Belkin’s new CushTop Hideaway protects your lap from a hot computer. Designed for comfortable laptop use on the couch, bed, or floor. It stores power supply inside and is made of durable microfiber. Available in October 2008 in the US with launches in Europe, Asia, and Australia to follow. CushTop Hideaway is selling for $39.99. [Belkin]
Both Q1U-CMXP and Q1UP-V are very light, small and slim, weighing less than 2 lbs. They support all PC application wherever you go. Now includes Windows Vista Business Edition, the model currently is powered by Intel Centrino Solo, with 2 GB of RAM, and 80 GB of HDD, accessible through 7″ touch screen at 1024 x 600 resolution. They also come with built in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The latest Intel ultra low voltage CPU allows up to 7 hours of continuous run time on battery. Q1U-CMXP is almost identical to Q1UP-V with notably one extra feature of HSDPA modem. The biometric fingerprint reader also ensure your privacy and security are safely guarded. Priced currently at $1399 for Q1UP-V and $1454 for Q1U-CMXP. [Samsung]
Gelaskin can make your laptop like its truly your own baby. The laptop skins selection they have will make your laptop stands out from the crowd. I personally love this dolphin skin, but there are lots more artistic and aesthetically pleasing-to-the-eye skins on their website. Selling at $29.95 for each skin. [GelaSkin]
The Fujitsu U2010 small laptop is powered by a new Intel Menlow platform. Weighing 610grams, the UMPC offers 1,280 x 800 resolution LCD display, a fingerprint reader and dual memory card slots. Its battery provides only 3.5 hours so you need to turn of Wi-Fi, lower the screen brightness to increase battery life. Fujitsu U2010 Menlow Notebook retails for HK$1350. [UMPCPortal]
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]
NotebookReview has a comprehensive review of the Sony’s VAIO FW. Priced at $2,149, the laptop features a 16.4 inch LCD screen (1600 x 900), Intel Core 2 Duo T9400 (2.53GHz, 1066MHz FSB, 6MB Cache) with 256MB ATI Mobility Radeon 3470, 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD (5400rpm), Wi-Fi and webcam. Other specs are include 4400mAh Li-Ion Battery. The new Sony VAIO FW measures 15.12inch x 1.14inch x 10.27inch and weights 3.1kg. Here is a verdict.
System performance is one category that this notebook really shines. Even with a 5400rpm hard drive, the notebook performed quite well throughout various activities including watching Blu-ray movies, playing a few games, and installing applications. The Intel Centrino 2 platform no doubt had a hand in this, and gave us some impressive performance benchmarks. PCMark05 was into the 6,000 range and 3DMark06 was around 2,600.