Rumors are circulating that Apple is getting ready to revamp the MacBook Air, and that the new notebook will not only be smaller, but that it will get rid of the full-sized USB port, SD card slot, and even the MagSafe connector.
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update Local scientists reveal microchip that facilitates transfer of large data volumes at 2 gigabits per second, which is suitable for use in low-power and mobile devices.
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.
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.
MSI has a pair of new "mainstream" notebooks available for the taking starting today. Both the CX640 and CR640 laptops share a few similarities, including fairly affordable price tags.
Finally, Toshiba has a plethora of new laptops for us to look over. All of these notebooks are ready for some 3D entertainment, but some ship more ready than others.
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.
Chipmaker says purchase of networking solutions firm will help expand its semiconductor business into adjacent markets and access new growth opportunities.
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.
LaCie has developed what many Mac computer owners have probably been dreaming about: a USB 3.0 driver for Mac OS.
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.
Continuing on with its big day of releases, Acer America has also added some notebooks to the Aspire series with some budget-minded price tags - as low as $429.99.
CeBIT is into full gear today, starting with Asus' announcement of a trio of new N-series laptops: the N43, N63 and N73. While details are sparse, the already-revealed specs are pretty good.
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?
Altec Lansing on Tuesday introduced their USB-powered ulraportable Orbit speaker, perfect for augmenting your notebook's tinny speakers with something more powerful.
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