Toshiba have paved the way with their new Qosmio F755 which is the world's first laptop capable of delivering glasses-free 3D and 2D content at the same time on one screen. The Qosmio F755 3D laptop sports the latest in auto-stereoscopic display technology, equipped with a 15.6-inch full HD TriBrite display with Active Lens technology, the double parallax image display is able to project two sets of images at the same time, splitting them between left and right eyes to create the 3D effect.
Toshiba also includes their Face Tracking technology which uses the in-built webcam to perfect the projection of the image by reacting to the motion and position of the user, which delivers a broad viewing zone from which to view 3D content. The result? Glasses-free 3D goodness. As the only laptop of its kind to offer simultaneous viewing of both 2D and 3D content on the single screen, it provides users with the option to watch 3D content in a full-screen or condense it to a smaller window, preserving the 2D desktop to browse the Web or do other tasks.
As learned today through a web leak, Acer has an ultra-thin 13.3-inch laptop in the works that is said to be hitting the market in October. Falling under the Aspire line-up, images of the Acer Aspire 3951 show a very sleek, tidy looking unit that weighs in at around 1.4Kg and is only 13mm thick. It sports all-aluminum casing which houses a 2nd-gen Core/Sandy Bridge platform.
From what we have to go on at this time, it looks to be arriving with a 500GB HDD (or optionally a 160GB SSD), HD webcam, 2-in-1 card reader, 802.11/b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0 and HDMI ports and a battery lasting over 6 hours.
With pricing said to be ranging between $770 and $960, it could well prove to be quite the popular attraction against the MacBook Air for XMAS buyers.
MSI has just unveiled another gaming laptop with it already showing up in a few stores and being available for pre-order elsewhere.
The new GT683DX laptop is a 15.6-inch sized unit using one of NVIDIA's most recent high-end mobile GPUs, the GTX 570M with 1.5GB GDDR5 memory. The rest of the default specs include a 1920x1080 Full HD display, 2nd-gen Intel Core i7-2630QM CPU, 4GB of DDR3-1333MHz memory, 1TB (500GBx2 / RAID 0) storage, 8X DVDRW, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth, 2xUSB 3.0, 720p webcam, 2.1 Dynaudio sound system and a 9-cell battery.
Depending on how much extra you may like to spend over the $1,600 odd base price, you can switch things up for a 120GB SSD+750GB HDD, 12GB RAM, Blu-ray drive and matt-finish display.
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Listings of ASUS' Eee PC X101 MeeGo-powered netbook have started showing up on U.S. etail sites with pricing that starts at just $199.73 - thanks to the use of the zippy little MeeGo operating system pre-installed on it.
We first sighted this very sleek, slim little netbook (weighing no more than 900g and being only 17.6mm at its thickest point) at Computex last month and really liked what we saw.
Running back over the specs, the Eee PC X101-EU17-BK listed features a 10.1-inch display with 1024x600 native resolution, an Atom N435 CPU (1.33GHz), 1GB of RAM, 8GB SSD, 0.3 megapixel webcam, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, microSD card slot and a 3-cell 2600 mAh battery.
Both the MeeGo and Windows 7 based Eee PC X101 netbooks should be readily available at many outlets early to mid next month.
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Alaskan founded company gScreen isn't one many of us have heard of before, mostly specialising in R&D towards providing dual-screen laptops for filmmakers, photographers, graphics designers etc. since they fired up the company back in 2003.
However, they've now decided to hit the mass market with their latest product lineup, the SpaceBook series, which sports the inclusion of what this company is primarily all about, dual screens on a laptop. If it's the ultimate in desktop real estate on the go that you need, these guys certainly deliver in spades with the SpaceBook.
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Samsung's first AMD A-Series (Llano) powered notebooks are expected to hit shelves in Russia anytime now, and listings for them have also started showing up on U.S. etail sites.
The 305V 15.6" laptop falls under Samsung's recently announced Series 3 family and comes in two models; 305V5A-A01 and 305V5A-A02. General specs include an LED-backlit (1366x768) display, 4GB RAM, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, DVD writer and 4-in-1 card reader. They hold a 6-cell battery and ship pre-loaded with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
The differences between the 305V5A-A01 and 305V5A-A02 is that the former is cheaper for a start, using a A4-3310MX APU (dual core @ 2.1GHz) with Radeon HD 6480G graphics and a 320GB HDD, whereas the 05V5A-A02 sports a A6-3410MX quad core APU running at 1.6GHz with Radeon HD 6520G graphics and a 640GB HDD.
Only two weeks after NVIDIA ramped up notebook GPU performance with its top dog GTX580M offering, AMD has unleashed its competing powerhouse mobile GPU today in the form of the Radeon HD 6990M, which it, like NVIDIA claims to be the "world's fastest single mobile graphics processor".
While being well aware of NVIDIA's newly launched 580M, AMD folds its arms and remains composed while saying that the 6990M was measured to be up to 25% faster than any other announced notebook enthusiast GPU.
The 6990M carries all the expected technologies of today including Eyefinity support, HD3D support etc.
Following its first appearance at Computex early last month, GIGABYTE's T1125P booktop is now listed at website ExcaliberPC with an indicated date of availability being July 22, albeit pricing is yet to be disclosed on the unit.
In case you missed the rundown on it during all the goings on at last month's Computex, this is an 11.6-inch booktop (that can be used as a notebook, tablet or desktop PC) and is set to replace last year's T1125N which we reviewed a while back here.
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Chics it up a notch, geddit? Chic styling, yeah, you know you do. Today, Gateway intros in a new, revamped style of two of its Gateway notebook PCs, the Gateway ID Series and Gateway NV Series. Both lines feature incredibly stylish designs in the most in-demand sizes, powered by the latest and greatest mobile technology. First up the Gateway ID47 Series sports a 14-inch HD widescreen LED backlit display with full edge-to-edge glass which slides into a chassis usually designed for smaller 13.3-inch models.
The Gateway NV Series features a new sleek design with a bigger 15.6-inch display with instant social media connections. Both lines include USB 3.0 for fast transfers and device charging. The Gateway ID Series comes in two designs, "Infinity Blue Liquid" which is meant to resemble tranquil water whilst the second design dubbed "Brushed Platinum" conveys an industrial modern feel.
Samsung's ultra-thin Series 9 line-up of notebooks has just been extended with five more Intel powered models; three of which are 13.3-inch and two 11.6-inch sized ones. This family of notebooks are only 0.62-inches thick and no more than 1.31kg in weight.
All five models use SSDs and have an LED-backlit SuperBright panel running a 1366x768 resolution, Intel IGP, USB 3.0 support, FastStart technology (can ready up a machine in as little as 3 seconds), packed in a duralumin chassis with pre-loaded installation of Windows 7 Home Premium.
Amazon has just started listing a new iteration of Acer's Aspire One netbook, dubbed the "Aspire One Happy 2"; denoted as the second gen version under the "Happy" prefix.
The Aspire One Happy 2 is continues to be based on the Pine Trail platform with a 1.66GHz Atom N570 processor and comes in a large variety of colour options with four new ones added into the mix - Papaya Milk, Strawberry Yogurt, Blueberry Shake and Banana Cream - hungry now? Acer have made a few other little adjustments to the design of the Happy 2 series as well, such as the textured liquid 'water ripples' pattern on the display lid.
QUickly running over the rest of the specs, the Happy 2 uses a 10.1-inch CrystalBrite LED-backlit LCD with a native resolution of 1024x600, GMA 3150 IGP, 1GB of RAM, a 250GB HDD, SD card slot, Gigabit LAN, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, 0.3 megapixel webcam and a 3 or 6-cell battery with reported 4 and 8 hrs battery life respectively.
The Happy 2 Series ships with both Windows 7 Starter edition and Office Starter 2010 pre-installed, with the 3-cell model shifting for as low as $270 and the 6-cell up to $300 USD.
The name "Jay Chou" might not ring a bell to most of you, at least perhaps not until he starred as Kato in the recent blockbuster movie "The Green Hornet", but with ASUS' approval of having him come aboard as Chief Designer, his name's about to become more widely known than before.
So far as Chief Designer he has already influenced ASUS' popular N Series notebooks with the "Incredible J" line-up which while based heavily on the existing N series models, are quickly distinguished apart by the Jay Chou inspired cover you can see in the below shot :-
Outer aesthetics isn't the only area being looked at either, with the sound output side of things being improved upon as well thanks to a collaborated effort with Bang & Olufsen to create the ASUS SonicMaster sound certification.
Intel's new x86 Atom architecture dubbed 'Cloverview', is set to launch before Windows 8 hits shelves early next year. Intel's Director of Product and Technology Media Relations, Bill Korcos has said the Atom Clover Trail and its Cloverview processor are designed to work with Windows 8 and it will be a "nice one-two chip-software punch."
He didn't give an exact month or quarter launch frame, but rumors of Windows 8 hitting RTM status in April would be a good indication of Intel's launch details. Kircos was clear that the upcoming x86 Atom architecture would power a bunch of new tablets, netbooks, slider devices and more.
Cloverview will be one of Intel Atom's first 32nm-based chips and is intended for tablets, which is great because the shrink is set to reduce power consumption and improve battery life. There is of course the Cedar Trail and Medfield which are prepped for netbooks and phones/tablets respectively. NVIDIA and ARM have some competition against their Kal-El and Cortex A15 products. Can Intel win? We will have to wait and see!
If you're in the market for an outrageously fast notebook for gaming and the current top dog choices of mobile GPUs from both the green and red teams weren't impressive enough to meet your expectations, hold onto your seats folks, for notebooks equipped with a new GPU weapon are on the immediate horizon thanks to the launch of NVIDIA's new mobile GPU today; the GTX 580M.
With previous GTX-500M series GPUs not up to par in the performance stakes with the previous gen GTX-480M, this new model from NVIDIA comes much welcomed and looks to boast some very impressive performance, well overshading the aforementioned 480M.
Specs wise, the GPU runs at a clock speed of 1240MHz and a memory clock of up to 1500MHz. It houses 384 CUDA cores and up to 2GB of 256-bit 96GB/s GDDR5 memory.
Acer are stepping up to the plate with a release of their very own Chromebook in the form of the Acer AC700, it goes on sale later this month for $349.99 which will be followed by a 3G-equipped version later this summer. The Chrome OS-based notebook is powered by an Intel Atom N570 processor, includes 2GB of RAM, 16GB of flash storage, a 1.3-megapixel webcam, two USB 2.0 ports and a 4-in-1 memory card reader.
NVIDIA have another leak and this one is quite good, they've been showing an unnamed GPU running in SLI, powering Crysis 2. The clip below shows the DirectX 11 version of Crysis 2 running at 1080p with tessellation enabled via the high-resolution texture pack. It runs very smooth considering the game is not only maxed out, but running in DX11 and including high-res textures! Impressive NVIDIA!