Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Lenovo IdeaPad S10

Lenovo IdeaPad S10Lenovo has just released a brand new IdeaPad called the S10. The S10 combines all the great features on the S9 model, but now on a 10 inch screen. The S10 has a great look with a black lid with a white interior. The notebook though really sets a whole new bar for the mini notebook field. A long list of pros include the light weight of only 2.4 pounds, a very roomy and solid keyboard that does not warp or cause you to make mistakes due to the shrunken down size. The Lenovo IdeaPad S10 starts at a remarkably low price of only $429.99, it also sports 3 colors including black, white and red. The specs are not much to marvel over, but are still very good for a mini-notebook with a starting prices of $429.99.

Quick Spec Sheet:
• 80GB 5400-rpm Hard Drive
• 512 MB PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz
• 3 Cell Lithium-Ion Battery
• Intel ATOM Processor N270 Single Core ( 1.60GHz 533MHz 512KB )
• Broadcom 11b/g Wi-Fi wireless
• GenuineWindows XP Home Edition
• Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950

Sadly it does not look like there is any upgrades offered on Lenovo’s website. Some other cons include only 2 usb ports and with a glossy look, fingerprint smudges will be prevalent. The Lenovo IdeaPad S10 is one of the best cheap ultra portable notebooks out on the market right now and I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a cheap portable laptop for on the go.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Dell's First Mini Notebook, Inspiron 910

Dell Inspiron 910 Mini NotebookRecently leaked from Dell is their first plans of a mini notebook. The new mini notebook is in response to the growing demand for ultraportable notebooks. The new mini notebook Dell is planning on releasing is called the Dell Inspiron 910 or the Inspiron Mini. The new notebook release was delayed due to a unique keyboard design dell has planned that will remove the function keys from the mini notebook and in turn enlarge the more frequently used keys.

So far not much is known about the mini notebook except that it will have a 9 inch screen, 3 USB ports, VGA output and a memory card slot. Expect to see the computer out on Dell’s website august 22nd.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

New Dell Laptop Offers up to 19 Hours of Battery Life

Dell Latitude LaptopIn recent discussions with many of Dells customers, the Senior Vice President for business products group, Jeffrey Clarke, revealed that the number one priority customers looked for in a laptop was extended battery life. In order to meet these desires in a laptop Dell has completely redesigned the Latitude product line and has developed a new power cell technology that will allow the new Latitudes to run continuously for a minimum of 10 hours, and up to 19 hours while unplugged.

This new battery life technology will be implemented in all seven of Dells new laptops, but as expected the battery life will differentiate between models due to different screen size and other factors that will change from model to model. However, Dell promises at least 10 hours of battery life with up to 19 with their new technology and has created quite a buzz around their new line of laptops.

It has also been revealed that within the next coming weeks there will be an ultra-portable version of the laptop called the Latitude E4200.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

New Wooden Laptop from Fujitsu

With notebook vendor Asus recentrly announcing a line of eco-friendly bamboo-covered laptops, laptop vendor Fujitsu has adopted similar plans and has released its first environmental friendly laptop called the "WoodShell". This portable notebook uses cedar wood and bio-based plastics to form the casing and several other parts. According to Fujitsu, this laptop "is not merely an environmentally friendly tool but an object of enduring style and utility."

Currently Fujitsu's laptop is only available in Japan and it is unclear if the company plans to launch it world wide, but it is definitely a step in the right direction for the environmentally conscious. With eco-friendly laptops now a viable option for consumers, we may see more big name laptop companies following suite and creating greener laptops.