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Articles tagged with: notebooks

Sony VAIO E And C-Series Get Updated

Sony has just refreshed its E-Series and C-Series notebook lineup. Both laptops feature the new, second gen Sandy Bridge Intel Core processors and come in a couple different screen sizes, giving consumers the options they seek when shopping for a new computer.

The E-series comes in three sizes, 14″, 15.5″, and 17.3″ and offer Intel i3 or i5 processors with Intel’s integrated graphics. With Intel Wireless Display technology, users can wirelessly hook up their laptops to the big screen without searching for the appropriate cables.

Toshiba Introduces New L700 And C600 Laptops

Toshiba has just revamped its Satellite L700 and C600 Series laptops, starting at $380, you’ll certainly be interested in these 15.6″ laptops, powered by AMD.

For the low price, the notebooks start out with an AMD single-core E-240 processor with AMD Radeon HD 6310 graphics. To make up for the slow processor, Toshiba is packing 3GB of DDR3 memory clocked in at 1066MHz and 250GB of hard drive space to store your files.

11 New AMD-Powered Notebooks, From HP

If you’re on the market looking for a new PC, your job just got a lot harder. Computer maker, Hewlett-Packard has just announced a crazed wave of new notebooks that will get you excited for this summer. Each of the new notebooks will feature AMD’s Vision technology, a step up above of the previous Fusion Accelerated Processing Units (APU). The result? Smaller and more light weight full-sized notebooks.

The HP DV series, which has been around for a while, are all getting CoolSense, True Vision HD webcam, and HP’s Beats Audio (on the DV6 and DV7 only). The DV series (DV4, DV6, and DV7) will also be enjoying 2x the graphics power compared to previous generations allowing a new gaming standard, even for those who opt out for a discrete graphics card.

IBM Turns 100, Seeks New CEO

IBM (International Business Machines) will replace its current CEO to mark the company’s 100 years of success. Besides the centennial anniversary, the company’s current CEO, Sam Palmisano, will be turning 60 in July, the age when IBM CEO’s retire and name their successors.

The three current names circulating around that would succeed Palmisano are; 53 year old, Virginia Rometty. Rometty currently is head of IBM’s sales division and would be the first female CEO of IBM if elected. Next up we have Mike Daniels, currently head of services for IBM, a division that makes up 60% of IBM’s revenue.

Wired iPad Subscriptions- Now Available

Tech blog, Wired, launched an iPad app just last year and promised that they would soon offer subscriptions. Wired has just announced a reasonable pay model for subscribers, and a free addition to current subscribers. The company summarizes the model as a “subscribe once, read anywhere, anytime” kinda deal.

Wired also wants to let consumers know that they will roll out entirely different interfaces for users to enjoy articles on both cellular devices, tablets, and full-screen computers such as notebooks and desktops. If you already subscribe to the print edition, you can download the Wired iPad app and tap through the instructions for full access.

AMD Announces G-Series APU

AMD has just announced its new G-series platform, the world’s first combination of a lower-power CPU, coupled with an advanced GPU that is integrated into a single embedded Accelerated Processing Unit. The G-series has the core focus of producing more for less power.

These APUs carry thermal design power ratings between 5.5 and 6.4 watts, leading to a 39% power savings compared to previous versions.

The G-series APU ships in a 361mm2 package that allows compact use, perfect for modern netbooks and notebooks. AMD claims that the new G-series APUs offer up to three times the performance per watt compared to previous generations.

Corsair Delivers Fast Force Series 3 SSDs

Solid-state technology is great because the drives use solid-state memory to store persistent data on the disk, allowing for much quicker access to user files. Also, rather than using a rotating disk found in traditional hard disk drives, solid-state drives do not have any such spinning disk, allowing the occasional bump on the road to not affect the drive’s data.

As you may guess, solid-state drives are a bit more useful for portable gadgets like laptops and netbooks because those are devices that actually move around and are more susceptible to drops and bumps than the desktop computer that sits by your desk all day.

Samsung Series 5, Embrace The Chrome

We’ve covered the Samsung Series 7, and the Samsung Series 4, how about some Samsung Series 5 action? The 12.1″ display will run the Chrome operating system and will be available on June 15th, globally. Depending on where you’re located, you can expect to pay between $350-$500 for this slick 3G machine. Weighing in around three pounds, this notebook provides its users with 8.5 hours of battery life while running on a powerful Atom Dual-Core Processor.

Chrome OS; Superior To Windows 7?

Google co-founder Sergey Brin made some interesting points at the Google I/O conference. Brin states some reasons on why he and co-founder Larry Page decided to create an operating system. Brin claims that Windows is “too much of a hassle to use” and maintain, offering the company’s new Chrome operating system as a solution to consumers’ problems. Although Brin noted that Windows 7 has got some great security features, he believes that the complexity of maintaining a computer tortures its users.

Intel Working On 22nm Atom Silvermont

According to CNET, Intel is designing a 22 nanometer Atom chip with its new 3D transistors. The chip is codenamed Silvermont and is touted to boost performance by 37% while reducing power consumption by 50% over current 32nm chips. While CNET was unable to get hard numbers to back up the new Atom chip, I can assure that it will be a vast upgrade to current chips. These new atom chips will most likely be the driving force in future tablets, netbooks, and possibly smaller notebooks (those smaller than 12 inches).