Hot Hardware has caught wind of some hot news regarding the “revolutionary new Vaio” on the Sony Japan and Sony New Zealand websites. The Sony Vaio P-Series laptop takes a slim and sleek form, and features a 1.33GHz Intel processor, up to 60GB HDD or 128GB SSD, and runs on the 32-bit Windows Vista Home Premium or Home Basic operating system. The eight-inch LED display delivers a resolution of 1,600 by 768 pixels. The new Vaio P-Series laptop is easily portable without compromising performance. And style-wise, it’s not hurting either, available in Crimson Red, Champagne Gold or Black Silk. No details yet on pricing or a release date, but interested laptoppers can expect more on the Vaio P-Series laptop on January 9. Sony
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The sweet little NEC La Vie L Series laptop is now even sweeter with its multi color options. Available in white, pink, black and red, the La Vie L Series laptop will surely make a bold first impression. But beyond its looks, this 15.4-inch laptop features some pretty cool specs too, namely a 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo processor, Intel graphics, 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD, HDMI out and a FeliCa port. The brightly hued new La Vie L Series laptops are available in Japan as of tomorrow, at a price of approximately $1,950. NEC.
The Thermaltake Xaser S1000 laptop cooler is a hot new accessory that's for the laptopper who has everything. Designed to accommodate laptops from 12 to 15 inches, the Xaser S1000 laptop cooler features a sleek black aluminum design with a pair of 70mm blue LED fans. The Xaser S1000 laptop cooler's design pulls air from dual suction vents and directs it toward the base of the laptop, quickly cooling it down when things get hot to improve your laptop's performance. The adjustable-speed fans run quietly, and are powered via your laptop's USB.
For something a little larger, another cool gadget is the Thermaltake Tai-Chi S laptop cooler. The Tai-Chi S accommodates laptop from 12 up to 17 inches, and cools them using a passive, fanless method. With a design that's based on the "chimney effect," the Tai-Chi S laptop cooler features hollow aluminum tunnels that pull cool air in while releasing the heat generated by your laptop. The cool gun-metal finish and ergonomic advantage to laptop positioning make the Tai-Chi S laptop cooler a much-have.
Looks like the New Year will being something more than good tidings – the highly anticipated new Samsung NC20 laptop will be arriving in early February 2009. The ultra-portable the NC20 laptop features a slim profile and a 12.1-inch LCD display with a 1.3GHz VIA Nano U225 processor, 1GB RAM and 160GB HDD. The NC20 laptop will keep you connected with Wifib/g, Bluetooth 2.0 and a 1.3 megapixel webcam, and it comes with a 3-in-1 memory card reader. The NC20 laptop will retail for approximately $628. Samsung
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The special-edition HP Mini 1000 Vivienne Tam laptop made a splash and rave reviews. This red-hot designer Mini 1000 laptop struts its stuff with a 1.6GHz Intel Atom Processor N270, a Graphics Media Accelerator 950, up to 1GB DDR2, and either a 16GB SSD or a 60GB HDD. The 10.2-inch WSVGA HP LED Brightview Infinity display is certainly easy on the eyes, as is the laptop's sleek exterior styling. Boasting a hot-red background with an exotic floral print, the laptop is sure to turn a few heads. “When I was approached by HP to create a special-edition notebook, I could see the design in my head instantly,” said Tam of her laptop design. “The notebook is a true reflection of the needs of a modern woman who cares about fashion but is also passionate about her technology. I wanted to create a notebook that would appeal to women of all ages, ethnicities and income levels across the globe.” Another feature that’ll have the others Green with envy – the Mini 1000 laptop is ENERGY STAR qualified. So now the only question is, can you really put a price on true style? The Mini 1000 Vivienne Tam laptop is now available at a starting price of $699.99. HP.
Adding to Dell's popular Studio laptop line-up, the new Dell Studio 14 laptop has just hit Malaysia, and although nothing is official yet in the U.S., hopes are high that this cool laptop will find its way stateside soon. The Studio 14 laptop is designed to help you "get creative and get connected," according to Dell. The laptop features an easily portable design with a 14.1-inch LED-backlit display boasting a resolution of 1,280 by 800 pixels. The laptop comes equipped with a powerful 2.10GHz Core 2 Duo T8100 processor, X3100 integrated graphics, 2GB RAM, a 250GB HDD and a slot-loading DVD. The Studio 14 laptop is available in seven cool colors, and retails for approximately $1,038. Dell.
With no official details yet from HP or Compaq, Notebook Italia has taken the reigns in providing the scoop on the latest ultra-mobile laptop release with the new HP Compaq Mini 700 laptop. The laptop, which is now available overseas, packs lots of goodness in its 10-inch frame. The Mini 700 laptop sports a 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 processor, GMA950 integrated graphics, 1GB DDR2 RAM and Windows XP Home running the show. As for extras, the Mini 700 laptop comes loaded with a webcam and microphone, a built-in card reader, Ethernet, and ports aplenty including audio in/out and a couple of USB 2.0. The 10.2-inch 1,204-by-600-pixel display is complemented by a pair of Altec Lansing speakers. WiFi, Bluetooth and HSDPA are all optional on the Mini 700 laptop, which is now selling for approximately $594. HP and Compaq
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With the holidays in full swing, the cool new pine-scented Asus F6V laptop will certainly infuse the festive spirit into your laptopping. You no longer have to get a Christmas tree to savor that unmistakable scent! The F6V laptop gently diffuses a fresh pine fragrance when exposed to air. The laptop’s green aroma is accompanies by a funky, green chassis boasting a leafy vine design, evoking thoughts of forest and trees every time you have it in your hands. Flip it open, and the excitement continues with a 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T5800 processor, 2GB RAM, up to 320GB HDD, Vista operating system and a DVD drive. A 13.3-inch display rounds out this aromatic, 2kg package. The F6V laptop retails for $1,599. Asus
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IBM has unveiled the ultimate mobile workstation in the new IBM Lenovo ThinkPad W700 laptop. This new laptop is certainly an impressive piece of work on its own, with its imposing 17-inch 1,920-by-1,200-pixel primary display, complemented by a foldable 10.6-inch LED backlit secondary display with a resolution of 768 by 1,280 pixels. The ThinkPad W700 laptop is powered by one of Intel’s Core 2 Duo, Core 2 Extreme and Core 2 Quad Core Q9100 processors, and comes equipped with Nvidia Quadro Express graphics, 4 GB RAM, 4 GB Intel Turbo Memory and 64 GB SSD. Additional features of the ThinkPad W700 laptop include an integrated webcam, an onboard WACOM palm rest digitizer and pen, dual-link DVI, WiFi, and ThinkPad layered security, all wrapped neatly into a 10.9-pound package. The ThinkPad W700 laptop with dual display is available starting this month and continues to roll out through January 2009. IBM.
CES 2009 will be a veritable tech paradise, and among the many amazing releases coming in the next year, one to watch out for is the Intel Convertible Classmate PC laptop. Set for its official unveiling at the show, the convertible Classmate PC ultra-mobile laptop is the newest 8.9-incher to hit the market, boasting a durable chassis matched by equally hard-hitting features. The Classmate PC laptop will sport a 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 processor, a 60GB HDD and Windows XP operating system. Dubbed the “net-vertible,” the laptop’s 8.9-inch touch-screen display swivels, offering the convenience of a tablet computer. The Classmate PC laptop will reportedly start shipping in mid-January. No word yet on pricing though. Intel
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Laptop maker Targa has managed to include some great features in a small package with an equally small price tag attached to it. The new Targa Traveller 1016 laptop sports a 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor, and comes equipped with 1GB RAM and a 160GB HDD, packed into an easily mobile, 10-inch, 2.9-pound body. The compact display delivers 1,024-by-600-pixel resolution. The Traveller 1016 laptop also sports a trio of USB ports, 802.11b/g/draft-n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a memory card reader, and is topped off with a 1.3-megapixel webcam. And starting today, the Traveller 1016 laptop is available for purchase at your local Lidl grocery store in Germany at a retail price of approximately $475. Targa
Japan’s Mouse Computer is proving that bigger is better with its latest release of the 17-inch Mouse Computer mBook GX580X laptop. The new mBook GX580X laptop is a powerhouse in its own right, equipped with an awesome 2.8GHz Core 2 Duo processor, 1GB GeForce 9800M GTX, 4GB RAM and a 500GB HDD. The 17-inch display delivers a resolution of 1,920 by 1,200 pixels, allowing for crisp picture and vivid color, ideal for watching movies on the built-in DVD super-multi. The laptop also comes with a webcam, and Wi-Fi to keep you connected. The mBook GX580 laptop retails for approximately $3,177. Mouse Computer.
Fujitsu’s ultra-mobile laptop lineup is getting a facelift (and a total overhaul) with the official launch of the Fujitsu LOOX R laptop. Released in Japan with two new models, the LOOX R laptop may be small, but it’s already made a big splash on the laptop scene. The LOOX R/C70 laptop sports a 128GB SSD, the choice of Vista Business or XP Pro operating system, and comes equipped with Bluetooth 2.1+EDR and a 12.6-hour battery. The LOOX R/C50 laptop runs Vista Home Premium operating system and comes with a 320GB HDD, Bluetooth and a 12-hour battery. Both the LOOX R/C70 and the LOOX R/C50 laptop sport a sleek 12.1-inch, 1,280-by-800-pixel display, an optical drive and an exterior of understated style. The LOOX R/C70 and the LOOX R/C50 laptops retail for approximately $3,000 and $2,500 respectively. Fujitsu
The recent influx of cool gaming laptops isn’t quite over yet – the newest exciting addition to 2009’s action-packed line-up is the Clevo M98xNU gaming laptop. This awesome 18.4-inch laptop sports a big and bright 1080-pixel display, and the laptop runs on an Intel Quad Core processor with dual Nvidia 9800M GTX GPUs, DDR3-1333 RAM support and a hybrid graphics system. The M98xNU gaming laptop is geared for its official unveiling in March at the 2009 CeBIT in Germany. No word yet on a public release or pricing. Clevo
Starting December 14, the Acer Aspire One laptop is available at RadioShack at an unbelievable price. The Aspire One laptop weighs just 2.2 pounds, and sports a classic piano-black finish. Inside you’ll find an Intel Atom processor, 1GB RAM, a 160GB HDD, built-in memory card readers including dedicated SD and 5-in-1, and Windows XP operating system running the show. The laptop also comes with built-in 3G capability, 802.11b/g wireless, an integrated webcam and a crystal-clear 8.9-inch LCD display that delivers function with portability. Until December 20 – just in time for the gifting season – you can pick up the Aspire One laptop for under $99.99 at 4,400 RadioShack locations nation-wide when combined with qualifying AT&T mobile broadband service. Acer