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Toshiba issues recall on T series notebooks due to burn risk

Posted in Toshiba by Shane McGlaun on September 3rd, 2010

Toshiba has been in the notebook computer business for a long time and has over the years been forced to recall some of its machines for various reasons. Toshiba has announced a recall of some of its T series notebook computers due to a burn risk.

Toshiba is recalling the Satellite T135, Satellite T135D and Satellite ProT130 notebooks and has sold about 41,000 units globally. The reason for the recall is that the machines can overheat at the place where the AC adapter connects posing a burn hazard.

HP tosses new Quadro FX 5000M GPU into EliteBook 8740W

Posted in HP by Shane McGlaun on July 28th, 2010

NVIDIA announced a new GPU this week that is aimed at the pro user needing tons of graphics power. HP announced that it would be offering the new GPU in one of its high-end business notebooks called the EliteBook 8740W.

The GPU that HP is using is the new NVIDIA Quadro FX 5000M with 2GB of RAM. The notebook has a 17-inch screen and can be fitted with 16GB of RAM. The machine can also be fitted with a Core i7 Extreme Edition processor.

Dell announces solutions for Studio XPS 1645 throttling issue

Posted in Dell by Shane McGlaun on July 26th, 2010

Dell has had the Studio XPS 1645 notebook on the market for several months now. The device has known throttling issues in some usage scenarios.

Dell has offered a solution to the problem that includes a new BIOS and a replacement power supply. The throttling issue was found to be related to the low power output of the power supply according to Dell.

Standivarius Aero laptop stand sticks to the notebook

Posted in Computers by Shane McGlaun on July 23rd, 2010

All of the laptops stands I have seen over the years are basically the same. They lift the screen of your notebook up for more comfortable work and are separate from your notebook.

A company called Standivarius has announced a new laptop stand called the Aero that is not only much thinner than the average notebook stand, but also sticks to the bottom of the notebook so you always have it at hand. That means you can slip the notebook and the stand into your bag as one unit.

LG unveils its first 3D notebook

Posted in 3D by Conner Flynn on July 20th, 2010

The LG R590 has been announced and is LG’s first 3D notebook. It sports a 15.6 inch display, an Intel Core i7 processor, SRS Tru-Surround HD, Nvidia GeForce GT335M graphics card, optional Blu-ray drive and TriDef software that converts 2D video to 3D in real time.

That means that any video can become 3D. The notebook is available in Korea right now. No info about global availability yet. Oh and you need dorky glasses. It uses polarized glasses instead of shutter glasses.

Asus UL20FT shipping in August

Posted in ASUS by Conner Flynn on July 19th, 2010

If you are looking for a new notebook, you may want to look into the UL20FT from Asus. The 12.1″ notebook is not only thin and lightweight, but it also has an Intel Core i3-330UM processor, making it much faster than the Japanese version, which has a Celeron U3400 processor.

So we in the US have the faster version, which can be had for $579. It should be released on August 6th. Some other specs include 2GB of RAM, a 250GB hard drive, a VGA webcam, HDMI out and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.

Sony lets you customize your Vaio Notebook with E Color

Posted in Sony by Conner Flynn on July 12th, 2010

Sony has a new website that will let you customize your new Vaio notebook with all kinds of colors. You can customize the keyboard, outer shell and even the mouse and laptop sleeve in variety of different colors.

The custom colors are only available for the Vaio E series notebooks, but maybe Sony will offer the service to other models in their Vaio range in the near future. So if you get a new Vaio, color that bad boy up.

Asus outs Eee 1215N on Facebook

Posted in ASUS by Shane McGlaun on June 30th, 2010

We have already heard a bit about the Asus Eee PC 1215N netbook before. The machine has now went official with Asus offering up the full specs on Facebook.

The machine gets the Intel Atom D525 CPU and graphics are via an NVIDIA Ion GPU. The machine also has USB 3.0 and Bluetooth 3.0. Optimus tech is features to allow the machine to change between the discrete and integrated GPUs as needed.

HP Envy 14 notebook ships

Posted in HP by Shane McGlaun on June 28th, 2010

We first glimpsed the thin Envy 14 notebook back in May and the thing looked really good with its thin profile and nice screen. If you wanted one you can now hop over to HP.com and order yours up.

The notebook has a 1.1-inch thick profile and weighs in at 5.25 pounds. It uses Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit and it has an Intel Core i5 or core i7 CPU option. The screen is 14.5-inches and the notebook has 4GB of RAM and Radeon HD 5650 GPU.

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.

MSI’s new GX740 gaming notebook at Newegg and Amazon

Posted in MSI by Shane McGlaun on June 11th, 2010

The first time we heard of the MSI GX740 notebook was back during CES when the notebook was announced. The machine is now available to purchase online in the US. This gaming notebook sports a 17-inch screen.

That big screen has a resolution of 1680 x 1050. The version on sale at Newegg and Amazon uses a Core i5 or i7 CPU, 4GB of RAM, 500GB of storage, a 9-cell battery, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.

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.

Fujitsu unveils 11.6-inch AMD-powered Notebook

Posted in Fujitsu by Conner Flynn on June 9th, 2010

The latest from Fujitsu Japan is an 11.6-inch notebook powered by AMD’s Athlon Neo K125 single-core processor, dubbed the PH540. No info yet on a release date or pricing, but the specs are below.

It boasts an 11.6-inch 1366 x 768 pixel display, Athlon Neo K125 1.7GHz processor, AMD M880G chipset, ATI Radeon HD 4225 graphics chip, 2GB RAM, 320GB hard drive, HDMI output, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1, 1.3-megapixel webcam, and Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit.

Alienware M11x Gaming Notebook with Intel Core i7 Processor

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

Alienware has now added Intel’s Core i7 processor to their M11x gaming notebook, which also features NVIDIA Optimus graphics that can easily switch between discrete and integrated graphics.

Some other specs include an 11.6 inch LCD display, capable of playing all games and media in HD at 720p, up to 8GB of RAM, and your choice of hard drives or solid state drives. If you want to game on a notebook, Alienware is the name to look at.

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.