thin and light

  • Samsung X460 is looking pretty good so far

    Samsung X460 is looking pretty good so far

    I’ve come to the sad realization that I find business laptops more appealing than consumer laptops now. But this is the life I’ve been dealt, and life is like a hot air balloon — you can move up and down, but not side to side or back in time. So it’s with great interest that I leer at the Samsung X460, a 14.1-inch notebook that just barely pops above the four-pound mark and… Read More

  • Japan's newest super light, super tough notebook

    Japan's newest super light, super tough notebook

    New rule; No challenging the MacBook Air if you can’t beat it in the thickness department. It’s one of its main selling points, if not THE main selling point. According to Electronista, “Frontier today put out an aggressive challenge to Apple by claiming a system which is both lighter and tougher than the MacBook Air.” That’s all well and good but it’s thicker… Read More

  • Samsung abuses 'ultra portable' privilege with P200

    Samsung abuses 'ultra portable' privilege with P200

    New rule: no using the term “ultra portable” to describe a notebook that weighs “a mere 1.89kg” — roughly 4.2 pounds — and has a battery that tops out at just barely over three hours. Let’s rightfully refer to that as “thin-and-light” like everyone else. At any rate, the P200 Ultra Portable Notebook PC from Samsung was just announced at CeBIT. Read More

  • Panasonic releases rugged-but-light notebooks

    Panasonic releases rugged-but-light notebooks

    Light AND durable notebooks? Is it possible? Apparently it is. Panasonic’s three new "business-rugged notebook computers" make up the 7 series and include the the T7 tablet replacement, the W7 ultraportable, and the Y7 thin-and-light. They’re rugged, yes, but here’s the kicker; they’re all under 4 pounds. Read More

  • Review: Sony VGN-SZ650N/C thin and light notebook

    Review: Sony VGN-SZ650N/C thin and light notebook

    The VAIO SZ6 series is a relatively new addition to Sony’s notebook line. I picked up the VGN-SZ650N/C model, which features a 13.3" screen, carbon fiber casing, long battery life, dual graphics cards, and a hybrid hard drive with 256mb of built-in flash memory. Looks good so far, but how does it perform? Read More