Archive for the ‘Laptops’ Category

The BookArc Turns Your Macbook into a Desktop

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A few weeks ago, we told you about the Backpack shelf for you iMac. Now we bring you the BookArc, a sleek and aesthetically pleasing product acts as a desktop stand for your Macbook.

Apart from freeing up valuable desk space, the BoookArc turns your Macbook into a mini-desktop tower. (more…)

Win a Free 1 Terabyte Hard Drive from The Social Network for Computer Enthusiasts

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SpeedingComputer.com, the social network for computer enthusiasts, is giving away some cool prizes including a free 1 Terabyte hard drive.  At Speeding Computer, “people come together to share, discuss and even show off the latest hardware, software and technology.” It is the hot new destination for all things computer related, and they have been creating quite a bit of buzz online.

Check out the social network for computers yourself, or click here to enter to win a free 1TB Hard Drive.

The New Nokia “Booklet 3G” Netbook Coming this September

Nokia Booklet 3GThere was a rumor about this a few months back. Now it is here! Nokia officially unveiled its newest product – a laptop! It goes by with the name Booklet 3G, with over 12 hours of battery life.

Yes, this laptop, which is supposed to be different when compared to the other netbooks in the market, has features better than many netbooks. It has a 10.1 inch display, with high resolution, powered by an Atom processor, integrated 3G wireless system, and get this: a hot-swappable SIM card. The 2 cm, 1.25kg aluminum body also houses common features such as Bluetooth, WiFi, A-GPS, HDMI output, and a nice 12 hour battery life. (more…)

Netbook Roundup: 5 of The Best Netbooks On the Market

Netbooks are an emerging market of laptops that focus primarily on Internet access such as browsing, e-mailing, and cloud computing. In a sea of sameness, it becomes the minute details that make one Netbook better or worse than another. When looking for a new netbook it is important to take into consideration the less advertised features: keyboard size and feel, camera megapixels, and battery size.

The specs listed below are just the base models and they can be widely customized—for example, some come with Windows XP, some can be installed with Ubuntu, some with SUSE Linux; most also have solid-state drive versions; and most come in a wide variety of colors.

We’ve done the reasearch, and here is a look 5 of the best notebooks on the market.

  1. Acer Aspire One – $349Acer Aspire OneThe Aspire One from Acer comes standard with a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom processor, 1 GB RAM (upgradable to 2 GB), 10.1″ 1024 × 600 display, an 89% of full-size keyboard, a 160 GB HDD, only a .3 megapixel camera, Windows XP or Linpus Linux Lite, 3 USB ports, WiFi b/g, Bluetooth, a 5-in-1 card reader, and a 3-cell battery (upgradable to a 6-cell.) Configured with the 3-cell battery it weighs 1.33 kg.
  2. Asus EEEPC - $329EEEPC 1000haASUS was the leader of the market with the EEEPC. Their 1000H netbook features a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom processor, 1GB RAM (again upgradable to 2GB), a 10.1″ 1024 × 600 display, a 160GB HDD, a 1.3 megapixel camera, Windows XP, a 92% sized keyboard, Bluetooth, 802.11n, and a 6-cell battery which the claim offers 9.5 hours. With the 6-cell battery it weighs 1.45 kg and measures 26.6 × 19.12 × 2.85 cm.
  3. Dell Mini – $299Dell MiniThe Dell Mini comes standard with a 1.33 GHz Intel Atom processor, 1GB RAM, a 10.1″ 1024 × 576 display, HDMI port, a 160GB HDD, WiFi b/g, a 3-cell battery, Windows XP or Ubuntu, and a 1.3 megapixel camera. It can be vastly improved and customized, at a premium, by Dell, upgrading to a faster 1.6GHz processor, 2GB RAM, adding Bluetooth, a 6-cell battery, 802.11 n, and 3G connectability through Verizon’s EVDO network. One of the lighter netbooks, the Dell Mini weighs in at 1.2 kg. A side note, the Dell Mini is a favorite of those attempting to make a “Hackintosh”—a netbook running Mac OS X. (more…)

High-Tech Meets High Fashion: 13 Gadgets By Brand Name Designers

Fashion and Technology both commonly focus on innovation. Luckily for us consumers, these two worlds have been on constant dialogue these days – giving us innovative products but with design aesthetics. In what is called a blend of the ‘commercial and fantastical’, collaboration between top electronic firms and high fashion connoisseurs have proven to be an upside in both industry. We will be looking at 13 of the sought-after fashion-electronic-gadget collaborations currently available in the market.


1.  USB Sunglasses by Calvin Klein

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Want to look chic while keeping your personal data safe and sound? These new sunglasses from Calvin Klein have a USB drive hidden in the arm, letting you store info and protect your eyes from UV rays at the same time.

Calvin Klein are justifying the price of these cool shades by upping it with a feature that you would otherwise find hard to even think of. A USB drive lodges in one of the arms of the frame of these cool glares. Adding to the spice are the cool lenses that can safely keep your eyes out of harms way and assure that you have 4GB of memory with you whenever the sun shines bright. There’s nothing as cool as taking your glares off and connecting them to your computer to download your songs. With 4GB storage capacity, this eyewear, which is priced at $199, is definitely a sure treat. (more…)

More Apple Tablet PC Rumors

According to recent rumors, the long-awaited Apple Tablet will be released in time for the holiday season this year and it will be subsidized by Verizon.

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I’m hesitant to post rumors, especially rumors regarding Apple, and even more so regarding the Tablet, but I have heard from other reliable sources that Apple has been talking to Verizon. While they speculated that this could have been about the iPhone moving carriers, when you take this into account, the Tablet seems far more likely. (more…)

The 10 Thinnest and Lightest Laptops on The Planet

Let’s face it. Size does matter. However, in the 21st century, smaller is definitely better when it comes to certain gadgets such as our laptops. Here’s a rundown of a few notebooks that are guaranteed to be easy on your back, and extremely easy to carry anywhere you need to go. They are actually pretty power packed, much more so than a netbook or UMPC.

These are the 10 Thinnest and Lightest laptops on the planet.

1. MacBook Air

apple-macbook-air1Also known as the MBA, the MacBook Air has brought the ultra slim trend closer to home. Apple’s tiniest laptop measures a very sleek 12.8 x 8.94 x 0.76 inches and weighs 3 pounds. A 1.86GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor and 2GB of DDR3 SDRAM flow through the Air. Although on the small side, the 120GB SATA hard drive should be more than enough to fit your everyday storage needs. The battery should also last you at least 5 hours.

Source: [Apple]

2. Intel Metro

slide1Intel’s new Metro laptop was designed by Ziba, and it measures just .7 inches thick. That’s a bout the size of a penny. It weighs just 2.25 pounds and it has flash based memory which is a big part of the reason why boasts a 14 hour battery life. The Metro laptop has not been released yet but it should be out by then end of 2009.

Source: [BusinessWeek]

3. Dell Adamo

dell-adamosmallThe Dell Adamo is the latest “MacBook Air killer” contender. Slightly thinner than its rival at 13.03 x 9.5 x 0.65 inches, the Adamo is currently the world’s thinnest laptop at 4 pounds. The keyword to remember here is “thin” since it is a tad longer and wider than the Air. The Adamo’s 1.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor is slightly slower than the Air while its 2GB memory and 128GB solid-state drive (SSD) keep the Adamo within striking distance. The average battery life is measured at 4.5 hours.

Source: [Dell]

4. Lenovo Thinkpad X301

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With Lenovo’s 12.5 x 9.1 x 0.9 laptop, you can tell that the corporate world has been bitten by the ultra slim bug. At 3.2 pounds, mindless drones will no longer have an excuse not to have their laptops stuck to their bodies. The X301 comes with a good Intel Core 2 Duo SU9400 1.4 GHz processor coupled with 2GB of SDRAM memory. The 64GB SSD keeps its storage capacity small but terrible while its battery life can last up to only 4.3 hours.

Source: [Cnet]

5. Voodoo Envy 133 – NV4070NAhp_voodoo_envy_133_1-100608

Although the latest version of the Envy dates back to 2008, it’s thin 0.70” inch depth still makes it ultra slim worthy. The 12.65 x 9.04 x 0.70 dimensions complement its light 3.37 pounds. The SP 7700 Intel Core 2 Duo processor clocks in at 1.8GHz and is paired with roughly 2 GB of memory. The downsides to this gorgeous looking laptop are its low 80GB storage capacity and short life span of about 3 hours. (more…)

Acer Announces Worlds First Google Android Powered Netbook

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In the the quest for netbook relevancy and superiority, Acer has always been in the tech news talking about the integration of Android to run on netbooks. Actually, the whole netbook manufacturing industry is showing good interest with using Android.

Now, the first netbook maker to break news about the use of Android into its netbooks is Acer. (more…)

The GRID-IT Gadget Bag Organizes Your Gadgets and Accessories

Gadget HolderIf you’re a gadget-geek, you’ve likely got quite a few gadgets and accessories to carry around. From phones to mp3 players, chargers, cables, styluses (styli?), headphones and whatever else lying around in piles under your bed, in your car, or in your backpack.

When you travel, the last thing you want is for airport security to be rummaging around in your stuff, pulling out handfulls of wires and messing up the careful organization system you’ve got going on (try archaeological: the oldest stuff on the bottom…)

Coccoon has an answer in their GRID-IT gadget-bag system, which is basically a thick divider covered in dozens of wide elastics, sized to fit into their stylish laptop bags and cases. The grid is designed to hold all of your small stuff, neatly and securely, and the pockets are designed to fit game consoles, phones, and various media. (more…)

The Dual-Screen Lenovo Elite ThinkPad W700ds Laptop

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Imagine being able to watch TV on the one screen while you are working on a sales report on another screen. Until now this would only be possible with an external secondary screen.  However, Lenovo has changed all this.

The Lenovo w700ds looks like a standard laptop until the user pulls out the secondary  10.6″ WXGA side screen. The primary purpose of this second screen is to give photographers the ability to have a full screen of their photo while their photo editing tools are on the second screen.  Although this laptop is geared toward professional photographers looking to have a laptop for their work without sacrificing desktop functionality, I believe that in the future it will become a standard in higher-end laptops/mobile-desktops. (more…)