I’m still waiting for somebody to say this is an elaborate hoax, but it seems to be that Commodore has grown tired of its old school image and is launching a series of gaming computers aimed at generation now.
The BenQ S73VG and the BenQ S31V Joybooks are the latest laptops to jump on the Microsoft Windows Vista train. Pictured is the Joybook S73VG, that runs a Core 2 Duo processor, ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 graphics on a 14.1-inch LCD display.
Starting out the 2007 year, Nokia ramps up their tablet game. During CES 2007 the company unveiled a new member to the Nokia NSeries family, the Nokia N800 Internet tablet. Much the same, yet much different from the previous Nokia tablet, the N770. The Nokia N800 should be considered an upgrade of the previous model, building on a solid foundation and expanding the successful platform.
Compact desktops are sweet! Sony gets things off on the right foot during the week of CES 2007 with the Sony VAIO TP1. Quick specs on the TP1 include an Intel Core 2 Duo chip, 300GB hard drive, built-in Wi-Fi, an HDMI port (cables included), your standard DVD burner (dual layer), TV tuner and a card slot for your Sony Memory Sticks (CompactFlash is supported too).
LG has been busy as of late. First, the company assaults the mobile phone world with the LG Chocolate and from the looks of it, plans to follow suit with the LG Shine. Outside of the phone world the company still is staking claim in new territory, this time mobile computing. With all the hoopla surrounding UMPC’s quieting down, companies like LG return to sinking their teeth into proven markets.
That’s soccer for the Uninitiated
Given the fact that the NFL has been buzzing recently, thought I’d keep a few of you from being confused. Late for the World Cup but perfect for the start of a new season. Toshiba found success with the FIFA Dynabook laptop and now Fujitsu is offering the “award winning” AMILO Pi 1536 series with lacquered finishes for Everton, the Celtic, Aston Villa and the Tottenham Hotspur.
This baby has been in the gym hitting the iron. Currently available in Japan, the Tsukomo N170J-802E practically tips the scales sizing up near 8.4 pounds in weight. Who is going to complain though, when you have a 17-inch widescreen WUXGA display? That’s not the selling point though. The Tsukomo N170J-802E has a 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T2700 processor under its skin, along with 1GB of DDR2 RAM (expandable to 2GB), an 80GB hard drive, nVidia graphics (Quadro Fx 2500M to be exact) and a DVD super multi-drive. At 249.800 Yen, that’s only a hundred and some change over 2G’s. However, if you are the type of person who is not easily satisfied you can always upgrade. Tsukomo
Sony sends the message in vibrant colors to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the VAIO series. 500 limited edition FJ Graphic Splash Edition notebooks. $1,129.99 is the starting price for the special edition FJ290 notebooks, which gets you a 14.1′ LCD, Wireless LAN, 512MB, 40GB hard drive, a DVD+R double layer optical drive and Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition. However I’m sure you’ll want an upgrade to match the flossy, candy coated exterior. Options include a 2GHz Intel Pentium M chip, 1GB of DDR-SDRAM, a more respectable 100GB hard drive (preloaded with 5 Sony Picture movies), personal engraving and more.
Apple today announced the Mac Pro, completing the shift over to Intel. Intel Dual Core 64bit Xeon processors, which run up to 3GHz. 4MB of shared L2 cache, a sweet 1.33GHz Front Side Bus, four channel 256-bit 667MHZ memory.
Starting at $2,499, the Mac Pro gets you two 2.66GHz dual-core Xeon processors, 1GB of memory, 250GB storage and nVidia GeForce 7300GT gfx card.
From there it is only your desire holding you back as 3GHz proccessors, 16GB of RAM, 2 terrabytes of storage and upgraded video including an nVidia Quadro FX4500 or a Radeon X1900 XT are some of the options at your disposal.
Apple Computer Inc. leads the way. Innovation, lawsuits, creating buyer frenzy and now dropping CRT displays in favor of sexy flat panels. Bravo. At the same time the Macintosh maker roller out a specially priced iMac for qualified students and educators. The new iMac isn’t low-rent either, 17-inch widescreen, 1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo and 512MB of memory. Now let’s see them do the same thing with the Powerbook students everywhere will be impressed being that most students are always on the go. In the meantime grab the $899 iMac for Education!