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Panasonic Lets Note Light 10.4-inch laptop with SSD

Posted in Notebooks by Conner Flynn on June 7th, 2009

Panasonic Lets Note Light 10.4-inch laptop with SSDPanasonic just announced a new 10.4-inch notebook for the Japanese market. It goes by the awkward name of “Lets Note Light” R8 CF-R8WWLAJP. The notebook features a 1.4-GHz Intel Core 2 Duo SU9400 CPU, 2GB of RAM upgradable up to 4GB, and a 64GB of SSD with 220MB/s reading speed.

The battery will provide up to 9-hours of use time. Some other features include Wi-Fi and Gigabit Ethernet. If you are so inclined, you can buy the Panasonic Lets Note Light R8 CF-R8WWLAJP for $1750.

Tongfong S30A 13.3-inch ultraportable with VIA Nano CPU

Posted in Notebooks by Conner Flynn on June 2nd, 2009

Tongfong S30A 13.3-inch ultraportable with VIA Nano CPUChinese OEM Tongfong and VIA have announced the latest Via Nano based ultraportable, the Tongfong S30A. It’s just 33mm thick and weighs 1.4kg, with a 13.3-inch display, integrated DVD burner and 2GB of RAM. It uses the VIA 1.3GHz Nano U2250 processor with the unified VIA VX800 MSP and discrete S3 Graphics Chrome 435 ULP graphics, making a great HD-capable machine.

There’s room for a 2.5-inch SATA hard-drive, WiFi b/g and 10/100 ethernet, plus a 4-in-1 card reader, ExpressCard slot, HDMI and VGA ports along with two USB 2.0 ports. The standard battery is a six-cell, but it can be upgraded by removing the DVD burner and slotting in an optional three-cell secondary.

Acer Aspire One AO751h

Posted in Notebooks by Conner Flynn on May 18th, 2009

Acer Aspire One AO751hIn a not-so-surprising move that is sure to shock no one, Acer has launched yet another Aspire One. Anyone keeping count? How many does that make? Anyway, now there’s one more.

The Aspire One AO751h is all about helping “customers attain a new level of productivity and efficiency”. It features an 11.6″ high-definition screen and full-sized keyboard, Intel Atom Z520 1.22GHz processor, Windows XP Home, 11.6″ WXGA 16:9 ratio Acer CrystalBrite High Definition display, 1GB RAM, 160GB SATA hard drive, Multi-memory card slot, Wi-Fi connectivity, Built-in webcam and Three USB 2.0 ports.

Prime Note Albireo JL notebook

Posted in Notebooks by Conner Flynn on May 8th, 2009

Prime Note Albireo JL notebookDospara has released the Prime Note Albireo JL, a notebook that will have you thinking twice about buying a netbook, with the affordable €640 price and the fact that you are basically getting a real PC. Some specs are: 13.3” WXGA display, Intel Core 2 Duo T8100 processor, 4GB RAM, 320GB hard drive, DVD Super Multi drive, Intel GM965 Express video chipset, and Wi-Fi connectivity.

It’s not too heavy either, at 1.98kgs. Sure, it’s twice the price of some entry-level netbooks, but you are getting an actual quality computer under the hood.

Ultraslim laptop backpack

Posted in Notebooks by Conner Flynn on April 29th, 2009

Ultraslim laptop backpackIt’s like a bullet-proof vest for your back. Only not bullet-proof. No, this won’t cause anyone any concern. You just look like you are part of some covert op and wearing your gear. I’m sure it won’t raise any eyebrows at the airport or the bank.

On the plus side it goes with anything you might care to wear. Hell, why not let your spine handle the load? Especially if you have an old clunker of a laptop that has caused you some arm injuries. It has 3 compartments. One for your Laptop, one for accessories and a pocket.

PeeWee’s spill-resistant Pivot Tablet Laptop

Posted in Notebooks by Conner Flynn on April 29th, 2009

PeeWee's spill-resistant Pivot Tablet LaptopPeeWee PC’s Pivot Tablet Laptop is an expensive way to allow your kids to spill their drinks all over a laptop. The three pound convertible tablet features a spill and drop-resistant shell, a carry handle, a 10-inch touchscreen display and a 6-cell Li-ion battery.

Under the hood there’s a 1.6GHz Atom N270 CPU, 1GB of RAM, two USB 2.0 ports, a 60GB HDD, 1.3 megapixel camera, Ethernet, WiFi, and Windows XP Home. They’ve also included a proprietary security suite to keep kids safe from unsavory internet elements. Plus ten age appropriate software and game titles. If your kid spills drinks all the time and wants a new netbook, you can get one today.

Averatec debuts 12-inch $699 N2700 ultraportable

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

Averatec debuts 12-inch $699 N2700 ultraportableNothing fancy here. Just the typical design with a relatively low price and enough power to handle everyday tasks easily. Averatec’s latest is a 12-inch ultraportable thats powered by a 2GHz Core 2 Duo T6400 processor, a WXGA panel, 4GB of DDR2-800 RAM, a 250GB SATA hard drive, 8x SuperMulti dual-layer DVD writer, WiFi, gigabit Ethernet, a trio of USB 2.0 ports, FireWire and audio in / out.

There’s also a VGA output, 4-in-1 card reader, GMA X4500HD graphics set, 1.3 megapixel camera and Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit. It’s four pound and will cost you $699.

Aware A-View netbook with detachable screen, only $150

Posted in Notebooks by Conner Flynn on April 15th, 2009

Aware A-View netbook with detachable screen, only $150Details are a bit scarce here, but Taiwan’s Aware Electronics has apparently been the talk Global Sources trade show, introducing a new netbook with a nice surprise. It features a detachable screen. The only other info is that it will come have just 512MB of RAM, an 8GB SSD, and either Windows or Linux for an OS.

But the most interesting thing is the price. Apparently just $150. Which is about right for the markets they are after. Don’t expect it to show up here for that price though.

Fugly sweaters make your laptop look like Bill Cosby

Posted in Notebooks by Conner Flynn on March 31st, 2009

Fugly sweaters make your laptop look like Bill CosbyI personally can’t imagine wrapping any laptop in something this fugly. But maybe the Cos is making a comeback or something. These are one size fits all and will cost you $20 each. That way, you and your little dog and your laptop can all wear the same sweater.

Here’s an idea. If you feel the need to dress up your laptop in a shirt, why not take one of your own(Hopefully much cooler) and slide it on. The cost? Zero.

Maingear intros BD / SSD-equipped mX-L 13.3-inch laptop

Posted in Notebooks by Conner Flynn on March 26th, 2009

Maingear intros BD / SSD-equipped mX-L 13.3-inch laptopThis ultraportable laptop may not come from a huge company name, but the specs certainly caught our eye, while the coat of arms etching simultaneously repelled us.

The Maingear mX-L features a 13.3-inch LED-backlit display (1,280 x 800), a Core 2 Duo CPU, GMA X4500HD graphics, 8GB of DDR2 RAM, 160GB Intel X25-M SSD (or a 500GB HDD if you want to save some money), a dual-layer Blu-ray reader, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, gigabit Ethernet, WiFi, and VGA output. It also sports three USB 2.0 sockets and a custom etched top. The unit weighs just 4.4 pounds and starts at $1,099.99. You’ll also get a four-cell Li-ion that is sure to be changed often.

TG Sambo Averatec Star notebook

Posted in Notebooks by Conner Flynn on March 11th, 2009

TG Sambo Averatec Star notebookTG Sambo just rolled another notebook for the South Korea: The Averatec Star. This model will come in an ‘eco & slim’ design, with a silver-colored aluminum finish and a built-in battery pack. Under the hood, there’s an Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 2.4GHz processor, 3GB RAM, a 320GB SATA hard drive and a 13.1″ widescreen LCD display.

You wont be doing any serious gaming on this thing though, as it lacks a dedicated video card It’s supported by an Intel GMA X4500MHD graphics engine. As far as connectivity, there’s Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and Ethernet LAN. You also get VGA output, 3 USB 2.0 ports and a built-in 1.3 megapixel camera.

OCZ Neutrino Netbook

Posted in Notebooks by Conner Flynn on March 9th, 2009

OCZ Neutrino NetbookThe Netbook arena is jam packed, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for one more manufacturer. In this case, OEM hardware maker OCZ. They’ve launched their first netbook, the OCZ Neutrino. The OCZ Neutrino will come with a 10 inch LED backlit LCD display with a resolution of 1024 x 600, 2GB memory, and the Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz processor.

The basic model comes with a 250GB hard drive, but you have the option to have a 250GB SSD at for additional cost, built in WiFi, Ethernet, a 1.3MP web camera and a 4-in-1 card reader.

Vaino: A Vaio P knock off

Posted in Notebooks by Conner Flynn on March 4th, 2009

Vaino: A Vaio P knock offThe Sony Vaio P just came out and already it has sprouted a clone, the Vaino. At first glance, the Vaino seems to have better specs in certain areas, including a 10.2″ display, a faster Atom processor, 1GB RAM, a 160GB hard drive, a 1.3 megapixel camera, Wi-Fi connectivity and a multi-format memory card reader.

But what it comes down to is that no one wants to be carrying around such an obvious knock off. It ruins your tech cred. They should have just released the device under it’s own brand. One day maybe they will learn.

US Navy’s gScreen TITAN M-1 laptop features two screens

Posted in Notebooks by Conner Flynn on February 11th, 2009

US Navy’s gScreen TITAN M-1 laptop features two screensThe U.S. Navy apparently desires a laptop capable of displaying 2 animated frogs at once. On two separate displays. Well, they got it in this multi-screen, rugged, battle-ready laptop. The gScreen TITAN M-1 dual screen workstation, which is the most rugged version of the G400, built specifically to specs requested by the NAVY.

It will withstand extreme environments and meets MIL-STD 810F standards. Some features include: Intel Core 2 Quad QX9300 processor, 4GB of memory, and 500GB hard drive. And of course the two frog displaying screens for cartoon frog multitasking.

Eurocom D900F Phantom i7 notebook

Posted in Notebooks by Conner Flynn on February 2nd, 2009

Eurocom D900F Phantom i7 notebookEurocom has outted it’s super powerful notebook, the D900F Phantom, which is powered by Intel’s i7 processor. It’s a good desktop replacement model with some powerful features. Some specs include: Intel Core i7 processor, Intel X58 chipset, Up to 8GB DDR3 RAM, 1.5TB hard drive space, NVIDIA GeForce G280/9800GTX Quadro FX3700 Graphics (1GB DDR5 Memory), 2.0 megapixel webcam, Blu-ray drive, 17″ WUXGA 1920×1200 or WSXGA+ 1600×1050 widescreen display.

The OS is your choice of Windows Vista/XP or Linux, and pricing will vary, but don’t expect it to be cheap. This is a high end notebook.