The Danish company Zepto has launched their Notus A12 notebook. The computer has an 800MHz Intel CPU, 1GB of RAM and a 12.1-inch LED WXGA with 1280x800 max resolution. With an 80GB, 4,2000 rpm hard drive, it also features a waterproof keyboard, integrated WiFi and an Ethernet connection. Optional are Windows Vista or XP, an additional 1GB memory, an external DVD burner and TV tuner. Prices start at ~$1,380.00.
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Fujitsu is offering a very kewl deal, at least after the initial expense. Buy a LIFEBOOK and a 3 years warranty upgrade within 3 weeks of purchase and you get a new one every three years for life. Choose from any of the their models and remember to register after purchase. If you already own a LIFEBOOK you can also sign up for the program. Insurance for accident/theft is available for those ‘just in case’ times. Prices start around £1,321.06 (~$1966.00.)
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If you have been saving up for a perfect all-in-one system, take a look at at Allio’s HDTV and Built-in Media Center PC. The deluxe 42-inch 1080p LCD TV doubles as a desktop. It features a 16:9 aspect ratio with a 2000:1 contrast, a 176º viewing angle, 7.1 surround sound with Dolby Home Theater and built-in 12W speakers. Computerwise, it has MS Vista Home Premium 32-bit and both a Logitech wireless keyboard and mouse. It comes with an A/V cable and remote beginning at a price of $1,999.99. Allios are also available in 32-inch models, but if you are moving up, you might as well do it in a big way.
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We figure this is either a blessing or a curse, depending on your feelings about arachnids. The Itsy Bitsy Spider Cleaner attaches by its belly to your computer monitor. When your screen needs cleaning, pull the little bugger’s retractable cord to do the job. The spider’s tummy is velvet and can be cleaned for future usage. At a size of 2-inches and with a 24-inch cord, you can pre-order the spider for $10.00 and expect a 2 to 4 week delivery date.
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You can now pre-order the ASUS Limited Edition U6 Bamboo Notebook. The U6V-B1 features an Intel Core 2 Duo Processor, a12.1-inch WXGA LED backlit wide panel, NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS graphics with 256 MB RAM, a fingerprint reader, Bluetooth capability, a 0.3 megapixel webcam, and both an eSATA and HDMI port. At a size of 15.2 x 9.6 x 1.2-inches, you can sign up for the environmentally friendly laptop at Amazon for $1,999.00.
You have to admire the looks of the redesigned MIU HDPC. With a 4.1-inch TFT screen (800 x 480) and a 2.4-inch AMOLED display (320 x 240,) we are talking major functional. Partially powered by Intel Atom, its screen can slide, flip and tilt. Use it for computer chores, as a cell phone, play music, or navigate with it. Rumor has it that the Korean gadget will be available for about $500.00. Contact MIU for more details and availability.
Smooth Creations has announced their new Smoothbook SLICE. The customizable netbook features an Intel Atom CPU 1.6GHz processor, a 120GB hard drive, a 10-inch display with Intel GMA 950 graphics, wireless networking and 1GB of RAM. The SLICE comes loaded with Windows XP (Vista is also an option) and is available for $549.99. Check with Smooth Creations for more specifics and other designs.
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White Plains, NY resident Jose Caceres’ laptop was stolen last month when he left it on top of his car while carrying other things into his house. He then used a remote access program to watch it being used and told the police of its location, leading to the arrest of the suspect. Caceres says it took some time because the man utilized it frequently for porn. He eventually managed to catch a name and address when he registered on a site. Back in May, a woman from White Plains activated her stolen computer’s webcam with remote access to take pictures of the man who was using it.
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Thank goodness Microsoft realized how silly their latest Seinfeld/Gates TV ads are and have moved on to the next phase of “Life Without Walls” in new ads, billboards, and other media sources. The company will also be launching Web and TV ads called the “Real PC,” using both celebs and “little people” who declare “I’m a PC.” We certainly hope that this commercial blitz is more successful. By the way, we just caught one. No Seinfeld, just Gates. Take your last look.
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OLPC has gotten together with Amazon to sell its products in the U.S. Beginning in late November until the end of 2008, you can purchase the XO laptops in a G1G1 (give one, get one) deal for $398.00. The group plans on launching its second generation in 2010 with a touchscreen and hopes that it will come closer to the $100.00 price they originally envisioned. We suspect that the problem with the first model will continue to limit sales as we little people are thinking, “Hmmm. Buy extra computer or fill gas tank?”
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