Trusted reviews has news on a new laptop from Evesham - the Evesham Quest A430. They write - “The CPU has had a boost, switching from an AMD Turion 64 TL-50 to the latest TL-56, while graphics have also been significantly improved with the GeForce 6100 replaced by GeForce 7600. You also now get the choice of 17in WSXGA (1,680 x 1,050) or a 15.4in display. Memory configuration ranges from 512MB all the way up to 2GB.”December 16th, 2006 by Laptop Review Admin | No Comments »
Silicon Republic reviews the HP Compaq nc2400 and writes - ‘If you thought the extent of segmentation in the PC market amounted to desktop, laptop and tablet, then the existence of a form factor known as the ‘ultraportable’ will probably come as a surprise. Compact by name and by nature, HP’s Compaq nc2400 (pictured) is officially classed as such – too sturdy to be a subnotebook but certainly smaller and lighter than your average mobile PC.’
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Pocket Lint reviews the Lenovo 3000 C100 and writes - “Yes, compromises have been made in the choice of processor but this helps keep the price so low, it’s hard not to be impressed. What really stands out about the Lenovo 3000 C100 is the build quality and the battery life, neither of which we were expecting in a machine costing so little. If you can live with the basic performance, then you have yourself one bargain notebook.”
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Engadget has news of NEC’s ShieldPRO Tablet PC - a tablet PC that can withstand drops of up to 90cm.
“The Magnesium Alloy chassis measures in at 48-mm (1.89-inch) thick and up to 3.5-kg (7.7-pounds) to protect a 1.2GHz Core Solo U1400, up to 2GB of memory and 60GB of disk, a 1024×768 12.1-inch display, 8-hour battery, and a variety of in and outs. You can even opt for a Linux pre-load and Solid State Disk for added robustness.”December 6th, 2006 by Laptop Review Admin | No Comments »
‘MacScoop has obtained reports from sources believed to be very reliable, claiming that Apple is developing a smaller and ultra-thin form-factor MacBook Pro.
The new laptop should be even thinner and weigh less than the current models in the MacBook Pro line-up. In spite of this very tiny and lightweight form-factor, the miniaturized MacBook Pro should keep its built-in optical drive and sport a dual-core processor, providing unequalled size/performance ratio in the PC industry, sources told MacScoop….’
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CNET posts their review of the Fujitsu LifeBook A3110 Notebook and writes - “Fujitsu’s new LifeBook A3110 has one trait that’s particularly rare in the world of mobile computing: It’s white. Outside of Apple’s MacBook line, most laptops still hew to the gray/black end of the color spectrum (and even the MacBook also comes in black). Aside from its pearl-white finish, the $1,399 ($1,249 after mail-in rebate for purchases before December 31, 2006) LifeBook A3110 is notable for its unique hard-drive-protecting shock sensor. While we like the overall design and appreciate the added security for the hard drive, a poor showing on our battery drain test proves that a four-cell battery is too small for a system that features an AMD Turion 64 X2 dual-core processor and a 15.4-inch wide-screen display. Unless you’re crazy about the unique look or are an ardent AMD partisan, it’s hard not to suggest a similarly priced Intel Core 2 Duo, like the Compaq Presario V6000T, which is highly configurable and provides more power for less.”No Comments »
CNET has posted a review of the Lenovo 3000 N100 and gives it a rating of 6.4. They write - “After Intel’s late-August Core 2 Duo launch, the first Lenovo laptop to incorporate the new processor wasn’t a ThinkPad, but the humble Lenovo 3000 N100. With a starting price of $699 ($929 for the base Core 2 Duo model), the N100 line isn’t exactly where you’d expect to find the latest and greatest components. Then again, there’s nothing worse than seeing a well-designed laptop hobbled by subpar performance, and while the N100 we tested won’t win any speed races, it zips through the typical productivity work that most budget laptop buyers are looking to do. Granted, if you need blazing performance, strong security measures, or a lengthy warranty, you should look beyond the N100 to more expensive laptops, such as the HP Compaq nc6400, the Dell Latitude D620, or Lenovo’s own ThinkPad Z61t. But small businesses looking for an extremely low-priced, well-stocked portable will find a lot to like in the Lenovo 3000 N100.”No Comments »