The stylish touchpad is made from a single panel, with areas marked by lines where the buttons should be. The entire panel moves when you press these, and although the action is light and produces a distinct click, the button areas are still sensitive to touch, so the cursor often moves just when you’re about to click. Read more…
The 15.6″ Dell Inspiron 15R comes powered by an Intel Core i5 or an Intel Core i3 processor. The glossy lid and wrist rest make the 15R more attractive than some of the designs here, and build quality is superb. Even the plain, matt-black plastic of the case has been moulded into pleasing curves, and Dell has put some thought into the position of the expansion ports.
For example, the four USB ports (including a shared eSATA/USB port) are distributed around the case, with one on each side and one at each end of the back pane but instead there are no FireWire or USB3 ports.
The 802.11n WiFi provides the fastest current wireless networking. There’s also an HDMI output. Read more…
From the outside it’s difficult to notice any differences in this new model. The smart textured lid and silver case remain unchanged, as do the chiclet-style keyboard and large touchpad. The keyboard is comfortable to use, but minor issues such as the small tab key and relocated backslash are annoying.
The 10.1in screen has a glossy coating but is fine to use in well-lit areas and doesn’t create distracting reflections. Brightness isn’t dazzling and color reproduction is slightly inaccurate.
The 1,024×600 resolution is the standard for this screen size, but images look sharp. Audio is disappointing: the downward facing speakers are quiet and poor quality. Read more…
The MSI CX500DX is powered by an Intel Core 2 Duo processor and integrates ATI Radeon HD545v graphics, 512MB of DDR2 RAM(up to 4GB).
The MSI CX620MX is packed with an Intel Core I Series processors, HM55 chipset, the same graphics as for CX500DX, LCD display with 1366×768 resolution, up to 4 GB of DDR3 RAM, up to 500 GB HDD.
Unfortunately we are not informed about the pricing of these MSI laptops.
HP rolled out a 18.4-inch laptop with 1920 x 1080 Ultra BrightView LCD display. The laptop features Intel Core i7 Q720 1.6-2.6GHz Quad Core CPU, 6MB L2.
HP Pavilion dv8t comes equipped with 4GB DDR3 RAM, a NVIDIA GeForce GT 230M 1GB graphics, 500GB HDD (up to 2815MB), Blu-ray ROM, 3X USB 2.0, VGA output, HDMI output, Firewire 1394a, Ethernet, Infrared port. The laptop runs on Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit OS.
A new 11.6-inch LG X300 laptop is ready for our comments.The laptop has 1366 x 768 LCD display, weights just 970 grams and is 17.6mm thick. LG X300 is powered by an Intel’s 2GHz Atom Z550 processor (Intel Menlow platform), Intel GMA 500 graphics, 2GB of RAM, SSD storage. The laptop features a 1.3MP webcam, Bluetooth, WiFi, 3G modem, SRS TruSurround HD sound, 2x 2-cell battery pack, flush touchpad. The laptop runs on Windows 7 OS.
MSI introduces us its new 10-inch Wind U160 netbook powered by a 1.66Ghz Intel Atom N450 Pine Trail processor, a choice of 160GB or 250GB of HDD, 1 GB of RAM. The netbook comes equipped with a 10 inch LCD screen, offers up to 10 hours of battery life and it is very comfortable to have the MSI Wind U160 on your hands while traveling as it is a 1-inch thick netbook and weighs only 1kg.
A new 10.1-inch Averatec HS-105 netbook was presented. The netbook is powered by an Intel Atom 1.6GHz N270 processor, an integrated Intel 945GSE graphics, 2GB of RAM and 160GB /250GB HDD. Averatec HS-105 comes equipped with a 1024 x 600 resolution LCD screen (with LED Backlight), a 1.3MP webcam, WiFi. The netbook runs on Windows 7 OS.
Unfortunately, so far we do not have any information on priceing of the netbook.
Asus released its new 10-inch Eee PC 1001P netbook powered by an Intel Atom N450 1.66GHz processor, 160GB/250GB HDD, 1GB RAM, Intel GMA 3150 graphics card and LCD display at 1024 x 600. The netbook weights only 1.1kg. Asus Eee PC 1001P comes equipped with 802.11b/g WiFi connectivity, a 6 cell battery pack (48Whr battery) and runs on Windows XP Home Edition OS.
Asus adds a new laptop to its collection: the 12.1 inch UL20A laptop powered by a 1.2GHz Intel Celeron SU2300 or an Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300 processors, an Intel GMA 4500MHD graphics, up to 500 GB of storage, up to 4 GB of RAM. The laptop comes equipped with a 1366 x 768 widescreen LCD display, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth, a 0.3MP webcam, a card reader and also supports 7.5 hours of battery life. ASUS UL20A runs on Windows 7 Home (64bit) OS.