Mac fans who wish to enrich themselves with some Blu-ray feat with their computers can now upgrade the machine with the FastMac’s Blu-Ray optical drive upgrade. The new slim-line offers up to 50GB of storage on one disk. Well, it is priced at $800 that is somewhat about $200 pricier than the PS3. And yes, the FastMac’s drive doesn’t releases a bluish glowing light. The new drive fits fine into many Mac products, including 17-inch MacBook Pro, the Intel iMac, and the Mac mini (sorry for the 15-inch MacBook owners).
Monthly Archives: March 2012
This one seems to appear a ‘Gem’ of an offer by Acer. The all-new Acer Aspire range of notebooks comes up with classy outlook and a better CPU. Their extravagant designs speak highly of Acer’s rising reputation. The ‘Gemstone’, as they have named it, incorporates a unique rounded design with opal contours and edges, white keyboard with brilliant sapphire blue keys and what surprises me the most is that Acer has not yet given a slightest hint on its features. I am sure they will soon be letting out a detailed performa of specifications for this new ‘Gemstone’ range. Via: Akihabaranews
What do you expect in a business laptop? Obviously, portability, reasonable price tag, up-to-the-minute innards, and superior connectivity options. Hewlett-Packard’s new Compaq 6515b and Compaq 6715b business notebook computers have all these features stuffed. The 14.1-inch widescreen 6515b and the 15.4-inch widescreen 6715b are configurable with AMD Sempron and Turion processors, including 64-bit dual core Turion X2. Bothe the lappies boast 80GB to160GB hard disk drives, XP Pro to Vista Business, EV-DO or HSDPA 3G connectivity, ATI X1250 graphics, 802.11n WiFi, four USB ports, PC Card slot, and memory card reader. Other than that, the machines will come with dual-layer DVD burners, including drives with LightScribe technology. The pricing start at $649, which I think will lure a number of customers. Via: laptoping
This is a latest offering from the house of Fujitsu. It is an ultra light-weight notebook which weighs a mere 1 kg. The LOOX P70WN laptop PC by Fujitsu is definitely going to make a big impression for the company. The Fujitsu LOOX P70WN is driven by an Intel Core Solo U1400 1.3GHz processor, 1GB RAM, 60/80GB of HDD. It proudly flaunts an 8.9-inch LCD display with a resolution of 1280�768. Another notebook PC named Fujitsu LOOX P50WN is also on the verge of its launch. This notebook PC is driven by an Intel Celeron M443 1.2GHz processor. Via: Itechnews
Now here is a notebook that speaks a lot for its company. The Acer Aspire 5680-6798 notebook PC is surely here to stay and that too for good. ‘NotebookReview’ has presented a full in depth review of this sleek marvel It’s powered by an Intel Core2 Duo T7200 2.0GHz Processor, which is in fact one of the most powerful and speedy processors on the planet, 2GB of RAM (random access memory), a 160GB of HDD and NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600-SE that boasts of a 256MB RAM. This Acer Aspire 5680 flaunts a 15.4-inch of LCD display with WXGA (1280 x 800) resolution, seriously telling you this screen bestows you with that high quality picture which is best in its class. A WiFi 802.11 a/b/g, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR and a 5-in-1 card reader slot also serve as add-on delights. Do you need anything more? Via: Itechnews
We already know about Apple’s plans to introduce MacBook Pros that will come rocking more multihued displays with the new backlight technology. The MacBook Pros will swing from cold cathode fluorescent backlights (CCFLs) to LED backlights. They had plans to announce the LED backlit LCD screens sometime this year but now some sources say that two companies have already got sample units tested for certification by Apple. Moreover, it has been confirmed that they are working with 15-inch and 13-inch screens. Earlier, 13-inchers were just under consideration. The rumors are not confirmed at the moment but we might see Apple Mac units shipping with LED backlit screens sometime soon.
The hottest news in the air in the laptop dome is that HP is going to take wraps off a 20-inch notebook dubbed the Pavilion HDX. This is not for the very first time that we will be witnessing a 20-incher machine but the new HDX Pavilion surely calls for attention as it features more than enough space to house both a full-sized keyboard and a windows media remote. The details are scarce but it is expected to feature the new Santa Rosa chipset, GeForce Go 8000 video card, HDMI out, and HD DVD functionality. The bid notebook weighs 12 lbs and is said to be a powerful gaming machine. There is no info about the pricing and availability at the moment. Via: Engadget
By the end of this year or in 2008, we would have notebooks featuring widescreen 3D LCD panels. The biggest downside with such displays is that they consume a lot of power and reduce the brightness too. But, it would surely get a warm welcome from the gaming community. US-based notebook vendors are showing keen interest in such 3D displays. Samsung Korea has revealed that the 3D display market will surpass US$2 billion in 2010. iZ3D has already launched such 3D LCD monitor models in the market. Although the idea looks great but who will go for the shorter battery life? Certainly, not me! Via: UberGizmo
Samsung recently rolled out its updated UMPC sporting a split-QWERTY keyboard and long-lasting battery life. Samsung’s latest Ultra-Mobile PC (UMPC), called Q1 Ultra has now been availed almost a year after the original Q1 was debuted. One of the noteworthy characteristics of the updated model is the addition of a QWERTY keyboard, which is split down middle and can be seen on both side of the 7-inch screen. Samsung says that the keypad can be accessed easily with your thumbs enabling quick typing. Besides, the Q1 Ultra is also claimed to give support to external keyboards and the on-screen keyboard discovered on the Q1. The Q1 Ultra, under the hood integrates in an Intel Ultra Mobile Processor with a clock speed ranging from 600 to 800 MHz. The UMPC also comes integrated with 1GB of DDR2 high-speed memory, and as said by Samsung, has almost 4.5 hours of battery life. The Q1 ultra is featured with a gamut of connectivity alternatives, comprising Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0 and an optional HSDPA modem. The Q1 Ultra also claims to support Windows Vista and XP Tablet Edition. The Samsung Q1 Ultra is somewhat lightweight at 1.5 pounds and keeps up the complete appearance of the original Q1. The 7-inch touch screen LCD with a resolution of 1024 by 600 keeps center stage, and sports LED backlighting. The Q1 Ultra also characterizes a fingerprint reader for security and quick logins for apps and Websites. The Samsung Q1 Ultra UMPC can currently be availed for about $800. Read
This is a new offering from the house of HP Compaq, the latest HP Compaq ultralight Tablet PC, dubbed the HP Compaq 2710P. It carries all the features that make a notebook complete and most wanted in it’s slot. This super notebook weighs around 3.6 pounds and bestows you with a 1280 x 800 pixel high clarity display, 12.1-inch widescreen with active digitizer, simply outstanding, an Intel Core 2 Duo ULV processor, 100GB of HDD, up to 4GB of DDR2 SDRAM, Bluetooth 2.0, 802.11 a/b/g/draft-n, optional EV-DO or HSDPA module and an ExpressCard/54 slot. It gives you an option between Vista, XP, and FreeDOS operating systems.