Items tagged with Notebooks

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, MSI kept it vague, saying the GT680 sports "Intel's latest four-core CPU, Nvidia's newest generation... Read more...
Asus has without doubt made a name for themselves over the years, whether you consider the long-standing brand name recognition in components like motherboards, or their more recent storm of the market with netbooks and notebooks like the hugely popular Eee PC series.  Formerly a Taiwanese ODM brand more recognized by techies in the know, now Asus adorns competitive shelf space at Best Buy, product feeds at Amazon and plenty of other mainstream retailers.  In fact, (an inside tip for you Gents; thank us later...) as the case may be, carrying an Asus machine may just get you noticed with the ladies.  Hey now... let's roll it. Asus Break Loose with Asus contest entry, not an officially... Read more...
MSI added two new 16-inch notebooks to its C Series line. The new CX600 and the CR600 feature clean, minimalistic styling. Both notebooks feature a display that is 20% thinner than traditional 16-inch notebook displays. You’ll also find 802.11 b/g/n high speed WLAN, a new Bluetooth V2.0+EDR module, and a 1.3 megapixel webcam on both notebooks. The CX600 is equipped with the ATI Mobility Radeon HD4330 3D discrete graphics card (512MB VRAM), while the CR600 comes with the nVIDIA GeForce 8200M G GPU. Additional details and full specs can be found in the press release below. The MSI CX600 & CR600: Fashionably Entertaining MSI has supplemented its classic C series notebook computers with two new... 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 of wireless productivity on a single charge. The built-in battery also delivers up to 1,000 recharges... 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 gaming. Moving forward, Alienware will be the official game face of the organization. As a company,... 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 VRAM to provide fluid, detailed, and realistic graphics display.  Other key specs include Intel... 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 on the notebook providing Dolby sound without an external setup. For wireless connectivity, 802.11n... 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 release. NZXT Unveils Cryo S High Performance Notebook Cooler NZXT, a company built on realizing the... Read more...
Lian Li launches latest NC-09 Notebook Cooler Stylish and Effective Aluminum Design Cooling for Notebooks Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd has launched the NC-09 Notebook cooler pad. The brushed all aluminum black anodized structure has a huge 220mm 5V silent DC Fan with a blue LED and a large steel mesh which allows extra air-flow under the notebook. The Notebook Cooler has dual USB connectors with one mini USB power connector which can accept either a notebook power source, or a Universal 5V USB cell phone charger. In addition there is an on/off switch to facilitate ease of use. The mini USB provides power to the fan and other USB connectors (Fan uses 300MA only). The NC-09 cooler has a three level... Read more...
Not content with jointly announcing the world's first commercial Ion-based nettop, Acer also delivered an all new line of notebooks this week. The suitably named Timeline series aims to take on the likes of Adamo (from Dell) and the X-Slim family (from MSI). The standout features on the Timeline rigs are excellent battery life, stellar design and prices that actually aren't outrageous. Interested to hear more?Hailed as "featherweight notebooks that can give you an entire day of computing on a single charge," the Aspire Timeline series has re-engineered the way power is used in a laptop, basically making the entire system more efficient, lighter and less harmful to the environment. In fact, users... 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 people access the Internet on their phones, which he says is another indication of this convergence.... Read more...
GATEWAY’S NEW TC SERIES NOTEBOOK LINE DELIVERS STYLISH MOBILITY, ECONOMY New Line Serves Range of Mobile Customers Looking for Portability, Style and Latest Technology at Incredible Value IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 19, 2009 – Gateway today extends the popular design and features of its MC Series and MD Series notebook lines to its new compact and lightweight TC Series notebook line, which sports a 14-inch High Definition display, starting at a value-minded $649.99.The ultimate affordable pairing of mobility, style and multimedia technology, the Gateway TC Series notebook line was designed with the performance and cinematic mobile entertainment features that make it ideal for use as a mainstream notebook.... Read more...
Dell updated its Latitude XT convertible tablet with the new XT2 model featuring more than 11 hours of battery life (6-cell plus battery slice.) Like its predecessor, the XT2 incorporates multi-touch screen technology making it possible for you to use natural gestures like a pinch or tap for scrolling, panning, rotating, zooming, and more. What’s more, Dell’s integration of multi-touch utilizes the full display, not just the touchpad. In tablet mode, you can use the multi-touch screen to control the computer with your fingers or the battery-free pen to write or draw as you would on a piece of paper. In laptop mode, the multi-touch screen capabilities are still available, but you’ll also have... Read more...
High Definition Mobile Entertainment – Introducing the New ASUS F50 and F70 Series Notebooks World's First Slim and Light 16" Notebook and the World's First 17.3" Notebooks Designed for Personal Entertainment Taipei, Taiwan – Stylishly Entertaining – the ASUS F50 and F70 range of notebooks combine cutting-edge design with equally innovative multimedia features tailored specifically for users who desire both high definition audio visual entertainment and extensive multitasking capabilities on the move. Each notebook is quintessentially trendy, imbued with Infusion styling that sets it apart from conventional notebook design. The F50GX features graphics prowess in the form of an integrated graphics... 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 you the reader can register and contribute your own ideas and creativity for your future ultimate... Read more...
Oops! It looks like someone at Asus might have gotten an itchy trigger finger and pushed the button on sending out the press release for the ASUS N81Vp and N51Tp notebooks a couple of days early. The press release came out on Wednesday, January 7th, and it exclaimed, "ASUS Introduces World’s First Notebook Solutions with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4600 Series GPU." All true and great for Asus, but the only problem is that AMD (ATI's parent company) had embargoed the information about the new ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4000 Series until one minute after midnight, Eastern Time, Friday, January 9th (not coincidentally the exact date and time this news post was published). Well, the embargo has finally lifted... Read more...
ASUS Introduces World’s First Notebook Solutions with ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 4600 Series GPU -- ASUS N81Vp and N51Tp Notebooks Redefine Mobile Computing Landscape by Delivering Top-Notch Graphics for Exceptional Multimedia Experiences --  CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA (January 7, 2009) - ASUS is proud to announce the world’s first notebooks equipped with the AMD ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 4600 Series GPU—the ASUS N81Vp and N51Tp. These notebooks will leverage the new GPU technology to deliver astounding multimedia experiences for discerning consumers. Furthermore, each N Series notebook also comes with innovative technological developments such as the highly-efficient... Read more...
AMD Delivers Groundbreaking Platform for Ultrathin Notebooks-- The AMD Platform for Ultrathin Notebooks Delivers Balanced PC Performance with True HD Entertainment1 in a Surprisingly Affordable, Amazingly Thin Notebook -- LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Jan. 6, 2009 -- AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the availability of the AMD platform for ultrathin notebooks, enabling exceedingly thin and light OEM designs with rich entertainment capabilities at an affordable price. Previously codenamed “Yukon,” the platform is based on the new AMD Athlon Neo processor, ATI Radeon X1250 integrated graphics and optional ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3410 discrete graphics and brings true HD entertainment1 to a new category... Read more...
According to market research company, iSuppli, this is the dawning of the age of the notebook. iSuppli makes this declaration because for the first time ever, notebook shipments worldwide have exceeded desktop shipments. This paradigm shift is marked by only a difference of about 100,000 units, but it follows a long trend of declining desktop PC growth and growing notebook sales for sometime now. Notebooks sales have exceeded desktop sales in the U.S. for a number of quarters now, but this is the first time this trend has gone global."Momentum has been building in the notebook market for some time, so it's not a complete surprise that shipments have surpassed those of desktops... However, this... Read more...
As the holiday season rapidly approaches, there’s one question that you’ll hear very frequently: Have you been naughty or nice? Of course, we all know that a lot hinges on this seemingly simple question. If you’ve been nice, then perhaps Santa will bring you an awesome gift, that one piece of hardware you've been jonesing for, like Intel’s new Core i7 965 Extreme processor or perhaps Dell’s UltraSharp 30-inch widescreen LCD. On the other hand, if you’ve been naughty and have cursed your computer (hey, who hasn’t?) or ignored your significant other because Call of Duty 4 of Bioshock beckoned, then you’d better shape up before it's too late. Otherwise, the only thing you’ll have to look forward... Read more...
ASUS Receives World's First EU Flower Eco Certification for Computers Awarding of EU Flower Certification to N Series Notebooks Bears Testament to ASUS’ Unwavering Commitment to Preserving the Environment Taipei, Taiwan, November 22, 2008 – ASUS, a company that is as committed to environmental conservation as it is to innovation and quality, yesterday saw its sustainable computing efforts rewarded with the conferring of the world’s first EU Flower Eco Award for computers on its N50, N80, N20, and N10 notebooks. This achievement validates the eco-friendliness of ASUS’ N Series notebooks, which had already been honored with prestigious EPEAT (Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool) Gold... Read more...
Acer Leads the Industry with the Introduction of the First Wireless 4G WiMAX-Enabled Notebooks for the U.S. MarketAspire 4930-6862 and Aspire 6930-6771 unveiled at first U.S. WiMAX network launch in Baltimore SAN JOSE, Calif. and BALTIMORE -- Acer America, part of the world’s third largest PC company (source: Gartner data, 2Q 2008), today unveiled its first WiMAX-enabled notebooks – Aspire 4930-6862 and Aspire 6930-6771 – in support of the nation’s first U.S. WiMAX wireless broadband network launched by XOHM in Baltimore. Demonstrating the company’s focus on delivering innovative technology solutions, the Aspire 4930-6862 and Aspire 6930-6771 are WiMAX-enabled Intel® Centrino 2-based notebooks... Read more...
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