Gigabyte will release the U60, its first UMPC next month at CeBit. The gadget will be featured a built-in QWERTY keyboard that slides out of the main body, a 6.5-inch (800×600) display screen, Wi-Fi b/g, 30GB hard drive, 2 USB ports and SD/MMC memory card reader. The U60 will be based on Via C7-M mobile processor. No info on pricing yet. Stay tuned for more updates!
Lenovo will launch its new laptop “ThinkPad Premium Edition” in Korea. This Windows Vista ready laptop comes jam packed with Intel Core2Duo Processor T7600, 256MB ATI M66GL graphic chipset, and 160GB 5400rpmh HDD. It also has 14.1-inch SXGA+ display with 1400×1050 resolution. The Lenovo 14.1 Inch Laptop “ThinkPad Premium Edition” will be available from March 1, 2007 for around $4300.
Sony released a dozen new Vista powered VAIO laptops destined for the Korean market. Some of them are the metallically-designed FE48L/H 15.4-inch widescreen multimedia laptop, the compact 13.3-inch widescreen SZ/C series that utilities Sony’s exclusive hybrid graphic system to adjust battery life to user’s environment, the TX55L/B which is coated in black, and a portable UX27LN that comes with a U1500 Intel Core Solo processor and Windows Vista Business. Pricing are still unknown.
The 15.4-inch widescreen HP Compaq Presario C501NR is another Windows Vista Home Basic laptop with the price tag less than $500. Priced at $499.99 after $100 instant off, it comes jam packed with a 1.73GHz Intel Celeron M, 512MB of DDR2 RAM, 80GB SATA HDD and a DVD-ROM/CD-RW combo drive. The C501NR also sports a built-in Ethernet LAN, an integrated Intel GMA 950 graphics with up to 64MB of shared memory, and a wireless LAN 802.11b/g and a 56k modem. However, this 6.6 lbs notebook PC doesn’t provide a PCMCIA PC Card slot or an ExpressCard slot.
“gottabemobile” at YouTube provides us with a hand-on preview of the LG Xnote C1 Tablet PC. The device offers a 10.6-inch wide touchscreen display, a 1.2-GHz Intel Core Duo ULV processor, NVIDIA GeForce Go 7300 graphics, HSDPA, and DMB. Push the play button to start the video.
BenQ’s new Joybook A52 series laptop sports a 15.4 inch widescreen display operating on the Windows Vista operating system platform. This laptop also features BenQ’s exclusive UltraVivid and DBEF (Display Brilliance Enhancement Film) technology to increase screen brightness and sharpen details. Other specs include Intel Core Duo Processor, ATI Radeon Xpress 200M graphics card, Built-in LAN, WiFI 802.11 a/b/g compatible wireless card, and 3 USB 2.0 ports.