Asustek rolled out the Asus W2Pb entertainment laptop computer series that incorporates HD DVD reader and a 17-inch WUXGA+ screen with higher 1920×1200 resolution. Other specs include HDMI output, DVB-T tuner, a TV tuner and SPDIF, and speakers system with built-in subwoofer. The laptop is also powered by an Intel Core Duo processor T7200 running at 2.0GHz, ATI Radeon X1700 graphics card with 256MB of video memory, 2GB RAM, and 160GB hard drive at 5400rpm. Weighing 7.95 lbs, the W2Pb has a pre-installed Windows Vista Home Premium Operating system. Unfortunately, there is no word on pricing or availability.
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.
LG’s newest laptop, S1-P555K features 1680 x 1050 15.1-inch display, an Intel Core Duo processor, HD-DVD burner, and an ATI X1600 256MB graphics module. Pricing and availability have not yet been announced. Via Gizmodo.
Toshiba’s G35 Laptop features a 17 inch screen, Intel Core Duo 2-GHz processor, HD-DVD player, 1GB of RAM, dual 100GB harddrives and NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 256MB graphics card. If you are looking for a light laptop this isn’t the one for you. Although it weighs 10-pounds, it does pack the punch of a good amount of memory plus a fast processor. The G35 will be available this week for $3,000. Via Engadget.
This Qosmio laptop is the world’s 1st laptop to feature an HD-DVD drive. The Qosmio G30 comes equipped with a T2500 2.0Ghz Core Duo Processor, an nVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 with 128Mb of VRAM, 1 GB of RAM, 2 SATA 120 GB Hard Drives, a High Definition WUXGA screen with 1920×1200 resolution, an HD-DVD ROM drive, and a digital and analog TV tuner. All for a hefty €2800 ($3400 US). Info via Akihabara.
Acer just announced that their notebook computers will be equipped with HD-DVD drives. This move contrasts Sony’s move to use Blu-ray drives on their new units. Toshiba also announced that their units will be equipped with HD-DVD. Info via NewLaunches.