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Portable computing appears to be coming of age

By - July 15, 2009 1 Picture
The era of ubiquitous communication AND computing is fast approaching with the latest DisplaySearch data predicting global netbook sales will double to 33 million units from 2008 to 2009 while traditional Notebook sales (those with displays 12.1” and larger) will be flat (129 million units), year-on-year for the first time ever. With smart phone sales running at 33 million units a quarter according to Gartner Group, more than half the portable computers being sold across the globe this year will have screens smaller than 12 inches. Read More
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Sony adds W-Series mini notebook to VAIO line

By - July 9, 2009 7 Pictures
Sony has released a netbook to slot in between the P-Series and TT-Series of its VAIO notebook line. The VAIO W-Series is designed as a secondary PC for those that need to do some basic computing on the move – whether it be around the house or around town. Available in white, pink and brown, the W-Series sports a 10.1-inch display and is powered by an Intel Atom N280 1.66GHz processor, 1 GB of RAM and an Intel 950 Graphics Accelerator. Read More
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Sony offers new VAIO NW laptop with Blu-ray at affordable price

By - June 22, 2009 5 Pictures
Sony has released its new VAIO NW laptop, which comes with an optional Blu-ray player. The 15.5-inch widescreen display features Sony’s XBRITE-ECO LCD technology for sharper viewing but, helpfully, the notebook also has an HDMI output, so it can directly connect to a TV for that big-screen, high-def experience. But perhaps the laptop's most impressive feature is the price. Read More
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Apple's peripheral merry-go-round: FireWire is back, ExpressCard is wack

By - June 11, 2009 1 Picture
As someone who had a lot to say about the missing FireWire 400 ports from the last generation of MacBooks, I'm glad to see the return of the FireWire port to the new 13" MacBook Pro. Unfortunately, it seems like a case of one step forward, one step back for the MacBook Pro range, with only the 17" model being equipped with the ExpressCard/34 slot that many users have come to rely on. Read More
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Balancing act: Dell's new Studio 14z laptop

By - June 2, 2009 10 Pictures
Dell has set out to strike a balance between portability and multimedia performance with its new Studio 14z laptop. The result is a 4.3 pound, 1.2-inches thick machine with a 14-inch 16:9 HD display, 4W audio output, dual headphone jacks, a choice of Intel processors (from Pentium Dual Core to Core 2 Duo T9550), integrated NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics, up to 5GB of RAM and an option of a 500GB HDD. Read More
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HP extends its Mini PC family

By - May 30, 2009 1 Picture
Those on the go who like to do it in style will be pleased to hear that HP has added three new models to its popular HP Mini companion PC range. The new editions offer a host of customizable designs and configurations, all in a small package that’s light on weight but heavy on features. Read More
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Touch Book: netbook, tablet and high-tech fridge magnet

By - May 28, 2009 11 Pictures
While it's not the first transforming touchscreen netbook we've encountered, the Touch Book from Always Innovating is definitely a first: it runs on a power saving 600MHz ARM processor that promises a battery life of up to 15 hours while making it a heat and noise free system, and also features a detachable keyboard that transforms it from a standard looking 8.9-inch netbook to a standalone tablet. Read More

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