Items tagged with ultraportable

Acer is looking to bring affordability to the ultraportable notebook arena this holiday season with its latest Acer Aspire AS1410 Series. These new notebooks feature an 11.6-inch widescreen display with an Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD. Other key specs include an Intel Celeron processor, 2GB DDR2 memory (upgradeable to 4GB), up to a 250GB hard drive, a 6-cell Lithium Ion battery for up to six hours of battery life, Intel 802.11a/b/g/Draft-N Wireless, and Gigabit Ethernet LAN. The systems measure an inch thick and weigh approximately 3.08 pounds. They start at $399 and will be available at leading retailers this holiday season. Read on for more details and a sample configuration in... Read more...
Remember Dell's Adamo XPS that was teased back in early September? Almost a month later, Dell is looking to grab some more attention by introducing two new shots of the 9.99mm-thin notebook. We're still not given much to think on, but the two new images of the Adamo XPS confirm that a 3.5mm headphone jack is present, at least one full-sized USB port is there and the front is easily thinner than the rear. As for the open shot, it looks as if the "butt" of the device sticks out a good one to two inches beyond the LCD's hinge, which is a design point we've already noticed on the 13" Adamo.Click To EnlargeSo, who's drooling? And who wants to bet this thing lands in due time with a price tag well... Read more...
Here goes Sony claiming another world's first. If you'll recall, the company made a pretty big fuss over its VAIO P when that launched back at CES. It refused to call it a netbook (probably due to the fact that Windows Vista was loaded on), but most everyone else assumed it really was the planet's most expensive (and oddly shaped) netbook. Now, there's the VAIO X, which Sony is using to yet again push the boundaries of what's possible in the laptop sector. Called the world's "lightest notebook," the VAIO X series weighs just 1.6lbs. and is barely over 0.5" thick. For those bad with math, that's about as thick as your BlackBerry. Yeah, wild! It's built with a carbon-fiber chassis and boasts a... Read more...
You know, the holiday season may be fast approaching, but we're pretty sure the engineers over at MSI never take a break. It seems like the company always has something new to check out from week to week, with the X410 being the most recent development.Joining the heralded X-Slim notebook lineup, the X410 utilizes AMD's Athlon Neo CPU and features a 14" LCD display (1366x768), ATI Radeon X1250 GPU, a single DIMM slot (2GB included, 4GB max), two speakers, a 1.3MP webcam, Gigabit Ethernet jack, optional Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, an HDMI output and an SD/SDHC/MMC card reader. There's also the standard array of ports: USB 2.0 (x2), VGA, mic-in/headphone-out, as well as an external DVD writer or Blu-ray... Read more...
MSI announced the availability of the new Wind U210 today. The Wind U210 is MSI’s first notebook to feature the AMD Athlon Neo MV-40 1.6 GHz processor. As the newest edition to the Wind family of ultraportables, this notebook weighs 3.2 pounds and comes with a 250GB hard drive, 2GB of DDR2 memory, and an energy efficient 6-cell battery with a 4+ hour life. For crystal clear graphics, MSI paired the Wind U210’s 12.1-inch HD (1366x768) 16:9 aspect ratio LCD with ATI Radeon X1250. In an effort to help provide a more comfortable typing experience, The Wind U210 also features MSI's EDS (Ergonomic De-stress) keyboard with keys that are 51% larger than those on a standard keyboard. A 1.3M webcam, HDMI... Read more...
Sony still hasn't officially unveiled the VAIO X, but make no mistake, this beauty is for real. Briefly teased at the company's press event at IFA in Berlin, Germany, the VAIO X ultraportable is really nothing more than a glorified netbook, but Sony has already proven that it's a champion at that with the VAIO P and VAIO TT. Without question, this is one of the slimmest machines we've ever seen, with the actual VGA socket being larger than the side of the chassis. It measures in at just a half-inch thick and weighs 1.5 pounds. The screen is 11.1" and it will include some sort of Atom processor; further specs include integrated 3G WWAN and a battery that could last up to 12 hours, though we have... Read more...
MSI announced a new ultraportable notebook today. The new ultra-slim X600 is a 15.6-inch notebook that weighs 5.5 pounds and measures less than an inch thick at its widest point. The X600 features the Intel ULV CPU, which uses 1/6th the power of a regular mobile CPU. The X600 also comes with an MSI external optical drive for playing DVDs on the notebook’s HD LCD with a 16:9 aspect ratio and a supported resolution of 1366x768. The LCD combined with an ATI HD 4330 Graphics card delivers brilliant graphics and video. As the newest edition to the X-Slim family, the X600 also features a 320GB hard drive, 4GB of DDR2 memory, a 6-cell battery, and a 1.3 megapixel webcam. The X600 notebook is available... Read more...
Back in the day, it was somewhat unusual for a company to issue revamped versions of popular machines. Instead, they'd simply pop out another model so it was quite clear that an update had taken place. These days, consumers seem to "get" that technology changes frequently, and that models are updated from time to time with new hardware.Such is the case with MSI's drop-dead gorgeous X-Slim X340. The ultraportable's name hasn't changed, its design is the same and even that attitude is still in place, but a newer edition definitely brings a few twists to the table. As of now, MSI is offering the X340 with an extended 8-cell battery, which is said to more than double its battery life to a reported... Read more...
Acer's Timeline series launched with quite a bit of momentum behind it, but ever since, we've heard almost nothing about the ultra-light, long-lasting crew. Now, Acer is hoping to give the series a new lease on life with the introduction of the Timeline 8000 family. This set is a sleek, classically styled gaggle of machines that aims at both business users and general consumers.The 8000 series will be comprised of three machines: a 13.3", 14" and 15.6" model. Unfortunately, there's little benefit to snagging the largest model over the smallest, as all three share a 1366x768 resolution, and thus, have the exact same amount of screen real estate. As for CPU choices, you'll find either Core 2 Duo... Read more...
TriGem USA, the parent company responsible for the Averatec notebook line, has really been on a hot streak of late. After announcing two new all-in-one PCs over the past two months, the outfit is now setting its sights on MSI's X-Slim, Apple's MacBook Air and Asus' Seashell families. The sleek, all-aluminum 13" N3400 was introduced today, and while Averatec isn't nearly as big in the US as HP, Dell or Gateway, we can still see quite a few notebook shoppers giving this one some consideration. The ultra-slim laptop was designed to fit the needs of business travelers and students alike, and being one of the thinnest and lightest notebooks on the market, it's easy to understand why. The machine packs... Read more...
MSI shocked the ultraportable world when it unveiled the stylish X-Slim X340 and X320 earlier this year, and now the company is pushing its sweet, sexy new line even further with the introduction of the X400. This "thin-'n-light" notebook is based on Intel's CULV (Consumer Ultra Low Voltage) platform, and the whole chassis never exceeds one inch thick. Even with the battery installed, the X400 weighs just 3.3lbs, which is pretty darn impressive for a 14" machine. Other specifications include an HDMI output, optional Blu-ray drive, 1080p video support (we'll believe it when we see it), 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, a multimedia card reader, a few USB 2.0 sockets and Bluetoth. There's also an external DVD... Read more...
HP's "Mini" line of netbooks emerged quite some time ago, and while it has basically remained true to its roots, we're glad to see the line evolving somewhat to react to changes in demand. The Hewlett-Packard Mini 5101 is a more business-like machine, one's that classically styled and plenty powerful for the average business user. The 2.6lb. magnesium chassis is sturdy and should handle airport transfers just fine, while the 10.1" LED display boasts a WXVGA or HD resolution panel. Other specs include a six-cell battery, 7200RPM hard drive (or optional 80GB/128GB SSD), optional mobile broadband card, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0, a 2MP webcam and nice selection of ports. This machine starts at $449, but... Read more...
If you’re looking for a relatively low price ultraportable with a classic design and plenty of power to handle everyday tasks, then the Averatec N2700 might suit your needs. The N2700 is powered by a 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T6400 dual-core processor and comes with 4GB of DDR2-800 RAM, a 250GB SATA hard drive, 8x SuperMulti dual-layer DVD writer, and more. The Averatec N2700 has a slim design and comes with minimal bloatware. For connectivity, the N2700 features built-in 802.11b/g wireless connectivity along with 10/100/1000 Mb/s wired networking. There are also three high-speed USB 2.0 ports and an IEEE 1384 port for connecting to camcorders, external hard drives, and other high-speed firewire... 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...
Perhaps as an effort to counter what Apple achieved with the MacBook Air, Dell is introducing the new Adamo. Touted as the world’s thinnest laptop, the Adamo features a visually striking thin profile and three-toned outer finish. Adamo, pronounced "A-dahm-o," means "to fall in love with" in Latin. Dell is certainly hoping you’ll fall in love with this notebook’s looks as well as its functionality. The Adamo’s chassis is milled from a single piece of aluminum and features precision detailing with a scalloped backlit keyboard. Even the fan holes, which are punched out squares, have an attractive modern design. An edge-to-edge glass display adds to the Adamo’s striking appearance. The Adamo features... Read more...
Today we’ve got a detailed look at Lenovo’s new ThinkPad X200.  Though it may appear that the X200 is an offshoot of Lenovo’s ThinkPad X300, the ThinkPad X200 is actually more of a successor and direct descendant of their ThinkPad X61 line.  This is clearly evident both in the X200's design and its specifications. Lenovo’s X300 tries to be as compact and feature-rich as possible, sacrificing raw computing power to present a fully featured notebook in an amazingly compact frame.   However, the X200, just like the X61 before it, takes the opposite approach, sacrificing some size and features to preserve compute power.  Built on Intel's new Centrino 2 platform, the ThinkPad... Read more...
The Lenovo ThinkPad X300, released earlier this year, was quite an exciting product and Hot Hardware wasn't the only publication to award it an Editor's Choice (our review). With its svelte form-factor, LED backlighting, solid state hard drive and unique, ultra thin optical drive, the X300 is a standout product packed full of cutting edge technologies that is unmatched by many other notebooks in its class. Even Apple's lauded Macbook Air is no match, when it comes to pure utility and function. While the X300 may be a best-in-class product, with its relatively slow 1.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo SL7100 processor and a $2,300 price tag, it probably isn't the most sensible purchase if power... Read more...
Just in case you missed it, we're writing to let you all know that we have just posted a new article here at HotHardware in which we evaluate the features and performance of Lenovo's sleek ThinkPad X300 ultra portable notebook.  According to Lenovo, the ThinkPad X300 was designed to be the most efficient notebook the company has ever offered, with claims of a 25% reduction in power consumption in comparison to previous X-Series models.  To achieve this, Lenovo attempted a balancing act of sorts, equipping the X300 with a low power Core 2 Duo CPU, a Solid-State Drive and an LED backlit monitor.  The question is, has the focus on low power consumption come at too big a price, both... Read more...
While he may not have invented the Internet, Al Gore has played a major role in bringing the issue of Global Warming to the masses.  In his book and movie "An Inconvenient Truth", Gore made a compelling case, and whether his message convinced you or not, one thing is certain, it's clear people were listening.  Today, there is increased research and development searching for innovative solutions to energy conservation in virtually all areas of our lives.  Technologies are being improved to collect solar, wind, geo-thermal and water power, while alternative technologies are under development as well.  Regardless of your position on the topic, the benefits... Read more...
If you haven't noticed the fresh link at the top of the page, we want to let you all know that we’ve just posted a new article here at HotHardware featuring ASUS’ slick U6S notebook.  If you’re unfamiliar with it, the ASUS U6S is best described as a full-featured ultraportable laptop. Except for the relatively small 12.1" LED backlit screen, the U6S offers many of the same features of a standard full-size notebook, but in a compact ultraportable body.  Built on Intel's fourth-generation Centrino platform, also known as Santa Rosa, the U6S manages to cram the same level of performance as a full-sized notebook into a diminutive 3.5lb package.  Click the link below and check... Read more...
If you're the type who wants to make a statement with your notebook, names like Apple, VAIO, and Alienware may come to mind. But what about ASUS? While you may know them best for their motherboards and video cards, ASUS is a seasoned veteran when it comes to manufacturing notebooks, and they definitely make more than just EeePCs. Besides being a notebook contract manufacturer for the likes of Dell, Sony, Samsung and Apple, ASUS also has their own lineup of ASUS branded notebooks, and over the years they have produced some of the most attractive notebooks you may never have heard of. If you haven't flipped beyond the EeePC section of ASUS' notebook catalog, you may be surprised by the... Read more...
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