebook Tripod Stand turns a camera tripod into a desk

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

You know how it is. You find yourself standing in the middle of a field, with your laptop. You have your laptop and a willingness to do some work, but what you lack is a desk. Maybe you like to work among nature, I don’t know.

Well, now you can erect a desk anywhere thanks to this Thanko Notebook Tripod Stand. It’s just an aluminium plate with a 1/4″ tripod thread and air vents, but it allows you to work almost anywhere. Think of the possibilities.

Dell Adamo gets cloned

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

The Dell Adamo will normally cost you quite a bit, but if you are more budget minded, you can still get similar style without the huge price tag. Just get a clone. As usual the folks from Shenzhen have you covered.

Looks like this one also has an aluminum chassis, but the color isn’t doing anything for us. They didn’t clone the specs though. Instead you’ll find netbook specs like an Intel Atom N450 1.66GHz processor, an 11.6″ display, 1GB RAM and a 160GB hard drive.

Samsung N150 now comes in a rainbow of colors

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

Samsung’s N150 is now available in a wide range of colors, allowing you to taste the rainbow. The colors come in shades like Flamingo Pink, Bermuda Blue and Caribbean Yellow and many others. Under the hood everything else remains the same.

To refresh your memory, some of the specs include an Intel Atom N450 1.6GHz processor, a 250GB hard drive and 1GB of RAM. And if the color options are not to your liking, you can always go with for the regular black model.

Origin Core i7 powered EON15 Notebook

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

Now the Origin EON18 has a sibling. The company has added the 15.6-inch EON15 to the lineup. This looks like a good one for the serious gamer who wants a good machine that they can lug around and play games with.

The EON15 starts at $1,899, and some of the specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 1GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285M or GTX 280M, 4GB-8GB RAM, 160GB-500GB hard drive or 80GB-250GB SSD, DVD Burner or Blu-ray burner, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, HDMI output and Gigabit Ethernet.

Rilakkuma notebook gets updated with a touchscreen display

Posted in Notebooks by Conner Flynn on March 16th, 2010

The Rilakkuma notebook is back and it features a touchscreen display. It comes from Kohjinsha and under the hood it packs an Intel Atom Z520 processor, 1GB of RAM, a 60GB hard drive, a DVD drive, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, a 1Seg TV tuner, a webcam, and an 8.9″ touchscreen display at 1,280 × 768 resolution.

Plus it’s cute on the outside. It should hit the market in June. Buy this one for the cute factor, not if you do any serious work on a laptop.

Origin Eon 18 gaming laptop

Posted in Notebooks by Conner Flynn on February 19th, 2010

After Dell bought Alienware in 2006, three execs decided to quit so that they could create their own company, Origin, and make high end gaming PCs like Alienware. Their first endeavor is finally here and is dubbed Eon 18. It’s a stylish and highly customizable gaming laptop with an 18.4″ full HD widescreen display, dual Nvidia GeForce GTX 208M GPUs, 7.1 high-def audio, and up to three 250GB SSDs.

It sure looks like Alienware, just without the alien logo. Right now it has a Core 2 Extreme Quad QX9300, but on Monday it will get a Core i7. Don’t expect much battery life with those specs. Only 45 minutes when gaming unplugged.

Teclast X13-S01 Apple style notebook

Posted in Notebooks by Conner Flynn on February 3rd, 2010

So you like the Apple design, but can do without the high price and the Mac OS. Well, then this laptop just might be for you. The X13-S01 was obviously inspired by the folks at Cupertino. Specifically, the MacBook Air.

The X13-S01 features a 13.3″ display and sadly that’s about all we know as far as specs. At its thinnest it measures less than 1cm thin, while the thickest area is 2.3cm. That’s a gray aluminum chassis you see there along with a white keyboard.

Shanzhai’s first Dual-Core Athlon Neo Notebook

Posted in Notebooks by Conner Flynn on February 1st, 2010

Shanzai has dropped its first dual core Athlon Neo notebook. The new notebooks will feature a 13.3” 1,366 x 768 display, dual-core Athlon Neo X2 L325 (1.5GHz) or single-core Sempron 210U processor, and an integrated ATI Radeon X1270 graphics card with HDMI out.

Nothing on pricing yet and no word on what kind of battery life you can expect, but look for it to retail for aabout $400 to $450 if we even see it outside of China.

New VAIO M Series Notebook spotted

Posted in Notebooks by Conner Flynn on January 26th, 2010

It’s no surprise that Sony didn’t show off everything it had at CES. They never do. Some of it they save to reveal later. The unannounced Vaio M Series notebook is one of those devices. What you see pictured is a 2004 version of the Vaio M.

The model numbers to keep an eye out for are the VPC-M111AX/B and VPC-M111AX/W. There is virtually no info on this. Nothing on specifications and pricing, but we should hear more soon. All we can do is wait and if you want one, put your money aside.

GammaTech Durabook D14 E-Series with 1TB of storage

Posted in Notebooks by Conner Flynn on January 19th, 2010

GammaTech finally has another rugged laptop model. GammaTech’s new Durabook D14 E-Series is the first fully rugged laptop to be equipped with 1TB of storage, making it rugged and spacious. But aside from that, the laptop is very similar to the previous D14RM model.

It features a 14.1-inch screen, a Core 2 Duo processor “greater than 2GHz,” up to 8GB of RAM, and either RAID-0 or RAID-1 configuration options for dual 500GB hard drives. Nothing on a price yet, but you can plan on paying over $1,500.

MusicSkins launches Beatles skins for laptops and cell phones

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

Beatles fans can now display their fandom on their laptops and cellphones proudly thanks to MusicSkins who have just launched a line of Beatles skins. Now you can dress up your cell phone, laptop, mp3 player or gaming device.

They offer custom fit skins for almost any popular device. Your choice of Abbey Road, Sgt. Pepper, Yellow Submarine, Let it Be, A Hard Days Night, Rubber Soul and more. It’s a sticker with an adhesive that leaves no residue behind so it can be removed and reapplied many times.

DreamBook Light U11 Notebook

Posted in Notebooks by Conner Flynn on December 27th, 2009

The DreamBook Light U11 sounds like a notebook that will transport you to Narnia or some other fairy tale, but it’s actually a more down to Earth notebook from Pioneer Computers in Australia. The company is known for producing products with innovative technology and stunning performance down under.

The DreamBook Light U11 is an 11.6 inch ultra portable and light weight notebook that features an an Intel dual core SU2300 or SU4100 processor. The processors work together with up to 4 GB of memory. Some other features include Bluetooth, a 1.3 megapixel Webcam and VGA and HDMI outputs.

Ultrathin LG XNote LGX30 hits the FCC

Posted in Notebooks by Conner Flynn on December 13th, 2009

Ultrathin LG XNote LGX30 hits the FCCIf you want to find out about a new device, just check out the FCC. They all pass through those hallowed halls eventually. This time we have some details on the LG XNote LGX30.

This ultrathin laptop features a 11.6-inch 1366 x 768 resolution display and we wouldn’t be surprised to see it at CES 2010. Some other features of the LG XNote LGX30 include: Windows 7, a 3-cell battery, Weighs 1.74 pounds, Bluetooth, Webcam, Solid state drive (SSD), Wi-Fi, GMA500 graphics.

Rocketfish laptop case

Posted in Notebooks by Conner Flynn on December 6th, 2009

Rocketfish laptop caseThe Rocketfish Laptop Case may not be all that stylish, but it is super useful as it can be folded inside out and double as a portable laptop desk. It will accommodate laptops up to 15.4-inches and for only $49.99, which won’t break the bank.

It would be great for car trips and vacations. Just take your laptop out of the case, fold the case and you are good to go. If they added just a bit of style to this, more users might be interested at that price.

PC makers to put SDXC slots on 32nm notebooks?

Posted in Notebooks by Conner Flynn on November 30th, 2009

PC makers to put SDXC slots on 32nm notebooks?Dell, HP and Lenovo will soon release their new 32nm notebooks running on mobile Core i3, i5 and i7 processors which could be equipped with an SDXC memory card slot. It would give the PCs recognition of cards up to 2TB in capacity and transfer speeds faster than current SSDs, at up to 300MB per second.

The machines won’t be arriving until next year, so if your strategy is to wait, you’ll have a while to wait. Other companies are expected to follow suit very soon.