The new ProBook 4425s notebook from Hewlett Packard is now out on sale. This is the first HP laptop to feature an AMD quad-core processor in its feature list and is targeted mainly at the business folks.
The tech specs list follows
1.6 GHz AMD Phenom II Quad-Core Mobile Processor P920
2.3 GHz AMD Turion II Dual-Core Mobile Processor P520
2.1 GHz AMD Athlon II Dual-Core Processor P320
Dimension : 33.6 x 23.24 x2.70 cm
Display : 14.0″ diagonal LED-backlit HD anti-glare
GPU : ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250
OS : Windows 7 Home/Professional
Chipset : AMD RS880M
Memory : 8GB DDR3 SDRAM
Storage : Up to 500GB
Camera : 2 megapixel webcam
Price begins at $619
The Samsung U200 touchscreen all-in-one PC was unveiled back in April of this year. Pocket Lint has now brought out the important features and tech specs of this really interesting notebook from Samsung.
So here it goes
Display : 20 inches 1600 x 960 pixels
Processor : Pentium T4400 2.2 GHz
GPU : Nvidia GeForce G310 graphics card with 512MB Graphics memory
Internal Memory : 4GB
Storage : 500GB
Connectivity : 6 x USB 2.0, Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi b/g/n, 3-in-1 card reader
Price : £749.99 in UK
[via Pocket Lint]
Announcements regarding the Toshiba Satellite Pro notebooks have just been announced. The notebook comes with the latest hardware infrastructure that makes it a great deal. Launch – No info is available for the US market as yet, though it has been known that the notebook shall launch in Europe, Africa and Middle East in this quarter itself.
A brief on the technical specifications and features
Platform : Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Dimension : 15.6″ and 17.3″ models
Processor : Intel Core i3, i5 or Dual-Core AMD Athlon II
Display : 1600 x 900 or 1366 x 768 resolution LED backit display
GPU : Mobility Radeon graphics chip or integrated Intel GMA HD graphics
Memory : 8GB RAM
Storage : 500GB hard drive
Optional Blu-ray burner
Samsung has announced its latest device for the businessmen – a new model in its P series, the Samsung P580 notebook. The laptop brings a set of excellent features though at 2.5 kilograms, this may not be the lightest you have carried.
Here is a complete list of technical specifications and features
Platform : Windows 7 Professional
Display : 15.6 inches HD LED Backlit display
Processor : Intel Core i3, HM55 Chipset
Memory : 2GB – 4GB DDR3 RAM
Graphics : nVIDIA GeForce GT 330M processor with 1GB gDDR3 memory
Connectivity : 4 x USB2.0, 802.11bg/n and Bluetooth 2.1
The Dell E4310 notebook was recently given the go-ahead by FCC and today we see it lined up at Dell’s website. No information is available on the price of the device as yet, though the technical specifications are just getting clearer. Here is a look at what’s on offer
Display : 13 inches
Processor : Intel 2.4GHz or 2.53GHz Core i5
Memory : 8GB of DDR3 RAM
Storage : 500GB hard drive or 256GB SSD
OS : Windows 7, Vista or Ubuntu Linux
Connectivity : Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS
Graphics Processor : Intel HD graphics
Other features include Backlit keyboard, Fingerprint reader and Mobile Broadband
[Dell via UberGizmo]
The German arm of Acer has announced the prices of the TimelineX range of notebooks. According to a recent release, the company has revealed that the four TimelineX modes – 1830T, 3820T, 4820T and 5820T shall be priced between €549 and €749.
Here is a list of the prices annouced
TimelineX 1830T (13.3″) : €549 ($731)
TimelineX 3820T (13.3″) : €699 ($931)
TimelineX 4820T (14.0″) : €749 ($997)
TimelineX 5820T (15.6″) : €749 ($997)
The new range of notebooks will come with one of Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 processors.
[via Netbook Choice]
Late last month, Asus unveiled its new “Multimedia Powerhouse“, the Asus N82J notebook that the company claimed was a “powerful machine to do their media content, productivity and entertainment justice“. No doubt, you would say. Here are the tech specs of the new Asus notebook
Dimensions : 345 x 243 x 33 and 2.3 Kg.
Display : 14.0 inch 16:9 LED backlit screen with 1366 x 768 resolution
Internal Memory : DDR3 1066MHz, up to 8GB
Processor : Intel Core i5 (2.13GHz – 2.53GHz) or Intel Core i7 (1.6GHz – 2.8GHz)
Hard Drive : 250GB, 320GB, 500GB or 640GB
Camera : optional built-in 2MP video camera
Operating System : Windows 7
Chipset : Mobile Intel HM55
Graphics : NVIDIA GeForce GT335M with DDR3 1GB VRAM
Acer is reported to be working on a ultra-thin notebook that shall come without a frame, will have color printed on the back of the glass-substrate to act as the cover and might have touch keyboard replacing the conventional model in order to reduce cost.
Folks at DigiTimes write that inside sources have told them that this “next-gen” notebook could be launched as early the second half of 2010.
“Acer is expected to adopt Corning’s reinforced glass substrate and simply print color on its back to allow the substrate to function like a notebook cover for a frameless design. The design will help reduce the thickness of the ultra-thin notebook and can also reduce material costs.”
While a frameless design to reduce material costs sounds interesting, it is also a point to note if the company is looking at compromising vital features for lower cost. Nobody’s going to like it if the notebook they purchase for a few hundred dollars is going to drop and break at the first instance, I tell you!
Late last month, we had reports that we could be seeing possible increase in prices of notebooks following shortage of components in Taiwan. Back then we had written that the impact on sales is however likely to be minimal since the price increase was not expected to be more than $1 or $2.
However, fresh reports have indicated that the perceived shortage in components was more so because of suppliers double-booking or overbooking inventories in order to maintain inventory levels. DigiTimes writes
Notebook component shortage in China is not as serious as most market watchers believe since the strong market demand is mainly created by notebook makers double booking or over booking orders to maintain inventories, according to sources from notebook makers
So this should put all speculations to rest for the time being.
The prevailing strong demand for notebook devices coupled with component and labor shortage in the first quarter of 2010 could possibly lead to a marginal rise in the prices of notebook devices.
Taiwanese publication DigiTimes reports that there could be a marginal rise of $1-$2 in the price of notebook panels. While the publication sees a drop in margins for the developers with the selling price remaining intact, the strategy of notebook makers to recover the margins is not yet known. A rise in price of the notebook or any of the accessories is likely to be the way out.
However, considering that the rise only appears to be marginal, no apparent drop in demand is forecast.