Monday, June 06, 2005

Review: Gateway M675XL

NewsFactor reviewed Gateway M675XL notebook. The notebook comes with very impressive configuration (therefore very heavy and with relatively low battery life time) and is suitable for desktop replacemant rather than mobile equipment.

Product Review: Gateway M675XL
By Mazi Bahadori
May 26, 2005

In terms of hardware, the M675XL is equipped with top of the line components -- minus the hard drive. The two negative traits users should remember are the software and weight.

The appeal of the M675XL is that it acts as a mobile desktop. Much of the hardware found inside this system rivals and even outperforms most desktop business machines.

The downside is that the M675XL costs more than the average notebook and will not attract the attention of business users seeking a light and portable system.

The M675XL is designed to be a desktop replacement and not a very travel-friendly notebook.

I rate, on a scale from one to five, the Gateway M675XL a 4.5.
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NewsFactor: Product Review: Gateway M675XL

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Review: IBM Thinkpad X40

ITP Technology reviews IBM Thinkpad X40.

IBM ThinkPad X40 Notebook

IBM Thinkpad x40
by Jason Saundalkar
Wednesday, 27 April, 2005

Editor rating: 5 stars (out of 5).

If value is your name and battery life your game, the IBM Thinkpad X40 delivers in spades. An ideal choice then for those after a tough road warrior.

Read further:
ITP Technology: IBM Thinkpad X40

See also:
IBM: Thinkpad X Series

Sunday, May 15, 2005

Review: Toshiba Satellite M35-S456

Laptop Magazine has reviewed Toshiba Satellite M35-S456 notebook. Both, the review and the notebook model are not the newest, but I included it beacuse of its quite big popularity.

Toshiba Satellite M35 Notebook

Toshiba Satellite M35-S456
LAPTOP Magazine

Editor rating:
3.5 stars
(out of 5)

Toshiba's Satellite M35-S456 is a slim, stylish laptop that shoehorns the power of a mid-range desktop and a bright widescreen display into a fairly portable design. This is also a notebook that respects your time; it can play CDs and DVDs at the touch of a button. At 6.1 pounds, this system isn't the lightest thin-and-light, but it's a good choice for work and play at home or on the road.

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Laptop Magazine: Toshiba Satellite M35-S456

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Review: Sony VAIO VGN-T350P

Review Date: 05.10.05

PC Magazine

Editor rating:
4 stars (out of 5) (very good)

The Sony VAIO VGN-T350P is a mobile dream. It's ultralight and can connect wirelessly via the Cingular EDGE network, as well as in 802.11 hot spots.
Read further:
PC Magazine: Sony VAIO VGN-T350P

See also:
Sony VAIO T Series Notebooks

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Intel Loses Market Share to AMD

In Chips, AMD's Shipments Zip; Intel's Slip
By John G. Spooner
May 9, 2005

Chip maker AMD made market-share gains against rival Intel during the first quarter of 2005, thanks to a refreshed product line.

Read further:
eWeek: In Chips, AMD's Shipments Zip; Intel's Slip (page 1)
eWeek: In Chips, AMD's Shipments Zip; Intel's Slip (page 2)

Monday, May 09, 2005

Review: Dell Inspiron 9300 Laptop

Dell Inspiron 9300
Justin Jaffe

CNET Reviews
Release date: March 3, 2005

Editors' rating:
7.8 (out of 10) Very good

The Dell Inspiron 9300 series laptop packs advanced multimedia features and very good performance for both games and home or business applications.
The good:
17-inch wide-screen display; very good performance with games and 2D business applications; comparatively lightweight; quality speakers; runs Windows XP Media Center; features double-layer DVD burner.

Read further:
ZDNet Reviews: Dell Inspiron 9300

Product details: Dell Inspiron 9300 Details

Motorola builds nanotube-based display

Motorola builds nanotube-based display
By Stephen Shankland, CNET
Published on ZDNet News: May 8, 2005, 9:00 PM PT

Motorola has built a working prototype of a new color display that uses numerous tiny filaments called carbon nanotubes, a design the company argues is superior to existing flat-panel technology.

Motorola's prototype measures 4.7 inches diagonally and has a resolution of 128 by 96 pixels, she said. The prototype is "designed to be a piece of a 42-inch high-definition television" screen, which has resolution of 1,280 by 720 pixels, she said.

Read further: ZDNet: Motorola builds nanotube-based display

Saturday, May 07, 2005

News: Lenovo + IBM deal completed

Lenovo completes acquisition of IBM’s Personal Computing Division

Beijing, China and Armonk, NY – May 1, 2005 – Lenovo Group Limited (HKSE: 992; ADR: LNVGY) and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced the closing of the acquisition of IBM’s Personal Computing Division by Lenovo, creating a new international IT competitor and the third-largest personal computing company in the world.

Under the terms of the transaction, Lenovo has paid IBM US$1.25 billion, comprised of approximately US$650 million in cash and US$600 million in Lenovo Group shares, based on the closing price on the last day of trading prior to the December 2004 announcement. IBM’s ownership in Lenovo upon closing is 18.9 percent. Additionally, Lenovo will assume approximately US$500 million of net balance sheet liabilities from IBM.

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