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The HP EliteBook 2530p

The release of new ultra-portable laptop computers continues unabated with HP’s introduction of three ultra-portable laptops designed to lighten the load for business travelers, including an ultra-thin, convertible tablet, a budget unit and HP’s smallest and lightest laptop with a built-in optical drive.  Read More

Dell's new Latitude range

Dell’s new line of Latitude laptops provides something for just about every business scenario - from high performance users looking for a desktop replacement to road warriors looking for an ultra portable or, for those whose laptops cop a bit of abuse, a semi-rugged laptop. The range includes the lightest ultra-portable in the company’s history and for the first time Dell will offer colors on the new Latitude laptops, which feature full-frame magnesium alloy construction and all-metal hinges.  Read More

Lenovo ThinkPad W700

Lenovo’s $2,978 ThinkPad W700 will be available in September, offering consumers a high performance mobile workstation with a great capacity for graphic design and digital content creation. The laptop incorporates a built-in digitizer and color calibrator, NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700M 1GB graphics, the Intel Centrino 2 processor, dual hard drives with RAID configuration, up to 8 GB of memory, wireless connectivity, and an optional Blu-Ray DVD player.  Read More

Targus zip-thru laptop case allows a quick trip through airport security checks.

Targus upcoming Zip-Thru laptop case allows travelers to get through security checks without having to remove their laptop from its case by virtue of a The zip-thru case splits down the middle which exposes the laptop and allows security staff to get a clear x-ray image of it without risking damage or theft. It has plenty of room for accessories, files and other devices, is made of durable nylon and features a padded ergonomic shoulder strap.  Read More

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July 29, 2008 Sony’s upcoming VAIO range includes the FW laptop, which features a Macbook-style keyboard, built-in Blu-ray drive and a 16.4-inch display.  Read More

Jointech's $99 JL7100 laptop

July 28, 2008 While the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) initiative has been working towards a $100 laptop since 2005, they're still $88 above their target. Now Hong Kong-based Jointech has thrown its hat into the ring with the $99 JL7100.  Read More

The BookEndz Docking Station

July 24, 2008 Is the mStand a little too "form over function" for your taste? The BookEndz Docking Station allows you to plug your PowerBook, MacBook or MacBook Pro into (or out of) everything on your desk with one pull of a lever.  Read More

Toughbook 74

Panasonic’s Toughbook has been given a substantial boost in capability. The desktop replacement CF-52 and field-use CF-74 have been given new Intel Centrino 2 processors, expanded graphics capabilities, 160GB of hard drive space, and 802.11 Draft N Wi-Fi connectivity. The rugged Toughbooks are resistant to shocks, spills, dust, and vibration.  Read More

The slim and sexy Portégé R500-S5007V with a 128GB SSD

In the world of laptops slim is definitely in. Toshiba’s Digital Products Division has announced the addition of a 128GB Solid State Drive (SSD) to the latest incarnation of its Portégé laptop series. The 2.4 pound Portégé R500-S5007V with a 128GB SSD is billed as the world’s lightest laptop, beating the much hyped Macbook Air, which weighs in at 3 pounds and, unlike the Macbook Air, even manages to include a built-in optical drive into a unit that measures as thin as 0.77-inches. This does mean that the Macbook Air 0.76-inch high Macbook Air retains its world’s thinnest title and it does feature a slightly bigger display – 13.3-inches to the R500’s 12.1-inches.  Read More

UPEK's TCS5 TouchStrip Fingerprint Sensor

June 6, 2008 Consumers are increasingly attracted to the security and convenience offered by fingerprint scanners. Not only does it ensure the confidentiality of computer files, it's a silver bullet for the frustrated segment of the market that is running short on favorite sports teams and childhood pets to use as passwords. The latest example of fingerprint reading being brought to the broader consumer market comes UPEK, which has launched the TCS5 TouchStrip Fingerprint Sensor, a system that uses High Definition 3 Dimensional amplified sensing technology to read past the surface of skin to the “live layer”. The TCS5 is set to be included on 2009 Notebook PC models and is currently being demonstrated to select PC manufacturers at Computex Taipei.  Read More

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