First unveiled a couple of months ago, currently has already hit the retail at £749 in the U.K. The portege M800 is finished in a glossy pearl casing, with white LED outline and silver accents. It looks to many people like some version of Macbook. The laptop is powered by an Intel Centrino 2 processor, an Intel GMA VGA and Windows Vista Home Premium, displayed through 13.3″ screen WXGA. It comes with 4GB or DDR2 RAM, a monstrous 320 GB HDD, and a 1.3 Megapixels Web Cam. [TOSHIBA]
This laptop boots in 10 second, which is quite impressive. It opens up in Linux, with simple interface to work with word documents, or excel, and then a bit more to watch videos, listen to music, and view pictures. In the heart of the simplicity lies Intel Atom processor. Physically lean at 1.14″ thick, with 8.9″ LCD, Aspire One only weighs 2.19 pound. it holds either 8 GB built in flash drive, or up to 80 GB of standard HDD. Available in blue, pink, white and brown. Selling at $399 for Microsoft Windows XP Home version. [NYTIMES]
X9300 will be part of Intel Extreme series of mobile processors. It will have half the power envelope of Q9550. To date, Falcon Northwest, an enthusiast PC maker has used desktop Q9550 quad core chip for their laptops, but these laptops weigh as heavy as twelve pounds, and consume much electricity. X9300 will roll in August. [CNET]
Gateway today introduced its two new laptops that will be released later this month. Known as the M-2408j and M-2410j, both notebook PC are powered by 1.9GHz AMD Athlon 64 X2 QL-60 with a 15.4-Inch LCD Screen in WXGA resolution (1,280×800 pixels), WiFi, 1.3MP webcam, HDMI output, and 5-in-1 card reader. The Gateway M-2408j is also equipped with 2GB of memory (supports up to 4GB), 250GB of HDD, and a DVD Super multi-drive. Meanwhile, the Gateway M-2410j comes jam packed with a 3GB of memory, and 320GB of HDD. The M-2408j and M-2410j will cost around €470 and €580, respectively. [Akihabara]
LG will reveal its first netbook sometime this October. Apparently LG is seeking partnership with MSI, a Taiwanese giant computer manufacturer. Rumor has it that X110 will come with extra large 120 GB HDD and 2 GB RAM by default, all packed in stylishly designed 8.9″ panel. [DigiTimes]
We’re not quite ready for Halloween just yet, but we’re always ready for something fresh from Apple. Coming this October, they say:
Think MacBook screen, possibly a bit smaller, in glass with iPhone-like, but fuller-featured Multi-Touch. Gesture library. Full Mac OS X. This is why they bought P.A. Semi. Possibly with Immersion’s haptic tech. Slot-loading SuperDrive. Accelerometer. GPS. Pretty expensive to produce initially, but sold at “low” price that will reduce margins. Apple wants to move these babies. And move they will. This is some sick shit. App Store-compatible, able to run Mac apps, too. By October at the latest.
[Gizmodo, MacDailyNews, AppleInsider]