MSI, creators of the oh-so-popular Wind line of netbooks, really likes announcing new laptops as well, and now there is another child joining the rapidly expanding family of their products. Behold: the GE700 laptop, an enhancement over the recently announced GE600 laptop. Specs are below, and they are pretty good:
- Intel Core i5
- ATI Radeon HD5730 with 1 GB VRAM
- 17.3” “HD+” LCD
- DDR 3 RAM (2 Slot)
- Up to two 500 GB HDD
- Optical Drive
- 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi
- Bluetooth 2.1
- HDMI Port
- e-Sata Port
- 4 USB 2.0 Ports
- 4-in-1 card reader
- HD (720p) Webcam
- 6 or 9 cell Battery
- 7 lb (3.2 kg)
- A Subwoofer
The GE700 also has MSI’s GPU Boost technology, to enable and disable discrete graphics, and MSI’s ECO Engine Power Saving Technology. Pricing is not out yet, but don’t be surprised if this hits the market pretty soon. It looks as if MSI plans on giving Alienware a challenge for the gaming notebook market.
The legal battle has officially begun over the Joo Joo, formerly known as the CrunchPad. TechCrunch owner Michael Arrington announced on Thursday that he had filed a lawsuit against former business partner Chandra Rathakrishnan, CEO of Fusion Garage. The suit alleges many wrongdoings on Fusion Garage’s part, including a number of charges that include the theft of money and property owned by TechCrunch. Rathakrishnan is not backing down, claiming that Arrignton’s allegations are false, and that her company owes absolutely nothing to TechCrunch.
The Joo Joo tablet notebook is priced at $500 and will be available for purchase at midnight tonight on the company’s website. If you want in, I’d suggest acting quickly, in case the lawyers get ahold of this thing before you can.
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AMD has been keeping Congo in the works for the release of Windows 7 as a competitor to Intel’s Atom, but it will soon be rearing its ultraportable head in the soon-to-be-released MSI Wind 12 U230. With a 12.1” monitor, it’s no netbook, but it packs a solid punch while staying under three pounds, though you may be able to clear three pounds if you order the six-cell-battery instead of the three.
It’s that exciting.
Specifically, the punch will contain up to 4 GB of RAM, up to 320 GB of hard drive space, and a 1366×768 screen resolution, along with the Congo platform, designed for multimedia usage and longer batter life, all in a package only 0.9-1.2” thick.
Some say yes.
Netbooks do not require a lot of power to operate (but most also aren’t able to perform the most power/performance-intensive tasks). In general, netbooks are more energy-efficient than notebooks and thus, require less electricity.
Netbooks also also constructed using fewer materials.
Some say no.
Netbooks are relatively cheap, so some individuals may feel compelled to replace them more often. So in a way, more total materials may actually be consumed in the construction of netbooks.
Also, since most netbooks are only able to perform basic tasks, individuals who have netbooks may also have other computing devices, such as a laptop or a desktop. In other words, the netbook is used as a supplementary computing device.
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