Sally told Susan told Johnny told Sally again that a 15.4-inch Macbook will be released in May 2007. We are actually a little disappointed at the news and would much prefer a smaller version of the notebook. And what the hell is Sally doing talking to Johnny again?
As much as I would agree with the kind folks at Gizmodo I don’t really mind variety. Besides my 12″ iBook is breaking my back (from slouching too much so I can look at my f***ing screen). Well I guess Steve Jobs is facing some real time dilemma here, it’s never easy to please us demanding users! 😉
Foxconn to ship 15.4-inch MacBook to Apple in May 2007 via Gizmodo via crunchgear
LG’s new S1-M002A9 has a lot to offer with their 100GB SATA HDD, 2GB of DDR2-667 memory, and an ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 512MB graphics. It also features n Intel Core 2 Duo T7400 (2.16-GHz) processor which makes this a great laptop.
If you are shopping in this range, you should put the S1 on your list. LG has made an almost perfect notebook in the S1. It is well constructed, offers terrific performance and looks extremely stylish. We don’t have to wait until the next revision to see the cons listed below worked out: a bigger HDD and a battery are easy to add. And please LG drop the VGA port for a DVI
Everex claims their new StepNote NC1500 as the world’s most energy efficient notebook. It boasts a 1.5GHz VIA C7-M processor, 512MB of DDR2-533 memory, 40GB HDD, VIA UniChrome Pro integrated graphics, dual-layer DVD burner, and a 15.4 inch WXGA display. Other features include 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, three USB 2.0 ports, and a VGA port. And the most important part is its price which is just US$498. Everex includes a 3-cell lithium-ion batter that averages +1.5 hours of mobile computing.
Via Averex and Engadget.
With the dimensions of 365mm × 270mm × 28.7mm – 45.5mm and 6.2 pounds, the Epson NJ5000Pro provides a bright 15.4 inch widescreen display, a 2.33-GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T7600 processor, up to 2GB of DDR2-667 memory, and a 40GB HDD. External interfaces include four USB 2.0 ports, a FireWire port, 802.11a/b/g WLAN, and a 3-in-1 memory card reader. The laptop is now available in Japan, with prices starting at US$830.66.
LG unveiled two new laptops that pack a punch with its connectivity features such as WiBro, HSDPA and DMB support. The LG Xnote A1 (laptop) and Xnote C1 (tablet PC) are portable. Featuring a 1.2GHz Intel Core Duo processor, the graphics quality is handled by a GeForce 7300 Go with 64MB dedicated video memory, and offers WXGA resolution on the tiny 10.6 inch display. The Xnote A1 weighs just 1kg, while the C1 tablet PC weighs only 1.25kg. Lovely! I will find these laptops when they reach the US shore. However, there is no word on pricing or availability in the USA yet.
Weighing 6.1 pounds, the budget-priced Lenovo 3000 C200 manages to pack a 1.60 GHz Intel Celeron M processor, 512MB of DDR memory, 80GB HDD, DVD Super-Multi drive, and a 15 inch display. And for connection, it has four USB 2.0 ports, a FireWire port, a 4-in-1 memory card reader, biometric fingerprint sensor for advance security, and 802.11a/b/g Wi-Fi. The laptop is currently available in Japan, with prices starting at US$637USD.