Monday, March 23, 2009

Dell XPS M1530 Laptop

Dell XPS M1350Dell has another laptop on the market, and this one is a definite step up from the previous one.

The XPS M1530 is Dell's newest laptop. While you may not be in the market, you should definitely look in to this computer. There are different upgraded versions of this computer that you can buy, or you can customize it to your exact specifications. The base model of the M1530 comes with the Intel Core 2 Duo T6600(2.2GHz/800Mhz FSB/2MB cache). The M1530 also comes with Windows Vista Home Premium, the newest installment in the Windows Operating System.

If you're worried about how this computer will run, then stop it. The M1530 comes 4GB shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz and a 320GB 5400rpm SATA Hard Drive. If you want to play games or videos, then you will be happy to know that the M1530 comes with a 128MB NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS video card. While this is not the greatest card out there, it will do a pretty good job. If this doesn't satisfy you, you can always upgrade to the 256MB NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT. The M1530 comes with a slot load DVD+/-RW(DVD/CD read/write.) and comes with Dell wireless1395 802.11g Mini card.

The XPS M1350 has nice visuals. It has a glossy LCD widescreen 15.4inch(1280x800) display and comes equipped with a 2.0 megapixel camera. With the display you can view stunning visuals on the M1530. It is definitely great to look at. The XPS M1530 also has a 56 WHr 6-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery for extended use.

Needless to say this laptop is definitely the type of machine you would expect from Dell. Dell has long since been a quality computer manufacturer. With all the features that come with the M1530, added to the upgraded versions and the multiple customization options, you can be sure the Dell XPS M1530 is a computer well worth your time and money. The base model described here will run you around $999. If you want to to go with the up graded version, you better be prepared to cough up another $200 as the price goes up to $1,199. Check it out if you are in the market for a new computer, it is well worth it.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Worlds Cheapest Laptop.

Worlds Smallest Laptop
In the world of cheap laptops the TNX-9500 is the newest thing on the market. The Windows XP- powered unit isn't as cheap as say the Del Mini 9 on sale. But $199 is pretty cheap.

As reports surface. It seems that the new laptop is rumored to have some issues; it beeps continuously for several minutes when it is first turned on, the 1GHz no-name processor seems very unwilling to run Internet Explorer. Rumors also say that there is a howling sound being produced by the always-on microphone feeding back through the speakers.

No date has been set for Production. But rumor has it that it will be ramping up soon and the price is said to be dropping even more. Is that even possible? Hopefully when the Impulse TNX-9500 enters full production, all the flaws will be ironed out. And it will be cheaper than the price stated to make it worth a purchase.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Dell Adamo

Dell AdamoDell has just opened up the pre orders for the new Adamo Laptop. Dell’s new Adamo laptop was built from the ground up to look amazing. The laptop comes in two colors so far silver and black. It looks really great it reminds me a lot of the Macbook Air. Dell sacrificed a lot of performance to make this laptop slim and light. The starting price for a Dell Adamo is $2000 and with that you really do not get anything more impressive than your budget notebook.

The stock $2000 build comes with a 1.2GHz Core 2 Duo Processor, 2GB DDR3 RAM, 128GB Solid State Drive, The more expensive $2700 build comes with 1.4GHz Processor, 4GB RAM, and mobile broadband. The display resolution is 1366x768 and the laptop comes with integrated graphics, go figure. Also the notebook is 13.4 inches wide so this is pretty much just a luxury netbook.

If anyone is considering a purchase of the Dell Adamo, I hope they have more money than they know what to do with; as the only thing I see going for this laptop are its good looks.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Durabook Puts the D in Durability

Durabook Box If you are looking for power in your mobility the the Durabook D15RP is a prime choice. Even though it’s packaging looks like you are receiving sneakers from Nike or KSwiss power, performance and security is included in the Durabook’s rugged design. Durabooks mean durable as in “Tonka Tuff,” but this isn’t just any toy. The D15RP comes designed with a magnesium case for top and bottom protection from drops, pings and dents and offers protection to the vital system components inside because the anti-shock mounting design that protects the LCD and Hard Drive from damage and data loss. What more could you ask for? How about spill resistance? That’s right! When I say the Durabook is “Tonka Tuff,” I’m not playing.

The Durabook D15RP features include: a 15.4” wide screen WXGA LCD with graphic resolution up to 1280X800on-screen graphics driven by the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator GMA X3100 which supports up to 384MB of shared memory. The D15RP is also powered by the latest Intel Centrino Duo mobile technology maximum performance and power management.

If you are looking for something that is durable and powerful then the Durabook D15RP is your laptop. It is perfect for the on the go rough and tumble traveler who wants a laptop that can keep up.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Kingston releases HyperX memory targeted at Netbooks

KHX4200S2LL HyperX netbook memory

Kingston technologies unveiled their new Hyper-X 2GB memory module for netbooks using the Intel Atom processor. Part number KHX4200S2LL/2G is a 2 gigabyte memory module with latencies of 3-3-3-8. The module is based on sixteen 128M x 8-bit DDR2 FBGA components.

Kingston created the KHX4200S2LL/2G module with Asus Eee, MSI Wind and Gigabyte UMPC netbook models.

"A netbook or mobile internet device will automatically recognize the preset low latency value of the HyperX memory module and properly boot the mobile device to provide higher performance than standard memory," said Mark Tekunoff, senior technology manager, Kingston. "Netbooks are growing in popularity and Kingston is pleased to present a HyperX module that makes these small mobile devices run faster."

Clock Cycle Time (tCK) CL=3 3.7ns (min.) / 8ns (max.)
Row Cycle Time (tRC) 55ns (min.)
Refresh to Active/Refresh Command Time (tRFC) 127.5ns
Row Active Time (tRAS) 40ns (min.) / 70,000ns (max.)
Single Power Supply of +1.8V (+/- .1V)
Power 1.396 W (operating per module)
UL Rating 94 V - 0
Operating Temperature 0o C to 55o C
Storage Temperature -55o C to +125o C

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

MacBook Pro Goes Green

MacBook ProEverybody wants to be green these days in everything they do. They need all of their tools, clothes, food, and other things to be enviornmentally safe. Well thanks to Apple, now their laptops can be green as well.

Apple's MacBook Pro is designed with the enviornment in mind. First of all, the MackBook Pro is built with mercury-free LED technology and arsenic-free glass. The circuit boards, internal cables, connectors, insulators, shock mounts, adhesives, and other parts are all free of brominated flame retardents and polyvinyl chloride.

Th MacBook Pro is also highly recyclable. It uses a precision unibody enclosure that is formed from a single piece of recyclable aluminum. The display, as forementioned, is also recyclable. Since most batteries are designed to be replaced every couple of years, most of them are discarded. The battery in the MacBook Pro, however, lasts up to 5years or an amazing 1,000 charges!

EPEAT is the Electronic Product Enviornmental Assessment Tool. It evaluates the enviornmental impact of a product based on how recyclable it is, how much energy it uses, and how it is designed and manufactured. Every MacBook Pro has earned the EPEAT Gold rating, which is the highest. Few products recieve this rating and barely any are notebooks.

The MacBook Pro is also ENERGY STAR certified. The hard drive on the Pro spins down automatically when inactive and also decides whih processor, either CPU or GPU, to use that will work the best for a task which reduces energy. Other systems that reduce energy is the LCD screen, which dims when you enter a drakened room, a processor that throttles down between keystrokes, and it uses about one-third the power of a single lightbulb.

Needless to say the MacBook Pro is green to the extreme. Its so green even its packaging is enviormentally friendly. The boxes are made smaller. This may seem like a little detail but because the box is smaller it means that more can be put on a single shipping pallet which lets more pallets fit on a plane or boat which means less planes and boats have to go out resulting in less C02 emissions which makes the Earth just that much greener.

If your an enviornmentalist, a "green freak", or just want to make a difference then you should definatley check out Apple's MacBook Pro, the greenest notebook on the market.

Monday, March 2, 2009

New tablet pc/netbook with a detachable screen

Touch BookThe company Always Innovating has just released a new netbook that has a fully detachable screen that transforms the netbook into a stand-alone tablet.

The Touch Book truly looks amazing and innovative. It will come preloaded with a linux OS, and it will be the first netbook based on an ARM CPU, have an average battery life of 10-15 hours and $299 without keyboard, $399 with.

The NetBook/TouchBook or what ever else you want to call it will also feature a magnetic back so that you can mount it on a fridge. It also feautures a hinge that not only allows you to detach the screen, but also to swivel I completely around so that you can mount it up when you are for say on a plain and you can also swivel the keyboard all the way around so that it is hidden behind the screen.

Also make sure to watch the video to hear more about Always Innovating’s latest Touch Book, also there is a wonderful accent that is o so enjoyable to listen too!