HP Pavilion dm1-3010nr, Verizon’s first 4G LTE-powered notebook

Posted in HP by Conner Flynn on July 26th, 2011

Verizon has at last unveiled its first 4G LTE notebook, after churning out many other 4G devices. The HP Pavilion dm 1-3010nr Entertainment PC is designed for media lovers. You can stream HD content, play games, video chat, download music, photos, and videos at lightning speed thanks to Verizon’s 4G network. You won’t know how you got along being so slow for so long.

The notebook measures less than 1.2″ thick, sports a 1.60GHz AMD Dual-Core Processor E-350, 2GB DDR3 RAM, 11.6″ HD HP BrightView LED Display (1366 x 768), 320 GB HDD with HP ProtectSmart hard drive protection, VGA webcam with integrated microphone, multi-format card reader, WiFi, and 4G LTE connectivity. Windows 7 Home Premium operating system runs things.

Gigabyte M2432 Notebook and Docking Station Unveiled at Computex

Posted in Gigabyte by Conner Flynn on May 30th, 2011

At Computex 2011 Gigabyte has announced a new notebook computer with a neat docking station called the Booktop M2432. The machine packs in an Intel Core i5 processor, USB 3.0 ports, THX TruStudio Pro, and more.

The screen is a 14-inch LED backlit unit with 1366 x 768 resolution. Other features include Intel HD 3000 graphics onboard, support for HD movies and more. The machine weighs 1.81 kg and is 27.6 mm thick.

Sony S Series Notebooks Get Core i5 And i7 Processors

Posted in Sony by Conner Flynn on May 25th, 2011

Sony has updated its Vaio S Series notebooks with Intel’s latest Core i5 and Core i7 processors, for a performance boost. It now also comes with an optional battery which Sony says will give you up to 15 hours of battery life. If true, that is pretty sweet.

The Sony Vaio S Series features a 13.3 inch display, and your choice of two Intel Core i5 processor and one Intel Core i7 processor, plus 4GB of RAM standard with the option to upgrade to 8GB. There’s also your choice of hard drives from 320GB up to 750GB or Solid State Drives from 256GB up to 1TB (with 2 x 512GB).

Cooler Master NotePal LapAir keeps your notebook cool

Posted in Notebooks by Conner Flynn on May 18th, 2011

When you use your notebook directly on your lap, things can get hot. You can always get a notebook cooler, but most aren’t made for use on your lap and they are often bulky and uncomfortable. Well Cooler Master is here to solve your problems and keep your lap cool enough so that you can still bear children.

Their new notebook cooler called the NotePal LapAir is specifically designed for use in your lap. It features a soft sponge mat on the bottom for comfort and you can use it on a desk or table too. Other handy features include some cable management grooves, it is powered from your USB port and also has a second USB port.

Panasonic Toughbook 53 Semi-Rugged Notebook With LTE 4G

Posted in Panasonic by Conner Flynn on May 10th, 2011

Looking for a tough notebook? Luckily for you, Panasonic has announced its new Toughbook 53, the company’s latest semi-rugged notebook in the Toughbook family, which sports a 14″ High Definition LED display and is powered by a second generation Intel i5 or i3 processor.

Its weighs about 5.6 pounds and will deliver up to 10 hours of battery life and also comes with optional 4G LTE mobile broadband, with optional dual antenna pass-through for in-vehicle use in passenger cars and light-duty trucks.

Lenovo IdeaPad S205 for $499

Posted in Lenovo by Conner Flynn on May 1st, 2011

The first of Lenovo’s S Series, the S205, is now available in the company’s online store. The base model is $499 and it boasts a 1.60Ghz dual-core AMD Fusion E-350 CPU, an 11.6-inch (1366 x 768 resolution) 16:9 widescreen panel, 3GB of DDR3 SDRAM, ATI Mobility Radeon 6310 graphics, and a 350GB HDD. Not bad right?

There are also two other higher cost versions with an extra gig of RAM, an optional Bluetooth radio, and a 500GB or 750GB HDD. The lesser of this pair is just $429 at LogicBuy until Wednesday, if you want to get a deal and don’t need Bluetooth in your life. The new S series was originally announce back at CES.

Sony Vaio Slider tablet and ultra-thin notebook teased

Posted in Sony by Conner Flynn on April 27th, 2011

At the end of yesterday’s Sony presentation of the S1 and S2 Android tablets, a few slides were displayed showing off a couple more new Sony products, Namely, the “Ultra Mobile” PC and the “Freestyle Hybrid” PC.

The Ultra Mobile PC clearly looks like it is at least a 13-incher or over, while the Freestyle Hybrid PC was rumored as the Sony Vaio Slider, which was said to have a 9.4-inch display, Pine Trail Atom processor and Windows 7 and is due out in the fall, possibly October for $799. Unfortunately, we have no details on these guys yet.

Acer Aspire One 722 notebook to pack AMD C-50 chip

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on April 20th, 2011

Acer updated their lineup with two new offerings. The Acer Aspire One 522 is a 10 inch netbook featuring a new AMD C-50 processor. The Aspire One 722 boasts a larger display and the same processor.

The Acer Aspire One 722 will have an 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display and a 1 GHz AMD C-50 dual core processor with Radeon HD 6250 graphics. Other features include stereo speakers and a higher capacity battery than the Aspire One 522, but aside from those differences, it is basically just a larger version of the same laptop.

Asus Lamborghini VX7 notebook

Posted in ASUS by Conner Flynn on April 7th, 2011

You want your sports car in sports car colors. Asus knows this and so their Asus Lamborghini VX7 notebook comes in orange and black color options. It is a sleek beast that features a second generation Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of DDR3 RAM, USB 3.0 and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M graphics card with 3GB of video memory.

For the OS you can choose from Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Home Premium and Windows 7 Home Basic. The display is 15.6″ 16:9 Full HD (1920×1080) LED backlit. There’s also an 8-cell battery. No word on price, but you can expect it to be expensive.

MSI launches new X370 Notebook

Posted in MSI by Conner Flynn on March 30th, 2011

MSI has launched a new X370 notebook that features AMD’s E-350 processor. It features MSI’s ECO Engine which is designed to save power. That’s great news for your electric bill. The Notebook measures less than one inch thick and weighs just 1.4KG, with a battery life of up to 10 hours.

Other features include a dual core AMD E350 processor, a 13.4 inch HD backlit LED display with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, AMD Radeon HD 6310 discrete graphics card, your choice of either a 320GB, 500GB or 640GB hard drive, one HDMI port, one VGA port, two USB 2.0 ports and a card reader.

Alienware M11X R3 notebook specs leak

Posted in Alienware by Reuben Drake on March 21st, 2011

Looks like Dell is going to upgrade its Alienware M11X gaming notebook by offering a new range of CPU options powered by Intel’s Sandy Bridge architecture. The R3 edition will come with a 11.6-inch 1366 x 768 resolution LCD display, new Core i5 and Core i7 processor options and clock speeds ranging from 1.4GHz to 1.6GHz.

The M11X R3 will come with a 63Wh battery various hard drive and solid state disk options, and up to 8GB DDR3 RAM. No official word from Dell on when the M11X R3 will launch.

Thanko Notebook Desk with USB hub and LED lights

Posted in USB by Conner Flynn on March 17th, 2011

Thanko has introduced an ugly looking notebook desk that makes up for it’s lack of style by coming equipped with a USB hub, a laptop cooling fan and some shiny LED lights.

The built-in USB hub has 4 USB 2.0 ports, while the LED lights are powered by four batteries or USB bus power. Folks in Japan, who don’t mind a bit of ugly in their gadgets can buy the new Thanko notebook desk for about $50.

Sony Vaio S Notebook runs 15-hours with Optional Battery

Posted in Notebooks by Conner Flynn on March 7th, 2011

Sony has added a new notebook to its vaio lineup today that falls into that portable category. It is called the Vaio S series. The notebook features a magnesium frame and weighs just 3.8 pounds. The profile is just under an inch thick and it has a battery good for 7.5 hours per charge. It is also the first notebook to have a sheet battery that fits on the bottom and promises to double the running time.

The 13.3-inch screen features a resolution of 1366 x 768 and it can be fitted with an Intel Core i7 CPU at 2.7GHz. Storage is up to 750GB and a 250GB SSD is optional. There is also up to 8GB of RAM and a Radeon HD 6630M GPU inside with hybrid graphics. Pricing starts at $969.99.

GammaTech introduces rugged Core i7 Durabook notebook

Posted in Notebooks by Conner Flynn on February 21st, 2011

GammaTech, the company that sounds like they gave the Hulk his powers, has introduced a rugged notebook in the 15.6-inch Durabook S15C. It sports a magnesium alloy case and conforms to 810G military standards. The hard drive is encased in a cable that will absorb shocks and the keyboard is spill-resistant.

The optical drive bay even has a lock-out that will prevent it from opening when the notebook is dropped. There is also double protection battery circuits to prevent overheating and over-voltage damage. Yes, they went above and beyond with this one.

PC Waterbed will keep your notebook cool

Posted in Notebooks by Conner Flynn on February 16th, 2011

If waterbeds are good enough for humans, then why not our laptops? It should enjoy the same luxury. That’s what Thanko seems to think, since they are now offering the PC Waterbed, which is a cushion and a cooling unit for your notebook.

It will cost you $24 and I’m sure it’s all good until you puncture this thing and kill your notebook dead. It will be cool, just like you want, but dead. Is that worth $24? You decide.