Intel's latest launch of mobile processors is yielding more laptop refreshes, such as a number of Lenovo ThinkPads. Last week, the Core i3 CPU suited up for the new ThinkPad T410i, T410si and T510i, and now Engadget is reporting that the ThinkPad X201T convertible tablet will be available with a Core i7 processor.
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Without much fanfare, HP has put up the new G62t laptop for sale on its Website. For $599.
Gateway's successful line of midrange FX gaming PCs gets a bit of a makeover, sporting new processors and a new graphics card. In order to keep the price well below $2,000, the company doesn't go for the highest-performing components, but the new parts should provide noticeable improvement over the previous lineup.
No sooner had I posted a story on upcoming six-core processors than Intel held a press conference to discuss its Westmere six-core chip. Here are some new details Intel has confirmed.
In the next few months, both Intel and AMD are slated to release the industry's first six-core processors for desktops, but real-world consumer applications for six-core chips remain limited.
Fujitsu releases LifeBook T900 tablet PC with Core i5, i7 CPUs and miniscule LifeBook UH900 multi-touch netbook
Fujitsu has stayed committed to Windows-based tablet PC's longer than most, and it's not stopping now. The company has just made its new LifeBook T900 series available on its Website, a 13.
Dell's gaming arm is introducing some heft into the pipsqueak world of netbooks with its M11x system, which was introduced at CES a couple of weeks ago. Alienware won't call the laptop the "n" word, but it's clearly marketing it to those who find the usual Atom-based portable lacking in the ability to play games more visually complicated than Solitaire.
Acer's 23.6-inch GD235HZ--one of the first 1920x1080 monitors for 3D gaming and movies--is now available in the U.S.
Touchscreens aren't new to PCs, but until recently they've been relegated to pricey convertible tablets for business, and to a lesser extent to slates--tablets without keyboards--used in niche markets (though I hear Apple is hoping to change that with some new device). Thanks to touchscreen smartphones, however, consumers have become accustomed to touch interfaces.
It's no secret that 3D TV was a big theme at this year's Consumer Electronics Show. Electronics companies are banking on 3D to sell the next wave of flat-panel TVs starting this holiday season.