Monthly Archives: February 2007

Sony Launching Vista Laptops in Korea

According to AVING USA, Sony will be launching twelve Vista-capable/certified VAIO laptops in the Korea market in time for the back-to-school season.

No word on when/if these will be available elsewhere or how they compare to existing models. For ultraportable users in Korea, they are going to be offering the SZ/C series with a 13.3-inch widescreen display and using Sony’s hybrid graphics system. This is expected to be similar to the current SZ11 series.

Sony’s hybrid graphics system, such as that present on the SZ11NP/Bs basically allows you to physically switch from an internal to an external graphics chipset or back depending on usage and battery life. External meaning non-Intel – the SZ11 uses an NVidia GeForce Go 7400 with TurboCache as the external graphics accelerator. It does require rebooting, but the savings in battery life is impressive.

Sony is also offering the TX55L/B in Korea, as well as the UX27LN which is powered by an Intel Core Solo (U1500) with, according to AVING, “improved memory and HDD” (could be more or faster memory, and/or a switch to a 2.5-inch Serial ATA drive. Continue reading

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Review: Lenovo ThinkPad X60 Tablet (BusinessWeek.com)

Ian Sager at BusinessWeek.com has given high marks to the Lenovo ThinkPad X60 Tablet. Continue reading

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Review: Dell XPS M1210 (PC Magazine)

PC Magazine has reviewed the Dell XPS M1210, giving it a “Very Good” rating – 4 out of 5. This is the Microsoft Windows Vista release of the XPS M1210. They point out that it’s pretty heavy for an ultraportable … Continue reading

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160GB Flash Hard Drive from Adtron

According to gizmag – Addtron has announced a 160GB Flash-memory based harddrive, utilizing both a traditional 2.5″ IDE interface, as well as a Serial ATA (SATA) interface. Continue reading

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Fujitsu “Helios” – New Ultraportable

jkOnTheRun has news from a reader at 3GSM (along with a pic, although parts of the laptop are hidden from view) of a new ultraportable laptop from Fujitsu, codename “Helios”:

Bruce tells us that the codename for the model is “Helios” and will be considered an ultraportable notebook, possibly weighing in just over 1 kilogram. Clearly, Fujitsu is keeping the “Helios” under wraps since they’ve got most of it undercover;

You can read more about it at jkOnTheRun Continue reading

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