The MacBook Pro notebook industrial design hasn't changed in four years and its rumored to get a major refresh with a thinner design and USB 3.0 at WWDC in June.
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Despite a number of drawbacks, the Vostro 3555 could be a good buy if you're looking for a low-cost business workhorse. It's also the first business notebook we've seen with three USB 3.0 ports.
Dell's convertible Latitude XT3 tablet has some neat features and a good choice of configurations. However, it lacks USB 3.0 and an optical drive, battery life is disappointing and it's relatively heavy for a 13.3in. notebook. As a result, we'd hesitate to recommend it for everyday use.
Much of this ThinkPad's design — and particularly the excellent keyboard — is traditional, but it packs plenty of up-to-date specs too: Core i7 CPU, hybrid discrete/integrated graphics, solid-state drive, USB 3.0 and a high-quality multimedia subsystem. All this makes for an expensive notebook, but it's one we're happy to recommend.
Having made inroads in the consumer laptop space, Samsung is now looking to expand its corporate notebook footprint, announcing three new lines of enterprise laptops that will be available starting next month.The Series 2, 4 and 6 portables feature Intel Sandy Bridge processors, though only Series 6 models can get something more powerful than a Core i3 CPU.
Not long ago we looked at the Edifier Soundbar, a speaker that is attached to your notebook via USB and provides better sound than most notebooks can while still remaining quite portable.The Aurora, also from Edifier, is a rather different proposition.
After being announced way back in February ahead of the CeBIT trade show, MSI's GT660 gaming notebook is finally available in the United States.
Samsung has announced the forthcoming release of a number of new computers set for a mid-summer release. First up are the pair of Samsung R40 series notebooks with some simple designs but powerful interiors.
When you think Toshiba, you think notebooks (and TVs), but the company is also doing a thriving line in accessories. Its Dynadock U10 universal docking station is already the best-selling USB docking station on the market, says Toshiba storage business manager Graeme Simons (especially in the public sector where purchasing switches between different notebook brands and models frequently, so dedicated docking stations just don’t work).
Want a powerful gaming notebook featuring Intel's latest Core i7 CPU? Alienware have just updated the M15x and M17x lines and they are available for purchase.
Are cheap external USB video cards good enough to power an extra monitor or five, and what are their pitfalls? Won't handle 3D acceleration? Take up valuable CPU cycles? Leave dirty dishes around your desk and have a bad odour?
In Apple's drive to differentiate its professional and less-professional notebook lines, the company left out support for FireWire on its new Aluminum MacBook. While some Mac sites are pointing to composite video-transfer boxes as a way to get video from a camera to the MacBook, there is at least one FireWire-to-USB bridge cable on the market for transferring video.
Faced with the thought of a USB drive, notebook PC or backup tape going missing, most IT managers look to some form of encryption as the first layer of defence. However, according to one storage security expert, that's largely a pointless exercise.
I recently ordered two Dell Studio notebooks online and I was pleasantly surprised by the wide variety of options offered.Here are some selections for those who are interested:Choose your CPU, RAM, hard disk: You can tweak the options and get instant feedback on the total price of your notebook.
As I continue to test and work with Ubuntu, I have come across a few more very pleasant surprises:- I plugged in my Logitech V20 Notebook Speakers (USB). They worked.
In my quest for a wider-reaching Wi-Fi signal, I took notice when I stumbled upon a new (to me) company called hField Technologies. It markets a directional USB antenna that can deliver a signal up to 1,000 feet. But what really got me? A review from MacEnstein.com that claimed hfield’s $79 Wi-Fire antenna resulted in 5x the range of a typical notebook antenna.
Intel launched their brand new 45nm mobile dual-core processors last week with 60% smaller packaging size. Yesterday Apple announced their Über-sleek MacBook Air ultra-slim notebook which also uses a specially designed Intel dual-core CPU with 60% smaller packaging.
It's not particularly stylish and the desktop software is short on features, but if you want a reliable USB 3G modem that's ready for 7.2Mbps operation, Orange's Option ICON2 seems like a good choice.
Wireless USB finally comes to Dell and Lenovo notebooks. It's been announced today that Dell's Inspiron 1720 notebook and Lenovo's ThinkPad T61 and T61p models are the first PCs to be certified for Wireless USB.
Little things like poor placement of USB ports in a notebook computer, or bad layout of radio buttons on a Web registration page, can affect the user experience.Do you wonder why it doesn't take just three clicks but more, to find what you're looking for on your latest mobile phone?
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