• Panasonic rolls out new Toughbooks with Windows 7 and 16 hours of battery life

    Panasonic’s Let’s Note (aka Toughbook) series is the favorite choice among many Japanese hackers. And today the company announced [JP] two new notebooks from the series with Windows 7 on board. Panasonic says their 16 hours of battery life is unmatched in the industry. Read More

  • Epson Japan to sell super-cute Hello Kitty notebook

    The dream of millions of teenage girls around the world, Sanrio’s Hello Kitty, gets yet another notebook in Japan. This time, the cartoon cat is supposed to boost sales of an Epson model, the Endeavor NJ2150 in “pearl white”. It will be available in two different versions. Read More

  • Fujitsu to free us from AC adapters for notebooks by 2013

    Fujitsu Laboratories, the company’s R&D subsidiary, has announced the development [press release in English] of a transistor for the power supply units of servers that can help reduce electricity consumption of computer hardware and home electronics significantly. Read More

  • Toshiba to roll out world's first notebook with 512GB SSD

    SSDs are picking up steam in the computer market (although there were some bad news), and so it comes as no surprise that today Toshiba announced the world’s first laptop featuring their self-developed 512GB SSD [JP]. The Dynabook SS RX2/WAJ went on sale in Japan today already and costs $4,000. Read More

  • HP launches ProBook S-Series notebooks for the suits

    Business types take notice, HP has a new line of notebooks that will not impress your associates with a radical design, but should get the job done. The ProBook S-Series combines modern specs with good, clean lines at affordable prices. Kind of like what the Lenovo/IBM ThinkPads have been doing for years- well, except for the affordable part. Read More

  • HP Pavilion dv3t now available for $799

    It kind of looks like the dv2 that Devin has for review, but it’s slightly chunkier, if only a smidge. The dv3t (wth does the ‘t’ stand for?) is now available from HP with a starting price of $799. The 13.3-inch notebook measures in at 1.25 inches thick and weighs in at 4.93 lbs and is being marketed as an entertainment notebook with its 16:9 HD (1280×800) screen. Read More

  • Dell updates Studio 15 notebook, now includes LED backlit screen

    Dell’s Studio notebook line is getting another update, but this time it’s more than a simple spec bump. The 15.6-inch display is getting updated to 1366 x 768 resolution along with LED backlighting. Not too bad for a series that starts out at $649. Along with the new screen, the series does get a significant hardware update. Read More

  • Seriously, Sony? Crocodile-skinned VAIO notebooks?

    Somewhere out in the wide world of weirdos, someone will probably buy one of these Sony crocodile notebooks. Not I though. Hells no. Sony is probably thinking that everyone wants a notebook to match their style. But if someone’s style is red crocodile, why is Sony encouraging it? Thankfully, these CS notebook models are only available in Japan — at least for now. More pics after… Read More

  • The Dell Adamo is finally official

    Dell has been teasing us with shots of the thin Adamo ever since CES, but the notebook is finally here. We spied the thin notebook yesterday at SXSW and it looked great, but a spec card was nowhere to be seen. Thankfully, Dell has finally released all the info about the “Thinnest Notebook Available.” Read More

  • $10 laptop coming from India on February 3rd, or so they say

    While companies have been toiling away at breaking the sub-$100 notebook price point for ages now, an Indian company is ready to show off a notebook that costs – ready? – only $10. Actually, right now, it would cost $20 but mass production should drive it down they say. The notebook apparently still comes equipped with 2GB of memory, WiFi, Ethernet, and expendable memory. No word… Read More

  • NEC Japan presents LaVie notebook spring lineup

    NEC Japan today unveiled its lineup of LaVie notebooks for spring 2009 [JP]. The company introduced a total of three new models that will be available in Nippon as early as Thursday (no announcements regarding a possible release abroad have been made). Read More

  • Apple's new notebook leaked!!!


  • Sony Japan follows Sony New Zealand with mysterious new Vaio mobile ad

    Following Sony New Zealand, Sony Japan today updated its dedicated Vaio website with a mysterious announcement. If you click here [JP], you can see a woman getting out a small UMPC-like object out of her hand bag. Read More

  • LL750: NEC Japan rolls out another LaVie notebook

    NEC Japan today announced the LL7750 [JP], a new notebook in the LaVie L series, that goes on sale in Japan at the end of this month (price: $1,950). A release outside Nippon is possible but not yet confirmed. Read More

  • NEC Japan puts out ultra-light and "full flat" notebook

    NEC today announced a new notebook that will hit the Japanese market in the middle of next month and costs $1,600. The main selling point of the VersaPro UltraLite Type VC is its design (which NEC calls “full flat”) and weight: 868 grams. It measures 283×210×25~29.8mm. The notebook comes with a Celeron 723  CPU (1.2GHz), an Intel GS45 Express chipset, a 12.1-inch WXGA… Read More

  • Reminder: Win an engraved TC or CG notebook

    Remember that we’re giving away a few TC and CG notebooks in a contest that ends tomorrow at noon eastern. Pop over to the post to enter. Read more… Read More

  • Epson Japan rolls out Hello Kitty notebook

    First NEC’s model, then Onkyo’s and now it’s time for Epson to release a Hello Kitty laptop [JP]. The devices are only available in Japan, where they will be exclusively sold online starting December 10. The Hello Kitty notebook is based on Epson’s Endeavor NJ2150. Buyers can choose between a combo model ($1,200) and a so-called super-multi version ($1,500). Both… Read More

  • Onkyo/Sotec releases Hello Kitty netbook

    Onkyo Japan today announced the Sotec C1 Hello Kitty (C101K3W) [JP], a netbook designed for fans of the famous cartoon cat from Sanrio. Unlike other Hello Kitty PCs, this model has been modified not only design- but also hardware-wise (see the picture above). The Hello Kitty C1 features an Atom N270 CPU (1.60 GHZ), 1GB of RAM, a 120GB HDD, a 10.1″ TFT display (resolution: 1,024×600)… Read More

  • HP anounces world's first multi-touch notebook, TouchSmart tx2

    HP has done a pretty good job with their line of convertible tablets thus far and today they announced the latest addition that incorporates multi-touch two-finger control, the TouchSmart tx2. The only caveat, however, is that the multi-touch functionality works within the HP MediaSmart suite of applications (like on the TouchSmart desktops), which isn’t really a caveat now that I… Read More

  • HP netbook launching in December

    Vivienne Tam’s ornate little HP notebook debuted in September during fashion week and it was supposed to launch in October, but Glam’s Tech Chic site is now saying that the Vivienne Tam Edition will be out in December. We’re still not sure on the specs, but we do know that it will have an Intel Atom proc. And I’d say it’s a safe bet that the screen size is… Read More