Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Toshiba Satellite A350-ST3601 Notebook

Toshiba has released a product that is new Toshiba Satellite A350-ST3601 Notebook, one of the last product from the a350 series.

Product is supported with the latest processor Intel Core 2 Duo, GMA 4500MHD video chipset and 400GB hard drive.

The screen of 16-inch 1366 x 768 LCD, plus DVD + /-R DL burner, 5-in-1 card reader and eSATA/USB2.0 combo port, sound of the built-in Harman / Kardon stereo speakers, Notebooks not separated from the WiFi, Toshiba Satellite A350-ST3601 supports WiFi 802.11a/g/n.

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Lenovo released a picture 'Pocket Yoga' mini laptop.

Lenovo released images "pocket yoga" mini-laptop computer through flickr stream, a picture of the future of the "Pocket Yoga" mini-laptop computer.

From CNET.com in quotation "Pocket Yoga" as Sony's VAIO Laptop P mini series. Lenovo Packet Yoga can be used as a tablet-shaped cap with a small pocket and the big screen has a standard size business, seen as the wallet.

Compared with similar products Lenovo has many features and can be used a stylus and input data from users with widescreen. But Lenovo did not release the price and spesification of "Packet Yoga".

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Monday, March 16, 2009

ASUS Eee Keyboard - Spectrum-like PC with 5-inch display - review

From the very launch of Eee PC, ASUS do not stop to amaze us. Taking Apple as their example, they bring some sort of Apple style into PC world. Look for yourself: ASUS Eee Top PC is a PC version of Apple's iMac, all-in-one PC that keeps wire hassle away; ASUS Eee Box is a PC version of Apple's Mac Mini, ultra-portable PC made using "Bring Your Own Keyboard and Display" philosophy. Now, it's time for keyboards. ASUS Eee Keyboard PC looks similar to Apple keyboard; however, this gadget is not only a keyboard. It is a complete featured PC made into keyboard form! More details follow.

ASUS Eee Keyboard PC is a novelty from Asus, which was recently presented to public. Its form-factor reminds of the beginning of PC era, when computers were placed inside keyboards (like ZX Spectrum for instance). Eee Keyboard is fully equipped with most interesting and modern features: 1.6 GHz Intel Atom processor, 1 GB of DDR2 RAM, 16 or 32 GB SSD, and full pack of wireless protocols, including Bluetooth 2.0, Wi-Fi b/g/n and mysterious Wireless HDMI.

In the right side of this gadget is placed small, but useful 5 inched touchscreen display. It can be used as main display or, in the case if you connected external display via VGA port, as an additional display for media player, calculator, internet surfing or other purposes. Of course, if it will be supported by OS as additional display, it can be used for almost everything.

Another strong side of novelty from ASUS - it is very energy sufficient. This was achieved due to usage of modern Intel Atom platform, which was done especially for netbooks and low-power applications. Of course, Intel Atom cannot bring the same processing power as its fully-featured desktop brothers, but it is powerful enough for doing almost every task modern user needs. Performance was sacrificed to increase battery life - and it is a very smart move, because battery life is the most important parameter of portable devices.

Unfortunately, ASUS do not reveal all characteristics of this device, because it is on a concept stage right now. In the final version some minor features can change, no major changes will be done. Estimated price is 400-600 USA dollars, it is reasonable for such an interesting device. ASUS once again amazed the audience; let's wait until this keyboard will hit the store shelves.

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Apple iMac (Nvidia GeForce 9400M) - Reviews

The all-in-one space pioneered by Apple has been dominated by the iMac. While there were single form factor PCs long before the Apple iMac (the Commodore PET, Osborne 1, and TRS-80, to name a few), none survived as long Looking at the latest Apple iMac (Nvidia GeForce 8400M) ($1,499 list), that history of dominance is not likely to be surpassed any time soon. Last year, the same $1,499 price tag could buy you a 20-inch iMac, which was nice, but now that same amount of money gets you the 24-inch model that you were really lusting for all along.

On the outside, the new iMac looks much like the older iMac 24-inch. There's the brilliant 1,920 by 1,200 widescreen LCD that can display true HD video. The case is still made of aluminum, glass, and plastic, though now the keyboard is a little smaller (more on that later). If you've seen any iMac over the last five years, the newest iteration will look familiar to you. The current iMac design is iconic, like the Porsche 911 (or Luxo lamp, or Kohler bathroom fixtures). The exterior changes a little from model to model, but the overall shape and proportions have stayed the same since the introduction of the iMac G5 in 2004. Why change what works year after year?

Inside the case, there's a lot that's the same as last year's 20- and 24-inch models, but there are also some notable improvements. The 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo E8135 is similar to the 2.8GHz E8235 I saw in last year's iMac (24-inch Penryn) in terms of architecture. The new iMac retains its predecessors' 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi capability and the DVD-burning SuperDrive. Sadly, there's no still Blu-ray option, but you can buy HD movies and TV shows from the iTunes Store.

The new model centers on the Nvidia 9400M chipset with built-in graphics (last year's model had an Intel based chipset). The 9400M is fully DX10-compatible, so it can run the latest 3D games and applications, and it supports DDR3 memory, which is faster than the DDR2 memory in the iMac's predecessor. The 9400M isn't a gaming part, but it will let you do light to moderate 3D tasks. The changes also extend to the amount of memory and storage. The system's 4GB of system memory is now standard, up from 1GB, which helps a lot for the kinds of multimedia tasks the iMac is good at. The hard drive is up from 320GB to 640GB at this price point. The latter is enough to keep several hundred HD TV shows (at about 1.7GB per hour), or hundreds of thousands of photos and music tracks. If the Mac mini is a great "home base" for an iPod or iPhone, then the new iMacs are the ultimate home base for all your media players from iPods and iPhones to the Apple TV.

By : Joel Santo Domingo
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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

MSI Announces Another Gaming Machine, The GT628 Laptop

MSI announced their latest notebook today, the GT628, and they’re billing it as a world glass gaming notebook. Delivering unprecedented graphic quality is the high-end NVIDIA GeForce GTS 160M graphics card with 1GB of DDR3 graphics memory, which apparently produces ultra realistic 3D graphics and provides stunning Blu-ray movie quality. Ok, so press release spin doctor terminology aside, the GT628 also includes an Intel Centrino 2 processor, 15.4-inch 1680×1050 LCD, Blu-ray/DVD burner, HDMI output, WiFi b/g/n, 2mp webcam, 7.1 channel output, 9-cell battery and a 320GB 7200rpm hard drive.

Looks like the MSI GT628 gaming laptop will hit this April for a yet to be disclosed price. Official specs and press release after the ‘leap’. The GT628 is among the first gaming notebooks to offer this revolutionary graphics card.

MSI has also outfitted the GT628 with the latest Intel® Centrino® 2 Processor Technology, a spacious 15.4” WSXGA (1680×1050) LCD, and MSI’s exclusive Turbo Drive Engine — capable of overclocking the notebook’s processor by as much as 15% when in AC mode. When on the go, users can conserve the GT628’s battery by taking advantage of the MSI’s Eco Engine technology and by utilizing NVIDIA’s® HybridPower™ technology, which allows gamers switch to a lower power integrated GPU. The GT628 will be available in the United States for purchase in mid April at www.msimobile.com and MSI authorized resellers, retailers and distributors.

by Christen da Costa
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Dell Launches Latitude E6400 XFR Rugged Laptop (Review)

Dell Launches Latitude E6400 XFR Rugged Laptop

If you need a laptop that can survive the spray from a fire hose or be wiped clean after being covered in crude oil, Dell has the perfect notebook for you. Today Dell introduced their latest fully rugged laptop, the Latitude E6400 XFR. Engineered to meet the needs of even the most demanding customers in the harshest environments, the system meets a higher drop specification and offers a greater level of dust and moisture protection than any fully-rugged laptop in its class.

Designed for the military, first responders, oil and gas environments, manufacturing floors, field technicians and homeland security, the Latitude E6400 XFR features the Dell-exclusive "Ballistic Armor Protection System" which leverages a high-strength substance used for applications such as cryogenics, aircraft components, military equipment and medical devices.
Features of Ballistic Armor include:

  • Twice the impact strength of magnesium alloy
  • 25 percent higher drop specification than any computer in its class – up to four feet with system powered down and closed and up to 36-inch drop test with the unit operating and LCD open
  • High compression strength for outstanding impact protection
  • Structural stability at extreme temperatures
  • Scratch resistance providing corrosion protection.
he Latitude E6400 XFR also features "PrimoSeal Technology" to enhance protection from dust and liquid with compression gaskets that deliver a higher level of shielding from dust and moisture than any system in its class with an IP-65 rating. The fully rugged laptop is engineered and independently tested to more than 13 military standards (MIL STD 810F) for operation in challenging environments. More importantly, the E6400 XFR shares common images and components with the Dell Latitude E6400 laptops for easy integration into existing environments and enables lower ownership costs than competing rugged notebooks.

The Latitude E6400 XFR also includes:
  • Intel Core 2 Duo processors and vPro technology
  • QuadCool Thermal Management System allows the XFR to meet the MIL-STD 810F for temperature extremes and enables excellent performance – a fully configured Latitude E6400 XFR performs up to 90 percent faster than the Panasonic CF30
  • Up to 167 percent faster than the Panasonic CF30 in graphics-intensive applications
  • Extended field use batteries equipped with ExpressCharge enables battery re-charge up to two times faster than Panasonic CF-30
  • At 2.2 inches thick and starting at 8.5 pounds, the Latitude E6400 XFR is 15 percent thinner and up to 5 percent lighter than the previous generation XFR
  • Field-ready options include an in-vehicle docking solution, 12-cell rugged battery slice, E-family docking and legacy I/O adapter
  • Large 14.1-inch wide display including DirectVue Technology - customers can work in direct sunlight on a screen that features impact resistance
  • Optional Dell ProSupport service offerings.
The E6400 XFR is obviously intended for customers who demand reliability in extremely challenging environments. However, this rugged laptop offers potentially significant cost savings for companies that already deploy Dell Latitude notebooks because it shares some of the same core components ... which means easier integration for IT departments. Dell will showcase the Latitude XFR E6400 at this week’s Federal Office Systems Exposition (FOSE), held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., in booth 1001. For those of you who can't make it to the convention, you can expect to see a full review of this rugged notebook here on NotebookReview.com in the very near future. Stay tuned. The system is available today in the U.S., Canada, France, Spain, United Kingdom, Germany and Italy. It starts at $4,299 and more information is available at www.dell.com/xfr.

by : JerryJ
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