Measuring 4.4mm thick and weighing 3 Kilograms, Samsung’s upcoming M55 HD DVD laptop will be equipped with a 17 inch widescreen LCD display with a resolution of 1920x1200pixels and powered by the Intel T2500 Core Duo processor, 256MB GeForce 7600 Go graphics, up to 120GB of SATA disk, 802.11a/b/g WiFi, Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR, and SRS Audio capabilities. Samsung M55 will be available soon and would retail for around €3,000 or US$3,810.
Toshiba’s latest Satellite notebook, the A105-S4344 is powered by Core 2 Duo CPU. Weighing only 6.0 pounds, the A105-S4344 features a 1.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T5500 CPU, 2GB of DDR2 memory, 200GB SATA HDD, a dual-layer DVD burner, and a 15.4 inch widescreen display. Other specifications include four USB 2.0 ports, a FireWire port, 5-in-1 memory card reader, and a biometric fingerprint reader. The notebook is now available for around US$1399.99 at Toshiba.
Weighing only 2.9 pounds, the ultra portable NC2400 features a 1.2 GHz Intel Core Solo U1400 ULV-edition, 512MB DDR2-SDRAM, a 60GB hard drive, Trusted Platform Module (TPM) for extra security, and a 12.1 inch WXGA TFT display. The laptop also has two USB 2.0 ports, a FireWire port, and a Type 2 PC Card slot. TrustedReviews has a review of this laptop.
The nc2400 is definitely the best business focussed ultra-portable notebook that I’ve seen. Even for an individual buyer, this thin and light laptop has a great deal to offer. The specification is good, the warranty is impressive and the ergonomics are first rate. It seems churlish to complain about three hours of battery life on a notebook this small, but Sony has raised the bar so high in this area that every other manufacturer is playing catch up. But when you factor price into the equation, you can forgive the nc2400 for its modest battery life. In fact you could happily specify an extended battery with this machine and still end up with a superb notebook at a great price.
Kaga Electronics released the ultra portable Flybook V33i for Japan. Its 8.9 inch WSVGA screen may be small, but it’s perfect for productivity applications. This Flybook features a 1.1 GHz Intel Pentium M 733 ULV processor, 1GB of DDR2 memory, and a 60GB HDD. No word on pricing yet.
The TC4400 is HP Compaq’s latest Tablet PC that features a 1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo T5600 processor, 512MB of DDR2 memory, 80GB HDD, 802.11 a/b/g WLAN, integrated biometric fingerprint sensor, and a bright 12.1 inch XGA display. The Tablet sells for US$1,479.
Alienware Area-51 m5550 supports a 2.13 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T7600 processor, 2GB of DDR2-667, 100GB SATA HDD, NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 graphics, and a bright 15.4 inch WideXGA display. NotebookReview has a deep review of Alienware Area-51 m5550.
The Alienware Area-51 m5550 is one of the few notebooks I have tested that I feel delivers an outstanding ownership experience. Granted, it does have its flaws — poor battery life, a warm operating temperature, and average viewing angles, but no product is going to be perfect, and this one is no exception. The m5550 is the overall most powerful 15.4″ notebook that has been evaluated here at NotebookReview. Equipped with a top-of-the-line Core 2 Duo CPU, performance is unstoppable, and it will give most desktops a run for the finish line. Coupled with Nvidia’s Go7600 graphics card, handling the latest games is a breeze. The external appearance is one-of-a-kind, and it will be a stand-out wherever it goes. In a few words, the Alienware Area-51 m5550 is like the high-end sports car of the notebook world: sleek, sculpted, and fast. Game over.