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Kogan Google Chrominum OS Notebook

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Kogan Australian company also gets on the cart-based portable OS Chrome introducing its own Chromebook of 12.1 inches, which goes on sale today for £ 269 in the UK and $ 349 in Australia, with shipments from next week. This laptop measures 29.0cm x 19.5cm x 2.56cm and weighs 1.32kg and is equipped with LED-backlit 11.6-inch with 1366 x 768.

The company proudly announced that its 12-inch laptop Agora is the first notebook available in the market running Google Chrome for OS. Spec-wise it is very impressive and will feature 1.3 GHz Celeron processor, Intel GS40 integrated graphics, 1GB of RAM and a combination of solid state drive 30 GB and cloud-based storage. There is also a LAN, 802.11 b / g / n WiFi, Bluetooth, 3-in-1 card reader, a 1.3 megapixel webcam, three USB 2.0 ports and an HDMI output. A keyboard of 78 keys that will be a friend of your fingers, while his favorite music tracks come from two integrated speakers, all powered by a 4-cell battery offers about 3.5 hours.
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Acer Aspire One Happy2 10.1-Inch Netbook Now Available For Pre-Order

You can now pre-order the all new Acer Aspire One Happy2 10.1-Inch netbook in the US via Amazon. This eye-catching netbook is priced at $269.99 or $299.99. Coming in Papaya Milk, Strawberry Yogurt, Blueberry Shake and Banana Cream color options, the Aspire One Happy2 offers a 10.1-inch 1024 x 600 CrystalBrite LED-backlit display, a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N570 processor, an Intel GMA 3150 graphics card, a 1GB DDR3 RAM, a 250GB hard drive, a 0.3-megapixel webcam, a multi-in-1 card reader, WiFi, a 3- or 6-cell battery and runs on Windows 7 Starter OS. Pre-order yours now! [Product Page]

LG P220 12.5-inch Ultra-portable Laptop

Here is a hands-on video of the LG P220 ultra-portable laptop at the Computex 2011 trade show. The 12.5-inch laptop provides a 1.80GHz Intel Core i7-2677M dual-core processor, a widescreen matte display, a 128GB SSD, a 4GB DDR3 memory and an Intel HD graphics. The LG P220 also supports 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, an HDMI port, a card reader and a couple of USB ports. No word on pricing or availability at this time.
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Dell Latitude E6420 XFR And E6420 ATG Rugged Laptops

Dell today unveiled two new laptops, the Latitude E6420 XFR and E6420 ATG. Both laptops are designed to work in the toughest environments and meet high defense-grade standards. The Dell Latitude E6420 XFR and E6420 ATG are powered by the second generation Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processor, a 512MB discrete graphics, a 14-inch display, a DVD burner, a 4GB DDR3 memory, a 320GB hard disk drive and the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system. Additional specs include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB 3.0, a card reader, a fingerprint reader and a smartcard reader. The Latitude E6420 XFR and Latitude E6420 ATG are now available for $4,432 and $2,459, respectively. [Dell]

Acer Aspire 8481 14-Inch Laptop With Ultra-Slim Display

Acer has unveiled their newest laptop at Computex 2011 that comes with an ultra-slim display (4mm thick). Dubbed as the Aspire 8481, the machine sports a 14-inch display (manufactured by LG, codenamed Shuriken), a 2nd generation Core i7 processor, a NVIDIA GeForce GT 520 graphics card, a 4GB DDR3 RAM, a 320GB hard drive, a 1.3MP webcam, a multi-format card reader, a fingerprint reader, WiFi, Bluetooth, a USB 3.0 port, an HDMI port and a 13-hour battery. Pricing and release date are still unknown at the moment. [Softpedia]

LogicBUY Offers Toshiba Satellite M640-BT3N25X 14-Inch Laptop For Only $599

Thursday, June 2, 2011

For a limited time only, LogicBUY offers you this Toshiba Satellite M640-BT3N25X 14-Inch Laptop for only $599 (normal price $859). So here’s what you get: a 14-inch 1366 x 768 display, a 2.1GHz Intel Core i3-2310M processor, an Intel HD graphics card, a 3GB DDR3 RAM, a 500GB hard drive, a webcam, a DVD burner, WiFi, an HDMI port and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit OS. This special offer ends on May 30th or sooner. [Product Page]

DosPara Prime Note Galleria QF540 Laptop

DosPara today released a new quad core laptop namely the Prime Note Galleria QF540. Available in BTO or Build To Order, the Prime Note Galleria QF540 comes jam packed with a 15.6-inch full HD monitor with LED backlight, a USB 3.0 port, an Intel Core i7-2720QM processor, an 8GB of RAM, an nVidia GeForce GT540M graphics, a 500GB of hard disk drive, a DVD Super Multi drive, Wi-Fi, HDMI, Bluetooth 3.0 and an HD webcam. Powered by the Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit OS, the DosPara Prime Note Galleria QF540 laptop is priced at 104,979 Yen ($1,299). [Akihabara]

Gigabyte Booktop M2432

Gigabyte today unveiled the Booktop M2432, which is a successor to the unique and highly regarded Booktop M1405. The new Booktop M2432 notebook features an innovative docking station, a high-performing and energy efficient 2nd generation Intel Core i5 processor, a 14-inch LED backlight display that produces bright and crisp images at a 1366 x 768 screen resolution and Intel’s high-quality integrated HD 3000 graphics. For audio, the notebook comes equipped with two excellent speakers and THX TruStudio Pro technology that brings the same level audio experience found in live performances, movies and recording studios. The unique M2432 docking station comes with a built-in nVidia GT 440 GPU with a 1GB VRAM DDR5 that delivers desktop level graphics performance on up to two external monitors. The docking station also includes full I/O connectivity, including USB 3.0 ports, HDMI, D-Sub, DVI, and other useful ports normally found on a desktop PC. [Press Release]

ASUS ROG G53S Naked Eye 3D Notebook

Here is good news for all hardcore gamers. ASUS today unveiled a new gaming laptop namely the ASUS ROG G53S. The laptop is powered by an Intel Sandy Bridge Core i7 processor and a 2GB nVidia GTX 560M graphics card. It has the ability to display 3D images without the need for glasses. The ASUS ROG G53S can also show images in 2D and 3D simultaneously in separate windows. Additional specs include a 10,000rpm hybrid hard-drive with SSD partition in order to reduce boot times, 3DTV Play connectivity, THX and EAX 5.0 3D sound capability. [Electronista]

Upcoming ASUS UX21 Ultra-Thin Laptop

ASUS has showed off another one of its upcoming ultra-thin laptop at Computex 2011, the UX21. Measuring only 3mm to 17mm in thickness, the machine is equipped with an aluminum alloy shell, a 2nd generation Core i7 processor, a large glass trackpad and a USB 3.0 connection interface. The UX21 itself is scheduled to go on sale sometime in September 2011, however, there’s no word on pricing yet.
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ASUS Eee PC X101 MeeGo-based Netbook

ASUS has officially released the Eee PC X101 ultra-thin and ultra-affordable netbook. Measuring 0.7-inch thick and weighing 1.98 pounds, the netbook features MeeGo operating system, a 10.1-inch (1,204 x 600) display, a next generation Intel Atom CPU, up to 2GB DDR3 memory, an 8GB of Flash-based storage and a standard 3-cell battery. The mini laptop also supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a 0.3MP webcam, two USB ports and a MicroSD media card reader. If you want one, you can purchase the ASUS Eee PC X101 MeeGo-based netbook for $199. [TechInStyle]

Acer Aspire One 722 11.6-Inch Netbook Hits Germany

Acer has begun selling their newest 11.6-inch netbook ‘Aspire One 722‘ in Germany via Amazon. This mini laptop retails for 349 Euro (about $500). In case you’ve forgotten, the Aspire One 722 sports an 11.6-inch 1366 x 768 LED-backlit display, a 1GHz AMD C-50 APU processor, an ATI Radeon HD 6250 graphics card, a 2GB DDR3 RAM, a 320GB hard drive, a 0.3MP webcam, a multi-in-1 card reader, WiFi, an HDMI port, a 6-cell battery and runs on Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit OS. [Product Page]

Samsung 9 Series Laptop With 11.1-inch Display To Be Released In The States

Monday, May 30, 2011

Samsung has officially released the Samsung 9 Series laptop in the US market. As a direct competitor to the Apple Macbook Air, the Samsung 9 uses Duralumin, which is stronger than Apple's MacBook Air aluminum alloy. 3-inch (1366 x 768) HD LED-backlit SuperBright Plus display, an Intel HD GT2 integrated graphics and WiFi connectivity. 5-hour of operation time. 1-inch model in the near future.

Dell Alienware M11x R3 11.6-Inch Gaming Laptop

Dell is about to drop their newest gaming laptop in April called the Alienware M11x R3. 6-inch 1366 x 768 WLED-backlight display, a choice of either Intel Core i5-2537M, Core i7-2617M or Core i7-2657M processor, up to 8GB DDR3 RAM, up to 750GB hard drive or 256GB SSD, 3G or WiMAX 4G connectivity and an 8-cell battery.

New MacBook Pro 2011 Has Crash Issues

Users of the new batch of MacBook Pros, which were introduced in the market last February, reported that their new mac-tops have serious crash issues. The computers tend to freeze because their Radeon GPUs is overheated and their CPUs are overloaded.

The new GPU is supposed to take care of graphics if it is too much for the CPU to process, but with two components working they become warmer than usual. Once the MacBook Pro gadget freezes, a hard reboot (and a prayer that your unsaved files can be retrieved) is the only solution.
Representatives of Apple claim it is a mere software problem, which can be fixed with the 10.6.7 update.

Customers Complain of MacBook Pro Glitches

Apple's new MacBook Pros have faster chips and a Thunderbolt port. According to numerous forum threads on Apple's official discussion boards, the latest fleet of MacBook Pro models is plagued with technical hiccups that have lead to lock-ups and freezes. The issues, which some speculate derive from the graphics card, graphics driver or power management, cause the laptop to completely freeze up when under any kind of stress. Users have complained that when trying to render a clip in iMovie, play a game or use Adobe Flash the CPU temperature rockets and the unit locks up.

Toshiba Portege R835-ST3N01 13.3-Inch Laptop

Powered by a 2.10GHz Intel Core i3-2310M processor, the Portege R835-ST3N01 is Toshiba's brand new 13.3-inch laptop for the mass market. The system comes with a 13.3-inch 1366 x 768 LED-backlit display, an Intel HD graphics card, a 4GB RAM, a 640GB hard drive, a webcam, a DVD burner, a media card reader, WiFi, Bluetooth, a USB 3.0 port, an HDMI port, a 6-cell battery and runs on Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit OS. The Toshiba Portege R835-ST3N01 gadget sells for $899.
Toshiba Portege R835-ST3N01 Laptop
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MSI GX680 15.6-Inch Gaming Laptop

Check out this newly introduced gaming laptop from MSI, the GX680. Specs-wise, the system packs a 15.6-inch 1366 x 768 or 1920 x 1080 LED-backlit display, a 2.0GHz Intel Core i7-2630QM quad-core processor, a NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M discrete graphics card, up to 16GB RAM, up to 1.5TB hard drive (two 750GB hard drives), a webcam, a DVD Super Multi or Blu-ray drive, a 5-in-1 card reader, WiFi, Bluetooth, two USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port, a 9-cell battery and runs on either Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional or Ultimate OS. Pricing and release date are still unknown at the moment.

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Normancies offers aluminum reinforced laptop bag

If you tote around your laptop a whole lot, it pays to invest in a good laptop bag – preferably one which is water resistant as well as reinforced. Normancies is offering their latest aluminum reinforced laptop case that makes up the handle, while offering protection on its sides. Surely this is not Samsonite suitcase class protection, but the double clamshell design allows it to hold up to a 15″ laptop, not to mention all the bits and pieces that accompany it including the plethora of chargers, drives and accessories. As for the removable strap, you might want to run a few tests on it with differing weights just to be on the safe side, in case it removes itself due to being overweight. No idea on pricing as at press time, but since it hails from Finland, it ought to cost a pretty penny.

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MSI's GX680 laptop gets GeForce GT 555M graphics, up to 16GB of DDR3

Mobile gaming rigs don't tend to be particularly upgradeable, so it's important to get all the horsepower you can up front. With that in mind, MSI's latest is delivering a little more oomph than its last lap-warmer. It's the GX680 and it's rocking an Intel Core i7 2630QM processor paired with GeForce GT 555M graphics, NVIDIA's latest bid at laptop pixel-pushing supremacy. That card has 1GB of GDDR5 memory onboard, while the system itself can be configured with up to 16GB of DDR3 - rather a lot for a laptop. A 15.6-inch, 1080p display is available, along with dual 750GB HDDs, which can be configured in RAID 0 if you like living dangerously. Blu-ray is also on offer, along with a THX certified Dynaudio sound system that is said to deliver audio "heretofore found only in cinemas." No price yet, but as always with MSI that kind of hyperbole comes for free.

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Acer's Iconia A100, A500, A501, and W500 tablets get prices and release dates in the UK

Acer has quite a few tablets headed soon to the UK, and it has now decided to announce their prices and prospective release dates for those interested.

The 7-inch Iconia A100, seen below, will cost £329 and become available sometime in May. This tablet will launch running Android 3.0 Honeycomb, and will be Wi-Fi only at this price. A 3G version will follow about a month after its release, and will cost about £100 more. Now £329 for a Tegra 2 tablet is quite an affordable price, so those of you in the UK should perhaps have your wallets ready in May.

The Acer Iconia A500 gadget, pictured below, is a 10-inch Android Honeycomb tablet that will become available in the UK on April 8. It will retail for £449, Wi-Fi-only. Again, a 3G-enabled version dubbed the Acer Iconia A501 will follow about a month later for £549. The Iconia 500 will also be powered by an Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core 1 GHz processor, and it will come with 1 GB of RAM and either 16 GB or 32 GB of internal storage. It will weigh 730 g and have a thickness of 13.3 mm. The A500 will have a rear-facing 5 MP camera and a front-facing 2 MP snapper as well. There will also be a microSD card slot to expand that internal memory, HDMI out, Bluetooth, and a 10-hour battery according to Acer.

Retailers such as Amazon, Comet, John Lewis, HMV and Harrods will sell the Acer Iconia A500 (and presumably the A100 as well).

Acer will also launch a Windows 7 tablet, the W500. Like the A500, this is also a 10-incher, but it will be thicker (at 15.95 mm) and heavier (at 970 g) than the Android-powered version. However, its Wi-Fi-only price will be the same: £449. The Acer W500 will also be offered bundled with a keyboard dock for £529, that being considered the optimal setup for this particular tablet apparently. The Acer W500 will also become available in the UK on April 8. A 3G version is expected for this tablet as well, also for £549, and also about a month after its initial release.

Acer sure has some interesting tablet offerings coming soon, especially from a features-for-the-price perspective (at least compared to other recent Android tablets). Let's see how well they will sell.

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Samsung RF Series RF511 And RF711 Available Stateside

Samsung has rolled out its entertainment-class RF Series laptop lineup in the US market. Dubbed as the RF511 and RF711, both laptops features a 4GB of DDR3 memory, a 500GB hard disk drive and an nVidia Optimus switchable graphics technology, including the Intel HD integrated graphics and the GeForce GT540M 1GB video card. The 15.6-inch Samsung RF Series RF511-S02 comes equipped with a 2.00GHz Intel Core i7-2630QM quad-core processor, a DVD burner and a 1366 x 768 display resolution. The 17.3-inch Samsung RF Series RF711-S01 features a 2.30GHz dual-core i5-2410M processor, a Blu-ray combo drive and a 1600 x 900 display screen. The Samsung FR Series RF511-S02 and RF711-S01 are priced at $900 and $1,000, respectively.

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Sony VAIO S Series 13 Laptop

Available in a choice of black, white, silver, pink and blue finishes, the new VAIO S Series is also enhanced with Dynamic Hybrid Graphic System that switches seamlessly between the integrated GPU and high-performance AMD Radeon™ HD 6000 Series card (with either 512MB or 1GB VRAM).

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