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Gateway crams 14” screen into 13” laptop

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Thursday Gateway said that it revamped its ID Series and NV Series of notebooks with “stylish designs” and the latest in mobile technology. But the company also said that it managed to cram a 14-inch HD widescreen backlit LED display - with full edge-to-edge glass thank you very much - into a chassis typically used for smaller 13.3-inch models. We're not talking about clown car physics here, but close.

The laptop with the ultra-tight chassis is the Gateway ID47 and arrives in either an “Infinity Blue Liquid” or a “Brushed Platinum” design, depending on your fancy, both of which sport an aluminum cover with a stainless steel laser-engraved logo. There are also three tasty models to choose, ranging from $679.99 to $699.99. All three offer Windows 7 Home Premium, second generation Core i5 and i3 processors, 4 GB of RAM, integrated Intel HD graphics, Dolby Home Theater, HDMI output and more.

“The fashionable look and feel of the new Gateway ID Series is the perfect complement for today's on-the-go savvy computer user,” the company said. “The sculpted edges, elegant blend of finishes and sleek form factor of the ID Series will inspire creativity for digital media creation and enjoyment as well as fluid social networking.”

Gateway's revamped NV Series isn't quite as “snug” as the ID Series, but the 15.6-inch HD widescreen LED-backlit display makes up for size difference offering a cinematic view of your favorite movies, games and websites. This series features either a subtle geometric pattern or the digital wave pattern on the matte chassis lid.

Thursday the company pointed out the new NV57 Series, but the only one currently listed its the NV57H13u which features a dual-core Intel Core i3-2310M @ 2.10 GHz, 4 GB of RAM, a 640 GB HDD and an Intel HD 3000 GPU with 128 MB of dedicated system memory. Gateway also mentioned the NV55 series: nine laptops with processors ranging from the dual-core Intel Pentium P6200 to the dual-core Intel Core i3 to the AMD A8-3500M, all of which range from $449.99 to $629.99.

Gateway also added that the ID Series and NV Series both feature USB 3.0 ports, single-touch backup, quick-use hotkeys for social networking, integrated 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi Certified connectivity, integrated HD 1.3MP webcams and PowerSmart Technology for extra-long battery uptime. The Gateway ID notebooks are available at retailers now in the United States and Canada, but the Gateway NV notebooks are available at retailers now only in the United States.

MSI X460 And X460DX Ultra-Thin Laptops

MSI has added two new ultra-thin laptops to its range with the introduction of the X460 and X460DX. Based on Intel's Huron River mobile platform, both systems are equipped with a 14-inch 1366 x 768 LED-backlight display, a 2.0GHz Core i5-2410M or 2.3GHz Core i7-2630QM processor, an Intel HD 3000 integrated graphics (X460), a 1GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M graphics (X460DX), a DDR3 RAM, up to 750GB hard drive, a 1.3MP webcam, a DVD writer, a 4-in-1 card reader, WiFi, Bluetooth, two USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port and a 6-cel battery. Pricing and release date are still unknown at the moment. [MSI]
source: TechFresh

ASUS K43 And K93 Laptops

Friday, July 8, 2011

ASUS today introduced two new K Series laptops, the K43 and K93. The ASUS K43 14-inch laptop is powered by the second generation Intel Core family processor, up to 8GB DDR3 memory, a LED-backlit 16:9 HD display (1366 x 768), a DVD burner and a choice of an nVidia GeForce 520M GT (512MB ​​or 1GB VRAM) or an nVidia GeForce 540M (1GB or 2GB VRAM) graphics card. The ASUS K93 18.4-inch laptop features an Intel Core CPU, up to 16GB DDR3 memory, two hard drives for a total capacity of 1TB, a widescreen display (16:9, full HD 1920 x 1080) and an nVidia graphics card. No word on pricing at this time.
source: TechFresh

MSI GT780 Gaming Laptop Gets GeForce GTX 570M

MSI is about to release an updated version of its GT780 gaming laptop that comes equipped with a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M graphics card. This updated version features a 17.3-inch 1920 x 1080 LED-backlit display, a 2.0GHz Intel Core i7-2630QM processor, a 16GB RAM, two 320GB hard drives or 120GB SSD combined with 750GB HDD, a DVD writer or Blu-ray drive, a 7-in-1 card reader, WiFi, Bluetooth, two USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port and a 9-cell battery. The MSI GT780 is scheduled to hit Europe in August or September. [Notebook Italia]
source: TechFresh

Lenovo G570 Laptop Review

The Lenovo G570 is a 15-inch laptop that features a glossy lid and a metal palm rest. Measuring 14.8-inch x 9.8-inch x 1.3-inch and weighing 5.2 pounds, the laptop provides a 2.3GHz Intel Core i5-2410M CPU, a 4GB of RAM, a 500GB 5,400-rpm hard disk drive, and an Intel Integrated HD Graphics 3000 GPU. The G570 comes with a glossy and bright 15.6-inch anti-glare widescreen display with a native resolution of 1366 x 768. Here is the verdict:

The Lenovo G570 offers a solid computing experience, but it's not our favorite 15-inch laptop. For $749, you get a comfy typing experience, strong overall performance, and one of the fastest boot times we've seen on a Windows machine. However, the smudge-prone lid is a turn-off, and you don't get USB 3.0. For about the same price, the HP Pavilion dv6t offers a more stylish metal design, discrete graphics, and Beats audio to boot. The Lenovo G570 is worth a look, but you can do better.
source: TechFresh

Lenovo ThinkPad X121e is an ultraportable business notebook

Lenovo has just announced the release of a new ultraportable notebook computer - the ThinkPad X121e. Designed for business people on the go or students looking for a lightweight computer to bring to classes. The notebook features mid-range specs which should be enough for most applications on the go, including the occasional casual game or two but not heavy graphic rendering or hardcore gaming.

The entry level ThinkPad X121e features an AMD C-50 APU, 1GB of RAM, a 240GB hard disk, while it can be upgraded to the AMED E-350 APU with 4GB of RAM and a larger battery. Other options include an Intel Core i3-2357 M processor with an optional 128 GB SSD and a bigger battery as well.

Standard specs include: 11.6″ matte screen (1366 x 768), two unpowered USB 2.0 ports, one powered USB 2.0 port, Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI, D-sub connector, webcam, headset jack, SDXC reader, and WiFi. Bluetooth 3.0, WiMax and/or 3G is optional. Prices start at about $575 for the base unit and it is available now in Europe and Japan, no word on when it'll reach stateside though.
source: Ubergizmo

Levenger Soul Skin Cover for Moleskine Notebooks

I'm on a Moleskine kick lately, and I found that Levenger has a beautiful leather cover for the pocket-sized Moleskine notebooks. The Soul Skin cover is only available in black. The cover is held closed by a pair of loops that can accommodate a pen up to 5x8″ thick. The Soul Skin is $75; you can add initials to the front for $6 more.
source: The Gadgeteer

Eurocom Panther 3.0 17.3-Inch Notebook With GeForce GTX 580M

Eurocom has released an updated version of its Panther 3.0 notebook that comes equipped with a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M graphics card. Specs-wise, this new system sports a 17.3-inch 1920 x 1080 LED-backlit display, a quad- or hexa-core Intel Xeon processor, one or two NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M 2GB graphics cards, up to 24GB RAM and up to four HDDs (maximum of 3TB). [Eurocom]
source: TechFresh

Deal of the Day - Dell Alienware m14x Core i7 with Memory and Graphics Upgrades and Free Backpack

Today's LogicBUY deal is the 14" Dell Alienware m14x Core i7 laptop with upgrades for $1449. Features: Core i7-2630QM 2GHz Quad-core Sandy Bridge cpu, 8GB memory, 3GB NVIDIA GT555M with Optimus, 500GB 7200rpm hard drive, and more.

$1718.99 – $219.99 – $50 coupon = $1449 with free shipping and a free TSA-friendly Alienware Orion m14x backpack.

This deal expires July 13, 2011 or sooner. Check the above link for more details on this deal, and check the LogicBUY home page for other deals.
source: The Gadgeteer

Lenovo introduces new ThinkPad X121e in Japan

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Lenovo Japan announced that it has put on the market yesterday a new ThinkPad with the X121e. Available for business customers this month and later in August for the general public, this new ThinkPad X121e comes in thee flavors with a Core i3-2357M CPU, an Intel Pentium 957 CPU and AMD's APU based on its E-350 CPU and Radeon HD 6310.

Depending of your budget and/or your needs you will be able to choose between a 250, 320 GB HDD or 128GB SSD and 2 to 4GB of RAM.

The X121e comes with a 11.6x1366×768 screen, USB 2.0, SDXC, HDMI, WiMAX, Bluetooth 3.0 and is sold with a 6 cell battery for a total weight of 1.4kg.
source: Akihabara News

Sony will launch its first batch of Vaio Z at the End of July in Japan

Sony just made the Vaio Z official in Japan, and announced that the first "Stock" version of this new Vaio Z series, the VPCZ219FJ/B powered with a Core i5-2410M and featuring a 13.1" WXGA++ Screen with 4GB of RAM, 128GB of SSD, WiMax, Bluetooth and its Power Media Dock will be available July 30th in Japan at 250,000 Yen. BTO models with a selection of Core i3 or Core i7 CPU and SSDs up to 512GB will be available via Sony Style Japan online store at the end of August 2011.
source: Akihabara News

HP dv6z Quad Edition arrives

HP has spanking new notebooks from their Pavilion range for you to choose from – where they will be known as the dv6z Quad Edition. Relying on AMD's speedier Llano-based chips that will start from 1.4GHz quad A6-3400M, going up all the way to a 1.9GHz A8-3530MX, these are able to be given a shot in the arm to hit 2.3GHz and 2.6GHz, respectively. With the fusion (pun intended) of Fusion technology, you will get full HD video playback that is as smooth as a baby's bottom – no dropped framerates for sure.

Other hardware specifications include 16GB RAM (now that's a whole lot for sure!), a 1TB hard drive, and a Blu-ray drive. It doesn't matter which model you decide to bring home – all of them will feature Beats audio, 3D-capable HDMI 1.4 video out and a couple of USB 3.0 ports that ought to keep you ahead of the upgrade curve for some time to come.

We might be bold enough to venture and say that the best selling point of the Quad Edition would be its price point – starting from $650 upwards.
source: Ubergizmo

HP Pavilion dv6z Quad laptop with AMD Llano innards goes on sale starting at $650

AMD's Llano platform might not satisfy everyone's power-lust when housed in a desktop, but stick one of these all-in-one beauties in a laptop and you're good to go. The new HP Pavilion dv6z Quad notebook — one of 11 new Fusion-powered models from HP — is a case in point, having just arrived at the company's online store.

The base model promises battery life of up to almost six hours, “discrete-class” integrated Radeon graphics with 512MB of video memory, and a 1.4GHz quad-core processor that can be clocked up to 2.3GHz using AMD's Turbo technology.

Also, there's the real benefit of switching to AMD: that base configuration costs just $650, versus a minimum of $999 for the Intel-equipped dv6t. For the money, you'll also get 6GB of DDR3 memory, a 640GB 5400rpm HDD, a 1366 x 768 display (yes, a glossy one), HDMI output, and a pair of USB 3.0 ports in addition to two of the USB 2.0 variety.

We ought to clarify that the sexy steel gray version on the left will cost you $25 extra, but hey, it's totally worth the extra to look slightly different from all the zerglings around.

Toshiba unveils Qosmio F750 3D, first glasses-free 3D laptop

Are you interested in a laptop that will allow you to watch movies or play 3D games without the need for 3D glasses? If you are, Toshiba has recently unveiled the first 3D laptop that they claims does not require the need for special 3D glasses for watching movies or for playing 3D games. The laptop in question is the Qosmio F750, and it is said to go on sale next month.

It will feature a 120Hz, 15.6-inch screen that uses “a lenticular lens sheet to send different images to the left and right eyes.” The effect is said to vary, depending on how close you are to the screen, but is said to have a more pronounced effect than the Nintendo 3DS for example. If you're wondering why that sounds familiar, it's because Toshiba has already used that very same technology in their glasses-free 3D TV – the Regza GL1.

The laptop will be running on an Intel Core i7 processor with NVIDIA GeForce 540M graphics, a 640GB hard drive, Blu-ray XL drive, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0 + HS.

It also packs 6GB DDR3 worth of RAM, three USB 2.0 ports, one USB 3.0 port along with Harman Kardon stereo speakers and Dolby Advance Audio HDMI-CEC.

It also features a HD webcam, which it uses for eye-tracking, to better optimize the 3D display, which means that you won't be gathering your friends or family around your laptop to watch 3D movies together.

Weighing in at 2.8kg and with dimensions at 37.6mm thick, 380.55mm wide and 254mm deep, we can hardly call it portable or light, but if 3D movies and gaming is what you're going for, this laptop should do the trick.

Sites who have managed to get their hands on the laptop have claimed that the 3D is not very impressive, as slight change in head movement will cause the image to become distorted, although they have noted that this could be due to the fact that the models they receive may not be the final or polished product that Toshiba intends to put out into the market. Price wise we are looking at about 1,300 Euros and should be going on sale next month.
source: Ubergizmo

Lounge-Wood laptop stand is a beautiful piece of furniture too

Despite the term laptop, chances are you'll probably be more productive and slightly more comfortable if you were sitting at a desk, or if you had a more stable surface to place your laptop on. Sure there are laptop stands currently available which claim to provide ergonomical features, but are they as beautiful as the Lounge-Wood laptop stand? We think not.

The Lounge-Wood is made out of painted wood which is grown in zero emissions to water and a steel rod goes through the entire design to provide a bit more stability and sturdiness. As you can see from the photos, it can be placed anyway and even comes with a space that you can put your mouse on. There's even additional space below where you can put your phone or a book or a writing pad, whatever you choose. It looks great if you're trying to achieve the minimalist/natural look for your home as it should match those types of designs.

It apparently comes in three colors – wood, beige and black although no mention on pricing, but if you're interested just head on down to Achiportal's website for additional information, but just a heads up, the website is in Italian.
source: Ubergizmo

ASUS's WX-Lamborghini wireless mouse is €38, cheaper than actual car

A couple months back we reported on ASUS's Lamborghini VX7 laptop, so how about the wireless WX-Lamborghini mouse to go along with it? The mouse isn't exactly new as it was spotted at the FCC some time last year, but has finally made an appearance and is available for 38 Euros, which roughly converts to $55.

The mouse will be available in either black (as seen in the FCC) or white with black highlights. It will also come in a limited edition yellow, whose garish and bright colors seem to be Lamborghini's signature, not that I would complain if you gave me a hot pink Lamborghini to drive. In terms of design, the mouse has stayed true to the Lamborghini's shape with bold lines and sharp features.

Measuring in at 106.5 x 68 x 36 mm, it comes with 2.4 GHz wireless connectivity with a range up to 10 meters. It also features a 2500 dpi laser sensor, four buttons, and here's the kicker – a scroll wheel that resembles the rims of the Diablo sports car while featuring leather-like side grips. We can't really speak for the comfortability or performance of the mouse, but if you care more about the Lamborghini branding, then we're guessing that this mouse will most probably suit you. However, given its specs, it does sound like it could also be used for gaming as well.
source: Ubergizmo

ASUS and teams up with actor Jay Chou on the special edition N43SL notebook

Though it's been quite awhile since the Green Hornet movie was released, but the actor who plays Kato in the movie is still a megastar in the country he's from - Taiwan. And one of the country's biggest electronics manufacturers, Asus, has decided to team up with him to co-design a special edition version of the N43SL notebook.

The special edition Asus N43SL is pretty much just like the regular edition of the notebook - it packs a 2.4GHz Intel Core i4-2410M processor, 4GB of DDR3 RAM, 500GB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce GT540M, 14″ display (1366 x 768), DVD burner, USB 3.0 ports, and HDMI 1.4 video output. It also features an audio set up developed by Asus and Bang & Olufsen.

What sets this notebook apart from the regular N43SL is the addition of motifs from Jay Chou's works, sheet music from the soundtrack of one of the actor's movies “The Secret” and some special start-up and shut-down sounds. Fans of Jay Chou would definitely want to get their hands on this exclusive notebook. It is on sale now in Taiwan for $1,250, though ASUS has mentioned that it won't be releasing this notebook out of Asia.
source: Ubergizmo

Toshiba Qosmio F750 Glasses-free 3D Laptop

Toshiba has recently unveiled the first glasses-free 3D laptop, the Qosmio F750. This laptop can display a combination of 2D and 3D images on screen at the same time. Powered by the 2nd generation Intel Core i7 processor (2.0GHz), the Toshiba Qosmio F750 features a 15.6-inch full HD display with a 120Hz refresh rate, an nVidia GeForce GT 540M graphics (up to 2GB), a 6GB DDR3 (1333MHz) RAM, a 640GB hard disk drive, a Blu-ray XL re-recordable drive and Harman Kardon stereo speakers with Dolby Advanced Audio HDMI-CEC. Other specs include a multi-card reader, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0 + HS, 3x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.0 with USB Sleep-and-Charge, an HD webcam with eye tracking technology and the Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OS. The Toshiba Qosmio F750 will be launched in August 2011. [The Inquirer]

Lenovo ThinkPad X121e 11.6-Inch Business Laptop

Lenovo has just rolled out their newest business laptop in Japan and Europe. Called the ThinkPad X121e, the system comes with an 11.6-inch 1366 x 768 HD display, a 1GHz AMD E-350 APU dual-core or a 1.3GHz Intel Core i3-2357M dual-core processor, a Redeon HD 6310 (DX11) or Intel HD 3000 graphics, a 4GB RAM, a 320GB hard drive, a 0.3MP webcam, a 4-in-1 card reader, WiFi, Bluetooth, a WiMAX radio, an HDMI port and a 6-hour battery. The ThinkPad X121e sells for 399 Euro (about $577) with AMD E-350 APU or 724 Euro (about $1,046) with Core i3-2357M CPU. [LaptopSpec]

HP Pavilion dv6z Quad Edition Series 15.6-Inch Notebook

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

HP has dropped their newest 15.6-inch notebook ‘Pavilion dv6z Quad Edition Series' into the market. Powered by either a 1.4GHz AMD Quad-Core A6-3400M, 1.6GHz A6-3410MX, 1.5GHz A8-3500M, 1.8GHz A8-3510MX, 1.9GHz A8-3530MX processor, the system sports a 15.6-inch 1366 x 768 or 1920 x 1080 display, up to 1GB AMD Radeon HD graphics card, up to 16GB DDR3 RAM, up to 1TB hard drive, an HD webcam, a DVD or Blu-ray player, WiFi, Bluetooth, two USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI 1.4 port and runs on Windows 7 Home Premium or Professional OS. Price starts at $649.99.
source: TechFresh

Cheaper Samsung Series 9 11-inch Laptop To Be Released In August

Samsung will launch a cheaper version of Series 9 laptop in August 2011. Priced at $1,249, the 11-inch notebook features an Intel Core i3-2357M processor, a 4GB of RAM and a 128GB Solid State Disk (SSD). There is also a more affordable model that comes equipped with a 2GB of RAM and a 64GB SSD. It is priced at only $1049 a pop. [Liliputing]

ASUS NX90 Gets Blinged Out With 40,000 Swarovski Crystals

The ASUS NX90 laptop isn't exactly new. In fact it was released some time last year, but for a laptop that was designed by Bang & Olufsen's David Lewis, it still remains very stylish, not to mention laptop manufacturers will find it hard to introduce a set of speakers in their laptops after the NX90 has set the bar pretty high with Bang & Olufsen technology. However the focus today will not be on the speakers used, but rather the fact that the laptop has been decked out in Swarovski crystals – 40,000 of them to be exact.

The company behind this masterpiece is rather aptly named Crystallize Your Design, and they are a design firm. While putting Swarovski crystals on a laptop is no big deal, the real masterpiece is the fact that it not only took 40,000 Swarovski crystals, but also the details and colors that they paid close attention to in order to recreate the famous Michaelangelo painting, “The Hands of God”. The designers had to make sure that the color of the crystals were as close as possible to the original painting in order to ensure a faithful reproduction.

No word on pricing, although we're not sure if they have plans to sell it. We're guessing if you asked, the asking sum would be a pretty ridiculous figure. After all, 40,000 Swarovski crystals probably do not come cheap.
source: Ubergizmo

Toshiba Dynabook R731/W4UC 13.3-Inch Notebook

A new 13.3-inch notebook has recently entered the market, this time from Toshiba called the Dynabook R731/W4UC. Specs-wise, the system packs a 13.3-inch 1366 x 768 LCD display, a 2.70GHz Intel Core i7 2620M vPro processor, an Intel QM67 Express Chipset, a 4GB RAM, a 256GB SSD, a webcam, a Blu-ray drive, WiMAX and runs on Windows 7 Professional 32x64-bit OS. The Toshiba Dynabook R731/W4UC is priced at 241,800 Yen (about $2,985).
source: TechFresh

ASUS N43SL Jay Chou Edition

ASUS has collaborated with superstar and design inspiration Jay Chou to release the special edition N43SL notebook. The ASUS N43SL Jay Chou Edition features a special boot-up music, a unique Baroque “J” key and pre-loaded songs. Measuring 35.0cm x 24.0cm x 3.30cm and weighing 2.40 Kg, the laptop also has an Intel Core i7 2630QM processor, a 14.0-inch 16:9 HD (1366x768) LED backlight display, a 2GB nVidia GeForce GT 540M graphics (DDR3 VRAM) and a 6-cell battery
source: TechFresh

Acer Aspire One AOD255E-13648 10.1-Inch Netbook For Only $219.95

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Here's another budget-friendly 10.1-inch netback for you to grab from Acer, the Aspire One AOD255E-13648. Available via B&H online shop, this mini laptop is packed with a 10.1-inch LED-backlit display, a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N455 processor, an Intel GMA 3159 graphics card, a 1GB RAM, a 250GB hard drive, a webcam, WiFi, a 3-cell battery and runs on Windows 7 Starter 32-bit OS.
source: TechFresh

Mouse Computer new budget LuvBook F Series

Mouse Computer as a new Budget Laptop in stock with the LuvBook F Series. Available in three different flaovrs and sold at around 42,000 up to 59,850 Yen, these new LuvBook F comes with a a 15.6x1366×768 screen, USB 3.0, eSATA, WiFi BGN, Bluetooth 3.0+HS, HDMI, D-Sub, SD Card reader and depending of your budget with a Celeron B810, Core i3-2310M or Core i5-2410M, from 2 to 4GB of RAM, 120GB to 750GB of HDD and the choice between a DVD or Blu-Ray drive.
source: Akihabara News

ASUS launch the Jay Chou Special Edition N-series notebook

Yesterday, the W Hotel in Taipei hosted over 700 members of the media from across the Asian region that was in town to witness the launching of a new line of notebooks from ASUS.

Called the special edition N-series, or the ASUS N-series Jay Chou Special Edition (N43SL) in full, this new machine is endorsed by and also designed by Taiwanese superstar Jay Chou.

Running on Intel's Sandy Bridge processors (i3/i5/i7), the N43SL also comes with up to 8GB of memory, a 14-inch LED backlit display, NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M, and up to 750GB of HDD space.

On the cover, you will find a Chinese porcelain inspired design motif that features all the elements that make Jay tick - Chinese martial arts, music and magic - and on the palm rest area, you'll find a musical score for his song Secret.

Since Jay is one of Taiwan's top entertainers, it's only natural that he would want the N43SL to come with good audio, and it certainly delivers thanks to a huge speaker bar by Bang & Olufsen ICEpower.

The price and specification of the ASUS N-series Jay Chou Special Edition is expected to vary between countries in the region, and we're told that it will be arriving on our shores in the middle of July and will retail for RM2799.

MacBook in short supply, you know what to expect!

We've already seen the MacBook Pro sporting new Sandy Bridge and Thunderbolt, and heard rumblings of a MacBook Air refresh coming soon, and now reports of dwindling supplies of Apple's great white hope have the internet abuzz over a possible MacBook upgrade.

AppleInsider did a little digging earlier today, and found that major online retailers, including Amazon, and at least one brick and mortar store were either running low or completely out of the last of the MacBooks.

A similar fate has befallen stock of the Mac mini, inviting speculation that both machines will likely pop up post-Lion. Have you saved up yet???

Acer Introduces Aspire One Happy 2, Hopes Netbooks Still Trendy

Acer is not giving up on the netbook as it introduces the Aspire One Happy 2 for the U.S. market. The netbook, which comes in bright Skittles-like colors, features dual-core Atom N570 CPU, 250GB hard drive, 1GB of RAM, WiFi, and a 10.1-inch screen.

It is strange to see that Acer is offering a “new” netbook using specs that are so two years ago and these would even be considered awful at that time. Even more strange is that the company is introducing an endangered product for $269. With that price, you could have bought yourself a pre-owned ultraportable notebook (or even the Acer AC700, if you add about $100) and save yourself from further embarrassment as other people sees you owning a netbook, even if it is spanking new.

Mouse Computer LuvBook F Series

The Mouse Computer LuvBook F Series is now available in Japan. The laptop is powered by a choice of an Intel Celeron B810, an Intel Core i3-2310M or an Intel Core i5-2410M CPU, up to 4GB of RAM and up to 750GB of HDD. Other specs include a 15.6-inch (1366 x 768) display screen, USB 3.0, eSATA, WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0+HS, HDMI, D-Sub, a card reader and a Blu-ray drive. Folks in Japan are able to buy the Mouse Computer LuvBook F Series for between 42,000 Yen ($519) to 59,850 Yen ($740), depending on the specification.
source: TechFresh

Acer announces Aspire One Happy 2 netbook

Given that it's not 2008 and all, it's not every week that we tell you about a new Atom-powered-netbook — not that any of the usual suspects seem likely to throw in the towel anytime soon. Acer just announced availability for the Acer Aspire Happy 2, that rippled, Easter Egg-colored number that reared its head back in April.

As expected, it runs on a dual-core Atom N570 CPU — a small upgrade over the N450 the last generation offered. And while it still has the usual 10.1-inch display, 250GB hard drive, and WiFi radio, it oddly steps down to 1GB of RAM from 2GB. Aside from the predictable specs, Acer is clearly trying to make dented laptops happen, in case that wasn't already obvious.

That and pastels. “Banana Cream,” “Blueberry Shake,” “Strawberry Yogurt,” and “Papaya Milk” sound like your tall glass of crushed fruit? This expensive fruit juice with electronic chips is yours for $269.99.

Deal of the Day - Dell Inspiron 14R 14' Laptop with Sandy Bridge Core i3/i5

Today's LogicBUY deal is a discount on select Dell Inspiron 14R laptops starting at $399.99 or Inspiron 14R with 2nd generation Sandy Bridge CPUs starting at $549.99.

14R with Sandy Bridge Core i3-2310M 2.1GHz cpu, 3GB RAM, 320GB hard drive, Intel HD 3000 graphics, webcam, 802.11n, Bluetooth, DVD+/-RW and more: $549.99 with free shipping

14R with Sandy Bridge Core i5-2410M 2.3GHz cpu, 4GB Ram, 500GB hard drive, Intel HD 3000 graphics, webcam, 802.11n, Bluetooth, DVD+/-RW, 2 year warranty: $838.99 – $189 off – $50 coupon = $599.99 with free shipping

There's also an older model 14R Core i3 for $399.99 after $50 coupon. Shipping is free.

Also check the LogicBUY site for other Dell coupons and deals.

This deal expires July 5, 2011 or sooner. Check the above link for more details on this deal, and check the LogicBUY home page for other deals.
source: The Gadgeteer

Samsung refreshes 13-inch Series 9 laptop, adds two more 11-inchers models

It's only been three months since we drooled over the thin, powerful, expertly built — and expensive! — Samsung Series 9. Of course, that's dog years in the world of consumer electronics — the company has just refreshed its premium 13-incher, adding a Core i7 processor option, a 256GB SSD (up from 128GB), and 6GB of RAM to the highest-end model. While Samsung was at it, it pulled an Apple, expanding its line of MacBook Air competitors to include an 11-inch model, which starts with a Core i3 processor, 64GB SSD, and 2GB of RAM. All told, you'll find two 11-inchers and three 13-inch models, ranging in price from $1,049 to $2,049, leaving the initial one three months ago $300 cheaper.

11-inch configurations:

NP900X1B-A01US ($1,249, available in August) Intel Core i3-2357M CPU, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD
NP900X1B-A02US ($1,049, available in August) Intel Core i3-2357M CPU, 2GB RAM, 64GB SSD

13-inch configurations:

NP900X3A-A05US ($2,049, available now) Intel Core i7-2617M CPU, 6GB RAM, 256GB SSD
NP900X3A-B02US ($1,649, available now) Intel Core i5-2467M CPU, 4GB RAM, 256GB SSD
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ASUS Eee PC 1015PN-PU17-BK 10.1-Inch Netbook On Sale For Just $299.99

Here's your chance to own the ASUS Eee PC 1015PN-PU17-BK netbook for just $299.99 (normal price $429.99) over at TigerDirect. So here are the specs: a 10.1-inch 1024 x 600 display, a 1.5GHz Intel Atom N550 dual-core processor, a NVIDIA ION graphics, a 1GB DDR3 RAM, a 250GB hard drive, a 0.3MP webcam, a media card reader, WiFi, Bluetooth, a 6-cell battery and Windows 7 Starter 32-bit OS. Interested?
source: TechFresh

Gateway NV50A16u Notebook PC

The Gateway NV50A16u notebook PC is perfect for on-the-go movie enthusiasts. The laptop features the HD Ultrabright TFT LCD display with a 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio and high-resolution, a 3.0GHz AMD Phenom II X2 (dual-core) N660 processor, a 4GB DDR3 of RAM, a 500GB hard disk drive and an ATI Radeon HD 4250 graphics. The Gateway NV50A16u retails for $399.99.
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