Sony’s new VAIO P Series Lifestyle claims to be the world’s lightest at 1.4 lbs. Available in a choice of four colors, this is one social computer. Use it for emailing, IMing, or catching up with your work when you travel. The P includes turn-by-turn GPS navigation, an Intel Processor (1.33GHz) and Windows Vista. It has an 8-inch LED blacklit display with a 1600x786 resolution, 2GB RAM, and 60GB HDD. You can pre-order now at a price starting at $899.00.
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Thanko has released their new CoolPad, bound to keep your laptop mildly chilled. But it doesn’t stop there. In addition to being a fan for your notebook or netbook, it also has a 3-port USB hub and additional data storage with its integrated 2.5-inch SATA HDD slot. GeekStuff4U will be offering the CoolPad sometime soon but so far, no mention of the device on the site or its price.
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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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Dell has officially announced the newest member to their netbook 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.
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HP 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.
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What a great way to get rid of all those Post-its and scratch paper that we use when on the computer. The Mousepad Notebook has 50 sheets of notepaper. Available in two designs, the 9 x 7 3/4-inch pad from Bob’s Your Uncle will set you back $13.00. See Jane Work has others available, like the Galison Memo Pad for $8.50 and four designed by Thomas Paul for $9.00 each.
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StarTech’s USBVGADOCK converts a single USB 2.0 port into multiple connections, including a VGA, 10/100 RJ45 network, dual audio, and four extra USB 2.0 ports. It has a 1600x1200, 32 bit resolution on a connected VGA monitor. Think of the advantage of switching between your notebook and home desktop PC with the disconnection of only one cord. The converter/adapter is available from the company for $129.99.
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Such a back-to-school deal! If you live in the U.S. and purchase a Dell Studio 15, XPS M1530 or XPS M1330 laptop before September 9, you can receive an Inspiron Mini 9, which ordinarily retails for $349.00, for only $99.00. At a weight of only 2.28 lbs., the Mini features an 8.9-inch LED display (1024x600,) built-in Wifi, a sealed keyboard, and SSD memory storage. Dell is even offering a free basic plan of 2GB storage on Box.net. A built-in webcam and Dell Video Chat are optional.
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Fujitsu has unveiled their Amilo Mini Ui 3520 Netbook with a 8.9-inch WSVGA (1040x600) display, Intel Atom Processor N270, 1024 MB DDR2, 667 MHz RAM, and 60/80 GB HDD (3600 rpm/4200 rpm.) It also features an ExpressCard slot, plugs into your USB 2.0 port, and has a VGA output. At a size of 233 x 29/36 x 175 mm and a weight of 1 kg, it includes a webcam and mic and supports MS Windows XP Home Edition. The Amilo, available in several colors, carries a MSRP of €399 (~$585.00.)
Lenovo is joining the ranks of companies that believe thin is in. Their IdeaPad S10 is powered by Intel Atom N270 and 945 GSE chipsets that run at 1.6GHz. It also features a 10-inch screen, a multi-touchpad, a 1.3M cam, a 4-in1 card reader, and a pair of stereo speakers. Choose between black/white and red and expect prices of $399.00 for 512MB and 80GB HDD and $450.00 for 1GB with 160GB HDD. Look for the S10 to debut in October.
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