More of G430 specifications have been revealed as follow. CPU of Intel Core 2 Duo processor at 2 GHz clock with 160 GB hard disk. Optical storage DVD Super Multi (DVD + /-RW, DVD-RAM) standard memory accessible through 14-inch display screen with NVIDIA Geforce 9300M GS of 256 MB. G430 weighs approximately 2.4 Kg. [CNET]
Jointech has just announced what could be the cheapest mini laptop selling at only $99. JL7100 runs on Win CE 5.0. It uses Samsung chipset with 64 MB RAM and internal memory of 64 MB. It also has built in Wi-Fi and 3 USB Ports (which you can also use to plug external memory). It is capable to run basic laptop applications like MS Word, MS Excel, media player, MSN messenger, PDF reader, Internet Explorer, and more. All these packed in 225 x 165 x 36 mm accessible through 7″ display, weighing only 680g. The only catch is that it is currently only selling in Hong Kong. [Jointech]
X9300 will be part of Intel Extreme series of mobile processors. It will have half the power envelope of Q9550. To date, Falcon Northwest, an enthusiast PC maker has used desktop Q9550 quad core chip for their laptops, but these laptops weigh as heavy as twelve pounds, and consume much electricity. X9300 will roll in August. [CNET]
It is Intel’s 40 Years Anniversary. They have come a long way since the first chip was created. In the beginning, the first chip was only running at 400 KHz, or 400 thousand Hertz, and it was not even considered a microchip. Today, lo and behold, they have quad (multiple) core running at 2.4 GHz, or 2.4 Billion Hertz. Read the whole history on PCMAG.
Here is the new gaming monster from Maingear. Dubbed as the eX-L, the laptop is powered by a 3.06GHz Core 2 Extreme X9100 processor with a couple of ATI GPUs or a single NVIDIA unit, a 17 inch display, built-in speakers with subwoofers and 802.11n WiFi. Sadly, there is no word on pricing or availability so far. [Engadget]
Looking for a multimedia laptop that plays HD movies the way HD were meant to be seen? Check this brand new VAIO FW notebook from Sony. Weighing a little over six pounds, the Sony FW notebook features the world’s first 16.4-inch display which is ideal for Blu-ray Disc movies. Combined with Sony’s patented XBRITE-HiColor LCD technology on select models, the display delivers razor-sharp details, bold colors and glare-free viewing. Available in two color options: titanium gray and powder white, the notebook comes in multiple configurations, including a premium and a standard model. The FW standard model starts at about $1,000, while the FW premium will go for around $1,750. [Sony]