[Update 9/16: A page on the SonyStyle site referred to the AW series as having the "industry's first 18.4-inch extra-widescreen display.
Laptops & Desktops
John Morris and Sean Portnoy deliver straight talk about notebook and desktop computers.
John Morris is a former executive editor at CNET Networks and senior editor at PC Magazine.
Sean Portnoy is a former executive editor at Computer Shopper magazine and editor at CNET Networks.
Wow, a tough day for Windows.BusinessWeek reports that HP, the world's biggest PC company, is so troubled by Vista's 'tepid reception' and Apple's resurgence that it is developing its own operating system.
At a home theater show this week Sony announced three new all-in-one desktops along with a slew A/V receivers, LCD TVs and projectors, and Blu-ray players. All three AIOs offer Blu-ray drives, and the higher-end models offer rewritable BD drives.
Dell will announce its netbook, the Mini Inspiron 910, tomorrow, according to a story in today's WSJ. The new netbook had been expected any day, but the details came to light after a partner, Box.
At a trade show in Berlin, T-Mobile confirmed that it will sell an Asus Eee PC 901 netbook with built-in 3G. If the prices on these bundles come close to what's been rumored, they could start to catch on.
HP has added three new ultraportables to its laptop lineup. All three have 12.
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.
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.