Toshiba’s portable Satellite U500 comes with a 13-inch LCD screen, up to 8GB memory, an Intel Core 2 Duo processor and up to 500GB hard disk. At a size of 317 x 230.6 x 29.5mm, the laptop has a battery life of up to 3.5 hours and the handy feature of a 3D impact sensor that removes the writing head quickly in case of shock or its being dropped. The U500 should be available next month with a starting price of $980.00.
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What better use of a pico projector than to be adapted for small hardware as Aiptek has done with its T30 and T20. The T30 is geared for iPhone and iPod users who want to have a larger view than they get now with an RGB LED included and an image size of up to 50-inches. The T20 can be used with notebooks, needs a battery, has USB connectivity with a 640x480 resolution and a maximum image size of 42-inches. Both will become available by the end of the year with no price released so far.
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ASUS has outed their 1101HA as part of their Seashell line. It has a 11.6-inch display with 1366x768 resolution, a 160GB hard drive and 10GB Eee storage. The PC has an Intel Atom Z-series processor and a battery life up to 11 hours with its 6-cell battery. It comes comes standard with 802.11n draft and Bluetooth connectivity. Available in several colors, we guess the Seashell comparison is the “tiny reflective specks which glisten in the light” on the cover.
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Lenovo’s Ideapad S12 certainly has a lot of bang for the buck. The 12-inch netbook has a NVIDIA Ion chipset, an Intel Atom N270 processor, can play 1080p video via HDMI and is good for gaming. Add to that 1GB DDR2 RAM, 160GB SATA drive, WiFi, Bluetooth and wired LAN capability, an upgradable 3 cell battery and Windows XP. Lenovo’s latest offering weighs about 3 lbs. and has a MSRP of $499.00.
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Backup doesn’t get any easier than this. The Clickfree Traveler plugs in to your USB port with integrated cable without setup or software. It automatically finds, organizes and backs up your data. About the size of a credit card, it can recover files from a lost or stolen laptop in a few minutes and can be used for multiple PCS. Choose between the FL-160 (16GB) for $79.99, the FL-320 (32GB) for $149.99 or the FL-640 (64GB) for $249.99. Pre-order now and save 20%.
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SGP makes metal skins for iPhones, iPods, cell phones, MP3 players, laptops and cameras. Each is made of 24K gold plating or thin nickel and comes with a precision cut face plate. One look at the instructions tells you that you had better have a steady hand. The company even posts a warning:
“Handle with Care. Thin and Sharp edge of this product may cause hurt.”
Each kit comes with skin and accessory stickers at prices between $14.99 and $24.99, but if that sounds too risky, they also have carbon fiber, wood and leather covers.
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Next time you get in your car, remember to leave your laptop in the trunk or under a seat belt. Canadian Heather Storey was involved in a fatal collision with a tow truck while in her Volkswagen. Forensic experts believe that she might have survived the crash if her laptop, which was in the back seat and flew at her, hadn’t hit her in the back of the head. Heather had previously used the device to let her mom, (pictured here with the offending item,) know that she was leaving on a business trip.
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MAINGEAR’s new laptop is certain outstanding in letting everyone know who owns it. The mX-L is 12.125 x 9.125 x 1.3- inches and weighs 4.45 lbs. It has a 1280x800 LED backlit display, a choice of two processors and DVD and Blu-ray optical drives. Also featured are 3 USB ports, VGA out, audio in/out and WiFi and Ethernet connectivity. Add to that an integrated webcam, mic, 4-cell 2.4Ah battery and a price starting at $1,099.99. Let them know what design you would like on the cover and they will laser it in.
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The USB Cell Phone Booster plugs into your laptop’s USB port and improves voice and data within 5 ft. Set it up to 25 ft. away from the base unit and you can get a signal strength of up to 2 bars for any cellie or iPhone, if you have at least one bar. The booster, with microprocessor-controlled amplification, also has 100% faster download speeds for 3G data cards and should improve call clarity. It is compatible with almost every carrier in the U.S. and Canada. At a size of 5 x 1.5 x 0.9-inches, the booster will be out in a couple of weeks and can be yours for $99.99.
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HP has just released laptop batteries that are guaranteed to last 3 years. Their Enviro Series has Boston-Power technology and is equivalent to a 6-cell battery. It is compatible with HP’s Pavilion dv4, dv5, dv6; HP HDX 16; HP G50, G60, G61, G70, G71; Compaq Presario CQ40, CQ45, CQ50, CQ60, CQ61, CQ70 and CQ71. At a price of $149.99, the company offers 24/7 phone and email support. The battery will also be available to customers when purchasing new PCs.