Dell has come up with certain ideas to regain its top position, which it recently lost to HP, and boost its market. Dell has planned to launch 500,000 sub-$500, 15-inch notebooks with AMD Turion processors by next month, followed by 17-inch models next year. Dell has also announced that it has engineered the energy smart setting in its new OptiPlex desktops, which will provide with a better energy efficiency keeping in mind company’s commitment to the environment. Regarding the environment, it’s heartening to see tech companies taking responsibility for the recycling of their products, and Dell has been including such free recycling with its computers for some time. The recycling program aims to recover 275,000,000 pounds of equipment by 2009-nearly one pound for every American.
MobilityGuru has some fine slideshows on its site that compare the two new quality notebooks from the house of Gigabyte-the 12.1-inches W251U (pictured left) and the 15.4-inches W551N (pictured right). The slideshows have been made on the basis of different tests including the 3DMark05 PCMark05, MobileMark 2005, Display Brightness and the Contrast tests. Anyway, the prominent difference is the display size. While both the notebooks are bestowed with the Core 2 Duo processors, the W551N supports Nvidia GeForce Go 7400 graphic processor and the W251U features Intel GMA 950. The W251U runs on a 2GHz T7200 processor while the W251U features a 1.83GHz T5600. To know the detailed info on both the Gigabyte’s machines, do watch the slideshows that will give you a proper analysis of the two.
In a marked deviation from their earlier Notebooks and desktops the Lenovo presented its new brightened-up range of notebooks and desktop PC’s. There were total of four products launched two in notebooks category and two series of desktop PC’s. All the products are slated for a Mid-December launch. The Y-series of notebooks have taken a complete makeover from the earlier notebooks by Lenovo. The Y-300 has a 13-inch widescreen LCD with NIVIDIA GeForce Go 7300 graphics card (Hmm…) a webcam that has the ability to recognize the owners face to log in. the notebooks weighs only 4.85 pounds. The Y-400 also flaunts the same design makeover as the above but has a 14-inch LCD with a flush mounted touchpad, a webcam and 2-watt subwoofers. The desktop range was also boosted with the introduction of Q-series lineup which will offer customers a webcam ATi Radeon X1300 graphics card with a Sonic GearHS555 headset. The range starts at $1,017. There are two options in monitors either you can buy 19-inch or 20-inch monitors. Similarly the H seriesof Desktop PC’s will provide cheap option for those who are tight on cash with price range starting from $699. The PC comes with a anti bacterial keyboard but there is not much info on its configuration. The trend of cheap pricing of PC’s and Notebooks seems to catching up in the industry as Dell has also announced AMD based cheap PC.
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.
Recently, Dell came up with their new Digg-inspired customer relations site dubbed IdeaStorm. The site is open for users’ recommendations to Dell and the one suggestion that raised eyebrows was about the upcoming dell laptops should be Linux equipped. Now, Dell has commented that ‘the Linux-loaded desktops and laptops will be the first user-generated suggestions that it will follow.’ For the moment, Dell is in talks with Novell to certify corporate client products for Linux, with its OptiPlex desktops, Latitude notebooks and Dell Precision workstations included. Since Vista is too distended to run on a sub-$500 notebook, Dell might be looking for pre-installing an OS that won’t make its low-end hardware look like scrap. Earlier, Dell announced its laptops with theft-protection.
Hybrid is the world which most of the companies seems to be concentration on these days. Now, Samsung has announced its very first laptop that comes with built-in “hybrid hard drive.” The new Samsung R55 multimedia notebook is the first obne to boast the same. The salient specs include an Intel Core 2 Duo T5600 processor clocked at 1.83 GHz, 15.4-inch WXGA LCD display, 80GB hybrid HDD, nVidia GeForce 7400 graphics card, and Vista Premium operating system. The new drive is claimed to offer an increment of 26% in data reading, and amplifies data-writing by 71%. The R55 is priced at $1923. Via: PCjoint
Ilinca Strobel from Softpedia was quick to spot the 8 Core MacPro but was taken aback as it came out to be just a rumor. Apple mistakenly reported that its 8-core processing power notebook is around the corner, with its UK online listing store reportedly listing – ‘quad-core and 8-core processing power”. I wish I could quench my hunger for those Quad-core Intel chips, forget 8 core, however, for now I would just search for those tutorials with the help of which I can replace my duo core with the quad cores chips for the bang. Check out the tutorial here. Those who skills, just keep your fingers crossed until it hits the market.
A few days back, we were talking of the Clevo D900C notebook that claimed to be the world’s fastest. Now, at the CeBIT 2007, Clevo showcased its 12.1-inches M721S notebook. The machine comes featuring Intel Core 2 Duo pro, up to 4GB DDR2 RAM, HSDPA 3.5G connectivity, built-in video camera, and Windows Vista sport. The Clevo M721S ia expected to hit the shelves in the month of April this year.
Samsung Electronics has introduced its new range of notebooks called ‘The Aura Edition’. This new generation edition of notebooks features next generation mobile computing hardware. To improve mobile computing all the three models R70, R20 and Q45 comes equipped with ‘ Nano-Technology’ that involves sprinkling nano-sized silver ion powder on keyboard and touchpad to kill germs. Samsung R20 will be the first model to hit the market. It comprises 14.1-inch TFT LCD monitor, ATI X1250 express card with 15.4-inch version, R70, Blu-ray or HD DVD drive and HDMI connectivity. The model is expected to launch in May. The other model Q45 includes 12.1-inch Widescreen, NVIDIA 8400M graphics card, HSPDA connectivity and 1.3 megapixel built-in webcam. It is the smallest model among the three and will strike the market in June.
Toshiba Matsushita Display (TMD) joint-venture has dropped seven new LCD screens for notebook and UMPC applications with the size ranging from 8.9′ to 13.3′ with resolution range from XGA to WXGA+. Moreover, an LED backlighting system adds to augmented durability against impacts and vibration. The new 10.4-inch and 10.6-inch LCD displays are on hand now from TAEC for $350 each.