Topic / Laptops

TECHGEEK Weekly 27: CES is driving us GaGa

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And we’re back officially. CES was in full swing, and we saw a lot of tablets, 4G phones and 3D from Sony. We also had crazy Harvey Norman trying to put GST on our purchases online, Facebook being valued at $50 billion and the Mac App Store launch – and hack. And yes, it is the first hour long podcast – and the only one as it seems. But, hey, […]

Acer’s 2011 notebook lineup unveiled at CES

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Acer Aspire AS8950G Laptop (Image: Acer) Featuring Intel and AMD’s latest advancements, Acer has unveiled its new laptop lineup for the new year at CES 2011. And, since we love being nice, we have piled up the entire list of laptop announcements into one blog post for you to scan and ease your gadget craving.

Razer’s new mobile PC gaming laptop concept – the Switchblade

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Razer has partnered up with Intel to bring a brand new concept – something we love to see at CES. Called the Switchblade, it is an Atom-powered laptop that not only redefines the keyboard for laptops, but also redefines gaming on laptops. The laptop concept’s changes how gameplay is done on laptops – with a multitouch display and a keyboard that changes every single time when you play a certain […]

HP’s CES 2011 Laptop and PC Announcements

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HP Pavilion dm1-3010nr (Image: HP/Verizon) While we covered the HP Pavilion dm1 already in a separate post, the company has released plenty of other laptops that should get some mention at CES. PAVILION DM1-3010NR & COMPAQ CQ10-688NR While having names that are very unpronounceable, the company is touting these two computers as the first notebook PCs to be on Verizon’s 4G LTE network. The Pavilion dm1-3010nr will be less than […]

Toshiba to bring AMD-powered budget notebook

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Toshiba Satellite C655 Series Laptop (Image: Toshiba) Toshiba is to bring out the Satellite C650 Series Laptop, that will target those who wish to get a cheap laptop but with reasonable features without sacrificing in quality. The company will use the new AMD E Series Accelerated Processing Unit with on-die graphics that include DirectX 11 support. The screen is a 15.6-inch display and the keyboard also features a 10-pad keypad […]

Dell goes 3D with new desktops and laptops

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Dell XPS 17 – The first 3D laptop from Dell (Image: Dell) Dell is about to join the long list of computer makers to have added 3D to their desktops and laptops, as it plans to have three desktops and laptops to allow customers to view their 3D content on their screen. And yes, you will need to wear the glasses.

Samsung to bring out really thin laptop – the 9 Series

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Samsung has just finished their press conference, and now we have some more products to get to. But when you thought the laptop was dead, Samsung brought out its thinnest and lightest laptop it has ever produced. Called the 9 Series, it features a 13.3-inch laptop, weighs less than 3lbs and it 0.64-inches thin. The 13.3-inch display promises to give the highest quality visual experience, according to Samsung, and has […]

Lenovo’s IdeaPad U1 (+ LePad) becomes reality – in China

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Remember last year when Lenovo presented this really cool laptop-tablet combination called the IdeaPad U1? Well, Lenovo has confirmed that the project isn’t dead – and will come out to market sometime in the first quarter of this year. Only problem – only in China. The device, which is a laptop but the screen can be pulled out to be a tablet computer a-la the iPad, will run on both […]

HP combines notebook features with netbook size with Pavilion dm1

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HP has brought a brand new notebook that promises to combine the performance of a standard notebook with the size and mobility of the netbook. Called the Pavilion dm1, it is less than 1-inch thick and features an 11.6-inch display. It also features an AMD processor and the latest VISION technology that has DirectX 11 graphics processing unit within the main processor. It also has 10.75 hours of battery life, […]

Lenovo to launch new ThinkPads in 2011

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As we near CES, we have gotten some more information on what to expect. Now, it’s Lenovo’s turn, with the company to release a whole slate of new laptops at this year’s event – with at least four new ThinkPads announced to the media (though Lenovo itself isn’t reporting it on its media site, how weird). One is called the ThinkPad Edge E220s, with a “hot new design” – according […]

TECHGEEK Podcast #22: It’s a series of tubes

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It’s the second to last show of the year! And we go off with some Wikileaks news, because that has happen to dominate the news, with all the hacking and arrests. Wow. As well, we discuss the new Facebook profile design changes, and the new Chrome OS laptop. We also find that Tom has had his internet capped, George Lucas is creepy, Steve Jobs has something he wants to say […]

La Boite Concept merges laptop desk and speakers

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Ever thought about having a laptop desk that has excellent speakers? Me neither, but the world of gadgets still amaze even those who don’t really give a toss about gadgetry. This one is no exception. La Boite Concept, an electro-acoustic research and development team in France, bring you a new laptop desk that has also a speaker system – the LD120. It looks stunning with its piano and natural leather […]

Dell finally ends Windows XP sales

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Microsoft has been trying to kill sales of Windows XP since Vista – and that was four years ago. Now as it reaches nearly its tenth year as an operating system, and trust me, that’s a pretty long time, Microsoft will finally see Windows XP see the death kernel as Dell has announced that it will stop the sales of Windows XP laptops on October 1. However, it isn’t up […]

Toshiba brings out dual-touch screen Windows laptop

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Well, not a surprise that Toshiba will try and enter the touch-screen devices market. However, having two on a laptop? Called the “libretto W100”, the laptop has two 7-inch wide touchscreens that equate to, apparently, a 1o-inch widescreen display. The device comes out during Toshiba’s 25th Anniversary. The laptop will be powered with a 1.20GHz Pentium processor, 62GB of storage provided by a solid state drive, 2GB of DDR3 memory […]

Google shows off port of Quake 2… on a browser with no Flash!?

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Yes, you have read that correctly. In an attempt to show off the power of HTML5 and its GWT engine, Google has created a port of Quake 2 – proving that a lot of people have a lot of time on their hands. Anyway, it is not an April Fools joke, and you can install it and battle your friends (because it is also multiplayer!). However, don’t expect to use […]

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