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Acer® to launch Timeline Notebooks in April

Acer’s Timeline Series notebooks have been making news, way back from mid 2009, when Acer launched their first versions of thin and ultra-thin notebooks, with one of the main features being high computing power with the new Intel range of processors. The main USP (Unique Selling Point) was over 12 hours of battery backup time.

In 2009, Acer introduced its Timeline series of notebooks using the Intel 1.4 GHz, SU3500 Core 2 Solo processors. The other processor used in the higher range included the Core 2 Duo SU 9400 processor from Intel. Later in March 2010, Acer announced its next range of Timeline X Series notebooks with a choice of Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 processors, paired with ATI Mobility graphics, 3G, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Optimization and reduction of energy consumption has been the main focus of Acer, along with powerful graphics processing capabilities.

The Intel range of new processors has been one of the major factors in the optimization of energy consumption with the introduction of Intel’s dynamic adaptation of available power to workload requirements, allowing each chip to function as required, with the optimal power needed. The other factor helping in power consumption control has been the Intel Display Power Saving feature using the LED Backlit screen, further reducing power consumption by almost 30 percent in the display area.

Soon after an announcement of the new range, delays were inevitable due to issues regarding the Intel Sandy Bridge processors. Intel recalled its defective chipsets and subsequently introduced their amended versions. This brought about a further delay in the introduction of the much hyped Acer Timeline Series notebooks into the market. With the settling down of the Sandy Bridge issue, Acer has finally announced the supply of their ultra slim Timeline series notebooks, in the early part of April 2011.

Courtesy Sandy Bridge, April 2011 is going to see the launch of many a notebooks and netbooks from Acer and the likes of ASUS, Lenovo, Dell, Hitachi and many others. With Apple launching the iPad 2, and Motorola Atrix, innovative products like these and a range of other tablets from HP, LG, Motorola and many others, a lot of hype is being created about the future of notebooks and laptops.

Acer, as a group believe that these tablets are going to have no effect on notebook sales and are busy developing a range of new offerings due to hit the market in the second quarter of 2011. No doubt, the tablet euphoria will definitely impinge on the netbooks and notebook markets. It is certain that both these market segments are completely different, and laptops and notebooks are here to stay. Tablets have their limitations in various aspects of computing and are principally not designed for hardcore computing.

Acer’s new range of ultraslim Timeline Series notebooks include 3 versions ranging from 13 inch to the 14 inch and the 15.6 inch models.

Gateway’s enters the red hot segment of all-in-one PCs!

Gateway has recently launched it new range of ZX all-in-one desktop PCs. This is not an unexpected step, as leading PC manufacturers have shown a keen interest in entering this segment. In fact, most of them are ready with their versions of the all-in-one PCs! These PCs have revolutionized the dying market for desktop PCs, as they are compact and have a great aesthetic appeal.

The all in one PC trend was started by Apple with its iMac and other competitors have followed suit. A first look at Gateway’s new product reminds you of iMac, with its sleek design. Like other all-in-one PCs, it has a touch screen display providing for great interaction between the user and his applications! The wireless keyboard and mouse, webcam and integrated high definition speakers make it a compact system, thus giving it a very modern look. It is ideal for home as its contemporary looks make it suitable for installation in any room.

The ZX series has two models with which it will enter the market- ZX4300 and ZX6900.
The ZX4300 is the low end system and comes with a 20” screen, 2.7 Ghz AMD Athlon II X2 dual- core CPU, integrated ATI Radeon HD 4270 graphics, Windows 7 Home Edition (64-bit), 640 GB hard disk, 4 GB DDR3 RAM, integrated 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Multi DVD drive, built in 5W speakers, six USB 2.0 ports, an adjustable LCD stand and many other exciting features!

On the other hand, the ZX6900, comes with a larger 23” screen, Core i3-530 processor (2.93 GHz), Intel’s GMA integrated graphics, an HDMI output, Blu ray/DVD drive and eSATA port. Rests of the features in the ZX6900 are the same as the ZX4300.With ZX6900 the user can indulge in high definition entertainment with its larger screen and Blu Ray supporting capabilities. It is ideal for those looking for unmatched performance in computing. ZX 6900 is priced at $1,019.99 making it a high end purchase, while the ZX4300 is a good buy at $749.99 and serves all general computing needs along with those of entertainment. Each is expected to be ready for shipment from June onwards.

Though both the products look great, they will face stiff competition from the already successful manufacturers in the all-in-one PC segment. This segment has seen a lot of growth in the last few years. Companies like Apple, HP and Dell are already big players in this segment and it will take Gateways quite some time to cement its place in the market. However, Gateway has surely done its calculations and is aware of this fact!

The all-in-one PC segment has taken the market by surprise. Leading analysts predict that these PCs will control over 40 % of the desktop market in the next 3 years. Gateway, knowing this, has surely made the right decision by coming up with the ZX family of all-in-one PCs. These fresh looking PCs are sure to challenge its competitors and who knows, they might even succeed in becoming the top choice in this segment!

Toshiba Announces New Satellite Notebooks

Toshiba has recently introduced four new models of Toshiba Satellite notebooks. The four new models are A660, L670, C650 and L650 Toshiba Satellite notebooks.

The Toshiba Satellite A660 notebook is a high end model which has 16 inches TruBrite High Definition backlit display that can support a maximum resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. For processors, there is a choice between Intel Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 processors. The Toshiba Satellite A660 notebook can support maximum of 8 GB RAM along with the 620 GB of hard drive.

Coming to the Toshiba Satellite L670 and L650 notebooks, these notebooks are mid range notebooks. The Toshiba Satellite L670 has a 17.3 inches display while the Toshiba Satellite L650 has a 15.6 inches display. Both the notebooks have a choice to make from Intel Core i3, Core i5 and AMD processors. Supporting maximum storage of 500 GB, the models offer Slimline design along with the features like dedicated numeric keypad, flat designed keypad and a redesigned speaker setup that adds style to the notebooks.

The last model is Toshiba Satellite C650 which is the lower end model in this group. The Toshiba C650 notebook comes bundled with 15.6 inch TruBrite display along with the Intel Core i3 processor. The Toshiba Satellite C650 notebook can support maximum memory of 4 GB RAM along with the storage space of 500 GB.

Some of the common features of all the four notebooks are:

  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth
  • USB 2.0
  • HDMI Port
  • eSATA/USB
  • Memory Card Reader
  • Windows 7 Operating System
  • Optional Blu-ray optical drive on select models.

The initial release in European market is scheduled to be around May and June of this year. The new notebooks in Toshiba Satellite series will be available in US later this year.

Dell Unveils Latitude E4610 ATG Semi Rugged Notebook

Dell has recently unveiled a new semi rugged notebook named the Dell Latitude E6410 ATG. Based on the standard Latitude E6410, the new Dell Latitude 6410E ATG has been designed and tested to meet the MIL STD 810F standards. The MIL STD 810F standards determine that the notebook is resistant to shock, vibration, temperature, humidity and altitude, increasing productivity regardless of location or terrain.

Bundled either with the Intel Core i5 or Intel Core i7 processors, Dell Latitude 6410E ATG is a power pack semi rugged notebook that can deliver high standards when it comes to delivering performance. Apart from the discrete NVIDIA graphics card and an optional WXGA+ screen, the Dell Latitude 6410E ATG notebook has hard drives, RAM, webcam and WXGA screen same as the non-G.I. Joe model. With Dell’s Latitude “ON instant” feature, the notebook is similar to the standard version. Some of the features of the notebooks are as follows:

• Core i5 or i7 processor (up to i7-620M 2.66GHz)
• Up to 8GB DDR3 memoryOnboard Intel HD graphics
• Up to a 500GB 7200RPM hard drive
• Either a DVD burner or Blu-ray drive
• 14.1-inch 1280×800 outdoor viewable display
• Ethernet LAN, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, optional Bluetooth 3.0
• Optional Wireless 5620 (EVDO+HSPA+AGPS) or Dell Wireless 5540 (HSPA+AGPS) Mobile Broadband Mini Card.

Inside the Dell Latitude 6410E ATG notebook, there is a Dell’s Tri-Metal case, a fast response free fall sensor on the hard drive and a reinforced display for additional insurance.

The base model of Dell Latitude 6410E ATG notebook with Intel Core i5 processor and 1GB of RAM costs $2,114 while the model with Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, mobile broadband, and a Blu-ray drive will cost you around $5000. According to the latest update, Dell is accepting orders for Dell Latitude 6410E ATG notebook and it will start shipping Dell Latitude 6410E ATG notebook very soon.

Sony Hits Back With Vaio E Series

Sony is known for developing systems that are stylish, affordable and deliver high quality entertainment. This time Sony has a new addition to its range of Vaio laptop with new Vaio E series laptop range.

These Windows 7 based laptops are powered with Intel Core i5 dual core 2.26 GHz processor or with the Intel Core i3 dual core 2.13 GHz processor. The Vaio E series laptops have either a 3GB or a 4GB RAM, however these RAMs can be upgraded maximum to 8GB. Coming to storage, the Sony Vaio E series laptops have 500GB hard drive. There are some models in the Sony Vaio E series that have 320GB of hard drive.

There is a Blu-Ray drive in the high end models of Vaio E series along with the ATI Mobility Radeon HD Graphics. The standard models come with a CD/DVD drive and Intel HD Graphics. With display of 15.5 inches that can support maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, the E series laptops deliver a very high quality video output. Along with such a good video output, Sony Vaio E series laptops have stereo speakers with Dolby Home Theater v3 that deliver amazing sound output.

With such great video and sound output, you can connect Sony Vaio E series laptop to an external LCD or a plasma T.V with the help of the VGA port. There are three USB 2.0 ports with an eSATA-USB combo port that can be used for speedy transfer of data to and from other machines. Memory can be expanded using the Memory Stick slot and the SD card slot.

Vaio E series laptop also has a 0.3 mega pixel webcam that can be used while chatting on the Internet. Any external gadget can be connected to the Sony Vaio E series laptop with the help of Bluetooth. Wi-Fi and wired Gigabit LAN are also supported by Sony Vaio E series laptop.

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