A company named Kohjisha is working with its new mini-PC, SA1F00, in Japan that features all the specifications of an UMPC along with a 77-key keyboard and that might appeal to the UMPC buffs. Though it’s not a real UMPC, the handy mini-PC boasts AMD 500MHz Geode LX800 processor, 7′ 800×480 touch-sensitive screen, up to 1GB of memory and 80GB of disk, 802.11b/g WiFi, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR connectivity, 3-in-1 memory card, and CF card slots. The SA1F00 features a liquid crystal picture long-lived LED back light adoption, multihued media slot, and the radio function. The device comes pre-loaded with Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition. The pricing starts at Rs.89,000 (approx. $754) with a 40GB disk and around Rs.109,800 (about $930) featuring 80GB.
Bling thing lovers! Here is something new just for you from the house of Medion. The exclusive limited edition Medion Swarovski notebook is embossed with 300 Swarovski crystals. No doubt, it is aimed straightforward at the female users. The grandiose SIM 2060 laptop, other than the glittery exteriors, features a 1.73GHz Core Duo processor, a 12.1-inch display, 1GB DDR2 RAM, a 100GB hard drive, WiFi, Bluetooth, Gigabit Ethernet, a SD/MMC/Memory Stick card reader, an ExpressCard 54 slot, and a dual-layer DVD burner. What? It will set you girls back a mere £1,000 ($1,900). The Swarovski studded limited edition Medion laptop is on sale at its website.
Following the footsteps of Dell and Acer, Rock has also announced a 20-incher notebook named Xtreme SL Pro that comes packed with a horde of specs as of a full-blown desktop. The machine is targeted at the serious gamers who want extreme from their notebook. The Rock Xtreme SL Pro laptop comes equipped with 2.0GHz AMD Turion X2 TL-60 processor, NVIDIA GeForce Go 7950 GTX 512MB graphics card, 1GB DDR2 RAM, two 100GB 7200RPM SATA drives, dual-layer DVD burner, WSXGA+ display, 5.1 surround sound output, 1.3-megapixel webcam, and a 4-in-1 flash card reader. The notebook features integrated WiFi / Bluetooth connectivity, a DVI output, FireWire, and five USB 2.0 ports. The notebook will be available just in time for the holiday season for a price of £2,499 ($4,720). Hefty price guys but hefty features too.
The tablet PC’s may not be a new phenomenon but the style and configuration wars are still gong on. The Fujitsu has launched two tablets PC’s ST5111 and ST 5112 in the market. it is the first tablet PC to have Intel Core Duo Mobile Technology. The ST5111 has 10.4-inch XGA TFT display and the ST5112 flaunts a 12.1-inch XGA TFT display. The configurations of both the tablets are almost same and both support U2500 procs, 4GB RAM and a 100 GB SATA HDD. They also have got Intel950 graphics card under the hood. The XGA TFT display provides better viewing in direct sunlight. They have got touch buttons navegation and a pen with erasing capabilities at the other end just to ensure that you get most out of them. As for the connectivity front both models support Wi-Fi, Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth, Firewire and PCMCIA slots. Despite all of the above feature they weigh only 3.5 pounds and have a battery life of 6 hours which can be extended to 9 hours with the optional 9 cell battery. The ST5111 is priced at $2,429 and the ST5112 will cost $2,199.
It’s beautiful that all I can say. The design looks so refreshing and the specs are also not that bad. This Flybook VM is a 12-inch ultra-portable laptop coming this Charismas. One of the most innovative feature is the adjustable display which can be adjusted to your view angle. As of specs the VM is powered by Intel Core Duo 1.66 GHz processor and has 1 GB of DDR2 RAM which can also be upgraded to 2 GB. It has pre integrated DVD burner. The HDD comes in following capacities of 30GB, 60 GB and 80 GB. Then there are other features like Bluetooth Gigabit Ethernet and USB (2) ports. The graphics are powered by Intel 950 chip. Weighing 3.62 lbs and costing $2,899 it comes in Gold, silver, red and black color.
The Asustek today came up their 14-inch laptop Asus V2 business notebook that has HSDPA or High-Speed Downlink Packet Access integrated. There are loads of features in this lappy which are powered by Intel Core 2 duo processor. The connectivity for this laptop is provided through GSM/GPRS/EDGE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Gigabit Ethernet. The graphics are powered by, ATI Mobility Radeon X1450 graphics and the Core Duo processor works along with a max of 2GB DDR2 RAM with up to 160 GB of SATA HDD. Asus also throws in a 3 mega pixel camera with 3 USB slots and a finger print reader for the security. The laptops weigh 2.3 Kg and come loaded with Windows XP home or Pro but no info on whether you have a option for a vista upgrade when it is launched. There is also no info on the price and availability.
The new Tiger Shark 9500×2 laptop by CompAmerica is of the type which will suit everybody. This 20-inch wide screen laptop giving 1680 x 1050 resolution has a dual SLI NVIDIA GeForce Go 7950 GT graphics card for the gamers and the modeling/ engineering enthusiast can go for SLI nVidia Quadro FX Go 2500M card. The laptop is powered with AMD Turion 64X2 dual core processor and the graphics card has 2x512MB of DDR3 video memory in SLI mode. It has an up to 2048MB of DDR2 RAM and a 120GB SATA hard drive.The connectivity is provided through host of features like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Gigabit Ethernet. With 1.3 mega pixel webcam the laptop also has option for accommodating a TV tuner card. It has five USB ports, DVI video ports, audio ports and a 7-in-1 card reader. The GeForce Go 7950 version will cost you $3,740 and the laptop with Quadro FX Go 2500M will cost around $4,257.
Today we bring you not laptops but tough laptop they will go with you practically anywhere and are tough enough to withstand heat, dust cold and falls. Things the ordinary laptop will die of. We kick of the list with 1) Panasonic Toughbook -18 2) Rough Rider III 3) Rough Rider Max 4) NEC’s ShieldPRO 5) Arbor MIL-6600 Panasonic Toughbook -18 This is a 10.4-inch tablet style toughbook which is resistant to heat, dust and moisture. At 4.5lbs it comes loaded with Window XP, WiFi, Bluetooth, EVDO and all these are powered by Intel Centrino Mobile technology. Batteries last for 3.5 to 7 hours and is priced at $3,000. Rough Rider III Another tried and tested toughbook is Rough Rider III it can survive a 3 feet fall and will operate at the height of 15000 feet. It is resistant to temperature, altitude, shock, humidity, and dust. Its hood contains 1.6GHz Intel Pentium M processor with 60 GB HDD and connectivity is provided through Wi-Fi. Rough Rider Max Another in the series of tough book this book was tested 26 times by dropping it on a wooden surface from 4 feet and it survived. Rest all specs are same as that of above. NEC’s ShieldPRO Use it abuse it but it will work can survive a 3 feet fall and endure temperatures between -20 to 50 degrees this is one heck of a tough companion. It wards of dust moisture and water and has 1.2GHz Core Solo processor with 256 MB RAM and 60GB HDD. Retails for $2,600. Arbor MIL-6600 Weighing 3.5 Kg this is a tablet PC and has gone through Military Standards 810F tests for shock and vibration IP68 standards for the dust and waterproof capabilities. It will work 1.5 meters under water also and temperature range is from -40 to 60 degrees. It has Intel low-voltage Dothan processor with 10.4-inch LCD with 4/8GB flash memory.
Asus is ready with a new refreshed U5F build around their older Sonoma platform. Laptop gets its power from the Intel Core 2 duo T5500 processor with display being a 12.1-inch XGA monitor. With 80 GB HDD and 512Mb RAM the laptop also has features like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, dual-layer DVD burner, while the graphics are powered by Intel 945GM integrated graphic set. It comes pre-loaded with Window XP (Vista Compatibility is missing I suppose) and the Asus’s own “Splendid video intelligence technology” will give you enhanced viewing experience as it will automatically set the contrast, brightness and color ratio. Apart from this there are also USB ports, Ethernet Jack and VGA output. The price of this beauty weighing 1.4kg is not known but you can be sure of finding it in Chinese markets soon.
Don’t dismiss it as any another UMPC as the leaked pictures and specs of Medion MD RIM 1000 UMPC suggest that this forthcoming device packs a punch. For the starters it has VIA 1GHz ultra-low voltage processor coupled with 512MB RAM and a slider keyboard. The UMPC will come with the options of 20, 30 and 40 GB HDD with a 6.5-inch screen which will be powered by Unichrome Pro graphics. It will have built in webcam and digital TV tuner and as far as connectivity is concerned this UMPC also has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and to put icing on the cake it is said that this little devil will be able to run Vista. It will weigh around 1.5 lbs and its battery will support your endeavors for 4 to 5 hours but no info has been provided on the price and availability front.