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The Lap Chill Mat from Targus not only provides a comfortable barrier between you and your...

The Lap Chill Mat from laptop accessory manufacturer Targus not only places an angled comfort barrier between you and your laptop but will also help cool your poor overworked portable computer. Its wedge shape allows for air intake through the sides rather than underneath and its decent size sees it comfortably handle anything from diminutive netbooks to 17 inch gaming monsters.  Read More

Looking down on the G73Jh Core i7 gaming notebook from Asus

ASUS' Republic of Gamers (ROG) showed off some new gaming notebooks at CES, with specs available including Intel i7 processor, Direct X 11 and 3D graphics, high definition audio and HDD support for up to 1Tb of storage. Gizmag took the opportunity to have a closer look.  Read More

Lenovo's hybrid notebook and tablet PC, the IdeaPad U1

There has been a lot of pondering about exactly which niche the tablet PC will fit into in today's tech-centric mobile world. At this year's CES trade show in Las Vegas, Lenovo hopes to answer many of those questions by merging the familiarity of a laptop and the convenience and portability of a tablet PC into one package. The main innovation in the IdeaPad U1 is a detachable tablet PC screen which has its own operating system and processor but when docked in the laptop body shares both battery and processing power.  Read More

ASUS' stylish new NX90 laptop features B&O speakers and a high-definition flat-screen

ASUS chairman Jonney Shih has introduced some of the company's latest designs at CES 2010 and a noteworthy inclusion was the ASUS NX90 Bang & Olufsen ICEpower notebook – a handsome and functional laptop which was designed in conjunction with Bang & Olufsen’s lead designer, David Lewis. The NX90 features a smooth, polished aluminum body and palm rest that coordinate perfectly with the sleek dark keyboard and dual touchpads – which together with the desktop software - are designed to be used much like a DJ’s mixing desk. The B&O ICEpower speakers sit either side of the high-definition flat screen and are designed to produce flawless surround-sound audio – this is definitely a laptop designed for the living room, not the home office.  Read More

The new-look Mini 10 will see HD video offered as well as improved battery life and increa...

Dell has announced that its popular netbook, the Mini 10, has been given a fresh new look and some performance enhancement options. Most of the features outlined when we first covered the release of the Dell Mini 10 earlier this year will remain, but now some of the promised optional features have been officially announced. Highlights include improved battery life, a smudge resistant palm rest, internal TV tuner, increased disk space and the choice to go HD.  Read More

Dell Adamo XPS - World's thinnest laptop (for now)

Dell has bettered its wafer-thin Adamo laptop launched in March with the announcement of the 0.4-inch (9.99mm) thin Adamo XPS. Apart from the attention that the label of World's thinnest laptop brings, the XPS has some very appealing design qualities that are nothing to do with its slender profile or 3.2 pound weight. Rather than the conventional hinge, the full-size keyboard folds into the display in such a way that it's raised at the top when it's opened to provide enhanced cooling and there's also a capacitive touch latch mechanism which allows you to pop the unit open with the swipe of a finger.  Read More

Nokia Booklet 3G - 'Key feel and pitch is good for a unit of it's size'

Recently at Nokia's NokiaWorld 09 event, the company unveiled what appears to be the first in a line of netbook devices, the Booklet 3G. Dave Weinstein was there to get a first hand look at the device.  Read More

Toshiba's new T100 Series laptops will hit shelves on October 22, coinciding with the rele...

Toshiba's new middleweight T100 Series laptops will hit shelves on October 22, coinciding with the release of Windows 7. Both the 11.6 inch and 13.3-inch models come in at under 4 pounds and feature a LED backlit widescreen display, built-in webcam with face recognition, HDMI port, up to 9 hours of battery life and the company's very useful "Sleep-and-Charge" technology, which lets you power up portable devices when the laptop is turned off.  Read More

Logitech's lapdesk lets you use your mouse wherever you use your laptop

There's no denying that laptops have made life on-the-go a lot easier. However, if you're used to the ease and comfort of a mouse rather than a touchpad, you might be interested in a new product announced by Logitech. Complete with built-in mouse pad, the portable lapdesk is designed to allow you to use a mouse whenever and wherever you use your laptop.  Read More

Samsung N510 on display at IFA 2009

Samsung has announced the imminent release of the N510 netbook. The N510 is powered by the Nvidia Ion LE platform, a scaled-down version of the Nvidia Ion platform designed for Windows XP and DirectX 9.0 that retains the benefits of a discrete GeForce 9400M - including 1080p video playback.  Read More

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