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Category Archives: OS – Vista
In more Fujitsu P1610 news, a jkOntheRun reader has pointed out that the P1610 is now officially offering Microsoft Windows Vista for customers in the United States. Microsoft Windows XP Pro, Windows XP Tablet Edition, or Vista Business Edition are being offered as the OS for the P1610, with no price difference between the three. Vista Business Edition includes Tablet PC functionality (there is no longer a seperate Tablet edition of the OS – with Vista it was folded into the regular lineup). Continue reading
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
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
LAPTOP Magazine has
posted their review of the “convertible Fujitsu P1610. It’s one of the smallest “convertible” ultraportable laptops around – weighing just over two pounds, with an 8.9-inch display that swivels around and lays down to convert into a Tablet PC. It’s also one of the first to be shipping with Microsoft Windows Vista. They gave it 4 out of 5 stairs, complaining about the input (trackpoint-like instead of touchpad) and the resolution (they considered the resolution too high for the size of the screen). Continue reading