Gateway has released its first Centrino 2-based laptop, a 17-inch wide-screen model that rivals the performance of pricier gaming and entertainment desktop replacements.To get its PCs noticed on crowded store shelves, Gateway has been experimenting with a different mix of features, opting for less expensive processors and plowing the savings into better graphics, more system memory and, on desktops, bigger power supplies.
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Dell has revamped its business notebooks, introducing six new Latitude laptops and two Precision mobile workstations. The new models are a clear indication that even with its business lines Dell is continuing its efforts to get away from gray boxes and differentiate its PCs--both in design and features.
HP rounded out its new EliteBook line with the announcement today of three new models. The EliteBook 8730w, a 17-inch mobile workstation, is HP's first laptop with its DreamColor displays.
The X200 is one of eight new ThinkPads--including the SL series for small business--that Lenovo announced as part of Intel's Centrino 2 launch. The 12.
Dell announced today three new PCs. One of them, the Studio Hybrid, is a small form-factor desktop with a novel design that competes with the Apple Mac mini and HP Slimline series.
Details of Sony's new laptops have been trickling out for several weeks, but Sony held off on an official announcement to coincide with Intel's Centrino 2 launch this week.Sony introduced four new VAIO lines ranging from the 3-pound Z-series ultraportable with a 13.
Averatec, the O.C.'s other computer maker after Gateway, has released a new all-in-one desktop.
Dell has announced its new Studio line of laptops. The Studio series includes models with 15.
Toshiba has released what it says is the first laptop with a 128GB SSD. Technically, the 17-inch Alienware Area-51 m9750 can be configured with two 64GB SSDs, but Toshiba gets credit for shipping the first laptop equipped with a 128GB SSD that you'd actually want to carry anywhere.
HP released a slew of new consumer and business products--including 17 new laptops--at an event in Berlin earlier today. In addition to HP and Compaq notebooks, new products include a refresh of its TouchSmart all-in-one PC, a Voodoo-branded desktop and notebook, and a 30-inch flat-panel.