laptops

  • The LIFEBOOK E741/C Is The World's First Notebook With Built-In Contactless Palm Vein Sensor

    That was quick: on Tuesday, Fujitsu unveiled the world’s smallest and thinnest palm vein sensor used for authentication purposes (which is sized at just 29mm on a side and 11.2mm high). And now the company announced [JP] the LIFEBOOK E741/C, a notebook that will come with said sensor on board (as an option). Read More

  • LIFEBOOK S761/C: Fujitsu Shows Notebook With Integrated Pico Projector

    It took them a while, but PC makers are finally building notebooks with integrated pico projectors: that’s the main bullet point the LIFEBOOK S761/C that Fujitsu announced [JP] for the Japanese market has to offer. The projector replaces the space an optical drive would occupy in the notebook. Read More

  • Toshiba Releases Thinner, Lighter Fleet Laptops


    If your IT department doesn’t love you, chances are you’re going to be stuck with a fleet laptop, one of the models that everyone has to carry and is about as exciting as a bowl of melted vanilla ice cream. Thankfully, Toshiba kind of has your back. Their new Tecra and Portege laptops feature a new “ultraportable” design with some rugged build features that will keep… Read More

  • The Best Notebooks Under $500

    Laptop Magazine has their 5 Best Sub-$500 Notebooks post out right now, including the HP Pavilion dm1z. Laptop Mag is known for pretty good laptop reviews and their post is short and straight to the point. Sort of like this one. Read More

  • Tobii Technology Unveils Eye Tracking Laptop, A World First

    A new technology that we’ve been hearing about for a few year finally is getting unveiled today at CeBIT in Germany. Tobii Technology has partnered up with Lenovo to create a laptop with integrated eye tracking control. It is said that it will add to the functionality of a keyboard and mouse, rather than killing them. Read More

  • HP "Updates" Notebook Designs With New Pavilion Laptops

    HP is taking things in a bold new direction, with design decisions that can only have been made by a peyote-addled design team locked in a room with nothing but soap and knives. Wait, no. Looks like things are actually pretty similar to last year, but with Sandy Bridge Intel Core processors and better audio. There’s been a bit of trickle-down from the higher-end Envy series. Read More

  • NEC Presents 3D Notebook

    The world gets yet another 3D device. Today, NEC in Japan announced [JP] a new 3D notebook, as part of the company’s spring line-up of PCs for the local market. It’s the last in a series of 3D-enabled laptops we’ve seen in the last few months. Read More

  • Toshiba Announces dynabook 3D Laptop

    Like so many companies nowadays, Toshiba is betting high on 3D. The company has announced [JP] the dynabook T551/D8B, a 3D-enabled laptop that boast quite a few impressive features (glasses are required to view pictures in 3D). Read More

  • Dell Adamo Price Cut By Another $100 To $799

    Fire sale! It looks like Dell is trying to clear out inventory of the sexy Adamo line of laptops. Perhaps they’ve got something else cooking? Something thinner and Sandy Bridge-ier? At any rate, they cut the price by $200 a month ago, and it just went down another hundred today. $799 is really a good price for this thing, guys. But at this rate, they might drop it to $699 in February. Read More

  • Dell's Ultraslim Adamo Series, Now $200 Cheaper


    I don’t suppose this news will really rock anyone’s world, but if you’re in the market for an ultraslim laptop, this $200 price drop might be the factor that pushes the Dell up to the top of the heap. The Adamo (not the XPS, but the vanilla Adamo) laptop has decent specs except for the video card, and is a fairly slick-looking and compact machine. Check out the specs here… Read More

  • Computer Hardware Sales Soared This Season

    According to a ComScore report, computer hardware sales rose 25% this holiday thanks in part to the popularity of the iPad. This buoyed laptop and mobile tech sales considerably over the last few weeks. Free Shipping Day aka December 17 saw $942 million in sales out of a total $27.46 billion sold this season. Read More

  • Acer's Iconia: the Dual-Screen Laptop I'm Not Sure I Was Waiting For

    Acer has unveiled a new “concept device” that they think represents the future of laptopping. I’m not so sure. And while some of all this depends on how well the keyboard and gestures are executed in their custom UI, I don’t think people are quite ready to go all-touchscreen just yet. For a smartphone it’s one thing, but when you’re trying to put all… Read More

  • Source Claims 11.6" MacBook Air Incoming

    A little more than a week ago, it was reported that MacBook Air retail supplies were dwindling. This has historically indicated a new product or refresh, and now there is chatter suggesting that the new version will indeed be the 11.6″ version we heard about back in July. A source credited with “pinpoint accuracy” in the past by Apple Insider claims that the new… Read More

  • The RNB Eagle Is A Rugged Laptop That Isn't From Panasonic

    There aren’t that many rugged laptops out there, and chances are if you’ve seen one around, it was a Panasonic. Their Toughbook line has been around for ages, and is the standard for rugged consumer laptops. But that doesn’t mean they’re the only players in the game. Rugged Notebooks has released the RNB Eagle, a rugged notebook that won’t blow you away with… Read More

  • Report: Toshiba To Launch Naked-Eye 3D Laptops Next Year

    We can’t say we’re surprised: after unveiling the world’s first glasses-free 3D TVs last week, Japanese business daily The Nikkei recently reported that Toshiba is currently readying naked-eye 3D PCs. While the TVs will be released in Japan as early as December, big T is planning to launch the PCs, which will be marketed under the dynabook brand, sometime next year. Read More

  • Let'snote J9: Panasonic's 10.1-Inch Notebook Has An 128GB SSD On Board

    Following Sony, Panasonic also showed [JP] some new computer hardware today, namely the so-called Let’snote J9. It’s essentially a mini notebook with a 10.1-inch screen that runs on Windows 7 Home Premium and has a modular 128GB SSD on board. Another selling point is the Core i5-460M (2.53GHz) CPU that powers the device. Read More

  • Sony Integrates USB 3.0 In Its New Flagship Vaio F Notebooks

    Sony has a new line of flagship Vaio notebooks, the F series. Announced [JP] today in Japan, one of the main selling points are the two USB 3.0 ports each of the VAIO F notebook comes with. There will be two models, the VPCF139FJ/BI and the VPCF138FJ/B, and both will hit Japanese stores on October 9. Read More

  • Origin PC's EON17 Gaming Laptop Could Probably Run Laps Around Your Desktop

    Two Nvidia GTX 480Ms! That’s what Origin has stuffed into the EON17, the company’s latest razzle-dazzle gaming laptop. The specs are probably better than your desktop’s. Read More

  • Toshiba's L635 Laptop Is Aimed At The Kiddie Market

    I’m sure you’ve all had this nightmare: It’s your kid’s first day in Kindergarten, and when you pick her up from school, she’s crying. “What’s the matter, honey?” “Daddy, all the other kids have real laptops, I only have an iPad!” — what do you do?! Toshiba to the rescue. They’ve got a young’un-oriented laptop that… Read More

  • 3D Laptops Aren't Selling, Is Anyone Surprised?

    Apparently 3D laptop shipments are dragging behind in a pretty dramatic way. Of the roughly 100 million units shipped, only about 100,000 have been 3D laptops. I think the problem goes beyond the issue of price, it more about the fact that most users have no use for 3D on something portable. Read More