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We had the chance to review Dell's Studio XPS 13 back in early May and found the machine to be sleek and stylish, and a good value. In an effort to provide that same sleek styling and great performance to those looking for a somewhat larger machine, Dell has now issued an updated Studio XPS 16 that seems to up the ante in a number of key areas. The 16" notebook realm is a bit less crowded these days than say the netbook sector and the full-on 17" desktop replacement arena, giving Dell the perfect opportunity to stand out and make a play for those dead-set on a 16" rig. The Studio XPS 13 set itself apart from prior Dell notebooks by adding a touch of flair that was somewhat unheard of for the... Read more...
We had the pleasure of reviewing Dell's Studio XPS 13 back in early May and found the machine to be sleek and stylish, and a good value.  In an effort to provide that same sleek styling and great performance to those looking for a somewhat larger machine, Dell has now issued an updated Studio XPS 16 that seems to up the ante in a number of key areas. The 16" notebook realm is a bit less crowded these days than say the netbook sector and the full-on 17" desktop replacement arena, giving Dell the perfect opportunity to stand out and make a play for those dead-set on a 16" rig. The Studio XPS 13 set itself apart from prior Dell notebooks by adding a touch of flair that was somewhat... Read more...
Intel may still have the lion's share of the market in the microprocessor realm, but AMD isn't doing too bad for itself these days either with all things considered. Aside from introducing a litany of new technologies and devices over the past week, the company also took time to beef up its distribution strategy, which is something that could signal a broader push into more markets.For far too long, it has felt as if AMD was content with second place. With releases like this, however, it's clear that the company is no longer satisfied with being associated with that notion. This past week, AMD nailed down an agreement with Clevo to distribute notebooks with its own chipsets to emerging mobile... Read more...
There isn't much to go on yet, but Dell's still-young Adamo lineup is about to grow by 1. Or by 9.99, depending on what measure you're looking at. Just a few months after Dell introduced the standard Adamo--which was amazingly sleek and thin in its right--the company has now confessed that another Adamo is on the way.The Adamo XPS, as it will be called, hints at high performance and slim size, with a chassis that measures just 9.99mm thick. The tease was timed to launch on 9/9/09, though Dell won't say when this beauty will be fully revealed and shipped. Those interested in signing up for future details can visit the teaser page and input their e-mail address, but we would assume something this... Read more...
Make no mistake, Dell's new Inspiron 'Z' family isn't the same as the Studio 'Z' family launched back in May. The model names may be similar, but quite a bit is different on the machines themselves. Launched today alongside the company's new Studio XPS 8000 and 9000 desktops, these notebooks are powered by Intel's Ultra-Low Voltage (ULV) processors and include internal optical drives.The Inspiron 14z and 15z both feature thinner, lighter bodies, not to mention what Dell calls "power-sipping" batteries. In fact, these are the thinnest Inspiron notebooks Dell has ever issued, with both models checking in at around 1" thin. The 14" and 15" (respectively) machines can be ordered and customized today,... Read more...
Asus has been keeping itself busy of late, announcing that it would be giving Amazon's Kindle a run for its money later this year and that it would soon be shipping a new mainboard line with Intel's fresh P55 Express chipset. Now, the company is going back to its notebook roots by introducing the UL Series.Short for UnLimited Series, these brushed-aluminum machines feature Intel's Core 2 Duo SU3700 CPU as well as NVIDIA's GeForce G 210M graphics. Asus also claims that it can last half a day (12 hours) thanks to its GraphiX Boost technology, which allows users to conserve their battery power by switching between dedicated and integrated graphics. We have our doubts, but that's the claim.The series... 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...
As if you really needed one more reason to take the car, ferry or bicycle to your next destination, the Department of Homeland Security has just issued another update to its long list of search rules that'll most certainly spark up some debate. Thankfully for those with United States passports, this one probably won't have a serious impact on you, but if a foreigner is in front of you in the line to get stamped into this nation, get ready for even more possible delays.DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano recently announced new directives that clarify oversight for searches of computers and other electronic media at U.S. ports of entry. In short, this basically means that TSA officials and the like... Read more...
Lenovo's W700ds proved that having multiple screens on a notebook wasn't completely infeasible, though the lackluster response to it simultaneously proved that there's not too much pent-up demand out there for such a device. Sure, it's a novel concept, but the incredible expense and the added weight puts most prospective buyers off. All that said, there's always room for one more rival to try and tweak things within a niche in hopes of making something mainstream, and that's exactly what gScreen is looking to accomplish. The Alaska-based outfit has just issued press photos of its upcoming Spacebook, a dual-screened notebook that does more than just provide a secondary display to accompany a primary... Read more...
Uh, okay? We have to say, we're all about taking risks, and we greatly appreciate it when companies deviate from the straight-and-narrow in order to take a chance. But it'll still take some time for us to get our minds around the latest two laptop speaker docks from Asus. The uBoom Series of compact notebook speakers are large docks that are powered via a USB 2.0 socket, which--if you have a netbook-probably means you'll be using half of your available USB ports to power these sound cannons. These devices are the first ever by Asus, with the uBoom and uBoom Q soundbars adding serious sound to notebooks, which generally boast lackluster audio qualities. There's even a bass reflex port for added... Read more...
Upgrading your notebook's legacy hard drive to a new, fast SSD is a substantial upgrade that makes good sense for a number of reasons.  First, Solid State Drives offer orders of magnitude higher performance under certain conditions, with blazingly fast random access times.  They also produce much less heat versus a standard 2.5-inch notebook hard drive and are virtually immune to shock and vibration trauma that will send your old spinning hard drive to an early grave. In this HotHardware Video Spotlight, we show you how to upgrade your existing notebook hard drive, to a new, fast SSD as well as how to quickly migrate your data for absolute minimal downtime.... Read more...
Upgrading your notebook's legacy hard drive to a new, fast SSD is a substantial upgrade that makes good sense for a number of reasons.  First, Solid State Drives offer orders of magnitude higher performance under certain conditions, with blazingly fast random access times.  They also produce much less heat versus a standard 2.5-inch notebook hard drive and are virtually immune to shock and vibration trauma that will send your old spinning hard drive to an early grave.In this HotHardware Video Spotlight, we show you how to upgrade your existing notebook hard drive, to a new, fast SSD as well as how to quickly migrate your data for absolute minimal downtime.     Cloning data... Read more...
Score another one for the rumor mill, as those whispers we heard way back in February about a newfangled Nokia laptop have proved legitimate. After sticking to cellphones forever, Nokia has finally decided to hop on the netbook/smartbook bandwagon while things are still hot in order to catch the attention of those loyal to the brand. The company's first foray into the notebook arena will be called the Booklet 3G, which is described as a "new breed" of portable device for the company. The "mini laptop" has yet to be fully detailed, but there are some tidbits that have been made public. As the title of the machine implies, this one will arrive with a built-in 3G WWAN module that will enable it... 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...
We knew netbooks were all the rage, but this confirms it. Out of nowhere, Hannspree--a company better known for lower-end televisions and general dodads that typically go unnoticed in the mainstream gadget realm--has issued its very first netbook. Has the world gone mad? Not until we see a netbook from Toyota. Anywho, the Hannsnote netbook is a pretty average fellow, with a typical 10" LCD, 1.6GHz Atom N270 processor (you know, that CPU that's in pretty much every single netbook ever made) as well as a 1024 x 768 resolution, Intel's 945GSE chipset, 1GB of DDR2 RAM, a GMA950 graphics set, 160GB SATA 2.5" hard drive, audio inputs and outputs, a 1.3MP webcam, 3-in-1 card reader, Wi-Fi module, Bluetooth... Read more...
Although MSI’s “unlimited power” claim is a bit of an exaggeration, the new Wind12 U200 does boast of a 6.5 hour battery life, thanks in to the Intel CULV platform and the company’s independently designed ECO Intelligent Battery Solution. This netbook is similar in weight and size to 10-inch notebooks and weighs approximately 3.09 pounds with the battery installed. Read on for full details about this system in the press release below. The Ultraportable MSI Wind12 U200. Power Unlimited!Craving a 12.1" widescreen display with a svelte and portable design? Check out the MSI Wind12 U200 The Wind12 U200, similar in weight and volume to 10" notebooks on the market, weighs only 1.4 kg (with battery)... 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...
Recently, we've seen the meteoric rise of netbooks in the mobile space. Their ultra portability in conjunction with the global economic climate seems to have led consumers to think twice about spending large amounts of cash on mobile devices. This is especially true when netbooks offer the same basic services (word processing, internet surfing, email) for a considerably smaller investment than most other models. But with netbooks, problems surface when users want to do more than just the basic tasks. While no one can argue against their usability, size, and price point, netbooks don't have the processing power to play the latest games or handle significant multimedia workloads, which are key... Read more...
Recently, we've seen the meteoric rise of netbooks in the mobile space. Their ultra portability in conjunction with the global economic climate seems to have led consumers to think twice about spending large amounts of cash on mobile devices. This is especially true when netbooks offer the same basic services (word processing, internet surfing, email) for a considerably smaller investment than most other models. But with netbooks, problems surface when users want to do more than just the basic tasks. While no one can argue against their usability, size, and price point, netbooks don't have the processing power to play the latest games or handle significant multimedia workloads,... Read more...
While netbooks are certainly garnering the majority of the notebook spotlight these days, thin-and-light machines such as Acer's Timeline series and MSI's X-Slim family are making a move for the forefront. Just this week, Lenovo also introduced its first significant foray into the segment, and we have to say, it should provide some solid competition in the burgeoning market. The 14" U450p is a perfect in-between for folks not happy with a cramped ultraportable and not able (or willing, as the case may be) to lug around a full-size 15" notebook. Boasting an expected Intel CULV (Consumer Ultra Low Voltage) platform, the machine can be ordered (and then customized) in two main flavors. The first... Read more...
You know, Dell's Vostro lineup is really turning into one to watch. While it's admittedly aimed at the business users in the crowd, a lot of the systems are perfectly suitable for everyday consumers. Take the company's newest offerings, for instance. The Vostro 1014, 1015 and 1088 are all attractive notebooks with a decent array of specifications and an even more reasonable price tag. Oh, and did we mention that the look the part as well? While none of the three appear to be ready for selling on Dell's website, here's what we know about the trio. They offer up 14.1" and 15.6" displays, the latest Core 2 Duo processors, improved battery life (though no specific figure is given--big surprise!),... Read more...
MSI US Launches Five New C-Series Notebooks CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA – August 13, 2009 – MSI Computer, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, is excited to announce the five newest editions to its Classic C Series Line of Notebooks – the CX600, CX700, CR600-013, CR600-017 and CR700. The 600 models are lightweight 16 inch notebooks that weigh in at just 5.4 pounds and are only 1.18 inches thick – 20 percent thinner than the average 16 inch notebook. The 700 models are 17.3 inches and weighs just over 6 pounds. These trendy laptops feature a striking design with clean lines and 45 degree angled edges. All five models feature MSI’s Color Film Print Technology, which creates... Read more...
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