Items tagged with Laptops

As one of the largest computer makers in the world, Dell has offered its own line of gaming machines for years. After Dell purchased Alienware, however, Dell’s XPS gaming line became blurred with its Studio multimedia computer line. Around this time last year, rumors began to circulate that Dell was planning to kill off its XPS line. Dell quickly put those rumors to rest and assured users that its XPS line was an important part of its brand despite the company’s ownership in Alienware. Times have changed, however. Now we’re hearing reports that Dell plans to kill off the XPS line with regards to... Read more...
MSI is expanding its lineup once again, this time with two new notebooks. The new EX723 targets users looking for entertainment, while the new GT729 satisfies those looking for speed and power. The EX723 features a 17-inch LCD with a resolution of 1440 x 900. This 16:10 screen is capable of displaying DVD caliber images for your gaming and viewing pleasure. MSI’s exclusive VIVID LCD technology helps this notebook display better richness in colors and provide all of the fine details when gaming, editing images, or watching movies. This notebook uses an Nvidia GeForce G110M graphics card with 512MB... Read more...
MSI launched its latest flagship gaming notebook, the GX723. This 17-inch desktop replacement centers on a 512MB GeForce GT 130M graphics chipset that is good enough to run modern games smoothly. The notebook also offers MSI's Turbo Mode which lets you overclock the Core 2 Duo processor as long as the system is on AC power. The GX723’s display offers a resolution of 1,680 x 1,050. Above the display, there’s a 2-megapixel webcam. You’ll find a 320GB or 500GB hard drive and up to 4GB of memory on this system. A Blu-ray or DVD drive is also available. Five speakers are tucked into the limited space... Read more...
Want a notebook cooler for your blazing new notebook? Perhaps NZXT’s new Cryo S will suit your needs. This notebook cooler is designed to keep your gaming notebook cool to allow for the best possible performance. The cooler is made from brushed aluminum and features two 120mm fans that are adjustable and can be used with any notebook that’s up to 15 inches. The top of the cooler is coated in rubber to elevate the notebook and provide more ample airflow. The Cryo S can be connected by means of a USB or AC adapter. The cooler has two USB ports for added connectivity. Read below for the full press... Read more...
PCMCIA, the leading technology trade association for PC Card™ and ExpressCard® technology, today at CeBIT announced the newest release of the ExpressCard Standard 2.0, the latest version of the standard for high-performance expansion of notebook systems.This version was updated to accommodate the faster speeds demanded by today's high-performance technologies.The current ExpressCard Standard supports speeds up to 2.0 Gbit/s.The new ExpressCard Standard will support transfer rates ranging up to 10 times faster than ExpressCard Standard 1.2, depending on the data protocol used. Some of... Read more...
Nokia is “very actively” considering entering the laptop business, according to its Chief Executive Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo. There have been rumors surrounding Nokia’s possible plan to enter the notebook industry since late last year, but Kallasvuo’s comments are the first official confirmation of such plans. In an interview with Finnish national broadcaster YLE, Kallasvuo put it well when he said, "We don't have to look even for five years from now to see that what we know as a mobile phone and what we know as a PC are in many ways converging." Kallasvuo also mentioned that hundreds of millions of... Read more...
Though this year's CES was unusually quiet in terms of attendance, and even a few exhibitors pulling no-shows, Asus had a plethora of new high tech gadget goodness on display, true to their usual form. We stopped by the booth and spent some time on a tour with David Ray, Vivian Lien, Brian Jang and Peter Clark of Asus, who featured four spotlight products and also discussed the new Asus WePC program in detail.  If you've been tuning in regularly here, you would have noticed that HotHardware.com is a guest author on the WePC.com site, where... Read more...
iGo(R) Will Debut Seven Products at CES Including the First Green Laptop Charger Plus New Netbook Chargers iGo Powers Anything, Everywhere You Go SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Dec. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- iGo, Inc. (Nasdaq: IGOI), a leading developer of multi-device chargers for laptop computers and mobile electronic devices (e.g., mobile phones, PDAs, digital cameras, MP3 players, etc.), and creator of the patented iGo(R) intelligent tip technology will debut seven products at CES including the first green laptop charger that virtually eliminates vampire power, as well as a line of new netbook chargers.   iGo... Read more...
The quality of laptop displays seem to get better with each product generation: Brighter screens, richer colors, faster response time, higher contrast ratios, and better viewing angles are just some of the improvements we've seen. But not matter how good a traditional laptop display looks, it typically still has at least one Achilles heel: If you are using your laptop outdoors, it is often very difficult to see the display in direct sunlight. Mind you, this is not a problem that many of us have, but for those who do use their laptops in outdoor environments--especially for work--this can be real... Read more...
Baltimore is the first city to get full-on WiMAX deployment, and other U.S. cities are slated to come online soon, such as Chicago and Washington D.C. Using Intel's WiMAX/Wi-Fi Link 5050 "Echo Peak" chipset, Toshiba will soon start selling the Satellite U405-ST550W with integrated WiMAX support. The Satellite U405-ST550W Laptop will come configured with: Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium Intel Centrino® 2 Processor Technology Intel® WiMAX / Wi-Fi Link 13.3" Widescreen Display With TruBrite® Technology High-speed eSATA/USB Sleep-And-Charge Combo Port Built-in Webcam With Face... Read more...
You may recall the case of Sebastien Boucher?  He was stopped in 2006 while crossing the U.S. - Canadian border and charged with transporting child pornography on his laptop across the border.  Unfortunately for the prosecutors, the data on the laptop is encrypted, and he now refuses to enter the necessary password to allow access to the files.  Additionally, a judge ruled late last year that he could not be compelled to reveal the password.Based on this ruling, and the recent policies enacted by the Department of Homeland Security, might we see more interest in disk encryption?... Read more...
A study on laptop loss at airports was just released, and we don't know what is more depressing: how many laptops are "lost" at the airport, how few of the "lost" laptops have their data protected, or how few of the "lost" laptops are ever recovered. The Airport Insecurity: The Case of Lost Laptops report was conducted by the Ponemon Institute and was sponsored by Dell. The report finds that "business travelers lose more than 12,000 laptops per week in U.S. airports." That works out to over 62,400 laptops per year. If the average business laptop costs $1,200, then roughly $749 million worth of... Read more...
At HP's invitation-only "Connecting Your World" media event in Berlin today, HP unveiled a slew of new laptop designs--some of which will be available in just a few weeks. Leading off the gaggle of new laptops is HP's Pavillion "dv" consumer series: "The entertainment-packed HP Pavilion "dv"-series notebooks is adorned with a sleek, liquid-metallic HP Imprint 2 surface design, "magic chrome" touch controls that appear at the touch of a finger, and intuitive, one-click access to high-quality TV, photos, movies and music from nearly any location. The notebook series also features built-in HP ProtectSmart... Read more...
You might remeber the name "Splashtop" from when DeviceVM, made a, er, splash, with DeviceVM's announcement last October that it was partnering with Asus to integrate the light-weight Splashtop OS into Asus motherboards. Asus calls the technology "Express Gate," and includes it with a number of its motherboards. Beginning in June, Asus will be integrating Splashdot/Express Gate into a some of its laptop models as well. "Splashtop software enables users to browse the web, watch videos, listen to music, chat with friends, share photos, and more - just seconds after turning on their PC. Express Gate... Read more...
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