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Offer: The widescreen Inspiron 6000 laptop is just $649 shipped, with no rebate to send in, plus get a free 8x DVD+/-RW dual-layer write capable burner ($99 value)! It comes with the Intel Celeron M Processor 350(1.30GHz/400MHz FSB), a widescreen 15.4" WXGA TFT, 256MB of DDR2 SDRAM, and a 40GB hard drive. It also comes with Windows XP Home, an integrated 10/100 Network Card and Modem, and a 90 day warranty.
ASUS have introduced today a new flagship notebook series dubbed the W2V. One of the main highlights of this latest notebook offering is that of in-built DVB-T (digital TV) capabilities, as well as other various high-end features including a 17-inch widescreen and 5.1 channel audio simulation with built-in subwoofer. Phwoar!
Further details including a specifications listing within the official announcement.
Sydney, Australia, July 13 2005, ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (ASUS), a leading provider of high-performance notebook computers, today introduced the flagship W2V Notebook Series. The W2V offers the latest DVB-T (Digital Video Broadcasting-Terrestrial) digital TV feature, 17-inch Color Shine LCD widescreen, 5.1 channel audio simulation and built-in subwoofer. Combined with powerful computing capability, the ASUS W2V intelligently packs all the home theater electronic devices into one slim and light notebook, creating the ultimate mobile digital home.
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NEC has revealed a prototype laptop computer that runs on a methanol fuel cell instead of a rechargeable battery, which it intends to start selling next year.
Several companies are developing similar fuel cells, which promise to power electronics ten times longer than the lithium-ion batteries currently in use.
Fuel cells produce electricity without generating pollutants, through an electrochemical reaction that uses oxygen and hydrogen.
More information @ Seattle PI
Prefab computer giant, Dell Computer Corp., plans to close their Austin, Texas plant and move production to Malaysia within the next two years. The idea, of course, is to cut production costs. The information I could track down made no mention of what would become of the 17,000 employees that work at the Austin plant. Dell is the second largest employer in the Austin area.
The decision will affect the company's shipments to the retail market in North America, which the Austin plant used to be responsible for. After closing the Austin plant, Dell will ship half-finished notebooks manufactured by three Taiwanese notebook makers - Quanta Computer, Compal Electronics and Wistron - to Penang first for final assembly and software installation, and then ship the finished products to retailers in the US.More information @ Digitimes
I had the chance to personally play with one of these cool new toys from Paceblade in Taiwan earlier this month and I must say they are fairly impressive, not to mention totally innovative. What am I talking about exactly? Allow me to explain - Paceblade, a new Taiwanese based company, bring an entirely new concept to mobile computing by providing a device with the functions of a notebook, LCD PC and tablet PC - all in one, called the Pacebook. We are in the middle of obtaining a sample and shall have a review for you before much longer.
I have posted the release press release which includes full specifications and several pictures in the New Products section of our forums for you all to check out.
For those looking for a laptop with high video performance got apex has a look at the Dell Inspiron 8100 Laptop which is available with either the nVidia GeForce2 Go or ATi Mobility Radeon 7500 but they did have some problems but you will have to go over and read the review to find out what they are.
Those of you with AMD processors in your laptops may have noticed a decrease in laptop battery performance ever since installing Windows XP. that's because the release version of XP didn't include support for AMD's PowerNow! technology, which allows the CPU's settings to be automatically changed according to the task at hand, allowing for power usage to be at it's most efficient.
Microsoft have fixed this problem with a patch.