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Samsung LD series notebook monitors

10/16/2009, Samsung will finally roll out a couple of its LD-series notebook monitors Stateside – it sure too pretty long considering how Samsung released those in Korea earlier this February. Known as the LD220 and LD190N, they are companion monitors and will...

HP Envy13, hands-on

09/14/2009, The HP Envy13 shares some of the thinness (0.8″) of its Envy 133 predecessor, but it most importantly achieves what the Envy133 didn’t: it provides a battery life of 8 hours that can be extended to 18 hours by snapping a second 6-Cell battery...

MSI X600 Available Now in the U.S

08/24/2009, The beefier version of the X-slim series, announced by MSI in May, is now available in the U.S via Amazon (and others). It is a 15″ laptop that runs on Intel’s Core 2 SU3500 CPU, which is much faster than the Atom found on other X-Slim...

MSI C-Series launched in the U.S

08/13/2009, MSI is launching five 16″ to 17″ laptops that come in various hardware flavors (see table in the full-post). They all have relatively similar CPUs but you have the choice between an Nvidia chipset and GPU or an SIS chipset and an ATI...

Intel’s mobility future depends on ‘desirability’

07/29/2009, At the Intel Technology Summit, Intel mentioned that future computers need to be not only affordable and capable, but most importantly desirable. And for that very reason, Intel is learning skills that are usually outside of its core semi-conductor...

Averatec N3400 13-Inch Aluminum Notebook

07/27/2009, We don’t usually associate aluminum and cheap, but the Averatec N3400 has caught our attention, as 13.3″ is seen by many as the sweet spot between comfort and portability, and at 3.8lbs, this computer is on the light side, for this category....

MicroSD cards with WiFi by KDDI

07/23/2009, At Wireless Japan, KDDI* has demonstrated MicroSD cards with a WiFi functionality. Even if there’s no lack of WIFI support, we think that the sheer feast of integration is worth a post. It’s not so much that cramming a WIFI chip in a MicroSD...

ViewSonic launches an onslaught of Netbooks, Nettops

07/23/2009, ViewSonic is launching a bunch of Atom-based products: four Nettops (OT120, VOT121, VOT130, VOT132) and two Netbooks (VBN100, VNB101). ViewSonic is usually associated with Monitors (they were big in the CRT days), but it seems that the display market has...

Netbook Sales Continue To Rise (Duh)

07/13/2009, This should not surprise anyone: Netbook sales will continue to rise (to 33M units) dramatically while “Laptops” will stay flat (at 129M units), that’s according to DisplaySearch and NDP. Quite frankly, customers don’t care one bit...

Apple Netbook Rumor Re-Surfaces In Taiwan

07/13/2009, The rumor that Apple might be launching a low-cost ultraportable is coming from Taiwan’s InfoTimes. It would be a touch-display 9.7″ to 10.2″ tablet computer that would be priced around $800. Personally, I hope that it will have a full...

Dell Mini 10 GPS Option, Hands-On

06/30/2009, We just had our hands on the upcoming GPS option for the Dell mini 10 called Dell Wireless 700 ($69) (no hack involved). The optional upgrade comes in the form of a mini-PCI module that includes a GPS chip. With this version, Dell also plans to deliver an...

Sony Makes Even More Expensive Laptops (What??)

06/29/2009, The news that we’re deep in the economic hole has not reached all departments at Sony apparently: the company is coming up with more expensive laptops in its “luxury” Vaio Signature lineup. Some are actually not that expensive like the...

Ion-Powered Samsung Netbook Spotted Might Be The N510

06/29/2009, Update: It appears that this would be the 11.1″ Samsung N510. The specifications are under intense speculation, but the word on the street is that this will be a 1366×768 11.1″ display, an Atom N280 1.66Ghz and only 1GB of memory. On the...

HP Mini 5101, A Business-Oriented Netbook

06/23/2009, HP Just announced the Mini 5101, a new Netbook aimed at professionals. Because it will be moved around a lot, it comes with a tough aluminum casing around the display while the rest of the body is made of magnesium alloy. The paint used on the palm rest...