• Steve Jobs: "The iPad Is Clearly Going To Affect Notebook Computers"

    Steve Jobs: "The iPad Is Clearly Going To Affect Notebook Computers"

    There has been some debate in recent weeks whether or not the tablet industry has been or will be affecting the sales of notebook computers. Perhaps you recall Best Buy’s CEO saying this was happening recently — then saying he didn’t mean to say that. Or something. Well, Apple CEO Steve Jobs was much more clear today on Apple’s Q4 earnings call. “The iPad is… 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

  • The ThinkPad Line Reaching 60 Million Sold Notebooks, Lenovo Celebrates With Modes Updates

    The ThinkPad has long been looked upon as the standard of PC notebooks. Partly because the line has been a staple since 1992, but also because they’re just so damn good. The notebook line will hit the 60 million mark sometime this month. That’s impressive and an achievement that should be celebrated with a bit of booze and bonuses for everyone involved. But Lenovo, the current owner… 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

  • 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

  • HP Announces A Metric Gaggle Of New Laptops

    As if there weren’t enough laptops in the world already! Ah well. The new lineup of Envy, Mini, and Pavilion laptops looks pretty solid, and they’ve got stuff for pretty much every price point. I don’t want to get into too much detail here, since obviously if you’re looking for a laptop you’ll be checking HP’s site for specifics, but let’s hit the… Read More

  • Onkyo presents super-cute Miffy netbook

    Here’s your chance in case you want to surprise your daughter or little sister with a geeky present: Onkyo in Japan has announced [JP, PDF] a super-cute, kid-friendly, and Miffy-themed netbook today. It’s not only the hardware itself that’s covered with Miffy designs, but Onkyo (in cooperation with Bandai Namco) is shipping it with Miffy-powered software as well. Read More

  • Toshiba Japan starts selling 3D notebook, follows up with three new 2D notebooks

    After unveiling the TX/98MBL last month (the world’s first Blu-ray-playing 3D notebook), Toshiba Japan showed [JP] another three (2D) notebooks today. The 15.6-inch 3D model is now on sale in Toshiba Japan’s online store for $2,860, while the three 2D models of the RX3W series (which all come with a 13.3-inch screen) will follow soon. Read More

  • LifeTouch: NEC preps Android-based tablet PC

    A number of Japanese companies, for example NTT, have announced or hinted at tablet PCs in the past months, but NEC is the first to actually name, spec and date its first model. Dubbed LifeTouch [JP], the NEC tablet will feature a 7-inch TFT LCD screen (800×480 resolution), weigh 400 grams, and run on Android 2.1. Read More

  • Toshiba's Dynabook Qosmio V65 is a high-end laptop, Blu-ray player and DTV in one

    Toshiba in Japan announced [JP] a new Qosmio laptop today, the Dynabook Qosmio V65. The main selling point of the device (of all Qosmios, in fact) is the “multi-media” capability: Toshiba promises that the laptop produces high-quality images, thanks to the SpursEngine coprocessor (that Toshiba has been using in its CELL TV and Qosmio laptops since 2008), LED backlight, and the… Read More