Japanese company Frontier Kouziro has rolled out a new 15.4-incher laptop named FRNV71 BTO powered by the Core 2 Duo processor. You can also opt for the base configuration that integrates 1.46GHz Celeron M 410 CPU. The new FRNV71 BTO clocks at 1.66GHz T5500 Core 2 Duo processor and features a wide 15.4′ WXGA screen with not so tempting 1,280 x 800 display. Other salient specs include 256MB of RAM, 60GB HDD, a CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive, as gigabit Ethernet, FireWire, a multi-card reader and ExpressCard/54. Surely, the connectivity options make the machine worth a pick. The Frontier FRNV71 BTO is priced at 129,900 yen ($1,106).
Rock, a UK manufacturer of laptops has presented a new series which they are marketing as a mobile entertainment center. The new series is called the Pegasus series and is much more portable then the earlier offerings of the company. There are three series of Intel’s T5600/T7200/T7400 core Duo processors from which you can choose. The series will have maximum of 2GB DDR2 RAM and 160GB SATA drive, also thrown in will be an 8X dual-layer DVD burner. The laptops have a 13.3-inch of WXGA display with 1280 x 768 pixels. It will also have built in 802.11a/b/g Wi-Fi with a 4-in-1 card reader. Also comes in the package is USB DVB-T TV tuner with FireWire, gigabit Ethernet and three USB connector. The products come with a three year warranty and will have starting range of £722.55 or $1,404 US dollars.
Toshiba has come up with new updates of two of its models ‘SS S30 and SSM36′. The new configurations sees the S30 with a 30GB 4200 rpm HDD and a core Solo U1300 processor but what will interest you most will be the 13.5 hours of battery support. These long haul batteries are a boon for it almost increases the life span of laptop to the working hours of an individual. You can boost the hard disk capacity to 40 GB at 5400 rpm but will loose 2 hours on the battery front. It has a 12.1 WXGA display with 512MB RAM and three USB interface. It also has Wi-Fi, Ethernet, SD card/PC card slots and a biometric fingerprint scanner. It weighs 1.4 kg. The second to get the update is SM36, it now supports a Core 2 Duo T5500 with a 40 GB HDD and batteries support it for 3.5 to 4 hours. It has a combo CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive. Rest all configurations are almost same as that S30. The SSM 36 measures 299x225x34mm and weighs 1.9kg. Both models are slated for a December release and S30 will cost you 267,750 Yen or $2,300 while the M36 will lighter your pockets by 197,400 Yen or $1,700. Itechnews
ASUS says Merry Christmas with there S6F which has donned pink leather casing for this holiday season. This limited edition model(only 50 will be produced) is an ultra-portable laptop and has pretty decent specs like a 11.1-inch WXGA widescreen with 1366 x 768 resolution and in it s heart lies Intel’s 1.66GHz Core Duo. The DDR2 RAM can be boosted up to 2 GB and for the graphics it relies on Intel 950 graphics card. The 120GB HDD gives ample space for the storage and has Wi-Fi, gigabit Ethernet and 4-in-1 card reader integrated. The laptop weighs only 3 pounds but the most crucial part that is battery supports it only for 2 hours. It has two options in leather casing (brown and Pink) and both are priced almost identical at $2500.
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.
After a Hello Kitty camera now there is limited edition Hello Kitty Laptop. Only 100 pieces will be produced of this Epson 101 so it is a sort of collector’s edition. But one question are Japs obsessed by Kitty. The laptop has 12-inch screen which has 1024 x 768 resolution and is powered by a 1.6GHz Celeron M423. I thought Celeron was obsolete but any how this laptop has 512MB RAM with a 40 GB HDD and a combo drive. It comes loaded with kitty’s themes, wallpapers and icon. It has features like fingerprint security, Ethernet and Wi-Fi and comes with a 4GB Pink iPod Nano. Available only in Japan it costs 248,000 Yen or $ 2100 aprox.
This latest notebook from Japan’s DosPara is clad in white. The Prime A Note Cressida NB has a 12-inch WXGA display with a AMD 1.6GHz dual core Processor. The notebook has 512MB of RAM which can be upgraded to 2GB if you have more money to shell out. The HDD is 80 GB SATA and comes loaded with Windows XP home and the company provides a discounted upgrade to Vista when it will be launched. With three hours of battery life it has Wi-Fi, Audio in/out, Ethernet, and three USB ports. The dimensions are 297x213x36mm and it weighs 1.85 Kg. The base model is priced at 800 Euros.
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 holiday season has started and the online retailers are offering heavy discounts. You can buy an Acer Aspire AS3690 with an Intel Celeron 1.6GHz processor for a price ranging from $500 to $650 with various configuration. This laptop is a 15.4-inch 1024×768 beauty and comes pre-fitted with wireless connectivity, Ethernet, VGA out, and a 5-in-1 card reader. The difference that you will find is that is TigerDirect sale is offering a ATI Mobility Radeon Xpress 1100 graphics card with three USB ports while the one on WalMart has Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 and has four USB ports. But you will miss out on is Vista soon to be launched as both cards can not support the new OS. There is also a one on NewEgg for $640 with GMA 950 graphics and having a screen resolution of 1280 x 800.
The FragBook TLX is an ultra thin laptop form Falcon Northwest aimed at the gamers and is light enough for you to carry it around. The features of the laptop are: – 17-inch screen that gives 1680 x 1050 resolution – Intel Core 2 Duo processor with three options of either T7200, T7400 or T7600 – 2GB of DDR2 RAM – In-built 1.3-megapixel camera – 80 to 100 GB of Seagate SATA HDD or a 160GB SATA HDD at 5400rpm – NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 graphics with 256 MB of video memory – Three USB slots, Firewire, gigabit Ethernet and PC card reader The Dimensions of the laptop are 17-inches x 12-inches x 4′-inches and weighs 7.5 pounds. The laptops starting price for the base model is $3,516 with 1 year of warranty.