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Apple wasn't fooling anyone when it neglected to give its 13-inch MacBook Pro model the same Retina Display facelift that the 15-inch model received. Let's face it, Apple loves staggered release schedules, partly to build up hype to a particularly product or technology. We all know it's only a matter of time before the 13-inch model gets the same Retina Display upgrade as its larger 15-inch sibling, and if the latest reports are accurate, Apple will roll it out the same time as the rumored iPad Mini device. That information comes from 9to5Mac, which in turn was tipped off by "a consistently reliable... Read more...
So here it is, the mid-2012 refresh of Apple's trend setting MacBook Air line.  In all likelihood, the MacBook Air inspired Intel's Ultrabook specification, created so that Windows users would have access to the same overall experience on their platform of choice. The MacBook Air is the real McCoy, so to speak, and though technically not an Ultrabook, the newest models cross over to Intel's 3rd generation Ivy Bridge Core processor microarchitecture. In fact, Ivy Bridge is at the heart of Apple's mid-2012 refresh, bringing with it not only greater processing power, but a graphics speed bump... Read more...
So here it is, the mid-2012 refresh of Apple's trend setting MacBook Air line. It's been four long years since Apple first introduced the MacBook Air to the world, which at the time was almost considered a luxury item, with a comparatively steep price tag versus other ultralight machines. That changed a couple of years later, and in the process of making the MacBook Air more affordable, Apple helped shift the mobile market away from chunky desktop replacements, to a trend where competent computing power exists within thin and light profiles. In all likelihood, the MacBook Air inspired Intel's Ultrabook... Read more...
Intel's mobile Ivy Bridge chipset has arrived, and it should come as no surprise that boutique system builder Maingear is ready to make a run at the new platform. Three of Maingear's popular notebook lines have been upgraded to support Intel's 3rd generation Core processors, including the 15.6-inch ALT and 15.6-inch and 17-inch eX-L series, all of which also boast refined designs and new screen options. Working our way from the bottom, the ALT 15 is a hybrid notebook with a 15.6-inch display and either a 1366x768 screen resolution or a Full HD 1920x1080 panel. These can be configured with up to... Read more...
We're getting close to the end of the year, and that means the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is just around the corner. This is the time when companies gather to show off their new and upcoming products, and you can bet we'll be in attendance. So will MSI, which today announced it plans to unveil a bunch of new notebooks at the show, including "the fastest gaming notebook ever." Oh really? Really, says MSI, which claims its upcoming GT680 gaming laptop is the shiznit. MSI said its GT680 posted a score of 18,162 in PCMark Vantage, but didn't go into details on what it's packing inside. Instead,... Read more...
While netbooks have become more popular and helped set new pricing standards for portable computers, they're unlikely to replace laptops anytime soon, according to a new survey.  The study was done by PriceGrabber.com, a division of Experian, which is perhaps best known for its credit reporting arm.One of the key findings was that even among netbook users, perhaps only a quarter consider a netbook to be an acceptable replacement for a laptop. Some other main points:Online consumers who owned a netbook in December 2008 increased from 10 percent to 15 percent in December 2009. And 11 percent... Read more...
Four weeks ago, HP announced a bevy of new products that were arriving for the fall season. It turns out, that announcement was just part one of HP's fall lineup, with part two arriving today. Today, HP is announcing a number of new laptops, docking stations, all-in-one desktop PCs, a few more-traditional form-factor desktop PCs, and a 42-inch touch-screen LCD. An HP spokesperson told us that HP is calling this "the year of the refresh." What make this set of announcements different from the previous one, is that these products include a number of models that carry the Compaq brand name, and more... Read more...
Today HP announced the details about a bevy of new products that are either available starting now or will be very soon. HP's fall product lineup consists of no less than four new laptops, two new netbooks, a new all-in-one desktop, two new business-class desktops, seven new displays, and two new additions to its MediaSmart media server line of NAS devices.   HP ENVY 13A number of these newly-minted products are attention-getters for their looks and specs; but perhaps the most eye-catching of the bunch would have to be the new HP ENVY 13 laptop. The ENVY 13 uses an all-metal design, made from... Read more...
Apple updated the aluminum unibody MacBook Pro line today. New models include 13-inch, 15-inch, and 17-inch models with Apple’s built-in battery for up to seven hours of battery life. All of the MacBook Pro models have an LED-backlit display, glass Multi-Touch trackpad, an illuminated keyboard, an SD card or ExpressCard slot, a FireWire 800 port, and NVIDIA graphics.The new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro models use Adaptive Charging and the same advanced chemistry that was first introduced with the 17-inch MacBook Pro earlier this year. The built-in battery in these models offers up to seven hours... Read more...
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...
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