Dell Vostro 1320

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The Dell Vostro 1320 is a notebook laptop that is compact, lightweight and durable. It features an Intel Core 2 Duo processor and NVIDIA GeForce graphics. Besides that, it also incorporates easy to use data security options and integrated video communications.
Specifications
The Dell Vostro 1320 measures 316.9 mm x 23.8 mm x 243.2 mm (W x H x D) in dimension and weighs approximately 1.86 kg including WLAN, hard drive and 4-cell battery. Externally accessible ports include four USB 2.0 compliant 4-pin ports, 15-pin VGA video connector, RJ45 network connector, modem optional external via USB port, AC adapter connector, headphone jack 4-pin IEEE 1394 port, 54 mm Express Card slot and an 8-in01 media memory card reader. In terms of wireless features, the Dell Vostro 1320 has 802.11 a/g/n capabilities as well as Dell Wireless 355 Bluetooth capabilities. The Dell Vostro 1320 is powered by a 4-cell 34 WHr Lithium Ion battery. Alternatively, it can also be powered via a 6-cell 58 WHr Lithium ion battery or a 9 cell 87 WHr Lithium ion battery. There are also optional features including Biometric fingerprint reader with DigitalPersona software, Encrypted Hard Drive with Wave software and a trusted platform module 1.2 with Infineon TPM management Security Software. In terms of multimedia features, the Dell Vostro 1320 has a built-in speaker, and a 1.3 mega pixel camera that is situated above the display with a single digital microphone including Dell Webcam Central and Dell Video chat software. There is also a fixed, tray load 8x DVD+/- RW, Blu-Ray Disc (BD/ DVD/ CD read write) optical drive. In terms of primary storage, the Dell Vostro 1320 has a mobility solid state drive of 128 GB. As for the display, it is a Widescreen WXGA Anti glare display with TrueLife that measures 13.3 inches diagonally with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. In terms of graphics features, the Dell Vostro 1320 incorporates Mobile Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X4500 MHD or a 256 MB NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS Graphic Card. As for system memory, the Dell Vostro 1320 can support up to 8 GB of dual channel 800 MHz DDR2 SDRAM memory. Besides that, it also incorporates an Intel 45 Express chipset. As for its processor, the Dell Vostro 1320 incorporates an Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T9550 (2.66 GHz, 6 MB l2 cache, 1066 MHz FSB). Compatible operating systems include Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit, Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit, Genuine Windows 7 Professional 32-Bit, Genuine Windows 7 Professional 32-Bit with Downgrade Rights Service to Windows® XP Professional, Genuine Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit, Genuine Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit with Downgrade Rights Service to Windows® XP Professional x64 Edition, Genuine Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit, Genuine Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit with Downgrade Rights Service to Windows® XP Professional, Genuine Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Genuine Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit with Downgrade Rights Service to Windows® XP Professional x64 Edition, Genuine Windows Vista Business, and Genuine Windows Vista Business with Downgrade Rights Service to Windows® XP Professional.

Reviews

The Vostro 1320 is a great buy for the price. Although it’s not exactly snazzy looking and far from the sleek look of an Apple MacBook Pro, it does offer good performance at a price tag of around $700 – $800 with a decent configuration. The Vostro 1320 is a great size for students or business people that need to be portable, the weight is under 5 lbs so it is easy to place in your backpack and carry around. The battery life of about 3 hours under normal to heavy usage is acceptable, you can always upgrade to a larger 9-cell battery or carry a spare battery in your backpack if you need more. If you keep an eye out for special deals and coupons on the Vostro 1320 you might be able to get it for a steal, if you can get it for a price of around $700 with the specs you want I would not hesitate to recommend this laptop.”(StudentBuyingGuide, 2009)

“The Dell Vostro 1320 is a good choice for any business user who wants a laptop that offers the best of both worlds: portability and fast performance. We just wish it had better battery life and more modern ports.” (PCAdvisor, 2009)

“The Dell Vostro 1320 is a good choice for any business user who wants a laptop that offers the best of both worlds: portability and fast performance. We just wish it had better battery life and more modern ports.” (PCWorld, 2009)

Acer Aspire One AO532h netbooks feature Atom N450 processor and 10 hour battery life!

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Acer America today debuts the next generation of its acclaimed line of Aspire One netbooks. These new Aspire One AO532h netbooks are packed with powerful features and performance to boost productivity and battery life, enhancing the mobile computing experience.
Designed for all day mobility and connectivity, the Aspire One AO532h netbooks feature the latest Intel® technology with the Intel Atom N450 processor, 10 hours of battery life(3), fast Wi-Fi connectivity, a 10.1-inch LED-backlit TFT LCD and a large keyboard with a Multi-Gesture touchpad. All this power and functionality comes in a package that is only 1-inch thin and weighs just over 2-1/2 pounds, making it a true mobile companion.

“These new Aspire One netbooks offer mobile users some of the features and performance of a larger notebook, while providing a highly portable, compact design that’s easy to take anywhere,” said Ray Sawall, senior manager of product marketing for Acer America. “Consumers can browse the Internet, check email, share photos, enjoy their entertainment applications, and even get work done wherever their travel takes them.”
High-Performance Features That Save Power for All Day Mobility

Engineered for extreme mobility, the Aspire One utilizes the energy-efficient Intel® Atom(TM) N450 processor, integrated Intel graphics and the mobile Intel NM10 Express chipset to keep users connected while on-the-go.
To further support power savings and longer battery life, the netbooks’ 10.1-inch LED-backlit TFT LCD saves 22.2 percent power compared with other netbook displays(4).
The new Aspire One netbook line offers many configurations to fit a wide range of consumer needs. Batteries are one component that have several options, including a high-density, six-cell Li-ion (5600 mAh) battery that delivers up to 10 hours of battery life or a 6-cell Li-ion (4400 mAh) for up to 8 hours battery life. Additionally, the batteries give a slight tilt to the netbook for a more comfortable typing experience.
Mobile Performance and Connectivity

The new Aspire One AO532h netbooks offer users a simple and reliable mobile computing solution. The netbooks all come with ample memory and a large internal hard drive to store plenty of digital albums, music and documents.
To remain connected, the netbooks feature 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi and fast Ethernet LAN connectivity. For further communications needs, the netbooks are equipped with a built-in webcam, delivering smooth video streaming and high quality images for online chats and video conferences. A built-in digital microphone conveys superior voice quality, keeping background noise levels low and minimizing echoes.
The Aspire One netbooks have a 10.1-inch CrystalBrite(TM) LED-backlit display, offering a broader viewing area for Web page navigation and data input. They also utilize a Multi-Gesture Touchpad, allowing users to pinch, flick and swirl their fingers across the touchpad for intuitive navigation. It also allows users to scroll, zoom in and out, and flip through web pages, photos, spreadsheets and more. Additionally, a larger keyboard – 93 percent standard size – is more convenient for typing.
Several of the new netbooks include Windows® 7 Starter Edition, combining the latest in reliability and responsiveness with the familiarity and compatibility of Windows.

Pricing/Configurations/Availability

The Acer® Aspire One AO532h netbook will be available for U.S. customers at leading retailers this month. A sample configuration follows.
Acer Aspire One AO532h
•       Intel® Atom(TM) Processor N450 (1.66GHz, 512KB L2 cache, 667MHz FSB)
•       10.1″ WSVGA Acer CrystalBrite(TM) LED-backlit Display
•       Mobile Intel® NM10 Express Chipset
•       Integrated Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 3150
•       1024MB DDR2 667MHz Memory
•       160GB(2) 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
•       Multi-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader
•       Acer InviLink(TM) Nplify(TM) 802.11b/g/Draft-N Wi-Fi CERTIFIED®
•       10/100 Fast Ethernet LAN (RJ-45)
•       Built-in Webcam
•       Two Built-in Stereo Speakers
•       Multi-Gesture Touchpad
•       3 – USB 2.0 Ports
•       6-cell Li-ion Battery (4400 mAh)
•       2.76 lbs. | 1.25 kg
•       10.17” (W) x7.28” (D) x .99” (H)
•       Windows® 7 Starter
•       Three stylish colors: Onyx Blue, Garnet Red and Silver Matrix.
•       MSRP: $299.99

 

About Acer America
Since its founding in 1976, Acer has pursued the goal of breaking the barriers between people and technology. Globally, Acer ranks top 3 for total PCs(1) and No. 2 for notebooks(1), with the fastest growth among the top-five players. A profitable and sustainable Channel Business Model is instrumental to Acer’s continued growth, while the successful acquisitions of Gateway and Packard Bell complete the company’s global footprint by strengthening its presence in the U.S. and enhancing its strong position in Europe. Acer is proud to be a Worldwide Partner of the Olympic Movement in staging the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter and London 2012 Olympic Games. The Acer Group employs more than 6,000 people worldwide. 2008 revenues reached US$16.65 billion. See www.acer-group.com for more information.

Asus UL20 review

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Asus UL20 Laptop
The Asus UL20 hails from Asus’ UnLimited series of netbooks that incorporate the new Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300 processor to allow for optimum multitasking performance while consuming less energy.
This series of netbooks are entirely different from the Eee PC netbook line from Asus as they cover the middle ground between full sized notebooks and smaller netbooks. Another difference would be that the UnLimited series is said to be much more powerful than the Eee PC series.

It also incorporates the newly designed and exclusive ASUS Turbo33 Technology that is able to tackle process-intensive applications to deliver smoother graphics and online streaming.
Besides that, it is also equipped with an aNVIDIA geForce G210M graphics card to deliver stunning visuals in crystal clear clarity.

In terms of design, the Asus UL20 sports a slim profile with a chassis that is crafted seemingly out of a single piece satin-brushed aluminum. The Asus UL20 is lightweight but yet maintains a highly robust lid that is able to protect it from day-to-day bumps and abrasions.

Besides that, the Asus UL20 also comes with a GraphiX Boost switch that allows you to switch between dedicated and integrated graphics, to suit your usage and preference. Not only that, there is also an intelligent power manage in the form of the ASUS Power4Gear that allows users to choose from 4 profiles to allow them optimum usage according to their prevailing needs. It is available in two colours, including gloss black and silver.

Asus UL20 Specifications

The Asus UL20 can run either on an Intel Core 2 Duo Processor SU7300 1.3 GHz, Intel Core 2 Solo Processor SU3500 1.4 Ghz or Intel Celeron Processor SU2300/ 743 1.2 GHz. It operates on a genuine Microsoft Windows Vista and can be upgraded to operate on a genuine Microsoft Windows 7 operating system. Besides that, the Asus UL20 also incorporates a Mobile Intel GS45 Chipset.

Asus UL20 Backlit Display

There is also an LED backlight WXGA Glare-type display that measures 12.1 inches diagonally and has a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. In terms of graphics features, the Asus UL20 incorporates an Intel GMA 4500 MHD graphics card.

Asus UL20 Memory

As for system memory, the Asus UL20 can support up to 4 GB of DDR2 SDRAM with a data bus speed of 800 MHz. In terms of storage, the Asus UL20 comes together with an internal hard disk drive of 5400 rpm that has a capacity option of 160 GB, 250 GB or 320 GB.

Asus UL20 Battery

Asus UL20 battery is a 6-cell battery. The Asus UL20 battery life is 6 hours.

Asus UL20 Dimensions

The Asus UL20 dimensions are 296 mm x 210 mm x 30.9 mm (with 6 cell battery) (W x D x H) in and weighs approximately 1.5 kg including its provided 6 cell battery.

Asus UL20 Bluetooth

The Asus UL20 also has built-in WLAN 802.11 b/g enhanced and Bluetooth 2.1 capabilities. There is also a built-in 0.3 mega pixel web camera situated right above the display.
In addition to that, the Asus UL20 also provides powerful sound with built in Altec Lansing speakers, SRS and Intel Audio.

Asus UL20 Warranty

The Asus UL20 comes under a two-year international warranty.

Asus UL20 Review

“Thin and light” laptops are considered to the the new middle ground between netbooks and standard laptops, offering long battery life, with a lighter design than most laptops, but offering more powerful specifications. The 12.1-inch Asus UL20A is pretty much the same size as some of the larger 11.6-inch netbooks on the market, but offers more powerful specifications.” (NetbookReviews, 2009)

“The new Asus UL20, UL30, UL50 and UL80 series laptops are not part of the company’s Eee PC netbook line. But the smallest member of the family sports a 12.1 inch screen and weighs just 3.3 pounds, which means the Asus UL20 isn’t much bigger than some Eee PC models like the Eee PC 1101HA. But the UL20 is potentially going to be a heck of a lot more powerful.” (LiliPuting, 2009)

“The new ASUS UL20A notebook is equipped with 12.1-inch LED Backlight display, Intel GMA 4500MHD graphics, 2GB RAM, and 250GB hard drive. In addition, users can choose either Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300 processor (1.3GHz), Intel Core 2 Solo SU3500 (1.4GHz) or Intel Celeron SU2300 (1.2GHz) as processor and cache memory of the notebook. Furthermore, the notebook is also equipped with WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1, 6-cell battery, and Windows Vista Home Premium with free upgrade to Windows 7. Unfortunately, the UL20 notebook not comes with built-in optical drive.” (MyDigitalLife, 2009)

HP Envy 15t

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The HP Envy 15t is a notebook laptop that combines Quad Core performance, a subtly engineered design and a superior user experience. It features a genuine Windows 7 operating system for superior digital entertainment and advanced features. The HP Envy 15t is engineered for maximal performance and minimal bulk with the ability of being fully upgradeable with versatility storage to achieve perfect balance between speed and capacity. The HP Envy 15t is built out of advanced materials using precision engineering and state-of-the-art technology to deliver an exciting new experience.
Specifications
The HP Envy 15t measures 38.0 cm x 24.4 cm x 2.65 cm (W x D x H) in dimension and weighs approximately 2.35 kg. It also comes under a one-year HP pick up and return, parts and labour warranty on hardware with 30 days free limited software as well as Total Care friendly, expert, around the clock assistance that is accessible via phone, e-mail and on-line chat. Not only that, it also comes with software including Recovery partition (including possibility to recover system, applications and drivers separately), optional re-allocation of recovery partition, recovery CD/ DVD creation tool, Symantec Norton Internet Security 2009 (60 days live update), and Notebook Help and Support. Other pre-installed software include Microsoft Internet Explorer, Windows Live messenger, Adobe Reader and Adobe Flash Player. In terms of optical drive driver software, the HP Envy 15t comes pre-installed with HP Media Smart Suite, HP Total Care Setup, HP ProtectSmart, Instant-On solution, Cyberlink DVD Suite, Windows Media center, Windows Mail, Corel VideoStudio X2, Corel Paintshop Pro X2 and Stardock My Colours. There is a 2-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader that is compatible with Secure Digital cards and MultiMedia cards, 3 USB 2.0 ports, one headphone out port and one microphone in port. Additional ports include VGA, RJ-45, and HDMI. Besides that, the HP Envy 15t also has two accessible memory slots that can support a maximum of 8 GB of memory expansion. It also has an integrated network card with 10/ 100/ 1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector) capabilities that incorporates 802.11 a/g/n WLAN technologies. In terms of its display, the HP Envy 15t sports an HP+ High Definition HP LED BrightView Widescreen Radiance Display that measures 15.6 inches diagonally with a WXGA resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. In terms of graphics, it also has an integrated ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4830 Graphics card with up to 2811 MB total graphics memory with up to 1 GB dedicated video RAM. There is also a built in nightvision HP web camera with IR LED for illumination situated right above the display, as well as an integrated digital microphone for video conferencing. It is powered by a 6-cell lit-ion battery. Alternatively, it can also be powered by a 9-cell lit-ion battery or even through a wall socket via 120 W AC Power Adapter. Not only that, there is also a full size chicklet keyboard with one touch launch keys and action keys as well as a touch pad that supports multi touch gestures with on/ off button and dedicated vertical scroll up/ down pad. There is also an integrated 56K Modem port as well as Bluetooth wireless networking capabilities. The HP Envy 15t operates on a genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit operating system that also comes with its respective system recovery DVD. Besides that, the HP Envy 15t runs on an Intel Core Processor i7-720QM processor of 1.6 GHz level 2 Cache 6 MB. As for its system memory, it incorporates 4 GB of DDR3 SDRAM and the ability to support up to 16 GB of DDR3 memory. In terms of storage, the HP Envy 15t has an internal hard disk drive that has a capacity of 320 GB 7200 rpm SATA Hard Drive.
Reviews

“A big brother to HP’s 13-inch Envy 13, this upscale 15-inch model crams more computing power into a midsize laptop than anyone outside of Alienware’s m15x. And while that system is a 10-pound monster, the Envy 15 manages to be both slim and reasonably lightweight, partially by ditching the internal optical drive–an unusual move for a larger laptop.” (CNET, 2009)

Dell Inspiron 15z

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The Dell Inspiron 15z is a thin and light notebook laptop from Dell’s Inspiron range of creatively designed notebooks. It can be personalized with a choice of Obsidian Black or bright Cherry Red. It is also the slimmer version of the Dell Inspiron 15. The Dell Inspiron 15z runs on a genuine Windows 7 operating system and features a 15 inch Hi-def display with an aspect ratio of 16:9. Besides that, it also has 802.11 g/n and optional Bluetooth technology that allows you to stay connected wherever you are. In terms of design, the Dell Inspiron 15z is able to fit into most bags with room to spare as it has an ultra mobile slim physique that is packed full of necessary features, making it suitable for frequent travellers. The Dell Inspiron 15z is able to provide up to 8 hours and 7 minutes of battery life with the 6-cell battery. Besides that, it also allows you to watch DVDs using the standard optical drive. The Dell Inspiron 15z operates on Intel’s ultra low voltage processors.
Specifications
The Dell Inspiron 15z measures 380.0 mm x 26.3 mm (front) ~ 29.2 mm (back) x 247.9 mm (W x H x D) in dimension and weighs approximately 2.30 kg including a 14 inch DVD +/- RW optical drive and its provided 4-cell battery. Externally accessible ports and slots include three USB 2.0 compliant ports, an Integrated network connector that is compatible with 10/ 100/ 1000 LAN (RJ45), VGA Port, HDMI Port, AC adapter connector, two audio jacks consisting of one line-out and mic-in, and a 7-in-1 media card reader. Besides that, the Dell Inspiron 15z also has wireless capabilities including Wi-Fi consisting of Dell Wireless 365 Bluetooth Internal (2.0 + Enhanced Data Rate), Dell Wireless 1397 802.11g Half mini-card (STD), and Intel Wi-Fi Link 5100 (802.11 a/g/ draft-N) Half Mini card, as well as Bluetooth Internal 2.0 Mini card. There is also a 1.3 mega pixel integrated web camera situated right above the display with dual digital array microphones. The Dell Inspiron 15z is powered by a four cell battery that can provide a battery life of up to 4 hours and 23 minutes with Express charge. Alternatively, it can also be powered using a 6 cell battery with Express Charge that can provide up to 8 hours and 7 minutes of battery life, or even a nine cell battery that can provide up to 10 hours and 10 minutes of battery life. Besides that, the Dell Inspiron 15z also has a tray-load type optical drive for DVD+/- RW. In terms of storage, the Dell Inspiron 15z has a built-in internal hard disk drive with 7200 RPM and can support a maximum capacity of 500 GB. In terms of audio features, the Dell Inspiron 15z has two 2W plus SRS software. There is also a HD WLED TrueLife LCD display that measures 15.6 inches diagonally with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. In terms of graphics, the Dell Inspiron 15z incorporates an Intel GMA X4500HD (STD) and a 512 MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD4330 Graphics card. The Dell Inspiron 15z operates on an Intel Core 2 Duo Processor and incorporates an Intel GS 45 chipset. The Dell Inspiron 15z runs on a genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit operating system. In terms of system memory, the Dell Inspiron 15z can support up to 6 GB of 1067 MHz DDR3 SDRAM.
Reviews

“The 15z is thinner, lighter, and more energy efficient than the standard 15.6” Inspiron 15, which is, on the other side, more affordable with its base price of $399.” (Laptoping, 2009)

Asus UL50

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The Asus UL50 hails from Asus’ UnLimited series of netbooks that incorporate the new Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300 processor to allow for optimum multitasking performance while consuming less energy. This series of netbooks are entirely different from the Eee PC netbook line from Asus as they cover the middle ground between full sized notebooks and smaller netbooks. Another difference would be that the UnLimited series is said to be much more powerful than the Eee PC series. It also incorporates the newly designed and exclusive ASUS Turbo33 Technology that is able to tackle process-intensive applications to deliver smoother graphics and online streaming. Besides that, it is also equipped with an aNVIDIA geForce G210M graphics card to deliver stunning visuals in crystal clear clarity. In terms of design, the Asus UL50 sports a slim profile with a chassis that is crafted seemingly out of a single piece satin-brushed aluminium. The Asus UL50 is lightweight but yet maintains a highly robust lid that is able to protect it from day-to-day bumps and abrasions. Besides that, the Asus UL50 also comes with a GraphiX Boost switch that allows you to switch between dedicated and integrated graphics, to suit your usage and preference. Not only that, there is also an intelligent power manage in the form of the ASUS Power4Gear that allows users to choose from 4 profiles to allow them optimum usage according to their prevailing needs. It is available in two colours, including gloss black and silver.
Specifications
The Asus UL50 can run either on an Intel Core 2 Duo Processor SU7300 1.3 GHz, Intel Core 2 Duo Processor SU9400 1.4 Ghz or Intel Celeron Processor SU2300/ 743 1.2 GHz. It can operate either on a genuine Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate, genuine Microsoft Windows Vista Busieness, genuine Microsoft Windows Vista Premium, or genuine Microsoft Windows Vista Basic operating system. Besides that, the Asus UL50 also incorporates a Mobile Intel GS45 Chipset. There is also an HD slim-type LCD display that measures 13.3 inches diagonally and has a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. In terms of graphics features, the Asus UL50 incorporates an Intel GMA 4500 MHD graphics card. As for system memory, the Asus UL50 can support up to 4 GB of DDR2 SDRAM with a data bus speed of 1066 MHz. In terms of storage, the Asus UL50 comes together with an internal hard disk drive of 5400 rpm that has a capacity option of 250 GB, 320 GB or 5000 GB. The Asus UL50 measures 322 mm x 232 mm x 14.8 mm (4 cell battery) ~ 24.2 mm (8 cell battery) (W x D x H) in dimension, and weighs approximately 1.4 kg including a 4 cell battery and 1.7 kg including an 8 cell battery. Besides that, the Asus UL50 also has built-in WLAN 802.11 b/g enhanced and Bluetooth 2.1 capabilities. Not only that, it also has optional 3.5 G WWAN capabilities. There is also a built-in 0.3 mega pixel web camera situated right above the display. In addition to that, the Asus UL50 also provides powerful sound with built in Altec Lansing speakers, SRS and Intel Audio. The Asus UL50 comes under a two years international warranty.
Reviews

“The ASUS UL50AG is a harmonious blend of form and function. Powered by an Intel Core 2 Duo processor,it also sports user-centric features such as a multi-gesture touchpad and provides an impressive multimedia entertainment experience with Altec Lansing speakers and SRS Premium Sound.” (HDTVLounge, 2009)

“The new Asus UL20, UL30, UL50 and UL80 series laptops are not part of the company’s Eee PC netbook line. But the smallest member of the family sports a 12.1 inch screen and weighs just 3.3 pounds, which means the Asus UL20 isn’t much bigger than some Eee PC models like the Eee PC 1101HA. But the UL20 is potentially going to be a heck of a lot more powerful.”(LiliPuting, 2009)

“Intel’s CULV processors promise cheaper ultraportables, so it’s a little odd to find one inside a laptop as large as the ASUS UL50. It’s certainly thinner and lighter as a result, but it’s still pretty large and not something you’d want to take out on the road. If it’s going to be desk-bound for much of the day, then that long battery life isn’t worth much, particularly when it comes at the expense of processor performance. We’ll have a better idea of what the UL50 is about once we know the price (we’re still waiting for confirmation from ASUS), so until then, we’re on the fence with this one.” (MobileComputerMag, 2009)

HP Pavilion G71t Review

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HP-Pavilion-G71t-1-275x300The HP Pavilion G71t is a notebook laptop that hails from HP’s entertainment notebook range that is targeted at the budget market. It allows for fast searching, easy browsing, and simple ways to connect. In terms of design, the HP Pavilion G71t features a long-lasting high-gloss imprint finish that is available in black and silver. It also has a simple touch control panel and touchpad design with icons. Besides that, there is also a full-size colour matched keyboard. The HP Pavilion G71t also incorporates an Intel Graphics Media Accelerator graphics card and features improved multitasking with the latest Intel dual core processor. It is also suitable for business usage.

Specifications
The HP Pavilion G71t measures 16.24 in x 10.90 in x 1.42 in ~ 1.77 in (L x W x H) in dimension and weighs approximately 6.72 lbs. It also comes under a one-year HP warranty on hardware with 30 days free limited software as well as Total Care friendly, expert, around the clock assistance that is accessible via phone, e-mail and on-line chat. Not only that, it also comes with a 60 day subscription for Norton Internet Security. There is a 5-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader, 3 USB 2.0 ports, one headphone out port and one microphone in port. Additional ports include VGA, RJ-45, and HDMI. Besides that, the HP Pavilion G71t also has two accessible memory slots that can support a maximum of 4 GB of memory expansion. In terms of audio features, the HP Pavilion G71t incorporates built-in Altec Lansing stereo speakers. As for multimedia and entertainment features, the HP Pavilion G71t features HP MediaSmart and HP Games by Wild Tangent. It also has an integrated network card with 10/ 100 BASE-T Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector) capabilities. In terms of its display, the HP Pavilion G71t sports an HD+ High Definition HP LED BrightView Widescreen Display that measures 17.3 inches diagonally with a resolution of 1600 x 900 pixels. There is also a built-in optical drive storage that can either be a LightScribe SuperMulti 8X DVD +/- RW with double layer support, or LightScribe Blu-Ray ROM with SuperMulti DVD+/ -R/ RW Double layer. The HP Pavilion G71t also has a built in web camera situated right above the display, as well as an integrated microphone for video conferencing. It is powered by a 6-cell lithium ion battery. Besides that, it also comes with photography software including Roxio PhotoShow, as well as DVD/ CD burner and movie software including Cyberlink DVD Suite Premium 6. Not only that, there is also back-up and media management features including Roxio BackOnTrack 3 Deluxe. The HP Pavilion G71t also includes a pair of Mobile Stereo Earbud Headphones in the package. There is also an integrated 56K Modem port. The HP Pavilion G71t operates on a genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit operating system that also comes with a system recovery DVD. Besides that, the HP Pavilion G71t runs on a processor with a choice of Intel Pentium Processor T4300 (2.1 GHz, 1 MB L2 Cache, 800 MHz FSB), Intel Pentium Processor T4400 (2.2 GHz, 1 MB L2 Cache, 800 MHz FSB), Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T6600 (2.2 GHz, 2 MB L2 Cache, 800 MHz FSB), and Intel Core 2 Duo Processor P7550 (2.26 GHz, 3 MB L2 Cache, 1066 MHz FSB). As for its system memory, it incorporates 2 GB of DDR2 SDRAM (2 Dimm) with the option for a free upgrade to 3 GB DDR2 System Memory (2 DIMM). In terms of storage, the HP Pavilion G71t has an internal hard disk drive that has a capacity of 250 GB 5400 rpm SATA Hard Drive with the option of a free upgrade to 320 GB 5400 rpm SATA hard drive.

Reviews

“This laptop is very good if you think of its low price. And it even has a few things other more expensive laptops don’t: personalization and Wireless. If you think of its price you will realize that this is a very good deal. I will give it a rating of 3 out of 5 stars. To conclude this review, if you are on a budget, this laptop is perfect for you!
Although not the best in its class, featuring an Intel Pentium T4300 processor, 2 GB of DDR2 RAM, a Wireless-G Card, and an an Intel 4500M Media Accelerator, the HP G71t is a good laptop. It lacks some power, DDR3 compatibility, and a standalone graphics card. However, for under $570, this is a bargain! This HP G71t review was created to show you both the good and the bad parts of this laptop.
(EzineArticles, 2009)

Toshiba Satellite Pro L350 Review

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Toshiba Satellite Pro L350The Toshiba Satellite Pro L350 is a laptop notebook that hails from Toshiba’s line of Satellite Pro budget notebook series which are targeted at the business class as it spots a design that conveys a polished, professional image. In terms of design, the Toshiba Satellite Pro L350 is enclosed in a plastic casing that is available in a gray and black finish with air brushed aluminum siding to give it a bland professional appeal.

<strong>Specifications
The Toshiba Satellite Pro L350 measures 15.7 in x 11.5 in x 1.4 in (W x D x H) in dimension and weighs approximately 7.1 lbs. In addition to that, it operates on a Windows Vista Business operating system and comes with pre-installed drivers and utilities. The Toshiba Satellite Pro L350 comes in a package that includes the Toshiba Satellite Pro L350 notebook, battery, cables, optic disk, power adapter and user guide. Input devices consist of a web camera, keyboard and a touch pad. The Toshiba Satellite Pro L350 is powered by a rechargeable and removable Lithium-ion battery. In terms of communications, the Toshiba Satellite Pro L350 has a built in 56 kbps modem. Besides that, it also has a 10/ 100/ 1000 Ethernet Network adapter that provides it with Ethernet capabilities. In addition to that, the Toshiba Satellite Pro L350 also has Wi-Fi capabilities as well as support for data link protocol including V.92, Wi-Fi, 802.11a/ 802.11g/ 802.11n. There is also a wide screen TFT Active Matrix main display that measures 17.0 inches diagonally with a resolution of 1440 x 900 pixels. The display also incorporates TruBrite technology that provides for incredible colour depth and clarity, as well as clearer viewing from wider angle to allow for better presentations. In terms of graphic features, the Toshiba Satellite Pro L350 incorporates an Intel GMA 4500 MHD chipset with up to 128 MB of memory dedicated to videos. As for audio features, the Toshiba Satellite Pro L350 has built-in speakers. Not only that, the Toshiba Satellite Pro L350 also has an internal hard disk drive that has a capacity of 250 GB. There is also a DVD + / – RW DL optical drive built into the Toshiba Satellite Pro L350. The Toshiba Satellite Pro L350 operates on an Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 processor that has a data bus speed of 2.26 GHz and a processor FSB of 1066 MHz. It has an L2 cache that is of a 3 MB size. In terms of memory, the Toshiba Satellite Pro L350 incorporates 3 GB of DDR2 SDRAM with a data bus speed of 800 MHz. It also has the ability to support up to 4 GB of DDR2 SDRAM. The Toshiba Satellite Pro L350 also incorporates a full-size keyboard that has an additional 10-key pad for numbers, just like a desktop keypad. The keys are black, made out of plastic and raised to make them tactile in order to avoid typing mistakes. The touch pad is slightly indented into the casing with two mouse buttons situated a bit further below. Besides that, the Toshiba Satellite Pro L350 also has dedicated media keys right above the keyboard including mute, full screen, play/ pause, stop, fast forward and rewind.

Reviews

“At a little over a $1000 purchase price, the Toshiba L350 Satellite Pro may be the laptop for you if you need a 17 laptop.If it’s budget your aiming for, theM305 we just reviewed trumps this model in almost each and every way except for display (yes, including price). Compared with other laptops aimed at the same demographic like the Fujitsu Lifebook E8410- this islarger and bulkier than the Lifebook, but at a much reduced cost. The L350 costs just over $1000 depending on the retailer, whereas the Lifebook is going to hit you up for $1600.”(LaptopLogic, 2008)

“In view of its relatively inexpensive price, this notebook has good features for the money.For example, when it comes to screen size, the average price of general-purpose products with a comparable screen size is quite a bit more — right around $1,370.” (CNET, 2008)

“The last model in the latest Toshiba’s Satellite Pro extension is Pro L350 Laptop. This one equips a 17-inch spacey XGA+ TruBrite display. The Notebook features a 10-key numeric pad, 802.11 a/g/n wireless, 160GB HDD and webcam with microphone. This affordable Laptop is priced $1, 0991. The Pro Range lets you save your cost for purchasing an extra monitor. For more information visit Toshiba’s online shop.” (MobileWhack, 2008)