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RazorBook 400 gets Windows CE update

Posted in Notebooks by Shane McGlaun on June 30th, 2008

RazorBook 400Tiny notebooks are all the rage right now in a fad that was kicked off by ASUS with its tiny Eee notebooks. The hallmark of the mini-notebook or netbook is small size and a low price tag. Systems are often powered by the Linux OS to keep prices down.

For some Linux works fine and for others a Windows environment is preferred. Not too long ago we talked about the $299 Linux powered RazerBook 400 mini-notebook. 3K computers, the makers of the RazorBook 400, have announced a new updated version of the tiny notebook.

Toshiba refreshes Satellite laptops with new processor, features

Posted in Notebooks by Nino Marchetti on June 27th, 2008

Toshiba Satellite Laptops

Toshiba this week announced it had updated select models of its Satellite laptops with new processor technology and other features. These models include the Satellite P300, Satellite A300, Satellite M300 and Satellite U400.

These updated Toshiba Satellite laptops feature Intel’s latest Core 2 Duo processor technology in addition to other enhancements such as “sleep-and-charge” USB ports and face recognition. You can get the full details via a Toshiba press release after the jump.

Dell launches line of Studio laptops for creative types

Posted in Notebooks by Darrin Olson on June 26th, 2008

Dell Studio Line laptopsDell today launched the new “Studio” line of laptops following the trend of more consumers who would like a little more style and customization available for their portable computers. Kicking off the Studio laptops Dell launched the Dell Studio 15 and Dell Studio 17, which come with a 15.4″ and 17.1″ display, respectively.

Both notebooks carry the drop hinge and “wedge” shape seen in the XPS laptops from Dell and both come in a range of vibrant and loud colors, capacitve touchpad and multimedia buttons that light-up when pressed, and an optional backlit keyboard. They also have the option of built-in broadband connections through Sprint or Verizon, Blu-ray drive, slot-loading drives and you can even get a mercury-free LED display if you ask. Dell has put some thought to your laptop accessories as well, offering mice, backpacks, sleeves and earbuds that are colored to match.

Thin new Toshiba laptop sports 128GB SSD

Posted in Notebooks by Nino Marchetti on June 17th, 2008

Toshiba Portégé R500-S5007V

Toshiba said with pride today it is launching the world’s first laptop with a 128GB solid state drive. It is called the Toshiba Portégé R500-S5007V and you’ll find it pricing around $3,000.

The Toshiba Portégé R500-S5007V, besides sporting a 128GB solid state drive, also comes equipped with a DVD SuperMulti drive. These two small form factor build-ins allow this laptop to be 0.77-inches thin and around 2.4 pounds. The R500-s5007V’s screen is a 12.1-inch backlit widescreen with transreflective LED.

HP gets new laptop release fever, drops 16 models

Posted in Notebooks by Nino Marchetti on June 10th, 2008

HP EliteBook 6930p

Hewlett Packard, as you’ve probably noticed today, kicked out a ton of new digital products as part of a special coming out event. HP seemed to particularly go crazy in the laptop department, unveiling some 16 new notebook computers.

The rainbow of new HP laptops focuses across both consumer and business platforms. HP said in summary all of these notebooks are designed with new materials and software features that “enrich the user experience.” To get a general summary press release, check after the jump.

Singulum wooden notebooks sport ivory & gold keyboards

Posted in Notebooks by Conner Flynn on June 4th, 2008

Singulum wooden notebooks sport ivory & gold keyboards
German manufacturer Singulum, has some new luxury notebooks with cases made of high quality wood. The sort of high-end wood that you would normally find on violins. They’re available with ivory and 24 carat solid gold keyboards. The whole Richie Rich luxury design is nice sure, but they also have some advanced tech specs like a core 2 duo processor, Windows Vista, Ehternet, DVD recordable (dual layer) with a 15.4inch screen.

It’s all hand made from one block of wood, and every piece is apparently processed with a special production tool, making each notebook unique. I don’t know. I think the violin probably looks better in this particular wood. But if you have money to blow and really need to show off, you don’t care what I think, so go ahead and buy your tacky overpriced notebook.

MSI Wind blows onto Intel Atom platform

Posted in Notebooks by Nino Marchetti on June 4th, 2008

MSI Wind

MSI is putting the new Intel Atom to work in a new 10-inch notebook designed for ultra mobile on the go usage. It is called the MSI Wind and you’ll find it pricing around $500 for the Windows version and $400 for a Linux one.

The MSI Wind, besides offering Windows XP or Linux for an operating system, offers up the Intel Atom 1.6GHz processor at its heart. The title is actually an acronym for “Wi-Fi Network Device,” indicating this laptop supports 802.11 b/g, with Bluetooth wireless support also thrown in for good measure.

Tiny and cheap RazorBook 400 now available

Posted in Linux,Notebooks by Shane McGlaun on May 29th, 2008

RazorBook 400If you are in the market for a new ultra portable and you want something a bit more off the beaten path than the Asus Eee that shares its small dimensions, 3K Computers may have your laptop in its new and tiny RazorBook 400.

The RazorBook 400 promises a boot up time for its Linux OS of less than 8 seconds and 3K says it was designed to be instant on and off just like any other appliance in your home. The tiny notebook measures 8.25-inches L x 5.5-inches W x 1.25-inches D. The machine has 4 GB of internal flash memory for storage.

Advent K200 Laptop with changeable covers

Posted in Notebooks by Conner Flynn on May 28th, 2008

Advent K200 Laptop with changeable covers
Everyone is different when it comes to what they like. That’s why there are so many laptops available with many different styles. Different strokes for different folks. The Advent K200 addresses our wide variety in tastes by offering removable face plates that can be changed. They are all sold seperately. If you get sick of one just buy another.

Maybe this week it’s butterflies, and next week it could be more of an arty look. The laptop itself has a 1.73 Dual Core processor, 2GB of Memory, a 100GB hard drive and a 15.4 inch screen. The face plates are a bit expensive at $40 each, so you may want a small wardrobe for this thing. . The laptop will cost you just under $800.

Five new business laptops available from Toshiba

Posted in Notebooks by Nino Marchetti on April 23rd, 2008

Toshiba business laptops

Toshiba yesterday added five new models of laptops to its business line. These new notebooks have a starting price around $700 and are all part of the Satellite Pro family.

The new laptops, depending upon the model, feature 13.3-inch, 14.1-inch, 15.4-inch and 17-inch displays as well as Intel Core 2 Duo processors or AMD dual core processors. Availability of all models should be now and you can get a model by model breakdown after the jump.

Averatec out with new semi-rugged laptops

Posted in Notebooks by Nino Marchetti on April 23rd, 2008

Averatec rugged Voya laptop

Averatec is making available some new “semi-rugged” notebook computers for folks who need something a little more durable as they compute on-the-go. The Averatec Voya 4473 and 6494 have a starting price of around $1,300.

The Voya 4473 is a 14.1″ standard notebook, while the larger Voya 6494 has 15.4″ widescreen display. Both have drop and vibration resistance in addition to a spill resistant keyboard and touchpad. They sport magnesium alloy outer cases, corner bumpers, and an anti-shock mounted hard drive specifically to help with the related issues.

BenQ expands global Joybook laptop line up

Posted in Notebooks by Nino Marchetti on April 21st, 2008

BenQ Joybook R45 notebook

BenQ recently expanded its notebook computer line up in select overseas markets with the release of the Joybook R45. There is no word on pricing or potential direct availability in the United States.

The Joybook R45 is a 14.1-inch Windows laptop which sports a 2.1 GHz Intel Core Duo 2 processor and nVIDIA GeForce 8400M G discrete graphics. Its display is widescreen in design and extra bright, according to BenQ. The finish of the R45 is described as well as being “luxurious leather-like” and offering a “soft-touch coating.”

Asus debuts HD multimedia laptop with optional Blu-ray

Posted in Notebooks by Nino Marchetti on April 15th, 2008

asus-m701.jpgAsus has announced a new laptop computer which offers a number of high definition enhancements for multimedia lovers. It is called the Asus M70 and no specific pricing information is available as of yet.

The Asus M70 sports a 17-inch WUXGA screen showcasing 1920 x 1200 pixels and 16:10 aspect ratio. It runs off of your choice of Intel Core 2 Duo processors and can support up to 4GB of RAM. Maximum hard drive space is said to be 1TB due to dual hard drive support.

New AMD 17.1-inch laptops debut from Toshiba

Posted in Notebooks by Nino Marchetti on April 1st, 2008

Toshiba Satellite L350Toshiba thinks it is time to drive the price of 17-inch desktop replacement laptops down as it today unveiled a new model starting at around $750. The series is called the Satellite L350.

The Toshiba Satellite L350 sports a 17.1-inch WXGA+ “TruBrite” LCD display and AMD Turion 64 X2 dual-core processors. Possible features, depending upon configuration, might also include ATI Radeon X1250 graphics memory and a DVD SuperMulti drive with Labelflash. Labelflash lets you burn images and labels directly to a special DVD-R disc.

New MSI gaming laptop sports 45nm technology

Posted in Notebooks by Nino Marchetti on March 25th, 2008

MSI GX600-EnhancedMSI has bumped up the feature set on its GX600 gaming laptop to create a more powerful computing platform. This new laptop is known as the MSI GX600-Enhanced.

The MSI GX600-Enhanced now features Intel 45nm processing technology, 3GB of RAM and a 320 GB hard drive. It also sports the latest NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT 3D graphic chipset, Windows Vista Home Premium, and a 15.4-inch WXGA+ display.