Korea Telecom (KT) has a surprised for Korean. They introduced what it claims to be the world’s first WiBro-enabled laptop. This 1.89 kg laptop is actually an upgrade of the highly acclaimed NT-Q35 adding WiBro capability and other multimedia features. As we know, the high speed WiBRO allows users to enjoy various services and makes extra WiBro SIM card superfluous. In addition it includes WLAN and DMB capability that opens new possibility to a sort of ‘convergence’ service for WiBro-DMB. Other feature include Core Duo or Core 2 Duo processor, up to 1GB of RAM, and an 80GB HDD. KT will also launch various portable WiBro-enabled devices in the future like UMPC, tablet pc, PMP, and DBDM. Sadly, the laptop seems to be heading Korea only and should have price tags between US$1700 to US$2200. What a lucky Korean!
Via Aving USA.
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.
Toshiba Dynabook SS MXW is a 4.2 pound laptop that features a 1.6-GHz Intel Core Duo T2300 CPU, 1GB of memory, 100GB HDD, 12.1-inch WXGA display, and a DVD Super-Multi drive. Available in “Titanium Silver” or “Alpine White”, it has several internal interfaces such as three USB 2.0 ports, a FireWire port, 802.11a/b/g Wi-Fi, and a 4-in-1 memory card reader. This model measures 299mm x 225mm x 34.8mm and is available for purchase now with the price of US$1545.
The Sony VAIO VGS-LS1 includes a 19 inch XBRITE flat panel widescreen display and powered by Intel Core Duo 1.83GHZ, Windows Media Center, 2GB of RAM, and a 250GB HDD. Sony has also thrown in a wireless mouse and keyboard and this one can be yours for a mere US$2,099.
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.
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.