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TRENDnet TU3-H2PIE USB 3.0 adapter

If your PC is more than a few months old, it's unlikely that you have USB 3.0. An alternative way to get the benefits of the up to 4.8Gbps speeds on offer is to add a USB 3.0 adapter to your existing machine and TRENDnet has now entered this sector by offering a 2 port Express Card Module (TU3-H2EC) for laptops and a 2 port PCI-Express adaptor (TU3-H2PIE) for desktops.  Read More

Lenovo has unveiled new members of the IdeaPad family, the stylish yet affordable Z series...

Lenovo has just expanded and updated its range of consumer laptops, all-in-one computers and desktop PCs, including the new Z Series IdeaPad multimedia notebooks. Offering top spec and stylish design in an affordable package, two of the range benefit from Intel Core processor and NVIDIA graphics options whilst a third is available with the latest AMD Phenom II. There's also a system that allows your face to be used as a system password.  Read More

The new Latitude E4310 ultraportable laptop has just made an unannounced appearance on Del...

A new business-class laptop has just made an unannounced appearance on Dell's U.S. product pages. The Latitude E4310 ultraportable laptop will be available in a choice of Core i5 processors, the option of HDD or SSD storage as well as up to 8GB of memory, a backlit keyboard and multi-touch trackpad, 7-in1 card reader and fingerprint reader.  Read More

Panasonic has given two of its Toughbook's a performance upgrade

Panasonic's UK wing has announced that two members of its Toughbook range have been given a performance boost. The semi-rugged CF-52 receives an Intel i5 processor and an extra gigabyte of RAM. The business-rugged CF-T8 is served by an Intel Core 2 processor running at 1.6GHz and doubles the storage available with a 250GB shock mounted flex-connect hard drive. Both systems benefit from a Windows 7 Professional makeover too.  Read More

Maingear claims fastest 15' HD gaming notebooktitle with eX-L 15

Maingear has recently unveiled what it claims to be the fastest 15" gaming laptop on the market. Offering top-of-the-line components while still allowing for several customization options, the new eX-L promises to satisfy even the most demanding of hardcore gamers.  Read More

Apple's family of updated MacBook Pros

Apple has finally unveiled the long expected updates to its MacBook Pro line with faster processors, next generation NVIDIA graphics and improved battery life. The new 13-inch MacBook Pro includes faster Intel Core 2 Duo processors, while the 15-inch and 17-inch models feature Intel Core i5 and i7 processors as well as Apple’s new automatic graphics switching technology that lets users toggle between energy efficient Intel HD Graphics and the more powerful NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M processors without having to log out.  Read More

The Wind U160 from MSI benefits from a glossy widescreen ten inch display which is claimed...

MSI has announced U.S. availability of its Wind U160 ten-inch netbook which is less than an inch thick and is claimed to squeeze some 15 hours from its 6-cell battery. The netbook also offers smooth action video rendering thanks to an 8ms response time, 802.11n WiFi and is only MSI's second product to feature Intel's energy efficient Pine Trail Atom N450 processor.  Read More

ZBOX HD-ID11 mini-PC delivers big performace from a small box thanks to a pairing of the n...

Zotac International appears to be amongst the first to announce a new computer system featuring the next generation NVIDIA ION graphics processor. The ZBOX HD-ID11 mini-PC has a small footprint, low power draw but promises to deliver big system performance with full 1080p video playback, 7.1 digital surround sound and the facility to easily pop in your own memory and storage medium.  Read More

Clevo's X8100 gaming laptop - claimed to be the fastest in the world

The laptops used by mobile gamers have to be powerful beasts in order to offer the kind of smooth, detailed graphics and slick gameplay exacting users demand. The latest example to make claim to the title of fastest laptop in the world is the X8100 from Taiwan's Clevo. The credentials begin with a choice of three Core i7 processors, either one or two nVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics processors with SLI technology support, a 18.4in full high definition display, up to 8Gb DDR3 memory, space for up to three SATA drives and touch sensitive hot keys.  Read More

Intel unveils new low-cost convertible classmate PC design

Intel has previewed the latest iteration of its classmate PC which features a convertible clamshell design. As part of the Intel Learning Series these low-cost PC’s are built to withstand the rigors of school use while providing educational opportunities to children in developing countries.  Read More

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