Jun 9 2010

Alienware M11x Gaming Netbook Gets New Intel Core i5, i7 Processor

Dell boasts that the M11x gaming netbook is the “world’s most powerful 11-inch gaming laptop” and they’re now competing against themselves to create an even better netbook.

The new M11x gaming netbooks will have the same graphics cards (Nvidia GeForce GT 335M) as before, as well as feature new Intel Core i5-520UM and Intel Core i7- processors.  Of course, the options now are also more expensive — $949 for the i5 model and $1,099 for the i7 model (versus $799 and $899 for their predecessors).

Both netbooks will feature TurboBoost technology, as well as an integrated Intel HD Graphics Media Accelerator.  The M11x netbook definitely is a heavyweight performer in its 4.4 pound weight class and doesn’t totally break the bank.  If you’re interested in gaming and on the market for a netbook, get out there and check it out!

Via ZDNet.

Jun 8 2010

Toshiba to Introduce Android-Based Netbook and 3D Laptop

Toshiba’s got some new and exciting computing devices coming out soon.

The AC100 is a 10.1″ netbook that will run on the Android 2.1 operating system instead of on Windows.  The netbook will be powered by a Tegra processor, and be equipped with 512 MB of RAM and a 16 GB SSD hard drive.  Other features of the Toshiba AC100 netbook include 1080p HD playback, WLAN, Ethernet, an HDMI port, and a 1.3 megapixel webcam.  The standard 3-cell battery that comes with the netbook is estimated to last four to five hours.

No release date or pricing schedule have been released yet for this netbook.

The A665 is a 15.6″ (1366×768 resolution) laptop that will be powered by an Intel Core i7 processor (one of Intel’s newest processors for laptops).  It’ll be equipped with 4 GB of DDR3 RAM and a 500 GB hard drive.  Other features for the Toshiba A665 laptop include a Nvidia GeForce GTS350 graphics card, Bluetooth 2.1 capabilities, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Gigabit Ethernet, three USB 2.0 ports, an eSATA port, an HDMI port, a multi-card reader, and a Blu-ray drive  — quite the powerhouse.

The laptop will come with preinstalled 3D content and a pair of 3D glasses will be included in the package.  In terms of audio, the A665 will be equipped with Harman Kardon stereo speakers, Dolby Advanced Audio, and a Sleep-and-Music function, which allows users listen to music even if the computer is in sleep mode.

The Toshiba A665 laptop’s release is expected sometime this July.  Pricing is not yet known.

Via TechEye.

Oct 13 2009

ASUS Intros The M60J Laptop

ASUS is introducing another notebook based on the new Core i7 processor: the 16 inch M60J. Unfortunately, only the specs are available right now, and they are as follows.

  • 16-inch glossy display (1366×768)
  • Intel Core i7 720QM/820QM processors
  • Nvidia GeForce GT 240M 1GB graphics
  • Dual 2.5-inch hard drive bays
  • 6-cell 4800mAh battery
  • Weight: 3.3 kg/7.27 lbs w/battery
  • Dimensions: 14.8 in. (W) x 10.4 in. (D) x 1.3~1.6 in (H)
  • 2-year limited global warranty

Please note that the dual hard drives can offer up to 1 Terrabyte of storage, so by all means, go nuts on the movies and music.

    Via NotebookReview

    Oct 6 2009

    Intel’s New Core i7 Chip Comes To Rock Laptops

    Good news people, the Core i7 desktop microprocessor – yes, the very same Core i7 featured in Intel’s recent desktop competition – just got mobile. Under the name of Clarksfield, the new chips are comparable to their desktop counterparts in many respects, and are actually better in the range they have for Turbo Boost*. At the risk of sounding like a TV ad, this chip will allow you to run demanding applications on your laptop concurrently and use computing power (and battery power) efficiently.

    *Turbo Boost: a technology implemented by Intel which allows CPU performance to be dynamically increased on demand, courtesy of Intel

    Via TechReport & CNET

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