In yet another release before 25 Dec the DosPara has come up with another couple of new laptops in its much congested prime series. The Prime Note Helios DN and Prime Note Chronos IB are both priced below the $2000 band with pretty good specs. The Helios supports 17-inch display (1680 x 1050) and has a Core 2 Duo T5500 pro with 1GB RAM and 100GB of SATA storage capacity. The graphics are driven by GeForce Go 7600 card with 512Mb of dedicated memory and express card. Apart from this there is also space for DVD burner, 2-megapixel webcam and HDMI. The Chronos IB has a 15.4-inch 1280 x 800 display with express card and a webcam but is a poor brother of Helios but the price tag of $1,100 might make you think otherwise. The Helios is priced at $1,600 but there is weight problem with these both laptops as they weigh between 3.9 to 2.7 kgs.
AsusTek will be very soon launching its 17-incher widescreen barebone ASMobile Z84Jp laptop for the Asus aficionados. The new 8.8 pound machine will come rocking a 1680 x 1050 display, Intel Core 2 Duo processor (up to 2.33GHz), Nvidia GeForce Go 7600 graphics card with 512MB of VRAM, 4GB DDR2 RAM, and S-video out. Other key specs of the multimedia whitebox laptop include HDMI out, ExpressCard, PC Card, and 7-in-1 media reader. The ASMobile Z84Jp comes with a carrying bag and is adorned with a piano-black finish. Though there is no info about the pricing of the new machine (it won’t come cheap as far as I think), it will most probably get an official launch in the late January.
This is ultra affordable laptop from Malata ‘PC-68001′ which sans CD-ROM and Hard disk a common feature today. Instead at the price of $300 it flaunts or you will have to be satisfied with 1GB flash based memory with 256 MB RAM. But there is an option of connecting external HDD or CD-ROM via USB and it also has HDMI output as well as VGA if you do not want to view it on its 8-inch 800 x 480 display. It will be launched this year in USA with target users either students, persons with cash problems or who just want a device to surf net and nothing more.
Along with Evesham, Dell, Toshiba, and Lenovo, BenQ has also rolled out its Santa Rosa-based 14.1-inch widescreen Joybook S41 notebook. The good looking laptop is blessed with an array of functionalities, including up to 2GB RAM, a 160GB hard drive, wireless a/b/g/n, an NVIDIA GeForce 8600M and a 1.3-megapixel webcam. Other than that, the Snaat Rosa notebook will be equipped with feature an HDMI-output and an ExpressCard slot. While we have no hint about the pricing, the Joybook S41 is expected to debut anytime this month.
7 Reasons why tablets or smartphones can’t replace laptops
In this present day scenario when we are almost everywhere surrounded with techie stuff. Some of questions are bound to pop up, same is the case with this comparison between Tablets and Laptops, who will knock out whom. Some say that laptops may be a thing of yesteryear with present enhacements in tablets and smartphone technology. But before we jump to any conclusion on this thing we must go through some of the facts which give laptops an upper hand in any case.
1. No mouse pad and Keyboard: Real hardwares such as keyboard and mouse go missing in tablets making some tasks really cumbersome.
2. No Space for drives: Basically all the smartphones and tablets don’t have any ports at all for cds and dvds. If one wishes to use a blu ray disc he might have to look for a laptop rather than a tablet.
3. Problems with OS: Most of us aren’t familiar with the OS of smartphone and it could be a whole new learning curve for us to get familiar with these. And to add to the worry list they have very limited compatibility in terms of hardware.
4. Peripheral Connectivity problem: Most of the smartphones and tablets don’t have slots for connection with printers, cameras and some other USB devices which we come across daily and even if there are slots they might have software issues.
5. Storage issues: Most of the laptops even if we count the most basic ones come with atleast 250 GB of storage space but talking of smartphones they are limited to 64 GB atmost and if we wish to upgrade there storage they might prove heavy on our pockets.
6. Absence of Ports: Every laptop comes with USB, HDMI, ETHERNET ports and SD card slots making them of great use but smartphones and tablets don’t have any such port or all ports.
7. Pricing: Most of smartphones and tablets with usable features come around $400-$500 however a laptop can be ours well within $500 and to add up smartphones and tablets don’t give that much flexibilty in functions as off yet that a laptop can give in as much as half price to them.
Laptops and desktops have been part and parcel of our lives for almost 30 years and smartphones and tablets are in their budding phase have just arrived. And to ask them to replace laptops is a tough ask because many industries have got their issues sorted out with laptops and desktops. Both are exciting and useful and can certainly co-exist without out-placing each other, hence both are here to stay.
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