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MSI Announces New GT627 Gaming Notebook Featuring NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GS GT627 features MSI’s Turbo Drive Technology, Blu-ray Player, and Intel Core 2 Duo ProcessorCITY OF INDUSTRY, CA – January 25, 2009 – MSI Computer, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, is pleased to announce the newest addition to its Gaming Notebook Series – GT627.  The new GT627 is the first in the MSI Gaming Notebook series to feature the NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GS graphics processing unit (GPU).  This revolutionary GPU delivers blazing-fast mobile gaming and supports NVIDIA CUDA™ technology enabling MSI customers to experience the wide range of CUDA-based applications—such... Read more...
Multiple leaks, multiple teasers, and finally at CES on Wednesday Sony announced the P-series Lifestyle PC. They are calling this a notebook, and not a netbook, despite the obvious similarities. First off, most of the leaked information, including, if you recall, a leak from Sony's own online store itself, was correct. The leaked images were correct, as well. We just have the details from the horse's mouth now. Specifications: 1.4 lbs (with standard battery and SSD) 10.99"(W) x 0.93"(H) x 7.87"(D)1.33Ghz Intel CPU8" screen, 1600 x 768 with XBRITE-ECO Technology60GB HDD available, up to 128GB SSD available2GB DDR2 SDRAMEstimated Battery Life: Up to 4 hours (standard capacity battery); up to 8... Read more...
Ah yes, if you want something to be kept under wraps, it's not a good idea to show it off on monitors at a trade show. That's what Sony learned as enGadget managed to snap some admittedly fuzzy pictures from a CES monitor. We already know many of the specs of the Sony VAIO P, which has been leaked and teased multiple times. Intel Atom Z250 CPU (1.33 GHz), 2GB RAM, HDD and optional SSD, GPS and 3G modem, 8" 1600 x 768 LCD. You can see a few other details, such as the chiclet keyboard, pointing nub --- and look, in the picture above, it looks like there's a SIM card slot next to a media card reader on the front of the device. Nice to see it's not hidden (and hard to use) as is often the case. Sony's... Read more...
On December 8th, 1980, Mark David Chapman murdered John Lennon. But with the approval of his widow Yoko Ono, Lennon lives on again, sort of, in a One Laptop Per Child ad pitching the organization's XO-1 laptop.The OLPC program, the brainchild of Nicholas Negroponte, is been about getting laptops into the hands of underprivileged children around the world. In the digitally produced ad, Lennon is portrayed as saying: "Imagine every child no matter where in the world they were could access a universe of knowledge. They would have a chance to learn, to dream, to achieve anything they want. I tried to do it through my music, but now you can do it in a very different way. You can give a child a laptop... Read more...
Sony on Christmas Day appears to have given us a Christmas present, although probably temporarily, with an accidental entry at their online store for a P-series notebook. It looks like this might be the designation for the "revolutionary new VAIO" that has been teased, intentionally or not, at the Sony Japan and Sony New Zealand sites.We detailed the NZ site (since taken down) before, but here's the dish on the Japan site:Go the Sony's Japanese site, and you are greeted with a Flash animation that shows an elegantly dressed woman pulling a long, thin, mobile device out of her purse. It eventually morphs into an envelope, which then shows the text "VIAO New Mobile. Coming Soon."   You... Read more...
We wrote earlier about the Dell Adamo, or at least, the Dell Adamo website and the various clues around the Web about what was rumored to be a MacBook Air competitor. It seems that there is now confirmation. It all started when the New York Times Bits blog noticed a blurb (since removed) at luxury lifestyle site Uptownlife.net that said:"Rumor has it that Dell is coming out with a computer called Adamo that will rival the MacBook Air. At press time, the company was keeping the product tightly under wraps, but PC users rejoice - word on the street is that something cool is coming your way."According to Bits, it's now been confirmed by Dell that the blurb above was supposed to be an ad for the... Read more...
What is it with companies and teaser sites nowadays? First we have the mystery Dell Adamo site, now Sony has a site up that says on January 9th, they're going to unveil a revolutionary new VAIO. They have a countdown timer, and state that they will "change the way you look at laptops. Forever." At the same time, you can enter to win whatever this is at the site. The entry form says: The wait is almost over. In only a matter of days you will change the way you think about laptops. We can’t tell you exactly what Sony is about to launch but this is your chance to sign up and be among the first in New Zealand to find out.New Zealand? So, is this a VAIO netbook? A netbook by Sony won't change the... Read more...
A mystery Dell website, some trademark info, info on a fashion blog site, and a wild look of surprise on a Dell exec later, speculation is that Dell has an upcoming laptop designed to be as thin or thinner than the MacBook Air. And, as time goes on, the evidence keeps mounting. Dell's own mystery site doesn't say much, but it does say "Adamo by Dell" and "Coming Soon." Aside from that, nothing. However, the New York Times unearthed some trademark info on both "Adamo by Dell" and "Dell Adamo." Both appear related to computer systems. There was also a post (since removed) at the luxury lifestyle site Uptownlife.net which said "Rumor has it that Dell is coming out with a computer called Adamo that... Read more...
NVIDIA Now Providing Notebook Graphics Drivers On NVIDIA.COMNew Notebook Graphics Drivers Unlocks the Latest CUDA and PhysX Applications for Notebook Users SANTA CLARA, CA—DECEMBER 18, 2008—Users with notebooks equipped with NVIDIA graphics processing units (GPUs) now have the added flexibility of downloading upgradeable graphics drivers directly from NVIDIA.com so they can immediately take advantage of new features, improved application compatibility, and performance optimizations. The first graphics driver release from NVIDIA will extend the NVIDIA CUDA architecture to notebook GPUs, enabling the growing number of consumers moving to a notebook-only lifestyle to immediately experience the wide... Read more...
ASUS Introduces the Completely Redesigned Eee PC 1002HA Netbook Slim, Light, Elegant: the Eee PC 1002HA Takes Netbook Design to New Heights While Delivering the Same Legendary Eee PC Mobility and Ease of Use Taipei, Taiwan, – ASUS, a worldwide leader in notebook design and the fastest growing notebook brand, today announced the newest member of its award-winning Eee PC family—the Eee PC 1002HA. Featuring a stylishly redesigned chassis adorned with a brushed aluminum LCD cover and palm rest, the Eee PC 1002HA is a sophisticated, lightweight, easy-to-use netbook that brings a touch of elegance and utility to everyday computing. Stylishly Thin and Light for Maximum Mobility The Eee PC 1002HA is... Read more...
Ever since Apple developed its multi-touch controls for the popular iPhone, many manufacturers have been taking notes. HP is one of them. Today, HP unveiled its first touchscreen convertible laptop that targets consumers. The new HP TouchSmart tx2 Notebook PC incorporates multi-touch technology, which lets you manipulate applications, videos, music, and photos using a stylus or multiple fingers. Because the laptop recognizes input from more than one finger at a time, users can flick, pinch, or rotate objects using finger controls. Like other convertible tablets, the TouchSmart tx2 has a twisting hinge that lets you rotate the display to use the notebook as a tablet, or can be left alone... Read more...
Toshiba Introduces The World’s First Laptops With Three NVIDIA GPUs GeForce 9400M GPU + Two GeForce 9800 GTS GPUs = No Compromises SANTA CLARA, CA—NOVEMBER 6, 2008—When Toshiba set out to reset the bar for high performance gaming laptops and revamp its flagship gaming line, the company turned to NVIDIA for its expertise in visual computing. The combined efforts of both companies resulted in Toshiba's most powerful gaming laptop to date featuring the new highly integrated GeForce® 9400M graphics processing unit (GPU) along with a pair of NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS enthusiast-class GPUs. The Toshiba Qosmio X305-Q708 and X305-Q706, the first pair of laptops to incorporate three powerful NVIDIA... Read more...
Baltimore is the first city to get full-on WiMAX deployment, and other U.S. cities are slated to come online soon, such as Chicago and Washington D.C. Using Intel's WiMAX/Wi-Fi Link 5050 "Echo Peak" chipset, Toshiba will soon start selling the Satellite U405-ST550W with integrated WiMAX support. The Satellite U405-ST550W Laptop will come configured with: Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium Intel Centrino® 2 Processor Technology Intel® WiMAX / Wi-Fi Link 13.3" Widescreen Display With TruBrite® Technology High-speed eSATA/USB Sleep-And-Charge Combo Port Built-in Webcam With Face Recognition 320GB Hard Drive 4GB RAM Toshiba Supports Introduction of Mobile WiMAX with the Launch... Read more...
For the past few months, I have been participating in a campaign created by the folks at Toshiba and Federated Media designed to help users get answers to their laptop-related questions. You may have seen the banners here at HotHardware from time to time. The LaptopExperts website born from the campaign was created to provide a central location where users of any type of laptop (not just Toshiba) can enter their questions and get answers from myself and the other "experts" participating in the program.Over the course of the campaign I have tried to answer user submitted questions pertaining to DSL and network connections, to touchpad issues, and even a funky boot-order issue. But there are numerous... Read more...
Ever had to take your laptop out of its bag and had it gone over with a fine-tooth comb at an airport? We have, and they turned it on, and ran over it with a swab to check for explosive residue. Yet another time-eating ritual. On Friday the TSA announced that Saturday, new laptop bag rules would go into effect, and laptops would be allowed to stay in some laptop bags deemed "checkpoint-friendly." The TSA asked asked laptop bag manufacturers to design bags that would not obstruct the image of a laptop when put through an X-ray machine, and chose the three styles above, butterfly, trifold, and sleeve, after submissions were made. In a press release, the TSA said (emphasis ours): If you intend to... Read more...
You may recall the case of Sebastien Boucher?  He was stopped in 2006 while crossing the U.S. - Canadian border and charged with transporting child pornography on his laptop across the border.  Unfortunately for the prosecutors, the data on the laptop is encrypted, and he now refuses to enter the necessary password to allow access to the files.  Additionally, a judge ruled late last year that he could not be compelled to reveal the password.Based on this ruling, and the recent policies enacted by the Department of Homeland Security, might we see more interest in disk encryption? A pair of DHS policies from last month say that customs agents can routinely--as a matter of course--seize,... Read more...
In a business update call earlier this month, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang went on record detailing the impact of certain NVIDIA notebook GPU failures that have been reported and the one time charge the company would have to take against the cost of revenue for Q2 of this year.  The blank check was estimated at the time to be in the range of $100 - $150 million for coverage of anticipated warranty, repair and replacement costs of failed product with major notebook manufacturers.  As a result, as we reported, NVIDIA's stock tumbled hard on Wall Street to the extent that some analysts were calling it a buy opportunity. Further, NVIDIA's Huang noted on the call, "This... Read more...
On Tuesday, Toshiba launched the Qosmio G55-802, the first laptop available with the Cell CPU. Yep, think PS3 technology, developed jointly by Toshiba, Sony, and IBM. The laptop has the following features, for $1549.99: Windows Vista Home Premium (SP1, 64-bit) Windows Vista Home Premium (SP1, 32-bit) Tohiba Quad Core HD Processor Intel Core 2 Duo Processor P7350 (2 GHz) NVIDIA® GeForce 9600M GT 4GB PC2-6400 DDR2 800MHz SDRAM 500GB: Two 250GB 5400rpm hard drives DVD-SuperMulti (+/-R double layer) with Labelflash drive Atheros Wireless LAN (802.11b/g/n) Bluetooth V2.1 + EDR 18.4" Screen However, in particular, the Cell CPU is not about gaming, but about a multimedia experience. Taking the... Read more...
Responding to the Demand for Next-Generation Notebooks, OCZ Introduces DDR3 Laptop Memory for High-End Mobile Systems Sunnyvale, CA—July 7, 2007—OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced the all-new DDR3 SODIMM modules as its next generation notebook memory to support the impending Intel Centrino® 2 mobile platform.  These latest memory offerings for notebooks help reduce power consumption and increase speed and bandwidth, resulting in a higher performing laptop. As next-generation laptops are introduced in the upcoming weeks, OCZ is prepared to deliver high-performance DDR3 for these advanced gaming and... Read more...
A study on laptop loss at airports was just released, and we don't know what is more depressing: how many laptops are "lost" at the airport, how few of the "lost" laptops have their data protected, or how few of the "lost" laptops are ever recovered. The Airport Insecurity: The Case of Lost Laptops report was conducted by the Ponemon Institute and was sponsored by Dell. The report finds that "business travelers lose more than 12,000 laptops per week in U.S. airports." That works out to over 62,400 laptops per year. If the average business laptop costs $1,200, then roughly $749 million worth of laptops are lost each year at U.S. airports. To make matters worse, the report claims that for those... Read more...
Toshiba recently announced that its lightweight Portégé R500 ultraportable laptop is now available with a 128GB solid state drive (SSD). With this new, but pricey option, Toshiba claims that the Portégé R500-S5007V is now "the world's lightest laptop with a 128GB SSD and DVD SuperMulti drive." That might sound impressive upon first blush, but it's actually a rather hollow claim, as there are very few--if any--other 128GB SSD-based laptops on the market right now. But, we thought we would use this opportunity to proclaim HotHardware.com as the world's favorite tech enthusiast site among HotHardware.com editors.The Portégé R500 has been around for a year or so now, but still remains one the... Read more...
At HP's invitation-only "Connecting Your World" media event in Berlin today, HP unveiled a slew of new laptop designs--some of which will be available in just a few weeks. Leading off the gaggle of new laptops is HP's Pavillion "dv" consumer series: "The entertainment-packed HP Pavilion "dv"-series notebooks is adorned with a sleek, liquid-metallic HP Imprint 2 surface design, "magic chrome" touch controls that appear at the touch of a finger, and intuitive, one-click access to high-quality TV, photos, movies and music from nearly any location. The notebook series also features built-in HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection, which automatically stops the hard drive from spinning after it detects... Read more...
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