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Lenovo updates the X300 as X301, includes Centrino2 & 128 GB SSD

Posted by SG on Monday, August 18, 2008

Lenovo has updated it’s X300 Series of Notebooks with Centrino2 Processors & upto 128 GB of SSD Sotrage.

Detailed Specs :

  • Core 2 Duo ULV processor
  • DDR3 RAM
  • 13.3in, 1,440 x 900 screen
  • 64GB or 128GB SSD option
  • DisplayPort, VGA outputs
  • WWAN, GPS, WiMAX, UWB modules

Lenovo is claiming the X301 has 20 per cent better performance than its predecessor, and the move to Centrino 2 should mean that comes with the benefit of improved battery life also. Price wise, the X301 is set to start from $2,599 (~£1,400) but that will doubtless increase by a decent margin if the 128GB drive option is selected.

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Dell announces new E Latitude Series, has one for everyone

Posted by SG on Friday, August 15, 2008

Dell announced the new Latitude E Series with the upgraded Centrino 2 Processors. The notebooks are divided into :-

Ultra Portable – 12.1 Inch – Dell Latitude E4200
Mainstream – 14.1 Inch & 15.4 Inch – Dell Latitude E6400 & Dell Latitude E6500
Essential – 14.1 Inch & 15.5 Inch – Dell Latitude E5400 & Dell Latitude E5500
Semi-Rugged – 14.1 Inch – Dell Latitude E6400 ATG

Specs In Detail :-

E4200
WEIGHT: 2.2lbs
DISPLAY: 12.1″ WXGA (LED-backlit)
PORTS: VGA, RJ45, 1394, (2) USB, eSATA, audio x2
SLOTS: ExpressCard34 and SD/MMC
SECURITY: TPM, Smart Card reader,Integrated fingerprint reader option
Intel UMA graphics
No integrated optical drive
Ultra Low Volt (ULV) CPUs
32GB or 64GB SSD
Backlit Keyboard Option
Multiple Color Options

E4300
WEIGHT: 3.4lbs
DISPLAY: 13.3″ WXGA (LED-backlit)
PORTS: VGA, RJ45, 1394, (2) USB, eSATA, audio x2
SLOTS: ExpressCard34 and SD/MMC
SECURITY: TPM, Contactless and Standard Smart Card reader, Integrated fingerprint reader option
Intel UMA graphics
Mainstream HDD options
Integrated optical drive
Standard Volt CPUs
Webcam Option
Backlit Keyboard Option
Multiple Color Options

E6400
WEIGHT: 4.3lbs (E6400)
DISPLAY: E6400: 14.1″ WXGA & WXGA+ (LED-backlit)
PORTS: VGA, Display Port, RJ45/RJ11, (4) USB, eSATA, 1394a, audio x2
SLOTS: 5-in-1 card reader; PCMCIA or ExpressCard54 choice
SECURITY: TPM, Contactless and Standard Smart Card reader, Fingerprint reader option
BATTERY OPTIONS: 4-cell, 6-cell, 9-cell batteries and a 84WHr 12-cell battery slice
Intel UMA or 256MB NVIDIA discrete graphics
64GB Solid State Drive
Webcam option
Multiple Color Options

E6500
WEIGHT: 5.2lbs (E6500)
DISPLAY: E6500: 15.4″ WXGA, WXGA+ (LED-backlit) & WUXGA
PORTS: VGA, Display Port, RJ45/RJ11, (4) USB, eSATA, 1394a, audio x2
SLOTS: 5-in-1 card reader; ExpressCard54
SECURITY: TPM, Contactless and Standard Smart Card reader, Fingerprint reader option
BATTERY OPTIONS: 4-cell, 6-cell, 9-cell batteries
Intel UMA or 256MB NVIDIA discrete graphics
64GB Solid State Drive
Webcam option
Multiple Color Options

E6400 ATG
DISPLAY: Outdoor viewable display, High brightness (750 nit brightness), Touch screen (650 nit brightness)
Intel UMA graphics
Similar features to E6400
Built and tested to meet MIL-810F standard for dust, non-op and op vibration, humidity, and altitude
Certified for IP5x for dust
Removable shock-mounted hard drive
Spill-resistant keyboard and port covers
High-durability textured paint

E5400
WEIGHT: E5400: 5.5lbs
DISPLAY: E5400: 14.1″ WXGA & WXGA+
PORTS: VGA, RJ45/RJ11, (4) USB, audio x2, S-Video, 1394
SLOTS: PCMCIA, SD/MMC
SECURITY: TPM, Integrated fingerprint reader option
BATTERY: 6-cell and 9-cell options now, 4-cell (September)
Intel UMA graphics
Dual pointing keyboard (option)
E-Family docking and adapters
Fixed optical drives
Mobile Broadband (Option)

E5500
WEIGHT: E5500: 6.3lbs
DISPLAY: E5500: 15.4″ WXGA & WXGA+
PORTS: VGA, RJ45/RJ11, (4) USB, audio x2, S-Video, 1394, Serial
SLOTS: PCMCIA, SD/MMC
SECURITY: TPM, Integrated fingerprint reader option
BATTERY: 6-cell and 9-cell options now, 4-cell (September)
Intel UMA graphics
Dual pointing keyboard (option)
E-Family docking and adapters
Fixed optical drives

There’s also the optional 12-cell battery slice which connects to the bottom of the notebook on E6400 which when combined with the 9-cell battery is capable of upto 19 hours of battery time.

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Gateway launches new Gaming Notebook

Posted by SG on Friday, August 15, 2008

Gateway today announced the latest addition to its FX series gaming notebook lineup, the P-7811FX. It has the following specifications:

  • 17-inch WUXGA (1920×1200) display
  • Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 (2.26GHz/ 1066MHz FSB/ 3MB L2) processor
  • Nvidia GeForce 9800M-GTS graphics card with 512MB GDDR3 memory
  • 4GB DDR3-800 RAM
  • 200GB 7200RPM SATA hard drive
  • Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit
  • HDMI port
  • Weight starting at 9.2 lbs

The P-7811FX is available now from Best Buy for $1,399.

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MSI launches GX 620 & GX 720 Notebooks

Posted by SG on Monday, August 4, 2008

MSI has launched the updated versions of it’s popular GX 600 & GX 700 notebooks. The are named GX 720 & GX 620 respectively. The notebooks feature Intel Centrino 2 in them. Detailed Specs :

  • 17in (GX720) or 15in (GX620) 1,920 x 1,200 screen
  • Intel Core 2 Duo processor
  • ‘Turbo’ overclocking button
  • Up to 4GB DDR2 RAM (upgradeable)
  • nVidia GeForce 9600M GT 512MB graphics
  • 320Gb hard drive
  • Draft-N wireless
  • Blu-ray drive option

The GX 720 features 4 speakers & a subwoofer while the GX 620 features just 2 stereo speakers.

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Lenovo lanuches Idepad S10 to take on EEE PC & MSI Wind

Posted by SG on Monday, August 4, 2008

Lenovo today announced the introduction of the Ideapad S10, which is a netbook and is in theleague of MSI Wind & Asus EEE PC. It’s designed to complement the main computer and not replace it as it lacks the power to do it. It will be perfect for browsing, listening to music and doing Office related work. It’s just about one inch thick & weighs approx. 2 pounds.

The Ideapad features a 10.2 inch screen which is LED backlit. The LED backlit screen also provides for better battery life. It also has a large keyboard by netbook standards as it’s 85% of notebook size keyboards. The Idepad features Express Card slot, 2 USB slots & a 4-in-1 media card reader. The Express Card & Media Card Reader can be used to enable 3G net surfing & to increase the Storage of the S10 respectively.

The S10 runs Windows XP & uses the Intel Atom Processor to power it.Lenovo offers the IdeaPad S10 netbook in two configurations, with one having 512 MB of memory and an 80 GB hard drive and the second configuration having 1 GB of memory and a 160 GB hard drive. Both configurations should still be perfectly capable of accommodating a variety of data, from a user’s digital music library to a student’s homework assignments and more. Lenovo engineered the netbook to reduce the heat emitted on key contact areas such as the bottom of the PC, the palm rests and the keyboard. Additionally, Lenovo’s “OneKey Rescue System” helps users recover data at the touch of a button should a system error or virus occur.

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New Gateway Gaming Laptops to arrive on Aug. 14th

Posted by SG on Saturday, August 2, 2008

Notebook Review Forum members have uncovered details of the next refresh model of the Gateway Gaming Series Notebooks. According to the members, the Gateway P-7811FX will start shipping on August 14, and retail for $1,449 at Best Buy with the following specifications:

  • Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 (2.26GHz/ 3MB L2/ 1066MHz FSB)
  • Intel PM45 Express Chipset
  • 17-inch WUXGA (1920×1200) display
  • 4GB DDR3-1066 memory
  • Nvidia GeForce 9800M-GTS with 512MB GDDR3 dedicated memory
  • 200GB 7200RPM hard drive
  • 8X DVD Multiformat burner with Labelflash
  • 1.3 megapixel camera
  • HDMI 1.2, eSATA
  • 5-in-1 media card reader
  • 9-cell Li-ion battery
  • Weight: 9.2 pounds

At this price this notebook is a very good value for money considering it has Full HD Display of 1920 x 1200 & a capable Graphics Card in the form of nVidia 9800-GTS 512 MB having GDDR3 memory. Sweet additions include 4 GB RAM & the 1.3 mp cam. So if you are free on the 14th, do visit your nearest Best Buy to have a look.

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Dell launches Vostro 2510

Posted by SG on Saturday, August 2, 2008

With the introduction of Centrino 2, most manufactureres are gearing up to introduce new models with the new processors. Not to be left behind, Dell introduced Vostro 2510. It’s a Business Notebook with an emphasis to look like a non-business type notebook. Basically it’s not like a boxy business notebook. The specs are as follows :

  • Intel Core 2 Duo processor T5670 (1.8GHz, 2MB L2 cache), T5870 (2.0GHz, 2MB cache) or T9500 (2.6GHz, 6MB cache)
  • 2GB, 3GB or 4GB DDR2 667MHz RAM
  • 15.4in 1,440 x 900 or 1,920 x 1,200 panel
  • 256MB nVidia GeForce 8400M GS
  • 160GB or 320GB 5400rmp or 250GB 7200 hard drive
  • Draft-N Wireless option
  • Blu-ray drive option

The notebook’s keyboard & speakers look a lot like some of the Sony Vaio’s & Apple’s Macbook Pro which is not a bad thing as Vaio & MBP are considered one of the better looking notebooks out there.

Source : Dell

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Sony Ericsson G705 leaks, no Auto Focus

Posted by SG on Thursday, July 31, 2008

Sony Ericsson G705 has been leaked. It’s Slider phone in the G Series, but is not a smartphone unlike G700 & G900. It has GPS & WiFi but has no auto focus in the Camera. It has 128 MB Memory & has support for M2 cards to expand it further. It will also support geotagging.

It seems like a non-Walkman version of the recently announced W595 and fits in SE’s strategy of making different versions of the same phone to cater to different audiences rather than to make a do-all phone. This is evident by the lack of Auto Focus in the camera of the phone which is completely unacceptable by today’s standard. Even Music Flagships like Nokia N81 & Samsung i450 have Auto Focus cameras in them.

Pics after the jump

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Nokia 5800 leakes again, UI is still unrefined

Posted by SG on Thursday, July 31, 2008

The Nokia 5800 has leaked again, but this time it’s showing it’s UI also. For those who forgot the 5800 is Nokia’s answer to the 3G iPhone. It’s a Touch Screen Based Smartphone running on S60 5th Edition having a 3.2 inch screen with a resolution of 640 x 360. It also has a 3.5 mm jack, Wi-Fi, GPS & a 3.2mp Auto Focus Cam with Carl Zeiss Optics.

The positioning of the phone as an iPhone beater can be seen from it’s branding as a Xpress Music Phone. It might also come with Nokia’s Comes with Music Service, which allows unlimited music downloads for 1 year. The Tube also has a newly developed battery called the BL-5J and it will also support the TV-out which the iPhone currently does not. If Nokia markets & positions this correctly, they might have a best seller in their hands but they need to refine the UI of the phone as it will get easily beaten by the iPhone’s UI.


Pics after the jump

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Samsung Launches Innov8, confirms leaked specs

Posted by SG on Thursday, July 24, 2008

Samsung today launched the Innov8 (i8510) which is a high end S60 FP2 Slider. It was earlier leaked and all the leaked specs have been confirmed.

The specs are :

  • 2.8 inch QVGA Screen
  • 8 Mega Pixel Camera with Dual Led Flash & Lens Cover
  • 16 GB Internal Memory + MicroSD card Slot
  • Optical Sensor like i900
  • HSDPA/3G support
  • GPS, Wifi, Blutooth 2.0
  • 3D Graphics Chip
  • DivX, WMV support
  • VGA 30 FPS & 120 QVGA Video Recording
  • 3.5 mm jack with DNSe support
  • 1200 mAH battery


Pics after the jump

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