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HP EliteBook® and ProBook® notebooks

Business computers have been seeing a reinvention in terms of design and performance. HP has taken a step in this direction with its new line of HP EliteBook p and HP ProBook b and s series of smart laptops with added features. They come with performance features like Intel’s brand new second generation Sandy Bridge CPUs, USB 3.0, superior sound options and HD webcams.

HP EliteBook p series models include the 14-inch EliteBook 8460p and the 15.6-inch HP EliteBook 8560p with a new USB 3.0, SRS premium speakers and a battery with long backup time. It is built with attention to detail as can be seen from the sleek metal finish to its chassis, a one up from its predecessor. The HP ProBook p series forms a part of a bigger family consisting of a 13, 14 and 15 inch versions, namely the HP ProBook 6360b, 6460b and the 6560b. It comes with several utility features like a spill resistant keyboard, a brilliant HD DisplaySafe display unit packed with a smudge proof aluminum cover and magnesium reinforced ABS chassis. The highly efficient processors are bundled with Intel’s latest HD graphics solutions providing a wholesome multimedia experience at fast speed. They come with Intel Quick Sync Video technology that is a video transcoder which on being used with the inbuilt Intel graphics core helps deliver an unbelievable performance and video transcoding power that no GPU can match in terms of performance.

The HP ProBook s series bears close resemblance to the metal clad HP Pavilion range of laptops. It comes in various sizes ranging from 12-inch to 17-inch screens, namely the the 12.1-inch HP ProBook 4230s, 13.3-inch 4330s, the 14-inch 4430s, the 15.6-inch 4530s, and the 17.3-inch 4730s all power packed with an amazing array of features including Intel’s latest second generation Sandy Bridge processors speakers with SRS Premium Surround Sound and also a security feature in the form of a fingerprint reader that is oriented so as to avoid accidental swipes. They are available in a varied price range. The HP EliteBook 8460p for $999, HP EliteBook 8560p for $1,099, the HP ProBook b series for $799 and the HP ProBook s series for $579. HP is building on its performance delivery capabilities and reaching out to new markets.

AT&T® to Release Motorola® Atrix 4G

Motorola, Lenovo, Dell, HTC, and quite a few others are changing the dynamics of the smartphone and tablet market stoday. Technology and form factor are changing so rapidly that one wonders what products will be launched in years to come. With Intel, AMD, Tilera, NVIDIA, and others bringing in drastic changes in processor and chip technologies, innovations are being made in application technology in the smartphone and tablet markets.

Motorola like Lenovo and others is bringing to the fore products which will make the future of laptops, notebooks and netbooks redundant. This extreme shift in technology is catching some of us unawares. The Motorola Atrix is an apt example of what we refer above.

The Motorola Atrix 4G or WebTop as it is called is principally a smartphone which can be used as a fully functional laptop using a Dual Core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor. It is the first smartphone using the PenTile QHD display with 24 bit graphics. The Atrix has also been called the Nirvana phone, with its docking hardware and super high resolution graphics display. The CES 2011 awarded the Motorola Atrix with over 9 awards in the smartphone category from various players in the market. Motorola Atrix is an Android based smartphone with 1 GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory, expandable by 32 GB, totaling to 48 GB, is expected to be a head turner.

The 4 inch PenTile QHD display, 540 x 960, touch based smartphone, with 5.0 MP Dual LED Flash camera, with full 1080 pixel video capture, supported via software, as also a VGA front facing camera for video conferencing, is impressive. The fingerprint scanner on the Android 2.2 / 2.3 with HSPA at 14.4 Mbps and NVIDIA Tegra 2 Dual Core 1 GHz Cortex A9 with GE Force ULP, makes the Motorola Atrix a power packed, feature rich smartphone.

The accessories available as announced expanding the functionality of the Motorola Atrix 4G, include the Laptop Dock, the HD Multi-media Dock, the Vehicle Dock and the Standard Dock. The Motorola Atrix has redefined the logistics angle of smartphones – are we looking at carrying our laptops in our palms, or even beyond that” You can carry a mobile phone around, power packed, moving without the bulk of a laptop around, but performing as a laptop back at the home or office, where more computing power is essential, beyond what is available on the move. The Atrix has merged both the worlds of smartphone and desktop PC into one.

The sleek media player application, with powerful audio and video is something to reckon with. The docking station presently running the Android, with future Motorola version of Linux revisions probable has an interesting web browser app built in. Once docked in, the laptop station has interesting multi-tasking features enabled. The phone window within the WebTop display, easily togglable is also impressive. Make calls and receive phones with the in-built speaker phones and mic provided on the docking station, or even the Bluetooth headset, making the smartphone feature alive, even when docked.

Sony® brings out new, lighter and faster VAIO S notebooks

Video Audio Integrated Operation or VAIO is a sub-brand of computer products from Sony, the world leader in entertainment electronics, computers, cameras and a wide range of other areas. Over the years, starting from 1967, with their SOBAX Electronic Desktop Calculator as a start, in the field of computing, Sony has been, setting various milestones, in the computer arena. Sony is also on the verge of introducing a Tablet computer in the very near future.

Sony VAIO made a name for itself in the laptop market with their popular, all time trendy, slim, Magnesium body, first generation VAIO notebooks, slowly setting pace, introducing the world’s smallest and lightest laptop, and have never looked back since then. Over the years, trendy, low-priced sub-notebooks mainly for web browsing and emailing, is what Sony positioned itself into, worldwide.

Besides these trendy, powerful, lightweight devices, Sony has always had the docking station as part of its laptop package. Among the many firsts, the CCD camera with the MMX Pentium Processor, 3.2 GB hard drive, the LCD with the double hinge allowing tilting of the screen, sleek less than 10 mm thick notebooks and the first Blu-ray Disk Notebook offered in the world, viewing and editing HD Video in full resolution etc. are some of the highlights of Sony VAIO.

The new Sony VAIO S series, made waves in the market once again with the Ultra Slim form factor, wide range of colors in full flat design, fast boot facility and, twin battery configuration in the exclusive Sony magnesium housing make the Sony VAIO S series, stand out in the crowd. This 24 mm thin notebook, with an aluminum palm rest features a double battery option, doubling the runtime.

The base unit comes with a standard battery, an internal Lithium Polymer based battery, with a life of 7 hours between charges. Sony introduced a second additional battery, which can be added to the base of the notebook, without even switching off the device. This second battery can also be charged separately from the internal on-board battery of the Sony VAIO S.

The 1366 x 768 resolution low reflection coated display, the ambient light sensor, for adjusting the brightness of the display automatically, based upon surrounding light makes this product unique. The Core i7 2620M processor, 8 GB DDR3 memory, and a Blu-ray or DVD Super Multi Optical Drive enhance the performance of the Sony VAIO S.

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.

Lenovo® launched ThinkPad laptops with 30 hour battery life

Lenovo recently revealed its newest range of six new ThinkPad notebooks running on Intel Sandy Bridge range of powerful Core and Core vPro processors. The range includes the T420s, T420, T520, L420, L520 and W520 models, all designed keeping in mind business usage, with vast improvements to their battery life and performance in comparison to the previous generation of notebooks.

The T420 is supposed to provide users battery backup time of nearly 15 hours with the standard nine-cell battery which is a part of the system. With an additional nine-cell battery, battery back time of 30 hours can be achieved. The whole range comes with powerful graphics supplement of NVIDIA’s Optimus technology which comes with the additional automatic switching between integrated and discrete graphics components for a wholesome visual experience. Further features which give these notebooks a boost are separate microphone modes for private and conference call for video and voice conferencing experience.

The 720p webcam allows you to do video conferencing. They also come with inbuilt noise cancelling technology to bury out keyboard noise and provide emphasis on a single voice to provide clarity. However, the famed battery life comes with a rider; it is achieved with an extended battery pack which is an accessory and not just with the battery already part of the system. Also adding on to its battery life and other features is the fact that the T420 is extremely light weighing a mere 1.8 Kg. It also has HD LED display providing a resolution of 1600×900 which gives its users the capability of running 720p videos without downgrading them. In the audio department the notebook features superb Dolby Home Theatre v4 sound system for a good audio experience that would add on to the already superb video experience.

Lenovo has made sincere efforts to provide standardized accessories so as to provide easier deployment in large enterprise environments and across various businesses. The T-, W- and L-series come with a standardized docking station, with batteries that can be easily swapped between different models of the same notebooks. Also security features like encrypted hard drives, fingerprint scanners for identification and log on etc. are available.

This new range of notebooks from Lenovo including the T420s, T420, T520, L420, L520 and W520 will be available this March, with prices $1,329, $779, $909, $719 and $1,329, respectively. These new notebooks from Lenovo raise the bar of business laptops with added functionalities and quality graphics and video solutions. Also the added battery life is an added advantage for the business users. Lenovo has taken a new step forward in mobile business computing with these notebooks. Now we will have to wait and see the consumer’s response to this technology.

HP Aims to Ship Nearly 50 Million Notebooks in 2011

Hewlett–Packard, which is usually referred to as HP, is one of the biggest computer manufacturers in the world.  HP undoubtedly has real big plans for 2011.  HP plans to sell nearly 50 million notebooks in 2011.  According to the latest data, HP has the biggest share of the worldwide PC market. The original equipment manufacturer, or OEM as it is said, is all set to maintain that No. 1 spot by concentrating on notebook shipments.

Referring to Taiwan-based OEMs and component makers, according to DigiTimes, HP is confident to ship around 45 million to 48 million notebooks in the year 2011. The notebooks will also consist of WebOS tablet PCs. The site Engadget reported that HP will announce their tablets with WebOS. There will be two models, Topaz and Opal. It is speculated that the Topaz features a 9-inch screen while the Opal has a 7-inch screen. Both will run on a 1.2 GHz processor and will not have buttons. The tablets will have a front camera, a microUSB port and three speakers to reproduce stereo sound.

According to reports, the total notebook shipments of HP were 39 million in 2010. That way, HP is looking to ship about 9 million more notebooks in 2011 than it did in 2010. HP will also ship a Windows 7-based tablet (Slate 500); the source also indicated that WebOS models will be the mainstream of HP tablets, with the acquisition of Palm. WebOS tablet PC’s development was accomplished by the year 2010. The shipments will hopefully begin in March 2011. Now, one has to see whether HP will accomplish its goal or not; it will be known only at the end of the year. It might be possible that the WebOS tablets will assist them attain their goal.

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