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Dell Announces The Inspiron Mini 12: $600, 12-inch display

Posted by Ponzi Black Categories: PC / Laptop

Dell-Inspiron-Mini-12 has officially announced the newest member to their family of mini laptops, the Inspiron Mini 12.  The Mini 12 comes with an Intel Atom Z520 1.3GHz or the Z530 1.6GHZ processor, 80GB hard drive, 1GB of RAM, Bluetooth, WiFi, a Webcam and a 12-inch display.  The laptop comes loaded with Windows Vista Home Basic, and has a starting price of less than $600.  The Mini 12 is currently only available in Japan, but will come to the U.S. soon. 

The specs make this a very capable machine, but running Vista with only 1GB of RAM make take some of the wind out of its sprint.  You could always load it with XP when it arrives and then have a very fast machine, the likes of the MacBook Air, but for a fraction of the price.

Read More | Business Wire

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HP Teases Mini 1000 Netbook

HP-Mini-1000

is now showing this new Mini 1000 Netbook on their online store.  The Mini 1000 is not yet available to purchase and when clicking HP’s link, it brings you to their main store where it is nowhere to be found.  They do however give you the price and some general specs.  The mini laptop sports a nice gloss black finish on the outside, with a matte black finish inside.  The price starts at $399 and comes in at 2.25 pounds, has a 10-inch screen and is under 1-inch thick.  We can assume the Mini 1000 will carry the Intel Atom processor, but there is no confirmation of that just yet.  If using an Atom processor, this Netbook from HP should provide a nice jump over previous Via chipsets in HP’s past offerings.  You should be able to do all the internet has to offer, including videos, music and more with a fullsize experience for such a small piece of gear.

Read More | HP

Unboxing Live 043: Aluminum & Glass MacBook Pro

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Features, Laptop, Videocasts

Sure, we’ve already put up a MacBook Pro 2008 unboxing gallery, but we figured there might be a few of you out there who’d want to see the unboxing action in video form - so here it is. We bring you a look at the newly redesigned MacBook Pro, which launched just a few days ago. In case you missed it, the MacBook Pro now has an aluminum unibody enclosure, a glass display (which means, glossy - not matte,) and even a glass single-button trackpad.

If you’re wondering how these stack up to the older models, be sure to check out our MacBook and MacBook Pro redesign comparison video.

Read More | MacBook Pro Product Page

Apple Spill Detection Waterproofs Your MacBook Warranty

Posted by Patrick Phelps Categories: Apple, PC / Laptop

MacBook Liquid Submersion Detection

Spill your morning coffee on your MacBook and then take it in for covered warranty service? Those days are ending; water damage is obviously a violation of the AppleCare warranty, and the new MacBook and computers, introduced last week, include what cellphones have had for years: Liquid Submersion Indicators, which alert technicians to water damage. Located under the keyboard and near the trackpad, the sensors change color when exposed to a liquid. Once these sensors are activated, there is no way to undo the process, so you’re just gonna have to fess up next time, so please - no more Shirley Temples near the hardware, okay?

Read More | Los Angeles Times

Trace Me Luggage Tracker

Trace Me LuggageSomeone has finally had enough lost luggage rage to come up with a solution. Trace Me Luggage Tracker is a heavy-duty tag that you place on your bag. Each has a unique serial number as well as a 2D barcode, but no personal details. If your suitcase, laptop, or backpack gets lost, Immobilise will contact airport baggage authorities or law enforcement agencies to help you get it back. At a price of £19.95 ($35.00,) the double pack has to be a great investment, since there is no additional subscription charge and you can register free online.

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Bleeding Edge TV 294: MacBook, MacBook Pro redesign comparisons

A few days ago, at the , the company unveiled their newly redesigned (gallery) and (gallery) portables. We were able to get our hands on the new MacBook and MacBook Pro, and in this video, we compare each to their last generation counterpart. That’s right, we put the white MacBook up against the newer aluminum MacBook, compare the older MacBook Pro to the new one, and to top it all off, we bring in a for comparisons sake as well. Hit the video to get a look at all the aluminum and glass unibody goodness.


Unboxing Live 042: Aluminum MacBook

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Features, Laptop, Videocasts

We’ve already hit you guys with the MacBook unboxing gallery, showcasing the brand new redesign for ‘s non-Pro notebook. In case you missed it, the MacBook now sports an aluminum enclosure, a glossy glass display, and even a glass trackpad. The old-school white one is still available, but really, those are now an afterthought. We unbox the new aluminum MacBook in this episode of Unboxing Live, so sit back and hit play to get a look at the goods.

We’ve also got another video in the works, comparing the new model to the older model, over on Bleeding Edge TV.

Read More | MacBook Product Page

MacBook aluminum unboxing gallery

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Features, Galleries, Laptop

MacBook 2008 powered on

Two days ago, revealed their redesigned s and s during their . We were able to track them down, and now have our hands on the new goods. First up, we bring you an unboxing gallery for the newly redesigned MacBook. It’s made of aluminum, and looks like a miniature MacBook Pro. The screen is glossy, and it no longer has a built-in FireWire port. We will have video up soon, but in the meantime, check out the MacBook 2008 unboxing gallery.

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Apple notebook event this Tuesday

Apple Notebook Event

has just announced that their next event will be taking place this coming Tuesday (read: five days from today), confirming rumors that October 14th would be the day that new notebooks would be unveiled. The company sent invitations to select media this morning, with a graphic of a notebook featuring the sub-heading “The spotlight turns to notebooks.” So, what should you expect to see? Well, if the rumor mill is correct, we’ll see updates across the board in the MacBook and MacBook Pro lines, including a new manufacturing process that sees the notebook casing carved out of a single block of aluminum. There are also rumblings of a true from Apple as well, possibly launching in the $800 range.

As always, take these rumors with a grain of salt - but as we’ve seen with recent and news, the latest Apple rumors have pretty much come to fruition.


HP HDX 18t 18-inch monster notebook now available

HP HDX 18t

has finally gotten around to getting their monstrous 18-inch powerhouse ready for shipping. You can head over to their online store now to start configuring these bad boys. As a refresher, this is an 18-inch entertainment beast, with a full HD display and amazing HP Imprint finish. Prices start at $1,549.99 (which, actually, isn’t that bad for an 18-inch notebook with this much power), but if you pimp this thing out, it’ll easily go over two grand. Be sure to check out our video of the entire HP fall line, which includes the HDX 18t, after the break.

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