Well geeks, here is your new pink notebook computer, ChicPetite by Xtreme Notebooks. It appears that it will attract girls more but its features might arrest boys too, and if you’re a pink-hugger its time to add one more gadget in pink. This bright notebook features 12.1-inch screen, weighs 4.2 pounds and is powered by an Intel Core 2 Duo T7600 (depending upon the configuration) and incorporates an Express Card reader, built-in 4-in-1 Flash Memory reader, WiFi, up to 2GB of RAM, up to 160GB hard drive and 802.11 b/g wireless. The standard price is $1,349 (around £700), but you have to shell bit more for other powerful configurations. Via: Uberreview
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Is that a book on the table? Well, it’s a notebook. The picture above is not anything else but, a Asus U3 laptop released in the market. Asus, the laptop manufacturing company has been developing some pretty innovative products lately. The latest in the market is the 13inch ultra portable U3 laptop. The U3 is well equipped with a Santa Rosa chipset. This laptop is probably one of the fewer models which use the low voltage intel dual core processor. The best part about this baby is it’s packed with a host of technologies. It has a HDMI, GPS, S-video and eSATA. This is the first time I am hearing about a laptop equipped with a GPS. I think that’s a great deal. The antenna port of the laptop is built in on the right side of the laptop. The laptop will have firewire ports along with ExpressCard 54 slots. The exterior is finished in superior piano black leather approved by Billy Joel. Now this yet another interesting part. I wonder how Billy Joel fits in the equation. Moving on, the exterior also provides a set of USB ports just like any other laptops. The laptop is priced at around $2000. However, this depends on the dealers. For this price tag, the company provides a great laptop with a LED backlit variety screen. The narrow and slim profile makes this laptop slim and as they claim ultra portable. Even though the pricing information has been released, we haven’t managed to get a release date yet. Image Credits: Notebookreview Source Link: Engadget
Another notebook that amalgamates desktop like power in it and touts aloud of its power to convert your notebook into an inflexible Media Center PC is Fujitsu’s new LifeBook N6460 . The notebook comes powered with Genuine Windows Vista and features Intel Core 2 Duo Processor united with high-speed ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600 graphics that delivers superior level of performance to gamers and technology cravers and comes packed with high contrast 17-inch Color-Enhanced Crystal View display, video optimization circuitry and built-in stereo sound system with subwoofer. More features of the LifeBook N6460 include: * 2 GB DDR2 667 MHz SDRAM memory * 1 GB Intel Turbo Memory * Dual-Layer Multi-Format DVD Writer * Fingerprint Sensor * Remote Control * Built-in WLAN 11AGN * 1000/100/10 Mbps (GigaBit) LAN * 56Kbps modem * PCMIA Card Slot * 5x USB 2.0 ports * Mini D-SUB 15-pin VGA-out * S-Video Out * HDMI-Video Out * IEEE 1394 * SD/MS/MS PRO memory card slot * Lithium ion 3200 mAh battery The laptop is available in 2 configurations in US stores with main difference of 200 GB (4200 rpm, SATA) hard drive (200 GB x 1) and 400 GB (4200 rpm, SATA) hard drive (200 GB x 2) and to get it you have to shell out $1,799 and $2,599, respectively. Via: Pclaunches
BenQ has just expanded its family by dropping the new Joybook R56, but how much juice this cool Joybook encompass in it, let’s check it out. This 15.4 inch laptop features WXGA widescreen display with an eight-millisecond response time, HDMI output, NVIDIA’s GeForce 8400M G. In addition, the JoybookR56 runs on Intel Core 2 Duo T7100 processor with 512MB to 2GB of DDR2 RAM, up to 160GB of SATA hard drive space, an optional dual-layer DVD writer, six-cell Li-ion battery, 802.11a/g/n, built-in stereo speakers/subwoofer with noise and echo cancellation software and a slide of ports that comprises FireFire, Ethernet, VGA, audio in / out, eSATA, ExpressCard, and four USB 2.0 connectors. Price and availability is not yet leaked. Image Via: Electronista
Anybody remembers the immensely popular ‘Transformers’ legion of movies, comics, TV series and toys? Well, now you can have one of those in your desk – in the form of Haier’s G70 themed notebook. Now, that’s exciting news only for the select fans of ‘Transformers’. For the rest – yawn!! Buck up companies – consumers have grown mature! Haier’s G70 has nothing exceptionally attractive to offer apart from the Transformers decal at the back of the laptop. It runs on Intel PM965 chipset and sports a 1920 x 1200 pixel 17-inch display. Other features include 2 GB RAM, 120 GB Hard Disk and GEForce Go 7950GTX with 512 MB of RAM. The price hasn’t been disclosed, but I doubt if Transformers fans would be too concerned. Via: engadget
Apple Mac products have always enjoyed a special place in the hearts of connoisseurs. For eons, the Mac PCs have ruled the roost and Apple has always ensured that its technology never turns obsolete by adapting to changing scenarios and adhering to the norms of technological evolution. The Macbook Pro has carried on the legacy of its legendary ancestors and to further it, Apple has released the new Macbook Pro, with all new features and additions. The new Macbook Pro boasts of enhanced processing speeds and the much anticipated increase in battery life, which is now around 6 hours tops. In addition to this, the stunning device has LED backlighting for the halo effect. However, this feature will be available only in the 15.4 inch model. If you thought 1 GB RAM was fast, your jaws would drop if I told you that this notebook is lightning fast with 2 GB. With the NVidia 8600M GT video card, you couldn’t have asked for a better gaming experience. Additional features of the notebook include Fire Wire 400 and 800, a whopping 200 GB hard disk, an illuminated keyboard and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR. The new Macbook Pro also features the Magsafe Power Adapter. This is not the end. Both the 15 inch and 17 inch models feature integrated charge indicator LEDs to let you know when the notebook needs a power thrust. If you are already drooling over its features and looks, the pricing will make you go zany. Natural logic suggests a proportional increase of price with added features. Not quite. The notebook costs the same $1999. It certainly is a must-buy. Via: dailytechnobabble images1, images2
Asus’ U3 laptop is now officially announced to hit our shelves and it appears that company has bundled it with all the goodies to magnetize young geeks with its arresting specs. This 13.3 inches Santa Rosa-based notebook features piano painted LCD cover exterior, stainless contour and magnesium aluminum alloy casing with genuine leather bound palm rest. U3 series notebooks detailed hardware specs comprise: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T7500/ T7300/ T7100/ T5450/ T5250/ CM540 Mobile Intel GM965 Chipset, ICH8M South Bridge Intel 4965 a/b/g/n, 3945 a/b/g Network Connection Genuine Windows Vista nVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS with 128MB VRAM, Turbo Cache 384MB with 1GB system Memory; 896MB with 2GB System Memory 1.3M Pixels Video Camera Up to 2560MB DDR2 667 MHz RAM (only 1 slot) Support for Intel Turbo Memory SATA HDD up to 160 GB, Turbo Memory/ GPS/ 3G/ Bluetooth Option External USB Optical Disc Drive (Combo/Super Multi) Ports: 1x HDMI, 1x e-SATA, External GPS RF in connector, VGA port/Mini D-sub, 3x USB 2.0 ports, Audio jack, LAN RJ-45, Phone RJ-11 jack, 1394 Type jack, TV-Out (S-video) Dimensions: 31.85 x 24.3 x 2.22~3.22cm Weight: 1.75kg (with 3 cell battery) The notebook is forecasted to release sometimes in September and will hit our shelves with $2,000 price tag ballpark. Via: Laptoplogic
The concept now turns into reality! $100 laptop is soon to bring big smiles on the faces of pupils in rural South American hamlet. The five years old concept of $100 laptop project finally gets the green light to ramp-up production of this low-cost machine. This low cost machine is scheduled to hit the streets this October. The concept took five years of designing, collaboration and innovation for bringing the $100 laptop to this stage and this has been a turbulent journey for One Laptop per Child (OLPC), the organization behind the scheme and its founder Nicholas Negroponte. Some critics’ notion is that such a cheap device could not offer the technology or durability required to be beneficial. Others pointed out that the target third-world countries had more burning problems, such as starvation, dehydration and disease. But for OLPC this endeavor is not a gift of modern technology, but rather an educational initiative and ‘an expression of global solidarity’ that would ‘open up new fronts’ for children’s education. The innovative design of the XO machine is impressive, even to critics. This innovative ‘XO’ device is designed to run on less than 10% of the power required by an ordinary laptop. The main purpose of developing XO is to cope with the harsh and remote conditions found in areas where it may be used, such as the deserts of Libya or the mountains of Peru. The software, memory, and screen are all designed to minimize energy consumption. The battery-run XO can even be recharged with solar cells, or human-operated foot pumps or pull-string chargers, and last four times as long as an average battery. The laptop will initially cost $176 but the organization predicts that the price will drop to the target $100 as manufacturing and improvements are integrated. Source: BBC
BenQ has been off the hook for a while now, but they have finally collected themselves well in time for the CES, entering the laptop fray with their latest Joybook Lite U101. Weighing at about 1 kg, the U101 is aimed as a second notebook for the vivid user. It packs a 10.1” 16:9 WSVGA LED backlit screen supporting 1024 x 600 resolutions. This not so big notebook is powered by a 1.6GHz Atom processor for higher energy efficiency and extended battery life which is made possible with SSD-driven, three-cell battery. Joybook Lite U101 is expected to be made available by the 2nd or 3rd quarter of 2009, with either Linux® or Windows® OS, 1.3MP webcam, WiFi and optional 3.75G HSUPA and Bluetooth. Press release: LAS VEGAS, NV January 8, 2009 – BenQ announced today the official launch of their new Joybook Lite Series with the introduction of the very first model, the Lite U101. Targeting those who mainly use the Internet for social networking and personal communication, the U101 is engineered for optimum multimedia sight, sound, and play all in an ultra-portable form factor. At around 1 kg^, it packs heavyweight Internet entertainment with a brilliant 10.1” 16:9 WSVGA LED backlit screen, 8ms response time, and smart conveniences for unbridled web browsing, video chatting, and every imaginable Internet activity. A generously sized keyboard (90% of full-size qwerty), optional 3.75G HSUPA*, plus notable features and cool styling place this netbook ahead of the competition. “The way consumers use the Internet has evolved tremendously to where it has become a personal extension of themselves via blogging, networking, video sharing and shopping. The Internet is now a personal pastime and the U101 perfectly fits the budget, style, and interests of those enthusiasts,” said Peter Chen, GM of BenQ Technology Product Center. “It delivers everything they need to enjoy the Internet at an affordable value with take-anywhere portability.” Positioned as a second notebook for avid Internet users whose main web activities focus on personal style and individuality, the U101 places equal value on aesthetics and technology. The lid is covered in an Emoticon design (available in sapphire blue, shimmery black, pearly white, or rosy pink**) which appears as an orderly grid of small patterns. Upon close look, one is intrigued by various lively emoticons (a combination of symbols and letters that have become an international language in the Internet world), all derived from the phrase: “I ♥ Joybook Lite.” The emoticon motif captures the very essence of today’s Internet user, enabling self-expression through the product’s trendy cool style as well as with its net-centric functionality. At around one kilogram^, the U101 is smaller than most netbooks, yet it offers more benefits: a dual-drive supported memory capacity to give you the massive storage capacity of HDD and the stability of SSD, a more comfortably- sized keyboard (90% of the full-size qwerty), longer battery life, and a bigger 10.1” LED WSVGA 16:9 screen that displays HD movies in their native format without annoying black bars. Plus, the U101 enables full enjoyment of the World Wide Web with wider coverage at faster speed via WiFi and optional 3.75G HSUPA and Bluetooth®*. Sharing videos and photos is effortless, spontaneous, and crystal-clear with a high-resolution 1.3MP webcam (with WebCam® Companion® and Magic-i®), built-in 1.5-watt speakers, VoIP, and integrated microphone. A highly intuitive and customizable GUI (available on the Linux® OS) adds fun and personality to operation. As Intel’s tiniest and least power-consuming processor, the all new hafnium-infused Intel® Atom™ Processor powers the U101 with higher energy efficiency and extended battery life, all while still supporting full Internet capabilities. When it is SSD-driven, the included three-cell battery, engineered with the latest power-conserving technology, lasts an unsurpassed four hours. A six-cell battery will be available for purchase at a later date. The Joybook Lite U101, available with either Linux® or Windows® operating system, is expected to be available in the U.S. during the 2nd or 3rd quarter of 2009. For more information, please visit BenQ.com. *Available as optional purchase. **Colors of actual items may differ in appearance. Weight may vary depending on particular hardware configuration.
Laptops have been used by humans from long now, and different technologies are being introduced every year in the computer field. Apart from laptops for humans, Toshiba has also launched an innovative laptop- laptop for dogs. It is targeted towards techno geeks who are also dog lovers. Toshiba is a leader in laptop market, and has come up with several models for the PetBook K9 series for dogs. The casing of some models of these laptops is made from vitamin-enriched organic rawhide, providing dogs something to chew on. Just like fingerprint scanners, these laptops have paw scanners that will allow your dog to access the data with just a swift swipe of his paw. It also has the latest version of Bark2Txt that will allow your dog to type emails much faster, and with 99% accuracy. It also has a 3.2 MP camera and a mic, so that your dog can easily video conference with his bark buddies. The laptop comes with a pet pack, which fits easily on your dog’s back and he can carry it to any place that he wants to. Now your dog care supplies are not just limited to dog food and Frontline Plus- you have got to buy this laptop for him. There are 3 basic models of the PetBook K9 series, and they come with a minimum of 2 GB DDR RAM. With a widescreen display, and slobberguard technology, this laptop is safe from doggy drool. Now wherever you go, you can remain in contact with your beloved pet, using video conferencing. Toshiba has launched this product just in time for April fools day! Yes, that’s right! This is not a real product, but a joke. It just proves that big corporate guys can have a funny bone too. In case you have other pets, like cats, birds, or reptiles, Toshiba is going to launch new PetBook editions for those too!