Items tagged with Laptops

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...
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...
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