Rumors are swirling around that maybe this month Apple will be updating their MacBook line of notebooks. Remember when Apple announced the launch event of their iPad, many thought or at least, wished that they would be announcing a new member in the MacBook line. When the iPad was unveiled some time back, no new MacBook laptop was announced thus disappointing a lot of Mac fans. Now rumors are circulating again that Apple might just update their MacBook line this month which means that there might just be a new Mac soon.
Apple’s MacBook and MacBook Pro laptops are considered old now and it’s about time for the new upgrade to make an appearance. Experts are saying that Apple has been withholding new laptops as the newest line of Intel Core i3, i5, and i7 CPUs have been in short supply. Let’s just say that Acer had a large order at Intel. Well, let’s just hope, whatever the reason might be, that there will be a new Mac soon.
Recently at an event in Italy, Acer unveiled their new line of notebooks, the Aspire Ethos. From the Aspire Ethos range, only two models were shown by Acer, the 5943G and 8943G.
The Aspire Ethos 5943G comes with a 15.6-inch screen that features a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels while the other model, the Aspire Ethos 8943G features full HD 18.4-inch display. The 5943G will be released with 160GB to 640GB of storage.
Both of these models from this new multimedia laptop line will be powered by the Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 processors. They also come with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5000-series graphics and up to 4GB of DDR3 RAM. Both of the Aspire Ethos models will be released with a Blu-ray drive. Other features on these notebooks are 2.1 and 5.1 speaker systems, an eight-cell battery, fingerprint security, a multi-gesture touchpad, a webcam and a DVB-T TV tuner. Acer hasn’t yet announced the release date or price for the new Aspire Ethos range of notebooks.
On this beautiful morning, we were wondering on what to deliver today since news of laptops seem scarce these days. Looking around, we came upon Toshiba’s laptop, the Satellite L450. The laptop has a 15.6-inch Tru Brite Crystal Clear display that makes everything you view appear really good. There’s an integrated web cam above the screen with Toshiba’s Face Recognition technology. The laptop features a dual core AMD processor, 3GB RAM, 250GB hard disk drive and a DVD writer.
This Toshiba laptop performs quite well and we like the fact that it works on Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium. We all know how good of an operating system is Windows 7 and to have it on a laptop that runs well is like icing on the cake.
Basically, the Satellite L450 is for those who are looking to purchase a laptop worth its price. Not that, we like laptops which are not worth their price but let’s face it, there are laptops in that criteria.
Do you still remember a time when there were no netbooks around? We must have been like 2 or 3 years younger then. Though the time might seem near but it now seems like ages since netbooks were brought into this world.
We remember when netbooks burst into the scene some time back, gadget freaks were excited about this mini laptop that they can carry with them everywhere. On top of that, these netbooks came with wireless connection that allowed its owners to use them in places where Wi-Fi was available. A netbook is basically what a laptop is but in mini-size, with lesser features, lower performance level and not forgetting, a cheaper price.
Netbooks first came with 7-inch screens which eventually grew to 9-inch screens. Now, the standard size for a netbook display is 10-inch. Recently emerging into the market are the arrivals of new 12-inch models which somehow is within the border line of the difference between a netbook and a laptop. With this in mind, we continue to stand by and watch the technology around us evolving as fast as lightning.
This news comes from India about their first ever netbook that comes with built-in connectivity. The Olive Zipbook X107H is manufactured by Olive Telecom which is a handset manufacturer some place in India called Gurgaon. The manufacturer apparently released many other hip devices before this netbook. Some time back, they launched India’s first mobile phone that works on any AAA battery.
Back to the Olive Zipbook X107H netbook. The device comes with an inbuilt CDMA 3G connection which is a first for a netbook as most netbooks use either Wi-Fi or ethernet cable to gain access to the internet. The netbook looks smaller than the normal netbooks. It comes with a small 10.2-inch screen and has a small keyboard. It runs on Windows XP Home Edition. There are three USB ports, a card reader, an ethernet jack and a headphone jack. The Olive Zipbook X107H will be available in different colors including yellow, red, white and black.
Acer has recently announced two new release from their very own Aspire series, the Aspire Ethos 5943G and Aspire Ethos 8943G. Based on its features that were released by Acer, these two notebooks have features that are classy, to which we are guessing, these notebooks are aimed at professional users.
When Acer manufactures a notebook, they keep in mind the price, features and who will be the users.
The Acer Aspire Ethos 5943G comes with a 15.6-inch screen while the Aspire Ethos 8943G has an 18-inch screen.
Both of these laptops have similar features. They also feature the Dolby Home Theater technology with five integrated speakers, subwoofer and a TV Tuner Card. Features that they both come with is an Intel Core i5/i7 processor, the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850 graphics card, a 640GB storage, a blu-ray optical drive, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, webcam and card reader. These new Acer laptops work on Microsoft Windows 7. No word yet from Acer when they plan to release the Aspire Ethos 5943G and Aspire Ethos 8943G.
The Eee PC 1201T is the latest laptop from Asus which is now available in stores to be purchased. This notebook is said to be the second generation of its type. Asus have been manufacturing notebooks for a while now and they have managed to create and keep a special place both in the market and in the heart of their consumers. The Asus Eee PC series have been around for a while now.
The Eee PC 1201T notebook has a lineup of attractive features including AMD Athlon Neo MV-40 single core processor at 1.60GHz and an ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics card. There’s also a 2GB of DDR2 RAM and a hard-drive consisting of 160GB in the device. This Asus notebook has a 12.1-inch display with a resolution of 1366×768 pixels. Battery life with its 6-cell Lithium ion battery is about 6 hours.
If you are interested in purchasing the Eee PC 1201T laptop, you can do so at Newegg.com which offers the device at price of $400.
Ever heard of a laptop that can provide you with an 18-hour of battery life? Well now we present to you the E780 laptop from Fujitsu that can do just that. Not only can the device sustain that long but it will also save the environment. The laptop comes with a 15.6-inch display that contains the energy saving feature.
Toshiba’s Satellite E205-S1904 is a laptop that comes with Netgear’s Push2TV wireless adapter. With this laptop, you can connect its display to your HDTV wirelessly through an HDMI-equipped peripheral. That is definitely a plus to just connect the device to your TV and enjoy the view. This is made possible with Netgear’s Push2TV wireless adapter that is featured on this laptop. On top of that, there’s also Intel’s Wireless Display also known as the Wi-Di which is a software that will allow you to send screen contents to your TV.
It’s a gloomy and rainy Saturday morning here, but it’s getting warm, so that’s a good thing. I’ll take warm and rainy over cold and snowy anytime! Anyway, here’s the news from our friends around the world: