Apple has quietly updated its MacBook tonight to the Santa Rosa architecture with the GMA X3100 integrated video. These new MacBooks adopt the Santa Rosa chipset that offers a faster 800MHz front side bus over the previous MacBook models. The introduction of the GMA X3100 video card also provides significant benefits over the previous models.
White 13.3 inch
- $1099.00 2.0GHz/1GB RAM/80GB/Combo/GMA X3100
- $1299.00 2.2GHz/1GB RAM/120GB/SD-DL/GMA X3100
Black 13.3 inch
- $1499.00 2.2GHz/1GB RAM/160GB/SD-DL/GMA X3100
The MacBook Pro users now have the option to upgrade to a 2.6GHz processor for $250, and also has the option for a 250GB drive.
NEC introduced its new special edition Nissan Micra laptop. Priced at $1,020, the notebook PC has a Nissan logo above the keyboard and comes with a slipcase made out of the same material Nissan uses in the March’s seats. The notebook PC is powered by a 1.8GHz Sempron 3400+ processor, 512MB RAM, a DVD-ROM drive, a 15.4 inch widescreen and Windows Vista Home Basic operating system.
LG will release the LG E300-AP75KA in Korea. Weighing at 1.3kg, the laptop is powered by a 2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T7500 processor with a 13.3 inch WXGA Fine Bright LCD, 2GB of RAM, 160GB of Hybrid hard disk drive with 256MB of flash memory, a DVD Multi Recorder, a 1.3MP webcam, a HDMI output, Wi-fi, and an ATI Radeon X1250 (shared memory). The laptop retails for around $1750.
NEC has collaborated with Nissan to produce a 12.1-inch notebook that comes with the same red color as the Nissan X-Trail car. The LaVie G X-TRAIL features X-TRAIL logo on the palm rest, and waterproof casing made of same material as car’s seat. It features Intel Core 2 Duo U7500 ULV processor, 1,024 x 768 resolution, dual layer DVD burner, and Windows Vista operating system. The notebook PC is now available in Japan for $2,123.
Here is a list of HP Compaq’s new line of business laptop that features Sprint’s EVDO (3G cellular wireless connectivity). These laptops also come with a disk encryption and HP Quicklook, a fast-boot access to email and calendar.
- $929 HP Compaq 6510b (14.1 inch)
- $1200 HP Compaq 6910p (4.7lbs, long battery life)
- $1480 HP Compaq 8510 (workstation, 6.1lbs)
- $1600 HP Compaq 2710p (3.6lbs thin&light)
The new 15.4-inch A6110 from Fujitsu is a Santa Rosa based laptop with faster 802.11n wireless, Intel Turbo memory, spill-resistance keyboard, fingerprint reader, webcam, and optional point and write touchpad for touchscreen like functionality. Priced at $799, the desktop replacement can be customized with Core 2 Duo T5250 / T7250 / T7500 CPU, up to 4GB DDR2 RAM, 1GB Turbo memory, GMA X3100 graphics, max 300GB hard drive with shock sensor technology, dual layer DVD burner, a/b/g/n wireless, Bluetooth, and Windows Vista operating system.