Zen Inspired Acer One

Put some spunk in your Acer One notebook with this Zen Designed shell from artist UFO-Hayashi. The upshot is truly a work of art, which every art lover and design-conscious fellow will appreciate.

He has painted the netbook by using traditional Japanese Zen painting called kyo-yu-zen, which was introduced to Japan from the continent in the 8th century. This painting describes the spring of the life. It means that the spring must come after the long winter in your life. Since the artwork takes a long time to complete, Hayashi creates limited pieces.

It looks so delicate that you will think twice before carrying it along on the move. If you can think you can really handle the slick thing, the bidding for this ultraportable but expensive Aspire One will end on May 1.


Toshiba Satellite Pro S300-EZ2521Laptop

Toshiba comes out with another great laptop to consider getting. Toshiba added to their S300 line today with their Satellite Pro S300-EZ2521. It’s a perfectly decent laptop, but doesn’t fall squarely in that much-talked about “high-end” category or much-revered “low cost but decent specs” category. Rather, it’s just somewhere in the middle.

This laptop is pretty average when it comes to specs. Measuring in at 15.4-inches, it features a 250GB hard drive, 3GB of DDR2 RAM, a WXGA resolution panel, GMA 4500MHD graphics and a SuperMulti DVD burner. Other features include Wi-Fi, a web-cam that’s built-in and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR. And that’s really about it.

This laptop from Toshiba may seem to be the ultimate solution focused on the business market. But today, we are all aware that the business sector is aching for various demands as far as mobile computing is concerned. And from the past years, we all know that Toshiba has focused its genre in the business market although some people may want to have it for some other purpose.


General Dynamics Itronix GD8000 Notebook

With the advanced interface these days pointing more towards rugged and solid notebooks on demand, it looks like many of the known and secondary PC manufacturers are trying to outdo one another as far as coming out with acceptable hardcore notebooks for business and operations use.

The latest offering comes from General Dynamics with its Itronix GD8000 notebook. The new GD8000 notebook computer by General Dynamics Itronix is now available for military personnel, field service workers and first responders who require high-performance computing while working in extreme temperatures, humidity, dust and rain-soaked environments.

Engineered to operate in extreme conditions, the GD8000 kept working after multiple 42-inch drops onto a hard surface, operated in the rain for more than four hours and successfully booted-up in freezing and scorching temperatures. Powered by the Intel low-voltage Core2Duo processing architecture, the GD8000 is housed in a user-friendly, ergonomic casing with a 13.3-inch DynaVue touchscreen display. The GD8000 delivers uncompromising performance from command centers, to helicopters, to tactical vehicles and everywhere in between.

GD8000 features

  • Intel Core Duo 1.86GHz processor
  • Up to 4 GB RAM
  • Meets and exceeds MIL-STD 810F
  • 13.3″ outdoor viewable DynaVue display


Samsung NC10 Notebook with WiMAX Unveiled in Russia

This new notebook from Samsung, the Samsung NC10, has been leaked in the past weeks and for Russians, they get the first chance to check out just how good it is. Add to the fact that it supports Wimax technology and you will certainly get other people craving in envy as to when they can get their hands on this laptop locally.

Samsung NC10 adheres to a class of netbooks – light, compact and inexpensive computers that simplify the usage of the Internet. Weighting just 1.33kg, NC10 is capable to run up to 9 hours 40 minutes on battery power. An integrated 1.3 megapixel digital motion camera allows NC10 users to hold video conferences backed by a high-speed (up to 10 Mb/s) Yota network.

Samsung NC10 4G netbook features a 10.2″ widescreen display (WSVGA 1024×600 SuperBrightc) of the highest quality and a normal-size, notebook PC style ergonomic keyboard. NC10 has a durable scratch-resistant case built using an innovative Samsung Duracase technology. The keyboard of NC10 coated with nano-sized silver ion powder, which prevents living and breeding of bacteria.

NC10 incorporates the smallest and lowest power processor, Intelr AtomT, which makes it capable to tackle the majority of modern computing tasks while keeping an ultra-compact size and small weight. The pre-installed MicrosoftT Windowsr XP Home operating system and 160Gb hard drive make NC10 a powerful instrument, while the built-in Mobile WiMAX module allows unlocking the full potential of the device.

In addition to WiMAX support, Samsung NC10 4G netbook comes with a vast set of networking capabilities – both wireless and wired. The device carries a number of modern networking technologies, such as Atherosr 802.11b/g, 10/100 Ethernet LAN and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR. NC10 packed with a 3-in-1 multimedia card slot, VGA output, microphone-in, headphone-out and three USB ports.


Better Cooling being Conceptualized by Microsoft

The right temperature level, particularly for laptops, is an important need. Apparently, we have seen the influx of various cooling fans catered to ensure that laptops do not overheat and that alone seems to be the window of opportunity seems to be banking on as it is set to unveil its own cooling solutions.

Microsoft Corp. is also responding to the rapid success of the Arc Mouse, which reached the top-10 list of best-selling mice after just two months on the market, by releasing the award-winning mouse in four special edition colors: deep olive green, marine blue, eggplant purple and frost white. These products provide a great way for people to display their unique style and work in comfort on their notebooks.

The Notebook Cooling Base will be available in July for an estimated retail price of $29.95 (U.S).(3) The Arc Mouse in special edition colors is available this month for an estimated retail price of $49.95 (U.S).(3) The Wireless Mobile Mouse 3000 in special edition colors is available now for an estimated retail price of $29.95 (U.S).(3) The Arc Mouse in special edition colors and Notebook Cooling Base are available now for presale on Amazon.com and will ship when they are widely released. The products are backed by a worldwide three-year limited hardware warranty from Microsoft.

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HP Pavilion DV6T Gaming Laptop

Modern day laptops today are coming out with higher specs not just for business and mobile professionals. They have now become the new device that gamers use, thus needing to increase areas like video cards and processor capacity. While the standard desktop is still there, it just remains that many users today want to access or play their favorite games regardless of where they are.

Laptops come in all shapes and sizes and normally, specs are important over the outer features. Apparently the HP Pavilion DV6T is a makeover from the previous DV7T laptop that was released last month. And the new offering is certainly enticing considering its specifications.

That includes your choice of 512MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4530 or 1GB HD 4650 graphics, which have edged out the previous NVIDIA options, although the rest of the specs seem to have remained largely untouched, including the usual range of Core 2 Duo processors, up to 8GB of RAM, a max 500GB hard drive, and an unfortunately lackluster 1366 x 768 resolution on that 16-inch display.

You can also now get the laptop in your choice of Espresso Black or Moonlight White color schemes, although there seems to be a $25 premium over the $679.99 base price for the latter option


Dell Studio One 19

Welcome to the age of smaller CPUs and thinner monitors and the Dell Studio One 19 is certainly emphasizing on that. Looking more advanced, it carries a functional design that is certain to be tempting under the eyes of any techie freak wanting to be the first to own the latest technology offerings that PCs have to offer.

The specs look pretty good with CPU options that include Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Quad Core and either nVidia GeForce 9200 or 9400 GPU option. The hard drive can go up to 750GB with 4G of memory. It also has a 7-in-1 media card reader, and six USB ports. The user has the option of wireless capability and a 1.5 megapixel webcam, as well as Blu-ray and touchscreen. Now how can anyone not be tempted with those specifications? The Dell Studio One 19 is practically a demanded item in the world of computing!

The touchscreen feature allows for “multi-touch photo editing, slideshow creation, playlist compilation, notes, and web browsing”. The touchscreen allows for easy recording and uploading videos on YouTube, as well as Flickr. As for entertainment, the user can have a blast with the multi-touch percussion center and the You Paint finger painting software.

The base price for it is $699 but expect the numbers to flicker a bit especially when you start wanting more enhancements for it.


Dell Latitude E6400 XFR Laptop

Dell launches a second generation laptop suitable for people who need computing solutions while on the go. The new Dell Latitude E6400 XFR Laptop is certainly something worth checking out, a rugged laptop capable of withstanding the harshest conditions and suitable for military, security personnel and rapid response, and so on.

Dell Latitude E6400 XFR corresponds to 13 military specifications (MIL STD 810F), which includes tests for water and dust, falling and hitting, including operating with an open display, high humidity, fog, extremely high and low temperature . Building a laptop is, indeed, very strong, he is made of magnesium alloy.

The model is equipped with 14.1-inch display and is offered in two versions – with the touch and the normal panel. Cost of Dell Latitude E6400 XFR, which is obviously far from the budget: it starts from $ 4300.

Specifications Dell Latitude E6400 XFR:
• Intel Core 2 Duo Processor Intel Core 2 Duo
• Windows Vista Operating System Windows Vista
• Intel 45 Express Chipset Intel 45 Express
• WXGA display with a resolution of support for technology DirectVue to work in bright sunlight
• RAM up to 8 GB (800 MHz)
• Drives: a hard drive up to 120 GB (5400 rpm) or up to 128 GB SSD
• Optical Drive DVD-ROM, CD-RW/DVD, DVD + /-RW
• Graphics NVIDIA Quadro NVS 160M (256 MB of graphics memory), or Intel GMA 4500MHD
• 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet
• Wi-Fi 802.11a/g/n
• Adapters EvDO or HSDPA / HSUPA
• Bluetooth 2.1 (optional)
• GPS based on the SiRFstarIII (changed to appear in May)
• The reader and the contactless reader smartkart smartkart
• Fingerprint Reader (optional)
• Web-camera (optional)
• Card reader 5-in-1
• Connectors – IEEE 1394, a dock, USB 2.0×4, VGA, Display Port, RJ-11 (optional), RJ-45, eSATA, USB PowerShare, microphone, headphones
• Dimensions – mm 353h259h66
• Weight – 3,86 kg

(Source) Mobile Review

Samsung NC20 Notebook Unveiled

Samsung is not really a major player in the world of notebooks but apparently this new development that they have released in the market is bound to get them noticed. Samsung has apparently come up with a 12.1 inch notebook to adopt VIA’s hot, hot Nano platform, announcing today the 12″, fat-batteried NC20.

The demand for laptops has evidently been growing. Most people are turning to mobile solutions to aid them in their daily needs, both personally and professionally. And with these added features that Samsung has infused in their new line of laptops, don’t be surprised if people suddenly demand for them despite the price that many are expecting to hit the roof.

Catered to a niche well above its 10″, Atom-powered NC10 stablemate, the NC20 is has decidedly un-netbooklike specs. Aside from the 1.3GHz VIA Nano ULV U2250 processor and the choice of XP Home (wise!), the list is straight laptop: 1GB of RAM, a 160GB HDD (with an SSD option), a generously resolved 1280X800 LCD, a 6-cell battery that promises more than 6.5 hours of operation and an uncompromised set of ports, adapters and inbuilt accessories. No price has been announced yet, and therein lies the rub: it’s almost certainly going to be expensive.


Toshiba Reveals Latest Notebook Model in the Satellite A305 –S6916

Toshiba has always been a reliable notebook brand and despite the commanding prices that it carries, you can be sure that it is reliable as advertised. And adding to the tradition of reliable notebooks being demanded in the market today comes the A305-S6919. With this new model now available expect another rough and tumble scenario as far as mobile device solutions from the leaders is concerned.

Toshiba offers us another great mobile solution with the Toshiba Satellite A305 –S6916. Offering good performance, it has decent speakers and touch multimedia controls. The Toshiba Satellite A305-S6916 offers up a unique design, slightly better graphics performance than the competition, and a couple fun extras that make paying more for it worthwhile.

The A305-S6916 features Toshiba’s high-gloss Fusion finish, with a pattern it calls Kinetic. It’s definitely eye-catching and sets it apart from more straightforward-looking budget laptops. The laptop is fairly thick and made even thicker by the extended battery that’s included. Instead of adding to the depth by putting the cells at the back, they’re on the bottom, lifting the entire package up off your desktop.