Lenovo’s ThinkPad W700 is the first to market with the Core 2 Extreme Quad Core processor. It features Nvidia’s Quadro FX mobile graphics processor, which has 1GB of dedicated video memory.
It comes with the option of dual hard drives with RAID configurations, up to 8 GB of high speed DDR3 memory and an optional Blu-ray burner/player. It is meant to be a laptop with equivalent power and performance in a mobile workstation. The ThinkPad W700 mobile workstation will be available beginning in September with models starting at $2,978. It is available through Lenovo official retailers. [CrunchGear]
Averatec is known for its generic computing hardware wrapped in stylish exterior. Averatec 2575 features AMD dual core processor Turion 64 X2 at 2.2 GHz, a 12″ LCD display with AveraBrite Technologym 2 GB DDR2 RAM (Up to 4 GB), 250 GB SATA HDD, ATI RS690T on-board VGA, and more. It comes with Windows Vista, and currently retails at $999. [TRIGEM]
Today at SIGGRAPH 2008, HP has introduced few models of powerful mobile workstation – the HP EliteBook 8730w, HP EliteBook 8530w Mobile Workstation, and the HP EliteBook 8530p Notebook PC. All Mobile Workstation feature DreamColor Display – that offers professionals exceptional color accuracy. Designed for the most sophisticated graphic-intensive applications, the new HP EliteBook 8730w is the only mobile workstation on the market to offer a 17-inch diagonal HP DreamColor Display, which offers over 16 million colors. The notebook also offers an Intel® quad-core processor, 8 gigabytes (GB) of memory and NVIDIA’s next generation of Quadro FX cards with up to 1 GB dedicated video memory.
The HP EliteBook 8530w and HP EliteBook 8530p include 15.4-inch diagonal display, Intel CoreTM 2 Duo processor and 8 GB of memory. Additionally, HP EliteBook 8530w supports Intel quad-core mobile processors.
The EliteBook series features the HP DuraCase, a brushed anodized aluminum exterior combined with a magnesium alloy chassis to provide superior protection and aesthetic appeal. The HP EliteBook 8730w Mobile Workstation is expected to be available later this month at the starting U.S. list price of $1,699. The HP EliteBook 8530 series is expected to be available in September starting at $1,499. [PCMAG]
This latest Portable PC is designed with focus on both cost and power efficiency. It boasts usage of only 150 watts with performance comparable to standard PC. It will be housed in a sleek tough looking carbon cube. XC Cube LE200 is built around The latest 45nm technology-focused Internet ® Atom Intel processor 230, 1.6GHz, FSB 533. It features 2 GB DDR2 RAM, 3.5″ SATA HDD enclosure, on-board 945GC Intel GMA 950. It will be in dimension of 200 x 321 x 106 (mm), making it small and practical to move about. The latest nettop from Aopen is set to his the store in Japan in August, no price has been confirmed. [Aopen]
ASUS has released its new multi-media notebook pc ‘M51Se’ to retail. The model is powered by Intel Core 2 Duo T5750(2.0G) processor. The M51Se features ATI HD 3470 256MB of RAM, 2GB of DDRII 667, built-in WiFi 802.11a/b/g support, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, ASPM(ASUS Security Protect Manager) program, and DVD-Super Multi drive. Such performance will be accessible via 15.4″ WXGA TFT with Active Colour (1280×800). For the highest data protection, its AuthenTec fingerprint scanner with TruePrint® technology reads from the live layer of skin, preventing common skin surface conditions from impairing scanner accuracy. Perfect to keep idle unwanted hands at bay. Currently retails for £699. [ASUS]
Quaduro designs its laptop with no internal moving parts, minimising boot up and shut down. It uses flash memory drive at its core. “Quadads” enable interaction directly with the screen, instead of a mouse and keyboard, the tablet becomes convenient and easy to use, you can even use it while standing up, which is perfect for professionals on the move such as doctors, mechanics, warehouse staff. The Quaduro Quadpad E84 has an 8.4″ touchscreen display and uses an 8GB CompactFlash card to store data. The Quaduro E84 features a 1GHz Intel Celeron M processor with 1GB of RAM, while graphics are powered by a 64MB nVidia chip. The screen is readable under sunlight with its 300 nits brightness and resolution of 800 x 600. The Quaduro Quadpad E84 ruggedised tablet PC is due to go onsale through resellers from September. [Quaduro VIA PCadvisor]