There is a new notebook available in the market. It comes in the form of the Averatec N2700 Notebook, a notebook will feature an Intel dual-core processor running at 2GHz, a 250GB hard drive and an 8x super multi DVD optical drive, all running on Microsoft Vista Home Premium.
According to Henry Hewitt, vice president of sales at TriGem USA, “The N2700 notebook is an ideal solution for consumers looking for the sweet spot in terms of price, portability and performance. It’s larger and more powerful than a typical netbook computer and offers great portability over notebooks sporting 13-inch screens and larger.”
We certainly cannot deny that, since it is much beefier compared to a standard netbook, and yet it won’t break the bank with the relatively affordable $699 price point, where we’ve seen some higher end netbooks in the past retailing for approximately that price and yet lack the processing muscle to boot up Internet Explorer 8 in a fast and seamless manner.
Other features of the N2700 includes a whopping 4GB RAM, integrated 802.11b/g wireless connectivity along with 10/100/1000 Mb/s wired networking. You will also benefit from a trio of USB 2.0 ports, while a FireWire port is there for folks to transfer their large multimedia files from devices such as camcorders over at a much faster rate compared to USB 2.0.
With a great price at $299, here is a small form factor PC that can hold all your HDTV decoding and PC gaming needs. The AspireRevo is based on the Nvidia ION graphics chip platform and the Intel ATOM 230/330 processor. Nvidia’s ION platform is based upon the GeForce series 9400M G graphics chipset — a low-cost, low-power GPU capable of HD video decoding and DirectX 10-compatible PC gaming graphics power.
NVidia’s ION enables the AspireRevo play 1080p HD movies, play DirectX 10 games, and run Windows Vista Premium with all 3D capabilities. It’s small, sleek, space-saving, and can be used as a fully functional home office PC or as a living room PC for casual gaming on your television.
Besides being equipped with the Intel Atom 230 processor and NVIDIA ION GPU, the AspireRevo comes with a choice of a Serial ATA Hard Drive or Solid State Drive and up to 4GB of DDR2 memory. A Mini PCI Express slot offers the possibility of expanding memory capacity to make space for continuously growing multimedia files.
We have been seeing a lot of new trendy laptops these days. Other than boasting of higher specs and powerful components, the touch screen and screen mobility has become readily apparent and noticeable. Gigabyte showed this to us when they unveiled their initial M912 and now they are coming up with a new one in the M1028.
the Gigabyte Touch Note M1028 has an 10.1-inch swiveling touchscreen, comes with up to Intel’s 1.66GHz Atom N280 processor and has a 160GB hard-drive. Connectivity includes WiFi a/b/g, Bluetooth 2.1, and in the case of the M1028G there’s 3.5G and WiMAX connectivity. All four run Windows XP Home, have three USB 2.0 ports and an ExpressCard slot, and there’s a choice of two batteries: a 4,500mAh 4-cell pack or a 7,650mAh 6-cell pack. Weight with the former is 1.3kg, while with the latter it’s 1.48kg.
Four versions of the convertible were announced, two – the M1028M and M1028G – with a WSVGA 1024 x 600 display, and two – the M1028X and M1028P – with a WXGA 1366 x 768 display. Each has 1GB of DDR2 memory (2GB maximum) and the Intel 945GSE graphics chipset, except for the M1028P which has the HD-capable GN40 chipset.
No word on pricing for the Gigabyte tablets or which models we might see in the US and when. Still, our brief hands-on with them suggested they have very usable keyboards and responsive touchscreens, and the extra real-estate over the original M912 is welcome when you’re dealing with bigger on-screen buttons for your finger to poke at.
This year, don’t be surprised if you see a lot of people shifting from the traditional PC or even laptops to smaller versions such as these Net Tablets. Techie freaks continue their ways as far as going with the fruits and trends of modern computing and by all means, it is all shifting towards smaller compact and portable PCs that can deliver the same aid that the seemingly ancient PCs can provide.
Netbooks are going to be hot this year, with both Dell and Sony — among others — trying to get in on the Asus Eee PC and its success as a cheap, functional laptop for light computer use. So how about a net-tablet? That’s basically what this modded Eee PC is, worked over by a Japanese modder who ditched the keyboard and turned the Eee into a handheld ultraportable tablet computer.
This trend and shift in attention is something that was expected a long time ago. The transition is obviously taking place and despite a heavy price tag for these devices during times when people should be watching their finance, technology still has its way of enticing them to spend on them.
Further, this is not restricted to private consumers. Even the corporate world is shifting to the aids provided by advanced technology and it seems that they see them as enhancers towards better business operations. Then again that was what these things were made from weren’t they?
In an effort to provide better gaming PCs in demand today, Red Fox has unveiled a new desktop solution via its AMD technology, the Red Fox Davion PC System. There is no question that the demand for higher specs for gamers has become evident and with that in mind, a new market of high-end desktops has become a market opportunity for desktop manufacturers.
Supporting the latest AMD Phenom II X4 940 processor, ATI 4870 iCQGDDR5 1GB 256-Bit PCIe2 Video Card and 4GB DDRII Memory, Red Fox Davion unleashes the full potential of capability that brings spectacular gaming platform delivering the irrefutable performance to satisfy the gaming desire of extreme gamers.
Red Fox is a known name in the motherboard sector and has since ventured out in the world of desktop and mobile solutions. In an effort to push its brand as a complete desktop solution rather than a simple parts provider, the Red Fox Davion PC system may just achieve that niche thanks to the growing demand for efficient gaming systems in the market today.
New memory chips will be available in the market soon thanks to the efforts of the developmental team of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., a known brand name in the world of memory chips in the computer industry today. Their latest memory chips, an ultra-low latency HyperX DDR3 SO-DIMM, is expected to hit the market soon, targeting initially the laptop and notebook users. The new features of this new memory module is the new metal aluminum heatspreader that dissipates heat better than any other metal, for added consistent performance.
We all know that when chips heat up, a slow down on processes occur and while we find the proper ways to provide ventilation for them, it seems that the overheating issue is far from being addressed. But leave it to the memory module manufacturing companies to make the necessary adjustments and Kingston has become the first to address the heating memory chips issue.
End users tend to use their notebooks more and more for intensive performance applications such as video editing, photo manipulation or running multiple programs simultaneously. This slows the computer down and thus requires a high performance memory configuration running at high speeds.’
So with that said, improved computing may be in store for all laptop and notebook users who extensively use their gadgets for personal and professional use. Backed with a lifetime warranty, it makes you wonder if Kingston would introduce a similar memory chip module for the desktop users. Knowing for a fact that desktops have their share of users, it should not be surprising if they do. Besides, many are sure to be waiting for that as well!